What is catching a trophy fish worth to you? Will it change you as a person? To what degree would you go to catch a trophy?
A recent conversation caused a stirring in my mind. This individual referred to us[fishermen and ladies] as stewards of the water. At the time, I had very little opinion on the subject but decided to chew on the idea and now want to pose a few questions; Are there decisions and ultimately sacrifices to be made when we fish? Have we as stewards overstepped our bounds in the pursuit of trophy fish? Read more…
This is no trophy fish story, and more than we all would like to admit it, a certain comradery is formed as we fish together. Often all that remains of epic adventures are a few fish stories and mostly, the company we shared in that experience. I can remember hundreds of times fishing with my father and grandfather, yet when i think back i can’t remember ever landing a fish. I am sure there were many caught and lost over the years but what remains are the impressions of people who brought me to their favorite finspots and how their influences shaped the corners of my soul.
Over the past several weeks Cody and I have had the skunk in everything we have tried, which has not been the most enjoyable in the pursuit of fish and game. This day started out like any other sitting in class talking with some fishing buddies, next thing you know a pictures is shown to me of a huge lake trout, in a new water I have not yet tried with on the fly! That was the beginning of the madness. Could we get rid of the skunk today!