The Joys Of Fishing Essay

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Fishing is an activity I have enjoyed doing ever since I was a little kid. In fact, one of my first fishing voyages was with my grandpa when I was about eight years old. He was an avid fisherman who went fishing almost every day and knew everything there was to know about fishing. Grandpa got me hooked on fishing. After Grandpa died, my dad picked up where Grandpa left off. We had a pontoon, and Dad took my brothers and me fishing whenever we had the chance. To this day, I still love fishing just as much as I had on my first fishing trip with my grandpa. Many people enjoy hobbies that are relaxing and peaceful, and others prefer exhilarating activities that never have a dull moment. I enjoy fishing because it has some of both. When fishing is slow, I have the opportunity to observe the beauty all around me and time to think to myself. When the fish are practically jumping into the boat, I get to experience the excitement of reeling in one fish after the other in hopes of landing a trophy. Although planning a fishing trip can be overwhelming, and catching a fish may seem impossible, I enjoy all the preparation and strategy that goes into each fishing trip.
Going fishing is not just sitting in a boat and casting a rod and reel hoping that something will bite. There is a lot of preparation and strategy that goes into a fishing trip. Making a checklist of everything needed and putting all the fishing gear into the boat is only the first step. Once everything is packed into the boat, it is time to hook up the watercraft to the van and begin the trek to the lake. Navigating to the lake is only part of the journey; the other part is finding a public water access and carefully backing the vessel into the water. Once the boat is safely tied to the dock and the van is parked, it is finally time to board the fishing boat. The excitement begins to rise as the first cast draws nearer. The motor is prepared for take-off and the key is placed in the ignition. The engine turns over and the huge motor roars. The sleek boat accelerates rapidly and speeds toward the first fishing spot of the day. In a matter of minutes, the powerful boat glides into the fishing spot. The anticipation of catching a fish becomes almost unbearable. The fishing poles are grabbed quickly out of the rod lockers, and lures are tied onto the end of the fishing line. Moments later, the sound of a lure splashing into the water can be heard from the boat. The real adventure has just begun.
Fishing has been around a long time and has been evolving over the years. In fact, the first known fishermen were from the Stone Age. They used materials that were available to them to catch fish and put food on the table for their families. Succeeding the Stone Age however, fishing has slowly begun to transform into more of a sport than a method of providing food. National Geographic states, “It wasn't until the 15th century that fishing began its evolution into a sport. ...

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