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Fishin' or Religion?

  1. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Why do mythical religious concepts get more "play" in this forum than the real life joy of fishin?

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      JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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 smile

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Jean:
        I usually fish and release.
        I just keep enuf for supper.
        When I release them, I make sure they are alive and well.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    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.  wink

  3. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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....:-)

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        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I want a peanut butter sandwich now, thanks a lot tongue

  4. h.a.borcich profile image60
    h.a.borcichposted 7 years ago

    eeewwwwwwww fishing? Holly smile

  5. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    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. sad

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Mark:
          A "big eye" tuna 500 lbs sold in Japan for $150,000 dollars! Incredible!

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Odin:
      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.

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        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        They may provide food for all kinds of life, but it was wrong to allow them to suffer for hours before they died.

        lol And I meant cast a line, sorry.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Odin:
          I knew ya meant that....just kiddin' ya.
          CArp are so good to eat smoked..mmm mmm good!

  7. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I have only been fishing a few times, enjoyed it though!

    I have only done catch and release though!

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This:
      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!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          RAndy:
          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.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            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.

            1. qwark profile image61
              qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              RAndy:
              okie Fanokie?
              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.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                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!

                1. qwark profile image61
                  qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  RAndy:
                  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

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    LOL!  I usually add an extra "e" after Oke"  myself.  Love spellcheck!

            2. Ohma profile image75
              Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                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.

                1. Ohma profile image75
                  Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  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.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    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.

  8. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I hate watching the trout die, but they sure are tasty!

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Mega:
      They sure are. They are even better if yer campin' and bring 'em back to shore for a shore lunch....can't beat it!

 
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