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: Will the cost of gas effect your fishing?


FishHawk
03-04-2003, 06:14 AM
With cost of gasoline getting close to $2.00 will this effect your fishing plans this season? For me I will plan my trips more carefully. Try and cut down on the wild goose chases. FishHawk

BobK
03-04-2003, 06:55 AM
If gas prices get TOO high, I'll spend more time on the small trib less than 2 miles from my house. Decent steelie fishing, and a good population of resident trout!

If the war with Iraq ever gets underway, gas prices will drop. Buyers and investors panicked and ran the price of oil to very high! There is no real reason for crude to cost that much.

BobK

Dble Haul
03-04-2003, 08:52 AM
I'll cut back on other luxuries like eating out and going to the movies in order to keep the needed money for gas. It's just too much of a priority for me, and after a winter like this one I don't want to have to cut back.

fredaevans
03-04-2003, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by BobK
If gas prices get TOO high, I'll spend more time on the small trib less than 2 miles from my house. Decent steelie fishing, and a good population of resident trout!

If the war with Iraq ever gets underway, gas prices will drop. Buyers and investors panicked and ran the price of oil to very high! There is no real reason for crude to cost that much.

BobK

longer rather than short morning trips ... then back to the "Honey-Do" list(s). If memory serves the price of gas went bonkers just before the first Gulf War ... then dropped to less than a buck a gallon in many areas. Suspect BobK's observation may be a gross understatement.
fae

pmflyfisher
03-04-2003, 01:03 PM
NOPE

Less Golf though probably

PM Out

Adrian
03-04-2003, 01:37 PM
Nope - absolutely not - but let's not forget the less fortunate!

Back in the old country we were paying upwards of $7 per gallon (GBP 5) back in '96. Kind of strange when you think about how many millions of barrels per day come out of the North Sea:rolleyes:

I worry more for folks who find their heating bills going through the roof and trying to make do with blankets to keep warm.

If you know anyone in that position during this extreme cold weather, a call now and again may just save a life!

removed_by_request
03-04-2003, 02:11 PM
Nope, gas is not that bad. Still can get it for $1.65 per gal. If it hits $2.00 I'll invest in a length of garden hose...:devil:

flyfisha1
03-04-2003, 02:17 PM
I think we have the cheapest gas in the world here, literally: regular is hovering around $1.45 a gallon, at times dropping to $1.40 or so. High gas or not, fishing must go on. If anything, I plan to fish more this year than I did last year.

nbrandon
03-04-2003, 02:29 PM
Ah yes, the good ol' "Oklahoma credit card"....

Neil

Willie Gunn
03-04-2003, 02:30 PM
regular is hovering around $1.45 a gallon, at times dropping to $1.40 or

Don't please don't
We are paying 0.79 / litre or roughly $1.00 / a fifth of a gallon or even more simply $5 a gallon. Stop me fishing never. The Range Rover runs 15 miles /gallon and the river is 40 miles away. I would not even do the maths.

Malcolm

flytyer
03-05-2003, 01:28 AM
Not at all. Just paid $1.99 a gallon for mid grade (89 octane) for my Cherokee on Saturday, then drove 63 miles to the Kauffman Clave at Big Eddy. Let gas prices stop me from fishing or prevent me from going as much as I can, nope. It was only .50/gal more than I paid just 2 months ago. That means 10 gallons cost me $5.00 more, not a lot of extra money in my view. I still get 18 miles to the gallon with my Cherokee.

When the price went from .35/gal to 1.05 in 4 months back in the late 70's, I was driving a Dodge Charger R/T that got a whole 8 to 10 miles to the gallon and it didn't stop me from going fishing as much as I wanted.

flyfisha1
03-05-2003, 07:21 AM
Flytyer - you bring up a very good point. Even with an increase in gas prices of $0.40/gallon around here over the past year, that means that to fill a 15-gallon tank you're going to spend another $6.00 to fill the tank up. Oh well, $6 isn't the end of the world, and if that's what it costs me to get out and fish, so be it. Hmmm... I wonder if that can be claimed as part of a hobby expense on income tax? :devil:

flytyer
03-07-2003, 01:55 AM
Flyfisha 1,

Exactly what I was getting at. If an extra $6.00 or $10.00 prevents you from going fishing, you probably need to take a look at what you are spending your money on because that is not very much extra to spend at all.

aknightinak
03-07-2003, 10:02 AM
bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Hawkeye
03-07-2003, 10:23 AM
It won't even make me hesitate.

juro
03-07-2003, 11:14 AM
Those of you with nice shiny new boats please remember it's cheaper to take someone out with you to split the gas fare :D

flyfisha1
03-07-2003, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by juro
Those of you with nice shiny new boats please remember it's cheaper to take someone out with you to split the gas fare :D
What gas? The passenger gets to row or pole! Fuel is provided in the form of high-carb snacks and beer! :hehe:

cohocola
03-07-2003, 02:48 PM
I live just 1 mile from a major lake in Ohio, but I live 35 miles from work... :eyecrazy:

So, if anything, gas will effect work more than fishing.

ashley
03-07-2003, 03:27 PM
So, if anything, gas will effect work more than fishing.

Wont affect the fishing but work less..

fredaevans
03-07-2003, 06:32 PM
$1.899 for regular and well over $2.00 for premium and automotive diels. is $2.099!!!!

Tell me the trucker's aren't taking it in the shorts!
:eek:

pmflyfisher
03-07-2003, 07:31 PM
Well at least my gas is cheaper than yours.:p :p

1.70-72 for regular

premium has not reached $ 2 yet

but will as soon as the action starts you know where.

PM Out

P.S. You are so close to the river you should think about one of the 2 wheel personal transporters. Know what I am talking about they were in the news a while back. I could see you now hauling that spey rod with you.:D :D

cohocola
03-07-2003, 11:15 PM
Gas per gallon.....

If you think a gallon of gas is expensive, here are some facts to make you think.... and put things into perspective.

Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29......... $ 10.32 per gallon
Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 .......$ 9.52 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ...............$ 10.17 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25......... $ 10.00 per gallon
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15............$ 33.60 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 ...........$ 178.13 per gallon
Pepto Bismo! l 4 oz $3.85 ........$ 123.20 per gallon
Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ............... .$ 25.42 per gallon
Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 ..................$ 84.48 per gallon

And here is the REAL KICKER......................

Evian water 9 oz for $1.49 and .......... $21.19 per gallon.

$21.19 FOR WATER, a natural resource! ....and the buyers don't even know the source. :eyecrazy:

So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, Whiteout, or worse yet, PEPTO BISMOL or NYQUIL!

Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the gas pump......

I'll keep on fishing....