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  1. 1. Would you rather

    • Catch a personal best and not catch another bass for three months
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    • Catch a lot of fish over the next 3 months but none remotely close to a big bass or your personal best
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What's more important to you - catching a big bass or just catching bass in general?

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Isn't it obvious ?

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A-Jay

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Give up 3 months not topping my PB, it's been 21 years since I caught mine....I give up 3 years in a heart beat to catch a 20 lb bass.

Tom

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23 minutes ago, WRB said:

Give up 3 months not topping my PB, it's been 21 years since I caught mine....I give up 3 years in a heart beat to catch a 20 lb bass.

Tom

Would love to hear the story of your pb. 19.3lbs right?

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No brainer p.b.   good chance I may never beat my p.b. of 11.4

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Personal best means very little to me. I never weigh fish so I have no idea what my personal even weighed or even which fish was my personal best. 

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catching a P.B.,cause anything bigger and I could die a very happy man. not that I wanna go anytime soon..........

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My PB is 6 pounds. I've gotten a few like it since. I'm much happier catching 10-20 in an outing over a couple real good ones. I'll take *** pounders all day and be perfectly content. 

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At first it seemed like a tough choice, but I would take the PB. Theres a lot of other kinds of fish I can catch for the 3 months in Florida!!?

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PB, not even close. I caught my PB over a decade ago. I'd settle for a new Kansas PB for that matter. Still haven't ever broken the 8lb mark in my home state since coming up 2 ounces short almost 10 years ago. 

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Personal best here for sure.  The ice will almost be here in 3 months.  It will be time to get the bow out and fling arrows!!

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If I got skunked for three months I'd quit fishing  . 

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For me, getting skunked for three months would mean not catching anything on about 60 or 70 consecutive trips.  As much as I would like to say that I'd take the pb, it would be more fun to keep on catching instead.  Now if I had a monster for a pb like WRB, that would be a different story.

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Dang can't believe it's been 10 yrs!

 

But in that 10 yrs I've caught 15 double digits with 4 of those within striking distance of 12.8#.

 

I don't wanna play ;)

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5 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

Would love to hear the story of your pb. 19.3lbs right?

It's on this site somewhere.

Tom

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Since the question is hypothetically speaking anyways, I would rather catch bass for the next 3 months. My PB is only between 2-3lbs so there's a good chance of still topping that or at at least tying it. I agree with @scaleface, if I didn't catch anything for 3 months I would quit fishing or at least seriously consider it.

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My PB (smallmouth) is pictured in my avatar. That was January 2005.  Still hunting for 12 lbs 1 oz.

 

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Personal best...

Deep down Isn't that the real reason we spend the time and money we do?

If not then why do we even care about what we use, or where and when we use it?

 

If we didn't care about catching the big one, we would still be useing cane poles with a worm on the end, falling asleep leaning on a tree.

 

 

 

Mike 

 

 

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Well I'd say just catch a bunch of fish. Unless the pb just so happened to be my 5th keeper on Sept 2nd. In which case I'd be 5k to the good and would happily not catch a bass for 3 months and focus on killing ole mossy with my bow 

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18 hours ago, Koz said:

What's more important to you - catching a big bass or just catching bass in general?

 

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one big momma is worth a year of dinks.

 

Not my PB, but my second largest, still trying to break my 6.6 kg PB mark.

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PB then target crappie and pike 

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It really depends of what the circumstances of not catching another bass for 3 months is.

 

If you catch your PB & then in the excitement, trip & bonk your head, putting you in a coma for 3 months, then it would be worth it.

 

However, if you catch your PB right in front of a gypsy & she whispers "skunk for 3 months" in your direction, I would have to choose the other.  Can you imagine trip after trip, cast after cast without catching even a single bass?  Heck, 3 hours without catching a bass is misery, 3 months would lead to dementia.  You'd be doubting your skills, spending thousands on new gear to break the slump, even breaking out the helicopter lure to give it a shot.  Imagine the frustration when the kid with the Barbie pole catches a bass right in front of you and you haven't grabbed a lip in 3 months.  Chilling!!

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19 minutes ago, OCdockskipper said:

It really depends of what the circumstances of not catching another bass for 3 months is.

 

If you catch your PB & then in the excitement, trip & bonk your head, putting you in a coma for 3 months, then it would be worth it.

 

However, if you catch your PB right in front of a gypsy & she whispers "skunk for 3 months" in your direction, I would have to choose the other.  Can you imagine trip after trip, cast after cast without catching even a single bass?  Heck, 3 hours without catching a bass is misery, 3 months would lead to dementia.  You'd be doubting your skills, spending thousands on new gear to break the slump, even breaking out the helicopter lure to give it a shot.  Imagine the frustration when the kid with the Barbie pole catches a bass right in front of you and you haven't grabbed a lip in 3 months.  Chilling!!

My personal version of hell 

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