Good thing, I thought I was nuts.

Fish Catching Travel

Do You Have A Fishing Problem?

It could have been Sigmund Freud, maybe, who said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result.”  So, what does this have to do with Fish Catching Travel?

Now I am not without my faults, but my biggest fault is my fishing addiction.  I think about it, read about it, surf about it, lurk in tackle stores, go fishing, and plan to go fishing. Hell, I even started Fish Catching Travel for God’s sake.  So some of you know what I mean.  Now someone who spends that much time dealing with fishing is obviously nuts.  In fact, I could be a fishing stalker.  But it gets worse.

According to someone my friend Clyde knows, a ringing endorsement that is, fishing has to do with ADD.  That is why we can stare at the water, and it is constantly moving, and our attention never wavers.  Hell, I almost get hypnotized just stopping by the jetties.  So I know I have some of that, but that’s not the end of it.

There is that damn Obsessive Compulsive disorder thing.  I might have me some of that too.  I always unload the boat the same way, I always start on a new lake the same way, and I store my lures a certain way.  Sometimes I have the uncontrollable urge to get them out and play with them, then put them back in the proper order.  See why I am getting worried?

And then the big one, that multiple personality thing.  You know, where you have some other folks living inside of you.  I really got me some of that.  The minute the trolling motor hits the water I am a whole new person.  I get after people fishing with me for messin’ up, like getting snagged and stuff.  I get mad if someone does something stupid near us that affects our fishing.  Sometimes I even yell, something I never do.  And then when I get home, I am a whole different guy, and a lot nicer.  It is just when that other guy rears his ugly head that there is trouble.  Good thing he only comes out when I am fishing.

So do you see what I am saying now?  It seems like I have every psychiatric diagnosis there is.  So I could only come to one conclusion, I am nuts.  But then I got to thinking about that Freud guy and what he said.  So if you think about it, fishing is maybe one of the sanest things a person can do.  Because when we fish it is the anticipation, the bite, and then the catch.  But the result is different every day, every time.  No matter how many ways and times we fish, no matter if we are in a new spot or an old one,  it is always different.

So while much of fishing is doing the same thing, no matter how hard we try, we can never absolutely know the result, and that is why we keep casting, trolling, and jigging.  And that makes fishing what it is, the result is never the same.  So we go fishing, some in lakes, some in rivers, and some on the ocean.  We have lots of different boats, equipment, and quarries.  But one thing that never changes for a fisherman, it is in the doing, and we are all brothers in anticipation.

So I am not nuts.  I am  not perfect, I have plenty of faults, but being nuts isn’t one of them.  I just have this thing for fishing.  Think I’ll go massage my crankbaits!

Good Luck and Tight Lines!

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