I used to fish a lot. Either off the canoe or my family owned a few canoes and boats. Local lake type of deal.
I don't fish. I don't play video games either. I just like the podcast.
My main hobby is reading. In the warmer months I bike a lot (road bike & trails). In the winter months I like to Ski but don't go often enough.
I mostly got bored of it. Don't get me wrong fishing can be a lot of fun and there's a ton of skill involved. But what turned me off is when you're not doing well and I end up sitting there for a few hours and almost nothing happens.
What made you quit?
I don't fish. I like the idea of it. Getting some fish, cleaning them, and eating them. Has that nice survivalist thing wrapped up in it. But I don't have the time for it. And I'm a bit of sissy when it comes to putting worms on hooks and grabbing fish and such. Just how it is.
That said, when I was a kid, my grand parents had a cottage at a lake that we would go to all the time. We fished with bobbers there. I did a great deal of that. So I think that is part of the reason I don't have too much interest in it. I got it out of my system back then.
I do like the boating aspect though. Getting out on the water and drifting around. I think I'd be more into the exploration aspect of that though, rather than the fishing. I wouldn't mind doing a canoe or kayak trip down a long river. (Not rapids) Something along those lines.
That's pretty cool. I've never seen a kayak that decked out before. A guy I work with is pretty avid with the kayaking. He does geocaching. And there are cache's in the water. For instance, there is one near Cleveland that is attached to a shripwreck under water. So you have to dive down to get it. He does things like this.
I do expect to hear that they found his body washed up on some shoreline at some point. But at least he's living his life how he likes.