217 entries in Cards / Principles / Fishing
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 63
S. W. Erdnase A Mind-Reading Trick one out of four, "did you see your card already" and fishing
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 194
Laurie Ireland Thought Reading Extraordinary spectator cuts to any card, performer reads mind from distance, estimation & memorized deck
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 18
William Larsen A Count Down Detection spectator count down to a card near the top, remembers it and shuffles deck, performer locates card
1931 I Won't Play Cards With Him 1
William Larsen The Cut In Detection spectator choses any card, puts it in center and cuts, performer locates card
1931 I Won't Play Cards With Him 2
William Larsen Think of a Card spectator thinks of a card in the middle of an in-the-hands spread
1931 I Won't Play Cards With Him 3
William Larsen Shuffle It Yourself twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination, same as Walsh
Related to 1931 I Won't Play Cards With Him 4
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishing
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
William Larsen Count Down Detection partial stack and fishing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
Sidney Margulies One in Fifty-Two working range down to 6-7 possible cards, then fishing
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 189
Ralph W. Hull By Elimination OOSOOM forerunner, using a psychological fishing without asking questions
1938 Greater Magic 344
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream four banks of twelve cards, fishing
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 346
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 298
Roger Barkann, Audley Walsh Magician's Nightmare first impossible card location and then another card is spelled out from the spectator's pocket, four times thirteen Koran deck (Audley Walsh idea), clever fishing method
Related to
  • missing lines on p. 44
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 37
Eddie Joseph Extra-Sensory Detection spectator thinks of a card with deck in his hands, risky
1942 Greater Card Tricks 77
Edward Marlo Overhearing the Spectator use of this psychological ruse
1945 Future Reverse 4
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream
1945 My Best 119
Charles T. Jordan A New Card Discovery key above and below selection and riffle shuffle, added in 1947 reprint (instead of "Just a Square of Paper")
1947 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 38
James Auer, Edward Marlo Card Telepathy de Luxe card divination, impromptu version by Ed Marlo
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 23
Edward Marlo Two Questions Fishing fishing for color and suit, two questions
Also published here 1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 25
Edward Marlo Fishing
Related to 1953 The Cardician 133
Edward Marlo 21 Card Trick Streamlined
Also published here 1953 The Cardician 134
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing
1953 The Cardician 137
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches
1959 Card Tricks 327
Paul Marcus Think of a Card Koran deck with set of eleven, fishing over phone
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 311
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing
1973 Rim Shots 15
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65
Related to 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Gerald Kosky Fishing Notes
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Jon Racherbaumer Challenge Location see "Publisher's Note", extremely risky
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing
1976 The Epitome Location 13
Carlhorst Meier Experiment 4: Dreikarten-Vision performer blindfolded, three cards selected and pocketed by spectator, one by one he removes them and the performer divines them, card calling
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 43
Edward Marlo Suit Fishing from "Card Chicanery"
1978 7 Secrets 35
Edward Marlo Direct Statements vs. Interrogation
Related to 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 304
Karl Fulves Center Deception any chosen card selected when performer does not look is found, using code and confederate
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 14
Unknown Suit Interrogation fishing method for suit
Related to 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 17
Karl Fulves The Rundown spectator removes card and performer divines it, basic clocking application
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 25
Karl Fulves Suppressed Fives another simplification for clocking
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 28
Steve Beam, Don Morris Lost Cherries black cherries gag to find out if card is red or black
1979 Inside Outs 9
Edward Marlo Marlo's Two Questions fishing suit
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 10
Unknown Suit Interrogation fishing method for suit
1980 Parallel Lines 12
Thomas Alan Waters Trionic three phases
  • card is seen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • card is unseen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • prediction of a selected card
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Trionic) 71
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card shuffled deck, wording and eye movement
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 3
Gene "Phantini" Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Gene "Phantini" Grant Card Challenge card divination with Al Mann's Isomeric Cards
Inspired by 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 30
Michael Weber "... Just an Old Premonition" photocopy of fifty-two cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing
Variations 1982 Something for Everyone 12
Unknown Suit Fishing
