Great News; Bad Economy Leads to Stronger Fishing Industry

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    As recession deepens, more Americans go fishing
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    Delicious Digg Facebook Fark Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Bookmarks Print By Jason Szep Jason Szep – Wed Mar 18, 10:47 pm ET Reuters – Dan Seguin holds a small mouth bass he caught while ice fishing on Pemigewasset Lake in New Hampton, …
    Economy Video:Restaurants Opening In Oakland Despite Recession CBS 5 San Francisco Play Video Economy Video:Homeowners Refinancing At Historic Low Rates CBS4 Denver Play Video Economy Video:Bank Raises Interest Rates, Church Gets New Loan CBS 11 Dallas MEREDITH, New Hampshire (Reuters) – From his wooden fishing shack on Lake Winnipesaukee's thinning skin of ice, Mike MacDonald doesn't need to think twice about why more Americans are going "fishin'" in the deepening U.S. recession.

    "This costs $6 to get a bucket of bait and it will last the whole day," he said, skinning a fish next to a hole drilled into the frozen New Hampshire lake. "Compare that to skiing -- one day of skiing would cost $80 just for the lift ticket."

    As Americans forgo expensive vacations, costly dinners and shopping mall splurges, many are opting instead for the quiet simplicity of fishing, according to the sport fishing industry and reports from bait shops and fishermen.

    From the icy north to fly-fishing streams in Texas, angling is on the rise. For families, it's an inexpensive outing. Those with a knack for it can trim their grocery bills. And for newly unemployed, it's something to do.

    "I'm seeing a lot more fishermen down here," said John Miller, owner of Bob's Sport & Tackle in Katonah, New York. "With the economy the way it is, people are getting laid off from work and don't want to sit at home and do nothing.

    "The cheaper alternative," he said, "is to go fishing."

    As recession deepens, more Americans go fishing
     
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    Fishing License will be going up in cost!
     
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    Along with limits on one's take I imagine, lol.
     
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    I live off of Morris Bay/York River, if I like to eat croaker fish, then I wouldn't have a problem.
     

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