Most of my friends and family can tell you that fishing is one of my favorite pastimes. I try to spend as much time on the water as possible, which unfortunately is not often enough. I happen to live in upstate New York, which offers anglers a tremendous number of waters filled with fish that more often than not are perfectly willing to bite. There are times, though, that even the best of fishermen are at a loss to put a fish in the boat. What’s a person to do? Umm — in a nutshell, I cheat. Or at least it seems like cheating.