View Full Version : Asking a stupid question about the fishing report

02-19-2008, 05:26 PM
I should know this as I grew up in the boonies and with my Mom growing up on a far, but, what is the Cow Standing Factor?

02-19-2008, 05:47 PM
There are no stupid questions...just smart alek answers:p

Putting it simply, (AS my grandfather always said when on the way to the fishin hole), if the cow's ain't eatin'... the fish ain't bitin'. One time I even remember him turning around and takin us back home after passing pastures with layin down cows.:eek:

I'm sure that many of the other folks here will chime in with some more SCIENTIMIFIC answers. Especially the guy that cooked it up!

02-19-2008, 06:46 PM

02-20-2008, 09:19 PM
Unofficial auditing of cow standing factor (CSF) while on a recent FF trip to New Zealand strongly suggests that CSF is a reliable indicator of fishing success. We had to pass several large pastures en route to the river(s) and when the cows were up the trout were too.
I had wondered if the CSF effect would be reversed in the southern hemisphere.

02-26-2008, 04:56 PM
Thanks. Makes sense.