Friday, June 25, 2010


I'm not a fisherman, but I love fishing when I do go. The hard part for me is finding friends that actually want to go out in the ocean to fish. All my friends have motion sickness problems. Yesterday I became more of a man and finally bought a fishing rod and got my fishing license and trout stamp to fish in New Jersey. Like I said, I don't really know much about fishing at all so I didn't know what it took to get a license. Maybe I need to know the rules like, if it's under ten inches you've gotta throw it back, or trout are protected fish so you can't catch them, or maybe no fishing after a certain month or whatever. You get the idea. I would have liked it if they told me what kind of bait catches what kind of fish or how to tie different kinds of knots. Should I use a bobber? Do trout like those rubber gummy worms? Are there even trout in New Jersey? Do I want my bait to spin? Nope none of that is covered. You know what you need to do to get a license in New Jersey? You need to have a drivers license and not owe child support. Literally the requirements were to fill out a 4 question survey asking if you A)pay child support B)are in default of any child support payments C)if the state knows you owe child support. I guess a lot of dead beat dads like to fish. I would have thought dead beat dads liked to go fishing with their sons though. I almost feel like dead beat dads should get a free pass so they can spend some time fishing with their sons. A better requirement would be, "if you get this license, you are required to take your son fishing at least 4 times this year"


  1. one of your best posts ever.

  2. You know, while I was writing it I didn't think it was all that great but I reread it after your comment and you're right, it wasn't bad.