Hooking a Young Fisherman

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
                                                                      Kahlil Gibran


How to Hook Young Fishermen

Itis our holy duty to assure the next generation of fishermen. Here is how. All you need is a pond, a can of worms, a fishing rod, and blue gill. Look at Gavin's smile at his first catch. His father Michael will now have a fishing buddy for many years, just as I have in Michael. I can't wait until the 3 of us are fishing together in Canada for pike.

Good Manners

While a guest in another person's state or province, we believe it important to behave as you would have others behave in your home. This means buying a fishing license and honoring prescribed limits. This means picking up rubbish around the campsite. It is good for the soul to pick up the rubbish others have left behind. This is especially true if you can do so without judgment. (No tsk tsk tsking.) It takes practice but we highly recommend it. You will find that it improves your fishing in ways you would never imagine.

Get in tune with the earth, the sky, the lake. Honor all things, animate and inanimate. Native Americans believe that everything has a spirit. We have adopted that belief and our fishing became more than just holding a pole in your hand waiting for something to happen. As the Zen Master answered the novice as they both sat cross-legged on the floor, "Nothing happens next. This is it".

More Quotes

The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing. ~Babylonian Proverb

"Some men fish all their lives without realizing it is not the fish they are after."Henry David Thoreau

People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~Ed Zern, 1947

...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy. ~William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954

Even if you've been fishing for three hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm. ~Author Unknown

There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ~Paul O'Neil, 1965

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley. ~Author Unknown

This planet is covered with sordid men who demand that he who spends time fishing shall show returns in fish. ~Leonidas Hubbard, Jr.

Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954


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