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We are a group of adventurers looking to show America through fishing. Hitch'N'Fish is a two month journey into the fishing world.
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Our Inspiration

  “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after” 

- Henry David Thoreau 

 To us Hitch and Fish is much more than a documentary. We see it as an adventure. We plan to explore the world of fishing and most importantly its culture. Fishing is one of the most participated activities in the world, yet few know the culture that accompanies the great sport. 

The Trip

On June 8th, we will begin our fishing journey in northern Minnesota. The trip will span two months and involve traveling over 6,000 miles, while we partake in fishing tournaments and challenges along the way. From Minnesota we will head to the deep south, then head west towards the rocky mountains. From there we will head north until we hit Montana and eventually come full circle back to Minnesota. The four crew members of Hitch’N’Fish will be traveling in a 2000 GMC Tahoe and trailering a 16 foot basstracker. We will be sleeping in tents in some of the most remote areas across the country. The trip will emulate what we think represents: A Real American Story!!!

The Documentary

We will be documenting every part of our journey. Think about it. Traveling across the country fishing in small town tournaments will illuminate a different side of this country. We plan to document every leg of this trip from the time we wake up until we hit the hay at night. We will be journaling the entire trip while we encounter and meet extraordinary people that are from different parts of this country. The footage will be condensed into one riveting documentary. 

The Crew

Pete Wilson

Young Pete Wilson showing his curiosity for fishing.
Young Pete Wilson showing his curiosity for fishing.

- Pete has been working with film for the past five years. He graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State where he was able to cover events such as the 2012 Summer Olympics as a sports reporter. He has been in love with the outdoors and fishing his entire life. That passion helped Pete land a job with Intermedia Outdoors working on hunting and fishing televison shows. After many fishing adventures, Pete was inspired to show the world the life lessons that go along with fishing. Fishing has been such a big part of his life and he is anxious to show his fishing experiences with the world.

Jack Fijan

Jack Fijan quieting the crowd.
Jack Fijan quieting the crowd.

 – Jack has had a passion for film and traveling his entire life. He studied Arts, Media and Entertainment at the University of Arizona. He has seen 1000’s of films and has a unique knowledge of the industry. From areas in the United States to Europe, Jack has traveled to a variety of interesting places and has had the opportunity to learn about all kinds of different cultures. Jack is excited to show his passion and knowledge of film and traveling. 

Chase McGarey

Chase fishing in the back waters of Georgia.
Chase fishing in the back waters of Georgia.

-Chase has a passion for the open road. An adventurer at heart, he views fishing around the country as a unique life changing experience. With plenty of travel under his belt, we our counting on Chase to be our navigator. 

Matt Warzynski

Matt smiling about the thought of Hitch'N'Fish.
Matt smiling about the thought of Hitch'N'Fish.

-Matt has been fascinated with videography ever since he was a kid making extreme sports videos. His curiosity led him to pursue a broadcast journalism degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. With his easy going personality and expertise, he is a vital member of Hitch'N'Fish.

Funds  

The money that you donate will be used in one aspect or another. The money will be used for things such as filming gear, food expenses, gas, fishing licenses, tournament entrance fees, post production- editing, audio, and graphics. We will be diligent with every dollar we are given and make sure it is used to make this the best possible documentary.

Risks and challenges

This project has challenges written all over it, but that is exactly why we are so passionate about completing it. We face challenges anywhere from a flat tire to loosing our boat down river. We believe that the challenges and risks we face along this adventure will be what makes this documentary unforgettable. Without your contribution we will not be able to fund the trip or the post production. The unique thing about our project is that we are four guys in our twenties with nothing to lose. We are all in and we hope you are too.

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