Transcript: Studio 2's Fishing Special | Jun 06, 1996

A clip shows Steve Paikin sitting in a motorboat. He is in his forties, clean-shaven, with short curly brown hair, and is wearing a black jacket and an orange life vest.
Beside him sits a man in his fifties, clean-shaven, wearing an orange life vest, and a beige cap.

Steve says GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY,
I'M STEVE PAIKIN.
WELCOME TO THE FABULOUS HONEY
HARBOUR AREA, WHERE TODAY
I AM GOING TO LEARN HOW TO
FISH, WITH MY GOOD FRIEND
HENRY WASZCZUK.
HENRY USED TO PLAY FOR
THE HAMILTON TIGER CATS.
HE'S NOW THE STAR OF
CANADIAN
SPORT FISHING
AND, HENRY,
SHE'S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE.
SHE'S WAITING FOR
US, I CAN TELL.

Henry says YOU SEEM PRETTY EXCITED.
SO AM I.
WE'VE GOT A GREAT
FISHING MACHINE.
GREAT WEATHER.
ARE YOU READY?

Steve says I'M READY TO FIND MOBY DICK.
LET'S GO GET HIM.

Henry says ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.

(music plays)

Several clips show people of all ages fishing in rivers and lakes.

Steve narrates says IT'S JUST A STRING TIED
TO THE END OF A STICK.
A SPORT THAT DOESN'T RECOGNIZE
AGE, GENDER, OR TIME.
IT'S ALL IN THE WRIST...
AND THE ATTITUDE.

A clip shows a woman sticking an earthworm into fish hook.

The woman says OKAY, NOW THIS WILL
HURT YOU MORE THAN ME.

Steve narrates says ONTARIO HAS GONE FISHING.

A man narrates says WHAT ARE THEY HERE FOR?
TO GET THEIR FIX.
I THINK IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
ONCE YOU GET INTO THIS,
IT'S SORT OF ADDICTIVE.

A clip shows a man in an interview.

He says ANY DAY FISHING IS
BETTER THAN WORKING.
I DON'T WANT MY BOSS
TO HEAR THAT, BUT...

A clip shows a man releasing a recently caught fish. He is holding the fishing hook in his right hand.

He says WHY A FISH THAT BIG WILL GO
AFTER SOMETHING THAT SIZE IS
ABSOLUTELY
COMPLETELY BEYOND ME.
BUT THEY DO.
AND THERE'S THE
PROOF OF IT.

Several clips show fish in the water, and people fishing.

A woman says YOU DON'T JUST GRAB A
ROD AND REEL AND GO OUT
AND START FISHING.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE FISHING
FOR, AND THE TYPES OF BAIT AND
TACKLE TO USE, AND WHAT
YOUR IMPACT IS ON THE WHOLE
ECOLOGY, YOU KNOW, THE
SYSTEM FOR THE FISH.

Steve narrates says HENRY WASZCZUK LEFT HIS
FISHING PARTNER, ITALO,
AT HOME, TO SPEND A DAY ON
THE LAKE WITH STUDIO 2
AND REMIND US WHAT
FISHING IS ALL ABOUT.

A clip shows Steve and Henry fishing on the motorboat.

Henry says LET IT GO AT 1 O'CLOCK.
IT'S PRETTY WELL
LIKE A GOLF SWING.
WHAT YOU WANT TO
DO IS, YOU GRAB IT.
LET ME JUST SHOW YOU WHERE
THE RELEASE SHOULD BE.
SO WHAT YOU DO IS YOU'VE GOT
YOUR FINGER ON IT, RIGHT?
SO YOUR RELEASE IS,
WATCH, OKAY, LET GO.
LITTLE BIT HIGHER.
UP THERE.

Steve says I SEE.
YOUR KIDS LIKE FISHING?

Henry says ABSOLUTELY.
I THINK THAT'S A BIG THING.
SO MANY CHILDREN LOVE TO FISH.
I GET A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT
COME, YOU KNOW, THEY SAY,
MY KIDS WANT TO LEARN HOW
TO FISH, WHAT DO I DO?
I HAVE THIS OLD MITCHELL ROD
AND REEL, DOES IT STILL WORK,
OR DO I NEED A BIG
BASS BOAT LIKE THIS?
I GO, NO, NO, I SAYS, THE BEST
THING ABOUT KIDS, JUST, YOU
KNOW, A WORM AND A BOBBER, AND
JUST FISHING RIGHT OFF THE
DOCK, AND LET THEM SEE
THAT FLOAT GO DOWN.
THE EXPRESSION ON
THEIR FACE IS SO GREAT.

Steve says THIS IS REALLY MUCH MORE
A FAMILY AFFAIR NOW
THAN IT EVER WAS, ISN'T IT?
IT'S NOT JUST A
GUY'S THING ANYMORE.

Henry says ABSOLUTELY.
I THINK EVERYBODY JUST WORKS
A LOT HARDER, AND THEY WANT
QUALITY TIME.
AND A LOT OF TIMES BECAUSE
THEY ARE WORKING HARDER THEY
ONLY HAVE TWO OR THREE WEEKS,
YOU KNOW, TO GET AWAY.
AND WHEN THEY TAKE A LOOK
AT EVERYTHING IT'S AT ONE
PARTICULAR MOMENT THEY WANT
TO GET AWAY, AND THE KIDS GO,
YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE FAMILY,
THE WIFE ENJOYS FISHING, AND
I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, IN MOST
CASES, WOMEN OUT-FISH THE GUYS.

Steve asks AM I GETTING
THE HANG OF THIS?

Henry says YOU'RE DOING WELL.
I THINK, IN THE BEGINNING,
I SAYS, UH-OH, WHAT ARE
WE GOING TO DO HERE?
GET THE BOBBER ON FOR YOU, BUT
YOU ARE DOING REALLY WELL.

Steve asks HOW DID YOU GET INTO
THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE?
I REMEMBER YOU AS
A FOOTBALL PLAYER?

Henry says WELL, I ALWAYS FISHED
FOR A LIVING, YOU KNOW?
I ENJOYED FISHING, AND WHEN I
HAD TWO OR THREE YEARS LEFT
ON MY CONTRACT WITH THE
TICATS, I SAID, YOU KNOW, I
MET ITALO, AND I SAID, YOU
KNOW, MAYBE I'D LOVE TO FISH
FOR A LIVING, COULD I DO IT?
I HAD A CHARTER BOAT ALREADY,
AND ACTUALLY, THAT'S HOW
I GOT MY START, WAS FISHING
IN MY CHARTER BOAT,
PLAYING WITH THE TICATS.
I WAS TAKING OUT
SO MANY PEOPLE.
THERE'S ONE LITTLE STORY THAT
I DON'T LIKE TO MENTION TOO
MUCH, BUT --

Steve says YOU'RE GOING TO
TELL IT HERE ANYWAY.

Henry says YEAH, I'M GOING TO TELL
IT HERE ANYWAY BECAUSE
I THINK THAT'S WHAT
REALLY GOT THINGS GOING.
I WAS FISHING A DERBY.
St. CATHARINE'S GAME FISH
ASSOCIATION WAS RUNNING ONE.
AND THE FIRST, TWO, THREE DAYS
OF THE TOURNAMENT, I BELIEVE,
I CAUGHT THE BIGGEST
COHO SALMON, RIGHT?
SO I WENT TO THE WEIGH
STATION, WEIGHED THE FISH IN,
AND LEFT IT IN MY COOLER.
MARKED THE FISH,
WEIGHED IT, I'M LEADING.
THREE WEEKS LATER, I'M STILL
WINNING, AND I WIN THE WHOLE
THING, RIGHT?
SO THIS IS GREAT.
I GOT A MOTOR, CASH,
EVERYTHING ELSE.
SO ALL OF A SUDDEN WHAT
HAPPENS IS THEY CALL ME UP
AND SAY, HENRY, WE WANT
YOU TO BRING THE FISH IN.
AND I GO, WHAT DO YOU
MEAN, BRING THE FISH IN?
I SAYS, IT WAS WEIGHED,
AND I CUT THE HEAD OFF,
AND THAT WAS IT.
HE SAYS, YOU ATE THE FISH?
WE'VE GOT TO DISQUALIFY YOU.
NEXT DAY, CANADIAN
PRESS, CP RAN IT.
“HUNGRY CAT EATS FISH.”
I LOST THE MONEY, I LOST
EVERYTHING, BUT MY CHARTER
BOAT WAS BOOKED.
SO THAT WAS THE
START OF MY FISHING.

They cast their fishing lines at the same time and they collide in the air.

Henry says OOPS.

Steve asks NOW, WHAT HAPPENED THERE?
WHAT DO WE DO?

Henry says I DIDN'T SEE YOU COMING
ACROSS THE TOP.

Steve says THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL
CAST, HENRY.
THAT'S AN AVERAGE CAST, STEVE.

Henry says YOU'RE NOT DOING TOO BAD.

Steve says FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS
OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
I'M TRYING TO GET
THE HANG OF IT.
THIS, I GATHER, IS SORT OF
MORE CONVENTIONAL FISHING,
AS OPPOSED TO WHAT THE PURISTS
DO, THE FLY FISHING?

Henry says WELL, FLY FISHING IS A REALLY
BIG GROWING SPORT RIGHT NOW.
IT'S DEFINITELY A
DIFFERENT TYPE OF CAST.
WE'RE USING SPINNING GEAR.
YOU CAN USE BAIT CASTING GEAR
FOR CONVENTIONAL GEAR,
BUT I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, THERE'S
NOTHING LIKE FLY FISHING.
I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

Steve says WE'VE GOT A NICE PIECE ON ONE
OF THE MASTERS OF FLY FISHING.
HE'S A GUY NAMED IAN JAMES,
WHO IS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE
CANADIAN NATIONAL
FLY FISHING TEAM.
AND HE'S GOT HIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD
BUDDY, WILLY, OUT FOR SOME
FLY FISHING.
AND LET'S SHOW YOU
THAT RIGHT NOW.

Henry says GREAT.

A clip shows Ian James fly-fishing in a stream. He is clean-shaven, has short balding brown hair, and is wearing a white shirt, and a green vest.

Ian says FLY FISHING, IN MY OPINION,
IS ONE OF THE MOST INTIMATE
FORMS OF ANGLING.
IT'S A GREAT EXCUSE
FOR BEING OUTSIDE.
MOST FLY FISHERMEN ARE JUST
HAPPY TO GO OUT AND WET A LINE.
AND IF THEY CATCH
SOMETHING, GREAT.
AND IF THEY DON'T, WELL,
THAT'S EQUALLY GREAT.
I'VE GOT SOME FLY RODS, AND
WHEN YOU PICK THEM UP, YOU'VE
GOT THESE GREAT MEMORIES OF,
OH, I FISHED WITH IT AS A BOY,
OR I USED IT OUT HERE ONE DAY
WHEN WILLY GOT HIS FIRST FISH.

A clip shows Ian with his son Willy in his home. Willy is four years old, has short brown hair, and is wearing a brown sweater with a deer drawing in it.

Ian asks ALL SET?

Willy asks WHAT ABOUT MY FISHING ROD?

Ian says YOU BETTER GO GET IT.

Willy says OKAY.

Ian says OKAY.

A clip shows them walking outside.

Ian asks WHAT KIND OFTEN FISH DO YOU
THINK WE'LL CATCH TODAY, WILLY?

Willy says PIKE?

Ian says PIKE?
MAYBE SOME CRAPPIES.

Willy says CRAPPIES.

Ian says WHAT ELSE?
SUN FISH?

Willy says OKAY, SUN FISH.

Ian says OKAY, SUN FISH.
AND SOME ROCK BASS?

Willy says OKAY.

A clip shows Ian with Willy at the coast of a lake. Willy has a fly fishing rod in his hands.

