ever go fishin with your kids or friend/s and no one cracks a joke or tells a story to make ya smile or not have a pleasent conversation or two about anything? if i went fishing and one or all of these things didnt happen i would guess that i had a pretty miserable trip. fishing to me anyway is about haveing fun doin something you enjoy doing either alone or with someone that you like to have in your midst. being with someone and shareing a smile inflecting story or good natured banter is something i enjoy. lifes too short to be so serious and uptight . the threads on here are once again called into question . once again some of us aint doin it right ........ when someone figures out the definition of right let me know. seems like some of the brotherhood think that the threads should be nothing but all fishing maybe even catfishing only. well let me assure you that when i fish i do fish for catfish and i also fish for bait and bass (no jw it aint the same) . yesterday i caught a skippy in the mississippi and cut it up and caught the 7.5#channel in my avatar i tried for over an hour to catch that dern bait on wax worms on ultralite tackle in a fast moveing river and persistance paid off !!!! i then had the good fortune and one hell of a good time casting and recasting until i finally added enough weight to get my bait down where i wanted it and managed to land this one which i released . during this 3 hours we were there i had fun and my son and brotherinlaw talked a while and we bantered a little and took pictures and had a good time. we learned and taught and had fun. the boc is an avenue for some of us that cant get out to the river,lake,or stream all the time and with the great knowledge on here for us to use we also have the friendly banter and stories and cutting up that i am sure most of us would enjoy while we were on the water. so this is just a reminder that even in fishing there are other things besides hooks and bait and gear that go along hand in hand and side beside fishtalk .