Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 168: Sunfish Don't Count

Another "non-event."
When: Thursday, October 27th, from 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Mindowaskin Pond in Westfield
What: Fishing
Weather: Light rain, fog, mist, 49 degrees, North wind at 13mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.62in and rising
Moon: Waxing, just after full
Water Conditions: Stained

I wish I could claim this outing as a successful one. However, to answer an age-old debate between old buddies of mine, the answer is quite simple.

Sunfish don't count.

After the age of say 11 or 12, or maybe even 13 if you started late, the act of catching a sunfish is not an accomplishment in any way, shape or form.

It's not even a fish.

If Lindsay were to have asked me if I caught anything yesterday, the INCORRECT answer would have been, "Yes, I caught a sunfish." The CORRECT answer would have been, "No, only a sunfish."

It's much like when I ask my father how he did fishing after he has come back from a fluke fishing trip where all they caught were sea robins, skates and dogfish.

"Dad, did you catch any fish today?"

"No Mark, just sea robins, skates and dogfish."

I just thought I'd clarify this. Most times that I catch a sunfish, I'm fishing for something else, plain and simple. And it doesn't count.

Now on to musky fishing.

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