Ian says THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLY
FISHING AND SPIN FISHING IS
THAT IN SPIN FISHING, YOU
HAVE A LURE ON THE END
OF SOME MONOFILAMENT.
YOU THROW OUT THE LURE, AND
THE LINE GETS DRAGGED ALONG
BEHIND IT.
IT GOES FOR THE RIDE.
IN FLY FISHING,
YOU CAST THE LINE.
THE FLY HAS NO WEIGHT, SO YOU
CAST THE LINE, AND THE FLY
GETS PULLED ALONG FOR
THE RIDE BEHIND IT.
WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SHOW
WILLY TO DO IS A ROLL CAST.
IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF
THE SIMPLEST CASTS
IN FLY FISHING TO MAKE.

Ian shows Willy how to cast the line.

Ian says PIN IT UNDERNEATH YOUR FINGER.
THAT'S IT.
NOW, YOU'RE DOING IT.
FLIP IT.
BACK.
STOP.
AND FLIP.
THAT'S IT.
ONE MORE.
THAT'S IT.
BRING IT BACK.
START THE ROD UP.
GET THE, WAIT A
MINUTE, WAIT FOR IT.
DOWN.
AND THEN JUST TUG IT.
THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO.
TUG, TUG, LET IT SIT THERE.
TUG, TUG, AND LET IT SIT.
TUG, TUG.
IT'S NOT LIKE SPIN FISHING
WHERE YOU ARE CONSTANTLY
REELING THE LINE IN.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET THE
FLY MOVE THROUGH THE WATER
COLUMN FAIRLY NATURALLY, AND
THE FISH WILL FIND IT AND
HOPEFULLY TAKE IT.

A clip shows Ian sitting at the coast.
A caption reads “Ian James.”

Ian says THERE WAS A GROUP OF GENTLEMEN
I TAUGHT TO FLY FISH.
THERE WERE THREE OF
THEM IN PARTICULAR.
AND THEIR WIVES
BECAME FISHING WIDOWS.
THEY WERE LEFT AT HOME WHILE
THEY WERE OUT FLY FISHING ALL
OVER SOUTHERN ONTARIO.
THE LADIES GOT FED UP WITH
IT, AND THEY HIRED ME FOR A
WEEKEND ON THE CONDITION I
DIDN'T TELL THEIR SPOUSES.
WE WENT OUT, AND WE TIED
FLIES, AND WE FLY FISHED FOR
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY OF A LONG WEEKEND.
WHAT HAPPENED WAS ON ONE
OCCASION THEY WERE ALL SITTING
AROUND AT THE COTTAGE, THE
CHAPS ARE OUT FLY CASTING OFF
THE DOCKS, AND ONE OF THE
LADIES SAID, OH, LET ME HAVE
A SHOT AT THAT.
IT CAN'T BE THAT DIFFICULT.
AND PICKED THE ROD UP, AND DID
A FEW SORT OF DUFFER CASTS,
AND BELTED OUT
20 YARDS OF LINE.
AND THEN SENT HER FRIEND,
MAVIS, COME DOWN HAVE A SHOT
AT THIS.
IT'S REALLY EASY.
IT PROVES THAT
ANYBODY CAN FLY FISH.

A clip shows Ian standing in a stream with his fly fishing rod.

Ian says OKAY, THIS IS A ROLL CAST.
THIS IS ONE YOU USE WHEN THERE'S
A LOT OF OBSTACLES BEHIND YOU,
OR YOU USE IT A
LOT IN RIVER FISHING.
THE FORWARD CAST.
YOU'LL USE THIS A LOT FOR
DISTANCE AND FOR ACCURACY
AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
THE SIDE CAST IS BASICALLY AN
OVERHEAD CAST TURNED SIDEWAYS
WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO SLIP THE
LINE UNDERNEATH TREE BRANCHES
AND LIMBS AND
THINGS LIKE THAT.

A clip shows Ian unknotting a fishing line from a tree branch.

Ian says WHEN YOU BEGIN FLY FISHING,
DON'T BE TOO DISCOURAGED IF
MOST OF YOUR FLIES END UP
HERE LOOKING FOR ELUSIVE
TREE TROUT.

Several pictures show flies of different shapes and colours.

Ian says THROUGH THE VICTORIAN ERA,
FISHING FLIES DEVELOPED INTO
TINY PIECES OF ART.
AND PEOPLE WOULD NOT ONLY USE
THEM TO FISH WITH, BUT THEY
HAD TO LOOK AESTHETICALLY
PLEASING SITTING IN THEIR FLY
BOX SO THEY COULD GO OUT TO
THE RIVER, OPEN UP THEIR BOX,
AND SEE THESE WONDERFUL
CREATIONS INSIDE THEIR BOX,
THEN ACTUALLY TAKE ONE
OUT AND FISH WITH IT.
SOMETIMES FLIES ARE TIED UP WITH
INCREDIBLY WACKY MATERIALS,
OR VERY OBSCURE STUFF.
ON ONE OCCASION, SOMEONE
MISHEARD WHAT I'D SAID ON THE
RADIO, AND I ACTUALLY RECEIVED
A DEAD BUDGIE, IN A ZIPLOC
BAG THROUGH THE MAIL.
IT WAS ALL PACKAGED UP.
AND WE CALLED THE LADY UP, AND
I SAID TO HER, YOU KNOW,
YOU REALLY DIDN'T HAVE TO
SEND ME THE WHOLE BIRD.
A FEW FEATHERS WOULD'VE
BEEN QUITE NICE.
IT'S A NEAT WAY OF REMEMBERING
YOUR PET, YOU KNOW?
I JUST DON'T WANT TO GET
A COUPLE OF ROTTWEILERS
THROUGH THE MAIL.

A clip shows Ian sitting at a table at the coast of a lake. On the table, there is a box with flies, and a wire reel.

Ian says THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT
STYLES OF FISHING FLIES.
AND THEY CAN FALL INTO
ONE OR TWO CATEGORIES.
THE FIRST STYLE OF FLY IS AN
IMITATIVE PATTERN, SOMETHING
LIKE THIS.
THIS IMITATES A CASED CADDIS.
IT'S A TYPE OF BUG A
FISH WOULD ACTUALLY SEE.
IT IMITATES SOMETHING THE
FISH HAS EATEN BEFORE.
THE SECOND STYLE OF FLY
IS AN ATTRACTOR PATTERN
LIKE THIS CATS WHISKERS.
IT JUST ATTRACTS THE FISH.
THEY GRAB IT.
YOU SET THE HOOK,
AND THERE YOU GO.

A clip shows Ian and Willy luring a fish in a fishbowl with a fly.

Ian says GET HIM NICE AND WET.
DOWN HE GOES.

Willy says DOWN HE GOES.
I'LL HOLD IT.

Ian says OKAY, YOU TUG HIM.
GIVE HIM A FEW LITTLE TUGS.
SO WITH THE CATS WHISKER,
THERE'S A LOT OF FLOWING AND
A LOT OF MOVEMENT TO THE FLY
BECAUSE THE FEATHER ON TOP
THAT'S MADE OUT OF MARABOU,
THE DIFFERENCE IS THE CATS
WHISKER LOOKS LIKE NOTHING
THE FISH HAVE ACTUALLY
EVER EVER SEEN BEFORE.
IT JUST AGGRAVATES THEM, AND
GETS THEIR ATTENTION, AND
THEY'LL COME UP AND
THEY'LL BITE IT.

A clip shows Ian standing in a stream with his fly fishing rod in his hands.

Ian says THIS IS THE TYPE OF FLY THAT'S
PERFECT FOR PIKE OR PICKEREL.
IT'S GOT LONG
FLOWING FEATHERS.
AND BY MANIPULATING THE LINE
UNDERNEATH MY FINGER, I CAN
MAKE IT TWITCH AND DANCE AND
DO THINGS ON THE SURFACE.
THE ONLY OTHER SPECIES I'VE
TAKEN ON A FLY OF THIS SIZE
WAS A SNAPPING TURTLE
ABOUT 15-16 POUND.
AND IT WAS VERY ENTERTAINING
GETTING THE HOOK BACK OUT
OF THAT THING'S MOUTH.

A clip shows Ian sitting at the coast.

He says IF YOU LOOK AT A LOT
OF MODERN ADVERTISING,
THERE'S A LOT OF FLY FISHING
IMAGES IN THERE, AND THE MOVIE
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
WAS ANOTHER GOOD EXAMPLE.
AND MOSTLY YOU'LL SEE THE LADS
BELTING OUT 60 TO 80 FEET OF
LINE IN ORDER TO MAKE IT
LOOK GOOD FOR THE CAMERA.
PEOPLE FIND THAT INTIMIDATING.
BASICALLY, IF YOU CAN FIND
FISH IN A RIVER, IF YOU CAN
READ THE RIVER, OR IF YOU SIT
LONG ENOUGH, THE RIVER WILL
TELL YOU WHERE THE FISH ARE.
AND ONCE YOU CAN LOCATE THEM,
THEY'RE VERY EASY TO CATCH,
GENERALLY SPEAKING.

A clip shows Ian standing in a shallow river with his fly fishing rod in hand.

Ian says AND IF YOU LOOK HERE,
WE HAVE AN EDDY.
WHICH IS FORMED AS THE RIVER
COMES DOWN THROUGH HERE.
AND HERE, IT'S NICE AND FAST.
THE FISH WILL SET RIGHT TO THE
EDGE OF THIS EDDY BETWEEN THE
FAST WATER AND SLOW WATER, SO
THEY CAN INTERCEPT ANY TYPE
OF FORD ORGANISM THAT'S
DRIFTING DOWN THROUGH HERE.
IF YOU ARE A TROUT, YOU
LIVE IN THIS FAST, BUBBLY,
OXYGENATED WATER.
IT'S ONE OF THE
THINGS TROUT LOOK FOR.
IF YOU'RE A PIKE, ON THE OTHER
HAND, YOU'LL SIT MORE IN THIS
NICE, SLACK, CALM, ALMOST
BATHTUB-TYPE WATER.
UNDERNEATH THIS TREE,
UNDERNEATH THESE SNAGS,
UNDERNEATH THIS BRANCH, YOU'LL
FIND SOME SMALL MOUTH BECAUSE
WHEN THEY ARE UNDER THERE, THEY
ARE PROTECTED FROM PREDATORS.
THE PREDATORS CAN'T GET AT
THEM BECAUSE OF THE LOG JAM.

A clip shows Ian sitting on a rock at the coast of a lake.

Ian says SO FAR I'VE GONE OUT AND SHOWN
YOU HOW TO CAST, HOW TO FIND
FISH IN A RIVER, AND
HOW TO TIE THE FLIES.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO WALK OUT
AND SEE IF WE CAN ACTUALLY GET
ONE ON ONE OF THOSE FLIES.

He walks towards the lake and takes out a fly from a small box.

Ian says WHAT WE'LL DO TODAY IS WE
ARE GOING TO USE A SMALL
MINNOW-TYPE FLY.
IT'S CALLED A STUDIO 2 FLY,
SEEING WE'RE DOING THIS
FOR
STUDIO 2.
WE'VE BEEN FISHING THIS
FLY FOR SEVERAL YEARS,
AND IT'S NEVER
REALLY HAD A NAME.
ALL WE ARE GOING TO DO IS
DEBARB IT BY PINCHING IT DOWN
WITH THE PLIERS.
THEN WE'LL TIE IT ON, MAKE
A SIMPLE OVERHAND CAST,
AND WE SHOULD GET SOME FISH.
THROW IT OUT, LET IT SINK,
KEEP A LOW PROFILE, TOUCH THE
FLY VERY QUICKLY SO IT LOOKS
LIKE A VERY SMALL MINNOW.
ONCE I START TO BRING IT BACK
QUICKLY, SOMETHING SHOULD GO
AFTER THIS.
THERE HE IS.
GOT HIM.

He pulls and reels the line in.

Ian says OH, FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW.
WOW.
OH, LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS.
OH.
YES, MOM, I CAN CATCH FISH.
THAT'S A LOVELY FISH.
HERE WE GO.
HAVE TO ROLL THE SLEEVES
UP TO LAND THIS GUY.
WHOA.
THERE WE GO.
OKAY, YOU'RE COMING IN.

He grabs the fish with both hands and takes it out of the water.

