Monday, March 2, 2009

Southern Noodles

Nobody, and I mean nobody, does it like we do it in the Dirty South! Everything is different and better down here and that's what I love. One of our southern traditions that is unique to us is Noodlin'. For those of you not familiar with it, Noodlin' is the act of fishing with your bare hands, particularly for catfish. Noodlers find a catfish hole and stick their arms inside, hoping for the catfish to become defensive and bite down on their arms. It doesn't get much more country than that. Why I must admit I've never been, I do plan on going soon. This is a redneck extreme sport and a rite of passage I must experience for myself. Why it doesn't sound that difficult of a sport, noodlers often get minor injuries such as cuts, but they face a much greater danger from snakes, gators, and possibly even death by drowning. Not to mention that these catfish can weigh close to 100 lbs. This is redneck entertainment at its best. Enjoy watching one of the many games rednecks play.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew catfish got that big..ew, No thank you