The Impact of Modern Equipment
Technology in sports, especially fishing, has garnered a lot of attention over time. Live sonar has significantly impacted the fishing world, especially in the techniques and skills anglers use with it. The real question is: Is technology destroying our fishery populations or is harvesting levels the issue?
When I started fishing in the sixties, we fished from the bank, canoe, or jon boat with bamboo poles, steel rods and reels, sticks for poles and cord for line. Electronics did not play a role in our fishing and catching. We had to use instinct and lessons learned overtime to fit the conditions and the waters we fished. We caught a lot of fish.