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The Texas Fishing Blog, by Johnny Procell

Backlashes, Broken Rods and Vegans May Be The Cause Of Global Warming

Folks I ordinarily shy away from controversial subject but an event last week forced my hand. A client mentioned that he was on the verge of starvation and suggested that we go to one of the restaurants on the lake for a salad. Since we were seven or more miles up the river and there was a hard wind blowing this did not sound like something that I chose to do. Instead I mentioned that I always had an on board supply of Beanie Winnie and some three years old cans of Vienna Sausage. The client responded that he was a vegan and would rather starve than to eat meat in any form. It seemed somewhat baffling that any true angler would not eat beanies or sausage but I acquiesced in the end and after being subjected to a lengthy deseration on the evils of eating meat, I non-the-less set sail for the nearest Rabbit Food establishment. Thee three feet high waves and the pounding we took in getting to the object of his desire gave me ample time to think. Here then are the conclusions that the thirty minutes of pounding instilled in my brain!

Vegans in their holier than thous attitudes never stop too think that they too are killing something when they choose salads over meat. It is many of their contentions that to kill one of God's creatures is savage and unnecessary but they fail to take into account the many tears that are shed by the parents of the lettuce and tomatoes on which they dine. After going over all the rational here are my conclusions. Global warming may or may not be caused by the burning of fossil fuels and the very air exhaled by the billions of folks who call this planet home. But one inescapable fact is that green plants use carbon dioxide and in the process manufacture oxygen. I bet you see where this is going but bare with me and read farther.

Every time a green plant, be it grass, produce, or trees is killed the natural chain of events which purify the air is interrupted. Say what you will but if every green plant on this planet was suddenly eliminated then we as a people would soon cease to exist. That fact, in my humble opinion, is one of the reason that the dinosaurs ceased to exist. Imagine an animal a thousand times bigger than a cow. Now let your imagination run wild and think of millions and millions or the herbivores running amok in the lush forest of that area. For those of you who have never worked around dairy animals or followed a mule with a plow I will assure you that there is often a noxious gasses continually expelled as the animal converts the greenery into food for the body. Given the size and number of dinosaurs that may have existed and the corresponding amount of methane and other hazardous gases that could have been spewed forth it might just be possible that the plant life was killed off and so went the fate of the dinosaurs.

Now I submit an argument to the vegans out there who would give us meat eaters twenty lashes with a cat of nine tails[a vicious whip used in pirate days that had nine tiny steel spikes on each of the of the cords attached to the main body of the whip] or a least shake their head as we tear into a juicy steak or burger. While all may not be as vocal as my client was, they non-the-lest portray a look of disgust on their countenances meant to steer us away from the consumption of meat products.

My English Teacher used to tell me all the time that fore warned is fore armed. You meat eaters can now counter the vegan with the simple truth that you are doing more than they to save the planet. While they chop down trees or munch on rabbit food which is indirectly killing our planet because they are interfering with the natural filtration process you and I are stopping that vicious bovine from munching its way to our demise. We eliminate all the harmful gases from being emitted into the atmosphere and in the process save a plant. That amounts to a lot of plants when one thinks of all the cattle and other animals out there.

So there you have it folks. My new slogan is eat an animal and save the world. That will cover chicken, hogs, cows, etc. The less of those methane spewing animals out there the better for our well being. Vegans unite and have an eat a burger day once a week and in so doing you will be doing your part to insure that our planet survives. By the way, do any of you out there have a need for some three years old Vienna Sausage?

The Cajun Guide/Johnny Procell

P.S. I will not give my phone number because I have very sensitive ears.

Author: Buck | 2/16/2018 11:22:46 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And Electronics That Have gone Too Far

There was a day in my earlier guiding career where the only electronic aid was a flasher. For those of you who are not old enough to remember, the device was simply a screen on which a spinning red light turned within a numbered circle. The red light would light up somewhere on the screen and at that point one could tell the depth by looking at [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 2/2/2018 11:27:41 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods and The Day I Caught Moses

Right from the start let me make it abundantly clear that I am not referring to the Biblical Character, Moses of the Old Testament. While he was a great man and a hero, the Moses of which I write was also a hero in its own right and many stories had also been told about this one, some of which were likely true and others just down right false hoo [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 4/30/2017 10:28:17 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And The Best Top Water Bass Fisherman I Ever Knew

Folks it has been a while since I last posted a new article and for that I am sorry. There was some sickness in the family and it just seemed to take all the will to write from me. But we are just about to begin a new year and I thought that I would start it off with a story about the best topwater bass angler that I ever knew. This tale is set [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 1/1/2015 11:51:47 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And a Killer Method Of Catching Spawning Bass

I have always believed that one can learn more from observation than by actually trying out a dozen or so methods that the angler has not yet mastered. Such is the case with catching spawning bass. There or legions of anglers who will swear that the best method is to locate a bedded bass and pitch a soft plastic into the nest until the bass becom [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 4/6/2014 12:23:36 PM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And Two dogs That Could Fish?

There are times in one's life if you are luck enough to live a long life as I have that you chance upon certain things that you just never forget. The following are the true, to the best of my memory, of two such occurrences. Both deal with unique dogs and their wonderful owners. In those early days of my guiding career I met a young man name [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 9/12/2013 9:21:51 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And A Bigfoot On The Shore

As soon as the roads cleared of snow and ice, our neighbors to the north began the hectic dash to get to Toledo Bend to sample some black bass and crappie fishing. These people, God bless them, had been cooped up under snow and ice for almost six months and to say they suffered from cabin fever would be putting it mildly! At any rate for perhaps th [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 3/22/2013 8:18:15 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

In those earlier days of guiding I had become, at the risk of sounding vain, quite well known. Now it is a natural fact, or it was before the Internet came along and made every person who can afford a guide license fee and owns a boat, a genuine fishing guide, that to be a guide required two things. On the one hand, he or she had to be the best o [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 2/26/2013 8:59:17 AM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods And A Duck With A Bow

During the Seventies, my brother, Bobby, ran a marina on Toledo. When January came around the fish were at a standstill and he seldom had any customers. It was during such a time that I visited him and gave him a strange request. See, I wanted to kill a duck with a bow! I was no Robin Hood when it came to accuracy, but due to my persistence and [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 1/11/2013 9:54:53 PM |

Backlashes, Broken Rods and Two Memorable Fishing Trips

It is kind of funny how these two stories came to mind. I wanted to give my followers a new article before the year's end, when these popped into my head. They were by no means the best fishing days of my long tenure, nor did I catch these most fish on these trips. However, what stands out in my mind some thirty or so years later, were the condi [...] Read More »

Author: Buck | 12/26/2012 1:46:59 PM |
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