When you interview someone who has been tournament fishing since he was 13, you know you are talking to someone who knows a bit about fishing. What is super cool is the influence Connecticut angler Matt Miner’s father had on him and his love of fishing, especially tournament fishing. Enjoy
Learning from really smart anglers is what DockTalk365 is all about. And this interview is a great case example of the wisdom from the angler’s that are interviewed on this blog. This interview is with Elliott LaRose. Elliott is a Connecticut angler that knows his fishing. I tapped his fishing mind and got a wealth of info. I love his take on rod selection and fishing strategy. Elliott also highlights his favorite local waters and gives us specifics on how he fishes them.
Well Lake Champlain and Vermont aren’t the first places I think about when thinking about hot spots for Crappie fishing. The attention from National fishing articles focuses on the amazing largemouth and smallmouth bass fishery of Lake Champlain. But Crappie bass? Then I found the Instagram page of Dylan Smith and saw that this guy catches a lot of crappie and some very big crappie on Vermont waters including Champlain. Dylan was kind enough to take some time to fill all of us in on his approach to Crappie fishing on Lake Champlain as well as the Connecticut River in Vermont.
I try to be very selective about who I pick for my interviews. I don’t just interview every angler. I only interview those who I believe, usually judging by their social media, will provide interesting reading for fans of Dock Talk 365. So, a few weeks ago, I did this amazing interview with Jeremy. At the end he mentioned his friend Elliot was a really interesting guy to talk to. I started checking out Elliot’s Instagram and realized that he fit right into the folks I interview here. As you will see, Jeremy was so right about his friend. Elliot gives us the breakdown on his perspectives about fishing. His personality and passion shine through his words. Here is what Elliot shared…
Can I tell you how much I love custom and small bait companies? If you see my tackle boxes, you will see that I almost exclusively buy from small manufacturers, primarily in the Northeast. I am in no way against the bigger companies. They have a very important role in the fishing industry and for the most part, deliver quality products to anglers. But what I love about the smaller bait makers is the passion for fishing that comes through when you talk about their baits. I also love their attention to detail. They need to know that every bait that gets shipped out is of the highest quality. They simply can’t afford to ship out baits that don’t meet their highest quality standards. Loaded for Bass is one of these great companies. Based in Connecticut, these guys are putting out quality baits and have a deep rooted passion for fishing, inspiring the work they do. Read to learn more about their company as well as one of the best fishing stories, ever, at the end.