Fishing Scripts "Edges" Episode Intro [Read by Announcer]:
Edges have always been important to mariners, explorers and fishermen. After the great flood, Scripture reports that God defined the edges where waters end and lands begin.
Edges have often been misunderstood. Ancient sailors feared traveling too close to the edge of the world.
Maps warned of Terra Incognito, uncharted territory where, “Beyond here, There be Monsters!”
But brave souls thankfully persevered.
Discoverers still seek edges in the deepest depths and on the highest heights.
Edges also define fish behavior and location. The surface, the bottom, weed lines, current breaks and the shore dictate where fish feed, spawn and live their lives. To understand and respect edges is to understand fish and how to catch them.
On today’s show it’s all about edges.
Predator/Prey Relationships Show "Wraps":
Mood Intro [Announcer]:
“Sometimes you eat the bear. Sometimes the bear eats you.”
Whether a creature is a predator or a prey is often a matter of perspective.
Animals at the top of the food chain can be conquered by one-cell viruses or bacteria. But understanding a creature’s place in the food chain is key to understanding how it behaves and why.
Fish are no different. Understand where a species fits into the scheme of life, what it eats, and what eats it. That knowledge will help you find the fish and present the best lure to it.
Today it’s Predator/Prey Relationships.
Generic Intro [Announcer]
Welcome to People Who Fish presented by Triton Boats! With Bobby Murray the original Bassmaster Classic winner, and award-winning angling educator Billy Murray.
So many states… so many species… so many “People Who Fish!”
Bobby, everything under the water is interconnected.
All species depend on others to survive. Even the smallest fish depend on phytoplankton or zooplankton for food.
In order to successfully catch fish by angling, you must, by definition, participate in the food chain. Usually by mimicking the prey a fish prefers.
And understanding a fish’s natural predators will also help you know where to find it.
Understanding the predator/prey relationship is critical to successful angling.
[v/o off camera]
[Billy/Bobby discussion about Predator/Prey]
No species on earth exists without the help of others. Predators depend on prey for food.
And the whole system depends on predators to keep the balance in check.
We’re fortunate to be at the top of the food chain.
Yep until the bear or bacteria gets us.
But really, being a good steward of our natural resources is always important. Understanding the predator/prey relationship will help us catch more and bigger fish.
And understanding our place at the top of the line should help us all take better care of this fantastic resource.