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Trouble at Lowrance

January 27, 2010 2 comments



This article from Tulsa World amazes me on many levels. It is more evidence that Lowrance is suffering from poor customer satisfaction in spite of the state of the art technology they have introduced. But more importantly–to have such an uproar due to one CSR’s resignation–what other industry shows this kind of passion and loyalty?


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Beautiful Video

January 9, 2010 Leave a comment

This video will not help your spring fever.

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BASS eliminates Bassmaster Women’s trail

January 4, 2010 2 comments
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A Favorite Missing From ESPN2’s 2010 Fishing Slate.

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

ESPN2 Outdoors announced their 2010 fishing programming (read the full press release on Wired2Fish) and one of Bo’s favorites was noticeably absent.  It appears we have seen our last new episode of Day on the Lake.  We have submitted inquiries to confirm the show wasn’t picked up in 2010 and will post an update as soon as we hear from them.

Ironically, we were just discussing Day on the Lake on the last podcast as the show ranked 6th on Bo’s list of Top 10 TV Shows.   There is no shortage of fishing shows that illustrate how to catch fish at premiere locations when conditions are perfect.  Day on the Lake joins Angler on Tour as one of the few shows that illustrate how the Pros deal with the same real life struggles on the water that all of us average fishermen have to deal with.   And it appears Day on the Lake joins Angler on Tour as a show that is no longer being aired.

Famous guest loses cool on show–hangs up

December 8, 2009 1 comment

There has been a delay in the release of the December 2009 podcast episode.  While  recording a segment on “frog fishing”, we were joined by a special guest who is perhaps the best known authority on frogs.  While recording this segment of the show this guest became very frustrated, irate, and somewhat hostile.  As Hosts of the show this took us by surprise as this guest has a reputation for being friendly and is frequently shown to have an easy to get along with disposition on his many TV appearances.  When guest Kent Brown tried to change the subject to jig fishing the guest in question became even more unnerved and ultimately disconnected from the conference call–but not before mentioning that he would be speaking with his lawyer.  For this reason we are not comfortable printing the guest’s name at this time.

After much deliberation The Armchair Anglers have decided to edit out the offensive parts of the tirade, and otherwise publish the segment in question as planned.  Our goal at The Armchair Anglers is to have honest discussions about current fishing topics.  We make every effort to present these issues in a fair and balanced way–but will not back down from objectively discussing these issues.  In short, we will not let this show turn in to the fisherman’s version of the Jerry Springer show nor will we let it become an infomercial that is scared to discuss  real news and current events.   We are seeking the appropriate balance that our listener’s deserve.

Due to the extra editing required, the release of the show has been delayed by a few days.  Please check back soon to listen to the newest episode.

Sincerely,

Bo Crawford and Clint Jacobs

How not to net a fish

December 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Kent Brown takes a plunge!

While doing research for the soon to be released December 09 episode, I came across this YouTube video of possibly the worst net attempt in history.  Kent is a good sport for sharing.

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Georgia businesses could lose $26 billion annually from water wars with Alabama, Florida

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2009/11/post_238.html

$26 billion with a B!!?? I will have to look into the math behind this claim….Bo

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Xpress X19 Swamped on Erie

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

A very bad day that could have been much worse

Those who know me know that I have two fishing fetishes: 1) I love stories of oldie but goodie lures being used in modern times, and 2) I love aluminum boats.  I thought I’d share this story written by Steve Coulter and his eerie experience on Erie in an aluminum boat. Being swamped is not cool.  But the fact that the boat’s flotation worked is cool.  Click here to read about Eerie Erie — Bo

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