I love to fish. I do it for fun. It is relaxing, peaceful and rejuvenates me. It feeds me. I love to trout fish in the mountains of North Carolina. I love scooping up bluegills in a South Carolina pond. I scoring smallmouth in Maryland and hooking up with a largemouth bass anywhere. I've caught hundreds of hundreds of fish in my life. I can start at 0600 with a bottle of weater and a granola bar and be on the water for 12 hours easy, maybe 15 is they are biting.
I kept a few trout early this season in NC and MD, cleaning and grilling them for dinner. But for the most part I practice a good policy of catch and release. I am pretty dang good at setting a hook into the edge of a fish lip. I remove them as carefully as possible an treat each and every fish with care and respect. It may sound corny... but it is very true. I take photos of many of the fish to commenorate the catch. Then I release the fish gently back into the hole from whence it came. It is a beautiful thing and I love it.