Fishing anywhere, anytime for anything.Those who know me, know that as with Notre Dame--- Family, God, Notre Dame--perhaps it should be Family, God, Fishing for me. And as everywhere in the world (well, we'll see about that as we headed today to Dubai...) fishing is an occupation, avocation and way of life.
Inle Lake fisherman are famous for the way they fish. Using a conical shaped bamboo cage, they place a net in the center. They then pull the center up, drop the cone to the bottom (recall it is only 9 Ft deep in much other lake), stir it up a bit and force the fish into the net around the sides. Now all that is complicated enough, but it's how they do all that from the front of a dugout, flat bottomed canoe that has become iconic. You'll recognize the picture immediately as one repeated into the art of the region.
I had intended to go out with one of the fisherman, but alas our group was late getting back to the lodge and so I missed the opportunity. Perhaps in the future?
So, here are a few picture of how it works and then several of these remarkable people doing their form of fishing.