1982 Card Counting 13
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Der tönende Fächer spectator makes some packets according to card values and remembers a card
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 112
Sam Schwartz Incredi Card lucky card from Astrology book is divined
Related to 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 43
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves
Related to 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 45
Karl Fulves Jo-Anagrams using anagram principle in divination of mental effect in which one of four girls on postcards is divined or a playing card
1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 52
Karl Fulves Suit Fishing
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 80
Gene "Phantini" Grant, Sam Schwartz Psychorama No. 80, one of five cards thought of, single-no fishing
Related toVariations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 121
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version, see Max Maven reference for credit information
Related to
  • "Roundabout" (Max Maven, Kayfabe DVD Set, 2017)
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 701
Thomas Alan Waters Cutout two cards
Related to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 743
Jack Yates Monty three spectators exchange three cards, performer reveals which spectator has which card, mental monte
1986 Clue and other Mysteries 1
Ron Wilson Just Look at a Card thought card from face up ribbon spread is divined
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 69
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 2
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deck
Also published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 6
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 7
Bob Farmer, Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 12
Bob Farmer Finesse further ideas
1. Koran 101 Strategy
2. Character of Questions
3. Five Piles
4. Overcon (ten-card stack for majority fishing with two nos)
5. Credits (for one-no fishing)
Related toAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 17
Dai Vernon Fishing Subtlety
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 16
Juan Tamariz Miraculous Adivination two versions, as divination or location, Al Koran Deck
1988 The Magic Way 61
Bob King Direct Thought spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, without faro
Related toVariations 1990 More Magician Foolers 16
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 123
Simon Aronson No No's Fishing fishing concept when fishing for two cards simultaneously
1990 The Aronson Approach 126
Edward Marlo Impromptu Ayes of the Gods either the two selections are in same position in two halves, or they are located via fishing
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 2
John Bannon Outer Limits spectator cuts off half the deck and thinks of any number card, fishing
Related toVariations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 51
John Bannon "Double No" Fishing Binary-Majority Sort in Bob Farmer's terminology
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 54
John Bannon Alternate Fishing Systems commentary
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 58
T. Page Wright A Cut Card Detection spectator cuts anywhere and replaces, then cuts deck some more
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 287
William Larsen, T. Page Wright An L. W. Mindreading Routine three-part routine, third part set up during first part
  • peeked card divined
  • Erdnase's "A Mind-Reading Trick"
  • repeat with different method
Related to 1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 289
Bob Farmer Overcon two cards thought of from fanned deck and then divined
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 19
Andrew Galloway Suit Fishing
1992 Profile (Issue 7) 2
Peter Duffie Deliberation card thought of, another one selected by counting down value of thought-of card, both found
Inspired by 1992 Profile (Issue 7) 9
Sam Schwartz Thought Process one of thirteen cards thought of, dealing procedure according to thought-of card (color, value, suit), selection narrowed down by having one key card, see also p. 47
Inspired by
  • "Contemplation" (Interim Report)
Related toVariations
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 21
Sam Schwartz Innermost Thought same trick, using thirteen specific cards to optimize multiple outs, also as phone effect
Inspired by 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 22
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card in fan, gaze method, with fishing
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 8
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card - Opening Remarks thoughts and references
  • The Selection of the Card
  • The Location of the Card
  • The Revelation of the Card
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 37
Roger Crosthwaite Direct Mindreading
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 62
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant spectator thinks of any card, deals twice the value and drops rest on top, after a reverse faro, the performer knows the value and can fish
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 64
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Memory 2 card thought-of from spread and card selected, found, no no fishing
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 84
Karl Fulves Poker Vision "A mindreading trick with casino cards"
card thought of from a packet of fifteen cards with five different casino backs (rainbow) is divined, single-no fishing
Inspired byRelated to 1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 12
Edward Marlo Buffaloed into Vanishing Effect #1
one of five thought of, two packets made, card vanishes from one packet and is named, faro
