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I've known several guys who's wife or girlfriend didn't care for fishing. This made it hard for them to enjoy the sport. My wife of 36yrs likes to fish, although she's not fanatical about it like I am. Bass fishing is not really her thing, but she likes to fish for crappie. Her only rod/reel is a Falcon 6ft light action spinning rod, and her reel a Shimano. She fishes all sorts of small light jigs, and small spinnerbaits. In 35 yrs, she's never taken a scientific approach to fishing. She chooses her baits based on color and style. If we go shopping for fishing stuff, she simply says" this one looks good", I think I'll try it. She also likes to catch stocked trout, and can use many of the same lures that she uses to catch panfish. I rarely have to help her when we fish together, and over the years there's been many times she's caught more fish than I have. Her outlook on fishing is " well, it's a good, healthy, thing to do." Being outdoors, catching fish, and enjoying the scenery is good for the body, and good for the mind". So Im lucky to have married a woman who likes to fish too. Does your better half enjoy fishing? Does she go fishing with you?

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Yes and I think she got me beat on biggest smallmouth. 22.5”

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large.4384476A-BE08-4274-BD7B-6098826F430B.jpeg.75e7716314448a4ff7e3d987777f2851.jpegMine used to but she doesn’t anymore. She lost a huge bass a few years ago and it kind of defeated her. She was good at bream fishing when we were much younger and we would have friendly competition with size and numbers. She was also unafraid of wade fishing in the river with Gators around. Hopefully I can get her back into it someday. She doesn’t mind if I go, and is willing to at least hear my stories and see the pics.

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The Mrs has only fished a few times over the past few years, but when she does so, she always beats me......

Edit: She also requires me to crush the barb.....

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Lynn fishes with me when she can.

This one was fun.

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My wife fishes once in awhile, but she has been going with me on the boat lately and just keeping me company and soaking up the sun and reading a book.  She knows I love to be out fishing and doesn't want me out on the boat by myself just yet since we just purchased it.  I am always glad when she wants to go out, I enjoy spending time with her.  When she does fish, she usually kicks my butt!  She also picks her lures and things by what looks pretty!  haha

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My wife loves to go fishing as well. Even if we don’t take the boat out she like to stop by the local river and see if we can get a smallmouth or two. 

 

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Been together 45 plus years...could count on one hand how many times she has gone fishing and the majority of those times for some reason it has poured rain....poured.  She is good at it...but it wasn't her thing but respects my love of the water.  Her passion is golf and so I golf with her when she asks.  Matter of fact we golf almost every Friday as kind of a date night.

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My wife fishes with me most of the time. She catches her share and then some.  She has a certain number of lures she likes to use.  That allows me to try other lures to see if they want something different while she uses the tried and true ones. Win, win. 

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Yes she does, we don't get to go together often due to work, and the fact that she absolutely is not a morning person, I doubt there is any force on earth that could make her get up to be out on the water at first light, but we do the evening bite thing, she prefers going after trout, and I haven't gotten her into a baitcaster yet, but we'll get there

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Biggest bass she ever caught. 3.82 I think. She enjoys fishing. I'm one of the lucky ones. She's pretty handy with the ole ball and chain. Slow and steady which gets the better of me sometime. More often than I'd like to admit actually lol

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My wife likes going out in the boat more than actually fishing, and if I’m bass fishing, most times she stays home and enjoys the “peace and quiet” while I take my 10 year old with me 😏

She does enjoy a good downrigging session though, or when we get the boat out for the first time in spring to flat line troll for lake trout. When we were first dating, I was doing charters at the time, and we went out for a troll for rainbows with my 9’ light action rods. She proceeded to get the largest fish to date in my boat, a lake trout that easily bottomed out my 40lb scale. After about 20 min of battling it, I asked her if she wanted me to take the rod for a while to let her aching arms rest, and NO WAY! was the reply 😄. It was so big, I had to hold it for the photo because her arms are too sore. 

