Words of Wisdom: Fishing Edition

To celebrate Southwest Florida’s famous fishermen and their passion, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite nuggets of fishing wisdom.


The sea hath fish for every man.” – William Camden

Anyone can be a fisherman in May.” – Ernest Hemingway

A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.” – Unknown

Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.” – Harry Middleton

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A great fisherman’s confidence to catch fish comes from his passion, not his gear.” – Unknown

Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it’s not the fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”  – Herbert Hoover

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” – Doug Larson

To me, a fishing buddy is a more esteemed relationship than a friend.” – Alton Jones

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The solution to any problem – work, love, money, whatever – is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” – Unknown

There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” Steven Wright

If all politicians fished instead of spoke publicly, we would be at peace with the world.” – Will Rogers

I go fishing not to find myself, but to lose myself.” – Joseph Monniger

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides

Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: pick out the best parts.” – Charles Waterman

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