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On 5/21/2023 at 4:36 PM, gimruis said:

If you are a full time working man with a family, house, pets, etc good luck finding time. Homes require regular maintenance, both indoor and outdoor. I can’t just leave when I want to anymore for hours on end. Some people can.

 

That being said, I still try to go once or twice a week from mid April - mid October. I feel pretty fortunate to be able to go as often as I’m able to.  I try to go for 3-4 hours at a time rather than one full 8 hour day.
 

I would probably go a little more if I didn’t have to do time at the man made prison.


I try to get all my house work done during the week to have playtime. I don’t have kids but, I am on my dogs schedule a lot. The days of doing min 8 hours are gone for me. I’m like you 3-4 hours on the water.

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in trout season I do three days two nights. In non trout season I do two to three  days a week(one day is deep seat every week).the other one or two days only bass fishing. 

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As of now I'm hitting the banks once the girls go to bed once a week or so depending on how the wife feels. Was tough during prespawn and into spawn because the action definitely dies down at night until that flips getting close to summer.

 

That has only been since maybe mid april ish. I'm hoping that I can convince my 3 year old to love fishing soon, and go more as a family - to a boring bank we could just pummel until a random fish swims by, but at least its something I suppose. At least the night fishing will pick up eventually. 

 

It sucks being a grown up and living in a system that requires 40-50 hours of work+15hours total weekly commute to and from work just to feel like you wish you had more money and time and you're still not working enough or seeing your family enough. Then if you have more then one interest your time is divided that it starts to feel just not worth it to do anything at all.

 

I spent a whole bunch of money last season and off season on gear because I couldn't actually fish and it was like my way of staying connected to it, and now I'm like why the fudge do I have all this gear haha. I got a swimbait rod and a bunch of swimbaits... just to think "I can't waste my time throwing those" knowing I'm less likely to catch fish, maybe more likely for a big bite, but at this point I think I need to keep being reminded what the fuss is all about and actually catch some fish. 

 

Anyways, thanks for letting me vent haha, maybe I'll hit the lottery and get a boat and take some time off with the fam...or I'll just have to wait :wiseman:

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My season is late March thru early December. I try to fish 3 days a week (that's serious fishing not with my two boys).  My trips are usually 4-5 hours on the weekends.  Maybe 3-4 if it's before or after work during the week.  I normally arrive well before sunrise so I can still get home on the weekends before lunch to spend time with my family (which could be soaking shiners under a bobber for an hour or two).

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I fish just about every day.  Though, M-F, that's about 20-30 minutes during my lunch break.  I don't really have time to fish before or after work.  On the weekends, I try to get out once for around 6-8 hours.  And I'll do that pretty much year-round.  Sometimes I get busy with other projects or the weather won't cooperate, so I miss a lot of weekends, especially in the spring when the wind kicks up too high.  I probably average around 40 long days a year.  

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Once or twice a week from late September through May, try to go once a month during the hot summer months. Retired so I can pick my days now none of which fall on the weekend.

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I usually go once or twice a week. Either the local pond or drive up to the lake. My brother and I recently got kayaks and it definitely feels like a game changer versus fishing from the bank.

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Between the boat and kayak probably 50x/yr with weather keeping it from being 60+. Before I got into bass fishing I was happy to fly fish the high country a few times each summer, but now that I'm a bit older and that's my "medicine" I feel like 50x isn't anywhere near enough. Funny how that works.

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