Pickles by Brian Crane for October 16, 2021

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    allen@home  3 months ago

    Don’t be like that Earl. Take Nelson to your favorite spot. Give him a chance to catch a fish or two.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    I never fished with my grandfathers (paternal one lived in Wyoming and died before I was born, maternal one lived in Arizona and I didn’t grow up visiting him that often).

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    Ratkin  3 months ago

    My dad took me fishing a few times. It was fun to catch something, but awfully boring otherwise. Now it’s all catch and release except at the ocean. What’s the point if you can’t eat them? Are there still places that allow you to catch and keep/eat?

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    Wilde Bill  3 months ago

    Just be sure to stop by the fishmonger on the way home.

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    For some men, it’s not about catching fish. It’s about sitting in a boat and drinking beer.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  3 months ago

    My favorite part is putting a worm on the hook!

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    My Grandfather and I went fishing, I cherish the memory and I hope you do too Nelson!

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    It was fun as a kid to go out fishing on a rivers and streams surrounded by woods with my cousins. Catching fish was nice but not necessary. Cleaning, frying, and eating fish was a great bonus.

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    juicebruce  3 months ago

    Nelson not all things in life are instant . Some you must wait for ;-)

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    jagedlo  3 months ago

    Going with the technicality there, huh, Earl?

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    pathfinder  3 months ago

    I used to toss a line into the water with a bobber and no hook, just a sinker to hold it down. Then, I’d settle down with my back against a tree and just enjoy Nature. Best excuse ever for idling. Also really flummoxed the Fish and Wildlife guy when he asked to see my fishing license.

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    Dani Rice  3 months ago

    My father-in-law lived to fish. He went to the lake every single day after he retired.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Never knew my grandparents. Never even knew the last one was still living until all his children took their families to sit through his last night. From what we were told later, the way he reared them did not foster a lot of love in his 9 children. Thank goodness none of them ever followed his reported parenting style. Our sons remember the love and kindnesses and laughter of our parents and our parents’ siblings, a wonderful bunch, and I am grateful for that.

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Oy! Earl talks in circles to Nelson!

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    rlaker22j  3 months ago

    lived on a lake for 30 years taught my grandson how to fish still some of both of our best memories now that he’s almost 20 he wants to go back to the old lake, catch some of the same old fish and see some good friends

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    DudeHoldMyBearandWatchThis  3 months ago

    Mercury-Lincoln had to recall a bunch of Capris back in the 70’s.

    “Why?”, you asked? Because they found traces of tuna in them.


    Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waiter and try the meatloaf.

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    tremaine53  3 months ago

    Nothing wrecks a kid’s enjoyment of an experience like an adult constantly saying, “Isn’t this fun?!?”

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    Linguist  3 months ago

    For me, fishing was never about catching anything. It was about getting away from the stress of work and daily existence and enjoying the peace and solitude in nature. I got some of my most creative ideas while fishing.

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    oldlady07 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Best fishing we ever had was on Yellowstone Lake in early June. Had to throw the bigger ones back, unfortunately they were all bigger ones. Caught and released around 100 fish a day. Got to where if we saw them coming toward the lure, we’d try to keep it away from them.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 3 months ago

    The “catching” comes on the way home.. saves the muss of cleaning and scaling and if you shop at the right take out.. even the cooking.

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    richhill48  3 months ago

    My son when Nelson’s age said “I like fishing. Sometimes you pull out a fish, sometimes you pull out a worm”

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    bkdarling  3 months ago

    There’s a lesson to be learned here, Nelson. Read the fine print first!

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    jader3rd  3 months ago

    It sure would be easier to catch something if pollution hadn’t reduced populations so significantly.

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    Sir Isaac  3 months ago

    It’s great to catch and take home fish to eat but to me it’s more about the solitude of the natural setting, the sand dunes, waves and sky, beachcombing, watching the airplanes and boats and enjoying that lovely aroma landlubbers call the smell of the sea and mariners call the smell of land.

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    donwestonmysteries  3 months ago

    Catching is the hard part.

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    Meg, Apropos of Nothing  3 months ago

    I prefer fishing to catching.

    Apropos of nothing, I hate blueberries.

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    swanridge  3 months ago

    Fishing is mostly about drinking beer in a boat. Except ice fishing, which is about drinking beer on a frozen lake.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 3 months ago

    The pole just lets you claim to be doing something. I like lazing by a crick, lake or sea.

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    MuddyUSA   3 months ago

    Earl has a perfect answer!

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    Yardley701  3 months ago

    I always go fishing without a hook, I hate killing anything.

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    ANIMAL  3 months ago

    Awwwwwww….. they’re finally doing something fun.!!!!!

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    l3i7l  3 months ago

    I can remember fishing with my dad and grandfather. One evening, on a lake in northern Wisconsin, we were trolling for walleye. I tired of it, and switched to casting a small minnow-like lure. While I was pulling in perch and panfish, dad and grandpa got skunked. It was great to have bragging rights when we got back.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Yep, boy, that’s how we provide the truth … in bits and pieces.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  3 months ago

    The proper example of the problems with many a fishing expedition — sometimes they just ain’t no fish!!

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    rob mccallum  3 months ago

    Catching something just ruins the day. I’d rather just sit and relax in the drifting boat watch the shore lazily slip past, sitting quietly, watching the wildlife come to the water to drink, swim or float along. the loons crying as they land nearby. An idyllic day.

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    MFRXIM Premium Member 3 months ago

    It’s aptly named.

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    j.l.farmer  3 months ago

    but that is the object of fishing.

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    soaringblocks  3 months ago

    BrillianT ! I love it!

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