Boats are a hassle. You have to park that big thing somewhere, then tow it to the water when it is fishing season. Then you have to care for it, since it is rusting and getting damaged just sitting there in your driveway.
Live bait makes it easier to catch bigger predatory fish, but they’re more expensive than dead bait and obviously need to be kept alive until they’re used. That’s why veteran commercial fisherman Rink Varian thought of Zombait, a device that makes dead fish move underwater.
If you’re the outdoorsy type who likes to fish, a new project is up on Indiegogo that will help you improve your catch. The project is called ReelSonar and it’s a high-tech fishing bobber. It looks pretty much like a normal fishing bobber except it has sonar technology inside, and can communicate with your smartphone.
Fishermen are always talking about the one that got away. Clearly, that’s because they aren’t using the right hook. See this one? There’s a tiny hole in the bottom of the shaft. When a fish gets caught and yanks on the hook, the consequences are deadly.
What was the last thing you bought at a vending machine? A can of soda? A magazine? A bike? A gold nugget? Live bait? Woman’s Day’s Brynn Mannino made a list of some of the weirdest vending machines we have today.
The Humminbird RF35 uses GPS technology to allow its user to “see” where the fishes are in an easy to read, Game and Watch-style wrist mounted LCD display. Its remote sonar sensor can detect fishes within a 75-foot radius up to a depth of 120 feet.
The first release of the iPhone game Flick Fishing got rave reviews. Now Freeverse, the creators of Flick Fishing, are adding even more fishing fun with version 1.2 of the game.
Aside from new fish and new fishing spots, the update also brings a tournament mode to the game.
Here’s another silly accessory for your Nintendo Wii controller. It’s a fishing rod that snaps on to your Wii-mote so you can feel more immersed when you’re catching digital fish in those weird fishing simulation games.
The upcoming fishing game HOOKED! Real Motion Fishing for the Nintendo Wii will ship with a goofy looking fishing rod attachment for the Wii’s controller. While the Wii-mote will be used as the fishing rod, you’ll rapidly “reel in” the line by using your Nunchuk controller.