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McFishin

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Can't remember if it was on here or another site but figured I'd post it anyway. It's the chart for how many calories you burn, per hour, while fishing..LOL..So, alot of you guys that go and need an extra excuse for the wife, here it is!

These numbers are calories per hour burned by weight of person from left to right at:

 130lbs, 155, 180 and 205+

Fishing from boat, sitting
148
176
204
233
Fishing from riverbank, standing
207
246
286
326
Fishing from riverbank, walking
236
281
327
372
Fishing in stream, in waders
354
422
490
558
Fishing, general
177
211
245
279
Fishing, ice fishing
118
141
163
186



Personally, I would like to see the number of calories burned on a brookie stream or any other wild trout excursion. I bet its even significantly more than fishing in stream in waders. I might as well have been an acrobat on some of my adventures. lol


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curmudgeon

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Never really worked as a weight loss thing for me.  I have worked out so hard during some wild trout adventures into canyons and back country streams for years that I was sore for days.

Pizza, Burgers, Wings, Beer, and sometimes all four at trips end more than canceled out any work out I got.


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Sounds like a dam# good excuse to go fishin to me!


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Roscoe

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how is it possible to burn that many calories setting in a boat seat watching a bobber.


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haha!!!!


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how is it possible to burn that many calories setting in a boat seat watching a bobber.

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Calories can be burned sitting while watching a bobber. It is what you do prior to sitting and watching the bobber. As we age most of us gain weight and get soft. It is called life. Working out is important and we all know that. The more lean muscle on your body, the more calories you burn at rest like sitting and watching a bobber.


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wvitali

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where did u find these stats??  thats good stuff to know..  especially having beers and junk food after a long day on the stream.. lol

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where did u find these stats??  thats good stuff to know..  especially having beers and junk food after a long day on the stream.. lol

http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist.htm

I remembered seeing it on another site a while back and was going to post here but forgot. Just a bunch of random activities and calorie counts to go along with them..LOL



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I see theres no numbers for my 275lb frame, lol. 


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I need a stat for "Calories burned while running away from a snake." I know it's more than regular running because I hit a whole new gear after I see a serpent. 

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wvubeerman

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climbing a tree to retrieve one of the many flies that i get stuck up in them , burns are least 1k cals, that is with waders on, that are slightly filled with water from me previously slipping in the water.
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I would estimate that most people wading a trout stream actually burn more than what is listed. Example, if you fish up stream. Also, you are using lots of muscles all the time while walking on rocks and battling current to stabilize and balance your body all the way from your foot to your face. Plus lots of shoulder action casting.

Interesting stats.

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I have a heart rate monitor I have been using while working out.  Next fishing trip I will take it with me.  It will be interesting to see.  I think it would also depend on where you are fishing.  Portions of the elk definately aren't strenous when compared to many brookie streams.  So maybe there needs to be sub-categories.....lol

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I think that due to all of the rock churning from the 85 and 96 flooding that walking along and in some of the streambeds can be difficult. I bought a wading staff on my last trip to Elk Springs because I was having a tough time wading the Elk.


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