Fishing was, and always will be, the toughest sport to shoot for television. Two variables always made it a challenge: the fish and the weather; if either one does not cooperate, then you're in for a long day. So just imagine the task we had at World Fishing Network to cover a three day live event tournament in July 2008 of over 50 anglers on a large body of water. We had four camera men on different boats throughout the day and used the same four to cover the weigh-in once they were back on land. Shot live to tape, the Canadian Open of Fishing was a daunting task, but well worth the experience.
Soft spoken, but great with the stick, Derek Strub was always easy to work with, even if he was having a bad day on the water. On this weekend, he was in the hunt for a top-three finish and bagged several smallmouth bass when we jumped on board.