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There are few things that get me up at 5am faster than knowing I have a day of fishing ahead of me. I consider myself a new guy, I've only been passionately bass fishing for about 3 years now, I didnt grow up in an area where there were lakes and rivers to fish. It wasn't until I joined the military and moved around that I found this new passion of mine. Being out on the water with no one around, watching the steam lift from the water in the early morning, calms me and relaxes me more than anything else in the world. Fishing is my release after a long week, fishing takes me away from all the negativity in this world. Feeling the pull at the end of my line not knowing what is there, or how big it is, is something that gets my heart pumping every time. The challenge of tricking a predator into biting my presentation is an addiction, and with every fish I learn something new. I look forward to many many more years on the water. What drives you to spend hours on the water, fishing, learning, living?

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What motivates me the most in bass fishing is catching big bass in highly pressured areas and knowing I was able to trick a smarter than average bass to bite my lure. This desire to catch big bass is my fuel to bass fish year after year,decade after decade. 

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It's challenging and exciting. And I know that it will never stop being challenging. There will always be more to learn and there will always be a new spot I could fish. I'll never get bored of it.

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This is a great question. When I think on it, I'm not really sure. I love being outside and just really enjoy the water. I'm definitely a fisher, and not a catcher, meaning that while I rarely skunk, I don't mind casting for hours on end even if the bite is slow. I've got some buddies that only like catching, not "fishing". I'm glad that I enjoy the process...

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The challenge, and the amazing feeling of reeling one in. Grew up on the gulf. Also lived with my grandmother who had a pond on her property and in the country there wasn't much else to do. 

Now why I bass fish? Because it's extremely addicting and I have an addicting personality. It's one of the better addictions to have

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It's Nature's challenge. It's Nature's 3-D chess match. Coupled with the beautiful views and relaxation. What's not to love?!

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I grew up in Texas bass fishing.

I gave it up for a few years while away, and when I came home I was diagnosed with PTSD.

By accident I found that something Id been doing most of my life was actually a form of therapy. Calming, quiet, a challenge, and just downright fun.

I spend 1-3 days a week in a kayak, chasing these d**n fish by myself and it has an amazing calming effect with every other aspect of my life. Now Im getting my oldest son involved, and I thank God for what bass fishing has done for my family and I.

Tight lines!

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Why do I fish?

Im married, with children...

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2016 at 9:00 PM, Luna2406 said:

There are few things that get me up at 5am faster than knowing I have a day of fishing ahead of me. I consider myself a new guy, I've only been passionately bass fishing for about 3 years now, I didnt grow up in an area where there were lakes and rivers to fish. It wasn't until I joined the military and moved around that I found this new passion of mine. Being out on the water with no one around, watching the steam lift from the water in the early morning, calms me and relaxes me more than anything else in the world. Fishing is my release after a long week, fishing takes me away from all the negativity in this world. Feeling the pull at the end of my line not knowing what is there, or how big it is, is something that gets my heart pumping every time. The challenge of tricking a predator into biting my presentation is an addiction, and with every fish I learn something new. I look forward to many many more years on the water. What drives you to spend hours on the water, fishing, learning, living?

First Off ~ Thank You for your Service.

Secondly - I'll say that I feel much the same way.

And Lastly - If you haven't been doing it already, I'd like to encourage you (and every bass angler), if the opportunity is there, go bass fishing at Night.  It's a way to take this great sport to the next level.  All of the feelings & excitement your senses experience during the day will be heightened & Stimulated in a whole new way.  The first few times out, ones intestinal fortitude is tested a bit, but after that, Night Ops will take your angling to a place you never thought possible when fishing only day light hours.

:ph34r:

A-Jay

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hi, my name is lo. i am a fishaholic.

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Loving the outdoors for one thing. Second is the challenge to persuade a fish to bite your lure. Third, the calming effect of floating on the water, water in itself is a calming source. Fourth, the added friendship you can and will enjoy oif you take another person with you. Fifth, the high of pulling in that fish and winning to fight to boat him, then releasing him back into the water to fight again.

Of course you just have to like or love the total aspect of fishing for so many reason already listed above. Like why people like hunting, racing cars, playing checkers, anything I guess we can call a hobby.

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12 hours ago, Luna2406 said:

Why do you fish?

Ours not to reason why, ours but to fish and die....

 

I am not really the contemplative sort.....If I haven't been fishing for more than about 36 hours, I start getting antsy...I don't even realize it....sometimes not until my wife says "you better go fishing or you're going to drive me nuts"

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I just love the whole fishing experience.  I am also one of those guys who can cast for hours without a fish or a bite and be perfectly content.  A tug on the line will add to the experience, but NOT catching a fish certainly doesn't detract from it.

Everyone is different though. I fish with a buddy in his boat occasionally and if we don't catch fish he thinks the day was a total loss.  On the other hand he can sit in his tree stand from sun up to sun down without seeing a deer and still love the experience.

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Same reason I hunt. I live to be outdoors and I love the challenge of catching bass and shooting big bucks. I also find nature to be extremely calming and reflect upon life. I also find time to talk to GOD and find I can appreciate the world HE created much better then staring at a pew in front of me.

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I found bass fishing while recovering from a methamphetamine addiction 2 years ago. Needed something to do to fill my time so I picked it up on a whim. Found out I enjoyed the never ending learning process and pure fun, and now I'm addicted to bass fishing. Lol

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It's fun.  And that's because I think it taps into some genetic link to our hunter/gatherer past.

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Fishing has defined me for over 50 years. It is what I am.

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4 minutes ago, Crestliner2008 said:

Fishing has defined me for over 50 years. It is what I am.

That's Half a Century of Awesome right there.

:)

A-Jay

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That smile & the memories! ;)

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I love it... That's the only thing I could come up with....

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Grew up with it,Kept us kids out of trouble.Its a way of life now.Love bass fishing,Cant ever see life without it.

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