Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Formal Apology To My Readers!

Hello, and welcome once again to "Kenny's Great Outdoors!" I recently made a discovery that startled me and left me feeling a little bit of remorse or guilty as I must confess.

I have been thinking a lot about "Kenny's Great Outdoors" I really enjoy sharing with YOU , my readers, my stories and tips on Bass fishing. I realized that those of you that end up here are not only looking for fishing tips and stories, but your also looking for stuff that truly puts fish in the livewell.

Now I can bore you to death on details, any day of the week, but that's not what is truly important. What I have come to realize is, that you the readers, need to be able to trust what you read on this blog. Now to the best of my knowledge , that has been accomplished here on "Kenny's Great Outdoors" with one exception , which I will get to in just a moment , but first, I need to clarify a few things.

If a person is to be trustworthy , and honest , he has to make sure to research any advice that he gives before he gives it! Right? When
a person gives tips and advice it should be not only good and accurate, but should always be withing the legal limits of the law.

NOW it is confession time: :-((

Back in May , you may recall an article I posted , Juggin for catfish- ever tried wd- 40. I heard about this many years ago. I tried wd-40 a couple of years ago on hot dogs and little smokies and It DID truly work.

Now knowing that people value truth and integrity and will literally try anything that will give them an edge, when they are fishing, I need to straighten out this mess that I have gotten myself into.

WD-40 while in fact does work on catfish and many other species, is illegal to use in Missouri lakes and streams , as I have recently discovered. Now I could shrug my shoulders and say "Oh well" , but that's not the mature and responsible thing to do or say. Here is the link to the site where I found out that this was not Legal in Missouri waterways and lakes.

Now at the time I made this comment and posted it I did not realize or even think for one moment about the legalities of this post. So I want to clear this up once and for all . In Missouri this is illegal. I don't know about the other states so check with your state conservation department and make sure. If it is legal consider this , It is petroleum based, and my personal feeling is this , We should do our part to protect and conserve our outdoors. It is not just an option , It is a RESPONSIBILITY to our fish and wildlife, and not only that but to the next generations Of Outdoor enthusiasts like ourselves.

I will admit that I didn't know , but IGNORANCE is no excuse, bottom line. So I am going to give you all a formal apology and assurance that it will not happen again .

I AM Very, Very , SORRY !

NOW I feel better and have cleared my guilty feeling. SHEW, What a relief. It feels like a heavy load has been lifted. I take this stuff seriously , because I want to be around for awhile and I don't want people thinking I don't care. When it comes to the outdoors and its future , I truly care.

So please , don't use wd-40 for fishing, seriously its not worth a few more fish . To contribute to the destruction of our habitat is not what I am about. I am about helping people to get the most out of their outdoor activities, and protecting the rivers and streams and outdoors from pollution, and destruction. So I hope you all forgive me of my ignorance and haste.

Until next time, ;-)) Keep your hooks wet , and enjoy the "Great Outdoors" Love you guys and gals. Practice catch and release. And be knowledgeable of the laws in your state pertaining to the outdoors and its resources.

1 comment:

Tom Sorenson said...

My grandfather tried to turn me on to that trick when I was a kid, but I never did buy into it - not because of the environment, but because it never worked for me! :) I respect your willingness to clear the air when quite frankly, you didn't have to. That shows character.