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I've reached out to a couple guys, but nothing panned out yet. So here's my call for help haha

 

My boat is in Roland Martin Marina waiting on backorder parts =( 

 

So I am stuck with just tourneys until after April. 

 

If anyone is in southern or central Florida and has an open backseat I would love to join you. I will of course chip for ice/gas ect. Just looking to get out on the water while i'm broke down. 

 

That's my plea for sanity, thank you! 😁

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Get yourself some shiners and hit a canal in south florida!

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On 3/11/2019 at 9:04 PM, ThirstyBalboa said:

Get yourself some shiners and hit a canal in south florida!

It's amazing how much water there is here and little of it I know. I'm down for some bank fishing with a fishing buddy too. I'll pass on the bait though haha. Just not my thing.

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You do not need a boat to catch bass in South/Central Florida and you can do very well if you put in the time needed. Focus on learning how to read the water, learn bass biology, and figure out which lures work best in the areas you fish. Good luck and have fun!

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1 hour ago, soflabasser said:

You do not need a boat to catch bass in South/Central Florida and you can do very well if you put in the time needed. Focus on learning how to read the water, learn bass biology, and figure out which lures work best in the areas you fish. Good luck and have fun!

Obviously. Fishing the bank is pretty lame, but I guess a necessity if it's the only option... 

 

Thanks, I even have a degree in Fisheries Science from PSU. I'll go reread my text books 😃

 

 

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7 hours ago, RobbyZ5001 said:

Obviously. Fishing the bank is pretty lame, but I guess a necessity if it's the only option... 

 

Thanks, I even have a degree in Fisheries Science from PSU. I'll go reread my text books 😃

 

 

You are entitled to your opinion about bank fishing. My opinion is that it is lame, a waste of time, and gas to catch a bunch of dinks on a boat but many people seem to enjoy doing it. I rather continue catching big bass from the bank (which is common for me) than waste my time on a boat with some random online fisherman catching ordinary dink bass that I can easily catch from the bank in any canal system near me. I also think its lame to only fish for bass and that is why I enjoy fishing for snook, grouper, sharks, and other fish from land and those saltwater fish put all black bass to shame. Good luck and looking towards to hearing a report of you catching a double digit bass, should be very easy with your fisheries degree. 

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Waiting on the right  wind direction and I’ll call you Rob.

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Dang someone has salt in their bass thumb! No need for a ford vs chevy contest about fishing from the bank or boat. Rob you are welcome to fish on the front of the boat with me anytime and we will go catch some "dinks" all day 😂

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11 hours ago, soflabasser said:

You are entitled to your opinion about bank fishing. My opinion is that it is lame, a waste of time, and gas to catch a bunch of dinks on a boat but many people seem to enjoy doing it. I rather continue catching big bass from the bank (which is common for me) than waste my time on a boat with some random online fisherman catching ordinary dink bass that I can easily catch from the bank in any canal system near me. I also think its lame to only fish for bass and that is why I enjoy fishing for snook, grouper, sharks, and other fish from land and those saltwater fish put all black bass to shame. Good luck and looking towards to hearing a report of you catching a double digit bass, should be very easy with your fisheries degree. 

Triggered hahaha 

 

That's a lot of bass hating from a guy on a bass centric forum. 🤣

 

Anyway, thanks for the input!

4 hours ago, SC53 said:

Waiting on the right  wind direction and I’ll call you Rob.

Sounds awesome to me man! I look forward to it for sure. 

14 minutes ago, Tyler Schmidt said:

Dang someone has salt in their bass thumb! No need for a ford vs chevy contest about fishing from the bank or boat. Rob you are welcome to fish on the front of the boat with me anytime and we will go catch some "dinks" all day 😂

lol don't tease me. I don't even mind getting skunked, just enjoy getting out. Fishing therapy. 

