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Do we have a fishing superstition thread?

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I know there's lots out there. Let's here your best.

One of mine would be the first cast catch. 9 times out of 10 if I catch a fish on the first cast, I end up not catching another fish.

I've also heard about bananas on the boat.

LC

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I always bring the scale with me over anything else (besides a rod/reel obviously). Even if I'm only going to be fishing for 10 minutes from shore. The funny thing is, I seem to always catch a big one when I forget it, and of course....I have to give the fish the old eyeball test instead of getting an actual weight, which annoys me. Luckily I haven't caught a potential PB without having it. I also carry 2 sets of replacement batteries for it just in case.

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No superstitions for me

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If the cows are laying down the fish won't bite

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Lucky.jpg

It's power is Legendary ~

:)

A-Jay

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No superstitions when it comes to fishing for me.I put in my time on the water and the results follow.

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I fish a lake beside a golf course from shore, and every time I go I look for golf balls on the ground and in the water.  Every time I find one I have a great day, and the days I don't find any, it's a poor fishing day out there.  It's random, but it works for me.  I now have a truck bed full of golf balls

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No Bananas, nuff said. Carry-over from saltwater.

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10 hours ago, riverbasser said:

If the cows are laying down the fish won't bite

i really don't have any, but that's what my grandpa would always say!!

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Never heard about bananas. I won a kayak tourney last week with a banana peel in the back of the yak most of the day.

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I've had a lucky fishing hat for several years, never fish without it.  I just bought two new hats and am in the process of turning those into lucky fishing hats as well, by rubbing lots of fish slime on them!

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I wear a glove on my left hand when I fish.....BUT.....I won't put it on until I have the first fish in the boat.

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If I don't have an adult beverage opened I will not catch a fish. The carbonation in the beer must work as a poor mans hydrowave. 

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I agree with the first cast curse.

I also believe wind from the east fishings a beast. wind from the west fishings the best.

Oh, and if I see deer grazing its a good sign.

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29 minutes ago, Tracker22 said:

I agree with the first cast curse.

I also believe wind from the east fishings a beast. wind from the west fishings the best.

Oh, and if I see deer grazing its a good sign.

never heard it that way. round here the saying goes "wind from the east fish bite the least"

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Good luck hat

 

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I ask my wife to do a good luck fishing dance...i have yet to see it but when i shoot her a text to do the dance for me I end up catching a fish hahaha hey its only weird if it doesn't work. 

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These are my big ones

the first cast catch

If the cows are laying down the fish won't bite

if I see deer grazing its a good sign

and of course no bananas 

 

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Where did the banana thing come from?

Does avoiding going fishing with certain people count as a superstition if you always get skunked when they are around?

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5 hours ago, Torn Thumb said:

Where did the banana thing come from?

Does avoiding going fishing with certain people count as a superstition if you always get skunked when they are around?

I believe it comes from the "Banana Boat" days and something to do with the large spiders that tended to be in with them.

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I use to have that "first cast and making sure I didn't catch anything", but as time went on I had some great days when that happened.

These days, I really do not have one thing that stands out as taboo or something I try to avoid.

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