(to see a video about my adventure, click HERE)
Friday was a great day: the skies were blue, the air was cool for Spring but warming up, and we were able to start a long weekend. It was the perfect day to meet up with Mark Beauchesne from the NH Fish & Game Department on beautiful Lake Winnasquam and film a fishing show for New Hampshire’s Wild Side, a great outdoor adventure TV show that the Fish & Game department produces for WBIN TV (Boston/Manchester) that you can catch Saturdays at 7:00 am and Sundays at 11:00 pm (see local listing times here – you can also view in MA and VT from what I understand – and it is available on the NH F&G YouTube Channel.
Mark loaded his boat in the water, and my Mom and Dad loaded our boat, as they were going to be the camera boat for us! Jason, our camera man, arrived and he outfitted me with a teeny tiny little camera that I wore under my clothes so that even if he was on the other boat filming, he could hear every word that Mark and I said.
Now, we are off!
Trying to find some fish. To pass the time and get some good content for the show, Mark asked me about where I like to fish, how I got started, what lures I like to use, if I have advice for young anglers, about my business (Kid In Outdoors, LLC), my mission to get kids OFF of video games and back into the outdoors.
I kept him entertained with my accents and impersonations.
In the end, I think Mark caught a lot more fish than I did. I was busy talking and being an entertainer – I did a great job with my baitcaster and was able to talk about a lot of different lures that day though. I can’t wait to see how the episode comes out!
Do you know about all the amazing things the Fish & Game department does? Most people just think they sell hunting and fishing licenses, which of course they do if you are old enough to need one (I don’t yet!) but they also are an AMAZING public resource whose mission is to:
- Conserve, manage and protect the state’s fish, wildlife, and marine resources and their habitats;
- Inform and educate the public about these resources;
- Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.
There is a ton of educational material on their website. They do a great job. Plus, EVENTS! We try to go to as many of their events as we can. They are often FREE! So check them out. Other states too – your local F&G department is there for you! Fund them! Support them! Love them! We do!
To see a montage video about all the stuff we did behind the scenes of the TV show that day, check this out!
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