Posted by: Andy Whitcomb
December 27, 2011

Andy Whitcomb

What is your favorite fishing show?

A) “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show

B) “Facts of Fishing

C) “Bassmaster Elite Series

D) “So you think you can Bill Dance”

E)  There are fishing shows?!

If you answered “E,” you might be missing out.

Okay, so I made up the title of Choice “D” but the Bill Dance Outdoors TV show has been on the air since 1968. There are many other fishing shows to choose from and, for those of us who just cannot get enough of fishing, even an entire channel devoted to fishing. WFN, the World Fishing Network “provides a daily escape for over 50 million recreational and sport fishing,” 24/7.

I prefer fishing shows that treat fish with respect, as the star of the show. Another quality I enjoy –  when the host is really having a great time, and is so enthusiastic that it makes me want to get out on the water afterwards.

Although I’m sure they don’t give away all their secrets, there are also tips and tricks galore. I frequently learn something new to try.  Maybe it is just a different time or place to use a known technique.  Sometimes just a slight change in the presentation can make the difference and really turn on the bite.

Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad living in Oklahoma. Visit him at

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Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad. He says there are “people who fish”… and there are “fishermen”. One of the few things he knows is that he is a “fisherman”... To the point it could be classified as borderline illness. Sharing this obsession is rewarding, therapeutic. He likes to encourage people to “stop and smell the crappie." Enjoys catching fish, but gets a greater thrill out of helping someone else hook up. Born in Florida, but raised on the banks of Oklahoma farm ponds. Now relocated to western Pennsylvania. He has fished, worked, lived all around the US. He has a B.S. in Zoology from Oklahoma State as well... And he met his wife while electrofishing. He has been contributing weekly to since 2011.                                                                                Find out about the rest of Take Me Fishing Blog Authors.

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0 responses to “What is your favorite fishing show?”

  1. greenmanmatt says:

    yup bill dance i the best

  2. Bassnewbie says:

    I like the North American Fisherman where they go to different lakes and also provide tips on knot tying, etc. Bill Dance is okay but he gets a little too corny sometimes. Ever seen some of his bloopers?

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