Ian says WHOA.
THAT
IS A BIG FISH.
AND THAT IS PURE LUCK.
IF YOU'RE LUCKY, YOU CAN
ACTUALLY CATCH SOMETHING
LIKE THIS.
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.
JUST LOVELY.
AND LOOK AT THE TINY
WEE FLY IN ITS MOUTH.
IF YOU CAN SEE IT IN THERE.
THERE HE IS.
NOW, WE'LL GET THE
FLY OUT QUICKLY.
WE'LL PUT HIM BACK IN, AND
HE'LL BE OFF AND RUNNING.
WHY A FISH THAT BIG WILL GO
AFTER SOMETHING THAT SIZE IS
ABSOLUTELY
COMPLETELY BEYOND ME.
BUT THEY DO.
AND THERE'S THE
PROOF OF IT.
SO WE'LL JUST HOLD
HIM IN THE WATER.
UNTIL HE FIGURES
OUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

He releases the fish in the lake.

Ian says AND OFF HE GOES.
WOW.
THEY'RE NOT ALL
FISH STORIES.
THAT WAS A BIG FISH.
WHOA.

A clip shows Steve and Henry fishing on the motorboat.

Henry says I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, WHY
DON'T WE GO TO A NEW SPOT.
SEE IF WE CAN GET
SOME FISH OVER THERE.

Steve says THAT'S A DEAL.
THAT'S A DEAL.

(music plays)
Several photos and clips show women fishing.

Steve narrates says UP NEXT, LIKE FATHER, LIKE
SON, LIKE MUM AND SIS.
MAKE ROOM ON THE BOAT
FOR WOMEN ANGLERS.

A clip shows a woman fishing on a pier.

She says WHEN YOU ACCOMPLISH
SOMETHING, LIKE EVEN CASTING.
I WAS SO THRILLED, I WAS,
YOU KNOW, I WAS SO THRILLED
THAT I'D MADE A NICE CAST.
AND IT WAS SO SIMPLE.

(music plays)

A clip shows Steve and Henry fishing in a lake.

Henry says IS IT GORGEOUS OR WHAT?

Steve says IT'S UNBELIEVABLE
OUT HERE TODAY.
JUST GORGEOUS.
I'M TOLD THAT WOMEN ARE
FISHING IN HIGHER NUMBERS
THAN EVER.
WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THAT TO?
HOW COME?

Henry says WELL, I THINK IT STILL GOES
BACK TO THE SAME THING,
YOU KNOW, TALKING ABOUT
FAMILY LIFESTYLE.
BUT I THINK WOMEN ALWAYS
ENJOYED FISHING, BUT THEY WERE
NEVER ASKED, SO THEY NEVER
WANTED TO ASK, AND NOW THEY
HAVE THIS TIME TOGETHER,
AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT,
WOMEN ARE VERY GOOD ANGLERS.
WE EVEN HAVE OUR OWN
TELEVISION SERIES,
IT'S CALLED
NATURAL ANGLER.
AND KAREN MONAGHAN IS
THE HOST OF THAT ONE.
WHEN I THINK OF THE
VIEWERSHIP, HOW MANY PEOPLE
JUST LOVE TO GO OUT LIKE THIS,
AND THE WOMEN REALLY ENJOY IT.
I THINK IT'S GREAT.

Steve asks WHY WOULD WOMEN BE ANY BETTER
FISHERS, ANGLERS, THAN MEN?

Henry says WELL, I THINK THE BIGGEST
THING IS PATIENCE.
I DON'T THINK, YOU KNOW, MOST
MALES, I THINK, OR THE BIG
THING ABOUT CATCHING A BIG
FISH, OR CATCHING QUANTITY OF
FISH, AND WHEN THEY ARE OUT
THERE, THAT'S THE BIGGEST
THING THEY HAVE ON THEIR MIND.
AND THEY ARE BRINGING
THE LURE OUT TOO QUICK.
AND I THINK WHEN A WOMAN
GOES OUT, LITTLE BIT MORE
PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE.

Steve says GUYS ARE TOO DUMB AND
MACHO IS WHAT'RE SAYING?

Henry says WELL,
YOU
SAID IT.
NOT ME.
WAIT A MINUTE,
THERE'S AN APPLAUSE.
LOOK AT ALL THOSE
WOMEN APPLAUDING.

Steve says WE SENT A PRODUCER OUT TO
DORSET, ONTARIO, WHICH IS NOT
THAT FAR AWAY FROM HERE, TO DO
A STORY ABOUT A NEW PROGRAM
THAT TEACHES
WOMEN HOW TO FISH.
THEY HAD 120 PEOPLE IN IT
THIS PAST, I GUESS, SPRING,
AND THIS FALL, THEY'VE
GOT 200 ENROLLED.
SO IT'S A GROWING
THING, OBVIOUSLY.

Henry says SO YOU'RE SAYING
THEY NEED INSTRUCTORS.
MORE INSTRUCTORS?

Steve says I DON'T THINK I
SAID THAT, NO.
CHECK IT OUT.

Henry says THAT'S GREAT.

A clip shows a woman fishing on a pier.

A woman narrates says I WANT TO LEARN THE
BASICS OF FISHING.
AND I'VE JUST RETIRED, AND I
WANT TO DO THINGS THAT I HAVE
BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR A LONG,
LONG TIME, AND NOW I HAVE
THE TIME TO DO THEM.

A clip shows a group of women threading fishing lines.

A woman says THEN WE ARE GOING TO TEACH
YOU HOW TO THREAD THEM THROUGH.

A woman narrates says I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN
HOW TO DO IT, BUT NOBODY WAS
EVER THERE TO TAKE ME
OUT AND SAY, OKAY,
THIS IS WHAT YOU
ARE SUPPOSED TO DO.
SO IT TOOK A COURSE LIKE
THIS TO JUST GET ME
OUT THERE AND JUST DO IT.

A clip shows a woman showing the group how to cast a fishing line. She is in her forties, has long wavy blond hair, and is wearing a blue jacket, black cap, and black rimmed glasses.

She says ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
VERY IMPORTANT, OKAY?
BEFORE YOU CAST.
SO I WANT YOU TO FREE CAST.

A caption reads “Jocelyne Izumi. Instructor.”

Jocelyne says I THINK WOMEN ARE STARTING
TO LEARN TO JUST LEAVE THEIR
WORK AT HOME, AND JUST GO
OUT AND LEARN TO RELAX
AND ENJOY THEMSELVES.
IT'S NOT JUST THE FISHING
PART, BUT IT'S ALSO ENJOYING
THE NATURE, WHAT'S
AROUND YOU.
NOTICING THE WILDLIFE, AND
BEING OUT AWAY FROM THE
STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT OF
THE CITY, AND JUST ENJOYING
RELAXING OUTDOORS.

A clip shows a woman sticking an earthworm into fish hook. Jocelyne is standing beside her.

She says OKAY NOW THIS WILL
HURT YOU MORE THAN ME.
AH.
[laughter]

A clip shows Jocelyne showing another woman how to do it.

Jocelyne says TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER.

The woman says WE COULD TRAIN IT TO JUMP.

Jocelyne says IT'S NOT TOO BAD.

Jocelyne narrates says THEY SEE THAT OTHER PEOPLE
MAKE TRIALS AND ERRORS, AND
HAVE A GOOD TIME IN SPITE
OF IT, AND IT'S LESS
INTIMIDATING, AND THEY COME
OUT AND GAIN MORE CONFIDENCE.

Jocelyne says OKAY NOW, HOOK IT THROUGH.

The woman asks WHERE?
RIGHT THERE?

Jocelyne says YEAH.
OKAY, RIGHT THROUGH,
RIGHT THROUGH.
THERE, YOU DID IT!
EXCELLENT.
EXCELLENT.

A clip shows a woman standing on the pier. She is in her late forties, has long brown hair, and is wearing a blue jacket and a white turtleneck.
A caption reads “Jacquie Basilii.”

She says WHY AM I INTIMIDATED?
SEE BECAUSE I'M A
FEMALE, THAT'S WHY.
AND I'M INTIMIDATED.
RIGHT.
THAT'S NOT RIGHT, YEAH.
SEE, NOW, FOR INSTANCE, IF I
DO THIS IN FRONT OF MY SON,
THIS IS WHERE THE
FIGHTING STARTS.
SEE THERE?
RIGHT THERE.
NOW, YOU WATCH, I'LL GO TO HER,
AND WATCH HOW PATIENT SHE IS.

A clip shows Jacquie giving a fishing rod to Jocelyne.

Jacquie says HERE YOU GO, JOCELYN,
HOW DO I UNDO THIS MESS?

Jocelyne says OH, WELL, NOW YOU WANT
ME TO UNDO YOUR MESS?

Jocelyne says SEE, SHE'S LAUGHING.

Jocelyne says NOW, LET'S SEE.
WE'LL PUT THE
LURE IN THE WATER.
SEE, THE BEST POSITION FOR
UNTANGLING YOUR LINE IS TO
BRING YOUR ROD FACING DOWN.
YOU OPEN YOUR BELL, AND YOU
HAVE TO WORK WITH THE LINE.
IT TAKES A LITTLE
PATIENCE, BUT...

Jocelyne says I WASN'T SURE IF THEY
WERE GOING TO BE CRITICAL
OF MY TEACHING, OR
PRESENTATION, BUT I FEEL
A BIT COMFORTABLE NOW
BECAUSE I SEE, YOU KNOW,
THEY JUST WANT TO LEARN THE
BASIC SKILLS, AND THEY ARE
JUST LIKE ME.
THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT
THEY GO FISHING TO HAVE FUN.

A clip shows a woman fishing on the pier.

She says HEY.
THE FISH JUMPED.
SOMEBODY ELSE'S CASTING.
DARN.
CAN'T BE THAT LUCKY, EH?

A clip shows a woman in her thirties sitting on the pier. She has long blond hair, and is wearing a gray jacket and a red cap.
A caption reads “Annie Zulian. Instructor.”

Annie says I'VE HEARD MEN SAY WOMEN ARE
BETTER ANGLERS BECAUSE THEY
HAVE BETTER CONCENTRATION,
OR THEY HAVE A FINER TOUCH,
OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
AND I WAS SAYING, I THOUGHT IT
WAS REALLY THAT WOMEN LISTEN,
THE FIRST FEW TIMES THEY GO
OUT TO WHAT THEY'RE BEING TOLD.
THEY LISTEN, AND THEY TRY AND
DO IT EXACTLY HOW THEY ARE
BEING TOLD, SO THEY HAVE
MORE BEGINNER'S LUCK.
IT'S NOT REALLY LUCK.
IT'S JUST THAT
THEY ARE LISTENING.

A clip shows a group of women sitting at a table. An instructor is showing them different lures.

The instructor says LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS
YOU CAN PUT ON THEM.
THE OTHER THING THAT'S REALLY
POPULAR TO PUT ON IS PORK.
THE PORK TRAILERS.
AND THAT'S WHERE THE TERM
JIG AND PIG COMES FROM.

A clip shows a woman in her late forties, with long wavy brown hair. She is wearing a blue sweater and a silk scarf.
A caption reads “Edy Ferrier.”

Edy says YOU DON'T JUST GRAB A
ROD AND REEL AND GO OUT
AND START FISHING.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE FISHING
FOR, AND THE TYPES OF BAIT
AND TACKLE TO USE, AND WHAT
YOUR IMPACT IS ON THE WHOLE
ECOLOGY, YOU KNOW, THE
SYSTEM FOR THE FISH.
ANYWAY, I KNOW WHAT I
WANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY.
A NEW FISHING POLE.

A clip shows Edy and Annie fishing.
Edy casts the line.

Annie says OKAY, SO YOU ARE
WATCHING THE LINE.
DON'T START REELING YET.
OKAY?

Edy says IT'S A LITTLE BIT SLACK.

Annie says I THINK IT'S ON THE WATER.

Edy says YEAH.
I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN, YEAH.

Annie says SO AS YOU ARE JIGGING IT
BACK, YOU ARE JUST LIFTING
IT OFF THE BOTTOM.
IT'S NOT COMING
UP A LONG WAY.

Edy says SO YOU'RE NOT REALLY
JERKING IT, JUST A LITTLE.

