Angler Profile and Career Stats: Aaron Wiebe
Aaron Wiebe is a self-described "fishing addict" who often fishes around the clock, ditching hotel rooms for a few winks in his truck.
“I'm always going, going, going. I rough it pretty hard. Sometimes when I'm fishing hard I don't think about eating, sleeping, that kind of thing.”
Although he's spent the last 9 years guiding, these days Aaron's focus is on fishing in front of a camera, self-producing episodes of "Uncut Angling" with his 20-year-old camera-man Jay Siemens. And while Aaron's working on a shoestring budget without the support of a large video crew and tons of gear, he and his partner are producing the most exciting fishing video content we've seen in a long time.
Aaron's also no stranger to competitive fishing. He recently earned "Ultimate Angler" honors in the Bounty Fishing Tournament to the tune of $20,000, setting big fish records in the Walleye, Northern Pike, Crappie (BW) and Channel Catfish (North) categories.
Keep in mind that Aaron is only 25-years-old. What he's accomplished thus far in his fishing career is certainly impressive. For starters, most fishermen spend their entire lives on the water to earn bragging rights like these:
We're honored to have Aaron onboard as an NAFC pro staff blogger and our official Central Canadian correspondent. We look forward to providing NAFC members with more great content like this ridiculous hardwater slab video Aaron sent us last night.
Check the blogs on fishingclub.com in upcoming weeks for more tips, tactics and high-energy angling from Aaron! He told us on the telephone last night that he has some "cool ideas" for video fishing tips specifically for NAFC members!
About "Uncut Angling"
"Uncut Angling" provides viewers with a refreshing "uncut" approach to fishing multimedia. These high-energy videos showcase huge fish and detailed technique explanations through a very real and raw format. "Uncut Angling" is based out of Central Canada, produced and hosted by 25-year-old Aaron Wiebe, with videography and creative input from 20-year-old Jay Siemens.
Tag-Teaming Hardwater Slabs
On many lakes, winter black crappies spend the bulk of winter in schools over large featureless mud flats. We filmed this segment just a few weeks ago on a beautiful December day on Lake of the Woods, Ontario. Guest host Mike Schamber and I use extreme mobility to locate schools of crappies, and then team-fish the same hole with large baits to quickly sort through the schools and ice some true monster slabs. I'll let the video speak for itself. -- Aaron