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#11305805 - 12/27/15 09:56 AM The good, the bad and the ugly.
reinke Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 647
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
What do you believe is the best and worst things to come along in bass fishing?

#11305809 - 12/27/15 10:04 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
Cmack Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 578
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
Being an old timer, I'd say the worst by far is the point that bass fishing became a "sport" rather than a pass time. Competition breeds rudeness.
The best has been the graphite rod.

#11305813 - 12/27/15 10:07 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
ChuChu1 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2994
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
I would say Cmack has said it spot on.
California. Well it's like breakfast cereal. You get rid of the fruits and nuts and all that's left are the flakes. Thank goodness there's a place called Texas.

Stephen F Austin's Old 300
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Sons of The Republic of Texas

#11305822 - 12/27/15 10:17 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1274
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Competition fuels the innovation in the sport. I have more problems with people that were not raised with respect. To bad you can not wait for em at the boat ramp like old days. You risk loosing all your rights if any confrontation starts. This is the bad and ugly for me. Not a single thing you can do to someone hole jumping and fallowing you.

#11305859 - 12/27/15 10:48 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
9094 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 6719
Loc: Albany
GPS is the best and worst thing to happen to bass fishing.

#11305939 - 12/27/15 11:39 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
LSM Offline

Registered: 07/29/15
Posts: 236
Good - Florida bass stocking, C&R, management efforts
Bad - High end bass boats
Ugly - High end bass boats operators

#11305943 - 12/27/15 11:40 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
lconn4 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 6178
Loc: Cherokee County
Facebook the best and worst thing to happen to fishing, second place, the Go Pro. banana bang bolt

A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

#11305960 - 12/27/15 11:44 AM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
jafish Online   content

Registered: 10/02/09
Posts: 303
Loc: lubbock,tx
The best would be the worm,the new a/m vest,then catch and release.
Worst would be Sport Fishing for money and draging fish around in livewells.

Edited by jafish (12/27/15 01:55 PM)
Set the hook first and ask questions later.

#11306028 - 12/27/15 12:26 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12650
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
The good---time on the water catching fish.
The bad----idiots at the ramp and on the water.
The ugly---idiots at the ramp and on the water.

#11306062 - 12/27/15 12:37 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3948
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Haha. The "GPS". Yep. Pretty good. Went fishing with my step dad on Christmas Day. I was showing him the lake on Navionics in the morning. He went and drug out paper maps he's had for years. With spots circled all over it. Lol. Needless to say, his 20yr old circles held fish.

GPS is a crutch! Makes anglers think they know a lake.

GPS, structure scan, side scan.... Blah blah blah. 90% of "new anglers" wouldn't know a good spot if they saw it. Myself included, I guess. 9 out of 10 of my best fishing days were not due to graphs. Instinct was the key.

Graphs with GPS have probably saved a few lower units though.

My best thing? Equipment in general. Rods, reels, tackle, etc.
worst thing? The peer pressure from others to have a $60k+ boat to catch a bass.....and flat billed caps.

#11306115 - 12/27/15 01:04 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
Z521C Cranker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 2374
Loc: Texas
The good- electronics
The bad- the flat bill Ike wannabe's that try to emulate his rudeness
The ugly- the sublimated tournament jerseys!

#11306121 - 12/27/15 01:06 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
Neal G Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
Best: better built boats, motors and fishing equipment
Worst: excessive marketing and promotion through social media
Jocko 2016

#11306156 - 12/27/15 01:23 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
basshunter1 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 863
Loc: Northeast, Texas
The good-- The restocking/breeding/spawning programs that has put Texas bass fishing where we are today.
The UGLY-- The flat billed, tattooed, ear ring wearing,rude little "ikes" out there.

#11306177 - 12/27/15 01:39 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
WillieKetchum Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Good: The advancement of tournament fishing, especially high school organizations, that have grown the industry, allowed for old farts that have left other sports to have somewhere to compete, and being family friends together as a team.

Bad: Number of anglers on the water making our waters less of a tranquil place.

Ugly: Fishermen on the water that lack pride and respect. For the most part, probably because of the "good" listed above.

#11306189 - 12/27/15 01:42 PM Re: The good, the bad and the ugly. [Re: reinke]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7642
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Man yall hate flat billed hats..... Hahaha

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