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Most INFORMATIVE fishing shows?

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Despite some shows not actully "catching thier own fish," fishing shows on TV is a very useful learning tools that is much easier to concentrate on than reading. What do yall think are the most informative shows on TV?

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Infisherman/Angling Edge

Fishing University

Bill Dance

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I said this before, but Bill Dance explains things very well right up there with Angling Edge, Classic Patterns also explains why things are happening instead of just how to catch fish.

I know that the OLN has already added some new shows, but I wish I got The Outdoor Channel here too.

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ANGLER ON TOUR  By: Joe Thomas

It is Aired on the Outdoor Channel, its a specialty channel you have to order, GREAT channel, I love it

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Infisherman shows are suppose to be 100 percent real caught fish unlike a lot of other shows. All the classic patterns and angler on tours are good too and also get my approval. Bassmasters on TV you can learn some. You can watch how some of the pro's work there baits and what gets them strikes.  

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Hands down classic patterns

Couldn't say it better myself.  Angler on Tour is also great to see how a tourney fisherman tries to put together a pattern before a tourney.

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I'd have to go with "In Fisherman"

I well remember when Al Lindner left 'Fishing Facts' magazine to startup

his own hardcore magazine in 1975 (In Fisherman). I was a charter member

and still have their first so-called Study Reports. Each one was a masterpiece!

They begun with incredible naivety though, and actually believed they could cut it

without any advertisements. I personally corresponded with Al Lindner

(letters which I still possess today), until he became overwhelmed by letters.

Today of course he's retired, but In Fisherman persists with the same high quality

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I'll say Roland Martin. He mainly fishes in Florida in lakes that I actually fish... Okeechobee, Lake Kissimmee, West Lake Toho, Jupiter Inlet, etc...

I've never cared much for the In-Fisherman. They mainly fish up north catching Walleyes and whatnot.

Actually, any fishing show is better than most of the junk on tv, but Martin is my favorite.

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I sure would like to fish the lake that Bill Dance films his show on, sure is alot of toads in that place. I assume it's private

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Another one that I learn a lot from that hasn't been mentioned is Hank Parker -- Outdoor Magazine.  I also like People Who Fish (my wife thinks Billy and Bobby Murray are cute ::)).

But just to try to take this string in a little different direction -- is it really important if the guy on the show is actually catching the fish or not?  I have always heard stories about these guys not actually catching the fish and wonder, so what??

I watch the shows for what I can learn about what they are doing, I will often channel surf while Bill Dance, Roland, etc. are reeling in the fish, cause I don't care.  I come back to see what they are saying about what caused 'em to bite or how they are working the bait.  Most of these shows are commercials for the sponsors, but again, who cares?  I watch all the guys I fish with to learn what I can about what they are doing, doesn't mean I go running out to BPS or Wally World to buy what they were using, but I might.

My vote would be 24 hour/day bass fishing on TV, but then I would have to quit my job and get a divorce >:(

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Schooled by Denny Brauer saved my summer.  This was my first year having a boat and fishing in the spring was easy I could through gum on a hook and catch fish.  When summer came and it got hot I had no idea how to catch fish.  One day I was watching "schooled" and Denny was on some lake in Texas showing what he would have done and broke out a tube and started fishing lay down.  He caught some real nice ones, I came on here asked you guys what tubes you liked ( got a great responce) and enjoyed the rest of my summer catching fish. So thanks not only to Denny but you guys also.  :)

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Another one that I learn a lot from that hasn't been mentioned is Hank Parker -- Outdoor Magazine.

But just to try to take this string in a little different direction -- is it really important if the guy on the show is actually catching the fish or not? I have always heard stories about these guys not actually catching the fish and wonder, so what?(

I once heard from a good source that most fishing shows are a lot more rigged than people realize. The only time I ever notice anything funny is when they reel in the bass and it just lays there while the guy is talking about how he caught it. No flapping around or nothing. That always makes me wonder how long ago they actually hooked into the fish.

As for Hank Parker, I can't stand that show. How many kid fishing shows does that guy do? If he's not kid fishing, he's just sitting in his living room talking about the old times... ugh. And that accent - "I'm just a good old boy Hank Parker" drives me nuts. Oh well, to each their own.

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