Small Fish

small fish© 2012 Michael Fiveson

No harm came to this fish who was tossed back into the water within 45 seconds of catching him. I do not have a 1″ thumb. I only eat fish that are big enough to filet. This little fellow was pretty enough to be photographed and swam away quickly when released.

40 thoughts on “Small Fish

  1. Have not fished for a long spell . . . but all my hooks were debarbed. Except for the rare idiot that swallowed the lure, what I caught lived on to tell the tale of dancing above the waters.

    All my gear has now passed to my nephews . . . they bow-fish as well. I don’t think there is a catch-and-release in bow-fishing.


  2. Growing up, I played many a catch and release game … one of my fondest memories of my grandparents’ cabin on the Eel River. I have experienced the thrill of reeling in a couple of “keepers” but now find sport in the stories of those that got away.


  3. Phew! I was so happy to see that you released the fish. When I first saw the photo my first thought was it was too cute to not be back in the water. I like to keep the interaction with my meals very anonoymous, so I just go to Safeway with my sunglasses on and pick out someting that’s been shot and sliced by someone else. 2013 may see me inching closer to being vegetarian 🙂
    Happy New Year!


    • No, it was the 3rd little thing I caught but yes for a tiny thing he did make his presence known. He was 3 lbs 10 ounces away from being a 4 pounder. What I’m looking for is a 10 pounder, but I would settle for 2 fives.


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