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Cermele's Finest Failures: A Hook Shots Christmas Special

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December 17, 2009

Cermele's Finest Failures: A Hook Shots Christmas Special

By Joe Cermele

Fish don't care one lick that you've set a day (or three) aside to film an episode of a web fishing show. I've learned much about this since I started putting "Hook Shots" together back in the spring. I'll come clean: for every episode you've seen this season, I've had at least two misses in between. So for the final episode of 2009, I thought I'd go out on a humble note and show you some of the intended Hook Shots that just never came to pass. Hopefully, you'll get a laugh or two.

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Now there are many factors that can kill a day of filming. Weather is a biggie, followed closely by lack of fish. As a general rule, I need to land at least three of the target species to make it work. Then there are superstition factors. As an example, I won't name names, but there are a few people who have convinced me they are utterly hopeless Hook Shots jinxes. Put them and a camera on any body of water, and suddenly that water is void of fish.

In any case, I've had a ton of fun putting Hook Shots together this year, and I can't thank all of you enough for tuning (or clicking) in to watch. I'll be back with Season II shortly after the New Year. I'm thinking either a hard-water show, or maybe I can weasel a trip to some place warm. "Welcome to Hook Shots. Today I'm in Costa Rica." Yeah, that sounds nice. -- JC

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from earlyriser81 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I think you should include more of these scenes in your program. It is good to see the pros struggle here and there. And to be truthful it is entertaining.

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from IowaGuy wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I enjoyed it, makes it much more realistic! Fishing is meant to be fun and enjoyable. yes, catching 50 crappies in a couple of hours or a 10lb walleye make for special memories but so does hanging out for a day in the boat with friends, snagging your friends drink and spilling it all over.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

You know what they say about a bad days fishing.

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from Rick wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

jinx?

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from Fish_Eye wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

A trip to Costa Rica...that sounds good. Check me out on FB and the trailer for my new DVD. Merry Christmas Joe.

Mike

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from Long Run Fishin... wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

JC
Always good to see a Bloopers piece as Lord knows there are so many variables when it comes to planning a trip. How is the weather? The Moon Stage? High Tide or Low Tide? Bait around? Storm coming? etc..LOL...yeah, so much for a relaxing day on the water and couple that with the pressure of being on camera.

ps. We're waiting for Hooks Shots Bloopers of the Wedding and Honeymoon...Kind of gives a whole new meaning to "Spooning"..

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from Kirk Everett wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Any fishing trip with the Trenton Makes Bridge in the background is my kind of story! Strong work Joe!

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from earlyriser81 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I think you should include more of these scenes in your program. It is good to see the pros struggle here and there. And to be truthful it is entertaining.

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from IowaGuy wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I enjoyed it, makes it much more realistic! Fishing is meant to be fun and enjoyable. yes, catching 50 crappies in a couple of hours or a 10lb walleye make for special memories but so does hanging out for a day in the boat with friends, snagging your friends drink and spilling it all over.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

You know what they say about a bad days fishing.

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from Rick wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

jinx?

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from Fish_Eye wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

A trip to Costa Rica...that sounds good. Check me out on FB and the trailer for my new DVD. Merry Christmas Joe.

Mike

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from Long Run Fishin... wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

JC
Always good to see a Bloopers piece as Lord knows there are so many variables when it comes to planning a trip. How is the weather? The Moon Stage? High Tide or Low Tide? Bait around? Storm coming? etc..LOL...yeah, so much for a relaxing day on the water and couple that with the pressure of being on camera.

ps. We're waiting for Hooks Shots Bloopers of the Wedding and Honeymoon...Kind of gives a whole new meaning to "Spooning"..

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from Kirk Everett wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Any fishing trip with the Trenton Makes Bridge in the background is my kind of story! Strong work Joe!

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