No Service

Epic adventures are found where coverage is not.
Welcome to the No Service Tumblr, powered by Columbia. Outdoor ongoings from people who like to try stuff.

How does Chad Hoover catch fish every time he goes fishing? Watch to find out!

Published on Jun 2, 2014

Trolling for Mahi offshore? George Poveromo show us his trick for teasing up the big ones!

Backyard practice is the best way to get used to bait casting. Pro, Bob Izumi shows us how to put these tips into motion once you’re ready to hit the water.

When catch and release is the name of the game, it’s important to debarb for an easy time on the water.

Tips And Tricks: How To Find Fish With Chad Hoover

Tips And Tricks: Reeling In A Trophy with George Poveromo

Bob Izumi has the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to know when fishing with the versatile drop shot rod. Remember, practice makes perfect!

Bob Izumi has the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to know when fishing with the versatile drop shot rod. Remember, practice makes perfect!

Ready to give kayak fishing a try? Chad Hoover lets us know what essentials to look for when choosing this type of fishing transportation.

Good To Know: Leave The Bananas At Home?


Myth: Bananas bring bad luck to any fishing endeavor.

Fact: Although this one is technically a superstition, you will be hard pressed to find any angler who does not believe wholeheartedly that bananas bring bad mojo to a boat. Spend more than a few days aboard any fishing vessel, and you will quickly understand that there’s an omnipresent library of elements that dictate the luck associated with catching streaks and fishing slumps.

The exact origin of this centuries-old banana superstition remains unknown, but many theories abound. One version dates back to the Jack Sparrow age of tall ships and pirates, where fresh fruit was brought along on lengthy voyages to fight off scurvy and other maladies. When bananas were stored with other produce in the cargo, they rapidly rotted everything in their wake.

Another theory dates back to the Caribbean trade of the 1700s, where wooden sailing boats had to move quickly to deliver bananas before they spoiled. Fishermen on board found it impossible to troll for fish with such fast-moving boats.

Could the aversion against the yellow fruit come from the spiders and snakes that stowaway amongst the bananas. Or that the crescent moon-shaped fruit was the only thing left floating after a shipwreck? We may never know.

Regardless, keep in mind that bananas don’t have to be in the standard fruit form to invite bad luck. Banana muffins, daiquiris, dancing banana tattoos, and sunscreen or clothes bearing the name banana are also a no go in most serious anglers’ opinion.

So although we could technically debunk this myth if we really tried, we don’t recommend bringing a banana for a snack on your next fishing trip. You may just find yourself as fish bait instead.

You’ve made the catch, earned your bragging rights, and now it’s time to show the world. George Poveromo shares his tips for showing off your latest prize.