Annie says AND IT JUST TAKES A SECOND.
AND THEN SOMEBODY
CROSSES YOUR LINE,
AND EVERYTHING'S DONE WITH.
[laughing]

Annie says I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY
PHYSICAL BARRIERS, BUT I DO
THINK YOUR EQUIPMENT DOES HAVE
TO MATCH YOU SIZE-WISE AND
STRENGTH-WISE, TO SOME DEGREE.
I TOLD SOME OF THE WOMEN IN
MY BASS CLASS, FOR INSTANCE,
THAT THEY SHOULD BE WATCHING,
IF THEY ARE GOING TO BUY A
ROD, TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT
SEVEN AND A HALF FEET LONG
BECAUSE THAT'S
TOO LONG FOR THEM.
THEY SHOULD WATCH THE
HOOKS THEY ARE USING.
I USE A SLIGHTLY SMALLER HOOK
FOR FISHING BASS THAN MY
HUSBAND DOES.
I KNOW TO TELL THEM THAT
BECAUSE OVER THE YEARS, I'VE
LOST A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF
FISH BECAUSE I DON'T SET
THE HOOK AS HARD.
THESE ARE JUST THINGS THAT
HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH.
AND SOON AS THE EQUIPMENT
IS CHANGED, THEY WORK FINE.

A clip shows an instructor showing a group of women how to cast the fishing line.

The instructor says IF YOU CAN FISH, AGAIN, THE
OPTIMUM WAY TO FISH IS WITH
THE WIND AT YOUR BACK, IF YOU
CAN POSITION YOURSELF IN SUCH
A WAY THAT YOU ARE NOT
CASTING INTO THE WIND.
OKAY.
HAVE A GO, AND
SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
SEE, IT'S EASY AS THAT.

A clip shows a woman in her thirties, with long red hair in a bob, and wearing a red jacket and a beige shirt.
A caption reads “Donna Salmon. Instructor.”

Donna says WHEN I SEE SOMEONE GET AS
EXCITED AS I AM ABOUT THE
SPORT, I REMEMBER TEN YEARS
AGO, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT
I WAS DOING, BUT I
WANTED TO GET OUT THERE.
AND I HAD PEOPLE
LOOKING AT ME.
SHE GOT HOLES IN HER HEAD?
SHE'S FLY FISHING IN A LAKE?
TO SEE THAT COME BACK
AGAIN, IT BRINGS MEMORIES.
AND IT ALSO BRINGS THE
EXCITEMENT AND THE ADRENALINE
UP FOR ME, TOO.
BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE.
I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE.

A clip shows Donna teaching a woman in her forties how to cast the line.
She has short curly brown hair and is wearing a brown jacket and pale blue jeans.
A caption reads “Heather Stanworth.”

Heather says SHE TOOK THE FEAR OUT OF YOU
KNOW WHAT YOU USUALLY SEE ON
TV, IT LOOKS SO GRACEFUL
AND YOU THINK, OH, THAT'LL
TAKE ME YEARS TO LEARN.
BUT IT'S REALLY NOT
THAT COMPLICATED.
ONCE YOU GET THE HANG
OF THE WRIST MOVEMENT,
IT'S A REAL PLEASURE.

Donna says I WAS READING A BOOK RECENTLY
ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WOMEN
IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY.
AND IT NOT ONLY TALKS
ABOUT FLY FISHING WOMEN,
BUT IT TALKS ABOUT ALL
ASPECTS OF THE FISHING SPORT.
AND ONE OF THE WIVES OF A
MEMBER OF THE CATALINA SPORT
FISHING CLUB, IN THE 1940s,
THERE HAD BEEN A YEAR WHERE
ALL THE MEMBERS HAD TO DEEP
WITH THE ABUSE OF ZANE GRAY,
WHO HAD CAUGHT THE
RECORD BLUE FIN TUNA.
IT WAS ABOUT 419 POUNDS.
AND ABOUT A YEAR LATER, THIS
WIFE OF THE MEMBERS BECAUSE
WOMEN WEREN'T ALLOWED TO
BE CLUB MEMBERS THEN,
CAME IN AND HAD CAUGHT
A 421-POUND FISH.
AND THE MEMBERS COULDN'T WAIT
TO TELL HIM WHEN HE CAME IN
FOR THE DAY BECAUSE HE'D BEEN
RIBBING THEM FOR A WHOLE YEAR.
AND THEY WERE TELLING
HIM SHE HAD CAUGHT IT.
AND HE SAID, WELL, SHE MUST
HAVE HAD HELP BECAUSE THERE'S
NO WAY A WOMAN COULD
CATCH A FISH THAT SIZE.
AND THE DIRECTORS OF THE CLUB
ASKED HIM TO EITHER RESIGN
OR TO APOLOGIZE.
WHILE ZANE GRAY DID BOTH
BECAUSE THIS WOMAN BEAT HIM,
AND HIS EGO COULDN'T STAND IT.
THE MEMBERS WERE HAPPY, BUT TO
ME, IT JUST REALLY AMAZED ME
THAT THE WOMEN WERE OUT THERE
DOING IT AND CAUSING QUITE A
KERFUFFLE EVEN 40 YEARS AGO.
WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT
IT UNTIL BOOKS ARE WRITTEN.

Several clips show women fishing at the coast of a lake.

Annie says WHAT YOU SEE NOW IS YOU SEE
A LOT OF WOMEN WHO WORK ON
THEIR OWN.
THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY
MARRIED OR WITH SOMEONE.
THEY'RE USED TO
TRAVELLING BY THEMSELVES.
YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
WOMEN STARTING TO
GET A BOAT BY THEMSELVES.
TO LEARN HOW TO USE
THAT BOAT BY THEMSELVES.
TO LEARN HOW TO
FISH BY THEMSELVES.
YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT
OF WOMEN OUT THERE ALONE,
OR SINGLE MOTHERS
WITH THEIR CHILDREN.
AS I SAID BEFORE, A MOTHER
REALLY WANTS TO TEACH HER KIDS
TO FISH.
AND IF SHE DOESN'T HAVE A
HUSBAND, AND EVEN IF SHE DOES,
SHE MAY WANT TO
TEACH IT HERSELF.

A clip shows Jacquie fishing on the pier.

A woman off camera says YOU'VE GOT IT DOWN.

Jacquie says HEY.
TEACH MY GRANDSON,
TOO, YOU KNOW?

The woman asks YOU WANT TO TEACH
YOUR GRANDSON?

Jacquie says YES.
GRANDMOTHER TEACHING A
GRANDSON HOW TO FISH?
NEAT, EH?
WHEN YOU ACCOMPLISH
SOMETHING, LIKE EVEN CASTING.
I WAS SO THRILLED, I WAS, YOU
KNOW, I WAS SO THRILLED THAT
I'D MADE A NICE CAST BECAUSE
I'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO THAT.
AND IT WAS SO SIMPLE.

A clip shows Steve and Henry fishing at a lake.

Henry says GRAB A ROD.
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU
ARE STANDING THERE.
YOU SHOULD BE CASTING WITH ME.

Steve says I'M ENJOYING THE SHOW.
WHAT CAN I TELL YOU?

Henry reels his line in.

Henry says THERE'S A FISH.
LITTLE GUY.
LITTLE SMALL ONE.
AH.
WELL.
THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE.
JUST A LITTLE GUY.

He lifts the fish and holds it in his left hand.

Henry says NOW THAT'S A LITTLE
BEAUTY SMALL MOUTH.
JUST, NICE THING ABOUT SMALL
MOUTH, YOU CAN JUST LIFT THEM
LIKE THAT.
AND THAT'S JUST ABOUT A POUND.
BUT I TELL YOU WHAT, FOR YOUNG
KIDS AND JUST AVERAGE SIZE
FISH, ACTUALLY, THIS IS THE
BEST SIZE TO EAT, IF PEOPLE
ARE GOING TO KEEP FISH AND, YOU
KNOW, LET THE BIGGER ONES GO.
BUT JUST QUALITY.

Steve says THAT WAS YOUR THIRD CAST.
YOU CAST THREE TIMES,
AND YOU CAME UP WITH ONE.

Henry says THERE HE GOES.

(music plays)

Several pictures show people holding large fishes in their hands.

Steve narrates says UP NEXT, WHEN WORMS AND
MINNOWS DON'T HOOK THE BIG
ONE, TRY GOING HIGH-TECH.

A clip shows a man in his late forties using electronic equipment on a boat.

The man says FISH ARE NOT KNOWN
FOR THEIR BRAINS.
THIS EQUIPMENT JUST HELPS US
TO MAXIMIZE OUR TIME ON THE
WATER, TO BE A LITTLE MORE
EFFICIENT, THAT'S ALL.

Steve narrates says AND TOURNAMENT FISHING.
EARNING A GOOD FISH
TALE AT WALLEYE '96.

A clip shows a man taking a large live fish out of a portable fridge filled with water.

A man says YOUR STOMACH GETS UPSET, AND
BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH.
YOU GET EXCITED, YOU KNOW,
WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU'VE GOT
SOMETHING THAT BIG.
IT'S A TROPHY.
AND IT'S QUITE A THING TO
CATCH A FISH THAT SIZE.

A clip shows Steve and Henry fishing at the lake.

Steve says NOW, HENRY, I NOTICE WHEN YOU
ARE DOING THIS, AS YOU ARE
REELING IN, YOU'RE KIND OF
JERKING THE LINE LIKE THIS,
AND GIVE IT A TWITCH OR
A PULL OR SOMETHING.
WHAT DO YOU DO THAT FOR?

Henry says ACTUALLY, THE ROD TIP
HAS TO BE DOWN LIKE THIS.
I THINK MOST PEOPLE, WHETHER
THEY USE ANY KIND OF RAPPLER
OR MINNOW-BAIT LURE, YOU CAST
IT OUT LIKE THIS, YOU SEE,
AND THEN THEY JUST RETRIEVE IT
IN, OR THEY TROLL IT LIKE THAT.
AND IT WORKS.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT OVER SO MANY
YEARS IS WE ARE TRYING TO
FOOL THESE FISH, OR
MAKE THEM STRIKE.
AND THIS TECHNIQUE IS CALLED
TWITCHING, ALL RIGHT?
SO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
IS MAKE IT LOOK ERRATIC.
WHEN A MINNOW BAIT, OR ANY
KIND OF MINNOW IS OUT THERE
AND IT'S INJURED, IT DOESN'T
JUST SWIM NATURALLY.
SO I'M FOOLING THESE FISH.
I'M DRIVING IT LIKE THIS.
YOU NEED A VERY STIFF ROD, AND
THAT REALLY DRIVES THE FISH OUT.
WE'RE FISHING ALMOST
12 FEET OF WATER HERE.
AND SOMETIMES THESE FISH JUST
COME FLYING OUT, AND YOU'LL
GET TWO OR THREE FISH ON IT.
SO IT'S ONE OF MY
FAVOURITE TECHNIQUES.
AND YOU'RE DOING NOT TOO BAD.

Steve says THANK YOU, SIR.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
NOW, WE'RE USING SOME
PRETTY STANDARD LURES HERE.
BUT I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE USE
SOME MORE INTERESTING OR
INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ON THAT?

Henry says I TELL YOU WHAT, THERE'S
BEEN SOME REAL NEAT STUFF.
THERE'S SO MANY DIFFERENT FISH
OUT THERE THAT PEOPLE ANGLE
FOR, BUT I THINK THE GREATEST
STORY EVER TOLD WAS WHERE THE
ANGLER DOWN IN PORT CREDIT,
YOUNG LAD, DIDN'T HAVE ANY BAIT.
HE WAS EATING SOME
MARSHMALLOWS.
THIS IS ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO,
18 YEARS AGO, AND HE PUT ON
THOSE LITTLE MINIATURE
MARSHMALLOWS.

Steve says MARSHMALLOW?

