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#11178553 - 10/22/15 08:14 AM What is it about bass fishing!?
KLAPPER Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/10/15
Posts: 320
Loc: Jacksboro Texas
I've been in love with bass fishing from a very young age and it is by far my favorite type of fishing and growing up on PK I have had plenty of opportunities to fish for other species, for example the striper bite is really good right now but I would rather go catch 2 blacks than 10 striper, maybe it's the challenge for me because there's so much to learn, not that there isn't for stripers but is it for you that makes you a bass fisherman?
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#11178618 - 10/22/15 08:35 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1861
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
The fight in blacks, spots, smallmouth is what gets me. Also very cool species, very aggressive, and have a dialed in attitude that we all can know during different seasons. I just love it.

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#11178626 - 10/22/15 08:39 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 25760
Loc: Denton County
I like trout fishing and bass fishing.

A trout is like a feather weight prize fighter; sleek,intelligent, fast and agile.

The bass is back woods bar brawler not above using dirty tricks who is always in a bad mood.

I like brawls. Bass for the win.
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#11178637 - 10/22/15 08:42 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
It's something you can never perfect, so you can always improve and learn more. I think that really keeps us coming back over the years.

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#11178647 - 10/22/15 08:50 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
rxkid2001 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3924
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Nothing is guaranteed. The challenge is what keeps me going I think. You can catch many fish species all day long on live/dead bait but searching out a bass with a hunk of metal/plastic/rubber and tricking it into getting hooked is so much more fun.

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#11178666 - 10/22/15 08:59 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 12654
Loc: Dallas, TX
Bass have the right amount of behavioral variability to keep things interesting. Some days, they will lash out at anything that moves. Other days, you have to soak a tiny finesse bait in front of their mouths. At times, they will violently snatch the lure and other times, swim with it slowly. In general, they are at least always just aggressive enough to reward your efforts with a few battles, even on the slow days.

It's also a location thing; bass are in just about every body of water around here. You can find new honey holes driving back from work. If I lived close to Venice, LA I'd likely be fishing for bull reds every day until my arms couldn't take it anymore.
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#11178678 - 10/22/15 09:03 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
lodell23 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 643
Loc: Denton TX
I think it's the fact they're always changing and the challenge of trying to figure out what they're doing is what makes it so fun. You never stop learning and there's always more to learn each time you're out on the water.

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#11178685 - 10/22/15 09:07 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: Dan90210 ☮]
M. Alexander Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 763
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Originally Posted By: Dan90210
I like trout fishing and bass fishing.

A trout is like a feather weight prize fighter; sleek,intelligent, fast and agile.

The bass is back woods bar brawler not above using dirty tricks who is always in a bad mood.

I like brawls. Bass for the win.


Creative analogy. I like it!
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#11178905 - 10/22/15 10:38 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
ddmm Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 315
Loc: Haslet, TX
simply gives me the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with the family. The kids are growing up and love to fish also, so I think I did something right.

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#11179070 - 10/22/15 11:53 AM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
Slade Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1394
Loc: Irving, TX
The challenge of tricking them to bite, or the aggressive behavior has alot to do with it. It is also competition, the competition of you and getting the fish to bite something and then competing against other anglers.

Catching most other fish, Crappie, Catfish, Sand Bass, Stripers, etc... It seems like they are biting because they are hungry not because they are being territorial or aggressive.
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#11179319 - 10/22/15 02:25 PM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
KLAPPER Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/10/15
Posts: 320
Loc: Jacksboro Texas
Well I think that settles it, the challenge is what keeps us coming back at least I don't feel so bad about not being very good at it lol
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#11179351 - 10/22/15 02:45 PM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
Kevin Bryant Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 3534
Loc: GRAPEVINE, TX
You can always keep learning. I love that about fishing. Every day is different.
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#11179359 - 10/22/15 02:52 PM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: Dan90210 ☮]
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Registered: 05/22/12
Posts: 6491
Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: Dan90210
I like trout fishing and bass fishing.

A trout is like a feather weight prize fighter; sleek,intelligent, fast and agile.

The bass is back woods bar brawler not above using dirty tricks who is always in a bad mood.

I like brawls. Bass for the win.


So poetic scooter!

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#11179395 - 10/22/15 03:10 PM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: collincountytx]
SRitchey Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Bass have the right amount of behavioral variability to keep things interesting. Some days, they will lash out at anything that moves. Other days, you have to soak a tiny finesse bait in front of their mouths. At times, they will violently snatch the lure and other times, swim with it slowly. In general, they are at least always just aggressive enough to reward your efforts with a few battles, even on the slow days.

It's also a location thing; bass are in just about every body of water around here. You can find new honey holes driving back from work. If I lived close to Venice, LA I'd likely be fishing for bull reds every day until my arms couldn't take it anymore.

Dang...that also describes my youngest son (22 going on 12) to a tee! Behavioral variability...and I thought he was just a wild child that took after his mother!!


Edited by SRitchey (10/22/15 03:13 PM)
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#11179447 - 10/22/15 03:40 PM Re: What is it about bass fishing!? [Re: KLAPPER]
Indianation65 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 7572
Loc: Richardson, Texas
Simply put...it's the "bait HIT" that stirs the passion.

...wisdom

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