How to Use the Fishing Pole With the Strike for Wii

by A.J. Hawkins

Bass Pro Shop's "The Strike" fishing simulation game for the Nintendo Wii console is one of the most advanced fishing video games created to date. "The Strike" includes a lifelike fishing rod controller into which the Wii remote connects. The motion-sensitivity controls of the Wii provide real-time casting, reeling and drag control, just like you'd have with a real fishing pole.

Step 1

Insert the foam fishing pole into the socket of the fishing reel body to assemble the controller.

Step 2

Plug the Wii nunchuck cord into the bottom of the Wii remote. Slide the remote, with the controls facing up, into the top compartment on the fishing rod controller. Flip the small lever on the fishing rod to lock the remote in place. The nunchuck cable should be outside the compartment.

Step 3

Remove the cover on the fishing reel body of the controller by pressing the button on the back of the reel and sliding it off. Insert the nunchuck controller into the opening of the fishing reel body with the control stick facing down. Check that the control stick fits snugly into the circular cup inside the reel body. Replace the cover on the fishing reel body.

Step 4

Wrap the nunchuck cable around the spool at the end of the fishing pole to secure it to the controller.

Step 5

Cast a line during gameplay by pressing the "B" button, or trigger, on the back of the fishing rod and swinging it forward as you would an actual fishing pole.

Step 6

Set the hook when a fish bites the bait in-game by quickly jerking the fishing rod up. A message will appear onscreen saying "Hook is set!"

Step 7

Reel the line in after the hook is set by steadily tapping the "B" button on the remote.

Step 8

Press up or down on the Wii remote control pad to increase or decrease line tension while fishing. Adjusting line tension can be helpful when reeling in a strong fish.


About the Author

A.J. Hawkins began writing professionally as a U.S. Army journalist in 2006. His writing has appeared in numerous military publications, including "Soldiers" magazine, the official publication of the Army. He is pursing a Bachelor of Science in biology from Kennesaw State University.