Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fishing Buddy ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Dear Dr. Phil,

When I retired, I could hardly wait to spend time enjoying 
my favorite pastime -- Pickerel fishing.

I bought my own little fishing boat and tried to get my wife 

to join me, but she just never liked fishing.

Finally, one day down at the Bait & Tackle Shop, I got to 

talking to Sam the shop owner, who it turned out, loves 
Pickerel fishing as much as I do. We quickly became fishing 

As I said, the wife doesn't care about fishing. She not only 

refuses to join us, but she always complains that I spend too 
much time out on the lake.

A few weeks ago Sam and I had the best fishing trip ever. 

Not only did I catch the most beautiful Pickerel you've ever seen, 
only a few minutes later Sam must have caught its twin brother!

So I took a picture of Sam holding up the two nice Pickerel 

that we caught and showed the picture to my wife, hoping 
that maybe she'd get interested.

Instead she says she doesn't want me to go fishing at all anymore! 

And she wants me to sell the boat!
I think she just doesn't like to see me enjoying myself.

What would you do? Tell the wife to forget it and continue my 

hobby, or quit fishing and sell the boat as she insists?

Thanks, Woodsterman.

P.S. Enclosed is a picture of Sam with the two Pickerel we caught.

Dear Woodsterman,

Get rid of that narrow-minded wife.
That's a nice pair of  Pickerel!

Sincerely,  Dr. Phil

 And for the Ladies!
Thanks Dan!

Other Fishing Buddy Rule 5 ers:


  1. You could have made that last pic a bit bigger!!

    And.........holy cow - that gal in pink is wearing my old swimsuit. I used to have that same exact suit (and sort of looked like her when I wore it. No more. Sigh!)

  2. That would be the first pink suit, not the second one.

  3. I used to live in a bikini during the summers. That's about all I wore. I had the body for it too. Oh those lovely days.

    Thanks for posting something for us ladies. It could have been larger though. I'm just saying.

    Have a fabulous weekend Odie. :)

  4. Adrienne, I did have it large to begin with, but it lost it's clarity.

  5. Sandee, sorry I missed you too. Read above for my excuse for the photo being small.

  6. As Benny Hill once noted, you don't get many of those to the pound.

  7. back in day... I was a deck hand on six-pack boats that were design for party fishing. the best trips were when business men brought their hooker friends.

    Btw - it's hard to catch fish when you are staring at boobs

  8. Sounds mighty like a fish story to me, Odie!

  9. edutcher, what's that in the road ... ahead?

  10. Were their fish in these photos? I did not see any.

  11. That's a nice hat Sam's wearing... gotta go with Dr. Phil, you know!

  12. I finally noticed that those are bass.

  13. Donald, we dirty old men have to stick together.


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