VERY FISHY FACTS
"My biggest worry is that my wife, when I'm dead, will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."
"Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl."
"Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration."
"When I am home alone I like to scatter my tackle across the floor and play with it. I may pretend I am working on it, performing preventative maintenance, but really it is playing."
Howell Raines, author of Fly Fishing Through The Midlife Crisis in 1993
"It is just possible that nice guys don't catch the most fish. But they find far more pleasure in those they do get."
Roderick Haig-Brown 1960
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him/her the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
"If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”
David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia
"Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once"
"Anglers are born hones, but they get over it"
"For the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught, not even how he has caught them, but what he has caught when he has caught no fish."
John H. Bradley
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."
May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.
"The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming"
Leonardo Da Vinci
"Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
Henry David Thoreau
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."
VERY FISHY PICTURES
VERY FISHY QUOTES
SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THIS
Boudreaux been fish'n down by de bayou all day and he done run outta night crawlers. He be bout ruddy to leave when he seen a snake wif a big frog in his mouf. He knowed dat dem big bass fish like dem frogs, so he decided to steal dat froggie.
Dat snake, he be a cotton mouf water moccasin, so he had to be real careful or he'd git bit. He snuk up behin' dat snake and grabbed him roun de haid. Dat ole snake din't lak dat one bit. He squirmed and wrap hisself roun Boudreaux's arm try'n to git hisself free. But Boudreaux, he had a real good grip on his haid, yeh.
Well, Boudreaux pried his mouf open and got de frog and puts it in his bait can. Now, Boudreaux knows dat he cain't let go dat snake or he's gonna bite him good, but he had a plan. He reach into de back pocket of his bibs and pulls out a pint a moonshine likker. He pour some drops into de snake's mouf. Well, dat snake's eyeballs kinda roll back in his haid and his body go limp. Wit dat, Boudreaux toos dat snake into de bayou. Den he goes back to fishin'.
A while later Boudreaux dun feel sumpin' tappin' on his barefoot toe. He slowly look down and dare wuz dat water moccasin wif two more frogs.
Did you know ... that one in every 10 dollars spent in the United States on fishing, is spent in Florida?
Did you know ... that even more impressive is the fact that 43 percent of anglers in the United States call the southeast region home?
Did you know ... that overall, nearly $20 billion in fishing retail sales are realized annually in the southeastern market?
Did you know ... that more than half of the United States sportfishing dollars are spent east of the Mississippi River?
Did you know ... that the sportfishing industry generates more state revenue for Florida than the citrus and cattle industries combined?
Did you know ... 93 percent of Americans support legal recreational fishing?
Did you know ... signed in 1995, Presidential Executive Order 12962 directs federal agencies to promote and protect sportfishing opportunities?
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