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Fish Tales - Story Telling and The Joy of the Fishing Story

Updated on March 22, 2013

The Greatest Fish Tales Ever Told

I love good story telling. I love fishing. Thus I love those fish tales. I used to fish every week with my dad and half the fun was the Sunday following when my dad told the other fishers in our church about the trip! I love to hear the stories; this lens is dedicated to fish story telling!  

With my dad there was always the fish tale of one that "got away."  This was usually the best saga of all!  I hope this lens awakens similar memories in you as well!  There is nothing like a fish story!  

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Fish Tales: World's Greatest Fishing Jokes

Fairplay: A couple goes on vacation to a fishing resort in northern Minnesota. The husband likes to fish at the crack of dawn. The wife likes to read. One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a short nap. Although she isn't familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and continues to read her book. Along comes the game warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside her and says,"Good morning, Ma'am, what are you doing?" "Reading my book," she replies, thinking isn't that obvious? "You're in a restricted fishing area," he informs her. "But officer, I'm not fishing. Can't you see that?" "Yes, but you have all the equipment. I'll have to take you in and write you up." "If you do that, I'll have to charge you with rape," says the woman. "But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden. "That's true, but you do have all the equipment." MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. (Contributed by Scott Jamison, Orem,Utah)

Wild Whiskey Worm: One day Jim was out fishing and was not having any luck at all, he tried lures, worms and other types of bait and was just not catching anything. Tom was fishing about 20 feet from him and was catching fish as fast as he cast his line out. Jim was getting very jealous of this show off, so he asked the Tom what he was using for bait. The man said " I am using worms, but I dip them in whiskey" Jim got really interested in this technique so he asked Tom if he could try one of these drunk worms. Tom had no problem with this request so he handed Jim one of the worms. Jim placed the worm on the hook and cast out no sooner than his hook hit the water, Jims pole began to bow like crazy, he set his hook and started to reel it in. Once he got his catch up to the shore he noticed that the worm had the fish by the throat. (contributed by Jeff Walsh, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Phantom Fish: A man was stopped by a game-warden in Northern Algonquin Park recently with two buckets of fish leaving a lake well known for its fishing. The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?" The man replied to the game warden, "No, sir. These are my pet fish." "Pet fish?!" the warden replied. "Yes, sir. Every night I take these here fish down to the lake and let them swim around for a while. I whistle and they jump back into their buckets, and I take em home." "That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!" The man looked at the game warden for a moment, and then said, "Here, I'll show you. It really works." "O.K. I've GOT to see this!" The game warden was curious. The man poured the fish in to the river and stood and waited. After several minutes, the game warden turned to the man and said, "Well?" "Well, what?" the man responded. "When are you going to call them back?" the game warden prompted. "Call who back?" the man asked. "The FISH." "What fish?" the man asked. (Contributed by Frank Worm)

Fishermen and Funeral: Kent and three of his buddies have gone fishing every Saturday for nearly forty years. One Saturday, the guys are fishing along a highway when a funeral processional drives by. Well, Kent lays down his pool, stands up in the boat, takes off his lucky hat and places it over his heart. This processional is huge and takes nearly five minutes to pass. Once it passes, Kent sits down, puts his hat on and cast out without saying a word. Needless to say his buddies are floored by his actions. One of em finally speaks up and says, "that sure was a respectful thing you did there when they went by." Kent replied, "It seems the least I could do seeing as how I've been married to the woman for over forty years!" (Contributed by Kent Knorr (is the first name a coincidence??))

Taken from (Great Fishing Jokes - Welcome to the Outdoor Expressions fishing jokes page. ... To read more from this site Click )

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A Fish Tale Told by a 10 year old!

The Greatest Fishing Story Ever Told!

The Story At A Glance:

A True Fishing Story - told by a 10 year old?

It is not hard for a ten year old to tell a big tale, but the fish story I am about to relate is mostly 100% true. Although I admit that it might be flavored by hyperbole, peppered by my many rich experiences with my fisherman daddy, and enhanced even further by my mind's eye, it is definitely very true as I remember and imagine it! My mom says my imagination stays in idle, only waiting for the slightest prodding of the pedal to move forward. In addition I feel a little victimized when she adds that she fears too much bar to the metal and I’m off to the drag races of unbelievable fantasies. However, I am working hard to relate to you a realistically true fishing story that will be the best one ever told! I trust my memory lane adventure will give you fodder for thought!

