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Fishing Fridays Radio Interviews Bernie Schultz Over a Million Dollars in Prize Money

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I’m excited today because today we have Bernie Schultz.

Bernie is a native Floridian with more than 30 years of experience competing at the highest level of tournament fishing.

– With two US and two Canadian titles, he has won well over a million dollars in prize money.

– In addition to competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bernie Schultz serves as a consultant to many of the biggest brands in fishing, including Shimano, Rapala, Mercury Marine, Power Pole, Garmin, and others.

– He also serves as a columnist for several major fishing publications, including Bassmaster, Florida Sportsman, Ontario’s Just Fishing, and Inside Line.

Welcome, Bernie.

How you doing, Mike? Good to meet you.

All right, yeah. Great. Tell us, what are you up to today?

Oh, I got a few renovations going on at the house. I’ve got a little bit of a down period between tournaments, and we’re doing a kitchen remod. That sounds pretty boring, I’m sure, to your listeners, but that’s what’s going on at our house today.

What’s your next tournament?

Next tournament is on Lake Hartwell. It’s on the Georgia-South Carolina border. It’s right on the state line, and it’s a fabulous fishery. That’s in the first part of April. Then we leave directly from there to Winyah Bay, which is on the coast just north of South… what is it? Charleston.

Okay, gotcha. How long have you been fishing?

Well, I’ve been fishing tournaments over 30 years. I’ve been fishing my entire life. Even as a really young kid I was on the water. My grandfather and my mother were kind of the inspiration for me. We lived on a lake in Sanford, Florida. That’s where I learned to… I mean, I learned the basics there.

Nice. So it was your grandfather and your mother?

Correct, yeah. My dad didn’t fish, but dad always made sure there was water nearby and that I had a boat. My grandfather was a fisherman, and my mom was exposed to that early on. That’s where I got it, was through them.

Wow. Tell us, how did you start fishing competitively? From when you were a kid and you were just doing it for fun, and then all of a sudden you decided to start fishing competitively?

Well, I kind of backed into it, Mike. I was a student at the University of Florida, and one of my instructors was in a bass club. We figured out pretty early on during the class that we both fished and that we had a common interest, and then we started fishing together. He encouraged me to come to a bass club meeting, and I did. As a guest, I was invited to fish in a tournament, and my first draw was Shaw Grigsby, of all people. That kind of hooked me at that point. I mean, I’d been fishing long before that, but that was my first exposure to competitive fishing.

Your first exposure to competitive fishing, and you get partnered up with Shaw Grigsby.

Yeah. Pretty strange turn of events, but… And we’ve remained friends to this day. Shaw was a great angler when I got involved with the club. I knew how to fish, but I didn’t understand the mechanics of tournament fishing. It’s a completely different thing. I mean, fishing under the clock with the pressure of money on the line, and at this level, with sponsors and media and fans, it really changes the whole way you approach the game. Fishing for fun is… you know, that’s one thing, but when you start a career in competitive fishing, you figure out pretty quickly that there’s a big transformation.

Well, let me ask you. This is always interesting to our listeners, is, what’s the biggest problem, or what’s the biggest challenge you found when you got into competitive fishing?

When you go fishing for fun, there’s not a lot of pressure. When you’re fishing for survival, for your income, for raising your family, or for the companies you represent, it puts a lot of pressure on you. I think the biggest challenge is staying up with the fish and managing all those pressures. Fish move. You know, most tournaments are multi-day events, so it’s not like you can go out there for one day, and whatever happens that day determines the outcome. Most tournaments are three to four days long at the level that I compete at. That kind of takes the luck factor out. You have to be consistently productive over those three or four days. With all the pressures that I mentioned earlier, it becomes a challenge. Like I said, fish move around. You got to stay up with the fish, and things change constantly.

Yeah. You know, when it comes to tournament fishing, I understand experience plays a big part of it. What did you learn over your career in competitive fishing that’s helped you to succeed?

