National Fishing & Boating Week is June 4th - 12th
How amazing would it be if we could all have jobs doing what we love to do on the weekends? It's beyond your dream job, because it's something you're so passionate about you do it on your own time and your own dime, every chance you get. You could be an NFL head coach instead of an arm chair quarterback, a travel channel host instead of a tourist, a pro angler! Yes, someone who gets paid to fish. Now, that sounds like a good gig, but I've got news for you. Even at the highest level of tournament fishing, it's a lot harder to make a living than you think. Between entry fees, travel expenses, fuel for boats and tow vehicles, it costs almost $100k just to be on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Then factor in tens of thousands of miles on the road, weeks away from home and 5 - 7 days of hard fishing against Kevin VanDam and the rest of the Elite field every week no matter what the weather is doing. If you aren't the total package, I wouldn't quit your day job, but I also wouldn't let it keep you from bringing value to whatever it is that you are the most passionate about. If you're reading this post, then chances are, you're "thing" is fishing. So why not use your passion for fishing, your experience, your time or money to do something that has a positive impact on an individual, the environment or society?
I propose that we all, as anglers, commit to doing something of value with at least some of our time and money spent fishing. National Fishing & Boating Week is coming up June 4th - 12th. I can't think of a better way to share your passion for the sport than to fish a charity event, take a kid fishing or treat a wounded veteran to a day on the water. Better yet, since it's license free fishing from the 4th - 12th, it's the perfect opportunity to take somebody fishing who has never been. When you teach someone to fish, you not only give them a gift for life, you also help create another steward of the environment, and we need as many of those as we can get.
Between earthquakes in Japan, tornadoes in the South and the flooding Mississippi River there are literely millions of people in need. Volunteer, donate or fish a charity event and help those who can't help themselves.
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What are you doing to help the victims of the recent disasters?