Why Getting into Fishing is Better Than a Box of Chocolates

By Debbie Hanson

Mar 08, 2015

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

You might remember the following famous quote from the movie Forrest Gump:

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Getting into fishing can be a similar experience. You never know what you’re going to catch when you’re out on the water, and the anticipation that comes along with the sport is one of the most exciting things about it.

What if you were asked to choose between a box of free chocolates and one hour of fishing? Which would you choose? I’m pretty sure I know the answer if you’re reading this post, but just in case, here are a few reasons why getting into fishing is better than a box of chocolates:

Fishing is a physical activity that can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. The sports of fishing and boating encourage you to use your arms to cast and your legs to walk from one spot to another or to steady yourself on the boat deck.

Fishing uses brain power. When you start getting into fishing, you use brain power to research things like tides, weather, water conditions and areas of structure. Every time you go fishing, you can learn something new.

Fishing can give you a rush of happiness that is much more sustainable than a sugar rush. When you catch a big fish, you are on “cloud nine” for days, and smile from ear to ear every time you think about the good fishing memories you have made.

The feelings of accomplishment that come from learning new fishing skills are sweeter. Think about how good it feels when you master a new skill. When you learn how to throw a cast net or tie a new fishing knot, you get those sweet feelings of accomplishment and success.

Now that you know why getting into fishing can be better than a box of chocolates, learn how to fish by clicking on over to the “How to Fish” pages in the Fishopedia section. You’ll find plenty of online fishing tips that cover topics like when to fish, how to cast, how to set the drag and more!
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.