You know, it’s just a matter of time on the water, and you start picking up things. I mean, you learn tricks and techniques, and you learn how to use all the lures that are applied to different depths and types of cover. You know, bass are cover-oriented creatures. They like to be around things, usually. That doesn’t mean they’re not free-roaming. There are free-roaming fish. There are schooling fish that just travel chasing bait fish. But for the most part, bass are cover-oriented, structure-oriented. They relate to something. It’s the lessons I learned throughout my career trying to figure out how the bass are relating to key structures or features of a body of water that kind of has helped me survive.

Right. Let me ask you, when you’re going into a tournament, especially at your level, and you know it’s going to be a multi-day event, do you put together a plan of attack for each day, or one plan of attack for all four days?

Well, ideally, you want a single plan to work throughout a three or four day event. But you know, like I said earlier, fish have fins, and they use them. I mean, they move and they do different things. Their mood changes. Weather constantly changes. Even if you have stable conditions, the fish sometimes make a dramatic change in their habits. So you know, it’s constantly adapting and trying to figure out what the fish are going to do next. Usually, there is some consistency with minor variations, but there are some days when it’s dramatically different, where you have to scrap what you’re doing and start from scratch.

You know, and I always ask this of the people that we interview, is do you have a set limit of how much time that you’ll work a specific plan, and if it’s not working, then you move on right away? Or are you one of those anglers that’s more of a feel kind of person?

It is definitely by feel. I think that speaks for most guys. I mean, try to give your game plan every opportunity to work, but at some point if it becomes futile, you just have to scrap it. That’s what separates a lot of anglers on the water in how successful they are in their careers, is how well they adapt. You have to adapt constantly. As the sun gets higher, the water begins to warm, or if you have a cold front come in during the hours of competition, things are going to change. If the barometer changes, if there’s current flow that’s… You know, like if you’re fishing on a reservoir and they start running water through the turbines to create electricity, that generation puts fish in key places, and you have to adapt and find out where those key spots are. It’s always adapting and trying to adjust to whatever the situation brings.

What do you find is the hardest part about implementing your plan when you have wildly changing variables?

Just staying up with it. Timing. You know, so much of fishing successfully in tournaments is keyed on timing. It’s knowing where to be and when to be there, and having the right approach of the right lure, the right presentation. I mean, it could come down to casting angle. There’s so many variables. It’s incredible to try and take all that in and try and process it. I know I may make it sound a little harder than it is, but sometimes it is that challenging.

When you’re going through your tournaments, and the variables are changing and you’re kind of making changes as you go, are you taking notes as you go, or are you one of these guys that just keeps it in your head?

It’s in my head. Very few guys keep notes. I mean, there are guys that keep logs after an event’s over with, and maybe they record things at night after they’re off the water, but I don’t think you’re going to see any high-level tournament competitor stop what he’s doing to write down any notes during a competition.

Do you rely on your electronics?

Absolutely. I run Garmin electronics, and I’m using the new Livescope. It’s incredible what you can see underwater with that thing. I can actually see fish swimming beneath the surface with my electronics. I can see them approach a lure. They’re that good. I can make a cast, I can see my lure fall through the water column, and I can watch fish react to it. It’s incredible what you can see with electronics now. I rely heavily on the GPS aspects of them as well.

That’s amazing. What have you learned that’s made you better since you’ve started and as you’ve gone along over the last 30 years?

You don’t have enough time for that, I can tell you. I mean, it’s a constant process. If you’re not learning, you’re falling behind. This sport is constantly evolving. The technology, the equipment we have, and the strategies. I mean, that’s not to say that old tricks don’t apply. They do, and they work well. At times, it’s the old-school tactics that work the best. But anymore, the level of competition is so high and so skilled and so evolved that you really have to be on your game, and electronics is a big part of that.

Right. I think in any sport, technology is really playing a bigger and bigger role every year.

Absolutely. Absolutely. I mean, any sport, I think that speaks to.

Yeah. Lastly, as we come to the end of our interview, I want to ask you… I always ask these two questions. What is your most successful fishing secret?

