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Fishing can take its toll on the body. Bumps, bruises, sore legs, achy backs and injured arms and from rockin’ and rollin’ in the waves and making repetitive casts? Yep, those are common place if you’re on the water often. But what’s overlooked is what you’re doing to yourself by not eating well while fishing all day. Unhealthy foods rob your body of energy, and sharp spikes in blood sugar can lead to health issues later on.
Yeah, I know, you’re a serious angler and you’re there to fish and not to sit back, relax and dine on three full-course meals throughout the day. But if you want the stamina to not only stand and make casts all day long, but be able to focus clearly on every cast, what you pack in that cooler of yours and how often you take a break to snack on it will make all the difference in the world.
(Traditions Media Report)
Elbow pain can be downright debilitating for a professional angler. Angler's elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is the most common culprit. Besides intense pain on the upper outside part of the forearm just below the elbow, significant weakness in gripping can occur. Casting, reeling, hook sets and even just holding a light-weight rod and reel combo can be painful.
The past few years, Tournament Bass Angler Bill McDonald's career was being compromised; the chronic pain of angler's elbow was the criminal. To say his game was starting to veer off course was an understatement. He was still catching plenty of fish, but keeping up the concentration needed during every cast did not come easy with jolts of pain bolting through his arm.
McDonald's record has been steadfast since he started fishing professionally in the EverStart series (now Rayovac FLW series) tournaments in 1999. The Greenwood, Indiana, pro's last ten years have been in the FLW Tour, in which he's amassed 18 top-ten finishes and four tournament wins with career earnings of $282,901.
He needed to get rid of the pain to keep those wins coming.