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#233873 09/08/10 06:17 PM
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Over the years I have fished with a lot of people... Some who were fishing for the first time and others who knew far more about fishing than I ever will. Many couldn't go fishing without a beer in their hand...

So of you on here who consider yourself fisherman, would you say you are a non-alcohol drinking fisherman, a I'll drink the occasional brew while fishing or the, if I don't have a beer in my hand while fishing, then there ain't no point in fishing type fisherman?

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Well CJ I have to say I have a lot of beer when I go fishing. But I'm an old man and have been trained in the Sunil school of fishing. But I absolutely don't drink and drive.


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I suppose I'd fall into the occasional drink while fishing, though it all depends on what we're fishing for. Most of the time I'm throwing and reeling so there's no time to have a beer. But if I'm camping and watching a rod, hoping it'll bend with a catfish at the end of it, then I'll probably crack open a brew.

Our state parks have been "alcohol free" for years, but it's about to be allowed. Honestly, even though I do prefer the occasional drink while fishing/camping, I wish the ban would continue. No one, to my knowledge, has ever been busted simply because they were drinking a beer, but something else they were doing. I believe the ban gives our law enforcement officers a tool. They don't need to give some explanation. If you're drinking that's reason enough. But now I suppose it gets complicated.

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I'm with Omaha. Bass fishing leaves me little
time for drinking. To me bass fishing is more
busy and serious, but in a fun way. So I almost
never drink when bass fishing. But if I am fishing
for catfish, carp, or watching a bobber...sure I'll
have a sip...or two. wink





Fishing has never been about the fish....

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Having a beer while fishing has actually never crossed my mind. I might have to try that next time I target carp. smile


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I've never drank while fishing, but then, most of my fishing is on public lakes where that isn't allowed. I also target bass/musky. Drinking and throwing a 3 ounce topraider on an 8' rod would be... challenging.


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I only fish and drink alcohol on days that end in the letter "y".

All kidding aside, the thought of drinking while fishing has never crossed my mind. I'm normally having too much fun think about popping a top.



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It all depends. I'm often there at daybreak. At that time, I don't always drink beer.


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I'm usually too busy catching to think about opening a beer. Heck, I'd probably have to make a special trip to the store just to get a beer to have while fishing.

I fall into your first catagory. I can't remember the last time I had alcohol when fishing. A 6 pack will last me at least a month here at the house.

Ken, the beer that we bought for my buddy at Costco lasted less than 3 weeks.....


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I've had too many poles get yanked unnoticed by CC into the water while partaking of adult beverages. Like the otheres here, if casting much, I'd rather fish.



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I rarely ever drink alcohol, or anything for that matter, while fishing. Just too much going on to do so. Now, afterward I'm not adverse to sipping one or two!


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Something about alcohol and hooks in the same boat sounds painful. cry

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Well, I like beer and I like fising. One reason I dont have a $30,000 bass boat and $50,000 truck to pull it. It just cuts into the beer money too much. That's why I have a pond. The best time to consume the beer though, is after cleaning fish, and while they are in, then out of the hot grease.
Ya'll that are too busy while bass fishing on public lakes to consume a beer............what is your guide service fee? Where do I sign up?


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I'm not a big fan of alcohol and may have a couple of beers a year. Just don't like the taste usually, which could be a good thing as alcoholism runs on my mother's side. For some reason I get a taste for a beer a couple of times a year and that's it.

I have no problem with people drinking as long as they do it in moderation. When it gets past that on public waters it becomes a danger to them and others.

We have a problem in my area on the public lakes with boaters (usually not anglers) getting soused on weekends (especially holiday weekends), and it gets pretty scary on the water. We've had people killed by drunk boaters in our area, and of course some drowned. I stay away from the public boater lakes on the weekends and holidays anymore. Just to dangerous. Thank God I have my ponds!


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If I feel the need for a beer, I'll drink one - fishing, golfing, yard work, TV will not get in the way. wink


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If I'm pole fishing I usually don't drink unless it's an all day fishing trip then usually I will drink a couple as the suns setting. On te other hand if I'm jug fishing or running lines I take a full cooler.


I believe in catch and release. I catch then release to the grease..

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Been known to have a cold one here and there, but not while fishing. Too many things going on anyways.

Plus, I hate the cost - it's that many less fish I can stock smile

I'm cheap.


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I only drink if im fishing by myself or with other people.

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Originally Posted By: Todd3138
I rarely ever drink alcohol, or anything for that matter, while fishing. Just too much going on to do so. Now, afterward I'm not adverse to sipping one or two!


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I had just about quit beer drinking until I went to Seattle for the summer. It must be the micro brew capitol of the US. So, I started trying different ones, a lot of different ones.
The bet of the bunch, to me, was from Wisconsin.

The name is Leinenkugels. I tried several types and the classic amber was the best. I'm having trouble getting it here so I'm back to the King of Beers.


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It would darn sure be worth the trip.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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As far as I am concerned, there is fishing, and there is catfishing. When I am fishing, no beer, too much activity to fool with drinking. When I go catfishing, an all night event, If I had to choose between beer, and bait, I would bring the beer. Heck if I had extra beer, I could probably barter for bait around 2 am.

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Originally Posted By: brier
As far as I am concerned, there is fishing, and there is catfishing. When I am fishing, no beer, too much activity to fool with drinking. When I go catfishing, an all night event, If I had to choose between beer, and bait, I would bring the beer. Heck if I had extra beer, I could probably barter for bait around 2 am.




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I never drink while fishing. I'm in West Virginia right now on a 3-day fishing trip. Got on the water today at 8:30am and didn't drink all day. However, I am back at the hotel and enjoying my 4th beer... or is it my 5th?... I'm not sure. But there probably will be a 6th...

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