View Full Version : 5 cast rule

01-18-2006, 05:16 AM
How many times have you been fishing and told yourself "1 more cast", and then just kept fishing? If your like me, many many times.

One day I got tired of telling myself and my buddies who were itchin to go home when I wanted to fish more "One more cast", so I invented the Five Cast Rule.

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Five Cast Rule

Its time to go(dinners waiting, girlfriend/wife/family expected you home 40 minutes ago, buddy want to leave, etc etc...)

You have 5 casts.

Weed casts or stick casts don't count.

You get a hit = one extra cast.

Catch a fish = restart the Five Cast Rule.

Catch another fish and all bets are off.

On cast 5 - including exceptions - you leave(after one more cast of course)

No guarantees here. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, but it works a lot better than one more cast.

01-18-2006, 06:41 AM
GRIZZ, Sounds like me!! My 14 year old is always telling me-" I"m not coming anymore,cause when its time to go you always say 'one more cast'!!LOL, Your rule applys perfectly!!

01-18-2006, 06:48 AM
I like those rules. I need to print those out.:)

J White
01-18-2006, 08:51 AM
He he he - I guess that's why I fish by myself a lot. Had a few ex-fishing
buddies who would start horsing to go, an hour or so after we had driven
45 minutes to the lake. I did say "Ex":)

David Waters
01-18-2006, 09:04 AM
man, as a kid the worst thing my dad could have told me was "Ok, it's time to go". I swear I would get instantly mad when he said that. I always thight we never stayed long enough. I never wanted to go home. This rule sounds great. I need to use it.

Mopar Matt
01-18-2006, 10:10 AM
Sounds like a great rule, but I would have to put out a minnow and float for the last cast just so I didn't have to leave so quick. Can't leave till the bobber goes down!!

01-18-2006, 11:54 AM
That used to be me, Now its fish as long as the body will let me. Then make a few more cast. LOL

Bob G
01-18-2006, 12:17 PM
And here I thought I was the only one to use that rule!:D It is an awesome rule but, as you know, rules are only guidelines which we can change as we see fit.:)
Thanks for the chuckle.

01-18-2006, 03:16 PM
Thats why us fishermen of like mind and habits should get together to fish because then we'd never need the 5 cast rule. Just fish till we drop then take a nap in the van and go again. The smell might get bad but who cares out there in the open wind. Right??

Bob G
01-18-2006, 03:46 PM
If the smell gets that bad you could always jump in the lake. A bar of soap and you are good to go. It would not be the first time I have ever done that!

01-18-2006, 04:20 PM
I have no rules. I'm like Jeff W. I mainly fish by myself,because most people can't handle the long day. My old wore out boat only has one seat, so if anybody goes fishing with me,they are in a lawn chair. Sometimes,I do stop and stretch out on my back seat and catch a catnap.

01-18-2006, 06:26 PM
lol Bob

01-19-2006, 07:24 AM
I like your rule too. I fish by myself most of the time too. I've had a couple fishermen throw my bait out while I wasn't watching just to get me to leave. Talk about ticked off!:mad:

01-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Thats fightin actions!!

01-21-2006, 07:56 AM
My personal rule is if they are biting I'll stay til they quit and if they aint biting I'll stay til they do and of course after that just one more cast. I make that clear before we go. There are to many deadlines in life to put one on fishing.

01-21-2006, 01:48 PM