It’s not a secret, but the best advice I can give your listeners is time on the water. The more time you spend on the water, the more exposure you’re going to have to what’s going on, the elements, the habitat, and how the fish are relating to all of that. Sitting in an armchair watching fishing shows on TV, that’s not going to get it. You’ll learn some basic things, but until you’re on the water applying what you know and learning by trial and error, you’re not really going to progress as quickly. So get out there and spend some time on the water and get to know what’s going on.

Nice. Second question. What’s your most successful or your favorite fishing lure or bait?

That’s tough. I have several. As far as lures, the convention term lure and plug, probably a Rapala Original Floating Minnow would be my first choice. It’s so versatile. It’s shaped like a minnow. It’s buoyant, but it can be worked beneath the surface as well. It’s a really good tool. Then a Yamamoto Senko. It’s a soft plastic worm. Most of your listeners, I’m sure, are very familiar with that. I really like those a lot. Then probably for a third choice would be a Hildebrandt spinnerbait, a tin roller, a bait that I designed for them. Those three baits are probably my most confident go-to lures that I can recommend.

Nice. I’d like to thank you for being on our show.

Sure.

But before we go, of course this is professional fishing, so do you have anything that you want to promote? If you do, tell our listeners what it is and how to get it.

Well, you know, anybody at this level of the game is supported by companies, both marine, tackle, and sometimes companies that aren’t involved in the sport directly. Non-endemics is what we refer to them as. I have a sponsor page. You can find all the sponsors that support me there. They’re the biggest brands in fishing. I mean, I’ve got Ranger, Mercury, Motor Guide, Garmin, Hildebrandt, Rapala, Fuji Rod Components, T-H Marine. I mean, I’ve got a lot of companies I represent out there, and I’m probably not going to get them all in.

You can learn a lot from what I write and what I share through those websites, those publications. There’s also an index for antique angling. If guys like old lures and they want to learn about them, I have an index of antique lures on my website.

Bernie, that’s a lot of great information for our listeners. Again, I want to thank you for being on our show.

Yeah, man. Any time. Just give me a shout. I’m happy to help.

All right, great. Hey, good luck in the Elite Series this year.

Thank you, sir. You have a good day.

All right. Take care.

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How to Record Zoom Meeting as a Participant & Without Host Permission

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Zoom meetings are fast-paced and frenetic, which makes it challenging for your team to stay on the same page. This can make it difficult to keep discussions brief and concise. To help keep everyone on the same page, you can use a Zoom meeting recording app. Participants can listen to the meeting and take notes without disrupting the flow of the meeting. The best part? You don’t need to be an IT pro to set up a Zoom meeting recording. Follow these simple steps to start recording your team’s meetings.

What is a Zoom Meeting Recording?

Unlike a normal meeting, which is audio-only, a Zoom meeting allows you to both see and hear everyone in the meeting room. Zoom takes notes during the meeting and sends the audio recording straight to your inbox. Then, you can edit and annotate the recording with your team’s comments. You can also share the recording with others who are on the meeting attendee list. Once you start recording, you can pause and resume the Zoom recording if you need to. And don’t worry, your team won’t be able to see that you’re recording them. Zoom offers several different recording options, so you can find one that works for your team.

Record Your Team’s Meetings with Zoom

If you’re looking to start recording your team’s Zoom meetings, consider setting up a recurring meeting. Every week, you can schedule a Zoom meeting to record the meeting. This makes it easier to stay consistent. You can also use a Zoom meeting recording app like Webex Meetings or Zoom to record your team’s meetings on your smartphones and tablets. Before you can record a meeting, make sure the option is turned on in your Zoom settings. Next, invite everyone to join the meeting via the company-wide Zoom app.  If you have any questions about the recording, click “Ask the host” and send an email to the host.

