and if you don't catch anything, you can at least catch a buzz........
Or so I've been asked by many people when leaving an area I've fished.
I've been at it for a while, and was going to go down the street to do some today, but the lure of the sitting in the dark and drinking beer prevailed.
I guess I was going to go somewhere with this....................
........so my question is, what have been you greatest fishing adventures?
I'd have to go with the times spent carp fishing back in 96-97. Nothing like chumming the water with corn, and drinking whisky on some crappy lake by the waste water treatment plant with a couple of friends. Once you got the whole school of carp in the area, it would be a none stop frenzy.
Then there was the time I caught a northern pike out of the erie canal while it was snowing back in the late 80's, before they drained the canal for the season. Of course I wasn't antiquated with the orange enima at the time, but some drunk guys were and apparently didn't mind going for a swim.
Then of course there's probally a million more stories involving snapping turtles, bottle rockets, gut rot, etc.
Some of the best times involved catching nothing (except a buzz ), like the time me and my bros where in the adirondaks and hiked up to a lake that was suppose to have fish, but was instead a dead lake. Sure we got killed by the deer flies and mosquitoes, and the fact that we didn't bring to much food because we thought we'd be eating fish, but we did bring enough beer and did have a bottle of bourbon to pass around the fire. Nothing like a camp fire to bring out the stories.
Ahhh, good times.