I would like you to meet Alvin, my little fishing buddy. He is just the best fishing buddy! I do alot of my fishing alone, so I take Alvin with me. He lets me know if someone else is around. Nobody will be able to approach without me knowing about it. That is a good thing because I do alot of night fishing in a secluded area. My husband does not enjoy fishing anymore so I have come to rely on Alvin for security. I would like to encourage all of you to be aware of your surroundings while night fishing and fishing in the daylight hours as well. Women that fish alone have to be aware, more so than a man, but everyone should think about these things, men and women alike. Always let someone know where you are fishing and when to expect your return. Make sure that you have your cell phone with you and make sure it has a strong signal, in case you have to call for help. You just never know what might happen while you are out on your adventure. Alvin really enjoys going fishing with me. He stands watch as I enjoy my catfishing. He enjoys being nosey as well. He has to smell every bait that I use. He is so funny. He plays with the minnows, shad and other bait fish that swim around in the shallows. Just becareful that your fishing buddy doesn't accidently get hooked with stray fishing hooks.