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How to get the wife involved? #12232357 05/05/17 03:19 PM
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Hey guys,

So the wife just doesn't understand why I always have fishing on the brain. I got to thinking about it and she has never really done any bass fishing, only the casual bobber fishing for catfish etc...So the question is whats the best way to get her to at least like it also?

Was thinking i should take her on a guided trip in hopes of just getting on a lot of fish. Only thing is she has never ran a baitcast. I would love to get her into it so that we might be able to do couple tournaments and other trips when i get my boat.

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12232359 05/05/17 03:21 PM
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Took my fianc to squaw creek a year or two ago and let her toss around a black/blue worm all day. She loved it.


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You should get her hooked on golf!

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12232364 05/05/17 03:26 PM
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Hook a good one and let her have the pole . When she experiences haulin in a big one that usually will do the job at hooking a person .


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12232384 05/05/17 03:36 PM
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It doesn't matter what you do to get her started that is the easy part. Keeping her into it is the hard part; even after the boat is purchased and you take up fishing couples together. Wives are just like that. Things come along in couples life that bring will bring her back to the home. One hard thing is as the kids grow older she doesn't want to be away on the lake in fear that something bad will happen to one of them and she can't get home fast enough. As our daughter started driving her trips became less and less as she wanted to stay close to home. West Texas required long weekend trips to fish tournaments.

She has the biggest fish hanging on the wall and contributed greatly to all of our tournament wins with CAST. It just didn't hold up when it came to family. She has never complained about me going because through her 15 years of fishing with me she understood how important it was to me.


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: Raskydoo] #12232401 05/05/17 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: Raskydoo
You should get her hooked on golf!


Tried that already. Now her clubs are in the attic collecting dust

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12232424 05/05/17 03:52 PM
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Careful what you wish for. Between my son and fishing buddies I have more than enough people trying to get in my boat. duel

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12232430 05/05/17 03:55 PM
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Worst mistake ever getting the wife involved in fishing. Fishing is my getaway time. Not to hang out with my wife. Send her to a basket weaving class and tell her she needs to stay with it till she becomes the best at it. Now go fish

Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #12232433 05/05/17 03:56 PM
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My wife actually likes MLF which could help start that 'bridge' possibly. Getting her on the boat fishing is more like taking a young kid fishing though; have other activities ready (books), have patience, and leave when she is ready.


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Take her sand bass fishing. That's what I've done a couple times, and she loves it!


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The weather and fish need to be working in your favor, how many times does that happen a year?

Mine goes shopping....occasionally she will read a book on the back and lay out. I fish to get away....she respects that. That being said I think its awesome to see more and more females get involved with bass fishing and all types of fishing. Those girls have that passion we do...it cant be taught or forced. The only time my wife is gonna fish is if im on some crappies


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I got my wife 2 spinning setups for dropshot and wacky rig. She can catch em pretty good and likes being out on the water. Only time she gets bored is if the bite is really tough but then she just hangs out on the boat and enjoys the outdoors.

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Originally Posted By: Brandon Potter
Take her sand bass fishing. That's what I've done a couple times, and she loves it!


This. Took my wife and kids out to Whitney a week ago and we were dropping spoons straight down on big schools of sand bass and striper. An easy way to fish their own pole and caught a ton of fish. I think my wife ended up having more fun than all of us.

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Bring her on a guided trip with Pack. He will set her up with a spinning rod and coach her along. Then your wife will catch a 10.25# bass, and you will have to hear the constant bragging/smack talking coming from the front of the boat the rest of the day. Oh yea, and you'll get the occasional quip about how easy it is to catch a DD bass.......what a fun day..... bang


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I'll take mine if she asks but I am not trying to get her to enjoy it. I like leaving for trips on time, not stopping for bathroom breaks every 15 minutes on the road andnot wanting to go to the marina to shop or eat. Fishing is my get away from stress. I do not try to increase my stress odds by trying to convince someone to enjoy what I am doing because I enjoy it.

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