Fishing is one of my favorite sports. I like most all kinds of fishing, but prefer the more active types. I suppose my favorite is sneaking around the shallows close to shore in my canoe during a moonless night casting to the edge of shore with surface plugs trying to entice a huge hog bass to come out of the water and smash my lure. Wow!! Talk about excitement. There is nothing better than that!! Even when the fishing is slow, the beauty of the night, its sounds and sights are very relaxing and enjoyable on their own. For some reason, old age I guess or laziness, I have not been fishing in years. I guess the main reason is I don’t have anyone to go fishing with anymore who likes to fish out of canoes at night. I guess my love for it was taught to me by my Dad who used to take me night fishing in the upper
Allegheny River when I
was a boy and we continued to do it when we could after I grew up. Later, I found a good friend who would go with
me at night. I miss that type of fishing
and have not done any of it for many, many years.
Fishing dates back many millenniums. Fish were a food staple of many ancient people. But recently, I read a short article that (so far) told of the discovery of the world’s oldest deep-sea fishermen. Digging in a cave on an island off the north shore ofDang, now I want to go fishing. Yes, my pond/swamp is pretty full now but it will take years to get the big bass back. So, for now, you all have a great Saturday and relax and enjoy yourselves, you hear?
a researcher found hand made hooks and many fish bones, some of tuna and sharks
which were off shore, deep sea fish. What
is surprising to me is the age of these artifacts. They were determined to be 42,000 years
old. Not only did these ancient people
have good sea worthy boats, but since The Bass Pro Shop hadn’t opened yet, they
had to make their own hooks, lines, and any other equipment that they needed. Their fishing success was not just a hobby but
a means to stay alive and eat well. Australia