Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Conversation at the Lake


A recent conversation with two bobber fisherman at the lake.

Me: How's the fishing?
Bob R: Pretty Good. What you fishing for?
Me: I'm fishing for carp. (they stare at my weird looking fishing rod).
Bob R: (long pause and puzzled look). You cut their bellies and throw em back, right?
Me: No, I'm catching them for fun and I'm pretty sure you can't do that. DNR will write you up for that.
Bob R: Hell no they won't! Them'r invasive species.
Me: You know if I killed the one carp I catch today it isn't going to put a dent in the thousands in this lake.
Bob R: (looks at me with disgust) You know there be walleye in this lake?
Me: Yep. But no walleye in this lake that will bend this rod over like a carp will.

6 comments:

  1. Cuthier bellies and throw them back!!! So wrong on so many levels. And like walleye are native. So sorry, I always feel like I am going to vomit when I have those run-ins.

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  2. We got them out here too. Seems like they are as good at reproducing as carp are.

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  3. But dem walleyes taste good was the next thing he said right? They don't care about the walleyes well being, just the state of filets in their freezer.

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  4. We have a native minnow that is much like the walleye, except I don't know of anyone eating them. Hard strike and then a fight at the net is all. Walleye will be, if not already, (several have been caught,) in our Snake R. I do not want them, but here the fillet crowd reigns. And I dislike those conversations also, that oddly happen after a person fought in a hard fighting carp thinking it a record bass/trout/whatever and discovers the object of thier delight seconds before.

    Gregg

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