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I am curious by nature. Are you a minority or even the lone guy in your work or social circle that fishes for bass ? Almost 70 % of my co-workers hunt and most fish but none fishes for bass. When/if you respond, if you choose to, let me know what state your in. I'm in Washington and everyone fishes salmon,trout and steelhead with some sturgeon and shad thrown in. Bass gets little respect. I'm so all alone.

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I am definitely the minority in my office. My boss likes to bass fish and I used to fish tournaments with another co worker but he was moved to our tampa office. Most of my co workers think I just sit on my boat all weekend, drink beer and wait for the bobber to go under. I've tried to explain to them but they don't understand.

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i have my brotherinlaw as my fishing buddy others think im nuts cause i fish 7 days a week im in ma

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Well, I'm not a guy but I am the only one in my work circle who fishies for anything. It is frustrating to have no one to talk to, other than hubby at home. I get a good bit of razzing about it too. I am in south central Kentucky and there are tons of bass fisherman around, just none in the professional environment in which I work.

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i am in ma and fish alone most of the time and always going for bass

people i work with do fish but they all saltwater fish

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Let's just say that when I leave for the day someone would ask what I'm doing after work: "I'm going to take the dog for a walk". Their response is always: "oh, what's your dog's name?"..."Zara" or "Rapala" or "Sammy", depending on which I plan to use.

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One other guy at my work fishes, but he only fishes for panfish. I am alone when it comes to bass fishing. I live in Indiana.

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Out of 63 employees here at work only 2 of us bass fish, at lunch that is the topic of our conversations every day, we fortunatly get to fish together from time to time.

I live in Va.

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I live in southern Louisiana. You could go outside blindfolded, throw a rock, and chances are it will land in a bayou.

All the guys at work from the area have been fishing before. Most of them have boats but are what I call "meat fisherman". They target sacalait (aka crappie) and catfish. Only two of the workers in my area of the plant are bass fisherman. One actually owns two tackle companies, fishes tournaments nearly every weekend, and usually comes in 1st or 2nd. We talk about bass fishing a lot and he mentors me on bass fishing techniques.

I bass fish probably 80% of the time. The other 20% is when I'm trying to catch fish to eat. Around here lots of people fish, and there is no shortage of bass fisherman.

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Lets see....My father in law and i go every week. Out of all of my friends i have 1 who goes without me having to invite him. My parents too, but only on vacation like once a year and they dont care what they catch. At my job i have 1 co worker who goes but he throws minnows and will catch whatever bites.

I think i am the lone BASS fisher of everyone I know meaning when i go it is for Bass and Bass ONLY. I will throw a rattle trap in some schooling sandies for fun until the school is gone but when im at the lake i am huntin for hawgs. Im in the great state of Texas.

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At my job most of my co_workers bass fish. I work at BPS in the fishing dept. Oh well, what would you expect.

Hootie,

Cincinnati, by the way.

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Im in Al. And even though I work with a bunch of country roughnecks none of them bass fish as far as I know. Every now and then youll hear one of them talking bout getting drunk while waiting on the bobber to dance. But no bass fishing.

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Most folks around here (Colorado) are into trout and walleye fishing so I've never had a single coworker who was into bass fishing. One of the guys I used to work with asked me what kind of beer I drink while I'm sitting on the bank waiting for the fish to bite. I told him that's not the kind of fishing I do and that if I drank beer every time I went fishing I'd be an alcoholic for sure.

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I'm in MN, so us bass guys are definitely a minority.

Vast majority of serious fishermen in MN that I meet are mostly either walleye or muskie guys.

Most of the muskie guys I know were former bass guys that eventually moved on to a much bigger/more exciting catch. I think they also have the easiest crossover because it's so similar to bass fishing (especially topwater).

What's amazing to me, having had a number of them pop up to my boat, is that they are completely fearless...they will swim right up to your boat and look at you without a fear in their eye. Or they come up and attack your figure 8 swirl at the end of a cast directly 3 ft under your boat.

Unbelievable fish.

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I'm in norhtern IL. I grew up in a fishing family, but myself and my son are the bass fishermen. The rest of the family, live and dead, are multispecies fishermen. As far as work, boss is a salmon guy, and one other coworker is a live bait guy for whatever he catches.. My buddies that hunt are walleye fishermen.

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Well, you're not alone. We're here in Washington state as well. Yes, the guy who built this site is in Washington. Go figure!

So I completely understand your frustration with the inability to find any decent tackle stores; or finding boat dealerships that know how to work on high performance engines, let alone the unique issues of bass boats (such as fluid-filled trailer bearings).

