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#11283808 - 12/15/15 11:51 AM Pro Fishing
DCmac Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1717
Loc: SW Okla
That thread about KVD got me to thinking about what it's like to be a Pro Fisherman. Not the commercial kind, obviously. When you (at least when I) think about it, it's got to be one of the suckiest jobs out there. You fish all day, almost every day, for a living. What do you do to relax and clear the cobwebs out of the head? I wouldn't think it's going fishing. That'd probly be the very last thing you'd want to do.

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#11283828 - 12/15/15 12:02 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Lil joe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 2915
Loc: lake conroe, tx
I know the majority of them love to hunt but I'm sure their family time is extremely important to them also

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#11283874 - 12/15/15 12:22 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
JohnButte Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 867
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
I recommend drinking heavily.

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#11283891 - 12/15/15 12:28 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Gary Paris Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 697
Loc: Quitman, TX
I'm no pro by no means but I will have been guiding full time 20 years in February. Bow hunting whitetails is how I get my relaxation.

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#11283932 - 12/15/15 12:44 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6141
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
I love to fish, look forward to it as much as possible..I've told many people that one of the JOBS I find as the hardest I've seen is someone who fishes for a living.
Not just "PROs" but guides and commercial fisherman have a tough life. Especially guides, everyday you have clients you have to be an actor, weatherman, therapist, friendly and smiling, not to mention make the fish bite everyday... in all weather, will all types of fruitcakes.. hats off to all you guys.

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#11283933 - 12/15/15 12:44 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: JohnButte]
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Angler

Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 438
Loc: Frisco
Originally Posted By: JohnButte
I recommend drinking heavily.

+1

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#11283952 - 12/15/15 12:55 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Clark Reehm Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 436
Loc: East Texas
I fish for a lot of other species like bream and crappie when I don't have to bass fish. I know a lot of the other guys do the same especially with our kids and family. There are times when fishing isn't work. A bunch of the other tour anglers salt water fish.
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#11283979 - 12/15/15 01:10 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43072
Loc: Houston, TX
I know several (besides Clark) who deer hunt, saltwater fish and spend time with friends and family.
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#11284007 - 12/15/15 01:34 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 14156
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I enjoy fishing way too much to be anything fishing related besides an amateur. I have utmost respect and admire the pros, guides, etc. being able to make a living doing it. It's just my getaway card. If I had to make money doing it, I know I wouldn't enjoy it like I do now. Hats off to you guys!!
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#11284099 - 12/15/15 02:11 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: fouzman]
InTheClear Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1271
Loc: Southwest Texas
Originally Posted By: fouzman
I know several (besides Clark) who deer hunt, saltwater fish and spend time with friends and family.


speaking of, how is his wrist doing?

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#11284117 - 12/15/15 02:17 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43072
Loc: Houston, TX
Pretty good!
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#11284169 - 12/15/15 02:36 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1089
Loc: Royse City, Texas
+1 with Okie. I have several friends and business acquaintances that have ask me why I don't guide and I tell them because I love fishing and fear that doing it day in and day out that I would no longer appreciate MY time on the water. I love being able to put these people on the fish of their lifetimes and seeing their smiles at the end of the day. It doesn't matter if it is a 2lb'er, 5 or bigger. When taking these type of people out there are no preconceived beliefs of a DD fish. Just going out for fun. This is also the reason that I refuse to fish the bigger trails. I do fish club level to quell the desire for competition.
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#11284264 - 12/15/15 03:11 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Rudy Lackey Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Guided for 12 years on Ray Roberts. Sometimes it can turn in to work.
I'am retired now fish for fun !
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#11284586 - 12/15/15 06:08 PM Re: Pro Fishing [Re: DCmac]
Mike Yeager Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 634
Loc: Cypress, TX
When I was 20, it would have been the greatest job ever. After 40, it sometimes gets tough to get out there on nasty days. I always tell myself that someone has to do it. I may complain a little but deep down, I still do it for a reason, I love it.
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