November 2016

Fishing Life Lesson #1: The Benefit of Hard Work

If you’ve been fishing long enough, you probably already know you can learn some serious life lessons while spending time with those slimy little creatures (no, I’m not talking about your fishing buddies).

And one of the first lessons that fishing probably can ever teach you is: If you want something, you have to work for it.

You can’t just stand on the side of the lake and expect fish to jump into your open arms. (I know fish don’t seem that smart, but even they have some standards.)

If you really want to catch some fish, you’ve got to at least get out your fishing pole and stick it in the water.

Putting a Gimmie lure on said pole could also help you catch even more fish. (Just saying.)

Anyways, I think you get my drift.

The more effort, time, and work you put into fishing, the more fish you’ll get.

Why do you think professional fishermen are so good at fishing?

It’s because they spent years perfecting their technique, studying all kinds of fish, and practicing over and over again until the fish just seemed to swim up to them whenever they willed it.

The same goes for everything else in life.

If you want the world to hand over something to you (for example, fish), then you’ve got to give something in return (fishing).

So, put on those big boy and girl pants, and fish on!

Because whether or not you can see it now, one day you will reap what you sow.

 

Happy fishing!

From: The Gimmie Family

Gimmie Freedom

In the midst of so much change in our country, it’s easy to forget just how blessed we truly are.

We are free to live our dreams.

We are free to say what we want despite how it affects others.

We are free to vote.

And in honor of the Thanksgiving season and all of the blessings that we, as Americans, are given by God, I think it’s high time that we slow down to show a little gratitude.

First of all, the Gimmie Family would like to thank God for blessing our country against great odds.

Thank you to all of the presidents throughout the generations that have sacrificed their own lives and safety for the sake of the United States and the people within it.

Thank you to our brand new president, for having the courage to accept a role of leadership that most of us wouldn’t have the strength to uphold.

And we here at Gimmie Lure Co. would like to take an extra moment to especially thank our veterans who have served our country so valiantly.

YOU are the reason that we are free, and you deserve every honor and praise that the people of the United States, citizen or not, can offer.

You, the heroes of the United States of America, will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Gimmie Family.

God bless our veterans, our heroes, and God bless America from now into the future.

Here’s to the Vets:

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Winter Fishing

As fall comes to a close and winter rolls around, the Gimmie family knows the real question that should be on everyone’s mind: CAN I STILL FISH?

And the answer is yes. Yes you can.

But, you’re going to have to change your fishing strategy.  Because, let’s face it – there’s a reason so many people think you can’t go fishing in winter.

So, without further ado – if you’d rather keep on your fishing hat instead of trading it for an orange vest this year – here’s the basic tips and tricks for fishing in winter (specifically in freshwater).

First of all, fish are cold-blooded. Plain and simple. (Don’t worry, this is the Gimmie family. We won’t be getting all “sciencey” on you.)

That pretty much means that if the water’s colder, the fish won’t be wanting to move off of their nice, comfy fish sofas any time soon.

So, if you’re trying to fish your lure like a bat straight out of the Underworld like you did in summer, chances are the fish aren’t going to want to chase it down.

In the case of winter fishing, patience is most definitely a virtue.

It can also help to use a bigger, heavier lure to help slow it down even more. A live-looking lure can also add some luck on your side since it looks like something warm to eat. (If you were cold, would you really want to eat an equally cold turkey leg?)

Shad, herring, and yearling sunfish and perch are what fish tend to eat in winter since everybody else in the lake is hibernating, so try to find a lure that looks like one of those fish as well.

And since the fish are cold-blooded, that also means that they are going to be doing everything in their tiny fish power to stay warm, which includes huddling together in the warmer parts of the water.

Find a good spot where all the bass, muskie, crappie, or even catfish are all gathered, and prepare to camp out (not literally, but you get what I’m saying).

But the most important rule of fishing in winter is to STAY SAFE.

Bundle up like a caterpillar in a cocoon and check that weather forecast! (Because rain + cold – fish = no fun.)

 

From the Gimmie Family:
Enjoy your winter, and fish on!

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