Why Do you fish?

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Why Do you fish?

Postby jemoon27 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:18 am

"When you see a lake you think picnic, and i see a large mouth up under that log"

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Postby WackySenko » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:42 am

Ditto with above. when I am on the water I do not think about work, bills, honey-dos or anything. It is very relaxing. Sometimes it feels like the day lasts forever. Could be why I am always back about 2+ hours later than I planned. And the wife sometimes wets a line with me, so she understands and expects me to be late.

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Take a kid fishing, and don't forget about us older kids either..

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Postby Bill K » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:39 am

I fish and hunt as it is in my genes. My forefathers did so and so must I. I enjoy the fresh and natural food it provides and I really enjoy the outdoor world. Smells, sights and fish and fowl life is just great and provided by our creator for us to enjoy and benefit from.
It also is a healthy life style to follow, just plain good for the body and soul. Bill K :)
Fun fishing the country, each and every week.

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Tight Lines Dom

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Postby Dom » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:43 pm

I am no writer and my spelling aint never been all that hot and I know you said a few sentences but I had to give you the longer version of why I fish.





Delta, it's 6:00am on a warmming morning in May, You back the boat into the water and climb aboard and fire the big motor. As you idle out of the marina you feel a slight breeze and see the baitfish flickering on top of a slightly rippled water surface. The tide is dropping, the birds are chirpping, off to the left you see the ducks up close to the weed line swimming and feeding. As you turn your attention back to the front of the boat you see the 5mph bouy you check your life jacket, then the kill switch. you get settled in feeling as if your in a rocket ship getting ready to blast off into the unknown. As you pass the bouy you give one last look in either direction looking for traffic, clear for take off!

As you press the throttle down you feel the acceleration alittle more throttle and trim up alittle more throttle and trim up.....Your head racing with thoughts which spot should I start at? What lure should I throw? Whats the water temp there? in no time your running 60mph skipping the surface of the water as if you were a stone just thrown across the top of the water. Your headed for a break back behind quinby island your head races with thought as you continue to evaluate the conditions.

You see the spot coming up so you gently pull the throttle back and the boat comes to an abrupt slowing slide till it stops. You jump up looking around and thinking there is alittle more wind here the current is good(not to much) the water is stained. You put the trolling motor down and you hear a big splash and think ok there chasing bait! You pick up your rod and reel that you have the 9" white lunker Punker tied on you get settled in and troll into position you fire that bait out pass and over the break. You know there is a toad using that break she just came off the spawn and shes hungry but wants a big easy meal becuase she wore out. The Lure hits the water and you just let it sit there for a min. then you give it one sharp yank and the lure darts to the right, again you let it sit there, then give it another yank the lure starts to go left......... BAM! You see the fish just destroy your lure you reel down and set the hook the fish dives and tries to head back to deep water you loosen the drag and gently pull up on the rod the fish wants free and you want it in the boat. Your thinking this is a toad, your blood is pumping and your heart is racing, You think its a 4 no feels bigger then that maybe a 5 all of a sudden you see your line headed for the top of the water the fish is coming up to jump and shake the lure free so you get on your knees and dip your rod in the water as you pull and reel to get the fish to go back down, it works!

the fight does not last that long the fish tires but your blood is still pumping and she surfaces beside the boat and you see it and its a bigun! You reach down to lip it and victory is yours. Your still shaking but you manage to get the scale, she goes 7lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After a quick photo you thank her and release her thinking man when she was full of eggs she would have went 9lbs or better . You are filled with so much emotion Happy,proud,excited all rolled into one and you think .........There is a bigger one there and the quest begins all over again. Man who wouldn't want to live that over and over again and this is why I fish!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Postby jemoon27 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:09 pm

"When you see a lake you think picnic, and i see a large mouth up under that log"

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Postby bassinDerek » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:15 pm

FISH TO LIVE LIVE TO FISH
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Postby Fishitifyoucan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Simple.......

FISH=FISHING IS SIMPLY HEAVEN!

End of story. :D

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Postby allbelac » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Why???
As long as I can remember, I fished...My dad taught me to fish, trout mostly. I am teaching my kids to fish. It helps put into perspective what its all about, teachable and memorable moments.

Memorial Day 2009...My daughter and I fished a tournament the entire day fish after fish the sparkle that she had every time one went in the well, the excitement she had when she got to help carry the bag to the scales...oh yeah the ideas she had for spending her share of the winning check!

All those reasons plus many more...That is why I fish.

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Postby bahlzar » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:28 pm

i fish so i can belong to a nice pleasant forum like this one.. :D :D
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Postby ken » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:51 pm

It is a great challenge to outsmart a green fish in their world and never gets boring. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, but you always look forwards to next good time on the water.

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Postby Dan Pollard » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:08 pm

I fish for many of the same reason that have all ready been shared,
because I love Nature, being apart of it, is very important, that I can lose myself while fishing, remove myself from the problems of every day life. I like the thrill and the challenge of the chase, the thill of catching the green fish. I also like the challenge and competion of Tournament fishing. Spending quality time with family and friends, while experiencing and being a part of Nature. Of all those reasons sharred the number one reason is being one with Nature, Being a part of it, experience it and do no harm when we release that beautiful fish.

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I had to come back...I know...

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This question sounds familiar.....didn't you write this paper last year??

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Postby crazychuy » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:00 am

The following is an excerpt from "coochsfishing.com" with a slight alteration to apply to me. But these words best describe why I fish. Thank you COOCH for having this on your website.

I am a fisherman for life,
I will always be a fisherman
It is not something I do,
It is who I am
Fishing is not an escape,
It is where I belong,
Where I am supposed to be
It is not a place,
But a lifelong journey
It is a passage my Father showed me,
And one that I will show others.
Keep A Tight Line!

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Postby Gumpa » Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Grandkids. Fishing. What could be better? Watching them catch a big 1 Or hitting 1 out of the park. "Never give up" for the love of the game!

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Postby snapitoff2002 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:11 pm

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Postby LimitedOut » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:59 am

There's nothing quite like fishing...

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