Top Tips for an Awesome Fishing Trip – What You Must Know

Are you going on a fishing trip this weekend? As an angler myself, weekends are my most favorable time to devote in the water and chase the game fish.

One of the best things I do that makes my fishing trip extra rewarding and successful is to scrutinize the list of the tips I must know to have an awesome fishing trip.

Today, I’ll share to you the list of my top tips.


Plan for a Perfect Time

Fishing activity depends significantly on the water temperature. The fish are inactive upon dip temperature and may dive deep in the water during hot climate. Then they are very active when there are plenty of bugs since they eat bugs.

What I am saying is that fishing depends greatly on the type of seasons. Thus, it’s essential to be aware of the ideal climate to go for a fishing trip. Note of the season that the type of fish that you plan to catch is most active in.

Let’s say that you want to do ice fishing. At this point, make sure that that you’ll go when there is no indication that comparatively, warm weather will be visible.

Never let anything come on your way. Be aware and careful by planning a perfect time!

Experience Fishing at its Best

My experience in an awesome fishing trip involves hiking. In fact, much of them are the best. Fishing is a great sports activity that gets doubled when I involve hiking. It’s gratifying on my part. Its benefits go beyond the vistas and the seas.

Of course, you don’t have to carry too much stuff. Remember that an ounce is equal to pound and a pound is equal to body pain. I’m sure you want to have a manageable load and an excellent sleep.

Since I want to fish hard and rest comfortably, I bring some Baitcasting reels to improve my catch and a good hammock underquilt for my comfort in winter.

As a whole, the benefits of both fishing and hiking to me go beyond an aerobic exercise. It reduces the risks of diseases and gives an excellent feeling to live a happier life.

Think of your Perfect Fish

What is the perfect fish for you? One, two, or three of you may have similar or different answers. Exactly! The type of fish that you want to catch varies greatly, and this determines the “perfect fish” that you want to go for.

While some fishers prefer trout, others may want the bass. Since these types of fish are found in two different bodies of water- the trout in the cold while the bass in warm water, you may become disappointed if you’ll not consider the kind of fishes you want to catch before picking your fishing location.

Check the Weather for Safety


A fishing trip is not worth if it’s worth risking your life. It’s vital that you check the status of the weather over time. Looking at a small area in a limited time span may make you blind of the hazards nearby.  

I highly recommend checking the weather updates during the following situations to be assured that your trip will go smoothly.

  • Days in advance – Before the fishing trip, consult the extended weather forecast. This way, you’ll know when and where it is best to go fishing.



  • The night before –Checking for weather updates a night before your trip is one of the critical consideration if you’re going out to fish in the following day. This will give you ample information to decide to go or postpone your trip.


  • On the Day – During the day, observe the weather. Check for warnings, check the forecast for storms, and view current conditions. In the fishing sport, watch the winds and the waves.


Complete the Equipment

Do not overthink this aspect of your fishing trip. Make it as easy as possible. Prepare your equipment: rods, reels, lines, and terminal tackles.

Rod and Reels

In determining the fishing rods and reels that you’re going to bring, decide for the size of fish that you’re considering catching.

There are actually hundreds of choices for rods and reels available at the market today. However, below are four primary types that may help you decide which one to bring.

  • Spinning reel: It’s famous because it’s easy to use and allow long cast.


  • Spin casting reel: This is similar to the spinning reel that leaves and returns at one end of the spool. It is released by a thumb button.


  • Baitcasting reel: The spools of this reel sit perpendicular or cross-ways to its rod rather than parallel. It’s the opposite of the first two reels.


  • Fly casting reel: This reel is light that makes it impossible to cast with almost all rods and reels. It uses a special kind of line that allows catching even the smallest flies at a long distance.


Make sure to check your fishing line. A fishing line is one of the most essential equipment for fishing. It is the cord that connects fish hood to the fishing rod and reel. If you’re using mono, check if it looks cloudy or kinked. If it is, change it.

I used to have a couple of reels; I take the older line then strip it off the reel. I take my new line that looks cloudy on the top then tie it to the empty reel winding the cloudy ones on top. As you see, the line at the bottom of the fishing reel is virtually new since you don’t get to the bottom of the spool.

I used the above trick several times before, and it worked!


Terminal tackle

Depending upon the type of species that you target, bring with you an appropriate terminal tackle. A fishing terminal tackle is a tool attached at the end of the fishing line.

