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12 hours ago, king fisher said:

The odd thing was while visiting with clients years after their hunt, they would talk very little about the bear, how high it scored, or the actual kill.  Their fondest memories, were always of the grueling 12 hour hike back to camp, packing a heavy bear hide, the wind blowing the tent over and having to sleep under a tarp, eating nothing but candy bars for a couple days, because we elected to try and stalk a bear to far away from camp to make it back, watching two bears roll down a mountain fighting and causing an avalanche, or many other experiences they had on the hunt, that had nothing to do with killing their bear.  It seamed the more obstacles, we had to over come, and the more miserable the condition, the better the experience, and the fonder the memories.  Of course, I had experienced plenty of hardships, making the hunts that we had good weather and easy pack jobs my best memories.

 

I have read this three times and I'll likely read it another three times. It's fascinating. Thanks for shining your light king fisher!

5 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

Got a chuckle and thought of this thread when this picture came across my feed this morning ?

 

CATCH FISH, NOT FEELINGS

 

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I'm greedy. I want to catch both. See me running to launch my canoe:

 

happy on my way GIF by Tirol

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It seems to me the author of this trout fishing book wasn't a very good angler, skunked a ton, and needed to justify his lack of ability with a quote.

 

Poor guy.

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We have a certain amount of time here, and no one knows how much. If other people choose to be unhappy if they don't catch fish, that's up to them. I look at each day I get to spend on the water as a blessing, and I'm not even religious. I'm still insanely competitive, but if I know I gave it everything I could, whether it works out or not really isn't the point, now is it?

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If you don't enjoy fishing when you don't catch a fish, you shouldn't be a fisherman."
 

We all have our reasons to fish, whether it’s your job or your passion, a way to put food on the table or just a way to relax. A lot of times for me half the fun is getting to that first cast, especially when bass fishing….

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1 hour ago, KSanford33 said:

We have a certain amount of time here, and no one knows how much. If other people choose to be unhappy if they don't catch fish, that's up to them. I look at each day I get to spend on the water as a blessing, and I'm not even religious. I'm still insanely competitive, but if I know I gave it everything I could, whether it works out or not really isn't the point, now is it?

 

Gosh, I love ^this."

 

Did you ever read Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"? If you did, you might remember McMurphy trying to life a water unit that was too big for him. He knew it was too heavy, but he tried anyway, and after he failed and stood there bleeding, he said, "But I tried, didn't I? I tried."

 

 

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9 hours ago, J._Bricker said:

If you don't enjoy fishing when you don't catch a fish, you shouldn't be a fisherman."
 

We all have our reasons to fish, whether it’s your job or your passion, a way to put food on the table or just a way to relax. A lot of times for me half the fun is getting to that first cast, especially when bass fishing….

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^^^

For me, the prep I go through for my fishing outings is one of the things I really look forward to. Loading up my car with my kayak and driving through misty cornfields to the boat launch at 5 AM is one of my favorite feelings. So is researching my spot and tying on lures the night before. I look at actually catching the bass as the final piece of the puzzle which makes my day. When I get a nice one, net it, and release it, I just have to sit in my kayak seat for 10 seconds to appreciate what just happened. I am really thankful for fishing, it is my de-stresser and getaway.

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good group of members here!!  there are some forums a quote like that would be akin to throwing down a gauntlet.  thems fighting words.

 

life is odd and interesting.  there is truly an arss for every seat.  I hope to exit stage left happy and at peace.  that is at least the plan.  

 

fishing is fridge awesome.  most of it is because it is mostly challenges and rewards.  digging it!!

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I agree with the quote. I'm very much a Henry David Thoreau, "Many men fish all their lives without realizing that it's not the fish they are after." kind of guy.

I much prefer catching vs not catching, but I love just being on the water, chasing the bass.

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1 hour ago, Darth-Baiter said:

good group of members here!!  there are some forums a quote like that would be akin to throwing down a gauntlet.  thems fighting words.

 

life is odd and interesting.  there is truly an arss for every seat.  I hope to exit stage left happy and at peace.  that is at least the plan.  

 

fishing is fridge awesome.  most of it is because it is mostly challenges and rewards.  digging it!!

 

Darth, I was thinking the same thought this morning. We are respectful to each other. Cyber-rage bores me and it does stain many websites.

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15 hours ago, MN_Bassin24 said:

^^^

For me, the prep I go through for my fishing outings is one of the things I really look forward to. Loading up my car with my kayak and driving through misty cornfields to the boat launch at 5 AM is one of my favorite feelings. So is researching my spot and tying on lures the night before. I look at actually catching the bass as the final piece of the puzzle which makes my day. When I get a nice one, net it, and release it, I just have to sit in my kayak seat for 10 seconds to appreciate what just happened. I am really thankful for fishing, it is my de-stresser and getaway.


 Definitely an ideal morning as you described @MN_Bassin24, one I’d like to think we all look forward to having when the opportunity presents itself. Being retired I’d like to think I’m fortunate enough to pick and choose when and how often I get to go fishing.
 Right now all the fields of white corn around the delta have been turned under and I still appreciate seeing a rooster (not the yardbird variety, even though there are those too) alongside the road enroute to the ramp. Once again I find myself looking forward to the cherry trees starting to blossom signaling it’s time to spend a few more days on the water because any cast could be a giant.

Good fishing all

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The Joy of the pursuit is magnified by the success but I find if I'm on the water pursuing, I've had a successful day ------ does that make sense cause I'm not saying it again. ?

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On 1/7/2023 at 1:18 PM, J._Bricker said:

I still appreciate seeing a rooster (not the yardbird variety, even though there are those too) alongside the road enroute to the ramp.

Or up here in the midwest, we have to make sure to watch out for deer!! If I'm ever driving home after an evening bassin' session the deer are everywhere

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