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 341
Bob King Direct Mental spectator removes cards to represent hour and then thinks of a card of the same value which is divined
1995 Opening Night Magic 39
Ray Grismer Foxiest with five to twenty spectators thinking of cards in ten-card groups
1995 Foxiest 1
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 Blocking Off 47
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami)
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 68
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 Miracles with Cards 164
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant spectator thinks of any card, deals twice the value and drops rest on top, after a reverse faro, the performer knows the value and can fish
VariationsAlso published here Jan. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2741
Karl Fulves Fishing
1997 Day For Any Date 37
Chris Carter Mental Prediction shuffled deck, from thirteen cards a spectator choses best possible poker hand, performer divines it and had predicted it too
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 51
Frederick Braue Braue Nikola Fish estimation and fishing
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Karl Fulves Dream Sequence only eighteen duplicates in deck, more unusual selection process to arrive at a card in the fishing sequence
Inspired by 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 103
Edward Bagshawe, Al Koran, Ron Wilson, Gene "Phantini" Grant, Ted Lesley The "Dream-Deck"-Combination single card divination
1997 It's Paramiraculous 2
Jas Jakutsch Varius Multiplex Multiformis multiple cards divination, belly strippers
1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 3 12
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note finessed forcing from this forcing deck, with divination via fishing
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 192
Al Baker Out On Location Card chosen and lost freely. Magician asks for value of card, then card is successfully located. Multiple key card type of trick.
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 11
Jerry Mentzer Two Keys Two key cards peeked, deck can be riffle shuffled and one of the key cards can still be used. A bit of fishing possibly needed. Can be used as a force of one of two cards using a bit of equivoque.
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 17
Unknown Location Using Outs with a technical solution to replace fishing
2000 Card College — Volume 4 880
Chuck Smith Let's Fish free from a third of the deck
2000 Tools Of The Trade 59
Steve Bedwell Stacked Thoughts three selections divined, one found with "think stop" procedure when cards are spread in front of spectator's eyes
2000 Thick Schtick! 22
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick 21 card trick without dealing the cards multiple times
Also published here 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 56
Steve Beam Bi-Cycle "fishing expedition", fishing among eight cards
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 56
Steve Beam Double Down spectator spells suit and deals value of thought of card, card is divined
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 70
Steve Beam The Memory ADE for fishing suit
Related toVariations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 70
Steve Beam Doubling Up on the Double Down spectator spells suit and deals value of thought of card, card is divined
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 72
Steve Beam Bulletproof card is cut to and divined
Related toVariations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 80
Steve Beam Parallelogram different presentation for Bulletproof, with two cards
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 82
Doug Canning Name It spectator cuts off some card and goes through procedure of spelling
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 99
Jerry Mentzer Think A Card Improved
  • Vernon Revelation
Inspired by
  • Bob Farmer
2000 Card File Two 47
Justin Higham Note on "Fishing" on making statements
2001 The Simulation of Miracles 17
Karl Fulves Contemplation No. 33, one of thirteen card packet thought-of, spelling procedure for spectator
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Harry Lorayne Mental Vibrations spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no), with lead-in effect
Inspired byVariations 2001 Personal Collection 129
Harry Lorayne Location Divide one suit every fourth card, one card moved and located
2001 Personal Collection 587
Lewis Jones Fish on "range forces" like in OOSOOM
2002 Ahead of the Pack 131
Lewis Jones Dual control two thought-of cards divined (each one out of five)
Inspired by
  • "Radar Deck" (Richard Osterlind)
2002 Ahead of the Pack 146
Steve Beam Doing Your Nails with half the deck, nine force
Related to
  • Tony Koynini's "Any Number" in "Card Miracles"
  • Stewart James' "The Card is Up" in "The James File"
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 26
Steve Beam Bullet-Ridden with Black Jack and Poker theme
Related to 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 168
Newell Unfried No-Looking Location divination of a card
Related to
  • Tony Koynini's "Any Number" in "Tony Koynini's Card Miracles", 1951,
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 224
Steve Beam Memory ADE for fishing suit
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 249
Karl Fulves Ask Him card chosen from 5-card packet divined
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 35
Karl Fulves Stratovision a few cards upjogged and one thought-of, divined
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 10) 187
Karl Fulves Quest spectator indicates four cards that are out-jogged, one of them thought-of, divined, in the meantime a suit-separation is maintained and the four Aces brought to top for later tricks