Henry continues YEAH.
AND HOOKED LIKE A 35-POUND
SALMON OFF THE PIER.
SO ALL THE GUYS WITH THEIR
HIGH-TECH RODS AND REELS ARE
GOING AROUND, OKAY, CAN I HAVE
SOME OF YOUR MARSHMALLOWS?
GOING DOWN TO THE IGA AND
TRYING TO FIND A STORE
FOR THESE MARSHMALLOWS.
I MEAN, PEOPLE USE
SPAM, CORN FOR TROUT.

Steve says I HEARD CIGARETTE BUTTS.

Henry says WELL, AT THE SPORTSMEN
SHOWS, YOU KNOW, FISH GET
REALLY CONDITIONED, SO WHAT
YOU WANT TO DO IS CHANGE IT UP.
BUT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE FOOD
SOMETIME WORK WHEN YOU DON'T
HAVE SOMETHING ELSE.
SO KEEP THAT IN MIND.
I DON'T KNOW ABOUT
SPAM, THOUGH?
CAN YOU IMAGINE SPAM?

Steve says SPAM IS NOT QUITE HIGH-TECH,
BUT THERE IS TONS OF
HIGH-TECH OUT THERE.
AND WE SENT A PRODUCER OUT
TO SHOW SOME PEOPLE HOW MUCH
MONEY IS SPENT, ACTUALLY,
BESIDES THE LITTLE ALUMINUM
BOATS THAT PEOPLE GO OUT IN,
DOING THIS FISHING GAME.
SO LET'S TAKE A
LOOK AT THAT ITEM.

A clip shows a man in his fifties driving a motorboat in a river. He has a short gray goatee, short gray hair, and is wearing a white and purple jacket and a black cap.
A caption reads “Ron Agnew. Manager, Fishing Plus.”

Ron says THE BOAT WITH ALL THE
EQUIPMENT YOU SEE ON IT IS
PROBABLY WORTH ABOUT $50,000.
THE ADVANTAGE WE HAVE WITH
THIS BOAT IS IT'S VERY, VERY
SHALLOW, SO WE CAN GET VERY
CLOSE TO SHORE, WHICH CAN BE
A PRIME LOCATION FOR THE FISH.
ALSO, WITH THE ELECTRIC MOTOR,
IT ALLOWS US TO BE VERY QUIET.
YOU CAN HEAR THE NOISE THAT
THE BIG MOTOR IS MAKING.
THAT TENDS TO SCARE
A LOT OF FISH.
AND, ALSO, WE CAN GO GREAT
DISTANCES AT HIGH SPEED.
NOW HERE, OF COURSE, WE CAN'T
BECAUSE IT'S A SPEED ZONE.
WE'RE ON THE CREDIT
RIVER NEAR TORONTO.
BUT IN THE OPEN WATER, WE CAN
GO 65 TO 70 MILES AN HOUR.
WE CAN GO A LONG
WAY IN A HURRY.
FISH ARE NOT KNOWN
FOR THEIR BRAINS.
IN FACT, MOST FISH HAVE
A BRAIN ABOUT THE SIZE
OF YOUR BABY FINGERNAIL.
THEY RESPOND TO NATURAL
STIMULI, WATER TEMPERATURE,
A PLACE TO HIDE, A
PLACE TO REPRODUCE.
THEIR NEEDS ARE VERY SIMPLE.
THIS EQUIPMENT JUST HELPS US
FIND THE AREAS WHERE THOSE
CONDITIONS ARE MOST LIKELY TO
EXIST, JUST TO MAXIMIZE OUR
TIME ON THE WATER TO BE A LITTLE
MORE EFFICIENT, THAT'S ALL.

He shows a small screen with buttons on the side.

Ron says GPS IS GLOBAL
POSITIONING SYSTEM.
THE WAY IT OPERATES, THE U.S.
MILITARY HAS PUT UP 24
SATELLITES THAT BROADCAST IN
TREMENDOUS ACCURACY, THE
TIME AND THEIR LOCATION.
THIS WHITE THING HERE
IS A SATELLITE RECEIVER.
IT TRACKS FIVE SATELLITES
SIMULTANEOUSLY, AND IT'S ABLE
TO TRIANGULATE ITS POSITION.
SO THAT ACTUALLY IS THE PIECE
OF EQUIPMENT THAT DRIVES THE
GPS SCREEN THAT ENABLES
US TO SEE WHERE WE ARE.
NOW, LET ME JUST BRING
THE MAP UP ON THE SCREEN.
IF I ZOOM OUT, YOU CAN
GET THE ORIENTATION.

A map of the lake appears on the screen.

Ron says THERE WE ARE AT THE WESTERN
END OF LAKE ONTARIO, AND YOU
CAN SEE THE FLASHING CURSER,
WHICH HAS US RIGHT AT THE
MOUTH OF THE CREDIT RIVER.

A caption on screen reads “Cost: 2000 Dollars.”

Ron says THE TREMENDOUS ADVANTAGE THIS
GIVES YOU IS YOU CAN GO BACK
TO A FISHING SPOT THAT YOU
FOUND WHICH IS WAY OFFSHORE
AND AWAY FROM LAND
BASED MARKERS.
YOU CAN FIND A VERY PRECISE
LOCATION EXTREMELY ACCURATELY
AND VERY QUICKLY.

Ron shows more electronic equipment in his boat.

Ron says UP HERE, WE HAVE THE
CONTROL CENTRE OF THE BOAT.
WE HAVE AN ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR
POSITIONING THE BOAT, VERY,
VERY QUIET.
WE HAVE MANY, MANY DIFFERENT
SPEEDS WE CAN OPERATE IT AT,
DEPENDING ON THE CONDITIONS.
I ALSO HAVE TWO MORE
SONARS OR FISH FINDERS.
THIS ONE PARTICULARLY HAS
A ZERO TO 30 FOOT SCALE,
AS OPPOSED TO A ZERO
TO 60 FOOT SCALE.
THIS GIVES US AN
AWFUL LOT OF DETAIL.
AND THERE ARE ALSO SOME
FINE TUNING ADJUSTMENTS.
THIS IS GREAT FOR FINDING
WHETHER THE BOTTOM IS
HARD OR SOFT.
WHEN YOU'RE WALLEYE FISHING
OR SMALL MOUTH BASS FISHING,
THAT CAN BE CRITICAL.

A caption on screen reads “Cost: 150-600 Dollars.”

Ron says FIRST OF ALL, I'M GOING TO
PUT DOWN THE ELECTRIC MOTOR.
THAT'S HELD DOWN WITH A TIE
DOWN STRAP IN CASE WE ARE IN
ROUGH WATER.
IT JUST PIVOTS DOWN INTO
THE WATER LIKE THAT.
AND THEN HERE WE HAVE THE FOOT
PEDAL, ALLOWS ME TO CONTROL
THE SPEED.
TURN IT ON AND OFF
BY STEPPING THERE.
AND BY ROCKING MY FOOT FORWARD
AND BACKWARD, I CAN STEER THE
MOTOR AS WELL.

He uses the pedal to steer the boat.

Ron continues SO WE CAN POSITION THE
BOAT VERY, VERY QUIETLY,
STAY RIGHT ON OUR STRUCTURE.

A caption on screen reads “Cost: 800 Dollars.”

Ron says THIS ELECTRIC TROLLING
MOTOR IS PROBABLY THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
ON THE BOAT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS
US TO POSITION A
2,000-POUND BOAT VERY
QUIETLY AND VERY PRECISELY.
AND THIS PROBABLY WAS
THE MAJOR ADVANCE
IN SHALLOW WATER FISHING.
A DOWN RIGGER IS AN ELECTRONIC
DEVICE THAT ALLOWS THE
FISHERMAN TO TAKE HIS LURE
DOWN TO A VERY PRECISE DEPTH
AND KEEP IT THERE, BUT THEN
RELEASE THE LINE SO THAT THE
FISHERMAN CAN ENJOY THE FIGHT
ON A VERY, VERY LIGHT LINE.

Ron is holding a black box with buttons.

Ron says THIS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT RIGHT
HERE IS THE ABSOLUTE LATEST
IN HIGH-TECH FISHING.
IT'S CALLED A WIZARD
BLACK BOX, AND IT'S USED
BY SALMON FISHERMEN.
THEY WERE EXPERIENCING A
PROBLEM WITH DOWN RIGGERS
PUTTING AN ELECTRICAL CHARGE
INTO THE WATER AROUND THE
BOAT, AND WHAT THIS ALLOWS
THEM TO DO, THEY CONNECT IT TO
THEIR DOWN RIGGERS, AND THEY
CAN PUT A LOW VOLTAGE POSITIVE
CHARGE IN THE WATER, AND
STATISTICS HAVE PROVEN THAT
THAT ATTRACTS MORE
FISH
AND
BIGGER FISH.
THIS IS WHAT'S RIGHT
UP TO THE MINUTE.

A caption reads “Cost: 300 Dollars.”

A clip shows Ron holding a wire in a reel with a gauge in it.

Ron says NOW, HERE'S A FUN
LITTLE GADGET.
THIS IS CALLED A
COLOUR SELECTOR.
AND I'LL LOWER THIS
PROBE INTO THE WATER.
AND THEN AS I TURN IT ON, YOU
CAN SEE ON THE SCALE, IT'S
TELLING US, FOR MUDDY WATER,
WHICH WE HAVE HERE TODAY, A
DARK RED COLOUR LURE WILL BE
THE MOST VISIBLE TO THE FISH.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HELPS YOU
CATCH MORE FISH, BUT THERE ARE
CERTAINLY A LOT OF FISHERMEN
THAT PURCHASE THESE THINGS.

A caption reads “Cost: 100 Dollars.”

Ron is holding a wire in a reel with a smaller gauge than the one before.

Ron says OKAY NOW, HERE'S
ANOTHER DEVICE.
THIS GIVES US THE TEMPERATURE
AT WHATEVER DEPTH THE PROBE
IS LOCATED.
THE CABLE IS CALIBRATED FOR
VARIOUS DEPTHS, AND THEN JUST
BY DEPRESSING THE BUTTON,
THAT SHOWS US THE WATER
TEMPERATURE.
IT'S SHOWING US THAT IT'S A
LITTLE BIT WARMER DOWN ON THE
BOTTOM THAN IT IS
ON THE SURFACE.
THAT'S VERY SIGNIFICANT WHEN
YOU'RE FISHING IN DEEPER WATER.
AGAIN, JUST A LITTLE MORE
INFORMATION, HOPEFULLY TO HELP
US CATCH A FEW MORE FISH.

A caption reads “Cost: 150 Dollars.”

A clip shows Ron standing on his boat, with a fishing rod in his hands.

Ron says THERE'S A LOT OF
MONEY TIED UP HERE.
THE BOAT, MOTOR AND TRAILER,
WOULD SELL FOR ABOUT 36,000
OR 37,000 DOLLARS.
AND THEN ALL THE ELECTRONIC
GADGETS THAT ARE ON HERE WOULD
ADD PROBABLY ANOTHER 5,000 OR
6,000 DOLLARS TO THE TOTAL PRICE.
AND EVEN THE EQUIPMENT
THAT I'M USING.
THIS IS A BORON
GRAPHITE COMPOSITE ROD.
AND THIS IS AN ALL ALUMINUM
REEL THAT'S MACHINED OUT OF A
SINGLE PIECE OF ALUMINUM.
THE ROD AND REEL ITSELF WOULD
SELL FOR BETWEEN 500 AND 600 DOLLARS.
SO TO DO IT AT A VERY
COMPETITIVE PROFESSIONAL
LEVEL IS A RATHER
EXPENSIVE UNDERTAKING.
BUT THE BEAUTY OF THE SPORT
IS YOU CAN RENT A BOAT AND GO
OUT AND FISH WITH A CANE POLE
AND A WORM AND STILL CATCH
SOME FISH.
SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO
SPEND A LOT OF MONEY.

(music plays)

A clip shows Steve and Henry on the boat in a lake.

Steve says NOW, HENRY, BE
HONEST WITH ME HERE.
ARE WE SORT OF IN THE MIDST OF A
FRIENDLY COMPETITION RIGHT NOW?
ARE ANGLERS ALWAYS SORT OF
IN FRIENDLY COMPETITION?

