Thursday, April 16, 2009
Back in my high school days, some of my friends and I went bass fishing a lot.
I like bass fishing, and the friendship too.
But marriage, children, work and other things fill up your life and the result is that I haven't been fishing in many years.
Here in Florida, I am always staggered by the number of boats I see.
Living by the Atlantic, and in a state with thousands of lakes, and quite a few rivers, you see sailboats, fishing boats, air boats (a la Gentle Ben), canoes, kayaks, you name it.
Folks are down-right serious about their fishing here.
One of the custom Florida vehicle license plates you can get down here has a big snook pictured on it.
I'm not really one to pay extra for a fancy license plate on our cars, but to pay extra to have a painting of a fish on your license plate tends to be the domain of serious fishermen (or fisher persons).
Lots and lots of cars and trucks here with that old fish on there, lots of serious fishermen.
But I'd almost be willing to take the time and money expense of taking up fishing again just so I could get me one of these bumper stickers I've seen around here.
I love that. Always good for a laugh from me when I see one of them on a truck.