Does It Work: Giveaway Watch

(WMBF) - The summer season may be coming to a close, but there is still time to catch "the big one," whether it's in the ocean, lake, or in a stream.

The makers of the new Giveaway Watch from Field and Stream Magazine say their product can tell its users when fish will be biting from anywhere in the world.

However, one fisherman says he uses a different way to catch his fish.

"Radio is the best fish finder," claimed Vitus Kijauskas, a boat captain in Cleveland.  "We talk to a lot of people.  Nobody is stingy about information.  We help them, they help us."

In order for the Giveaway Watch to begin working, Kijauskas said he had to program in the day, date and time into the watch in addition to his current latitude, longitude, GMT and lunar tide.

The process, according to Kijauskas and the WMBF News Network, took nearly an hour to do and involved the internet.

Based on the information Kijauskas programmed into the watch, the best time for him to catch fish was at 9:24 a.m.  With a reel in hand, the fisherman hit the water at 8 a.m. to see if he could get a bite or two.

At 9:24 a.m., when the watch said the fish would be biting, three swam into the area where Kijauskas was sitting.  As if on cue, they suddenly disappeared just minutes after.

The Field and Stream Magazine's watch, Kijauskas says, actually does keep an eye out for "the big one."

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