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Slone the older I get the more boring and uneventful a appeals to me! Generally speaking, eventful costs me money...

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27 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Seems everybody's an expert fisherman nowadays posting their fishing exploits on youtube.

Just an observation. 

Especially before, during & immediately after the Spawn - and then it really seems to taper off quite a bit until about mid-September.

btw - I'm definitely in that crowd . .

:)

A-Jay

 

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Yea there's a lot of fishing going on...not much catching!

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Well glad you guys shared that. :) I don't feel as bad for last Saturday. I didn't get skunked but it sure was slow. And I had on and off again cloud cover with a light wind I was thinking it was going to be awesome.

Got on the water went to one of my better points to the drop off threw a little old Zoom utail motor oil chartreuse tail worm and it was on they literally ripped it's tail off and finally I set the hook in a roughly 2# LM. The next 8hrs my partner hooked a 11inch LM but other than that the fish were holding steady nothing seemed to perk their interest. 

I chalked it up to learning and it was very nice out there temp wise so no loss enjoying nature. 

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Expert and whitwolf don't go In the same sentence. :)

Now If you master the art of simply getting out and enjoying the water time whether you're fishing or catching I might just make It there!

Kmac, well stated!

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I prefer the unboxing videos myself....nothing cooler than seeing somebody open up tackle.  

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There aren't a ton of YouTube fishing guys I really follow in terms of serious fishing advice, keepinitreel and tac.tical.bassin are probably my favorites. Matt has some great advice and keepinitreel is nice because he is a northeast angler like me.

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1 hour ago, flyfisher said:

I prefer the unboxing videos myself....nothing cooler than seeing somebody open up tackle.  

 

The bane of my existence right there.  

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1 minute ago, Master Bait'r said:

 

The bane of my existence right there.  

"And here we have X Plastic worm from XYZ Company in, oh hold on, let me check.......green pumpkin"

*Repeat 30 times*

 

Really boring IMO. The only time I like "unboxings" is if it is an unpackaging and review of a new lure, just to see if I might want to get it. 

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Even after editing, they are are still boring and uneventful.IMO.

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I wonder how many "Fishing Experts" can actually catch fish without using fancy gadets and fishing private lakes/ponds. 

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13 minutes ago, Brikon said:

I wonder how many "Fishing Experts" can actually catch fish without using fancy gadets and fishing private lakes/ponds. 

^This! Anyone can catch a decent bass on a boat with decent gear,let's see some of these "pros" fish from land on public waters and see how well they actually do.

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10 minutes ago, Brikon said:

I wonder how many "Fishing Experts" can actually catch fish without using fancy gadets and fishing private lakes/ponds. 

They will still be well ahead of the novice. They spend so much more time on water they can search without electronics. But they would gripe the whole time about not having them. ?

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All the fancy gadgets and gear make fishing more fun, but without knowledge and skill it is of little value in my opinion.  

I agree fishing public water that is heavily pressured generally requires greater skills. Of course plenty of video and good editing can even make guys like me and Slone look good!:lol:

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4 hours ago, slonezp said:

Seems everybody's an expert fisherman nowadays posting their fishing exploits and equipment reviews on youtube. The challenge of catching fish takes a backseat to gaining a following. Were it not for the editing process, their fishing trips would be just as boring an uneventful as mine

Just an observation. 

and yet we watch!

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1 hour ago, Rick Howard said:

They are better than hunting videos!  Lol.  

Ain't that the truth. I have absolutely no idea how that makes for good television. 

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I can't stand when I look for a review on youtube and someone unboxes the product for the first time, reads off of what the package/tag says and then say how much they like it. It's not a review it's a first impression

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Gosh.....sounds like l'm not missing much by going to utube.  I'll just stick to a little Bass Resource with my tea in the morning and call it good.  Well maybe a little Tackle Wharehouse too sometimes!!!

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I thought I was the only one. I subscribe to a few channels on YouTube, but none of them are fishing. There was even one pretty famous guy on these boards I used to follow, but I stopped since he seemed to deviate from his original excellent videos. I do from time to time re-watch them. 

It's up to anyone how far and what path they choose when they get serious about a hobby, but for me, I just like being outdoors at a time of day when most people are asleep and enjoying not listening to cars, music, people, or the clicking of a keyboard and mouse. 

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For the most part I agree with everyone here. It has gotten out of hand. People are putting anything and everything on youtube. I do however find it interesting the special effects and quality of some of the videos. People can do some cool stuff. But being new to bass fishing, my goal is to get as good as I can. I absolutely love the sport. I love everything about bass fishing. I always want to learn more. What I really want is to further my true knowledge of the large mouth and small mouth bass. Further and sharpen my skill set. I don't want to watch a video of someone's lucky catch. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing a huge bass caught. But my time spent is for my improvement. It's true, nothing beats experience.  Time on the water fishing is invaluable.  Teach me why you fish and area. Why that lure, why that retrieval etc. TV shows and videos with 85% brand pushing is a huge turnoff. I understand why they do it. But no offense, I don't care. I love fishing, the sport, the quality of life I get from doing it. 

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While some trips I hardly catch anything last saturday I was getting bites in ever 3/5 casts. One time I got four bites in 1 cast. Only problem was the average size was under 10 inches and the biggest was a 15 inch one that was super skinny. I was fishing a Stik-O and one cast a bass pulled it off the hook and while I was reeling the hook in a bass struck. The next day fishing was rather slow. I only caught a bunch of dinks. Some days are slow, Some day are really slow, and some days aren't slow.

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i can't get on youtube from my office and that's where i spend most all my time online.  sometimes i'm angry that i can't watch a video or two, but then most times i remember what garbage i watched on there the last time and i come right back to the forums....  probably blocked for a good reason i guess!

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