The reasons that keep me fishing. Why do you Fish? From the time I was a kid of 3years old my dad would take me fishing with him and we would sit and talk the hours away,these were happy times for us. My grandfathers were both fishermen and would both take me fishing with them. My moms Dad (grandpa Snapper from Florida) took me fishing in the Indian river as a child which taught me about salt water fishin' and how to have fun doin' it. He was a commercial fisherman in the 50's and 60's and he could sure tell some good stories,LOL!!! We made some fond memories together. My Dads father (Granpa Doc from Illinois) Was one of the founders of the Whitehall Ill. Sportsmans Club and an avid fisherman. We shared many hours fishing together and talking about the things that my dad got in trouble for when he was a kid,LOL!!! All in all we had a blast together. I miss them both as they are no longer with us. My Dad is the main reason I love fishing. He taught me the patients to sit still and watch that rod. He would out of the blue decide to go fishing and ask me "do you want to go?" with a bolt I was in the car and waiting on him to get in,LOL!!! My Dad and I have shared many many hours at the fishing hole and I will never forget the good times we have had. We don't get to fish together that much anymore (He lives in Fla. and I live in Ky.) but I still think about the good times fishing together. So to answer my own question; I fish because it gives me a chance to fish with both of my Grandfathers and my Dad at the same time by remembering them and reveling in the thoughts of them sitting there beside me rooting me on while enjoying what nature has to offer. I like sharing the stories told to me by all of them with a friend as we sit there watching those rods. I love taking my son with me even if we don't catch anything it is still fun to shoot the breeze with each other,LOL!!! My wife also loves fishing, which is a bonus in it's self. So in the event that I do go fishing alone , I am not realy alone at all, because I have them with me in my memories.