Favorite Fishing Quotes

Guests can have their favorite fishing quotes, fishing folklore, and fishing sayings printed here. Fishing truths expressed through fishing quotes, fishing sayings, and fishing folklore from around the world speaks a universal language. Fishing is one of the world's oldest professions, pastimes, and providers of food for mankind. The Fishing Quotes page offers an opportunity for guests to submit their favorite quote, saying or fishing folklore.

Favorite Fishing Quotes

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  • Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau
  • There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a bread crumb, and getting licked in the process. ~Paul O'Neil, 1965
  • I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there. ~Robert Altman
  • The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchanan
  • Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish. ~Herbert Hoover

Fishing Rules

  • Rule One: When not catching fish, let some line out.
  • Rule Two: If still not catching fish, reel some line in.
  • Rule Three: If your buddy is catching fish, quickly change to the same bait/lure they are using.
  • Rule Four: If you are still not catching fish, pull out your snacks and open the cooler.
  • Rule Five: If you are still not catching fish it might be your hat; put the hat on that you wore when you caught your biggest fish.
  • Rule Six: If you are still not catching fish, try fishing out of the other side of the boat.
  • When the wind is from the East, the fishing is the least. When wind is from the West fishing is the best.
  • It is a good sign... when your boat is behind your truck and you are headed to the lake.

Favorites Times

Fishing is best done when you can involve family and friends... Springtime brings on boat preparation.  Clean it up, check all the routine maintenance - trailer bearings, tune up the motors, if you have not replaced the lower unit oil now is the time, check the impellers in the motor cooling systems, test out all your electrical connectors as well as make sure all lights/electrical devices are in working order - in other words follow your owners manual get ready to de-winterize your boat section.  With this all done you can focus on fishing and the telling of tall tales and remembering you favorite fishing quotes!