Here's some back ground. My husband is into fishing. Not hard core have to fish all the time in every lake and river, just 'hey I have some free time, I think I'll go fishing somewhere close to home' kinda guy. Well now that Corbin is old enough to go, and even has his own pole Darren has taken him a few times.
Now he wants me to go. SIGH... I think the best part about fishing is laying out in the warm sunshine.
My background on fishing.. the FEW times I remember going as a child, tears were involved.. usually mine. First off I went through years of being a vegitarian to prove that I was an animal lover. So when my family would fish they obviously eat it afterwards and that freaked me out. (Give me a break I was a child!) One event that stands out in my mind was watching one of my brothers and a cousin catch a fish and put in on the ground to watch it die. It sat and flopped around and they began to tell me how the fish was 'drowning' because it couldn't breath. How awful is that?
SO .... back to my question.. am I the only one that feels bad for the poor fish? Even if you do catch and release.. you hook it's mouth, pull it out where it can't breathe and then chuck it back in.