On the eve of my favorite fishing industry event, ICAST, I’m packing my bags and ironing out the details of my busy 3-day schedule.
Not unlike a kid on the night before Christmas, I’m also overcome with optimism and exuberance because this is an event that, in many ways, will set the course for the fishing industry for the following year. And for a “bass geek,” nothing evokes exuberance like having all the new fishing gear and all the big industry players under one roof.
To me, it’s also much more than a barometer for the overall industry. It’s also an opportunity to set the pace for my next season, which is why it's important to act professional.
Though I feel I've been successful at presenting myself in a professional manner, I've learned some lessons that have been key to an enjoyable and productive time at fishing’s main industry show.
Do you want to learn how sonar, GPS and mapping works? Do you want to know how to interpret images on your fish finder? Well, Miles discusses these subjects in detail in a recording of his latest webinar: "Simplifying Electronics"
Viewer Question: "Hey I love the show. There is a lake in Morris IL that's supposed to be loaded with many different types of fish, called Heidecke Lake in Grundy county. Me and my friends go there and we have no luck because we don't know how to fish from shore there. We try everything and no luck. Any suggestions?" -Sean
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Miles "Sonar" Burghoff will co-host a multi-species fishing show that will debut in January on NBC Sports, the Sportsman Channel and Destination America. The show, co-starring fellow tournament angler Joey Nania, is called "Sweetwater."
“This is a project that I am really excited about,” said Burghoff. “This show has a whole new and fresh feel to it, which will be a great way to showcase some of the best fishing action, techniques and lakes around the country. I think Sweetwater is the show that freshwater anglers have been waiting for.”
Added Nania: “Sharing my passion for the sport of fishing is something I have always strived to do. I’m so excited to be able to continue doing that with the incredible platform Sweetwater will provide.”
The show is a product of SE Multimedia, the creators of Saltwater Experience and Into The Blue.
“Sweetwater combines youth and enthusiasm for bass fishing with the high production quality of our other shows. We are extremely excited about the future of this show,” said SE Multimedia co-owner and Saltwater Experience co-host Tom Rowland.
I want to apologize for not being as on top of this column as I normally am. It’s not that I don’t have anything to report – in fact, the exact opposite is true.
I've had such a tremendous travel schedule and workload so far this season that it seems that time has passed by faster than Marty McFly had ever experienced. I can't believe it's already almost April!!
Looking back at my last Sonar Sound-Off write-up, I'm blown away at how much I need to bring you all up to speed on, and I kind of cringe at the thought of having to breeze over some things that deserve their own treatment. But alas, due to my procrastinations, I must review the last couple months at light speed.