Post by Gitsum on Oct 22, 2018 11:13:12 GMT -5
Heres a cool little explanation of why we fish that I keep on my computer and thought Id share. . Ran accross it a few years back on another forum. Some of you may have seen it before.
Frank D. said:
..........As for Tuna, there is nothing relaxing about it until it's on the table. But all that work and stress is all part of why I head east in the morning every chance I get..............
- The anxiety of trying (and failing) to catch a few hours sleep the night before.
- The anticipation as you're loading up the boat in the dark getting ready to head out.
- The terror of crossing the bay in the pitch black, trying to avoid clam stakes and crab pots.
- The stress of hoping you didn't forget anything, that the weather holds, and that you don't break down.
- The sense of relief when you hit the inlet and see that the ocean is indeed flat calm.
- The sense of camaraderie you feel on the two hour trip to the grounds, especially if you've got close friends in a buddy boat running right alongside you.
- The determination you feel as you deploy the spread.
- The uneasiness you feel when you go an hour or two without a bite, and fear it might not happen today.
- The adrenaline rush when a reel starts to scream.
- The urgency that comes from clearing the deck and lines as the fight begins.
- The fear that you may lose the fish due to error.
- The excitement of seeing color.
- Those last few seconds of praying as the fish comes into range of the gaff.
- The jubilation that comes when the fish hits the deck.
- The satisfaction from seeing that you got one, and now you can just enjoy the rest of the day.
From the night before, until the time the fish hits the deck, there is nothing "relaxing" about the entire process.
God, I love every second of it.