Fishing Techniques

I was observing a largemouth-bass the other day with what I assumed were its babies swimming around it.  Because I know that Ma Nature is one of our greatest teachers, I took the opportunity to hang around a while to see what I could learn from such an experience.

Ma didn’t take long to start the lesson, because before I knew it a branch fell off a nearby tree, thereby creating a loud splash near the pool the parent and children were swimming in.  Then to my amazement, I watched the parent bass open its mouth, as the baby bass swam INTO ITS MOUTH for protection.

A number of thoughts sprang into mind at that moment.  First, I was amazed that the parents desire to increase the kids chances to survive is so strong that they would invite them to hide behind their molars for protection.

Second, I assume the parent fish to be the mother of the happy couple; because if it were a dude, he might forget the purpose of the fight or flight activity and assume fish sticks were on today’s menu.

Third, I am glad people don’t do that.

Finally, how did this little tradition get started.

“Mom, I’m scared!”  The children scream.

“Okay, climb in.” Mother responds.

Then the smarty-finned kid in the back row chimes in.

“Hey Ma, is that your stomach growling?

So, being a fisherman I tried to create a technique which would give me some kind of advantage the next time I was bass fishing.  The only problem is that the fish keep stealing my gum when I stick my head under the water to catch them.


About urbangrizzly

I am presently working on a project titled "The Urban Grizzly Bait Shop." I have long considered opening my own bait shop, and I have found the perfect location for this one... my imagination.
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2 Responses to Fishing Techniques

  1. Michelle Baker-Herring says:

    How is this similar to kangaroos? How many animals wish they could protect their young like this? It might be nice now and then to tell Gavin to “climb in.”

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