- May 3, 2009
- Oregon City
In the sport of fishing, having a Skunk day means you did not catch a single fish all day. Let's examine this a little closer. We first need to define what 'all day' is. Every fishing day has a time limit whether it's dawn till dusk or for just a few hours. Depending on the circumstances of the individual, the time spent fishing during the day may vary. For instance, somebody may need to go to work in the afternoon thus shortening the 'all day' time period. For most fishermen there are no preset time periods because the trip was planned for 'all day' to begin with and it is only when exhaustion sets in and accepting defeat does the mighty fisherman reel in and drive home. Therefore, if there are no fish caught in the length of time one chooses to be on the water in one day, this would constitute a Skunk day. Now, what if something happens, beyond the control of the fisherman, that compromises the fishing day time limit? What if after 4 hours of fishing someone got their car stuck and offered you beer for your help and it took the rest of the day? Is this a Skunk day? Or what if someone gets run off the lake by a thunder storm just as a callibeatis hatch occurs. Is this a Skunk day? Yeah...like in baseball..if a game gets rained out in the middle of the game, does the team that is leading win or do they stop and continue another time to determine the outcome? I am asking for clarification, opinions, or advice because I really need to know what happened to me today!