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Drive to lake, 10 miles from house, pulling trailer: $8.00
1.5 gal. fuel for 6 hp engine: $5.25 (will last about 4 hours fishing, or more.)
Oil for 6 hp engine: $0.25
Charge trolling motor battery: $0.05
Catfishing on river:
Drive to river in compact car: $2.25
So, it's under $14 for a day's fishing on the boat, or the price of a cup of cofee to sit on a public dock, fishing in the Mississippi. Lots cheaper than blood pressure medicine, I think.
Sure...go ahead and laugh at my old aluminum boat. It's paid for!
With beer and lottery tickets probly $25 at the most, we always get $5 worth of tickets, anything we win goes in the tackle box for the boat, still trying to hit a new trolling motor, we are going tommoro so maybe....
Gotta go coax the mower in to life for the first time this year.
Raiding the ice machine at work = FREE
Shad caught with cast net = FREE
Maybe 2 miles to the closest ramp , 8 to the farthest , so , $3.50 tops for the XJ .
Dig some wigglers for backup , again , FREE .
Minnows , maybe $7 .
Crickets , FREE ( requires short expedition under house..)
Snacks , drinks , sandwiches ~ $15 , more for a long weekend .
Fuel and oil for boat = $6.50 per outing , figuring a 6 gallon tank with 50:1 premix lasts about 3 trips .
Not really all that worried about WHATEVER it costs = PRICELESS .