I’ve fished before.
Never anything big though – and I made either my fiance or my brother-in-law take the fish off the hook because I couldn’t actually touch them.
It would’ve been gross, you know?
Anyway, that fear was apparently not shared with those at the bass fishing tournament this weekend sponsored by the Daily Item to benefit Newspapers in Education. They got right in there and plopped the fish into the weighing bags – grabbing them by the MOUTH.
I had no idea.
Apparently, that is the proper way to grab a fishie to weigh him. Who knew?
Here’s one of photographer Amanda August’s photos from the day. Enjoy.