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Old 08-14-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Fantasy... fishing leagues?!?

Cut-Throat, are you on top of this?

Here's an excerpt from my e-mail:

News of the Weird, August 13, 2006
by Chuck Shepherd
Copyright 2006 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Lead Story
* Not only has professional fishing grown so spectacularly that last year's leading money winner earned $547,000, but popular "fantasy fishing" leagues, resembling fantasy baseball and football, employ elaborate statistical breakdowns of fishing tournaments to help players pick winners, according to a July Wall Street Journal report. "Average weight per fish [caught] over careers,"
"margin of victory [in pounds]," and other data points are plotted by players, along with weather reports, depth and temperature of tournament lakes, and intangibles such as "home-lake curse." The organization FLW Outdoors estimates 40,000 fantasy players, many of whom have never actually fished.

[Wall Street Journal, 7-20-06]



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Re: Fantasy... fishing leagues?!?
Old 08-14-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Cut-Throat
Fly Fishing is best enjoyed alone and if you are so busy 'competing' that you don't notice and enjoy your surroundings, you might as well do it at a computer.
Been there, done that -- fishing is an important part of Fame, a kids-friendly Diablo clone 8)

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Turning fishing into a competitive sport just doesn't do it for me.

I thought of Cut-Throat when my son e-mailed this pic of himself a couple of weeks ago. Fly fishing for brown trout in the Sierra Nevada's near Yosemite........
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Did you see the show where an 800# white sturgeon was caught (and released) in the Columbia River? Looked like they snagged a log, but it fought back. They are taggin them.

There was another somewhere in Canada here recently. More than a hundred years old, they say.

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