Henry says SEE WHAT I'M DOING?
YOU END UP CASTING ONCE AND
I JUST WAIT FOR ABOUT FIVE
MINUTES BECAUSE I DEFINITELY
WANT YOU TO HOOK A FISH.
THAT'S THE WHOLE GAMUT HERE.
BUT, NO, I FISH WITH ITALO,
AND IT'S ALWAYS COMPETITIVE.
I DON'T CARE WHEN YOU
ARE OUT IN THE WATER,
IT'S JUST A LITTLE
BIT OF FUN.
AND I THINK THAT STORY OF
COMING BACK, AND WHETHER YOU
ARE HAVING A SHORE LUNCH, OR
JUST GOING TO COME HOME AND
TELL YOUR WIFE OR YOUR KIDS,
LISTEN, I WAS EMBARRASSED
TODAY, I ONLY GOT TWO FISH.
HE OUT FISHED ME SIX TIMES
TO ONE, OR WHATEVER IT IS,
IT'S JUST REALLY NEAT BEING
OUT THERE AND TALKING
ABOUT THAT STORY.
AND SOMETIME, THOSE TALES OF
CATCHING THAT BIG FISH, AND
HEADING TO THE BOAT, AND
PEOPLE SAY, OH, NO WAY.
YOU SAY, YOU GOT A WITNESS.
STEVE, YOU'RE MY WITNESS.
YOU SEE THAT FISH?
IT WAS A BIG FISH.
SO THAT'S NEAT.

Steve says BUT ANGLERS ARE COMPETITIVE
WITH ONE ANOTHER, ARE THEY NOT?
THESE NEW TOURNAMENTS
THAT ARE GOING ON...
THIS IS BIG STUFF.

Henry says WELL, DERBIES, TOURNAMENTS,
THOSE WHO WANT COMPETITION,
THEY ARE THERE FOR THE PRIZES.
THEY WANT TO COMPETE
AGAINST MAYBE SOME OTHER
PROFESSIONAL ANGLERS
AND WIN THAT BIG EVENT.

Steve says WELL, SPEAKING OF BIG EVENTS,
THERE WAS ONE ABOUT A MONTH
AGO IN NAPANEE.
IT WAS THE WALLEYE '96.
40,000, I THINK, IN
PRIZES UP FOR GRABS.
THEY HAD LOTS OF
FOLKS OUT THERE.
AND LET'S SHOW YOU SOME
OF THE COMPETITION.

Henry says GREAT.

A clip shows a gathering of people in cars and boats by a lake.

A man narrates says IT'S THE OPENING.
IT'S THE CELEBRATION.
EVERYBODY IS COMING OUT TO
CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF
WALLEYE SEASON IN
THE BAY OF QUINTE.
AND IT'S BEEN A LONG WINTER.

A man narrates says COULDN'T SLEEP ALL NIGHT
JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.
AND I WAS ON MIDNIGHTS
THE OTHER NIGHT.
NO SLEEP FOR TWO DAYS, AND
JUST WORKING AND WORKING,
THINKING ABOUT WALLEYE
AND WALLEYE AND WALLEYE.
ONCE I GET OUT HERE, SORT OF
SETTLE DOWN AND... RELAX.

Several clips show motorboats in a lake.

A man narrates says YOUR STOMACH GETS UPSET, AND
BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH,
AND YOU GET EXCITED, YOU KNOW?
YOU REALIZE YOU'VE GOT
SOMETHING THAT BIG.
IT'S A TROPHY.
AND IT'S QUITE A THING TO
CATCH A FISH THAT SIZE.

A man narrates says ONE FISH TAKES IT ALL.
AND, YOU KNOW, ANYBODY CAN
GO OUT AND CATCH THAT FISH.
YOU'VE GOT AS MUCH CHANCE AS
I'VE GOT TO GO OUT AND CATCH
THAT 13 OR 14 OR 15 POUND
WALLEYE THAT'S GOING TO WIN IT.

Several clips show people fishing on boats in a lake.

Steve narrates says THE BIG ONE.
FROM JONAH'S WHALE TO MOBY
DICK, IT'S THE STUFF OF LEGEND.
AND ON THIS WEEKEND IN
NAPANEE, IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE
THOUSANDS OF ANGLERS FOREGO
A COZY BED FOR A RATHER
DAMP ALTERNATIVE.

A clip shows a man in his forties standing on a pier. He has a short black moustache, short gray hair, and is wearing a black jacket, red vest, and red cap.
A caption reads “Bob Clapp. Chairman, ‘Walleye 96’.”

Bob says WALLEYE '96 STARTED
ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
SATURDAY MORNING, 12:01 A.M.,
OUR WEIGH-IN STATION HERE
IN NAPANEE OPENED.
PEOPLE DRIVE ALL
NIGHT TO GET HERE.
THE EVENT STARTS BY, SOME
PEOPLE WAIT UNTIL SUNRISE,
OTHER PEOPLE TURN AROUND AND
START RIGHT AT MIDNIGHT, WITH
THE WALLEYE BEING A
NIGHT FEEDER, THEY THINK
THEY HAVE THE ADVANTAGE.

A clip shows two men fishing in a boat.

A man says BEEN FISHING SINCE MIDNIGHT.

One of the men casts his fishing line and hits the other man’s fishing rod.

The man says OH, SORRY, TOM.
JEEZ.
BEEN FISHING TOO LONG.

A clip shows four men in a boat, fishing.

A man says TOOK THE WEEK OFF WORK, SLEPT
A COUPLE OF DAYS, AND NOW
WE'RE GOING TO FISH UNTIL
ONE OF US PASSES OUT
AND THEN GO HOME.

A man off camera asks WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING RIGHT
THAT YOU'VE GOT SIX SO FAR?

A man in his thirties says WE'RE DRINKING ESPRESSO.

Steve narrates says ESPRESSO MAY BE FINE FOR A
BUNCH OF GUYS FROM TORONTO,
BUT LOCAL CHAMPS, SUCH AS
FRANCIS AND JIM MANION,
RELY ON A MORE
PRACTICAL ADVANTAGE:
LOCATION.

A clip shows a man in his thirties driving a motorboat, and a man in his fifties sitting with his fishing rod.

A man says WHEN WE FIRST STARTED FISHING
OUT HERE, NO ONE WAS OUT HERE.
WE ICE FISHED ONE YEAR OUT
HERE AND WE CAUGHT
SOME PRETTY BIG FISH.
AND WE THOUGHT WE'D
TRY IT THE NEXT YEAR.
AND THAT WAS ABOUT
'88 I BELIEVE.
YOU CAN SEE NOW THE
BOATS ARE OUT HERE.
WORD GETS AROUND AFTER YOU'VE
BEEN ON THE BOARD A FEW
YEARS, THAT THIS
IS THE SPOT TO FISH.
YOU COME HERE, AND YOU'LL FISH
AND FISH FOR AN HOUR OR TWO
AND NEVER GET A BITE.
AND PEOPLE WON'T MARK THEM.
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN,
BANG, THEY'RE HERE.

Steve narrates says IN 1990, BANG MEANT
A 9.7 POUND WALLEYE.
NOT HUGE, BUT BIG ENOUGH
FOR JIM TO TAKE HOME THE
TOURNAMENT'S TOP PRIZE.
A 17 FOOT BOAT FULLY
EQUIPPED WITH A FISH FINDER
AND DOWN RIGGERS.
THE BOAT IS A FAR CRY FROM
THE BEAT-UP LEAKY SKIFF
THE MANIONS BORROWED
TO FISH THAT YEAR.
BUT FOR FRANCIS, FISHING
REMAINS A SIMPLE,
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.

A man says YOU PUT YOUR GLOVE ON
BECAUSE YOUR HAND'S COLD.
YOU DON'T GET TO FEEL
THE FISH ON THE LINE.
SO IF YOU HAD IT STUCK IN A...
THE DOWN RIGGERS AND THAT
YOU HAVE, LIKE, TO ME,
IT'S NOT FISHING.
THE WEIGHT GOES OFF, AND YOU
RUN OVER AND GRAB YOUR LINE
AND BRING IT IN.
THIS ONE HERE, YOU CAN
FEEL IT ON YOUR LINE.
GIVE IT A TUG, YOU
CAN SET THE HOOK.
YOU'RE FISHING.
YOU'RE FISHING.
THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ANYWAY.

A clip shows a man, a woman, and a kid in a boat.
The man is in his forties, clean-shaven with short black hair. He is wearing a full waterproof orange suit, and an orange cap.
The woman is in her forties, has short red hair, and is wearing an orange waterproof jacket.

The man says WE'VE GOT THE ELECTRIC
TROLLING MOTOR, PLANER BOARDS,
AM/FM RADIO FOR WHEN
THE FISH AREN'T BITING.

A man off camera asks BUT DOES IT HELP
YOU CATCH ANY FISH?

The man says AH, WELL, I DON'T KNOW.

The woman says IT JUST LOCATES THEM.

The man repeats IT LOCATES THEM.

The woman says HE ALWAYS SAYS, THERE'S A BIG
ONE ON THE BOTTOM, GET READY.

Steve narrates says GORD PARKS IS ALWAYS
READY FOR THE BIG ONE,
BUT HE RARELY SEES IT ON
THE END OF HIS OWN LINE.
HE AND HIS SISTER, DONNA
VOLTER, HAVE BEEN FISHING
THIS TOURNAMENT
FOR EIGHT YEARS.
AND IT'S DONNA WHO
REELS IN THE WALLEYE.

Gord says EVERY SECOND YEAR, DONNA
COMES IN WITH A BIG FISH.

Donna says '92 I PLACED 8th, AND
'94 I PLACED 8th PLACE.
TEN AND A HALF POUNDER?

Gord says YEAH, TEN AND A HALF.

A man off camera says SO THIS IS YOUR YEAR.

Donna says YEAH, EVERY TWO YEARS.

Gord says I'M JUST THE GUIDE.
I HAVE MY ROD OUT THE
SAME WAY SHE DOES.
AND IT MUST BE THE SCENT OR
SOMETHING SHE'S PUTTING ON,
AND I'M NOT PUTTING ON.
BUT SHE CONSTANTLY
CATCHES THE FISH.
I GET A LITTLE BIT JEALOUS,
BUT I GET SO EXCITED FOR HER.
EVERYBODY IN THE
BOAT GETS EXCITED.

Donna says I WOULD SAY, GORD, IT'S
YOUR YEAR, THIS YEAR.
COME ON.
YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE...

Several clips show people fishing in the lake.

Steve narrates says YUP.
EXCITEMENT IS WHAT
THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
PROVIDED YOU LAND A FISH.
AFTER ALL, A FISHERMAN WITHOUT
A FISH IS JUST A GUY IN A BOAT.
BUT WITH A FISH...

A clip shows two men carrying a white plastic box.

A man says THAT'S THE WAY!

A man says I DON'T THINK HE'S A WINNER.

A man opens the box and takes out a big live fish and weighs it.

One of the men says GAVE US A FIGHT.

The man says WEIGHT IS...
LUCKY NUMBER IS 998.

A man with glasses says I'M PUTTING HIM IN MY
NAME THIS YEAR, EH?
THAT'S FOR SURE.
998.
BONICCI IS GOING
UNDER MY NAME, BABES.
[laughing]

A clip shows a man releasing the fish in a bigger box in a boat.

A man says I DIDN'T THINK HE WAS TEN.
I WAS GUESSING HIM
AT EIGHT AND A HALF.
THEY TOLD ME 998, AND
I JUST WENT, WHOA!

The man with glasses says THAT'S WILD.

A man says THAT
IS
WILD.
'COS ACTUALLY THAT'S
QUITE A SMALL FISH.

The man with glasses says THEY'RE HARD TO TELL, EH?
I SHOULD GET ON THE
BOARD WITH THIS ONE.
I CAN'T SEE WHY NOT.
LAST YEAR, TEN POUNDERS WERE
COMING IN FOURTH AND FIFTH.
THIS YEAR, THE BIG ONE IS
TWELVE AND A HALF RIGHT NOW.

A man with sunglasses says WHAT WAS IT NINE POUNDS LAST
YEAR, FOUR IN THE MORNING?

