Trotlining...I just dont get it?
by, 09-13-2011 at 01:10 PM (404 Peeps)
[QUOTE=gatortrax;2338115]Sometimes fishing isn't only about the sport. Sometimes it's about putting meat in the freezer. That aside, there have been some good points made on the subject. Different people have different approaches, preferences, and different ideas of what is morally and ethically right. I am a trotliner, and I'm not ashamed of that fact. I love the feeling of coming up to the end of my line, grabbing and lifting it, only to have it pull me back down. For me it's a bigger rush than a screaming clicker. Tension builds as I make my way down, checking each dropper, until I get to the one that I have to gingerly pull up until I see the mouth of the fish materialize in the muddy water before the inevitable explosion. Trotlines aren't any more or less sporting than rod and reel in my opinion, and it takes work to maintain/run a good line. I follow the same rules and laws as everyone, and I also follow my ethical sense. The creel limit goes across the board. I think that as catfishermen the variation in method of take we are allowed to employ is great, but I do see it as a shame that some tend to judge others whose preferred method differs from their own. I believe that regardless of method, it's up to each individual to maintain a standard of morality when it comes to fishing. It doesn't matter if you're a rod and reeler, trotliner, limbliner, jugger, noodler, bank poler, or whatever. The tool doesn't make the man, only the action does.[/QUOTE
Very good post it say it all