I learned today that if a fish gets off your hook before you’ve touched it, you didn’t catch it.

The last time I caught a fish I was about 14 years old. I think we used a barbed hook, and it was pretty brutal getting it out of the fish’s throat. The fish was small, maybe only 6-8 inches long. When we put it back into the small mountain stream, his body was taken slowly with the current.

I almost cried. I don’t know why it affected me so much. Every time I’ve fished since then I hoped I wouldn’t catch anything. So far I’ve been lucky enough not to. I haven’t touched a fish, so to speak.

Leave a Reply

date Jan 16th 2014
author Mike
category Photo
  View Comments