A man says YEAH, THAT WAS
PRETTY EXCITING.

The man with sunglasses says NOW, YOU'RE TEN.
WE'RE GETTING THERE.
A POUND PER YEAR.

A man says I'M GOING RIGHT BACK TO THE
SPOT I JUST CAUGHT HIM, AND
I'LL BE RUNNING THAT SPOT FOR
THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT.

A clip shows a man taking a big fish out of a pool.

Steve narrates says TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS ARE
CONVINCED THE WINNER IS
ALREADY IN THEIR HANDS.
EARLIER, A WHOPPER,
WEIGHING ALMOST 13 POUNDS
HIT THE SCALES.
BUT THE GUY WHO CAUGHT IT
LATER ADMITS THAT HE CHAINED
THE FISH TO THE
SIDE OF HIS BOAT.
IT WAS ONLY FOR A MOMENT,
WHILE HE CHANGED THE WATER
IN HIS COOLER.
BUT IT'S ENOUGH
TO DISQUALIFY HIM.

A man says DONNA'S FISHING WITH
A GOOD FISHERMAN.
THERE'S NEVER ANY TROUBLE.
YOU'LL GET SOME REALLY
COMPETITIVE GUYS.
IT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN GUYS
WHEN THEY DRIVE, YOU'RE
COMPETITIVE WHEN THEY DRIVE
DOWN THE ROAD, THEY WANT TO
WIN, THEY GOT TO WIN, EH?
YEAH, THEY CONCENTRATE
HARD ON IT.

Bob says I REALLY DON'T THINK
IT'S A COMPETITIVE FIRE.
IT'S MORE OF A
SPORTSMAN'S TOURNAMENT.
I THINK, NUMBER ONE,
THEY WANT TO GO FISHING.
A BONUS IS IF
THEY CATCH FISH.
AND THEN, IT'S
LIKE WINNING 6/49.
IF THEY GET A BIG FISH AND
THEY GET ON THE LEADER BOARD,
THEY NOW HAVE THE
BRAGGING RIGHTS.
I WAS AT WALLEYE.
I TURNED AROUND AND CAME IN
SUCH AND SUCH A POSITION,
AND YOU BEAT OUT 6,000
OR 7,000 OTHER PEOPLE.

A clip shows a gathering of people.

Steve narrates says BRAGGING RIGHTS ARE ONE
THING, BUT A CRACK AT
40,000 BUCKS IN
PRIZES IS ANOTHER.
LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON, TEMPERS
FLAIR WHEN OFFICIALS ADMIT
A JUDGING ERROR.

A clip shows Bob talking with a group of men.

Bob says YOU WANT ME TO TURN AROUND
AND KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT AND SAY
WE DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM,
AND EVERYBODY'S FISH WAS TWO
POUNDS MORE THAN IT SHOULD
HAVE BEEN, AND WE'RE BOUNCING
PEOPLE OFF THE BOARD
FROM ALL OVER THE PLACE.

A man says YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD THIS ALL
CHECKED OUT TO BEGIN WITH
BEFORE THE THING STARTS!

Bob says IT WAS CHECKED OUT.
AND THE PROBLEM WAS IT
WAS AN ELECTRICAL WIRE.
IF YOU DON'T LIKE
IT, I'M SORRY.

A man says SO AN ELECTRICAL
WIRE DIDN'T --

Bob says THERE WAS NO GROUND ON IT.
WE FOUND THE PROBLEM.
WE IDENTIFIED IT.
WE WENT BACK DOWN
TO PICKEREL PARK.
WE WERE UP ALL NIGHT.
WE GOT THESE BACK AGAIN.
THE TECHNICIAN WENT BACK DOWN,
AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED, OKAY?

A man says BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, I'M
GOING TO TELL YOU ALL WHAT,
THERE'S AN 80,000 DOLLARS WALLEYE
DERBY GOING ON IN TRENTON NEXT
YEAR, WHICH IS TWICE
THE AMOUNT OF THIS.

Bob says I KNOW, BUT WE DON'T
HAVE TO GET LIKE THAT.

A woman behind Bob says CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?
AREN'T YOU PROUD OF OUR
HONESTY OF THE TOURNAMENT THAT
WE'VE ACTUALLY TOLD YOU THAT
WE HAD A TECHNICAL PROBLEM?

The man says YOU'VE GOT ALL THESE PEOPLE
WORKING AROUND THE SCALES,
AND THEY NEVER REALIZED
WHAT WAS GOING ON?

The woman says WE DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A
GROUND FAULT WIRE NOT HOOKED UP.

The man says THEY WERE LOOKING.
THEY'RE THE ONES
THAT TOOK THIS OFF.
THEY'RE THE ONES THAT
WROTE ALL THE INK ON IT.
I DIDN'T WRITE IT.

Bob says THERE'S NO USE ARGUING.
THAT'S THE DECISION WE MADE,
AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING
TO STICK BY, OKAY?

The man says IT'S FINE.

Bob says THEY TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
AND AFTER WE TURN AROUND AND
GOT LOOKING AT IT, NUMBER ONE,
I THINK THERE'S A LITTLE
COMPETITIVENESS THERE.
THE SECOND THING, HE WOULDN'T
HAVE MADE THE BOARD ANYWAY.
HE WAS QUITE A FEW OUNCES OFF.

Steve narrates says WITH THE CONTROVERSY OUT OF
THE WAY, SURELY THE WINNERS
WILL BE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO
SHARE THEIR SECRETS, RIGHT?

A clip shows Bob on a stage shaking hands with a man in his forties.

Bob says CONGRATULATIONS.
AND I'VE GOT TO
THANK YOU, ALL RIGHT?
AND WHERE WERE YOU FISHING?

The man says HAY BAY, NORTH SHORE.

Bob says NORTH SHORE, HAY BAY.
AND WHAT WERE YOU USING?

The man says CAN'T REMEMBER.
[laughter]

A clip shows Bob on stage with a different man.

The man says WELL, I CAN'T
TELL YOU TOO MUCH.

Bob says ALL RIGHT.
I'M GOING FISHING TOMORROW.
WHERE DO YOU
THINK I SHOULD GO?

The man says SOMEWHERE WET.
[laughter]

A clip shows Bob on stage with a different man.

Bob says AND WHAT WERE YOU USING?

The man says .44 MAG HANDGUN.

Bob says I GOT A 40.

A clip shows Bob on stage with a man in his fifties.

The man says WELL, I GOT TO GIVE BIG
JIM McLACHLAN THE CREDIT.
BECAUSE WHEN I RENEWED
MY SUBSCRIPTION TO
JUST FISHING, HE SENT ME
TWO FREE CRANK BAITS,
AND ONE OF THEM GOT THE FISH.

Bob says ACTUALLY, BIG JIM
IS HERE SOMEWHERE,
AND HE'S PROBABLY
GLAD TO HEAR THAT.

The man says OH, WELL, I HOPE SO.
BUT BOB IZUMI'S BAIT
DIDN'T CATCH A THING.
I PAID 12 BUCKS FOR IT.
[laughter]

A clip shows Bob on stage with a different man.

A man in the crowd shouts DON'T TELL HIM NOTHING, DAN!

The man says THAT'S THE CAPTAIN
OF THE BOAT.
[laughter]

Bob asks WERE YOU THE NET MAN?

The man says YEAH, HE WAS NET MAN, TOO.

Bob asks WHERE WERE YOU FISHING?

The man says THOMPSON'S POINT.

Bob asks OVER AT THOMPSON'S?

The man says YEAH.

Bob asks AND HOW LONG WERE YOU OUT?

The man says ABOUT 20 MINUTES.
[laughter]

Bob says OH, NOW WE'RE
MAKING IT EASY.

Steve narrates says AND JUST LIKE
THAT, IT'S OVER.
OR IT'S JUST BEGUN.
AFTER ALL, THE WALLEYE '96
TOURNAMENT HAS MERELY MARKED
THE SEASON'S OPENING.
FOR YOUNG AND OLD, MANY
DAYS OF FISHING AWAIT.

Several clips show people fishing and sitting by the coast.

Bob says ANY DAY FISHING IS
BETTER THAN WORKING.
I DON'T WANT MY BOSS TO
HEAR THAT, BUT IT'S GREAT.
IT'S ACTUALLY -- THE
COMPETITIVENESS IN A
TOURNAMENT, YOU CAN GET KIND
OF COMPETITIVE AS YOU DO IN
ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THE DAY
WHEN YOU CAN GET OUT THERE AND
ENJOY THE NATURAL RESOURCES
ON THE WATER, IF YOU CATCH
A FISH, THAT'S A BONUS.

A clip shows Steve and Henry sitting in the boat.

Steve says SO, HENRY, WHEN YOU GO TO
LODGES ALL OVER THE PLACE,
AND YOU HAVE THESE FABULOUS,
FAMOUS SHORE LUNCHES,
DO THEY DO THAT HERE IN
HONEY HARBOUR, AS WELL?

Henry says WELL, I'VE GOT SOME BAD NEWS,
AND I'VE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS.
THEY DON'T NORMALLY HAVE THEM,
BUT YOU'VE GOT A GREAT COOK
IN BIG HANK, AND WE'RE GOING
TO HAVE A SHORE LUNCH,
ON AN ISLAND, AND YOU'RE
GOING TO LOVE IT.

Steve says OKAY.
LET'S DO IT.

Henry says HERE WE GO.

(music plays)

Fast clips show people fishing in a lake.

Steve narrates says UP NEXT, NO TIME, NO LUCK?
GET TO THE TROUT FARM
TO CATCH THAT FISH.

A clip shows a man taking a hook out of a fish mouth.

The man says I WORK ON ADELAIDE AND
CHURCH, SO THE CLOSEST I CAN
COME TO ARCTIC
CHAR IS THIS PLACE.
I'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
OTHER THAN THAT, IT
GAVE ME A GOOD FIGHT.
WHICH IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

A clip shows Steve and Henry cooking fish at a campfire.

Henry says I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU
STONED OFF THIS FISH.
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT, STEVE.
MAN, OH, MAN.
TANGLED THE LINE, YOU
CAST A LURE OUT THERE.
YOU START FIXING YOUR LINE,
THE FISH CAME UP AND TOOK IT.
YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
YOU HAD THE FISH ON.
WHAT A NICE WALLEYE.

Steve says WHAT A NICE STORY.

Henry says HA!
HEY, THAT'S WHAT FISH
TALES ARE ALL ABOUT.

Steve asks HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU
SHOULD KEEP IT, AND WHEN YOU
SHOULD THROW IT BACK?
I ASSUME IT'S IMPORTANT TO
THROW SOME OF THEM BACK,
RIGHT?

Henry says WELL, IF YOU'RE A FISH LOVER,
YOU USUALLY KEEP FISH WHEN
YOU'RE OUT THERE.
I THINK SO MANY PEOPLE THAT
WATCH OUR SHOW, THEY SAY,
YOU KNOW, YOU LET YOUR
FISH GO ALL THE TIME.
WHY DO YOU DO THAT?
I SAY, WELL, I THINK SELECT
HARVEST IS REALLY GOOD.
WE'VE GOT ONE WALLEYE HERE.
IT'S ENOUGH FOR, ONE FOR YOU
ACTUALLY, THIS MUCH FOR
YOU, AND THE REST FOR ME.
AND THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY
BEING TAUGHT TODAY.
AND I THINK IT'S REALLY
GREAT BECAUSE OF THAT.
I THINK KIDS ARE STARTING TO
UNDERSTAND CATCH AND RELEASE,
AND SELECT HARVEST IS GREAT.
AND I THINK THE MORE EDUCATED
YOU ARE, I THINK THE MORE
FISH YOU ARE GOING
TO CATCH, TOO.

Steve says NOW, WHEN YOU AND I WENT
OUT EARLIER, I WAS AMAZED.
YOU SAID WE'RE GOING
TO GET ONE HERE.
YOU PLOPPED YOUR ROD IN THREE
TIMES, AND YOU GOT ONE.
AND YOU LET HIM GO.
YOU PUT HIM BACK IN.
NOT EVERYBODY IS THAT LUCKY.
SOME PEOPLE NEED A
LITTLE EXTRA HELP.
AND FOR THOSE, I GUESS, WE'VE
GOT TROUT FARMS, RIGHT?

