Do you love big bluegill?
What is most important to you?
A. Fish For Relaxation
This might include: Napping, Not Holding the Rod, Not Watching, Happy With Whatever the Day Brings is fine, even if that includes a few fish
B. Enjoy Outdoors
You love being out in the sun and you love being on the water. You want to catch a few more fish, but being in the outdoors invigorates you.
C. Your Are Top Predator
You crave catching fish, you love to eat some fish. Not catching fish drives you mad- you might even have to stop at the store for fish or go to the freezer.
D. Intense Competitor
You have to catch more than the next guy. Bragging sessions break out between friends and family. You must catch a bunch of fish for big fish to be happy. When you are fishing - nothing can distract you - eyes on the line, float and water at all times.
Ok - which are you?
You can rank them in order or just pick your favorite. I know there is cross-over and people enjoy multiple reasons, but I want to get a handle on different types of people ou there.
There are 5 stages in a fishermans life:
1. Lord, just let me catch a fish, any fish.
2. Got to get my "limit".
3. Looking for the "Trophy" fish... World record?
4. Done it all, what can I do to make it more interesting? Light line, fly fishing?
5. Enjoy seeing others catch a fish... it's like every fish you caught, I caught it too. (Especially kids catching their first fish)
In this case, I'm a "5"....
I guess that puts me in the "A" category.
I'm an A/B with a little C thrown in.
I'm B and C for sure, when I go with my Dad, uncles and cousins it's a big fat D for sure. They make it that way, even wanting to wager money for high hook. My uncle only takes serious fisherman in his boat, no lolly gagging or daydreaming. I've always got an intense look on my face when I'm chasing the bulls and redear and spend an enormous amount of energy just watching the lines move.
On the family trips here in Southern Indiana, they get pissed if each boat doesn't pull his weight...it's a JOB to make sure you bring meat back to the camp site. I've made my wife a D too, we fish HARD but also enjoy the beauty of the outdoors each time out. I do love watching other people catch big bluegill and redear, especially my dad, wife and son.