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#1 plowertj


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Posted June 23 2005 - 04:20 PM

What do you guys do? I've never fished off a boat for bass. I walk the local golf courses for the big girls.

#2 Nick B

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Posted June 23 2005 - 04:26 PM

The same thing you do only with less shoe leather lost

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Posted June 23 2005 - 04:31 PM

I enjoy fishing off a bank, but I can't wait till I can get a boat someday.

#4 huskertko


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Posted June 23 2005 - 04:40 PM

I'm with the rest of you, strictly a shore fisherman, although , I am planning on joining a fishing club, so hopefully I will get to do some boat fishing soon. :D

#5 fishingaddict


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Posted June 23 2005 - 05:08 PM

only fishing i can do is shore i mean its great

but i live in a gated neighborhood and i dont live on the lake so i fish behind one house cuz no 1 lives there. so i cant really walk around the lake much.

i want to get a small boat for the lake

#6 Shad_Master


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Posted June 23 2005 - 05:47 PM

I have a boat, but it has been in dry dock all season with mechanical problems of one sort or another.  I am still able to get it out and use the trolling motor, but spend most evenings at the local pond fishing from the bank (and I have the mosquito bites to prove it).  The biggest advantage to fishing from a boat is that you can cover more water and take advantage of changing conditions.  I do recommend joining a club.  I have been in a club for 3 years now and have fished as a non-boater most of the time.  I learn a lot from the back seat and don't have to worry about fighting the wind that always seems to blow here in Nebraska.  But I am looking forward to getting my boat up and running and plan to make the switch next year if it is.
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#7 Rattlinrogue


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Posted June 23 2005 - 06:11 PM

I fish from a boat and love it.Sometimes I fish off the bank before I go to work(to save time launching and loading the boat) and I love that too.Although I think you can cover a lot more water using a boat,My best day this year was a morning that I fished off of the bank.
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#8 spotaholic


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Posted June 23 2005 - 06:32 PM

I always fish from my bass boat. I like being able to move when conditions change. I fish on a 17,000 acre lake and there is always fish biting somewhere.

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Posted June 23 2005 - 06:50 PM

I just started fishing from a boat after being a shore fisherman since i was a kid. I like it bettter  on my boat because it gets kind of crowded on the shore some times and with the boat you can get to alot of places that you wouldnt be able to by foot cause the brush is to thick or something like that.
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#10 Will


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Posted June 23 2005 - 07:11 PM

When fishing for fun I am stuck on the bank, but I am looking at purchasing a small pond prowler or jon boat for many reasons...

1) So I can get to more lures that I get snagged (Especially deep running crankbaits)

2) So I can get to more places on a lake to fish that are not accesible from land

3) Fishing deep water and off-shore structure with the help of a depth finder.

4) Get practice running a trolling motor

#11 CJHooker


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Posted June 23 2005 - 08:04 PM

I know how some of you guys feel.I fished from banks from before I could remember until 3 years ago I bought a 14 ft. johnboat.The one thing I can say about wading small rivers,getting chiggers trying to get to that one small opening in a pond to hang in some tree,or running down the bank to keep up with a big un' and get her in is I had prepared myself in certain ways for taking on the big water by boat.I learned how to place my texas rigged worm right where I wanted it anyway I could get it there.Once I got on a boat and was able to get whatever angle I needed it was a peice of cake.There was alot of things I learned in the creeks and the ponds.I still like to go back now and then just to remind me where I came from and to catch that big un' of course.Fishing from a boat does give you a better oppurtunity for better bass fishin' in my opinion.

#12 Okeechobee_Cracker


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Posted June 23 2005 - 09:31 PM

I LOVE fishin on my boats....but when i dont have time to take them to the lake ll fishin on shore ;D
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Posted June 24 2005 - 12:12 AM

The biggest benefit is I can fish areas that are otherwise unfishable. I prefer to fish out of the boat, but I also enjoy fishing from the bank. Heck, I just love to fish-boat, bank, it doesn't matter ;D
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Posted June 24 2005 - 01:12 AM

I have fished from the shore all my life so far, but I'm only 18...so I got time. ;D
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#15 GobbleDog


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Posted June 24 2005 - 01:24 AM

Once yall get a boat, you won't find much time for bank fishing.

Ahhh, I remember my old bank fishing days when I first started bass fishing. Caught a bunch of lunkers in some little ponds... good times.