10 July 2011
It happens at least once a year, when I come across all my fishing gear and start getting the itch to get out on the lake.
I believe it was Izaak Walton who stated that fishing (or as he called it 'angling') is the "contemplative man's sport".
I can believe that, for a couple of reasons.
First, when I get the fever, I sit and plot out my plan of attack. This includes making sure I have all my gear prepared, my bait procured, the fishing forecast checked and my spot pinpointed.
Secondly, there is something about sitting out there on shore, early in the morning or late at night, with next to no one around and little more than your gear, your thoughts and nature.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've renewed my state fishing license, bought way more crap than I need and am plotting an extended fishing/camping trip (when the heat lets up a little, though) for the future.
So, this week, our playlist is heavy on songs about fishing.
(all pictures from the blog moldychum.com)