It’s been a long off-season but it’s time to get back to the fishing. This year should prove to be pretty interesting. The schedule looks pretty good and the lakes that I’m headed to should be fun to fish. But before the fishing gets started, I’m going to be participating in Got Fish! at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, this Saturday (Jan 26).
Over the years I’ve been involved, Got Fish! has become one of my favorite events of the year. Unlike most of the other appearances that I make, where all that’s involved is giving a talk about fishing and maybe answering some questions afterwards, Got Fish! is a panel discussion where the audience gets to ask the panel questions.
This panel discussion gives the audience a unique opportunity to get information on the specific areas of fishing in which they are interested. Past discussions have ranged from favorite baits, knots, specific applications and techniques, Mississippi lake information, equipment questions, seasonal patterns and even how each of the panelists would fish a specific lake if they were fishing on the day of the event.
With the panel discussion format, you get to hear firsthand how each of the panelists goes about approaching a lake, rigging a bait or even how he sets up his boat and electronics. Every year, there has been information that can help both the novice angler and the experienced bass fisherman or woman. The only limits are time and your questions.
This year’s version of Got Fish! has two panels, bass at 9:00am and crappie at 10:45am. I’ll be on the bass panel along with Teb Jones, Austin Banks and Pete Ponds. And there’s plenty to do besides listen to us talk. There will be scuba divers feeding the fish in the Museum’s tanks, knot tying demonstrations and all of the exhibits that make the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science special. So bring the whole family and see what the Museum has to offer. I’ll see you there!
Thanks to the sponsors who make this all possible: Lowrance Electronics, Phoenix Bass Boats, Denali Rods, BoatUS Angler, Power Pole, Costa del Mar Sunglasses and Mississippi Van Lines. Without all of you, none of this would be possible.