There's a page on Facebook called "Respect the fish" that has really cool meme's related to fishing. Thought I'd share a collection of my favorites from the past couple months - I think most of us can relate.
Check them out if you haven't and share your favorites if you want!
Post by getlinewet on Feb 27, 2015 15:38:19 GMT -5
Funny thing, Bentrod. I was just thinking about this today. I've done my fair share of hunting and fishing over the years and every hunter and fisherman I've ever met is an avid environmentalist. With very few exceptions, every hunter and fisherman respects the land and lake, the flora and fauna to a very high degree. It's almost sacred to them and so it should be.
I remember in my youth I was hunting with a group of older guys and we stopped for a break. I unwrapped a piece of candy and without thinking threw the wrapper on the ground. One of the guys in the party reached down and picked it up and put it in his pocket. Nothing was said, there were no words of recrimination, but boy did he teach me a lesson.
Post by striperjohn on Feb 27, 2015 16:12:22 GMT -5
My dad took me catfishing on the New River up above Hawks Nest many years ago. Stayed in an old coke oven smelter and ran trot lines every 4 hours. At lunch everyday it was my job to walk the river bank and pick up all the trash that others had left. He said "always take out more then you brought." Good stuff even in the 50s.
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." Thomas Jefferson
I really liked the old man who enjoyed his times not catching fish. In fact, I quit fishing for 6 years from 93 to 99 because I felt that fishing took away from the beauty I could see on my canoe as I paddled every river and most of the passable creeks in VA.
After catching my first striper, that philosophy was quickly replaced. And sometimes I wonder how I got to this place of high adrenaline seeking craziness. I used to be so in tune. And now I am blinded by a passionate pursuit of something I don't understand. But I wouldn't replace it with all the palaces and riches in the world.
Thanks for putting all of those together. Good stuff as usual.
Post by CorneliaGale on Feb 27, 2015 19:28:52 GMT -5
they do make you crazy, but it is sure a lot of fun trying to outwit them, and enjoying the lake as you try to catch them. Hope it will be decent weather soon so we can get back out there and try to catch them.
We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
Post by formula180 on Feb 27, 2015 21:46:33 GMT -5
I have to wonder if the SML dam catfish is this big??
Fishermen are known for their tall tales of big catches. Turns out, this one has a lot of truth to it: Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari caught this monstrous 280-pound catfish on the Po River.
Catfishes range in size from a few inches to a few feet. The one Ferrari caught is reportedly a wels catfish, which can get up to 15 feet long, making this 8.75-foot long catfish barely above average. We're seeing reports that the biggest wels could be anywhere from more than 300 pounds up to 660.
Still, it’s not every week you see such big creatures or hear a cool fish tale. CNN reports that (after a flurry of photos to prove it was real) Ferrari released the fish back into the water. The wels catfish can live for decades, though, so maybe we’ll see the same one resurface at a record-breaking size.
Cant wait. I think my 3 year old might be the sporty one. Looking forward to hanging a few brim with her this spring/summer. Of course my oldest will be in the corner crying b/c Daddy hurt a fish...damn hippie wife
And sometimes I wonder how I got to this place of high adrenaline seeking craziness. I used to be so in tune. And now I am blinded by a passionate pursuit of something I don't understand. But I wouldn't replace it with all the palaces and riches in the world.
Yam, there are but a handful of defining moments in a mans life. Glad you grabbed this one.........