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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13737676 10/20/20 10:53 PM
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My Wife fishes with me 99% of the time. She has started limiting the times she goes in the dead of the Summer. I was lucky; she already loved to fish and knew how to throw a bait caster.

Have you taken her out in the back yard and given her the basics of chunking a bait caster? As you well know, it takes time and patience to get the hang of it. Maybe you could find a find a female bass fishing guide, let them get on the front of the boat and talk fishing. She will either like it or not.


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13737686 10/20/20 10:58 PM
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There is a lady on here named MrsFishunter that is looking for some back seat opportunities. Maybe she could help you out.

https://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/13737082/area-fishing#Post13737082


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: jbcarroll3000] #13737751 10/21/20 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jbcarroll3000
A guy's out fishing by himself and seeing another guy fishing with his wife, yells out to him "hey, how do you get your wife to go fishing with you?" The other guy yells back, "how do you get yours to stay at home?"


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: Bobby Milam] #13738172 10/21/20 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Milam
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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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13738178 10/21/20 12:58 PM
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My wife fishes with me 99% of the time. She cant use and wont use a bait caster unless it dropped straight down, so I accommodate her with spinning gear.

She's quite the stick and has no issue with bait, taking them off or whatever.

Started her off when we were dating 28 years ago and never once regretted it!


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13738186 10/21/20 01:06 PM
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Consider taking her to El Salto or Picachos -- or both. You'll get to fish for big fish, the guides will completely take care of her (tie knots, unhook fish, etc.), and the service is incredible.
My wife took me for my 40th birthday in 2009 as a "once in a lifetime" deal back when she didn't fish, and now we've been back nearly 20 times. She even went without me last year when I couldn't make it.

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13738208 10/21/20 01:24 PM
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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13738498 10/21/20 05:10 PM
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My wife and I have been married for 5 years and she is a city girl, turned country. She loves to fish, but she wants to catch something when she goes. I get it!! I want to catch fish and I want her to catch fish too. If I catch all the fish and she doesn't, this is no good. She has to catch some too, to keep her interested. So here's what we have done over the last 5 years and it has made all the difference. I first started my wife out by buying here on spinning reel set up, that lasted about 2 trips. So one day I just told here and showed her how to throw a bait caster (H2O Mettle). It's different at first but they get better real quick. My wife loves to worm fish, (because she has had Corporal Tunnel Surgery, so continuous casting tires her pretty quick) The only thing is that, she doesn't set the hook well, so she feels the bite and gets the fish on, but they tended to jump off, This was frustrating to her and made her think she couldn't catch fish. Well I stumbled on to a couple of things that has made all the difference. 1) get her the right equipment, the one just like you use., and 2) teach her how to drop shot. I promise this is the greatest thing in the world for the following reasons. 1) if she is using the same equipment as you, she will have more confidence, 2) Drop Shotting will get more bites and you can do it shallow or deep, and 3) No worries about Hook Setting, just start reeling. My wife has taken to this like a Duck to Water.. She now gets more bites and puts more fish in the boat. We fished a 3 hour Friday evening tournament twice this summer and took a 2nd and 5th place finish out of about 30 boats. In the first on she caught 4 of the 5 weigher's and in the other one I had 3 and she had 2. Got a check in both events and she felt good because she contributed. That makes me feel good when she has success. So in closing i will explain the set my wife uses: She uses a M 6'8" 2 Power Bait casting Rod (Limit Rod) with a Diawa Tatula 100 Reel with the spool control set on 12. 10# Fluorocarbon line, a #1 Owner Down shot Hook, 1/4" tungston cannonball weight, and 4" Texas Rigged Finesse worm. For her, this is the ticket.

I hope this is helpful and you two can enjoy time on the water together and catch a bunch.


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13739586 10/22/20 12:55 PM
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Take them when the fishing is good and let them experience what we do.

Been with Jess since 2001.
She has always fished but not in tournaments.

I used her to jackpot a CAST tournament on Squaw Creek.

everything went our way and we got 2nd place. She caught so many fish that day I barely fished LOL .
once she saw how a tournament is in real life and her being super competitive, she was hooked!
So we finished out the trail ended up winning the top 6 and AOY. the rest is History! Since then we have been top 5 and added another AOY last year in the FNS couples trail.

She loves bass tournaments so much that she even helps me game plan for the upcoming tournaments.
in 2015 she fished pregnant all season and all the way up until the week before our youngest was born LOL
she is a rare one and I landed her somehow?


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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: killachinchilla] #13739701 10/22/20 02:16 PM
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Take her somewhere that combines sightseeing/hanging out and fishing. For me that means taking my wife to Caddo in the spring or fall when temps are not extreme one way or the other. Stay at Shady Glade or rent one of the many houses available on the water in Uncertain, Tx and break up the time between fishing and cruising around. Fish at sunup, cruise around sightseeing on the most beautiful lake in Texas, run up the river and tie up to the dock at Big Pines Lodge or RiverBend for some catfish and a beer, fish in the evening.......Best of both worlds(for her). I have even in the past combined fishing Caddo with spending a little time wandering around the shops in Jefferson(😢remember it’s about her too).

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Re: How to get the wife involved? [Re: tin man 55] #13739882 10/22/20 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tin man 55
i understand the comments about this is "my time", and why would you want to get your wife involved in that.

BUT, I think it's important to include her from time to time, especially as your life moves into retirement. if you want to get her involved, she needs to catch fish. since I suck on Fork, I joined a club and I take her to one of the private lakes about 3 times a year. we have a blast and it gives us one more thing to do in retirement.

on the golf thing, she needs to enjoy that as well. she plays with me 4-5 times a year mostly on vacations. the rest of the time I play with my buddies. to aid in her enjoyment, I make golf easy for her. no matter where the womens' tees are, she plays every par 3 at 100 yards, par 4's are 250 yards, and par 5's are 350 yards. I just use my gps and pull off the cart path at the right distance and she tees it up right there. she's shooting her best scores ever, and enjoying it more.

I think you will find that as you move towards and into retirement, having things you can do together will make the journey much more enjoyable.

my 2 cents....



This is a man who is still getting "some" on the regular.

well played sir!


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