After a Monday fishing on the Beaver Kill River in Roscoe, New York, Bob was walking from the pier carrying two brown trout in a bucket.
He is approached by a Water Conservation Officer who asks him for his fishing license.
Bob replies to the environmentalist, “I was not fishing and I did not catch these brown trout, they are my pets. Every day I come down to the water and put these fish into the water and take them for a walk to the end of the pier and back. When I’m ready to go I whistle and they jump back into the bucket and we go home.”
The officer, obviously, does not believe him and he reminds Bob that it is illegal to fish without a license. The fisherman turns to the warden and says, “If you don’t believe me then watch.” He then throws the trout back into the water.
The warden says, “Now whistle to your fish and show me that they will jump out of the water and into the bucket.”
The fisherman turns to the officer and says, “What fish?”