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Old 07-19-2014, 01:36 AM   #1
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Anyone here go fishing ?

Hey guys ,

I use to go fishing when I was a kid. However since I started keeping fish I just can't bring my self to go fishing . I know the cycle of life and blah blah blah. But since I have noticed that each fish has their own personality I cann't just view them like I use to.

Has fish keeping did this to anyone else ?
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:55 AM   #2
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I tend to do catch and release on occasion. I prefer to use a dip net but I have used a fishing pole for larger species.


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Old 07-19-2014, 04:24 AM   #3
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I have been traumatized since I went with my dad and he threaded this tether through their gills to hang on to them in the water until we were done so they wouldn't die and rot before we left.

Unless you're going to chop the head off right away, I'm against it. At least for myself. Can't do it.


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Old 07-19-2014, 08:14 AM   #4
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I am an avid bass fisherman, always have been, if anything its the fishing that got me into the planted tanks.. i like the idea of having a little mini ecosystem in my home.. I've stocked one of my tanks to resemble a kettle pond in Cape cod. Catch and release, bass always get a kiss before they go home

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Old 07-19-2014, 11:37 AM   #5
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I started fishing and keeping fish about the same time so it's a draw for me. I have made a living doing both( breeding fish and making fishing lures to catch fish.) I believe, what made me a better aquarist was the need to understand the wild fish's habits in order to catch them. What made me a better lure maker was my understanding of what fish need (in a tank) to survive so I could understand better how to catch them in the wild. I'm not sure if one begot the other first tho. lol

I do draw the line at eating fish that I have kept in an aquarium. I don;t want to see a slab of Oscar fillet on a plate even tho I have been told they taste better than Bass. lol Most of the marine fish I've kept are eaten in many countries but I just can't bring myself to doing it. It was a real eye opener when I went to the local Fish markets in Belize and the Bahamas. I saw more "aquarium" fish than I thought I would have. Goes to show you, we keep in little glass containers, fish that grow big enough to eat those containers. :^o Isn't that little red tail cat so cute???
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:38 AM   #6
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I like the idea of fishing.... Sitting on a shore/boat with a beer enjoying a sun rise... (I know I said beer at sun rise) No screaming toddlers or barking dogs or a cat shoving his butthole in my face. Wait. When can we go? I can be ready in 15 minutes.


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I like the idea of fishing.... Sitting on a shore/boat with a beer enjoying a sun rise... (I know I said beer at sun rise) No screaming toddlers or barking dogs or a cat shoving his butthole in my face. Wait. When can we go? I can be ready in 15 minutes.


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Old 07-19-2014, 09:50 PM   #8
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I love fishing but really only to see the fish I catch lol. I only catch and release when I do however because I don't like killing stuff, however I have nothing against that (like fishing and hunting for food, not condoning murder lol). Catching and eating it and using the fish like God intended is perfectly fine by me. I love seafood and stuff but if you catch, kill and throw back then that's not right at all and you should be punished, by a higher authority than the police or game warden hint hint. not to start any secondary arguments, really don't go as far as this sentence with it, but a large number of Japanese companies catch and kill sharks only for fins and then throw the bodies back. I hate that.


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Used to fish nearly every day before work for a stress relief. New job won't allow it haven't been in about 2 months. 95% catch and release. I just love the fight. Nothing more relaxing than standing on a beach at 6:30 AM as the sun is coming up fighting with a shark or a good size red.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:11 AM   #10
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I love fishing. Live on the river I usually only keep my catch when I go deep sea fishing. Aquarium keeping hasn't affected my fishing life only encouraged it.


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