Friday, January 25, 2013

Signs of Cabin Fever: This Post

This photo was released recently. It shows what scientists believe may have been a lake on Mars. Looks like a lake to me.

This view of layered rocks on the floor of McLaughlin Crater shows sedimentary rocks that contain spectroscopic evidence for minerals formed through interaction with water. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded the image. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona.

Someone even claimed that this photo shows petrified fish on Mars. Maybe they were scientists, too. Or maybe not.

It's fun to think about, though, fishing on Mars. But alas, we're a few millenia too late. Or are we?

I got real excited when I saw this headline.

But, after a little thought, I realized that's ridiculous.

No, I'm pretty sure there aren't fish on Mars---yet.

So here's what we need to do. Just get the Army Corps of Engineers up there. If there's water in the planet's core they'll damn well find it, and, with a shitload of heavy equipment and high-powered explosives, before you know it they'll transform Mars from the barren planet on the right to the Fisherman's Paradise on the left.

Yep, from this...

To this.

Very soon the MDFW (Mars Department of Fish and Wildlife) would have hatcheries going. We could raise millions of stockers from some of earth's more exotic species. These, for example, just scream "Mars."

And there's always the possibility of retrieving DNA and cloning actual Martian species. Imagine wading into this lovely little Martian canal...

And hooking up on one of these Martian Steelhead.


The entire fly fishing industry would be rejuvenated as it rushes to develop the specialized gear for the Martian fishery.

Fly tiers would go nuts coming up with strange new "Space Flies."

And once the fish are there and you're all geared up, OK, time for a "road trip!" Yeah, it would take a little longer to get there. You'd need more than bad coffee, smokes, and junk food to keep you going.

What's not to like? So get ready. Make your plans. It will soon be time to conquer Mars!

But you know, I bet even there you'll just be wading in and shaking out your line when this asshole comes along and tells you to get the hell off his land.


  1. Spring is coming. Just hold it together for a few more months. :). That assumes you've got anything left to hold together......

  2. I bet there's already dozens of Orvis endorsed guides already up there.

  3. WOW, Great,Really its fantastic.