Atlanta and Savannah grow larger every day, but make no mistake Georgia is still a redneck state. The latest evidence comes from our House of Representatives who passed a bill 161-0 Tuesday that would make “Noodling,” best described as catfish wrestling, legal.
For some reason most states have made it illegal to fish for catfish without rod or pole of some sort, but this bill will likely pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Here are some excerpts from the floor debate.
Rep. Roger Bruce, D-Atlanta, “What is noodling?”
“You know, what we would do when we were young ‘uns. We’d reach up in the creek bank and pull that catfish out,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Pete Warren, D-Augusta.
Warren went on to say, “They ought to legalize it because it takes a dern fool to go out there and do it in the first place.”
I wish I was kidding.