2003 Off The Books (Issue 10) 188
Jack Birnman Fishing Idea brief
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 53
Edward Marlo Fishing Sequence
Related to 2004 Enchantments 442
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phone
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 34
Steve Beam Bait and Switch fishing concept for Si Stebbins
VariationsAlso published here 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 160
Steve Beam Six Appeal thought of card is divined, using the Bait and Switch
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 162
Steve Beam Six Pack thought of card is divined, using the Bait and Switch, smaller set-up
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 164
César Fernández Lightning Divination thought card, number corresponding to value is removed from deck and card divined
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 189
Rajneesh Madhok SAD Memory ADE for fishing suit
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 242
Steve Beam Memory ADE for fishing suit
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 243
Bob Farmer Sue? Not Me! highest one of five random cards thought of, divined
Inspired byAlso published here Feb. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 2) 72
Al Bertini Das Spiegelbild card from cut packet is remembered and divined, number of cards appear on mirror
2004 Original Al Bertini 9
Juan Tamariz Answering Computer colors of cards as direction for spectator to lie or tell the truth, cards etc are divined
Other Presentations
  • A. The Trip
  • B. The Labyrinth
  • C. Hangman
Related to 2004 Mnemonica 220
Karl Fulves Either-Or how binary principles are used in fishing and coding
Related to 2005 Combo II 8
Barrie Richardson Out of My Sight, But in My Mind with two spectators, one thought of and one peeked
2005 Act Two 234
Barrie Richardson Final Ecstasy two cards at thought-of positions remembered
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Spring 1992)
  • "Penultimate Mental Ecstasy" (Barrie Richardson, Club 71, Christmas 1994)
Also published here
  • The Magician, Winter 2003
2005 Act Two 325
Unknown The Spectator Seems to Really Think of Any Card Approach #1
see Thomas Baxter reference for credit information
Related to Feb. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth Approach #2
spectator thinks of one of the top twenty cards
Feb. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1) 12
Thomas Baxter Fish-Fry for Two Approach #4
Tom Baxter, exploiting when a second spectator also thinks of a card
Related to Feb. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1) 18
Steve Beam Fish Stew thought-of cards are divined, three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 216
Ramón Riobóo Mystery of the Kabbala thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and eventually card is divined
Related toAlso published here
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 46
Steve Beam Ice Fishing
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 150
Doug Canning Fisherman's Dream increasing bank of card to fish from by using two selections
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 231
Steve Beam The Ark Maneuver card is reversed in center and cards dealt in pairs from top to bottom, cards after reversed card can be divined
Inspired byRelated to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 233
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 460
Denis Behr No-Question Fishing getting red-black information
2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 87
Christoph Borer Challenge Peek three cards are divined, half Al Koran deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Bob Farmer The Bammo Dekronomicon thought-of card appears at thought-of number
2007 The Bammo Dekronomicon 1
Bob Farmer Equivoquad card cut to by spectator, number named, card is at that number
2007 The Bammo Dekronomicon 8
Bob Farmer Credits
  • Inspirations
  • Background
  • Banked Decks
  • Fishing
  • Pals
2007 The Bammo Dekronomicon 11
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick
Also published here 2007 7-7-7 95
Steve Beam Bait and Switch fishing concept for Si Stebbins
Also published here 2008 Noteworthy 2
Steve Beam Fish Stew thought-of cards are divined
Also published here 2008 Noteworthy 11
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) II. Tricks, Principles And Applications (continued): 11. "One No" Moe one of four, deep sea fishing sequence, spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards and thinks of a red card therein
2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 12. The Seven Steps to Morris Plains one of six, fishing sequence, spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards and thinks of a red card therein
2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
James Swain Shush three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 41
Steve Beam Hooked with fishing sequence for six to eight cards
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 89
Steve Beam Filleted and Fried spectator finds performers selection and the other way around
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 91
Patrick Page The Probe bunch of card is selected, one card is thought of and divined
2011 Magic Page by Page 90
Justin Higham On Color/Suit Fishing
2011 Clairvoyant, Mental Topper and The Mind-Reader's Dream 22
Shane Cobalt A Trick for Chuck a Jack at top and bottom of two halves, riffle shuffle retains a Jack at top and bottom
Inspired by
  • Charles Jordan
2012 A Trick for Chuck 2
Alberto de Figueiredo 1 + 4 four cards
2013 Magia Demente 125
Doug Edwards Make Your Mind a Blank blank deck, spectator thinks of any card and goes through some dealing procedure, thought of card is divined
Inspired by 2013 Nukes 55
Dani DaOrtiz Fishing
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!