Henry says WELL, THAT'S ACTUALLY
A VERY GOOD IDEA.
I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE,
ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO TORONTO,
THERE ARE MANY PLACES IN THE
SOUTHERN PART OF ONTARIO,
BUT THEY ARE RIGHT
ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.
I THINK IT'S REALLY GREAT
THAT, ESPECIALLY WITH KIDS
BECAUSE I THINK PARENTS HAVE
DIFFICULTY TO GO OUT AND JUST
CATCH A FISH, AND THEY
DON'T HAVE A COTTAGE.
THEY DON'T HAVE A BOAT.
IT'S A PERFECT PLACE TO GO
BECAUSE THE KIDS HAVE A
CHANCE, NOT ONLY TO SEE FISH,
THERE ARE SO MANY FISH IN
THESE PONDS, IT'S
JUST FANTASTIC.
YOU SEE THEM COMING UP.
THEY FEED THEM OCCASIONALLY,
AND THEY JUST CAST OUT THEIR
LINE, THEY GO DAD, I GOT ONE.
SO DAD GETS A ROD, TOO.
SO IT'S PRETTY NEAT.

Steve says WE SENT ONE OF OUR PRODUCERS
TO A PLACE CALLED THE
PRIMROSE TROUT FARM WHICH,
AS YOU POINT OUT --

Henry says I'VE BEEN THERE, YEAH.

Steve continues WITHIN AN HOUR OF TORONTO.
AND YOU'RE RIGHT, THESE THINGS
ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN
OLYMPIC-SIZE SWIMMING POOL,
AND THE FISH ARE JUMPING.
TAKE A LOOK.

(music plays)

A clip shows a man in his fifties taking a fishing rod out of the trunk of a car, and then walking towards a pond.

A clip shows a man in his fifties, clean-shaven, with short gray hair. He is wearing a pale brown jacket, a black hat, and glasses.
A caption reads “Terry Jesse. Primrose Trout Farm.”

Terry says ON THIS PARTICULAR SPOT
DOWN HERE, IT'S ALL BUSH.
AND I WAS WATCHING TV, AND
THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT FISH
BEING DEPLETED IN THE
DIFFERENT RIVERS AND THE
LAKES, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD
BE A GOOD IDEA TO GET INTO
THE FISH BUSINESS.
PUT A LITTLE SIGN UP ON
THE HIGHWAY, FISHING.
AND IT JUST GREW FROM THERE.

A clip shows a man and a kid fishing in the pond.

The man says THIS IS MY THIRD
TIME, ACTUALLY.
I BRING MY LITTLE FELLA DOWN
HERE BECAUSE HE'S GUARANTEED
TO GET A FISH, AND HE HAS
A LOT OF FUN DOING IT.
HE'S A LITTLE YOUNG TO BE ON
THE STREAMS AND RIVERS RIGHT
NOW ANYWAY.

A clip shows a man reading to a group.

The man says THE VERY FIRST THEORY OF
FLY FISHING IS CALLED
MATCH THE HATCH.

A clip shows a man in his forties standing beside the pond. He is clean-shaven, has short black hair, and is wearing a camo jacket, a beige vest, and a black cowboy hat.
A caption reads “Murray Abbott. Murray’s Fly Fishing.”

Murray says HERE, WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS
WE WANT TO TEACH THE PEOPLE
HOW TO HOOK AND LAND AND
RELEASE FISH PROPERLY.
AND BASICALLY, IF YOU'RE OUT
IN THE RIVER, YOU'RE PROBABLY
GOING TO GET A HIT OR TWO, A
FEW TIMES A DAY, AND WHAT HAVE
YOU, AND HOOKING A FISH ON A
FLY IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
FROM HOOKING A
FISH ON A SPINNER.

[splashing]
A clip shows a man pulling a fish out of the pond

The man says THAT WAS EASY.

Murray says IN A PLACE LIKE THIS, YOU'RE
GOING TO GET A LOT OF HITS.
YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE SOME
FISH, BUT YOU ARE GOING TO
LAND A LOT OF FISH.
AND IN A PLACE LIKE THIS WHERE
THEY ARE SO COOPERATIVE,
THEY'RE ALL STOCKED AND
THEY ARE STUPID FISH.
THEY'RE NOT WILD FISH, AND IT
MAKES A BIG, BIG DIFFERENCE.
SO THEY'RE A LOT
MORE COOPERATIVE.
AND IT'S REALLY GOING
TO GET YOU OVER THE
LEARNING CURVE VERY QUICKLY.

A clip shows a man in his forties standing beside the pond with a fly fishing rod in his hands.

He says I'M LEARNING TO CAST.
I'VE GOT LOTS OF ROOM.
I'M NOT GETTING
INTO ANY TREES.
AND THE FISH ARE BITING, SO
YOU GET A CHANCE TO HOOK THEM.
AND I'M LOSING A LOT OF FISH.
THEY ARE COMING UP,
BUT I'M LEARNING.
SO WHEN I GET OUT THERE, I
SHOULD HAVE A BETTER IDEA
WHAT'S GOING ON.

A clip shows a man in his fifties standing beside the pond with a fishing rod in his hands.

He says IT'S A GREAT CONFIDENCE
BUILDER, ESPECIALLY WHEN
YOU'RE LEARNING TO FLY FISH.
IT'S NOT AS EASY
AS IT APPEARS.

A clip shows a man with a fishing rod in one hand, and a fish in the other.

He says IT'S EASY.
IT'S TOO EASY HERE.

Murray says ACTUALLY, THERE IS A FAIR
BIT OF SPORT IN THIS BECAUSE,
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE HAVE A
LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DO COME HERE
AND CAN'T CATCH A FISH.

A clip shows a man with sunglasses standing beside the pond.

He says YOU CAN SEE THEM SWIMMING
BY, BUT TO TRY TO GET THEM TO
BITE, NUMBER ONE.
I GUESS THAT'S
BASICALLY THE CHALLENGE.
WHEN YOU ARE OUT IN THE RIVERS
OR THE LAKES AND THAT, IT'S
MORE TRYING TO FIND WHERE THEY
MIGHT BE, SEEMS TO BE MORE
THE CHALLENGE.

Terry says AFTER 3:00, WE GET THE FELLAS
THAT HAVE BEEN OUT ALL DAY
FISHING IN THE RIVERS AND
CAN'T CATCH ANYTHING.
AND THEY CAN'T GO HOME WITHOUT
A FISH, SO THEY STOP IN HERE.

A clip shows a man in his thirties holding a fish in his hands.

He says IS IT AS MUCH FUN?
WELL, IT'S A LOT EASIER, I CAN
ASSURE YOU THAT, YOU KNOW?
WHERE ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO
FIND ARCTIC CHAR IN, WHAT,
45 MINUTES FROM
DOWNTOWN TORONTO?
I WORK ON ADELAIDE AND CHURCH,
SO THE CLOSEST I CAN COME TO
ARCTIC CHAR IS THIS PLACE.
SO I'M VERY HAPPY WITH IT.
OTHER THAN THAT, GAVE
ME A GOOD FIGHT,
WHICH IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

Terry says WITH THE SEVEN PONDS, WE
HAVE DIFFERENT SIZE FISH
IN EACH POND.
SO IF THEY'VE GOT $20 TO
SPEND, THEY CAN CATCH FOUR
OR FIVE FISH, OR IF THEY
HAVE A HUNDRED DOLLARS,
THEY CAN COME OUT AND CATCH
A SALMON OR BIG RAINBOW.

The man says IF YOU WANT TO FISH, AND YOU
WANT TO CATCH A FISH, AND THE
WIFE'S WAITING AT HOME, YOU'VE
GOT TWO HOURS, SHE DOESN'T
LIKE THE CONCEPT OF YOU GOING
UP NORTH FOR THREE DAYS,
THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO AND
CATCH WHAT YOU WANT TO CATCH.

Murray says WHAT ARE THEY HERE FOR?
TO GET THEIR FIX.
I THINK IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
ONCE YOU GET INTO THIS,
IT'S SORT OF ADDICTIVE.
AND IT DOES DEFINITELY
TAKE SOME OF YOUR TIME,
AND IT'S JUST AN
ADDICTIVE SPORT.
I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE
I CAN DESCRIBE IT.

A clip shows a kid struggling with a fish in his hands.

Terry says THE MAIN THING IS TIME.
PEOPLE HAVEN'T GOT
THE TIME THESE DAYS.
THEY DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO
TAKE A WHOLE DAY AND GO, YOU
KNOW, DRIVE TWO, THREE HOURS.
THEY MIGHT CATCH A FISH, AND
THEY MIGHT NOT CATCH A FISH.
HERE THEY KNOW THEY
CAN CATCH A FISH.
THEY CAN COME HERE,
THEY'RE GONE IN TWO HOURS,
AND THEY'VE GOT THEIR
FISH, AND THEY ARE HAPPY.

(music plays)

A clip shows Steve and Henry sitting by a campfire.

Henry says TAKE A LOOK.
THE SUN IS GOING DOWN.
IS THAT BEAUTIFUL OR WHAT?

Steve says GORGEOUS SUNSET.

Steve opens a bottle of red wine.

Henry says OH, LOOK AT THAT.

Steve says ON AN OCCASION SUCH AS THIS
ONE, I THINK IT'S ONLY FAIR
THAT I PROPOSE A
TOAST TO YOU, HENRY.

Henry says WHAT A GUY.

Steve says THIS HAS BEEN A
SPECTACULAR DAY.
HERE'S TO YOU.

Henry says THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
IT WAS A GREAT DAY.
AND I'M TELLING YOU WHAT,
I'M LOOKING AT THIS FISH,
AND IT'S ALMOST READY.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
LET'S PUT SOME
OF THAT IN THERE.

Steve says THESE SPUDS ARE
READY TO GO, I THINK.

Henry says ALL RIGHT.

Steve says THIS IS MARVELLOUS.
THIS IS MARVELLOUS.

Henry says ALL RIGHT.
I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
THREE NICE PIECES HERE.
THIS FISH IS PERFECT.

Steve says CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW I WRESTLED
THAT SUCKER INTO THE BOAT?
ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL?

Henry says OKAY, THIS IS YOURS.

Steve says MARVELLOUS.
PUT THIS DOWN HERE.

Henry says GREAT.

Steve says GET A PLATE FOR YOU HERE.

Henry says IT'S GOING TO BE HOT.
BE CAREFUL.

Steve says OKAY.
TAKE THAT SIDE.

Henry says OH, FANTASTIC.

Steve says HONEY HARBOUR,
YOU ARE A OKAY.

Henry says BEAUTIFUL.
HAVE SOME BEANS.

Steve says NOT A BAD WAY TO
SPEND A DAY, IS IT?

Henry asks YOU GOT YOUR FORK READY?
YOU'RE GOING TO
LOVE THE TASTE.

Steve says I'M READY.

Henry asks SOME BEANS?

Steve says SURE.
BRING 'EM ON.

Henry says YOU GOTTA HAVE BEANS.

Steve says AND SOME CORN.

Henry says OKAY.
THERE YOU GO.

Steve asks ARE WE IN BUSINESS?
SHOULD WE TRY
THESE BABIES NOW?

Henry says ABSOLUTELY.
ALL RIGHT, YOU GET
THE FIRST TASTE.

Steve says OKAY, LET'S GO.

Henry says TELL ME.
AM I A GOOD COOK OR WHAT?

Steve says HERE WE GO.

Henry says SOMETHING ELSE.

Steve says HENRY WASZCZUK,
WILL YOU MARRY ME?
[laughing]

Henry says LISTEN, I'LL COOK FOR YOU,
BUT I WON'T MARRY YOU.
IT'S BEEN GREAT.
I LOVE IT.

Steve says FABULOUS DAY.
THANKS SO MUCH.

Henry says SUPER.

Steve says THAT IS GOOD.
THAT IS JUST RIGHT.

A clip shows the sunset behind the trees.

Watch: Studio 2's Fishing Special