Say you want to fish for tuna, use a circle hook and regular J-hooks. One of the tricks I do when I used live bait is using a hook; circle or J hooks with rings welded on them. Tie your line on the ring and the ring will make your bait looks more natural and lively.

On the other hand, a circle hook also keeps the line away from the mouth of the fish that lets you lessen the tendency of line fray.

Some styles of terminal tackles include sinker-below, sinker –above, and no sinker, or floated. Always choose the suitable fishing tackle.

Remember that the artificial lures a well as the live baits do not qualify to be terminal tackles.


Other Tips that Help

  • Create a travel pack to fill it with your essential lures, flies, and terminal tackles.
  • Make sure to have the perfect flies, lures, and terminal tackles.
  • Bring a spare line and leader.
  • Pack your clothing in a waterproof bag.
  • Use item with interior dividers.
  • Bring a portable and waterproof camera that is point and shoot if you want to capture the best memories.
  • Carry a small waterproof bag for your phone, key, and wallet.
  • If it’s hot, polarized sunglasses will protect your eyes.


My Final Thoughts

Before leaving your home for your fishing trip, make sure that you’ve loaded yourself with the information about the weather for your safety and the season for your catch. Of course, never forget your equipment.

Check out this video for more awesome fishing tips.

Taking the considerations I mentioned above as your tips, you may have an awesome fishing trip.

Do you have any recommendations for my next sports fishing trip?

Write your advice below and share this post if you find this helpful.


About the Author

Hi! I’m Demi – founder and editor in chief at Outdoorsdoc. Here, I will share everything I know about enjoying and surviving the outdoors and sports. Whether you love to go outdoors, you will find interesting and informational articles on this blog.


Twisty Petz #TwistyPetz #SpinMaster

  Well I can tell someone has been reading my blog because they sent me what they knew would be my favorite the MAGICOOL UNICORN.  We know that if it’s a unicorn it is a must have in our home and this cute little girl was no different.  This cutie can become a Bracelet and twist into a pet.

  What I would not have given to have this when I was in school.  I could have brought my friend with me as jewelry and twisted it around to play with during breaks.

Twisty Pets

  Now you have to twist them back into a pet which takes a few times to get a hang of but they have very clear instructions for you to follow on the box.  As soon as you have done it a few times its so easy.

  This little girl goes from unicorn to bracelet in no time at all.  All you have to do is match the pieces up and twist and you have your cute friend right back.

  They have a wide range of cute animals you can choose from and different sets.  So, no matter what your little ones loves you are sure to find a cute one for them this year. Make sure to check out the Twisty Petz and pick a few of your favorites.

I got this free in exchange for an honest review.

Chrissy’s Thigh High Socks

Chrissys Knee High Socks

As you all know I love a great fashion piece.  This can be anything from jewelry to purses to socks and Chrissy’s Thigh-High Socks is perfect for my wardrobe.  When I lived in Colorado I loved them because they gave me a little extra layer in the winter. Plus being short my boots and bottom of my pants were always wet.  Having higher socks made sure my ankles were not always freezing.

Now that I live in Arizona I am not willing to give up my summer clothes.  A cute Thigh-high sock keeps me a little warmer and looks so cute with the right shorts or skirt.

Thigh High Socks

Chrissy’s has so many cute designs you can mix and match your outfits and they always look great.  I love that they had a very easy site to order from.

If you are looking for a more out of this world design or a very simple design they have something for everyone.

Now for the fit.  I am short with smaller feet so buying socks normally means the heals are way to small or they go half way up my ankles.  With Chrissy’s you will not have to worry about that.  They only have one seam on the toes so you know which way is up but no where else.  So, these are really one size fits perfect.

They did not slip down at all I even wore these to bed and I toss and turn and they were still right where I left them when I went to bed.

If you are looking to step up your fashion game or just want a little more layer make sure to get ahold of Chrissy’s Thigh-high socks before the ones you love are gone.

Don’t forget to check them out for the last touches on this years Halloween Costume.


I got these free in exchange for an honest review.

Hot Diggity Dog Dance & Play Mickey

Hot Diggity Dog Dance and Play Mickey

    Its funny Mickey is one of those charters that have stood the test of time in our home and my sisters.  No matter what Mickey is a must have.  The Hot Diggity Dog song has been sung forever and is always a crowd pleaser.   When this Mickey came out I knew it was a must.

