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March 31, 2009

Let's Talk Fishing: Unlock your fish-finding potential, April 8; Downriggers and Trolling, April 15

CONCORD, N.H. - Evening fishing talks by angling experts continue at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with "Fishing Electronics," on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, when Carlton Schumacher from Hummingbird Fish Finders takes you beyond turning on the fish finder.  This program will explain the special features of those electronic gadgets that can take your fishing experience to a whole new level. Unlock your fish-finding potential!  The talk starts at 7 p.m. at New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.  Admission is free.  There is no pre-registration; come early for a good seat.

"Find out what sonar is, what it does, and how you can use it to find fish," said Schumacher.  "We'll also look at features of fish finders, like GPS and side-imaging, that can help you not only find fish, but locate places where fish tend to congregate, so you can go back again and again. Another thing people ask about is how to network your electronics. I'll be glad to talk about that, too. Bring your questions."

Originally from Minnesota, Schumacher has decades of angling experience, holds a Captain's license, and fishes both fresh and saltwater.  "You don't have to be a 'techie' to improve your fishing with electronics," he says. "Come find out what it's all about."

The following week, the spring series of fishing talks concludes with a repeat of registered New Hampshire fishing guides Jason Parent and Travis Williams' presentation of "Downriggers and Trolling" on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. Known for their innovative trolling techniques, Parent and Williams talk about trolling and downrigger use for successful fishing in the big lakes all season long. The session was scheduled following an overwhelming response to their first talk in March. Come learn to catch salmon on the big lakes all season long!

Meanwhile, don't miss a fish talk double-header coming up this week (talks start at 7 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters; admission is free; come early for a good seat):

  • Wednesday, April 1 - "Fly Fishing New Hampshire's Upper Connecticut River for Trophy Trout" featuring registered New Hampshire fishing guide Angus Boezeman (back by popular demand).

  • Thursday, April 2 - "Walleye Fishing 101," Fish and Game Warmwater Project Leader Gabe Gries covers the basics of open-water fishing for walleye, including successful tackle and lure suggestions for catching these impressive fish year round, plus insights on walleye life cycle, habits and habitat.  Get a glimpse of N.H. walleye action at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/fisheries_management/walleye_survey.html.

Find out more about fishing in New Hampshire, including online license sales, at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/fishing.htm.

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