You caught some frozen fish sticks, Mr. President!

September 8, 2009

Blog Guy, you’ve got great sources for news of President Obama. Is it true he loves to fish?

Yeah. He did some trout fishing in Montana recently, but he confided that his true passion is Office Fishing.  In the Oval Office he loves to pull out the old fishin’ poll and see what he can reel in. Of course, lots of it has to be thrown back.

Because it’s too small?

No, too valuable. He’s already snagged the Lincoln Bible, Jefferson’s diary, Clinton’s cigar box and other priceless bits of Americana.

Does he ever get any fish?

Yes. His staff likes to keep him happy, so they sneak fish products onto the hook for him to find.

You know, it’s like, “Oh Look, Mr. President, you got some Mrs. Paul’s Frozen Fish Sticks! And a bottle of tartar sauce, too!”

Or like, “Wow! A can of Bumblebee Solid White Albacore, two-for-one! Way to go, sir!”

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

President Barack Obama hooks a trout in this official handout photo taken August 14, 2009 and later released by the White House.

Obama tries out the fly fishing rod given to him by a group of fisherman on his staff.

REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handouts

More Stuff from Oddly Enough


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see

Yeah, he does need to go fishing for compliments though, unlike some others (Read Charles) 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

fishin’ *poll*…is that a political pun? :

Posted by TL | Report as abusive

[…] Oddly Enough » Blog &#65&#114chiv&#101 » You caught &#115ome froze&#110 f&#105sh s&#116&#105cks &#… […]

Posted by What Are Some Ideas For My Panini Maker? | Panini Press Discount | Report as abusive

Yeah, TL. Doesn’t work?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Better a fly rod than Clinton’s cigar trick!

Posted by BobbyK | Report as abusive

Hey Bob! Try weak. Try silly. You could try any number of derogatory terms into which I won’t delve.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

Hey, I seem to recall Clinton also getting into the news with something about opening his fly and pulling out his rod… Are all Democrats fishermen?

Posted by Jimmy | Report as abusive

Politicians are very smart or people who vote for them are not clever enough… Every politician watches the public… see what they like to do in common.. like fishing..etc. and then oh yes he likes to fish as well.. “see I’m one of you people.. I’m like you.. no difference”.. then people start to popularize this person for no reason actually..For example in my country politic figures visit mosques with a big media group behind them following and recording what ever he does… then everyone watches on the news.. “ooooo he’s a good muslim, he goes to mosque and prays, we should vote for him”…or he thinks that people in where he lives (mostly muslim populated) is against one specific another country. and he has to do something in Davos gathering (which was just before the election) that will get public’s vote… and show them that he agrees with his voters… and didn’t it work? yes it worked very good…now what’s happening? there’s a deluge here and 27 dead 8 missing.. because of the roads they did not fix properly…thats what I think.. I dont know maybe I’m wrong… but still I never liked any politician.. I dont think that people should govern other people.. because they’re humans at the end with cruelty in their head.. I wish Martians could invade here and they govern people instead.. or animals can invade too…and also for the person in the pictures; he is now a president.. he dont need to make shows in a room acting like he’s fishing.. someone should let him know that it only makes him look like a crazy person chasing nonexistent fish on carpet..

Posted by Enlightened Despot | Report as abusive

@Jimmy, I believe the issue is Clinton caught a largemouth bass, which apparently is an endangered species in Arkansas… Good thing there are no endangered species of fish in Illinois!

Posted by M | Report as abusive