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We all know what the best aspects of bass fishing are (or just fishing in general).  That drum gets beat a lot here in many ways.

 

But what do you consider to be the absolute worst aspect of bass fishing?  Is it an uncontrollable factor like the weather or the wind?  How about too many other boats/people that results in high fishing pressure?  Or it could be the old fashioned "skunk" results after an outing.  Based on the various tackle threads, I might expect some of you to say that the bait monkey is the worst part about this.

 

Let's hear it, what is the worst part of bass fishing you experience?

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Being retired and old...Getting up so darn early.

 

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4 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Super easy for me, seriously injuring or killing a fish.

 

 


This for me as well. Can damper an outing for sure. 
 

Some other aspects I don’t care for jet skiers and other obnoxious pleasure-crafters, as well as people who think the boat ramp is just a concrete beach and not a spot for people to, ya know, launch their boats. Seeing litter on my pristine mountain lakes can really make me see red as also. 

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Don’t know that there is a bad aspect to the actual act of bass fishing, there can however be other things that can interfere with my enjoyment of it. 

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My 1st reaction is this must be an older winter thread resurrected. No, it’s a current spring time thread!

Every day on the water is a good day. The worst thing about bass fishing  is not going.

Tom

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8 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Super easy for me, seriously injuring or killing a fish.

 

 

This without a doubt but for the accidental injuries and kills, sometimes, rarely, but sometimes I will keep cats and stocked trout to put on a plate. Another that lands right next to this is litter at darn near every fishing spot you go to anymore....I don't understand that mentality. I try keeping a plastic grocery bag in my tackle backpack when bank fishing or wading so I can pick up some of what others leave behind. These people have room to take it with them wherever they are going they oughta have room to take it with them when they leave, hell it is even lighter for them on the way out! Frustrating.

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Two things for me.

One ~ the hard water season and waiting for open water always tests my metal.

And two ~ how much it changes season to season.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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46 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Super easy for me, seriously injuring or killing a fish.

 

 

Is your iron skillet out of commission?? 
 

Worst part would be if you got struck by lightning or  drown I guess 

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Not being able to go when the weather says go and having the wrong boat.  By that I mean having the kayak out when I should have the sailboat out and vice versa.  Also having to quit when they are on the chew.

FM

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1 hour ago, gimruis said:

We all know what the best aspects of bass fishing are (or just fishing in general).  That drum gets beat a lot here in many ways.

 

But what do you consider to be the absolute worst aspect of bass fishing?  Is it an uncontrollable factor like the weather or the wind?  How about too many other boats/people that results in high fishing pressure?  Or it could be the old fashioned "skunk" results after an outing.  Based on the various tackle threads, I might expect some of you to say that the bait monkey is the worst part about this.

 

Let's hear it, what is the worst part of bass fishing you experience?

Expensive accidents are the worst part for me. followed closely by getting skunked after trying too hard.

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5 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Worst part would be if you got struck by lightning or  drown I guess 

We’ll you’d very likely be DEAD in both cases so you wouldn’t know, otherwise you wouldn’t be here posting that.

 

Quite a variety of responses so far here.

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Just now, gimruis said:

We’ll you’d very likely be DEAD in both cases so you wouldn’t know, otherwise you wouldn’t be here posting that.

 

Quite a variety of responses so far here.

So I wouldn’t  know if being dead was the worst case scenario……. Gotcha 

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I bass fish to catch bass. If it was about nature and being on the water, I wouldn't need a rod for that. In fact, I boat for the fun and nature of it, I hike for the fun and nature of it, I sight see for the fun and nature of it, and I sit beside the water reading a collection of books put into one volume, beloved by people all over the world, for the serenity of it. When I'm fishing it's not about the nature or serenity at all. I just want to catch fish, specifically bass. So if I'm not catching bass, that is the worst part of it. I'm failing at the one and only goal, and that is bad.

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Considering the impeccable timing of this thread*, not being able to go when I’d planned on it. Other than that, everything else is gravy and just part of a day out on the water.

*repairman calling to say they’re available and have me scheduled ??‍♂️

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@ironbjorn I get what you’re saying. But I look at it like bowhunting. Sure, I could simply sit in a treestand and be with nature, but I would never be as “in tune” with the forest as I would be with a bow in my hand and a tag in my pocket, whether I see a buck or doe, or not. To me, fishing for bass is the same. Yeah, I could just go out on the water in my boat and enjoy nature, but I would not be as “in tune” with what was or wasn’t happening above and below the water as I would be with a rod in my hand. I love catching bass, and getting skunked is never “fun”, but casting and working baits beats simply paddling around lol. I learn things even when I don’t get a bite. And I still enjoy the heck out of it. 

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