We have had the chance to undertake some of the courses in the Faculty of Fishing curriculum over the past week-or-so and we have to say, wow. Within the first say, 10% of the courses we have learned enough to know that we will fish differently next time we hit the water.
The Faculty of Fishing courses teach anglers about fish biology, meteorology, gear selection, and the science behind the waterways you fish. This course is just insane, that’s the only way we can explain it. When we signed up we got the pro-package, it comes with around 30 courses that last about 20 minutes each that is a lot of time to soak in a lot of information that is fed to you by way of animated slides and voiced-over animations. These animated slides are the driving force behind making you want to keep going on the course, they are both interesting and engaging.
Throughout the first portion of the courses the information that has most stood out to us was stuff like what each fin on the fish does and why it does it, how barotrauma effects fish, and a plethora of information on how water temperature changes a fish’s metabolism and thus their feeding habits, and that is just the first lesson.
In lesson two it went over a fish’s sensory organs; vision for example, it goes over monocular vs. binocular vision, how a fish sees color and how to exploit that information to pick the right color and size lure for conditions. This lesson also goes over how fish smells; this is rather interesting because of how they taste as well, much like people, when we smell something strong enough we can kind of taste in, at least in our heads. Perhaps the most important for those of us who fish crankbaits a lot is how the fish feels vibration, I personally was taken aback by how they feel the vibrations, I thought I knew but there is a lot more to it than just what I thought.
By lesson three I was so enthralled in all of this I couldn’t help but stay up till 2am in the morning, even with school being only 5 hours away. This lesson went over how to read a body of water. Reading the water is perhaps the most important part of fishing because if you can’t read it then you don’t know how to use the information it shows and how to utilize it. The neat thing about this lesson is it goes into what each kind of waterway has to offer and why it has those things to offer. Not only does this lesson tell you about the waterways it also tells you how to fish them, which is something that every angler needs to know.
Lesson four starts out talking about the old adage, 90% of the fish live in 10% of the water and 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish, which is an awesome way to start out this lesson. This lesson goes over how to use lake maps to benefit your time out on the water, along with how to better use sonar to get your lure in the strike zone and keep it there longer. This lesson really put together everything from the first three lessons and shows why and how they all fit together.
For many of anglers learning about fishing is done strictly by experience, but why deal with trial and error when you can sit down in your nice comfy chair, learn about fishing and then be able to fish without having to use the trial and error method. Being able to avoid this kind of fishing will allow you to get out on the tournament trail and improve your chances to win the big money, which really, isn’t that what everybody wants?
Not only does the Faculty of Fishing courses focus on fish it also comes $65 worth of graduate gift materials when you get the $70, now how can you complain about that when this information will help you become a better angler. If that isn’t enough for you though Faculty of Fishing is also working on Species Specific courses to better suit each circumstance.
Still not sure? Check out the Faculty of Fishing website for a free course by visiting www.facultyoffishing.com or clicking the image below.