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I was out in the garage today messing with tackle and the boat and stuff. I got to thinking, my fishing style matches my personality. I am impatient and always have to be busy or doing something. I am a horrible worm dragger and not a very good finesse fishermen. I fish jigs faster than most people, and throw swimbaits and other moving lures.I am always moving, when im working a spot, im thinking of where im going to move next. Its my downfall as a fisherman, but its my personality and cant change it. Does your personality match your fishing style?

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I was out in the garage today messing with tackle and the boat and stuff. I got to thinking, my fishing style matches my personality. I am impatient and always have to be busy or doing something. I am a horrible worm dragger and not a very good finesse fishermen. I fish jigs faster than most people, and throw swimbaits and other moving lures.I am always moving, when im working a spot, im thinking of where im going to move next. Its my downfall as a fisherman, but its my personality and cant change it. Does your personality match your fishing style?

X's 2. Didn't think about it til you posted this but yeah. Im pretty much the same as you. Impatient. Worms and jigs are just too slow for me. I can fish em if I have too but I usually get bored after a few minutes and tie on a moving bait and Im always walking up and down the shoreline looking for a better spot.

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I'm the same way. I have ADD and it really wrecks my finesse fishing I listen to music sometimes to pass the time and/or drink soda to concentrate.

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I'm a little slow, so yeah, I guess that matches my personality. :laugh5:

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Finesse simply means Precission presentations, it doesn't mean slow fishing! Aaron Martins is one of the best finesse bass fisherman on the planet and he has ADD and learned to concentrate on the details that make finesse presentations affective.

The classic A personality is driven to make changes, tinker with their tackle and try lots of techniques, whereas the B personality tends to follow instructions dot to dot and be satisfied with a lure or presentation that worked ounce.

Tom

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When i said finesse i was thinking of working a Senko at an extremely slow pace.

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I think just about everything I do matches my personality. I just kind of mosey along doing a little of this, a little of that. I can fish fast...if I have too, I can fish slow.....if I have to. I usually like to cover water,not running and gunning, but hitting several good spots during the day, baby sitting spots and soaking baits on them all day bugs me. Somedays I get things dialed in pretty good, somedays I don't. I don't get really excited about much. Big fish, cashing or winnng tournaments get me a little pumped, slow days, bad tournaments bum me out a little. But I just keep at it either way. People are what frustrate me the most. I have about zero tolerance for jerks on the water. I tend to make freinds on the water pretty easy though, and I like to see my friends do well, and help them as much as I can, but I have really learned the past few months how that has kind of burned me a little.

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Never thought of this before. Tough call. I am just as happy catching fish with a jig, drop shot, or senko as I am on a swimbait, crankbait, or spinnerbait. I suppose I just want to succeed more than anything. Maybe I'm an A/B hybrid!

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Personality may influence ones fishing style.

However, regardless of an angler's particular personality type, one can still exercise the Self Disciple required to fish any technique effectively.

Anything else is simply an excuse.

A-Jay

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I'm pretty laid back and do everything slowly, probably why a jig or shakyhead are my favorite baits but I have no problem fishing fast either.

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I avoid slop and heavy vegetation when possible, nothing I dislike more than pulling up a 2# fish with 5# of weeds. Most of my fishing is done with exposed hooks on my lures, I don't mind too much cleaning them off after every cast. Most of the time I do not retrieve my lures with the reel, I move the baits with slow arm movement and reel up the slack, that's when I get a lot of strikes on that momentary pause. I know I may catch less fish that way, but I get more pleasure and I always have a topwater lure with me. I use pretty much the same technique in saltwater, except that I'm more tuned in to swimming baitfish, birds working and sightcasting is my technique of choice.

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I think A-Jay is right that discipline is needed to work a bait or technique that is not one we prefer. I do think finding your own style and mastering it, is the key to being extraordinary. KVD can, and does catch fish on a wide variety of techniques and baits, but he will find a crankbait bite if there is one to be found. Even though he is using a faster moving technique, he may spend an entire tournament carefully working a very small area. The point is he will adapt his favored style to the conditions as they happen.

Generally speaking, I am most comfortable working something bottom bumping and slow in deeper water. I enjoy trying to figure out exactly what the bottom structure is and how the fish are related to it. That suits my personality best. Someone else might accomplish the same thing with a deep diving crankbait. It's all good.

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Im a topwater nut and love fishing walk the dog baits. I like covering alot of water and seeing topwater explosions :grin:

But, i made it a goal this year to practice dropshot fishing and got pretty confident with it, im actually almost enjoying it as much as topwater.

Next year is jigs, lol.

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Not that I didn't know it but I rediscovered what goes against my fishing personality......jigs. I have never used a bass jig, used plenty of bucktails for bass and bucktails are my #1 lure for snook and tarpon. On my way home from the ocean, I stop by a canal put a bass jig and trailer on and I was bored to death before the jig hit the water on my first cast. I tortured myself for about 20 minutes, all the time I was looking for garbage can, switched to an xrap and suddenly it was heaven on earth.

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well i can't sit still, so i am constantly changing lures

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im an over thinker which tends to hurt me some days yea so alot of times i over think everything like im to deep oh im to shallow its overcast put on black and blue oh its sunny put on the watermellon colors lol stuff like that

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im an over thinker which tends to hurt me some days yea so alot of times i over think everything like im to deep oh im to shallow its overcast put on black and blue oh its sunny put on the watermellon colors lol stuff like that

I'm a thinker too, and I think some punctuation would make your post easier to read.

:eyebrows:

A-Jay

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I'm equal opportunity worm and jig, crankbait and top water guy so I'm not sure if my style(s) of fishing matches my personality...unless I have Multiple Personality Disorder :eyebrows:

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I stop by a canal put a bass jig and trailer on and I was bored to death before the jig hit the water on my first cast. I tortured myself for about 20 minutes, all the time I was looking for garbage can, switched to an xrap and suddenly it was heaven on earth.

X's 2. That sounds like me all over.

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snapback.pngSirSnookalot, on November 24 2012 - 09:50 AM, said:

I stop by a canal put a bass jig and trailer on and I was bored to death before the jig hit the water on my first cast. I tortured myself for about 20 minutes, all the time I was looking for garbage can, switched to an xrap and suddenly it was heaven on earth.

X's 2. That sounds like me all over.

I do jig fishing all the time with patience never being a problem, just can't get into it for freshwater fishing, despite the payoff that can be had. I feel pretty much the same about using plastic worms. I am going to give it another shot, I know there are fish in both my canal and my private ponds, see if I can get some more enjoyment out of it.

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Though you may not know by just meeting me, I'm very methodical and meticulous when I do things. I work better when going slow. So it fits that soft plastics are my favorites.

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Finesse simply means Precission presentations, it doesn't mean slow fishing! Aaron Martins is one of the best finesse bass fisherman on the planet and he has ADD and learned to concentrate on the details that make finesse presentations affective.

The classic A personality is driven to make changes, tinker with their tackle and try lots of techniques, whereas the B personality tends to follow instructions dot to dot and be satisfied with a lure or presentation that worked ounce.

Tom

Yep, that sounds like me border line A and B but only when fishin,

I can slow down and hit an area pretty good but will tinker while doin it.

Mike

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I am fidgety and a have a short attention span. However I hate crankbaits and power fishing. For me I would match rather fish a weightless soft plastic, a jig/t-rig, or drop shot. What does this say about my personality vs my fishing style...I don't know, perhaps I have multiple personalities! Ha!

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I am kind of laid back, and I do like to work jigs and plastics slow. However, I can really burn a spinner or crankbait when I need too.

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Im upbeat, I fish the same way

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