During a conversation with my good buddy and fellow competitor Merv Low last night, he mentioned how I ‘fished blind’ because I don’t use any electronics. I jokingly replied “on the contrary Merv, it’s the lack of electronics that makes me fish with my eyes wide open”.
When you are fishing with no gps and no depth finder you are forced to use every bit of available data such as birds, visible land formations, current lines, surface tension and anomalies in swell lines, etc. You are forced to be far more aware of and present in your environment than when you are simply looking at a screen. Don’t get me wrong, a depth finder will always give you more information about bottom structure than you can gather with your eyes, ears and nose…I just enjoy doing things Indian style.” — Lance Clinton of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica, came in 3rd- place in a field of kayak fishermen from around the world.
About the Author Britt Nelson relocated to Costa Rica in 2011 from Florida, where he served as news editor for the Palatka Daily News, a newspaper owned by the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group (NYT-RNG) for 20 years.
Nelson served the NYT-RNG for 18 years in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida as a correspondent, reporter, staff writer, senior staff writer training new reporters, copy editor, page designer, editorial writer, editorial page editor and editorial board member.