Get to know Eli Guryanov, who fishes all over Northern California, as he answers five of our fishing-related questions below! Read on to learn more about his fishing favorites and adventures.
Biggest or heaviest fish that you've caught?
Fishing for a lifetime
How long have you been fishing?
Eli is one of many people who can attest that fishing can be a lifetime passion. “I started fishing as soon as I could hold a rod in my hand,” Eli shared.
Family of fishing
Who taught you how to fish?
“My father taught me how to fish,” Eli replied.
As you can see in his Instagram post, Eli and his father continue to bond through fishing, and he places high importance on spending time with loved ones. “[R]emember that our time on this world is limited. Value and love the people around you. Cherish the moments of fishing with your friends [or] family,” he wrote.
Have you ever been fishing and caught something that isn't fish?
Eli recalled his craziest catch: a $400 rod and reel set that he fished out of the bottom of a lake. “What a great day!” Eli said.
Favorite fishing gear
Favorite piece of gear?
Eli loves the Baitium hooded sunshirts. “They are a lifesaver on the California Delta when summer temperatures reach [more than] 100 degrees,” he reasoned.
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Subscribe to Eli's YouTube channel to see more of his work, where he posts videos with different fishing advice and adventures! Make sure to follow him on Instagram and Threads as well for more updates.