Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Worms on Hooks

Why I'm not good at fishing:


I spend most of the time apologizing to the worms.

31 comments:

  1. Awww. (ew.) When Boyfriend fishes, I don't touch the minnows.

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  2. One time, while my mom was spring cleaning my aunt's cottage before they arrived for vacation, my sister and I took our Mickey and Donald fishing poles (a nice fun gift in theory) down to the dock and proceeded to catch a sunfish (with a worm---she put it on the hook). The hook pierced the fish-eyeball, and neither of us could remove it---the worm was half sticking out of its mouth, and when my mom came down we were both crying (and sister was screaming at me a bit)....the fish died. And I bet the worm did too. Ugh.

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  3. That is one nasty looking fish hook. Yesterday on my raining walk I found not just a squished earthworm but a squished slug. Ugh. Thankfully I was not the one that stepped on either.

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  4. I feel like Rose in "The Titanic." I'm more of an indoor girl.

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  5. yep there is something very sad about that worm

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  6. I used to love playing with worms as a kid. This was strange, I know.

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  7. I went fishing with my mom"s cousin. He used frogs. They'd get reeled back in and have no legs left because they had been nibbled off by a fish. The worn thing didn't bother me so much after that.

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  8. Ooooh, I like how you even have the clitellum there on your worm (yeah, I googled a little, while procrastinating the writing of my own w post!)

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    1. Wait! On second glance, is that bologna or clay?

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  9. Fly fishing Stephanie, no worms, it's harder but it's fun, but not as fun as following your blog. And to answer Joanne, when I was a kid, I had tea parties with little dishes and cut up worms for the food I served to my dolls, all outside, of course.

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  10. Yep, I couldn't do it either. If I could catch a fish with my bare hands and euthanize instantly, like some sort of god, I'd fish for sure, maybe.

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  11. Poor wormy. I always hated that part!

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  12. It took me a while to get used to squeezing them with my finger and splitting them in half, then threading their wringing bodies onto the hooks.

    But fish love them. It is so typical.

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  13. I love to eat the fish, but can't stand the process of GETTING the fish. I leave that to the mysterious unknown fishermen, and just go to the store and buy a nice clean fillet whenever I'm in the mood.

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  14. I am the exact same way, I feel so sorry for the worms I can't help it. :)

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  15. it kinda looks like your worm is crying...:(

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  16. While I also feel bad for the worms, I also don't want to touch them.

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  17. i am with you!!!
    aren't there supposed to be great stories of people who have caught fish using jelly beans or bananas or something?? but fish still smell and freak me out...i think i will stay away from fishing, too!
    (only three more letters! hang in there, stephanie!)

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  18. I will not fish. I can't shove a sharp hook into that soft cute little worm. I'm the girl that puts them in the dirt when I see them stuck on the sidewalk after a spring rain.

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  19. I'm not good at fishing, but I'm good at drinking beer, so it's my favorite sport.

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  20. Yeah, makes me feel bad too.. Fish though, I don't mind killing fish. Not sure of the difference!

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  21. Agreed! Dead Bait... Yes! Live Bait... Ugghh!

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  22. Not my favorite part of fishing either...

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  23. So simple and so sweet...how do you feel abouts rifles and deer??

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  24. I have been loving your April A-Z SO MUCH that I gave you a little award... come have a peek http://skylarkingnanny.blogspot.fr/2012/04/bit-of-show-and-tell.html

    You will get a post for W if nothing else, because you, my friend are a WINNER!!!

    Love Elle xo

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  25. Me too. My husband loves fishing and gets disappointed that I don't want to go out in the boat with him. Sorry. I hate baiting the hooks, and I hate taking them out of the fish's mouth even more. I'm too sensitive to hunt and fish. All I can think about is how I'm hurting the critters.

    If I was in a survival situation, I'm the first one to die.

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  26. Poor thing... dangling like that... neither here nor there... suspended in mid-air... but at least he provided a W-post.
    Thank you Mr. Worm! *chuckles*

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  27. Eek. Poor wormy...

    Maybe you could use the fake lures instead?

    -Barb the French Bean

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