ADVICE THAT BITES
I asked a friend why he was catching fish and I wasn’t. He told me I’d have better luck if I put the worm in my mouth to warm it up so it would wiggle more in the cold water.
“Just grab it by the tail; it can’t bite you back there.” Spinner sharks don’t count in that category, apparently. —DOUGLAS FISHER
After four cold hours of hunting muskies, I caught my first big one. A dude I was with said, “Just lip it like a largemouth.” The center tooth went straight through my thumb. I only made that mistake once.
“When fishing streamers, prick your fingers with the hook so the trout smells blood and thinks it’s a real minnow.” —TYLER STRAIGHT