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#12026946 - 01/07/17 09:48 PM What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink?
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Line, color, weights, specific soft plastics? I know for me, it's line. I always struggle with which type of line, do I use fluoro, or mono, or braid etc. it can get confusing. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Thanks
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#12026950 - 01/07/17 09:52 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Billy_Lawson Offline
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Registered: 02/11/12
Posts: 2638
Loc: Van, Tx
For most techniques I think color is hands down the most over thought aspect in bass fishing.

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#12026956 - 01/07/17 09:57 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Dr JL Offline
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Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 1517
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Lots of stuff! I overthink what fish think- they don't THINK.... at least I hope not!

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#12026987 - 01/07/17 10:26 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
tejasbass Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 766
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Color

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#12026988 - 01/07/17 10:27 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Loc: Como, Texas
+1 on the color
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#12026999 - 01/07/17 10:32 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Doug R. Offline
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Def color is the most over thought thing, in my opinion.
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#12027006 - 01/07/17 10:37 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 444
Loc: Plano, Texas
Not just lure color but also weight color
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#12027010 - 01/07/17 10:42 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Having to have the most expensive equipment to catch fish.

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#12027015 - 01/07/17 10:45 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2349
Loc: nederland, TX
Color. The other big one is I think people over think what or where the fish will be when planning a trip and then have a pretty conceived pattern in their head so they spend most of the day trying so hard to prove that pattern that by the time they figure out what the deal is the day is over. I've done it so many times and what's bad is I know I'm doing it and still struggle with it.

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#12027029 - 01/07/17 11:00 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
collincountytx Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Agree, lure color

Fishing in a relaxed, comfortable but focused state of mind and body is by far the most important factor to me
Of course, the more prep/the more practice and analyzing, the easier it is to get that feeling.
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#12027031 - 01/07/17 11:01 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1860
Loc: ft.worth
Fish will eat in colder water then most think,45deg and less water temps. Cold water scares a lot of people.
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#12027039 - 01/07/17 11:05 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: the skipper]
2015fordnut Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 1819
Loc: Garland, TX
Originally Posted By: the skipper
Color. The other big one is I think people over think what or where the fish will be when planning a trip and then have a pretty conceived pattern in their head so they spend most of the day trying so hard to prove that pattern that by the time they figure out what the deal is the day is over. I've done it so many times and what's bad is I know I'm doing it and still struggle with it.


This is a really bad habit I have. I will go so far as pre-rigging my arsenal and for some reason try to force feed them. Most of the time it goes back to color choice as others have mentioned.
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#12027049 - 01/07/17 11:11 PM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 804
Loc: Denton, TX
Color

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#12027090 - 01/08/17 12:36 AM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
GROD Offline
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1124
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Weather and color... 15ft and more, I don't think color makes any difference personally... not in Texas.

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#12027091 - 01/08/17 12:37 AM Re: What's the #1 thing we bass fisherman overthink? [Re: Frank the Tank]
hookinbass Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 352
Loc: Oklahoma
Line size... If bass will an A-Rig then braid is ok
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