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#11537626 - 04/12/16 03:07 PM Which is it?
harvey walker Offline

Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 331
Loc: waco
The hunt, the bite or the fight, that makes you love bass fishing?
I know most will say it is all three, but I for one enjoy that tump or pull of the bite most, then then fight.

#11537630 - 04/12/16 03:09 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1181
Loc: Richardson, TX
the bite
"Donating Bait Since 1982"

#11537646 - 04/12/16 03:13 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
JD/76708 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 5764
Loc: ..around the way, near Lk Waco
Blowups on top

Thump on a jig is a close 2nd though...
We all stumble and make mistakes. When you stumble, do you want your brother to help knock you down or to help set you back on your feet?
PB: 8.4 (Lake Fork)
Psalms 83:18 (Our God has a name)
Matthew 24:14, 44

#11537649 - 04/12/16 03:14 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
JoeyC Offline

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 262
Loc: Grand Prairie
The bite.

#11537650 - 04/12/16 03:14 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
fouzman Offline

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 42877
Loc: Houston, TX
The fight if I'm at Falcon, Monticello or Camelot Bell. Those fish pull like no other largemouths I've caught.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#11537657 - 04/12/16 03:17 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6023
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
just the going,.. fish

#11537683 - 04/12/16 03:25 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
JohnButte Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/05/12
Posts: 866
Loc: Lake El Butto, Pearland
I enjoy solving the puzzle. Putting all the pieces together to identify a pattern. Weather/depth/conditions/location/timing/lure/presentation.

#11537684 - 04/12/16 03:25 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3144
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I have several reasons why I love bass fishing:

1. I love the anticipation of the strike...
2. Also, a few lakes that I fish around here, I know on any cast I could set the hook on a 10 pounder.
3. I have a love/hate relationship with the intense moments between hooking the fish and landing it.
4. I always feel like I would get bored if I don't catch a fish on every cast, but at the end of a trip where I've only caught 1 or 2 fish, I say to myself "huh, I didn't get bored.."
5. I love a good topwater or spinnerbait bite.

Edited by bigbass94 (04/12/16 03:25 PM)
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

"That was like watching the birth of Jesus!"-Urban Fisher

#11537687 - 04/12/16 03:25 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
SetNhooks Offline

Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 32
Loc: Crandall Tx
Spending all my money.

#11537690 - 04/12/16 03:27 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
RobertWMoseley Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 676
Loc: Corpus Christi
The bite after you have started to figure out the puzzle. So rewarding

#11537691 - 04/12/16 03:27 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
Ban-D Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6707
Loc: Tx
All of it

#11537820 - 04/12/16 04:21 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 3969
Loc: somervell county
I thought it was the catching but it must be more. I keep going back after "no catching"! :-)

#11537987 - 04/12/16 05:27 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1327
Loc: Denton
Figuring it out every now and then. I love catching fish and all that stuff but I love more when I figure it out to the point that I have confidence in what I am doing. This happens so rare for me and the confidence is usually short lived but I love it when it happens. The other reason I love fishing is that I think about nothing but me and the fish for however many hours I am out. I don't think about work or anything else. I don't try to do that it just happens and it lets my mind relax and rejuvenates me mentally(might be weird but it is true for me). For those reasons, I have loved fishing for whatever swims since my Grandpa and Dad took me almost any time I wanted to go as a boy in Oregon! I would rather fish than eat and I love to eat!
See you on the lake and have a great day!

#11537995 - 04/12/16 05:29 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
SAKS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 622
The serenity of getting on the water by myself with phone off and no way for anyone to find me for awhile. Being able to actually enjoy my coffee in the morning. Everything else is a bonus. Then the jet fleas show up with the ski boats and party people and I realize that I would rather deal with my life than those people. I just love bass fishing so it is a good 3-4 hours even without the bite or fight for me.

#11538011 - 04/12/16 05:36 PM Re: Which is it? [Re: harvey walker]
JoeFriday Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 706
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Solving the constantly changing and living puzzle of bass.
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