  Hot Diggity Dancing Mickey has 5 interactive sequences that will get your kids involved. Boogie to the beat, choo choo like a train, soar like an airplane, and giggle at Mickey’s hilarious jokes! Give Mickey a high five after he wiggles, spins and takes a bow. I love a great toy that gets our little ones up and moving. These days it can be hard to find a toy that involves your kid’s favorite TV show but also gets them up and moving.

Just Play Mickey

Hot Diggity Dancing Mickey says for ages 3 and up but this was can go way up. This was fun for our whole family and my nephew is going to go completely nuts for him when I go visit next week.  When you have a Mickey lover and find one that will get him up laughing and paying it is a must.  This holiday season there is no doubt on my mind that this is going to sell out fast.

Just Play has always been a leader in toys for the Holidays and all year round and this year is no different.  Make sure to check out their whole line of toys this year and buy early.  You don’t want to be the one running out the night before still looking for the perfect present.

We got this free in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own.

3 Reasons Why You’re Struggling To Sell Your House

When you first put your house on the market you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s going to get snapped up in no time. Everybody is always saying how there is a shortage of good housing so surely, selling a house will be easy? The thing is, people are saving up for years and spending everything they have on the house so they’re going to be picky. If you’re struggling to sell your house, it might just be that there aren’t that many people looking for houses in your area. But more often than not, the house isn’t selling because you’ve got something wrong. These are the most common reasons why nobody wants to buy your house.

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It’s Too Small


If somebody is viewing your house and it doesn’t have that much space, they’re not likely to go for it. Nobody wants to live in a cramped house after all. But you can’t magically make the house bigger, so what do you do? Often, it’s not that the house is too small, it’s just that you aren’t using the space that you do have properly. Decorating a small space is different from decorating a larger space and you need to make sure that you’re using the space efficiently. There are plenty of simple tricks you can use to open up the rooms and make them feel a lot larger than they are. Make good use of light and be careful with your furniture arrangements so you’re not cluttering up rooms. You don’t need to actually make the space bigger, you just need to make it look that way.


The Kitchen Is Outdated


The kitchen is the most important room in the house for a lot of people. It’s not just a space for cooking anymore, it’s a place where you can eat together as a family and entertain guests. That’s why you’ll really struggle to sell the house if you haven’t done any work on the kitchen for a long while. Get a company like A+ Construction Pro to refurbish the entire kitchen and replace all of the units. It’s also worth putting some new appliances in as well because people are going to be concerned about the energy efficiency of the house. Older appliances are going to cost a lot to run and that will really put people off. If you invest in some newer ones that are more efficient, you’ll find it a lot easier to sell the place.


It’s Too Personalized


When a buyer is looking around your house, they’ll try to imagine themselves living there. You need to make that as easy as possible for them. If it’s filled with all of your stuff, you’re just making their job harder for them. Obviously, you’re still living there so some of your things are going to be in the house. That’s fine, but try to remove a lot of the clutter and just keep the essentials in there. It’ll make the rooms look larger as well.


You’ve got to remember that selling your house is a lengthy process and sometimes, you just need to be patient. But in some cases, you might be making mistakes that are stopping you from selling the property.

How to Create a Happy Home

Many people dream of one day having a wonderful family to share the rest of their lives with, where you can grow together and form some beautiful memories. For some families, this seems stress-free, but for others, achieving this dream may be much harder. In fact, without a stable and happy home, many children can fall into dark places, which can impact them for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, there are countless ways you can navigate these struggles. Following some useful ideas will enable you to navigate the problems and joys that family life can bring so that you and everyone else can live in a happy home.


Spend dinnertime together


When you are part of a large and busy family, finding the time where you can all be together is a challenge. For example, if your partner spends evenings working late with work, or your children attend afterschool clubs. This time is essential for catching up on what is happening in everyone’s lives. It can also act as a great way of supporting someone in the family who is working through some difficulties in life. Ideally, you should try and spend dinnertime together at least once a week. To make this experience even more special, you can cook some wholesome meals together before eating them.