Set Up a Zoom Meeting Recording

While recording a Zoom meeting is convenient, you’ll want to make sure it’s set up correctly. Begin by inviting everyone who will be invited to the meeting to join via the Zoom app. Then, start the meeting and make sure the “Record” option is turned on. If the meeting is audio-only, then you won’t be able to record it. But, you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting. If the meeting is audio-only, then you won’t be able to record it. But, you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting. Once the meeting is finished recording, you’ll be able to view and edit the recording in your Zoom inbox. When you’re ready to save it, select “Save” from the header. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader.

how to record zoom meeting

If you’re looking to start recording your team’s Zoom meetings, consider setting up a recurring meeting. Every week, you can schedule a Zoom meeting to record the meeting. This makes it easier to stay consistent. You can also use a Zoom meeting recording app like Webex Meetings or Zoom to record your team’s meetings on your smartphones and tablets. Before you can record a meeting, make sure the option is turned on in your Zoom settings. Next, invite everyone to join the meeting via the company-wide Zoom app. Once everyone has accepted the invite, they will automatically be added to the meeting. Then, you can start the meeting and begin recording.  When you’re ready to save it, select “Save” from the header. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader.

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If you want to start recording your team’s Zoom meetings, you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia. This will allow you to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. If your team uses Zoom, you can also use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. This will help you stay on the same page with your team. Once you’ve set up your Zoom meeting recording, host the meeting and start recording. Then, start the screen recorder to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. You can use these recordings to help your team stay on the same page. Make sure to set the screen recorder’s audio level to “Mic +” or “Mic Only.” This will make sure you don’t accidentally record the meeting audio. Next, share your screen recordings with your team. They can then view and edit their screen recordings to make sure everyone is on the same page.

wrap up the meeting after the recording

 When you’re ready to save it, select “Save” from the header. END the meeting by announcing that it’s time to end the meeting. If you want to add a closing remark, then do so. But, make sure to announce that the meeting is over. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader. END the meeting by announcing that it’s time to end the meeting. If you want to add a closing remark, then do so. But, make sure to announce that the meeting is over. If you have any questions, you can send an email to the host or host leader.

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One benefit of recording your team’s Zoom meetings is that you can use a screen recorder like Camtasia. This will allow you to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. If your team uses Zoom, you can also use a screen recorder like Camtasia to record the meeting audio and take screen recordings. This will help you stay on the same page with your team. Make sure to set the screen recorder’s audio level to “Mic +” or “Mic Only.” This will make sure you don’t accidentally record the meeting audio. Next, share your screen recordings with your team. They can then view and edit their screen recordings to make sure everyone is on the same page.

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6 Tik Tok Mistakes To Avoid For Building A Good Marketing Strategy

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6 Tik Tok Mistakes To Avoid For Building A Good Marketing Strategy

Sometimes we people can lag having something new in a day, but our technology speed would never. Tech fields have touched spikes from the past to now by seeing the launch of social networking sites every day. If it comes to sharing an example, then nothing can beat the craze of Tik Tok marketing that people are still in the same passion and looking to shift to another platform that helps them gain popularity within a night. Counting the estimate from past years, Tik Tok has reached 800 million+ fans worldwide.

Tik Tok has gained massive success till it has ruled the market singlehandedly. But there are some mistakes if tackled with time then, the future can be different for it. If you want to build a good brand identity, you must avoid some mistakes that help you eliminate the situation that might become a hurdle for you in the future ahead.

  • Not Targeting The Right Audience.

The most common reason for not surviving TikTok in the market so long is that it is mainly coming into force to entertain the public at large. As it has whooping popularity with 8-00+ billion followers, people have started placing their ads on that. So selecting the niche where you need to target your audience is very important for avoiding mistakes for existence.

  • Not Being Fun

Before posting something on any social media or engaging platform, we have to analyze the content that needs to be placed accordingly. Like TikTok is a platform for entertainment and fun, you can’t place serious and wooden content there for gaining views. It’s just like you are ruining the pace of things meant to be there.

  • Not Sharing User-Generated Content

It needs to be deeply researched into what kind of videos can gain a high engagement rate. Not all kinds of videos are supposed to be posted there, as TikTok marketingdemands user-generated content. Try to build or gain the trust of your followers by making them feel comfortable with your linking. 

  • Not Feeling The Urgency Of Influencers

People love to believe those they feel more engaged with regularly or more frequently. So taking support from influencers to boost engagement on your platform would be a great move that can help you increase your brand visibility and increase followers’ reach. 

