Sober Fishing

Discussion in 'Personal News' started by hbouldin1216, May 16, 2017.

  1. Tautog_17

    Tautog_17 Well-Known "Member"

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    Good for you man! Never quit trying to quit. Although I can't exactly relate to your situation, I rarely drink when I'm fishing and geeze it's a lot more enjoyable that way. Hope you find the same.
     
  2. Pete1979

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    Keep it up Henry! I'm in my 12th year now and it seems like I run into one of us on just about every trip.
     
  3. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    Congratulations Henry on taking that brave first step. I wish you all the best in your recovery
     
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  4. mindbent

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    I use to fish all the time years ago till other stuff became more important. Got back to the salt at 21yrs sober, went from bar tab to tackle tab. There are many of us on the boats so go fishin. Best of luck.
     
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  5. Arima-bob

    Arima-bob pescadore n jäger

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    Henry, that's a good thing you recognized your issue at a young age. Many people don't, and the road they walk is a tough one.

    I caught myself going down that road as a teenager. I got into some trouble when I was 17, although sober at the time, it put some sense into me and I realized nothing good was coming from the alcohol I was consuming. I quit drinking for a few years until I was of legal age, but I never did pick it up the same. I still enjoy a beer or three, but getting drunk is not something I enjoy.
    If you ever want to fish my boat, I'll gladly take you out. I can go without alcohol just fine, but you have to deal with my addiction... damn cigarettes! Lol
     
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  6. bman440440

    bman440440 I am the one who knocks!!!

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    and another great side effect of being sober... there is generally a lot more money to buy stuff for the boat and fishing gear... I know this from personal experience!
     
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  7. matt86m

    matt86m Not worthy of a Title

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    Good on you Henry! I'll buddy boat with you in the harbor once I get my jon boat up and running. Got the 9.9 mercury humming yesterday. Time to get the boat outfitted. Need to hook up and check out all you have done to yours.
     
  8. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Proud of you young man,you'll never regret your decision,catching fish always gives you a special buzz anyway,no other stimulus needed!
     
  9. CaptJgray

    CaptJgray I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    FWIW David Choate (Wahoo Dad) is a great charter master to fish with and talk to about these issues. Not only that but people become better fisherman just being in his presence. And he is a truly amazing human being, always willing to help, listen, and teach. One of the truly best men I know and I am proud to be his friend
     
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