Some may say it wasn't the most productive two hours on the water but then again, it depends on what you're looking for. Dare I say the time I spend fishing isn't always about catching fish? Don't get me wrong, I love to catch fish! Some of my friends think I live to catch fish! Don't be fooled. Just about as often as not fishing, at least for me can, is all about reflection.
Reflections of my childhood and of friends who have come and gone. People and events that have influenced me in ways I could never have imagined. Loved ones no longer with me and my wonderful memories of when they were. Reminiscing good times, adventures, glory days, and dreams I once dreamed for my future. All of these things sometimes dance across my mind while I'm fishing.
The nostalgia and melancholy that can weigh me down seems to get a little lighter once I've been able to spend some time in quiet reflection on the water. No, fishing isn't always about catching a fish. Sometimes it's about catching peace of mind.
About the Author: Pam is a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com and a member of Canoe Kentucky's Pro Team, co-sponsoring her along with Team Hobie. She is the new Director of KentuckyKayakFishing.org where they're working to set up a non-profit organization to help "Yaks Give Back" to our citizens, the environment, and to promote the growth of kayak fishing in our state. Pam is also the author of ShesAManiYak.com