The boss is yelling, the phone is ringing, you’re late for a meeting and the Internet is down, but you can’t stop daydreaming about blue skies, calm waters and snapping fish. There’s nothing worse than being stuck at work when you could be kayak fishing. But with the right excuse, you could find yourself fishing while your coworkers are stuck at their desk.
Kayak Angler asked readers to share their favorite excuses to get out of work and go fishing. Warning: Do not use these excuses more than once!
Best Excuses to Leave Work and Go Fishing
“I had surgery on my knee and told the boss I needed a couple of days to heal.
Well, a kayak is a great place to keep your leg elevated.”
— Ryan Onopa, Roslindale, Massachusetts
“I quit work and went fishing for two months; it was great!”
— John Arruda, On the Road, America
“Got jury duty. I was dismissed the first day, but didn’t tell
my boss, spent the rest of the week fishing.”
— Peter Ennist, Brooksville, Florida
“Mental health leave is my go-to excuse.”
— Isaias Rodriguez, Edmond, Oklahoma
“My neighbor just called; my dog got out again.”
— Michael Vu, Weeki Wachee, Florida
“Arthritis in my arm is hurting.
Got to go see the doctor for an ‘appointment’. ”
— Cole Saltmarsh, Boscawen, New Hampshire
“Feel like I’m gonna yak, gotta go.”
— Anthony Reid, Nanaimo, British Columbia
“I’ll be working from the remote office tomorrow.”
— joquertha5dawg, Remote Office, USA
When you look at the big picture, there are many different ways to be productive. | Feature photo: Courtesy of Ocean Kayak