  • The Way It's Usually Done
  • Eliminating the Sensation of Fishing
  • Let the Fishing Begin
  • Elimination Based on Location
  • Elimination Based on Characteristics
June 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 6) 30
Tom Crosbie Raphael Plus cards dealt according to thought-of card, divination
Inspired by
  • Rafael Benatar's handling of Frank Garcia's "Miracle Speller"
2013 Just Be Croz 18
Tom Stone, Tom Crosbie Pump Deck divination of card
2013 Just Be Croz 189
Dani DaOrtiz, Tom Crosbie Think of A Card! DaOrtiz routine included in Shadow Stack, divination of card
2013 Just Be Croz 195
Robert Cassidy Handling card removed from pocket
2013 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy — Volume 2: Fundamentals 52
Joseph Barry Reverie (almost) any card thought of, divined immediately
2014 Reverie 14
Colin McLeod Here Comes Someone divination of three cards, one just thought of from a bunch of cards
Inspired by
  • Paul Vigil's "Here Comes Everyone"
2014 Divine 40
Michael Murray, Stephen Shaw Once Removed deck is divided into three piles, spectator removes a card and its mate, two cards are divined, two different stacks explained
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 242
Patrick G. Redford Fishing Ploys gain lots of information out of what seems like one fishing question/statement
2014 Applesauce 132
Helder Guimarães The Art of Premonition number up to ten named and card chosen using it, card is only one missing from deck and found in prediction envelope with number on back
Inspired by
  • "Silent Running" (Ben Harris)
Also published here
2015 The Veriloquent 5
Helder Guimarães Sort of a Miracle one of twenty-six, siamesa
Also published here 2015 The Veriloquent 53
Karl Fulves Note 2 one of nine cards removed, performer names it
2015 The Lowdown (Issue 1) 22
John Hostler The Klutzy Mentalist deck sprung on floor, perhaps accidentally, spectator thinks of a face-up card and this can be divined
2016 Magnum Opossum 76
John Hostler Cryptical Envelopment card thought-of from fan is divined, then is shown to be missing from deck and inside tabled envelope
Related to 2016 Magnum Opossum 134
Dani DaOrtiz A Thought-Of Selection
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
one spectator is thinking a value by cutting of a small pile and counting it under the table, another one of a suit
June 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 6) 32
Ross Tayler, Charlie Ordania One for the Boys #1 out-of-hand selection procedure with shuffling, spectator cuts and looks at card in packet, risky
Related to 2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 8
Paul Vigil, "Senator" Clarke Crandall Vigil's Pump Sequence
2017 The Doors of Deception 206
Paul Vigil Unwilling Participants how to handle them during fishing sequences
2017 The Doors of Deception 220
Paul Vigil A History of Influences: From the Bank to the Pump credit information
2017 The Doors of Deception 222
Unknown Suit Fishing
2017 Black Tears 9
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 67
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deck
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 71
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 72
Bob Farmer, Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 79
Bob Farmer Finesse further ideas
1. Banked Deck Strategy
2. Character of Questions
3. Five Piles
4. Overcon (ten-card stack for majority fishing with two nos)
5. Credits (for one-no fishing)
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 85
Bob Farmer Sue? Not Me! highest one of five random cards thought of, divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 89
Bob Farmer Majority Fishing credit information
Related to 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 91
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth OOSOOM type
Variations 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 92
Michael Weber The Cards Don't Lie "Mike Weber Variation"
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 98
Bob Farmer The Ten-Card Inquisition thoughts on fishing from ten cards
  • Part One: Binary vs Majority
  • Part Two: Fishing for the Card
    • The System
    • The Cue Card
