Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Charlene Smith
Pine Bluffs Post staff 

It's time to fish or cut bait


Spring is a week away, our clocks have sprung forward, and the chill is breaking away to warmth in the air. Time to cast a line, throw a hook, and reel in the big one. Fish or cut bait!

“Fish or cut bait” is a common colloquial expression which dates back to the 1800’s in the United States. It advised for “swift decision-making,” and cautioned against procrastination and indecisiveness. The meaning of the expression has expanded over time and is now interpreted in many different ways.

A true fisherman knows you need bait cut up and you need someone to fish. Both required for a go...

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