Fishing By the Bridge

@flapiz (9552)
Philippines
July 11, 2019 7:38am CST
Just a couple of minutes walk from our house is a big river. We pass it everyday and see a couple of people fishing and we’ve always wondered if they really do catch fish. Since we have visitors from the US we wanted them to try the local life and took them fishing early this morning. This hobby can be a real test of patience specially when you don’t catch any fish. We only managed to catch one sword fish because our hook was too big and also the fishes were too clever. They only bite the bait and not the hook. A passerby told us these fishes like shrimp bait more than fish bait. So next time we will probably try it out. Do you like fishing? Have you tried it?
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@Janet357 (19177)
11 Jul
i.like.fishing but there is no place to.fish.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Hi Simone where do you live? Mountain side?
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@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jul
@Janet357, me too like it but no skill to fish.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@cacay1 Have you tried it and proven to have no skill or do you mean you don’t know how to do it yet? I can teach you.
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@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
11 Jul
We went fishing early this year and we caught a great number. We had so much fun. What's the difference between a shrimp bait and a fish bait?
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Well a fish is a fish like an anchovie or other small fishes or a big fish which is cut to tiny pieces. Shrimp bait is shrimp the tiny variant. You can usually see them paired with green mango.
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@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jul
@flapiz , it seems you know well about fishing. It's so good exercise too and an outlet to forget other things that might hurt you in the past.
@MGjhaud (21842)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@flapiz I was thinking of worms haha.
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@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
11 Jul
Looks like the little girl is having fun.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Well at the beginning she was and then she just got bored for not catching any fish.
@sol_cee (19683)
• Fiji
11 Jul
@flapiz oopps!
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@sol_cee Yep this kid has a very short attention span unlike her brother who was I think more patient.
@hereandthere (37647)
• Philippines
11 Jul
look at that water, so flat and clear. does it ever overflow, like when there's non-stop rain?
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
So far at this area not really. I have seen some rivers that do and when the overflow dries you see fishes on the road.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
@flapiz i hope it never does. so pedestrians use that side. it looks pretty narrow. is there another lane on the other side?
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@hereandthere There is only one pedestrian lane on this bridge but not a lot of pedestrian use it actually.
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@amadeo (97643)
• United States
11 Jul
I used to fish a lot when in my younger years.Not any more.Fishing is fun and so relaxing.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Yes it’s quite fun specially if there are actually a lot of fishes to catch. It’s thrilling when you feel the string being pulled by a fish. And yes it’s relaxing since it’s not an exhausting activity. What do you use for bait?
@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jul
That was a nice past.
@amadeo (97643)
• United States
11 Jul
@cacay1 it was wonderful I loved it
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@cperry2 (1414)
• United States
11 Jul
when I was young I fished quite a bit. I would catch many small fish -- Sun Perch mostly but occasionally would go for channel catfish. As I grew older, I have felt the need to be moving to be out and doing things. Fishing seemed such a loss of time where I could be accomplishing something, that I quit doing it.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Hmm is cat fish edible? We tend to cook our catch but I heard some fishermen return it to the sea. What one are you? You’re right though fishing takes too much time, but at the moment I’m unemployed and waiting for my deployment so I kind of have so much time in my hands.
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@cperry2 (1414)
• United States
11 Jul
@flapiz Freshwater channel catfish are edible. They are a pain to clean though, One must peel the skin off them, they are not scaled like most fish. I would always eat what I caught, there was one time though that I did not get to eat my catch, something ate most of it while it was on the stringer in the water.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@cperry2 Oh that something must’ve been a bigger fish. Like those you see in Monster Catch on TV.
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@moffittjc (56776)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jul
I enjoy fishing, mostly salt-water fishing, but every now and then I'll go fishing in a nearby lake. I don't have time to fish as much as I used to. Fishing definitely takes patience.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
14 Jul
I know. During this trip I realised I’m actually quite patient. Well as compared to a 7 year old
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@moffittjc (56776)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Jul
@flapiz I would enjoy fishing much more if I could set up a hammock at whatever spot I was in, lay in it with a nice cold adult beverage, and just enjoy the day while waiting for that first fish to bite....