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My wife would rather do almost anything else than go sit in a boat and sweat all day.  With that said, I think she enjoys the days I take off and am gone for 8-10 hours in my boat all day.  She certainly doesn't care.  She knows where I'm at.

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My wife loves being out on the water, and yes, she will often out fish me.

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Sometimes I wish my girlfriend would go with me .She went with me one time 3 years ago and hasn't been since. She doesn't say anything most of the time when I go but sometimes I have to listen to the,  you love fishing more than you love me bit.

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I took mine fishing on our honeymoon. she" been hooked since then 

She is a fair weather fisherman, but loves the experience  Like others, she will out fish me most of the time. I recently built her a custom rod with purple accents, her favorite color. Her second cast with it she caught a nice 18in. bass. I don't know which of us was more excited. 

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When we were in high school or right out of it we used to like to go night fishing. Since then she got out of it though. Never really liked fishing out of my boat either so I usually went alone. Didn't really get into it until I bought kayaks. Now she's obsessed. Absolutely loves fishing the shallow rivers/creeks out of a kayak. It's actually been pretty cool having her along. 

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My wife fished with me once. She caught all the crappie while I baited her hook. When they stopped biting, I got a chance to fish and i only caught catfish. But that was just fine. It's just not her bag and I'm fine with that because I like the solitude of fishing alone. It's how I get away from the day-to-day stresses. My daughter used to go kayaking with me, but she's over that for the most part. She says I fish to long and too seriously.

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7 minutes ago, the reel ess said:

My wife fished with me once. She caught all the crappie while I baited her hook. When they stopped biting, I got a chance to fish and i only caught catfish. But that was just fine. It's just not her bag and I'm fine with that because I like the solitude of fishing alone. It's how I get away from the day-to-day stresses. My daughter used to go kayaking with me, but she's over that for the most part. She says I fish to long and too seriously.

My wife laughs when I run water in the sink or bathtub, to check the action on a new jig or plastic bait. She says I take it way too serious too.Maybe she's right?😁

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My wife grew up on Clear Lake and she actually would ask to go fishing when we started dating. She pretty much got me back into it. And she wanted a sparkly Ranger bass boat. I wasn't about to argue lol. 

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25 minutes ago, Mobasser said:

My wife laughs when I run water in the sink or bathtub, to check the action on a new jig or plastic bait. She says I take it way too serious too.Maybe she's right?😁

LOL

I went to my friends' pond the other day and when I drove up his wife was already fishing. I walked the bank and tried every rod I had in the truck. I caught one on a Senko and two back-to-back on a spinnerbait. She was fishing a frog out in the middle of the pond and hadn't caught anything and she asked me how did I know what to use.That question's so complicated and based on so many years of trial and error I didn't even know where to start. So I told her YouTube. Start with the words "Beginner Bass Fishing" and go from there.

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My wife enjoys a fair weather boating experience as a companion and doesn't like to fish, enjoys being outdoors. Growing up in Canada during summers my wife looks forward to a shore lunch on remote lakes, not something we can duplicate in SoCal.

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4 hours ago, Jaderose said:

My wife would rather do almost anything else than go sit in a boat and sweat all day.  With that said, I think she enjoys the days I take off and am gone for 8-10 hours in my boat all day.  She certainly doesn't care.  She knows where I'm at.

Same here. It's a holiday for her. Between 50-55 hrs. a week at a car rental agency and looking after her dad she enjoys any what she calls "me time" she can get.

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My wife is mostly pretty cool about my fishing addiction, but she never fishes. When I get home she always asks "how'd you do?" When I admit to a skunk she makes a sad face quickly followed by an ear to ear Cheshire cat grin. She's happy when I haven't "hurt a fish".

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6 minutes ago, PhishLI said:

My wife is mostly pretty cool about my fishing addiction, but she never fishes. When I get home she always asks "how'd you do?" When I admit to a skunk she makes a sad face quickly followed by an ear to ear Cheshire cat grin. She's happy when I haven't "hurt a fish".

 

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