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When I bring along a net, have my pliers at-the-ready in my pocket, or have my phone camera ready for a picture, I inevitably don't catch squat.  It's like punishment from the fishing Gods for being presumptuous.

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Always start with a frog

NO Bananas...ever

No fish on first cast

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I have a superstitious belief, a dry line is bad luck...

 

Seriously though, I do wear my fishing shirt/hat/sunshield as appropriate for the weather, but that's why I bought them, so I'm not sure it counts.

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I'm not superstitious at all except  when the owls start hooting .  Ir seems to me  that whenever the owls  start hooting  fishing picks up  even if its in the middle of a bright sunny day .

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I do have a lucky hat that I always wear fishing and have gone back for it if I forget it.  (Happened once).  I think it's held together with sweat and slime at this point.  I'm guessing it will require a burial at sea next season.  I gotta figure out how to transfer it's mojo to a new hat.  It is actually disconcerting to me that it is on it's last legs, which I know is silly but still......  

4 hours ago, Pickle_Power said:

When I bring along a net, have my pliers at-the-ready in my pocket, or have my phone camera ready for a picture, I inevitably don't catch squat.  It's like punishment from the fishing Gods for being presumptuous.

I have one like this.  I always use an anti-slip glove on my left hand because my grip strength is not great from some nerve damage and because I don't want to submit a fish to sunscreen.  I NEVER put it on when I first go out.  It doesn't go on until the first fish is in the boat.

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And one I just thought about:  I do not want to catch a bass on my first cast of the day.

 

If so, it will bring me bad luck for the rest of the day.

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Regarding first cast catch. Had one on Thursday.

 

Very next cast, right into a tree, LOL. And to be honest,

I did think of the "bad omen" thing. Fortunately I was able

to catch several more fish that outing :) 

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I'm a data analyst so I apply historical probabilities every day and my whole life is based on statistics and science. And even I'm a little superstitious.

 

No bananas, don't bring a cooler (saltwater), never say "seven" at the craps table, etc. Deep down I know it's crap but it's kinda fun to go along with it

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I've  heard alot about bananas not being taken on boats, but i don't know the story behind it. I learned a few more from y'all 

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Not superstitious. But I wear a lucky green thong backwards and inside out. Started as a convenience of one less layer to relieve myself during the colder months but it brought the luck year round. I begin wearing it many years  and 120 lbs ago. My fishing partners not crazy about  during the summer and it's a bit tight at this point . Hasn't seemed to work in a while. Thinking I'll just start wearing my normal briefs while fishing. If y'all have folks encroaching on you while fishing a thong worn backwards inside out seems to dissuade them. Give it a try.😁

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5 hours ago, scaleface said:

I'm not superstitious at all except  when the owls start hooting .  Ir seems to me  that whenever the owls  start hooting  fishing picks up  even if its in the middle of a bright sunny day .

Forgot about that!!!

 

 

 

Mike

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20 minutes ago, GreenPig said:

Not superstitious. But I wear a lucky green thong backwards and inside out. Started as a convenience of one less layer to relieve myself during the colder months but it brought the luck year round. I begin wearing it many years  and 120 lbs ago. My fishing partners not crazy about  during the summer and it's a bit tight at this point . Hasn't seemed to work in a while. Thinking I'll just start wearing my normal briefs while fishing. If y'all have folks encroaching on you while fishing a thong worn backwards inside out seems to dissuade them. Give it a try.😁

Try pink 😂

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2 hours ago, Mike L said:

Forgot about that!!!

 

 

 

Mike

Have you noticed that too ?

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Am superstitious when comes to fishing? ......  A little.

 

When I was a kid (1970s) my dad and his fishing buddies had some weird ones.....  they were convinced that when the fishing sucked that there was an Omen in the lake that kept them from catching fish, my dad had a lucky hat and a lucky rod and in general any rod that was white was just plain bad luck. 

 

The only thing that I still go with is the lucky hat and I sort of believe in the white rod theory. 

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I usually spend the first 5-6weeks of the season tracking which hat and or shirt I'm wearing when I have a good or bad day to see if any have some good 'mojo'. Also back before smartphones when I had a camera on a tripod i like @Pickle_Power would never catch anything if I had it at the ready. Was always fun trying to set it up with one hand while holding a bass in the other. 

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1 hour ago, scaleface said:

Have you noticed that too ?

Yep!

I remember for years I would stop and try to listen for them. 

I was told that the hoot from an owl would call the fish up from deep water.

 

 

 

Mike

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Yup.

 

I got a black cat bone,

I got a mojo too,

I got John the Conqueror root,

and I'm gonna mess with you....

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No superstitions at all. 

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My good luck charm 😉

 

 

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I'm not superstitious, but I'm not taking any chances. No bananas.

Other than that, not really.

2 hours ago, BassWhole! said:

Yup.

 

I got a black cat bone,

I got a mojo too,

I got John the Conqueror root,

and I'm gonna mess with you....

I'm going down to Loo'siana, get me a mojo hand

I'm going down to Loo'siana, get me a mojo hand

Gonna have all you pretty women right here at my command

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Not at all - don’t like bananas and always happy to catch a fish on the first cast. 

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I'm not superstitious, but I'll bet that there is someone (or a few?) here that:

 

-Don't fill the livewell before they've caught a fish

-Don't get the scale and/or measuring board out before they've caught a fish

-Don't make a meaningful first cast

-I've talked to a number of guys that claim not to be superstitious, but wouldn't have a banana in the boat

-More than a couple talk to or kiss one of the early catches of the day

 

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34 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

measuring board out before they've caught a fish

When I take a jon boat fishing i get out the measuring board ,a marker buoy , fish   grip and rig the camera with a tripod   before making my first cast. I want  to  be prepared , dont want to hook myself ,want to mark the spot while fighting the fish and get a picture a of a big one as quickly as possible .

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I have a St. Croix Mojo Bass with a Daiwa Revos reel that I think is lucky.  For some unexplained reason I catch more bass with it than my much more expensive Legend Xtreme with a Stradic Ci4+ reel. 

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14 hours ago, the reel ess said:

I'm not superstitious, but I'm not taking any chances. No bananas.

Other than that, not really.

I'm going down to Loo'siana, get me a mojo hand

I'm going down to Loo'siana, get me a mojo hand

Gonna have all you pretty women right here at my command

At the risk of angering Chango, I'll just say that the Mojo hand is normally used to "fix" one's lover, as to make them not wander. The trick is to get a real Mojo hand, as there are very very few around, but I've said too much. Now I gotta go find a vela and a panuelo de seda, or maybe I'll just go rabbitt hunting and amputate him at the knees. Folks are going to believe, what folks are going to believe, it's all valid, and it's all not, just depends on one's perspective. Now where did I leave my Tarrot deck, oh yeah, on the pew...

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