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
15 Jul
@moffittjc Hahaha get them yourself it’s by the cooler
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@kareng (13799)
• United States
12 Jul
Both my husband and I like to fish. We need to get the boat fixed up and start fishing again. Can't wait until he retires so we can do some fun things.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
13 Jul
Wow you have a boat? That’s very cool. You must be catching bigger fish with it. We don’t have one so we only fish from the bank.
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@kareng (13799)
• United States
14 Jul
@flapiz We haven't used it in years. Between work and aging parents, our last ten years have been devoted to those two things.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
14 Jul
@kareng Well you are a very filial person. Your parents are lucky to have you.
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jul
Yes, I like fishing and I also experience fishing using a an arrow.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Wow using an arrow would be really cool and also challenging. Where did you do arrow fishing? I’d like to try it someday.
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@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul
@flapiz My Boss brought them when we have our team building and since he likes fishing I tried his arrow, we go fishing in the rock part of the beach and there we got plenty of fish. Once you caught one fish you can’t stop getting another one.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@JustBhem Wow! I don’t see a lot of people spear fishing in here.
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
my family used to go fishing, but me personally never tried to do the fishing, hehe
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Hehe so whenever they go you just say pass all the time?
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@sophie09 (8485)
• Indonesia
12 Jul
@flapiz i go with them bur im just watching them do the fishing
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@sophie09 I see. Well next time you can try. That is if you’re not scared of fish.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jul
I've only fished once or twice but I don't have the patience to enjoy it.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
A lot of Perth residents loves fishing or at least have tried. Yep it is quite boring waiting for the fish if your patience is not really elastic But maybe fishing and reading a book at the same time will be more ore less more productive.
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@kepweng (24673)
• United States
12 Jul
@flapiz when u will back in australia
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
@flapiz I know dozens of people that love fishing but I'd be taking a book for sure.
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@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jul
How I like to try it, but I don't know how to fish. It seems there's a lot of fun .
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
It’s actually pretty simple. All you need is a spot where there is fish. A hook a nylon string a stick and some bait. Attach the bait to the hook and drop it in water and wait till fish takes a bite and pull on the string.
@kepweng (24673)
• United States
12 Jul
@flapiz are u familiar with electric fishing rods
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@kepweng Nope how does it work?
@JohnRoberts (85122)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul
I have not fished since I was a kid.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
My grandfather on my mum’s side was a fisherman so I think I got the love of fishing from him. Did you enjoy it as a kid? My kid cousins seem to have gotten bored for not having caught any fish.
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@kepweng (24673)
• United States
12 Jul
@flapiz how many months ure cousin vacation here.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@kepweng They went home yesterday. They were here only for a week.
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@moonandstars (19184)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Jul
One fish is better than no fish No for both questions.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
13 Jul
Hahaha yeah that’s true at least the kids get to see how t’s done. If we got zero it wouldn’t be fishing but fish feeding.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Jul
@flapiz Nicely said
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@rsa101 (20232)
• Philippines
15 Jul
Never tried one but I know that patience is really needed in this hobby since it could take hours before you can really get a good catch from it and worst if you don't get anything from it.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
15 Jul
Yes that’s true we spent three hours and only caught one fish. We had 5 near catches though. Our hook was too big for the sword fish.
@kepweng (24673)
• United States
12 Jul
I hope u catches tons of fish lol
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
12 Jul
Hi Kristal! On contrary we just caught one but we had fun. It was a sword fish.
@yanzalong (13217)
• Indonesia
11 Jul
I like fishing but have never tried.
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@flapiz (9552)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Hey Yan! Which area are you from? Any fishing spots around?
@MALUSE (51869)
• Germany
11 Jul
No and no.
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