Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Fishing Can Be Dangerous...!
If you're going fishing, and if you are taking someone with you...it might be a good idea to NOT let them have anything to do with the launching of the boat!
Boating is a highly enjoyable sport, without a doubt. Even though it's fun and a great way to spend the day...a good helping of common sense is helpful in the process of the launching and the loading of the boat.
One thing is of paramount importance here! Make sure you have all the safety equipment you are supposed to have. Life jackets, tow lines, bottled water, first aid kits, distress flags, all of the things you might need to make your trip on the water more pleasant and safe.
Just remember one thing...alcohol and boating is NOT a good idea! You can be ticketed for the use of alcohol aboard a boat, just as you can in a car! That is, if you even get the boat into the water!
Some folks just don't get it, though! They insist on having the cold ones BEFORE they get to the water, and as this picture shows, that is a bad idea!
Not only is boating a good way to get to the good fishing spots, but in places where they are not blessed with the warm weather that we have here in the south ice fishing is another way to catch a few fish.
Now, this sport comes with it's own unique set of dangers and common sense rules. I have never been ice fishing, but from watching this short video, I'm sure of just one thing...I don't want to go!
I figure that just maybe this guy might have been using the wrong bait, might have been singing off key, and might have just done something to really piss off the critters under the ice!
Whatever he did, I think we can change his name to Jonah! Moral to this story...? If you are going ice fishing, you might want to give the folks fishing with you plenty of room and don't, I repeat...DON'T bunch up!
Now I've done my good deed for the day and passed on some safe ways of enjoying the sport of fishing! Like I've said before, a healthy dose of common sense is always a very important tool to carry with you! Please use it...!
Now, let's get some coffee, my friends! We can sit outside and swap some fish stories! That's the best part of the fishing trips anyway...right?