Use effective conflict resolution


Every family encounters conflict at some point. Whether it be between siblings or you and your partner, this can affect the overall mood of the house. The trick to making sure this doesn’t impact the whole house is by turning to effective conflict resolution. Writing letters and expressing feelings is a good way to avoid arguing, and you can also address any problems better by approaching them calmly. In some cases, arguing between parents is a sign that your home would be happier if you were separated. When you want to make sure your kids are affected by it as little as possible, you should turn to a reliable divorce solicitor for help.


Have an open-door policy


There are many children who feel as though they cannot speak to their parents when they are feeling upset. This could be because you lead busy lives, or because they are worried about being judged. This can happen in any home, whether you are rich or poor, and has been a problem that every family has faced over the years. In any case, you should have an open-door policy in your home, where you promise your children that they can come and talk to you about anything, without the fear of being judged. Though there will be some times when they must be disciplined, it’s always best to think about why they may be acting out when this is not something they usually do. With mental health problems in teenagers on the rise, this is an essential part of keeping your children happy. Although you will be dealing with your own problems sometimes, making the time to listen to them helps them to feel comfortable in their own home.

You Can Now Stream Your Favorite Shows With Google Chromecast

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Did you know you can now stream your favorite shows with Google Chromecast.  What is better then to be able to watch your shows anytime any where. You can Start streaming with just your voice Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.

Google Chromecast Streaming

Works with the streaming apps you know and love Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW.   I know my son is so excited for this he goes from room to room and we are always searching for his show and where he was in it.
High-speed wireless connectivity Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately). So make sure to get the accessories so you are all set to enjoy your new system at home.
This system is made to make all your shows and apps just a tap away.  You can be streaming in no time with the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player.

Sanderson Sisters Caramel Apples Recipe


“’Hocus Pocus’ remains a delightful family comedy, spooky but never scary as it romps its merry way through the graveyard.” – Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times


It’ll Put a Spell on You.


“Hocus Pocus” 25th Anniversary Edition

Appears on Digital and Blu-ray™ Sept. 2


For the first time ever, Disney’s classic comedy will bewitch audiences with

We  Hocus Pocus: Trivia and Treats Edition an exciting way to watch the movie!


BURBANK, Calif. (July 31, 2018) — One quarter of a century ago, three 17th century witches—Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary Sanderson (Kathy Najimy)—brewed the perfect magical movie for the whole family: Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action comedy/adventure “Hocus Pocus.” In celebration of the film’s silver anniversary, “Hocus Pocus” is being re-released to home audiences with a spellbinding new way to experience the film: the Trivia and Treats Edition. On Sept. 2, fans can watch it instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and bring it home on Blu-ray™.

“The 25th Anniversary Edition of “Hocus Pocus” includes the original theatrical film and the We  Hocus Pocus: Trivia and Treats Edition, featuring pop up video extras including fun facts, trivia, deleted scenes, cast and crew commentary, and behind-the-scenes secrets”… The Multi-Screen Edition of “Hocus Pocus” includes a Blu-ray and Digital Code giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.

In “Hocus Pocus,” the Sanderson sisters are in for a devil of a time when their restless spirits are accidentally conjured up on Halloween night, in 1993 Salem, Massachusetts. Banished 300 years ago for practicing their sorcery, this trio of triple-threat demons vowed to one day reappear—and now they’re back—weaving an outrageous web of comedy and chaos. However, to guarantee their immortality, the things they need are the very things that could bring them down: Max Dennison (Omri Katz), his little sister Dani (Thora Birch), and the Allison (Vinessa Shaw), three kids with the power to make or break the witches’ spell. The film is directed by Kenny Ortega (“Hull High,” “High School Musical” series) from a screenplay by Mick Garris (“Sleepwalkers,” “Critters 2”) and Neil Cuthbert (“The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” “Mystery Men”) and a story by Kirschner (“Frailty,” “An American Tail”) and Garris.

Bonus Features:


  • We  “Hocus Pocus”: Trivia and Treats Edition – A spellbinding new way to experience the film with:
    • Fun facts and trivia
    • Deleted scenes
    • Cast and crew commentary
    • Concept art and storyboards
    • Behind-the-scenes secrets, and more!
  • Original 1993 Production Featurette – Discover that witchcraft is cinematic artistry in disguise in this resurrected throwback production featurette.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer



Product SKUs:                    Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, Digital Code, Digital HD/SD, DVD) and DVD

Feature Run Time:              Approximately 96 minutes

Rating:                                   PG in U.S.

