Being a professional angler is the dream of so many anglers. Boston’s Gene Ellison is one of those anglers living this dream. Gene not only has developed his very successful The Fishing Machine brand but also has made a powerful impact on our sport. So when Gene agreed to the interview, I knew there was a lot to cover. This is a must read for all anglers with professional fishing aspirations. Gene offers a number of unique takes on what it takes to be a successful full-time or part-time professional angler. I find Gene’s take on sponsorship particularly interesting. This is one of those interviews that you will want to read and reread. There is a lot here that will make you think.
As the weather warms more and more anglers start thinking about stalking streams and rivers for trout. Here in the Northeast, we are blessed with numerous world class trout waters. One of the best of these waters is the Delaware River. The River’s East and West Branch produce some of the best trout fishing in the world. Fifield Outfitters can take you out for an amazing day of trout fishing on the Delaware. They also fish throughout New York for lots of different species even including night fishing trips for long nose gar. We spent some time getting to know everything Fifield Outfitters offers anglers.
I interviewed Dean Wormell, author of the Gin Clear blog. He mentioned during the interview that his son Matt is a guide in the Adirondacks. I figured that the apple wouldn’t fall from the tree and that Matt would be a great interview just like his dad. Indeed, I was correct. Matt took some time to fill us in on his background and his fishing in the Adirondacks. As the title of the interview says, Matt gives us his 5 top things about fishing this region. If you have ever been to the Adirondacks, I am sure you will agree with why he loves fishing there. If you haven’t, his list is definitely going to make you want to go. So keep reading for that list of 5 as well as a lot more about Adirondacks fishing.
I had the chance to get to know New Hampshire angler Alex Butterworth. Alex is an avid fisherman. Like most of us reading DockTalk365, Alex is passionate about the sport of fishing. He particularly loves bass fishing, both largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Alex was kind enough to fill us in a bit more about his New Hampshire bass fishing and the tools he uses to catch big fish.
I am not an tournament angler. I do not think it is in my makeup, and I am a bit old to get started. That said, I have so much respect for tournament anglers, particularly an admiration for their mental toughness. When I noticed Lucas Bogosian on Instagram, I could tell this young man was a confident dedicated young professional angler. So I focused this interview on the mental game of professional fishing and specifically for Lucas, the mental game from the perspective of a 21 year old trying to move forward in his professional fishing career. So whether you want to make a career out of fishing or are like me and have a ton of respect for those who do, I am confident you will enjoy learning about what gives Lucas that mental competitive edge.