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I'm looking for guys to follow who teach about fishing especially since I am relatively new to fishing..

I don't have knowledge on how to use lures but have a little arsenal building now, not a lot of success so I don't know if I'm working them right..  

Anyone to follow from up north in Canada as our water is a bit different then those I tend to watch out of Texas. .  Ontario has slightly different weather then Texas lol.

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Watch Carl Kalonka on The Extreme Angler. He fishes mostly Canadian (Ontario) lakes, except for his crappie shows which are mostly done in the US. His bass fishing episodes are great. You can find full episodes of his show on YouTube.

The Bass Resource  YouTube channel has a lot of good stuff too!

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if you're fishing in a colder region (like I am) pay attention to spring and fall finesse tactics, as they are generally better for targeting fish year round in the cold. also pay attention to smallmouth fishing tactics, as smallies are much more common up north.

read up on field and stream, bassmaster magazine, and the like

 

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Get to know those who actually fish your area. Join a club or find local fishing forums so you meet someone who can show you where to fish and what to use.  Reading or watching videos, will help, but actually fishing with someone who knows what they are doing can be much more effective. 

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6 hours ago, Scott F said:

Get to know those who actually fish your area. Join a club or find local fishing forums so you meet someone who can show you where to fish and what to use.  Reading or watching videos, will help, but actually fishing with someone who knows what they are doing can be much more effective. 

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There really is no substitute for time on the water. Youtube videos will help you to a certain extent and are beneficial. However, your area and how you fish will show what works and what doesn't work for you. You will learn far more by doing than by reading and watching. Im always amazed how two guys can fish with the same lure, line, depth,area, etc and one guy will catch more than the other. It is because one guy learned how to do something a little different than the other guy.   

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48 minutes ago, BiteFiend said:

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There really is no substitute for time on the water. Youtube videos will help you to a certain extent and are beneficial. However, your area and how you fish will show what works and what doesn't work for you. You will learn far more by doing than by reading and watching. Im always amazed how two guys can fish with the same lure, line, depth,area, etc and one guy will catch more than the other. It is because one guy learned how to do something a little different than the other guy.   

Good point. Pilots wont be flying planes because they watched a YouTube video or read the manual. There are a ever lasting long list of things that reading and watching YouTube will possibly assist you as a tool but that is where it stops. When it comes down to it there really is no substitute for time on the water. Its like trying to explain how a bite or strike feels. It ain't happening on the internet no matter how hard someone tries to explain it until your holding your rod and the fish is hitting your bait you wont know. 

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Very good points guys... I get out as much as possible I love the time on the water far more then youtube ;) just curious if there was guys watched which helped more then others.

Like I said Ontario is a little different then Texas ;) and was curious if there was a more local youtubber I could follow..  I think their tips would be more beneficial 

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I watch whoever I see bass fishing out on the lake.  They might be fishing a bait, or a rig, that I haven't thought of.

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Aaron Wiebe - Uncut Angling; Canadian, multi-species, entertaining and educational. Start with their recent "39 hours" series, the best angling concept I've watched online in a long time.

-T9

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6 hours ago, B1gD4ddy said:

Very good points guys... I get out as much as possible I love the time on the water far more then youtube ;) just curious if there was guys watched which helped more then others.

Like I said Ontario is a little different then Texas ;) and was curious if there was a more local youtubber I could follow..  I think their tips would be more beneficial 

Lunkers TV and Lake Fork Guy both are Texas YouTubers 

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Billy Dance

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22 hours ago, jtharris3 said:

Watch Carl Kalonka on The Extreme Angler. He fishes mostly Canadian (Ontario) lakes, except for his crappie shows which are mostly done in the US. His bass fishing episodes are great. You can find full episodes of his show on YouTube.

The Bass Resource  YouTube channel has a lot of good stuff too!

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7 hours ago, Team9nine said:

Aaron Wiebe - Uncut Angling; Canadian, multi-species, entertaining and educational. Start with their recent "39 hours" series, the best angling concept I've watched online in a long time.

-T9

Got to it before I could chime in.

 

Love Uncut Angling and I have watched all of their videos and I will never fish for a lake trout or Muskie.  I'm personally responsible for like 65 of the monster crappie ice fishing video views; can't get enough of that one.

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Paul Elias has a a couple of real good videos that I  rented at the video store   , remember those .That was back in the 80's .

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I have watched quite a few videos and listened to people telling how to catch fish and in some of those videos, I did not see the "expert" catch any fish.  

I like to watch Major League Fishing and see what the people catching fish, and winning, are using and how and where they use that specific lure.  After while, you start seeing that quite a few of the people catching fish are using only a few different lures.  It looks to me like the best of the best are winning because they found the fish while others were still searching for fish.

Makes me think about throwing away about 90% of my tackle that I've never caught anything on.

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I like greg hackney. he does a lousiana sportsman show that's pretty good. he's entertaining and maybe the best jig fisherman out there.

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If you have a bass club in your area, talk to them. A lot of the guys are more than willing to give some tips and tricks on every subject about fishing. Other than that, extreme angler is fantastic for information. 

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Fishing before the internet. We're talking the mid to late fifties, it was my older brother, my mentor. Gadabout Gaddis with his float plane flying into no access bodies of water in Maine on sundaynites. It was Jerry Mckinnis on Saturday mornings. Then Bill Dance, Hank Parker, Roland Martin, the Dime Store Fisherman and any bassmaster shows.

Now comes the internet. Bass Resource Guide and it upped my knowledge even further. There is no limit on how good you can be. But my older brother who first took me fishing started it all. We fished and hunted together.  

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I watch my line. I've learned if it moves I catch em. If it doesn't I switch spots till it does. 

 

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When you're on the water look at everything and listen - particularly in bodies of water with vegetation you'll be surprised how much your ears can tell you about what's going on.

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I just tried to soak up as much as I could from anywhere when I got serious about fishing, then tried it on the water until I felt I was reasonably proficient at it. Mostly trial and error though. Fishing shows, magazines and books are great places to start, it's exactly what I did, but then you have to work at making what you read or watched work when you actually fish.

Even little things, like "are schools of fish busting the surface like they are being attacked?" and "where are the Herons along the shoreline, because they eat the same fish the bass do" and "did it rain recently, ok, so where does the creek feed into this lake because that water is probably going to get stirred up which will stir up the bait and the fish might be feeding there or near there."

All stuff I picked up from some comment or other while watching a video that I have applied to my own fishing and had some success with.

 

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