The two go hand and hand. Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoy living five minutes from such a productive river. I can only think of a few times I’ve been skunked. There (usually) isn’t anyone on the water. And my home waters provide a variety of hard fighting fish. But what really cultivated my passion for the sport is that each outing provided some hint of adventure you can only find by being outdoors. I have always been fond of the desolate and uninhabited and my spirit has long desired to live off grid, remote, and mostly self sustained (Im sure the wife to be and kids would just love it, not.) That being said, this looks like a f@#&ing blast:
Animal Planet to Premiere “Fish Or Die” Sunday May 1st at 11:00pm EDT
Four diehard fishermen are determined to be the first to fish the most remote waters left on earth…or die trying. The places they go are so isolated and dangerous that a camera crew can’t follow them, so they film their adventures themselves. Their plan is to travel across all seven continents in a vegetable oil powered pickup truck, chasing rumors and hearsay of giant fish and virgin waters. Throughout the adventure, they will battle the elements, dodge drug cartels and endure hell, as they risk their lives in an attempt to live their dream.
There are still thousands and thousands of remote and unexplored bodies of water scattered across the globe. Hidden from time, seemingly inaccessible and always dangerous locations, most of these waterways hold fish – big fish – fish that have never seen a lure or a fly.
Getting to them could and should kill a person, or make their life worth living. These four best friends prefer to assume the latter. Following in the footsteps of their heroes; Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Johnny Knoxville, these self proclaimed fish bums are determined be the first to find, and fish, these wild places — or die trying.
Fueled by vegetable oil, mostly questionable judgment, and an unquenchable desire to live life to the fullest, it is guaranteed be the adventure of a lifetime. Grab a rod, hop in, and buckle the f@ck up because it’s going to be one hell of a ride.