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Ovation: A Good Day Of Fishing Means A Bunch Of Dead Fish.

10/29/2011

I used to love to go fishing.  Oddly enough, as a young boy that enjoyed many camping trips with family, it was my grandmothers and my father that took me fishing the most.  Perhaps they were avoiding chores back at camp.

I had all the fishing equipment that a boy could need, but all I ever wanted to use was a “cane pole” with a “bobber” and a nightcrawler.  I didn’t care what kind of fish I caught as long as I could get it off the hook without having to cut my line.

My father taught me how to clean, fillet and fry the fish that I caught and I remember feeling very self-sufficient as I picked the bones that I missed from between my teeth.

At one time, when I was much older, I owned a fishing boat.  I’m very glad that I crossed “own a boat” off of my Bucket List at a young age before I was tempted to purchase an even larger hole in the water into which I could toss my money.

I once went “deep-sea fishing” on a chartered boat in the Gulf of Mexico.  I caught a shark.  It was an accident … the hook was in the side of its head when I reeled it in.  I ate it anyway (blackened) once I found a restaurant to prepare it.

In all my years, and all my fishing experiences, I learned one very important and wise tidbit of knowledge that deserves to be shared.  so, remember this and share it with those that you love …

“At the end of a good day of fishing, you have some dead fish.”

Nowadays, when I want seafood, I rely on the Norton’s Fisherman or the nice folks at Red Lobster to make it happen for me.  I don’t think I’ll be fishing again any time soon.

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2 Comments
  1. I went fishing exactly twice as a child, ad with my father both times.
    I hated it the first time, and the second time proved me right.

    Who needs fishing? That’s why grocers have fish departments.

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  2. Thing about fishing is it requires patience… Personally, I’m missing the patience gene… But … Enjoy!!….

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