Friday, March 2, 2012

Never Forget…

The bait! And while that is true, it’s not the most important part of fishing! While the mere title implies that you are there to catch or at least attempt to catch fish, That’s not all it is about. Given that sometimes you might go fishing alone with the pure intent of catching fish, There is so much more to enjoy!

The View!- You have to understand, we’re talking about some of the most beautiful places on earth here. We’re talking about water cutting a path through otherwise plain looking terrain. And sometimes the landscape matches the water, creating a masterpiece that only God could create!

Relaxation - If you’re like me, you need a break from the real world. A time away from the daily grind, the noisy city and the stress. Sometimes you just need to set up your rig, cast, listen to the water and chill… and then you get a bite…!

Company – Not many places for male camaraderie anymore. There are not many pool halls around, barber shops are nearly extinct and some of us have manlier things to do than play video games! But a bunch of buddies trash-talking each other, hanging out with the possibility of catching and cooking your own dinner… There’s nothing better!

Learning/teaching – …Teach a man to fish… and you will have a damn good time! If you’re anything like me, you not only want to learn how to catch every fish, you not only want to break the bank… but you also want to teach others how to do the same thing! Remember, when all these electronics crumble, and we have to live off the fat of the land again, Outdoorsmen (and women) will be kings (and queens)!

The drinks! – (optional) not sure which way your reed sways, but I like to have a cold beverage sometimes when I go fishing, especially on a hot day! Just thinking about a cold brew on a hot day makes me wish for summer to come quickly!

This weekend will be a cool one. It’s supposed to be 72 degrees during the day and 40 at night. I’ll be on the banks of black butte lake fishing for trout and large catfish with my buddies! I’ll let you know if we catch any fish. My hope is that I catch a huge one... after all, it IS the most important part of fishing! ;)


  1. I would kill for 72 in the daytime and 40 at night. We'll be lucky if we break 50 by June.


    1. Yeah, in the afternoon the weather was perfect. 40 degrees at 5am was pretty bad though, at least for me. haha!

  2. Yea, it was (6) degrees when I went out to shovel all the snow of my ol' rig this morning before work! We might get (35) over the weekend if we are lucky.

    In all seriousness, I hope that your weekend trip is worthy of good trout and some Cats at the same time!

    1. that sounds terrible! I don't like the snow! we get it once a decade or so down here. That's enough for me! as for the fishing, I was out there with three buddies. one caught a 13 inch catfish, the other caught a nice little 14 inch largemouth. I on the other hand, went home empty handed!