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The tin can that started my fishing passion!

Hi fellow anglers, fishing enthusiasts and AMFishers, this blog post is about the tin can that started my massive passion for fishing!

Who knew a tin can filled with some spinnerbaits could have that massive of an affect on me as a youngster, but it sure did!

I grew up with parents who were not very into the outdoors outside a couple of camping trips per year, so I am pretty sure fishing and the outdoors was just part of who I was and who I wanted to be in life. After having subscribed to the mailing list for the Bass Pro Shops online ordering catalogue, I knew I was spending time on something that had really intrigued me.

I would spend so much time looking through the catalogue at all this fishing stuff I had no idea about, which was very overwhelming but I was all over it trying to read through every bait description and watch every fishing show that was on TV to learn as much as I could.

Not to this red tin can below, I believe it was called the Tin O Spins, which came filled with 10 assorted spinnerbaits. I started out fishing with spinnerbaits as that was the simplest bait I had read about and it also was the most common bait I would see fishing guys using in magazines and the shows. Man oh man was I one happy camper when my first order from Bass Pro Shops arrived, this tin of spinnerbaits really did change my life!


I was doing everything I could to learn as much about fishing, all my time was dedicated to checking on when the shows would be on, to scrounging up enough money to buy some fishing magazines and even spending that hard earned weekly allowance money of an order from Bass Pro Shops. 

The unfortunate part was I did not get out much and basically lived fishing though my magazines and TV shows, because of my parents not being outdoorsy it was tough to get to any lakes, so you could bet that on those two camping trips per year I would vanish and spend my time casting even though I had limited understanding of what I was actually doing.

Now all these years later I have fished well over 1,000 times, caught some very good quality memorable fish and run a fishing blog and video blog series, looks like all that time back then was spent well.  There is definitely something to be said for finding what you passion or passions in life are and taking as many steps that are needed to live those passions!


As of today my written blog has reached many people around the world as has my video series and when I spend time responding to questions and comments it feels like it’s the best way to spend my time, helping others learn to catch fish is what I know I was put on this earth to do.

If you are looking to learn more about a specific fresh water fish species or multi species fishing, then AMFisH is the right place for you! Make sure to visit all my social pages, where you will find a lot of value add content and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can follow the bi-weekly videos series!

I would love to know what started your passions and love for fishing so please feel free to share and engage with me on any social platform you are on…looking forward to chatting with many of you soon!

The AMFisH guy…tight lines!

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AMFisH blog post – Spring fishing tips to selecting the right baits for early season fishing!

Hi AMFisHers! Early spring fishing is just about here and it seemed like a great time to write a short blog post about tips on how to select the right baits for the early season.

This is a short video review of what size of baits to start off with and how/when to consider progressing up in size during the fishing season.

After the long winter months fish usually start getting very active once the ice melts off the lakes and open water is vibrant.  Spring is all about rejuvenation so we as #AMFisHers, anglers and fishing enthusiasts must remember one key thing come spring and that is size will matter!

Any baitfish from the previous year either were lucky enough to have survived the harsh reality of being eaten and have grown to a decent size or they were eaten.  Come spring fish will spawn the next generation of baitfish which will start off a very small fry of bait. Now taking this into consideration in the early months, the best approach for success in to match that same size of bait with your lures.

I would suggest looking through your tackle boxes and bait trays, to find all the baits you have between that 2 inch to 3 inch size and make sure these are lean skinny body style baits. This range in size is a great range to start with and why the baits need to be lean and skinny is that baitfish will not have grown much at all, so they will not have a chunky body style yet, they will be very skinny and with a long styled body.  Find these types of baits and add them into a spring “go to” fishing tackle tray!

As spring progresses and summer approaches you can increase the size of baits, both the length and girth of the baits you are using to once again match the size of the bait as it grows. The number two things to have at the top of the list for what baits fish will react to most are, does the bait have a body profile that the fish can relate to having seen or see regularly and two does that bait move and swim like something the fish have seen and reacted to in their natural environments. These two things are so critical when it comes to catching or not catching fish and they are far more important than color or scent.

Spring is a great time of year to catch high numbers of fish and some good quality fish, so you don’t want to be out there using the wrong baits and missing out on that hungry spring feeding frenzy!

Hope you found this post helpful and if you have any questions feel free to ask me.

The AMFisH guy…tight lines!

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