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4 hours ago, Tyler Schmidt said:

go catch some "dinks" all day 

Go for it. I do not care much for ordinary dink bass. Too many big bass and other species of fish in South Florida to settle for less. I fish for bass that weigh 6 pounds and up or I fish for saltwater fish, freshwater exotic fish, or any species I have not caught yet. Caught a trophy bass earlier this year along with other big bass so I am doing ok from the bank. No need to invite those who will slow me down and prefer to fish with my better half, family, and close friends.

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6 hours ago, soflabasser said:

Go for it. I do not care much for ordinary dink bass. Too many big bass and other species of fish in South Florida to settle for less. I fish for bass that weigh 6 pounds and up or I fish for saltwater fish, freshwater exotic fish, or any species I have not caught yet. Caught a trophy bass earlier this year along with other big bass so I am doing ok from the bank. No need to invite those who will slow me down and prefer to fish with my better half, family, and close friends.

 

You're very impressive. I will call you Hawgslayer aka RareFishHunter aka InvasiveSpeciesCatcher. Keep crushing it man!

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On 3/12/2019 at 9:06 PM, RobbyZ5001 said:

It's amazing how much water there is here and little of it I know. I'm down for some bank fishing with a fishing buddy too. I'll pass on the bait though haha. Just not my thing.

I suggested live bait because of so many exotic species in the water. If you're just going for largies worms work awesome. I'd run lures for artificial, nothing like a pea slamming one. We run x raps for lures. Fun watching a pea chase down a live bait too. If you've never caught one then you need to, no fresh water fish I've caught fights like that!

On 3/13/2019 at 12:33 AM, soflabasser said:

You are entitled to your opinion about bank fishing. My opinion is that it is lame, a waste of time, and gas to catch a bunch of dinks on a boat but many people seem to enjoy doing it. I rather continue catching big bass from the bank (which is common for me) than waste my time on a boat with some random online fisherman catching ordinary dink bass that I can easily catch from the bank in any canal system near me. I also think its lame to only fish for bass and that is why I enjoy fishing for snook, grouper, sharks, and other fish from land and those saltwater fish put all black bass to shame. Good luck and looking towards to hearing a report of you catching a double digit bass, should be very easy with your fisheries degree. 

I agree with the bank fishing. I've caught tons of big fish from the bank. Nothing better than out fishing a guy on his 20k$ boat while standing on the bank lol sticking to just freshwater I love hooking on some peas! Also got sunshine bass, snakeheads, clown knife, tilapia, catfish. So many species! I do have a place in my heart for snook and tarpon tho.

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20 minutes ago, ThirstyBalboa said:

I suggested live bait because of so many exotic species in the water. If you're just going for largies worms work awesome. I'd run lures for artificial, nothing like a pea slamming one. We run x raps for lures. Fun watching a pea chase down a live bait too. If you've never caught one then you need to, no fresh water fish I've caught fights like that!

I agree peacock bass are much more powerful and more fun to catch than a largemouth bass. Would be nice if the state would restock speckled peacock bass since they grow much bigger than the butterfly peacock bass we have. Clown knife fish and bullseye snakehead are other exotics that are pound for pound more powerful than a largemouth bass. That must be one of the many reasons why so many snowbirds hire guides to fish for exotics and why so many snowbirds move down here.

20 minutes ago, ThirstyBalboa said:

I agree with the bank fishing. I've caught tons of big fish from the bank. Nothing better than out fishing a guy on his 20k$ boat while standing on the bank lol sticking to just freshwater I love hooking on some peas! Also got sunshine bass, snakeheads, clown knife, tilapia, catfish. So many species! I do have a place in my heart for snook and tarpon tho.

You can be very successful in bank fishing you just have to put in your time like anything else in life. Yes its a great feeling knowing you can catch trophy bass from the shore. There are people who spend money on hiring a guide and still have a largemouth bass PB under 8 pounds, even some tournament bass fishermen that have never caught a 8 pound bass in their lifetime so it would be wise to not underestimate bank fishing. Snook and tarpon are one of my favorite fish to catch from the bank in South Florida, along with shark fishing.

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