I know several young guys that fish all the time. A couple charter captains, a couple pipe liners and a couple "farmers". My nephew puts in enough hours in the summer to keep his insurance going while laid off during the winter. 70+ hours a week when it's "time to make hay". There are undoubtedly some young people milking society for their fishing time, but unless you know an individuals story, I'd recommend that you keep an open mind.