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What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting or getting back into bass fishing?

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Slow down. Simplify. Focus. Check your line/knot. 

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Study the lake/pond/stream/river you'll be fishing. Contour maps are a must but also pay attention to the plant growth both in the water and on the shore.

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Fish more, read less, oh wait that's two pieces of advice, in that case just read less.

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Keep your line wet!  And come here often. :P

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Dont get discouraged . If you like fishing then   good times will come with more experience . 

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The bite moves... the fish don't 😉

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Learn the habitat of the bass and fish as often as you can.

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Troll Spoon Plugs.

Tom

PS, don't ask on April 1st!

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There's more than one..😜

 

When you need to slow down and you think you did...You didn't. 

 

Let the fish tell you what they want...

 

When it gets tough, fish your strengths. 

 

Color and/or scent doesn't always matter. 

 

You dont need 500.00 rods and 300.00 reels to be successful. 

 

Read and listen to everything and everyone you can,

But always remember...

Nothing replaces time on the water.  

 

 

 

Mike

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Free your mind, and the fish will follow, be color blind and don't fish so shallow.

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Go as often as humanly possible! 

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Location, location, location.

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Keep it simple and have fun.

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Fish with people more experienced than you.

5 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

Location, location, location.

x1,000,000

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You will get skunked, don't quit, keep fishing, never stop! ;)

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16 hours ago, reason said:

Fish more, read less, oh wait that's two pieces of advice, in that case just read less.

Practice more.

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Patience.

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There is no replacement for time on the water.......period.  

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Learn how to fish a Texas rigged plastic worm.

FM

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Ask questions that pertain to fish location and presentation speed rather than; what did you catch them on, or what color bait were you using? That will focus you on what the fish are doing, which is way more important to becoming a successful angler.

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10% of the water holds 90% of the fish.  

Learn where bass will be seasonally and most importantly, why they are there.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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My advice is: buy all of your tackle, baits, rods, reels, line, plastics, new boat and motor, all boating accessories and all maps plus subscribe to all of the magazines you can before you get married.

 

Just a word from experience.

 

You are welcome. :D

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It's better to be good at a few techniques than average at a lot. This will help you find your strengths and become confident in them. 

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