What fishing looks like today...

Ken Jones

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Staff member
#12
I should have done a time sequence set of pictures, perhaps at ten minute intervals, to see if they continued to watch their phones or if they were concentrating on the fish. Of course I didn't see any fish that day.
 

mav

Active member
#13
I should have done a time sequence set of pictures, perhaps at ten minute intervals, to see if they continued to watch their phones or if they were concentrating on the fish. Of course I didn't see any fish that day.
If no fish, I'd have a line out, kicking back in the sun, only wit the ocasional message checks. I hate looking at a phone in the sun. I just might organize my gear or cut the knots off my previously used jigs.
 

pinfish

Active member
#16
I'm more addicted to my cell phone. And I haven't gone bait fishing in awhile. Maybe I will go back to it. haha. park and fish, especially in this weather
 

Red Fish

Active member
#18
Great time to work on getting all the equipment ready for the season ahead.
Yeah, a lot of time for organizing and getting your fishing game plan ready. Funny, with the use of all the electronics, it reminds of some of the people that have said, ‘the fish don’t have a chance’ in regard to “fishfinders.” I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t an app w/ a transducer you can lower in the water to make your phone into a fish finder.
 
#19
That give me an idea for a future research study: Curing the cell phone dopamine addiction with replacement behavior... like fishing. Research shows that we are addicted to our phones buzzing with texts, likes, messages, friend-adds, etc. because it elicits a release of dopamine in our brains, a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of happiness.

I'd bet the same process happens at the synaptic level when we see our rod-tips TAP TAP TAP. Maybe an interesting research project for an UPSAC redux, Ken? I'll get started on the IRB..... :)
 

mav

Active member
#20
That give me an idea for a future research study: Curing the cell phone dopamine addiction with replacement behavior... like fishing. Research shows that we are addicted to our phones buzzing with texts, likes, messages, friend-adds, etc. because it elicits a release of dopamine in our brains, a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of happiness.

I'd bet the same process happens at the synaptic level when we see our rod-tips TAP TAP TAP. Maybe an interesting research project for an UPSAC redux, Ken? I'll get started on the IRB..... :)
I’d rather set the hook on a big fish than answer or mess with my phone.