    • The Wording
    • When You're Wrong
    • Mnemonic
  • Part Three: Three Thought Cards
Related to 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 9
Bob Farmer Inquisition Enigmatico card thought of, ten different cards repeated
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 16
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force applied to three people that are asked to think of a high, low and middle valued card
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 17
Harry Lorayne Fishing Expedition shuffled deck cut into three piles, spectator remembers top card while the performer does not look, found
2017 JawDroppers! Two 234
David Britland A Good Guess
  • Cardolopis ("Simply Stebbins")
deck is freely cut and four cards are selected from that spot, magician correctly divines them all
Inspired by Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 32
Helder Guimarães The Art of Premonition number up to ten named and card chosen using it, card is only one missing from deck and found in prediction envelope with number on back
Also published here Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 42
Helder Guimarães Sort Of a Miracle one of twenty-six, siamesa
Also published here June 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 6) 36
Áriston Solamente Una Vez
2017 Hojas Sueltas 109
Áriston Casi Siempre Me Equivoco
2017 Hojas Sueltas 120
Bob Farmer The Bammo Brain Bamboozler two spectators think of a red and a black card, both cards vanish and are removed from the pocket before they are named, using version of John Kennedy's "Mind Power Deck"
Inspired by
  • "The Divine and Conquer Deck" (Leo Reed)
2018 The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 1
Johnny Thompson, Millard Lichter The Pump Deck three spectators think of card in fan, all divined
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 171
Johnny Thompson With an Ordinary Deck three cards thought of from incomplete faro condition, divined
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 175
David Solomon Holiday Thought one of five cards
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 82
Harry Lorayne I'll Read Your Mind shuffled deck cut in three piles, spectator remembers top card of one pile, divined, one of three
2018 And Finally! 72
Harry Lorayne Mental Vibrations spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no), with lead-in effect
Inspired by 2018 And Finally! 166
Matt Baker Tilapia Two spectators each think of a card, magician slowly divines each selection without wrong statements, includes versions built into Tamariz and Aronson stack
Inspired by 2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 51
Ryan Schlutz Other Ways to User the GAP Principle
  • Borrowed Deck Handling - Key Card
  • Borrowed Deck Handling - Multiple Key Cards
  • Borrowed Deck Handling - Multiple Key - Mental Selection
2020 False Anchors 122
David Britland Trevor Hall's Direct Mind Reading
  • Cardopolis
guessing the method of Hall's effect, one card thought of from a spread and one chosen by cutting, both divined
Inspired by
  • "Direct Mind Reading" (Trevor Hall, marketed 1956)
Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 52
David Britland The Vanishing
  • Cardopolis
card thought of, it vanishes and appears in the pocket
  • The Spectator Thinks of a Card
  • Reversing the Block
  • A Casual Interrogation
  • Deep Fishing
Oct. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 10) 66
Jim Steinmeyer The Rosetta Deck
  • Conjuring
one spectator thinks of a low card from one half, another from a high card in the other half, both divined
Dec. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 12) 44
Jim Steinmeyer (Not a Princess.) Virtually a Princess
  • Conjuring
can be done over zoom if envelopes with card packets are sent out to spectators, performer then shows a packet of five cards and asks questions about matching characteristics to thought-of card
Feb. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 2) 48
Michał Kociołek 3H three spectators think of cards at a agreed-upon number in the deck, they are found, no-no's fishing
  • Twelve-card problem
Inspired by 2021 More Plots & Methods 25