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So this is a fun topic I have seen in a hockey forum - as long as people keep it civil.  What is a popular opinion within the fishing industry you disagree with?

 

For instance one thing I have always disagreed with is the fact manufacturers make 50 different colors of baits and people still want more...  I think this is overkill and more marketing than anything else.  If a bass was hot for your midnight blue craw with red flakes he would have eaten your midnight craw with green flakes.  The industry has made us believe we need 50 colors in our tackle bags so we buy more.  It's brilliant!  

 

So what are some things you see in the fishing community you believe are B.S.?  

 

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That rods made of expensive and/or exotic materials significantly improve your ability to detect a strike.  When I was age 25 I bought into this big time.  30 years later,  after using many different rods both expensive and cheap,  I think it might be the biggest myth in bass fishing.

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That mono is the be all end all of all fishing lines in existence!

 

That fluorcarbon is the bane of the amateur fishing world...

 

You will lose fish when switching hands to reel right when casting right. 

 

Bass are line shy

 

Jerk baits and traps are only effective in cold water 

 

Frog bite dies when the sun reaches a certain height

 

80# braid is overkill

 

Spinning rods can do anything a casting rod can do

 

600.00 rods and 400.00 reels increases your chance of catching a fish

 

High speed reels are only good for bottom contact presentation's 

 

Low speed reels are only good for deep diving cranks

 

(There's a lot more)

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

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Most lures are meant to catch fisherman not fish . 

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Big lures equals big bass. My biggest bass this year have all been caught with the ned rig.

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By “popular” opinion, do you mean popular with those here on BR? Popular with the kids who make fishing videos for YouTube? Or popular with the pros who are trying to sell me something?

I’ll stick with the popular opinions from here.

I don’t agree that you need a special rod, reel and line for every technique. 

I don’t always agree with “match the hatch” 

I don’t agree that you shouldn’t use braid with treble hook lures

I don’t agree that you should use a leader when using braid.

 

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1 hour ago, Scott F said:

I don’t always agree with “match the hatch” 

I don’t agree that you shouldn’t use braid with treble hook lures

I don’t agree that you should use a leader when using braid.

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I also don't agree that flurocarbon line is so much less visible than mono.  If it has a round shape, it still refracts light.  Apparently it needs to be square to truly be "invisible".

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That bass are hard to catch.

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Buzzbaits only catch fish early in the morning.

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Scales are expensive, here's a picture of my PB, what does it weigh?

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Scientific Approach To Bass Fishing

 

Aint no such animal 

 

The spawn is controlled by water temperatures 

 

It's one of many factors 

 

Color selection charts

 

Now if we can get the bass to adhere to em

 

The stretch of monofilament affects hooksets & strike detection

 

Right 😉

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 That nearly half the state records for both Green & Brown bass are even remotely accurate; especially the super old ones.

And don't even get me going on whether that bait monkey deal is real or not . . . . 

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Baitcasters are the right tool for all things that are not finesse. 

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-Crankbaits work in the summer 

 

-Big bass want big lures

 

-You need a 7'6 heavy for pitching 

 

-The Googan squad are the greatest thing to happen to fishing

 

-Bass don't bite mid day 

 

-Chatterbaits don't catch perch

 

-Senkos catch more fish than dingers

 

-Carp don't eat crankbaits (KVD proved this one) 

 

-The southern states produce the best bass fishing

 

-Black and blue flake is better than junebug

 

-LTB is better than MTB 

 

-Hybrid bass don't reproduce 

 

-Smallmouth are picky

 

-Catfish are bottom feeders only

 

I can go on and on but I think you get my point to be honest.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 off the top of my head in no order:

 

1. Color doesn't matter.

2. Fluoro is necessary.

3. The size of your lure dictates the size of your catch.

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if your not using flouro you can't catch fish........

 

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7 hours ago, pondhopperNJ said:

-Crankbaits work in the summer 

 

-Big bass want big lures

 

-You need a 7'6 heavy for pitching 

 

-The Googan squad are the greatest thing to happen to fishing

 

-Bass don't bite mid day 

 

-Chatterbaits don't catch perch

 

-Senkos catch more fish than dingers

 

-Carp don't eat crankbaits (KVD proved this one) 

 

-The southern states produce the best bass fishing

 

-Black and blue flake is better than junebug

 

-LTB is better than MTB 

 

-Hybrid bass don't reproduce 

 

-Smallmouth are picky

 

-Catfish are bottom feeders only

 

I can go on and on but I think you get my point to be honest.

 

 

 

 

 

I've never heard or seen anyone say SMB are picky. Usually when people discuss tough SMB fishing they are discussing ultra clear northern lakes which can make for tough fishing, not that SMB are particularly picky.

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8 hours ago, Catt said:

Scientific Approach To Bass Fishing

 

Aint no such animal 

 

The spawn is controlled by water temperatures 

 

It's one of many factors 

 

Color selection charts

 

Now if we can get the bass to adhere to em

 

The stretch of monofilament affects hooksets & strike detection

 

Right 😉

Color selection charts are a joke! I'll never buy into this nonsense either Catt. Over the years I've tried probably every color under the sun. And, after all My experimenting with colors, it's still inconclusive! Sun and moon phase, still unsure about this too, after almost 40 yrs.

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- if your not fighting the fish like wicked tuna then your not fishing right

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3 minutes ago, Rip_lipz said:

 

- if your not fighting the fish like wicked tuna then your not fishing right

The theatrics on many of those boats cracks me up lol

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Just now, Glaucus said:

The theatrics on many of those boats cracks me up lol

Id love to sit on one of those boats with a case of beer and just watch haha

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Fish are line shy. I’m still not convinced they are. 

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Lots of half-truths in fishing in general and bass fishing in particular 🤔

 

I always felt scents were BS.

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Buck Perry’s “theories” have all been scientifically disproven; 

 

that his book and information are antiquated and out of date and no longer apply;

 

that Spoonplugging is simply trolling;

 

that you must buy and use Spoonplugs for it to work;

 

and the whole thing was simply a scam to sell baits and make money 

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