Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fishing for Bass

By Owen Jones

It is very handy to get some tips on bass fishing when you are a beginner. Firstly, it it is important to know that bass are fish whose metabolism depends on the temperature of the surrounding water. Their metabolism rises or falls proportionally with the increase or decrease in water temperature. Therefore, if the water where they happen to be is cold, as it is in deeper waters, they are less active and so eat a lot less.

Moreover, around January bass fishing should start to be directed to warmer and warmer waters as bass tend to leave cold deep waters so they can spawn. Also, during fall bass start to move towards colder and deeper waters where they would be better off during the cold season. Yet fishermen should not expect them to travel great distances very quickly. Their cycles of moving from one place to another as the seasons change, last for several months.

It is also good to know when you are bass fishing that these fish are very sociable: that is, they tend to shoal together into quite large schools, which generally consist of fish of the same size. That obviously means that, if you catch some bass in one spot, you are likely to catch more in the same area so long as you do not throw the fish you've already caught back into the water dead as that could well panic the rest of the shoal.

In addition, bass fishing areas are fairly easy to spot. One should take into account that they are predators but not very active ones as their favorite meal is not actually one they have to struggle for. They would rather wait patiently and lazily for a victim to come by and then snap it up.

Bass fish often go for struggling or slow prey even if they are not normally on their usual diet. Their usual diet consists of crawfish, minnows, worms, insects, frogs and such like. Once a fisherman has learned these facts about bass, together with their mating customs, catching them is much easier and much more frequent.

On the other hand, these fish are prey themselves so they need cover as well. That is why bass fishing is carried out in areas where they can find safety in and around small or big rocks, weeds and other shady or sunny, well-lit areas where it is difficult for them to be spotted.

Successful bass fishing may also depend on the type of bait that is chosen by the angler. Bait should vary according to both the season " spring, summer, autumn or winter " and the spawning cycle of this fish species. For beginners, let us not forget that there are always experienced anglers ready to come up with tips. Just don't be afraid to ask because the most effective bait varies from region to region.

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