Photo Story Friday-Fishing

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I enjoy fishing second hand. As in watching from afar. Far enough away that I don’t smell the power bait or see the worm being impaled by the hook. I like being far enough away that I don’t see the poor fish with the hook through it’s mouth or being held up by it’s gills. I like being far, far away when the fish is being cleaned, and I DON’T like the smell of fish cooking in my house. I’m more into restaurant fish. The kind where I don’t have to think about how the fish was killed, how it was gutted and cleaned or how it was cooked. I just like a perfectly seasoned and grilled piece of fish served to me where I don’t have to have a relationship with it. So while I feel this way, I happily give Jeff free reign with the fishing lessons. I’ll take a book, thanks.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    The Jensens says:

    Amen to that.
    My “memory” with you that comes to mind is when you came to stay at our old house for a night or two and I remember you telling me and someone else a story. I can’t remember what you were talking about, all I remember is thinking “gosh, Angie is smart, I want to be just like her someday, I hope she likes me.”

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    Great pics. But I’m with you; I’ll just settle for watching from afar.

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    ValleyGirl says:

    That’s my kinda fishin’ too! I don’t mind the cooking smell in my house though because the way my hubby cooks it, it smells sensational. It’s our favourite thing to eat. Even my 4- and 6-yr old daughters inhale the stuff. Needless to say, it never lasts very long and it’s a rare treat!

    Beautiful pictures. Looks like it was a great day at the lake for all!

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    Chris Osborne says:

    I don’t particularly like fishing either. I don’t like the stuff you don’t, but I think it’s a result of me not liking the slow process and thus not liking anything that goes along with it.

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    The Pink Potpourri says:

    great blog! i enjoyed reading it. i LOVE to fish, but only when guys are around…i REFUSE to touch any sort of bug bait, or the fish. i can put hot dog on the hook, but that’s about it 🙂 i even just recently purchased a pink fishing pole! so i guess i’m the most girliest fisher there ever was 🙂

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    “where I don’t have a relationship with it” – too funny!

    Hey, look at it this way – who would take the pics if you were fishing? I’d say you’re a team player 😉

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    Alexandria says:

    I’m with you on that one!! I hate fishing. I’m actually allergic to fish and other seafood …

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    The Apron Queen says:

    Too funny. I don't like to fish either. I don't "get" it. I don;t have the patience. Too many ants in my pants. 🙂

    I do love to cook & eat it though. So there is am up side.

    Stop by for our latest adventure:

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    Melissa says:

    You are a girl after my own heart. I don’t want to personally meet my dinner before I eat….blech!

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    Melissa says:

    I think if I had to do all the ‘meat’ stuff, I’d totally be a vegetarian.

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    Kimberly says:

    Oh I so get that! I am a much happier girl if I don’t have to talk to my food or see it staring at me before I eat it!

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    I completely agree. I’m not too big on fish ever but I hate the process of little guy harmlessly swimming along and then…. I love your blog.

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    Veggie Mom says:

    Second-hand fishing? I’m all for it! I’ve often gone to the lake with my in-laws to fish. Well, I right around in the boat, and don’t even mind holding the pole for hours on end–it’s trying to get a wiggling fishie off the hook that disturbs me! 🙂

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    Carrie and Troy Keiser says:

    I’m more into catch and release! I say let them have fun catching and then let the poor things go off down the river or around the lake. Fun pictures of the lessons!

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    Casey's trio says:

    It’s a delicate balance isn’t it? I actually loved going fishing when I was a kid. One of my girlfriends and I would fish in this little lake…we’d fix the bait ourselves and manhandle the fish.
    I don’t eat it though!

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    Everything you wrote… I agree with 100%. I am not into fishing period. I differ though in that I will not eat fish… or anything out of the ocean for that matter.

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    I love that first picture! I want to go there too–with my book as well. Leave the worms and fish guts to the others, as in not me.

    I love having things in common with my favorite bloggers–hooray!

    You Angie, ROCK!

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    Stephanie says:

    I’m with pinkpotpurri! I don’t LOVE fishing, but I will participate as long as a guy is around to do the yucky work. The smell, the worm, the hook, the slimy fish….not so much for me.

    I love the pictures!

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    Killlashandra says:

    I am so with ya on that view of fishing. I did a similar post with pictures of them fishing and my having very little to do with it other take the pictures. 😉 I just think it’s boring really.

    Hope they had fun and caught bunches!

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    Aw, C’mon! Your missing out on the best part of fishing! We are avid anglers here!

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    I’m with Laurie. Nothing out of the ocean (or lake for that matter!) for me. Yuck! I have absolutely no desire.

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    I’m with you on the far far away. not my kind or sport. The guys sure like like they are enjoying anyhow!

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    I am in total agreement with your stance on fishing! My husband is going to be on his own for that, too.

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    Crazymamaof6 says:

    you are too cute! I’m so with you. but i won’t even eat restaurant fish. and I’m not a fan of smelling someone else’s at the restaurant

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    girlytwins says:

    Can I pull my lounge chair up next to yours?

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    love the photos. i also agree with the comments that have been left about restaurant fish…caught fish just isn’t the same.

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    Kristin says:

    What?! Meat/fish isn’t born on a Styrofoam plate wrapped in cellophane?

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    I am with you on resturant fish! Get series of pics though.

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    lisaschaos says:

    I’m the same way except I don’t really eat fish. I like to second hand fish though. 🙂

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    I’m ok with the worms and gutting but I’d much rather be taking pictures or reading a book, like you mentioned. I love it when other people take my children fishing though. :o)

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    Mama's Losin' It says:

    Awww look how cute they are fishing together!! And you and your funny fish phobias. I love it.

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    Sherri - KaysvilleMomma says:

    How fun!!! I love fishing… My husband and daughter are out fishing right now!!!

    I love your blog and so I gave you an award on my blog… come and get it!!

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    If I need to do something that requires silence and no movement, I’d rather be blog-hopping! lol The upside is that there are no bugs in my office… Fishing is just plain weird. And men say THEY can’t figure US out???

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    Are You Serious! says:

    ♡ ME TOOO!!! For way afar and with a good book! 🙂

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    I am with you on the smell of powerbait and impaled worms but I love fishing. I have my boys do all of the dirty work. I’m such a pansy!

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    raising4boys says:

    I love those picture from “afar”! I agree, no cooking fish in my kitchen.

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    raising4boys says:

    I love those picture from “afar”! I agree, no cooking fish in my kitchen.