View Full Version : Game Hog?

12-05-2017, 05:27 AM
At one point in my life and for a long time I wanted to catch more/bigger fish than anyone and I put my best effort in to doing just that. After maturing and being around older more experienced people I learned to only take and use what I need. Not to waste the precious resources of nature. Over the years I've had to throw out freezer burnt fish and animals or things that became out of date. When I fish with or for customers I understand they want lots of fish and I hope they use and store them properly. I've given lots of fish away to friends or older folks who cant get out and fish or maybe never had the chance to fish. Fishing is lots of work and requires planning and last but not least the cleaning and processing of the catch. I don't mind cleaning fish and I do it quite frequently. If I'm out fishing or scouting I find it very self rewarding to have someone to give the catch to who will clean and process or use them, or just catch&release.I guess I look at stored fish as I do money in the bank, what difference does it make if you expire with a thousand dollars of a millionaire. Also what is the difference in having four quart bags of fish in the freezer or four hundred pounds. I'll go with fresh caught fish every time if given the option.

Gettin' Jiggy
12-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Well said!! :applause:

12-05-2017, 09:35 AM
Very good JK!!:DancingChicken:

12-05-2017, 02:30 PM
Thrown out a few bags myself. I only keep enough for 1 fresh meal anymore myself.

12-05-2017, 10:06 PM
Been guilty of it too.

Tho now I give a lot away to folks I know that I know will use it.

12-06-2017, 09:56 AM
I treat family well with bags of fileted crappie very often so I can keep the crappie population in check on my lake.....:taco::icon_cheesygrin:

12-06-2017, 01:55 PM
I treat family well with bags of fileted crappie very often so I can keep the crappie population in check on my lake.....:taco::icon_cheesygrin:

12-07-2017, 01:36 AM
I treat family well with bags of fileted crappie very often so I can keep the crappie population in check on my lake.....:taco::icon_cheesygrin:

Bro where these Crappie fillets for family at?? Lol. I know I’m a bass fishy catcher but shouldn’t exclude my from family rations. Lol

12-07-2017, 09:17 AM
me too when i have them to give , looks like it gonna be pretty soon!:flehan:

12-07-2017, 09:20 AM
HeHeHeHeHaHaHaHaaaaaaaa.....I gotcha bro.....

01-03-2018, 08:35 AM
Out this past week with some inlaw/outlaw kinfolks and he made the statement that he kept all he catches. Not that he catches all that many and a jug fisherman to boot. I ask why he kept fish if he didn't need them, he said I like to give fish to my friends. I ask about the cost involved and he said it was only about $6 per trip. He fishes out of a barge and never goes far from the dock. I ask are you sure about the $6 per trip. I guess he doesn't figure the wear and tear on his pickup(he is looking for a new back bumper that he bent down towing the barge) or the barge and outboard along with the terminal tackle, electric knife&blades. At any rate on the day I took him, it was cold, I had on my Arctic Armor and commented all I had on was underwear and a tshirt. In a day or two he called and ask where to get Arctic Armor, I told him and after finding out they cost about $340 per set he was off of that idea. he will eventually learn that fishing cost a lot more than he first thought. He only started fishing in the last year but he will find out about the hidden cost sooner or later. Most who fish know that it cost from $50 up per pound of caught fish. That is for the tow truck/vehicle, boat&trailer, fuel&oil, various sundry equipment and such. New fishermen amaze me, but get smarter after a short time.

01-03-2018, 01:18 PM
Arctic Armor. Finna check that out right now JK. I usually just layer up and wear my hunting pants/jacket. Last few days have been chilly on the jobsite.

01-03-2018, 06:43 PM
Artic Armor is one of the best cold weather gear out there, plus the bonus is if you fall in you will float. That is a big bonus to me. They cost more but what is your life worth?

01-04-2018, 10:21 PM
I believe you on price of fishing. It’s expensive but to me worth it. I’ve been lucky enough to even catch a fishy or two. I have also enjoyed being able to invest into rods and reels that I want. Heck add in $$$ invested in hunting I’m just crazy for the outdoors. Lol.