The article brings up some options, so lets break it down:
- Off-shore commercial fishing is out right away. Downstate Illinois isn't known for it's shore and is much less popular for it's off-shore. Maybe I could squeak by with daily boat loads of Asian carp. Something tells me the government subsidies in that space are about to dry up, so lets move on...
- Tournament fishing would be akin to throwing money away...or maybe it's more like buying a boat. The idea is to make cash, not spend it. I'd be better served to meet the real professionals at the ramp and hand them my entry fee directly. I could save money on the boat that way.
- I might be able to swing being a guide...for awhile. However, I get skunked regularly on the very water I know best. Word would eventually get out about "that no good guide," and business would shrivel up faster than...well, you get the point.
- One prospect not mentioned in the article is to go pro in the blog-o-sphere. I ran the numbers and at my current rate of return there wouldn't be much room for content between the ads. But who needs content when you're making cash-money baby?
|Yes, this is real, I was as shocked as you must be now.|
I better find something I like about the current situation. Maybe I need a yacht, a posse, some booze and a B'Dazzled woman with a tackle box crotch. That would sure liven things up at the old cubicle farm.