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Just Fish It!

It is Friday.  Another weekend is upon us.  For many of us, that means at least a little time on the water!  We need it!  We have earned it!

You know I have a ton of fish pictures.  I keep taking them, but I love seeing fish pictures from others too.  I never get tired of them.

Saved a quote from a wise fishing friend about all those fish pictures, those “hero shots”:

The “Hero Shot” pose is a standard practice by Stewards of our FISHES with the HERO being the FISH!  The pose shows respect to the fish by the Angler properly handling it (not “hanging” by the gills, lips, etc.) and by extending the arms so the fish is at the forefront of the photo.  The intent is NOT to mislead the viewers on the size, but to promote the “Hero” status of the catch.–Harold

It ain’t about the angler.  It is about THE FISH!  You nailed it, Harold!

And I wonder if we sometimes forget about that?

It is also about more than that. . . .

It is the weekend, Father’s Day weekend.  I have been thinking about that this week.  Had a hard time deciding what to blog about today.

A lot of memories come rushing back.  Maybe that is what it is all about?  The fish, the memories?

All the rest of it is just baloney.

I posted this video in a blog a few years back.  I see that the video link was no longer active in that blog post.  Good excuse to post it again.

Fish it well.  Fish it well this weekend.  If you can, fish it well with your dad, granddads, kids, someone special to you.  Take pictures.  Make memories.  Take pictures of the fish and the people who caught them.  They, the fish and the people, are all special.

Someday you will be glad you did.

Have a great weekend everyone!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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