A bill has been sent to Governor Perry's desk that would legalize noodling in Texas. Noodling, or "Hillbilly Hand Fishing" is currently illegal in Texas and other states because some consider it cruel. But the age old southern tradition of noodling may be making a come back in the Lone Star State soon as legislators passed legislation last Thursday to make the practice legal.

"I personally don't noodle, but I would defend to the death your right to do so," - State Senator Bob Deuell

So rejoice Texas anglers, if Governor Perry agrees with the legislators that noodling is a God given right, you'll soon be free to stick your hand into a dark murky hole and wrangle you out a flathead without worrying about facing any consequences. Well, other than what might happen to your hand if your not careful.

I don't know about you, but I'm excited. Ever "noodled" before? Tell me about it!!!