Contact Us
Make My Homepage

What The Heck Is Noodling And Why Does It Need To Be Made Legal? [VIDEO]

musiclver05, flickr

Brady Knowlton is very hands-on when it comes to noodling.

The 30-year-old Texan is pushing the state legislature to pass a bill which would make it legal to noodle, which is fishing with your hands.

Knowlton tells The Wall Street Journal he loves “the heebie-jeebies you get underwater, in the dark, with this little sea monster biting you.” He also says that when he first tried noodling 15 years ago his arm resembled “the first stage of a chili recipe.”

Knowlton’s bill passed through the state house without much opposition, but getting it to become law sure won’t be as easy as hook, line and sinker. The law, which is now in the state Senate, has met opposition from those who believe noodling is unfair, since they don’t have a chance to get away when people grab their burrows. Those planted in the anti-noodling camp say when fish are presented with the traditional hook, they have the choice to bite it or just swim away.

I guess I don’t get out much, or at least out on the lake to fish. Honestly, this takes fishing to a whole new level. It really forces you to get involved with your catch and well, I think it could make an interesting Olympic sport!

Check out videos of people noodling below.

[The Wall Street Journal]

Best of 98.1

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 98.1 Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 98.1 Insiders Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.