Why do mythical religious concepts get more "play" in this forum than the real life joy of fishin?
There's really nothing to argue about with fishing.
Nope that's not true. I am against catch and release really. I think of it as akin to shooting an animal in the leg, but not killing it just for the thrill of shooting one.
There now we can argue about fishing instead
I like to fish.
I'm not competitive about it at all.
I get motion-sick, so I rarely fish from a boat.
But just sitting on the bank relaxes me and is very enjoyable, even if I don't catch anything.
I do like to catch catfish. They're hooked easily but still put up a fight.
I even put the worms on the hook.
NONE of those little maggoty-lookin' ones though (the beemoths or whatever they are...).
Qwark, watch out for PETA in this thread! LOL
Killing fishies and wormies might be against their rules.
Since when is fishing a joy?
I think it is a nasty, stinky pain in the arse. Or are we not to oppose your view?
Shall I expect the usual Qwark? An insult or two?
Inimat...but of course! lol
I guess it's because I'm a "killer" at heart.
It's just the predator in me.
Nuthin' like dragging a fish fighting for it's life outa it's environment and watching it gasp for oxygen while it dies and then becomes supper...
Because of your attitude, you don't get to eat any of the shore lunch trout I'm cooking....eat yer peanut butter sandwich....:-)
I would love to discuss fishing. But - I know nothing about fishing. Last time I went fishing I was about 12. Sea fishing from a boat in the North Sea. Caught a lot of Mackerel.
You are not supposed to eat them any more if you are pregnant because of the pollution that is not going on and the not climate change that is not going on either.
I get my food from a shop, sadly. Including the fish. Anyway you don't want to eat anything caught in the Med less than 12 miles out.
Mark, I dived off the coast of San Remo Italy with friends. There were no fish!
But every hole, every tin can, every bottle had an octopus in it.
We brought some back and my Italian friends used them for 1 of the five courses of an evening meal.
They were delicious.
Yes - they are.
Fish? What are they? French fishermen are hunting down the last blue fin Tuna as we speak. Its carcass will sell for E1500 a kilo in Monaco when they catch it.
The last time I went fishing was when I was about 8 years old. It was a sad day, actually. We went to this place where they caught loads of carp that no one wanted to eat. Instead of throwing them back in the water, the people threw them onto the sand and let them flop around until they died for lack of water. Instead of fishing, I spent the day throwing carp back into the water while countless fishermen protested, including my father.
My father was pretty pissed off that day, especially when I stood up to him and said something like "How would you like it if you couldn't swim and I threw you into the river to drown?" He slapped me. Anyway, I still threw all his carp back into the river and all his friends' carp back into the river too.
My father didn't take me fishing again for a good two years, but I never enjoyed it again. I'd rather sit in a quiet spot near the river and read than cast a pole into the water now.
I never "throw my pole in the water!" jeez...lol
Remember, Odin, nothing goes to waste. those carp will provide food for all kinds of life.
WE live on a planet which depends on life and death for it to remain healthy.
I love to sit on the banks of a lake or river and read too...life is good.
They may provide food for all kinds of life, but it was wrong to allow them to suffer for hours before they died.
And I meant cast a line, sorry.
I have only been fishing a few times, enjoyed it though!
I have only done catch and release though!
Most of my life I was a "diver." I picked the fish i wanted for supper.
Now that I'm "older," I love the outdoors, 'specially the ocean.
There's nuthin' like being a few miles off shore in the Pacific, alone...relaxing and trying to get the biggun's to bite....life is good!
I love to fish! We own five ponds stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, carp, crappie, and even a few eel. Also residing there are beaver, duck, geese, herons, cormorants, frogs, osprey, snakes, alligators, and several species of turtle.
The ponds are beautiful, but they were made for crop irrigation purposes. In other words, we created an environment for the wonderful creatures to live in. We fish in them very often but actually keep very few fish. Not near as many as the otter and alligators eat.
But I also raise free range cattle to sell for the market. People seem to not mind eating fish, chicken, pork, or beef, as long as they do not have to see the animal alive before it hits the grill.
That's a fer sure. I can't kill any mammal...lol fish? oh yeh.
Where do you live that you have alligators?
I lived in Fla. most of my life. Lotsa them there.
Southeast Georgia, qwark. About 50miles above the Fla. line. Land of swamps and wildlife. Too many baptists, though. Took some neat pictures a couple days ago. A wild turkey gobbler was trying to impress a hen and put on a great show for my camera.
We used to call Jacksonville SE Georgia. lol
I used to ride my "bike" (motorcycle) all over those areas into N Carolin and the Smokies further West.
Actually, I-75 borders one of our farms which caused us to sell the land on the east side. I'm sure you rode right past the spot on one of your trips.
Okefenokee is just the largest and best known of the swamps in the area. There's one close by with the name "No Man's Friend." Plenty of smaller ones around though!
Sure have..many, many times. I used to take 75 up to Atlanta when my son was young. We both loved 6 flags...fantastic park. I guess ya figgered out I didn't know how to spell Okefenokee...lol
Sorry to hijack this thread for a moment but Randy you just reminded me of a time a while back when a Tom Turkey (Big Turkey) attacked my Volkswagon as I was driving down a dirt road to visit my mom. He just came out of nowhere and jumped right at my car. funniest thing I ever saw.
They are beautiful birds in the wild, Ohma. We have more trouble with deer running into our vehicles around here. Almost everyone in this area has hit one at one time or another.
I did not hit it, he litterally jumped up on my car hood flapping his wings and pecking at the glass I was afraid he might hurt himself. I blew the horn that made him worse I backed away and he followed it was really strange.
The gobbler saw himself in the windshield and thought it was another tom invading his mating territory. When a hen is close by they are very aggressive and not easily frightened.
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