If You Won the Lottery, Would It Change the Way You Fish?
Nov 30th, 2019 by Keith Worrall
Modified Nov 30th, 2019 at 11:13 AM
If You Won the Lottery, Would it Change the Way You Fish?
Fishing is a form of escape. It is a beneficial hobby too, with Health Fitness Revolution explaining how it can improve
full body strength (battling even a small fish engages different muscle groups), enhance cardiovascular health, and
help teach patience and focus. Most importantly it is a great way to relax.
As such fishing will always be in our DNA. We’ll always fish when there is an opportunity. Some of us are even
fortunate enough to make a living off of fishing (our own Keith Worrall even wrote about it in How Can I Make a Living
in the Fishing Industry With that being said, we have this hypothetical question for you: If you won the lottery, would
it change the way you fish?
The answer is likely yes, to varying degrees. You’ll probably improve your fishing gear and purchase some of the best
(and most expensive fishing rods out there). Head of the class in this case is the $4,600 Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod,
which is hand-crafted and made-to-order. It is the most expensive fishing rod out there, and you can push the price
up even more by customizing it to your liking (e.g. line the engraved surface of the handle with gold inlays). For
something less you might like the $1,788, Combo Bent Butt Fishing Rod, which has exceptional strength and
outstanding control. But if you prefer something from Wisconsin then you can’t go wrong with the St. Croix Legend X
Series (prices start at $450) and the St. Croix Legend Xtreme Spinning Fishing Rods (prices start at $500). The
former is lightweight but high strength, while the latter is highly regarded as one of the best when it comes to
Buying your own boat is in play as well. Top of the list might just be the HydraSports Custom 53 Sueños Extreme,
which you can own for a paltry $2 million or so. It’s a beast of a boat, with the latest in boating tech, including three
Garmin Series 8000 monitors. With it you will be riding in style, and in the utmost luxury. But if a multi million-dollar boat
is too extravagant, then you could "settle" for the Lund Pro V Limited instead, which you can buy for a cool $87,551.
Although, if you’re financially conscious, you can always find quality used boats on our Boats For Sale page.
Buy an estate with a fishing lake
Why stop with the equipment and boat when you can have everything? Why not buy your own estate with two ponds
stocked with fish? That’s exactly what Rick Knudsen did. According to Mercury News, Knudsen won $180 million on
the MegaMillions back in 2014. With that life-changing windfall he bought the Eagle Crest Estate that had two large
fishing ponds for personal use.
That same property happens to be for sale (in case you do win), and the good news is that Business Insider reports
that the estate’s price is now down to $6.9 million, $20 million less that its original listing price. If Knudsen were win
today, with Lottoland listing the current jackpot at $191 million, he could afford his home 29 times over. He could also
afford several private islands in Wisconsin. Katinka Island just north of Northwoods is worth $1.2 million, Basin Island
in Door County is priced at $950,000, Majestic Island in Beaver Dam Lake is just $429,000, while Lake Winter Island
in Winter is priced slightly higher at $539,500. A private island on which to fish would be every fisherman or woman’s
So again, would winning the lottery change the way you fish? We’d like to know your thoughts. Comment below.