  • Lagging In Hashtag Challenges

If you have stepped into social media platforms, you must have good knowledge of how beautifully you can use hashtags. So sit and research what could be the best hashtags that can go well with your brand reach and how you can use them to increase your audience range.

  • Not Looking Realistic

Excessive promotional activity can snatch the realness out of your brand. Alternatively, you can go with content that indirectly benefits your product or services. Finally, try to adopt a more natural approach to encourage the brand so that followers love to become a part of your journey.

Takeaway

If you are searching for a reference where you can get all the amazing things done with your social media handles, you can reach out on the page ‘Socialboosting“. If your purpose is to increase the number of followers, boost engagement, Quality followers, and marketing tips, you should not delay reaching out there. Give it a right try in just the right way.

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Secrets to AI PRAPHRASING TOOL

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PRAPHRASING TOOL

If you’re like most people, you probably think that artificial intelligence (AI) is some sort of magic. After all, it can do things like read and understand human language, recognize faces and objects, and even beat humans at complex games like chess.

But the truth is, AI is just a tool. And like any tool, it can be used for good or for bad.

In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the ways that AI can be used for evil purposes. 

We’ll also discuss what you can do to protect yourself from these malicious uses of AI.

1. Creating Fake Videos and Photos

One of the most worrying ways that AI can be used for evil purposes is to create fake videos and photos. This is also known as “deep fakes.”

Deep fakes are created by using a type of AI called a generative adversarial network (GAN). A GAN consists of two neural networks: a generator and a discriminator.

The generator creates fake data, while the discriminator tries to distinguish between the real and fake data. The two networks compete with each other, and as they do, the generator gets better and better at creating realistic fake data. Check RemoteDBA for more details.

Deep fakes have been used to create fake celebrity porn, as well as political propaganda. In 2018, for example, a deep fake video of Barack Obama went viral. The video featured Obama saying things that he never actually said.

2. Stealing Your Personal Data

Another way that AI can be used for evil purposes is to steal your personal data. This is possible because many popular applications and websites use AI to recommend content to you based on your interests.

In order to do this, these applications and websites need to collect data about you. This includes things like your age, gender, location, and what you like to do online.

Once they have this data, they can sell it to advertisers or use it to influence your behavior.

3. Manipulating the Stock Market

AI can also be used to manipulate the stock market. This is possible because there are now algorithms that can automatically trade stocks based on certain conditions.

Some of these algorithms are designed to take advantage of human behavior. For example, they may buy stocks when prices are low and sell them when prices are high. This can result in huge profits for the people who own these algorithms, but it can also crash the stock market.

4. Disrupting Elections

AI can also be used to disrupt elections. This is possible because AI can be used to create fake news articles and social media posts. These fake articles and posts can then be spread by bots, which are automated software programs that control online accounts.

Bots can be used to automatically like, share, and comment on content. They can also be used to message people en masse. This means that they can easily influence what people see on social media and other online platforms.

If you’re like most people, you probably think that the best way to get better at paraphrasing is to practice on your own. However, this isn’t always the case. While it’s true that practice makes perfect, there are some other things that you can do to help improve your paraphrasing skills. 

In this article, we’ll share with you some of the secrets to becoming a master paraphrase.

The first secret is to understand what you’re reading. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s actually very important. When you’re reading something, take the time to think about what it means. If you can’t understand it, chances are you won’t be able to paraphrase it correctly. 

The second secret is to take your time. Don’t try to paraphrase something if you’re in a hurry. If you rush, you’re likely to make mistakes. Instead, take your time and focus on getting it right. 

The third secret is to practice, practice, and practice. The more you practice, the better you’ll become at paraphrasing. To find a text that you can use for practice and start working on it. 

Conclusion:

By following these secrets, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a master paraphrase. So get out there and start practicing!

If you want to improve your paraphrasing skills, there are a few things you can do. One is to practice on your own, and another is to understand what you’re reading. You should also take your time when paraphrasing, and focus on getting it right. And finally, keep practicing!

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