It’s time to address a handful of questions from my Facebook fans. I’m really impressed with how my fans are constantly seeking to improve their fishing knowledge and understanding, so it’s my pleasure to share as much instruction and detail as I can. Here’s a sampling of the questions I get through Facebook: Q: What’s the best way to get a hooked fish out of thick pond grass?
I’ve had several questions posted to Facebook asking me questions about the various aspects of being a professional angler. Let me say right up front that it’s the greatest job in the world. But make no mistake about what I’m saying. It’s a job.
Another one of our Facebook readers, Dustin Keys, wants to know what out-of-pocket baits I use, and why. By out-of-pocket I assume he means those lures that I buy myself, those that do not come from sponsors. In truth I don’t use a lot of them. I have top-shelf sponsors. Their baits seem to work in most situations I’m faced with in B.A.S.S. tournaments. There are exceptions, however.
I was asked on Facebook what it was about fishing that sparked my interest and what made me want to make a career out of it. Here’s my answer.
Don Barone talks to Canadians competing in the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional. One of them can hear crawdads scurry.
Don Barone talks to first responders, the people who stand by us in times of need, during his visit to the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #3 presented by Allstate in Detroit, Mich.
Noah Lamb, 19, has learned the value of catch and release with a twice-caught bass. Now, he's learning the value of camaraderie within the B.A.S.S. Nation.
Overall the Delaware River was a positive experience. But it wasn't roses and sunshine, and I resent to being told to shut up about it.
Every ounce will count on the Delaware River. Be sure to choose wisely for your Fantasy Fishing team.
db has a message for anyone complaining about the tough fishing on the Delaware River.