Thursday, December 3, 2015

Losing Sleep

As you may have guessed, I haven't been sleeping well since I heard about trout with hand shaped fungus on them (see 11/9/15 post below).  I keep having these vivid nightmares about landing fish that have mushrooms on their sides that are shaped like a hand.  Dreadful stuff indeed.  

For the record no one has sent us with a photo supporting the idea, so I think we can conclude that like Sasquatch, this one is a myth.  Time to move on.

That's not to say that it isn't very important that we respect our quarry and handle each one for the beautiful creature they are.  Again, use common sense when landing fish and if you want a photo, be aware that when you lift them from the water they are out of their natural environment, so make it brief and be gentle.  If the fish starts squirming, let them fall back into the water and swim away, a picture isn't worth harming them to keep them still.  The memory will stay with you longer than any photo.

Sharpen your hooks!


Brk Trt said...

Remember the felt sole.........

Anonymous said...

or just crack 'em over the head with a priest and take yer picture!