BUT, on the flip side, there's relatively little competition for bass fishing. Most lakes have little pressure - even the more popular lakes like Moses, Potholes, Banks, Washington, etc. have relatively light pressure. Here in WA, if you pass somebody on the road towing a bass boat, you probably know them.

Now go to the Southeast U.S., where's there's seemingly a bass boat in every driveway, and you'll find 200+ bass boats on a lake during the week! It's nuts. Stranger still is to find boat launches were ONLY bass boats area allowed to use.

Aside from the horrible mismanagement of our warmwater fisheries, I've come to enjoy the relatively obscurity bass fishing enjoys in WA.

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All 8 of my co workers bass fish now, thanks to a little encouragement. Virginia

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I custom make saltwater fishing rods for a living in a tackle shop. I am the only person that's a bass fisherman. Everyone else is that old school saltwater only fishermen type who generally dislike bass fishermen. If you don't own a boat that can get you to Martha's Vineyard in a 20mph Northeast wind blowing over Buzzards Bay then you don't belong on the water.

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I have a co-worker and a couple of friends that bass fish. It's not as popular here in the Jacksonville area, there are lots more saltwater fisherman.

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In SW PA. I'm one of the only ones in my group of friends, and family, that fishes, period. I'm the oddball by far, not sure how it happened. Most friends are "yuppies" who will only golf and go to sporting events or concerts for the most part.

I've got a few friends that will go fishing here and there, but I'm the only obssesed bass fisherman. I fish Erie a lot and it seems even there (PA section), 90% of the fishing boats I see are targetting Perch or Walleye. It doesn't even seem like people fish for fun or sport, it's all about catching limits for food. Even the trout folks I'm acquainted with only seem interested in fish as "food."

Fine by me, but I do wish I knew more people willing to drop everything and spend a weekend chasing smallies. Or a whole week's vacation, as I try to do.

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I'm retired in So. MD now so my social circle has diminished dramatically, none of my neighbors fish and when I talk about it I get a lot of head nodding but no takers; hello, I can't even get my wife on the boat much less take her fishing - what a disappointment that discovery was after marriage.

My favorite ramp on the Potomac sees a lot of tournament action, but meeting someone is difficult, arriving anglers are focused toward getting on the water, coming off the water their focused on getting home. On the water meetings are difficult as anglers are mostly from out of the area. I could use some tips in this department, I'm thinking on advertising "Fishing Partner Wanted Call 555-222-1234" on the side of my truck.

Now I'm depressed. I have a lot of friends, but no one to spend my time with. Retirement SUCKS!

I'm starting to *** Glenn, has a wife that's a good angler, lives in a beautiful area, and no fishing pressure. What more can a guy want. ;)

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In my family I am the only one who fishes. I bass fish,and ice fish for bluegills. My wife gets it, and my kids do as well. But every one else thinks fishing is drowning worms under bobbers for hour on end while you chug beers. My grandfather used to fish...........but he was the worm drowner/beer guzzler type.

At work, no one fishes, but one guy is as sick in the head for deer hunting as I am for fishing, so he gets it.

I try not to make too many friends LOL, but the few I have some fish, some don't.

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I am curious by nature. Are you a minority or even the lone guy in your work or social circle that fishes for bass ? Almost 70 % of my co-workers hunt and most fish but none fishes for bass. When/if you respond, if you choose to, let me know what state your in. I'm in Washington and everyone fishes salmon,trout and steelhead with some sturgeon and shad thrown in. Bass gets little respect. I'm so all alone.

hahaha, 70% of your co-workers hunt, most of them fish, and you are alone??

i have 2 fishing friends, one of them used to fish before he knew me, the other one is friend of us both, and we invited him once and he liked it so he bought an inexpensive baitcasting combo and thats it, he uses all of our tackle...

the 3 of us also hunt, but they had never grabbed a rifle until i introduced them to the sport....

besides those 2 friends, i have no hunting or fishing friends, relatives, acquaintances, enemies, etc.... my father was the one who introduced me to the outdoors, to fishing and hunting, but he quit some time ago... i invite him fishing sometimes, but i dont know what happened to him that he doesnt seems to enjoy it much.... and hunting he quit altogether....

so, at school, work, or family, i dont know anyone else who enjoys fishing, except the people i have met while fishing, and those are only a handful....

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When it comes to my command I am the go-to bass fisherman, all others like saltwater more...just not my thing.

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With the exception 1 BR member (and we were snook fishing) I don't know anyone that bass fishes. Every one I know only fishes saltwater.

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