Aspect Ratio:                      Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1

                                              DVD Feature Film = 1.85:1

Audio:                                    Blu-ray = English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

           DVD = English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

Subtitles:                              English Line 21, English SDH, Spanish, French





Arcadia: 3Below

Guillermo del Toro Surprises NYCC with World Premiere of DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below

Glenn Close makes surprise appearance alongside Diego Luna

Netflix original series to debut December 21st

This past Friday at New York Comic Con, fans were treated to a special first look of DreamWorkTales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia trilogy. Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) was joined by voice talent Diego Luna (Narcos: Mexico), and fellow executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes. The panel, along with moderator Whitney Matheson, unveiled the all-star voice cast including Glenn Close (The Wife) who made a surprise appearance!

DreamWorks previously announced the series will feature Luna and Tatiana Maslany in the lead roles of Krel and Aja.  Nick Offerman, Andy Garcia, Nick Frost, Alon Aboutboul, Chris Obi, Uzo Aduba, Cheryl Hines, Tom Kenny, Haley Atwell, Danny Trejo, and Ann Dowd will be lending their voices along with returning talent from Trollhunters including Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton, Lexi Medrano, Steven Yeun, Cole Sands, Kelsey Grammer and more. Additionally, The Crystal Method created the main title theme that you hear in the opening credits video.

Fans of the 7 time Emmy®-winning Trollhunters can expect to find several familiar faces in 3Below when two royal teenage aliens, and their bodyguard flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.

Panel Highlights Include:

  • Guillermo del Toro surprised fans with the world premiere  of the first episode of DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below. 
  • Glenn Close made a surprise appearance when her casting in 3Below was announced today. She had her adorable dog Pip in tow. When she introduced him as “Pippy”, Guillermo joked that soon he “might have peepee at my feet.”
  • Close remarked that classic animated films have had a huge impact on her life and made her who she is today. Joining an animated world created by Guillermo was a no-brainer.
  • Diego Luna, whose children were in the audience, was so excited to finally have a project he can share with them at home.
  • Before closing out the panel, Guillermo’s fellow panelists surprised him with an early birthday cake. The audience joined in to sing him Happy Birthday.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero DVD

When we went to New York this year for the toy show our swag box showed up with the cutest dog.  We opened the package and we got an advanced copy of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.   I knew that my little guy would love it but even more I knew my nephew would go nuts for it.  Not only does he loves stuffed animals but anything with puppies is a must with him.

I saved this great set till we got to go visit my sister and it was a smash hit.  All the boys were running around like crazy and we all needed a break so we stuck the movie in.  They were all sucked in and watching in seconds.

Now as most of you know I normally do not post Spoilers but I was asked one question over and over.  Here it is no the puppy does not die do not worry.  I would normally not post that but I had a lot of parents worried that their kids were going to be heart broken.

This is a great story about how a lonely dog found his forever human and did everything he could to stay and protect him.  During a time of war, he helped save many lives including his friends.  He truly was an American hero.

We loved the movie and thing it should definitely be on everyone’s Holiday Gift Guide this year.  Just make sure to buy extra stuffed animals one for each kid. Lol

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is out on DVD November 9th

A Doggone Great Holiday Gift … Critically-Acclaimed and Dove-Approved Family ‘Tail,’ Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, Marches Onto VOD, DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 6th


Based on the Real-Life Story of the First and Most Decorated War Dog in American History,

Heartwarming Film Stars Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter and Gerard Depardieu


 “The exploits of Sgt. Stubby … feel a lot like those of Lassie or Rin Tin Tin … But here’s the thing about Stubby:

He was as real as they come … worth a salute or two.”   Plugged In, Focus on the Family


“A very cute, educational and inspiring film for child audiences.”  – Tribune News Service Family Guide

“…an engaging story … Who doesn’t like a rousing ruff-and-ready tale of doggy derring-do?”  –

3 stars [out of four] “… a tale that has plenty of warmth and charm … sure to appeal to its audience.”  – Toronto Star

 “…civilians with a soft spot for a stray will not hesitate to enlist.”  – The Washington Post

“… this heartwarming production will have tails wagging …”  –


“… adorable … will remind some of classic Disney films.” – Boston Herald


COLUMBUS, Ga. – Aug. 2, 2018 – For Immediate Release – Marching onto VOD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 6 with an all-star cast, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a heartwarming, critically acclaimed, animated “tail” for the entire family and a doggone, tail-wagging, holiday gift.  On this hero’s mission, nothing’s impawsible!

