William's Blog...with a smile!


I fish so therefore I am...

For me fishing isn't just about catching fish.

It is about the solitude at times when I fish alone.  It's about companionship when I have a friend or relative with.

It is about laughing and explaining how a fish grows after you catch it.

But, catching the fish is relatively easy...I catch more than I can eat.  So, much of the year I am in Catch and release mode.

Releasing a fish isn't just throwing it back.

It is making sure that the fish is healthy enough to be returned to the water...if not, it needs to be kept, as long as regulations allow it.

Catch and Release is a way of ensuring that we keep healthy populations in our lakes and rivers.


This 4 pound bass went back into the water.  Large fish produce a large amount of babies.

Comment balloon 19 commentsWilliam Feela • August 06 2015 03:33PM


I like catch and release.  I've seen people tear hooks out of a fishes mouth and then throw it back into the water.  Not cool. Not cool at all!!!!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago

Seems like you get a whole lot more out of fishing than just fish.....which is excellent!

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

It has been a lot time since I have gone fishing William but I used to love it. 

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

William - Now that's a great attitude when it comes to fishing, just keep as much as you can eat and throw the rest back.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 5 years ago

I love large mouth bass.  When I was a very little girl, I would catch them, kiss them and say "make sure to tell your friends"!   My older brothers hated it because I ALWAYS caught more fish than they did and usually using bologna or orange peels as bait. 

(to be honest, I still do that!)

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) almost 5 years ago

I'm not much of a fisherman but I go hiking for the same reasons you fish. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 5 years ago

It's great you have a passion... so few do not and rely on work! enjoy and I hope you always catch a big one.

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 5 years ago

My dad felt the same way you do. It gave him years of enjoyment and solitude gave him peace of mind. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 5 years ago

I never had the patience for fish, whether catching it or ordering it off a menu.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 5 years ago

Hi Bill, though I grew up in a family of fishing enthusiasts over in Polk Co, I have never had the patience for catching them.

Now eating them; that is my sport, I could probably eat fish 9 days a week.

Maybe we should team up, you catch them and I will make sure they are enjoyed. 

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 5 years ago

I love fishing too.  I don't like putting live bait on my hook, and I don't like cleaning them; but I'll catch 'em, cook 'em and eat 'em anytime!

I adore the Geico commercial where the guy says, "Fishermen tell tales.  It's what you do."  Here's a link to the cute video: http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7QB7/geico-fishermen-tell-tales-its-what-you-do

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

It is it quiet hobby for a lot of people and many people enjoy it very much, so I'm not surprised. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 5 years ago

It's good that you have fun with it and don't take it too seriously or else it can be detrimental it any other way Myrl Jeffcoat

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 5 years ago

You obviously have a great respect for the fish you catch, and for fishing itself. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

William, if I ever get a chance to visit Minnesota, I would consider it an honor to be able to fish with you.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 5 years ago

A great catch.  I'm with you.  If there is a need keep it and if not put him back so someone else that has the need may catch him.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) almost 5 years ago

Good morning William, that is an impressive catch you have there! Fishing is the perfect way to decompress and clear the head!

Posted by Kim Johnson, Selling South Florida (Signature Realty Inc.) almost 5 years ago

You have become oneof the better fishermen that I know...and your ethics are high and I like that.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 5 years ago

Good morning William. Love your photo and appreciate your attitude and recognition.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 5 years ago