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Why do you fish for bass?

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I grew up fishing for table fare. I can't point to anything specific other than I love to fish. I honestly didn't choose those Green fish, they chose me. I know that sounds cliche but it's very clear I was going to bass fish.

 

It was and still is today a thrill to catch bass. If my wife wants to I will pan fish and like to see her smile.BUT for me it's that Green fish that drives me! 

 

Lastly, the older I have gotten the more I cherish every trip and all the sights, sounds, and memories. I never take any trip for granted.

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my grandfather had 7 ponds in southern Iowa loaded with huge bass.

I started fishing for them when I was 12 years old and was instantly addicted.

I moved up to tournament fishing  Iowa lakes and the Mississippi river, when I was in my twenties.

Now I just bass fish the local Kansas lakes and reservoirs for fun.

 

After 43 years of bass fishing, I still get an adrenaline rush, when I hook a big fish. 

That is why I fish for bass.

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13 hours ago, Tennessee Boy said:

There is no drumresource.com,  and there are no drum tournaments that I'm aware of

We happen to have red drum and speckled seatrout tournaments on the Ga Coast. Just saying...

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Why do I fish for bass? Because shooting them would be wrong...……...just WRONG!

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It’s fun and exciting , the adrenaline pump when you get a huge hawg on the other line. It’s relaxing to get out on the water at 5 am , before anyone is out, before the animals wake up, before the day starts and just watch the sunrise. It’s easier to target bass than other species for me and bc it’s what my fiancé’s brkther got me into.  He is a huge huge fisherman and now he is fighting for his life with leukemia so I fish for him 

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It's fun.

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I am new to the forum and would like to know other bass fisherman's reasons for bass fishing and if they can relate to my 5 reasons. Here is a link to my 5 reasons. (1) I love the scenery. (2) It's a challenge. (3) Triggering different bass strikes.  (4) I'm passionate about bass fishing. (5) It's therapeutic. I would love to hear you all's reasons for bass fishing or fishing in general. I look forward to having a great conversation about this topic and future topics with all in the future. I love fishing and it's something I try to do everyday.....

 

 

 

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i have to go with 5 It's therapeutic. also 2 it is and can be a challenge. also you can travel and do it. their are strippers in the oceans that are a challenge also. 

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I have to admit, growing up in New England I fished saltwater my entire life. My father and I always clowned on bass fishing saying it was easy, and that it required no skill. Additionally, bass fishing just simply is not as popular in New England as it is in other parts of the country.

 

 

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On ‎6‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 8:43 PM, BuzzHudson19c said:

Because trout are sissy fish!!!

Agreed but man are they fun to catch on a fly rod

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On 6/10/2018 at 5:47 PM, OCdockskipper said:

I fish for bass because it is an active pursuit, going to the fish instead of waiting for them to come to you.  It is more challenging than fishing for bluegill, but not hours of tedium like fishing for muskie.  There are different techniques and the fish change their moods often, so you are rewarded when you figure out the puzzle.  They are a curious fish, not as spooky as carp but won't bite just anything.  Even an average sized fish will put on a fight and often an acrobatic show, but the fight isn't something that requires physical therapy at the end of the day.  They are hardier than trout, but do require some attention on your part when releasing alive.  A large specimen will literally take your breath away when their massive head breaks the surface of the water.  Most important, any fish that you can land by grabbing their mouth is just too cool.

Sums up my thoughts exactly.  I have fished for lots of different species, but I most prefer being an active participant in a dynamic, challenging pursuit. 

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I didn't watch the video, but I bass fish for two reasons,

cause I enjoy it, and to catch bass.

The whole commeraderie, socializing, watching sunrises, commuting with nature thing I can do without a fishing rod.

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I don't fish exclusively for bass. I like to fish year around so I kind of have a schedule that I follow every year.

 

January-February, ice fishing for trout and panfish

March-Walleye fishing rivers, trout fishing

April-May, crappie and bluegill, bass once the bite picks up in Mid-May

June-August, Bass and Catfish

September-November, Bass and Walleye

December-Walleye, early ice fishig

 

Some of the reasons I fish for Bass

 

-Enjoy being outside and nature

-I like getting on Google Earth, searching out new ponds, looking for spots on a pond that might be productive, look at the wind direction and how it will be blowing that particular day on a body of water

-I enjoy the challenge of catching them on different lures, learning new techniques

-I enjoy the pursuit of the trophys

 

 

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On 6/10/2018 at 2:42 AM, Catt said:

Cause

 

I love fishing in the spring

Spinner baits with a fling

 

I love pitching in the brush

Rat-L-Traps in a rush

 

I love that big bump

When you flip by a stump

 

I love flying across the lake

The sound a 2 stroke makes

 

I love fishing in grass

Kicking bass's @$$

 

I love hawgs on a bed

Trying to hit em on the head

 

 

 

 

And I love twins! 😉

Somebody sems to be channeling Dr Suess.

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