Do You Prefer Solitude or Bigger Fish?

Think your favorite fishing spot is crowded? The Dogon people of Mali get to fish the waters of Lake Antogo … Continued

Think your favorite fishing spot is crowded? The Dogon people of Mali get to fish the waters of Lake Antogo in west Africa one day a year and from what I can tell it’s for a purely sustenance based reason. Luckily, I think most of us do not fish to eat. I certainly will whack a fish every now and then, but I don’t depend on it. Besides being completely fascinated by the video below, it got me thinking about some of the waters I regularly fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tc6ywqoL6o

I certainly could fish many places where the fish are much larger on a regular basis, but living where I do this typically means either playing bumper boats or rubbing elbows all day. Personally, I’m not willing to sacrifice a little solitude for six to seven inches on my fish most of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I love catching big fish but I’d rather walk a little further or row a little harder and gain a bit of solitude even if the fish are a bit smaller. How about you? Are you in it for the slabs only or does the wind whistling in the trees do it for you?