How to Trick a Fish Into Piercing It’s Lip

Fishing: (v.) the process of tricking a fish into piercing it’s lip (source:

well that’s what it is!  Maybe that’s another reason hooks come in colors, some people prefer different metals for facial piercings so why not fish? 

Anyways, I did manage to trick one (actually two, but the other sort of missed it’s lip….we’ll come back to that later) of those things yesterday into lip piercing and maybe this goes with my stone-cold heart, but I kind of liked it.  Thankfully I had a lot of help…because otherwise all the fish would’ve stayed on the hooks (Fairy Princess Elves do not touch slimy worms and fish. end of discussion.)

Fish murdering piercing is fun!

Now the confession-I did just barely touch both a worm and a fish, under very controlled circumstances.  Does that demote my Fairy Princess Elf status?!?!?  Ugh, I guess I’m a…Wood Sprite? or a garden gnome. 

In case you didn’t see ABOVE that would be Yours Truly hold a real fishing device, with a gill-bearing aquatic vertebrate hanging off the end.  Clearly I am nervous in this picture and certain that the fish knew it.  Why else would it had started flipping out and flicking water everywhere right after this picture was taken?? OH WAIT it swallowed the hook and caused internal bleeding.  That might have something to do with all the thrashing..ohgosh. 

The Moral of the Story: there is a fine line between body piercing and a very painful death.  Just don’t miss your lip/eyebrow/tongue/whatever you’re crazy enough to pierce and end up piercing your tonsil or esophagus. In that case you’ll probably end up like my victim aquatic friend.

In conclusion, fishing is actually a relaxing enjoyable pastime (I wouldn’t put it quite up there with walking up the stairs (at work) on all fours, but still pretty nice).  It forces you to be (sort of) still and calm (put forth at least some effort..) and teaches patience (more like it highlights the fact that you don’t have any).  And it’s beautiful, especially in the evening, so all over good situation.

“Hey kid’s look at the two bears fishing on the shore!”-Delusional Kayaker With Children. 

Ideally every fish would be eaten this way.