Documented in history books but largely forgotten, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is based on the incredible, true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier on the brink of World War I and a little, stray dog, who for his valorous feats is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the most decorated dog in American history and is widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. This computer-animated feature shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.

Following a successful theatrical run on nearly 2,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada and coinciding with the year-long 100th commemoration of the United States’ role in the “War to End All Wars,” Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero was directed by award-winning documentarian Richard Lanni and stars Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson & The Olympians), Helena Bonham Carter (Ocean’s 8, the Harry Potter films, The King’s SpeechSweeney Todd) andGerard Depardieu (Life of PiCyrano De Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask, Green Card).

Featuring both contemporary and “vintage sequences” of animation – to immerse viewers in the history of era – by Mikros Animation (a Technicolor company) and an original score by Patrick Doyle (BraveThorCinderella, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero was produced and distributed by Fun Academy Motion Pictures. Screenwriters are Richard Lanni and Mike Stokey II (Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Alexander, Born on the Fourth of July), with editing byMark Solomon (Frankenweenie, Chicken Run, Shark Tale, Sherlock Gnomes).

Special Features:

“Making of Sgt. Stubby” Featurette With Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Cast Interviews

“The Real-Life Story of Stubby” Documentary Short  Photo Gallery of Historic Photos and Production Artwork

Spanish Subtitles  Closed Captioning  Descriptive Audio


Genre:  Animated/Family/Adventure/History Street Date: Nov. 6, 2018

Feature Run Time:  Approx. 84 Minutes (Plus Special Features) MPAA Rating:  PG

SRP: $14.99 (VOD/SD)/$19.99 (VOD/HD)/$19.99 (DVD)/$22.99 (Blu-ray)/$29.99 (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)

Tech Specs: 16×9 Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)/5.1 Surround Sound Stereo

Catalog #s: FA101 (Blu-ray)/FA102 (DVD)/FA103 (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)

UPC Codes: #857549008000 (Blu-ray)/#857549008017 (DVD)/#857549008024 (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)


DVD, Blu-ray & Stubby Merchandise:

Amazon (Prime Eligible):  Coming soon

iTunes:  Coming soon

The true story of Sgt. Stubby will resonate with parents, educators, animal lovers, military supporters and history buffs alike. The film has been selected as an official project of the United States World War One Centennial Commission and its French counterpart, La Mission du Centenaire 1914-18; additional endorsements and educational partners include the Connecticut State Library, the National Infantry Museum Foundation, the National World War I Museum & Memorial and the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes.

Beyond his military exploits, Stubby’s status as an adopted stray has resulted in nearly a century of recognition by animal rescues and welfare organizations and Fun Academy, as part of the film’s theatrical release, partnered with more than 90 regional and national animal organizations across all 50 states to shine a light on the human-animal bond and the amazing things adopted animals can do when given a chance in life.


About Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero … With the “War to End all Wars” looming, the life of Army “doughboy” Robert Conroy (Lerman) is forever changed when a little stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into a training camp in New Haven, Conn.  Conroy gives his new friend a meal, a name, a family and the chance to embark on an adventure that would define a century.

Narrated by Robert’s sister Margaret (Bonham Carter), Stubby and his new best friend quickly find themselves in the trenches of France. Befriended by French poiluSoldier Gaston Baptiste (Depardieu), Stubby accompanies the duo along their epic journey through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage.

For valorous actions above and beyond his small stature, Stubby is recognized as the most decorated dog in history and the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, showing the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.

About the Real-Life Stubby … Before he was a hero, Stubby was homeless, unwanted, unwashed and unloved, scrounging for scraps on the streets of New Haven, Conn. in 1917 Until he was taken in by Private First Class Robert Conroy of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th “Yankee” Division.

In France, Stubby saw frontline action in four offensives and 17 battles. He found wounded Soldiers, saved an entire company by alerting the men to don gas masks and even caught a German spy. After the recapture of Chateau-Thierry, the women of the town made him an embroidered jacket that would serve as Stubby’s uniform and display his numerous awards throughout the rest of his career.

His exploits made front-page news in the U.S. and earned him the rank of Sergeant, the first time an animal is recognized as having been promoted through combat. Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Stubby and Conroy toured the country leading victory parades and met three sitting U.S. presidents, among other honors.

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