By Ken Schultz
The Weather Channel once aired a segment that I filmed with them about fishing and the weather. It first ran on their now-defunct Atmospheres program at the end of December and in the first week of January, and was re-aired many times in the following months. I was surprised by the number of people who saw that episode and contacted me about it. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been, because, next to ESPN, the Weather Channel is probably the most popular network for anglers and hunters.
In the segment, I introduced Atmosphere’s co-host Mish Michaels to fishing, briefly giving her some casting lessons with spinning tackle and then helping her catch her first bass and pickerel. She had fun, which came through in the show, and which was great for helping to expose the sport to many people who may not fish.
Additionally, however, our purpose was to talk about the affects of weather on fish and fishing. Fortunately the weather played into our hands in the two days of filming, as we had a very warm day followed by a cold, blustery, overcast day.
At the outset of the second day of fishing, Mish asked me if
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