No. But I think if there were enough beer it might not be so bad
Up until the beer runs out...then it sucks, especially if you're stuck hiding under a bridge because night-fishing in a certain public park is illegal (thanks for letting me know this before you dragged me along, assholes).
Yeah, we get kahawai but they're not as good to eat - they're only really for smoking (which I don't like) and then you have to bleed them straight away etc. Its a bit of a pain so we throw them back or use them for bait.
Its been a while since I caught a kingfish we could keep - this is mostly because we don't go way out where the big ones are. And the minimum length is 75cm (2'5") now! They're the best fun to catch though.
I have a question for everyone: what's your best catch(es)? It can be the best you've had for a particular species or in general size or weight.
I have been more of a quantity over quality person - not by choice though . I've had:
- a 3.5kg (8lb) snapper. Sad, I know. I have terrible luck!
- a half decent kingi but I can't remember how big or heavy it was - around 80-90cm
- and I once caught about a 1.5 metre mako shark. I got it up along side the boat then cut the line. I know this is technically cheating but I didn't fancy getting on board...
Fishing is one of the few things my father and I can really bond over, so I hold it pretty close to my heart. To me, it's more than just a sport. It's time spent on a quiet lake where the two of us can relax and enjoy nature, speak freely and enjoy one another's company at length. It may not sound like much, but it means a great deal to me.
I have fond memories growing up of when he would take my brother and I on camping trips or along with him on fishing durbys. Where we would rent a boat in the early mornings and throw a line in, not coming back until it was time for dinner- all sunburnt, exhausted, and glowing with pride, anxious to tell mom of all the fish we caught and the ones that got away.
Nowadays I don't get out as much as I would like, but when I do I'll typically spend a day out in a boat on Rice Lake, or fish off the pier at Caesarea. On the rare occasions that everyone has a weekend free, sometimes we're lucky enough to rent a cabin on Crotch Lake and spend a few days there.
I've caught a lot of fish in my day, mostly catch and release. I fish for fun, not for sport. Bass, pike, pickerel, perch, crappie and sunfish are the most common in the lakes I frequent. But my dream is to one day land a muskie. I remember when I was really young, I was fishing off the dock at Caesarea with my dad and one guy landed a monster muskellunge. At that moment I openly declared I one day would do the same. My day has yet to come, obviously, but when it does, I plan to mount it on my wall with something akin to 'good job' written underneath.
a little less conversation, a little more action please
. captain's blog.
Pickerel and Lake Trout when I was back home; Northern Pike if I'm looking to make fish cake. Ever since I moved though I haven't gotten around to fishing again - I need to do that some time this year...
Dreams are best served manifest and tangible.
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