Taken From: The Greatest Fish Story Ever Told! To Read the rest click

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Amazon Spotlight Personal Review

Fish Tales is a collection of adventures, misadventures, and reflections by humor writer Alan Liere. All who spend time on the water can relate to Liere's outdoor outtakes. Fish Tales, a collection of the 80 funniest "Fish Tales" featured in Northwest, Southwest, and Eastern Fly Fishing magazines, is the perfect gift for anglers of all ages.

Fish Tales: A Collection of Humorous Fishing Stories
Fish Tales: A Collection of Humorous Fishing Stories

"Not many writers can write short and well. Even fewer can write short and well and move the reader. Al Liere does all three and, with the fewest possible keystrokes, touches the heart." --Paul Quinnett, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and the author of Pavlov's Trout

"The tapestry of Alan Liere's writing isn't just the main thread of fishing. Nor is it the tight weave of family, conservation, or place. It's not even Liere's knife-edged humor. It's all those things flowing together like a river through his stories of life. This is writing at its best." --Scott Stouder, Western field director for Trout Unlimited

"Alan Liere collects close encounters of the piscatorial kind and sets them down with a wry sense of humor and a sympathy for fishermen that arises from 50 years of sharing their special kind of madness. His work is proof that the funniest things in life are generally the truest." --Chris Madson, editor, Wyoming Wildlife


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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @anonymous: Thanks for comin' by!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fishing stories get bigger and Bigger each time! Great lens!

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @KandDMarketing: Thanks for coming by!

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      Great lens! I am sure that my Grandson (due for a summer visit) and I will have plenty of fish stories for him to tell!

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      Rickcpl 6 years ago

      pretty good

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      biminibahamas 6 years ago

      Loved the fishing humor, as I always say that is why they call it fishing and not catching, LOL!

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      biminibahamas 6 years ago

      Loved the fishing humor, as I always say that is why they call it fishing and not catching, LOL!

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      GreenMind 6 years ago from USA

      Great idea for a lens -- love the fishing jokes!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      interesting, I like this lens

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      My grandfather has been fishing ever since he was a little kid and he has hours on hours worth of tall tales.

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      desa999 lm 6 years ago

      Great stories on an interesting topic, thanks for that.

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      SecondHandJoe LM 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed the stories and, "A Fish Tale Told by a 10 year old!"! By the way, I found Hub Pages through this lens, so thanks for that! I'll be back soon to read more!

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      mrlindeman 6 years ago

      Great Lens!!! I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Fishing stories are great when sick and stuck in bed too lol. I like making them as well though.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We went fishing in Maldives and really enjoyed it. Our host's wife once struggled with her line and we thought she had on it a really big fish and yes, she had one baby shark.

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      SweetsFishing 6 years ago

      I agree with the jokes, definitely going to share some tomorrow!

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      pepys 6 years ago

      For a moment I had "deja vu" or had written this in my sleep! But no, you are the original, but I certainly know I have been 8and actually am) there.

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      Spikey64 6 years ago

      Those fishing jokes are top class thanks.

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      What a fun lens! I enjoyed the jokes.

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      yourgoldenfuture 7 years ago

      fish is one of the most read books... fish-salesmen tell ppl about motivation

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      flyingace 7 years ago

      Teach a man to fish and they will never have "nothin' to do." Very enjoyable fish tales.

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      Jhangora LM 7 years ago

      I really liked the jokes. I remember the biblical tale of Jonah very well coz during school days a play based on it was staged.

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      fishingadv 7 years ago

      yeh, fishing is a fun sports and its enjoyable activity with family and friends.

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      the ultimate test of patience and skill! lovely lens that shows both! cheers

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      Interesting organization of material. Well done.

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      ideadesigns 7 years ago

      Beautiful, I like this lens :D

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      SAMEPRINCESS10 7 years ago

      BOY! Those were some of the longest tales/tails i ever read. I just wrote the shortest. lol!.

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      FamilyVacations 7 years ago

      Cool looking lens.

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      BrickHouseFabrics 7 years ago

      I caught a fish and it was "THiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiS" big!

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      anonymous 7 years ago


      I like your lens, very useful and inspiring. thank you.


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      grayth lm 9 years ago

      super lens and some great fishing stories, nothing like a tall tailed story..I also have a few fishing related lenses I wrote on tackle making and a couple more come by and check it out

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      Walteriz 10 years ago

      Great Lens - Also likes:

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      MMW 10 years ago

      I love fish - mostly to eat- be sure to check out:

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