Have a beer while fishing, WHY?

I recently was packed up and heading out on my latest hard water fishing adventure. I pulled into the neighborhood gas station to grab a bottle or 2 of Gatorade and told the clerk I was going fishing. The clerk was an older lady and she said "Well I'm sure your going to have a bunch of beer out on the ice as well". I said "No, I need to drive home".

Why is there such a stigma with drinking beer while fishing? I invited my plumber out for a day of fishing and he said he likes to fish in the summer under the warm sun and a 6 pack of beers with him. Sorry, not in my boat.

Don't get me wrong, I love to sit back and down a few cold ones but there's a time and a place. After I dock my boat and get to the trailer or pack all the ice gear back into the truck and get it home and put all the gear away.

When I met my fishing buddy out on the lake we had a good chuckle about the lady at the gas station and continued to have a great day fishing.
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