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i am probably biased here but dont you think the best california bass fishermen can hold there own more so than the best of anywhere else??

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Absolutely not, people are individuals.  

When I made the US ski team and moved to Tahoe, everyone assumed I was a great skier just because I was from New England.  N.E. conditions are much harder to ski so they naturally assume people from the east are better skiers.  Like , we both made the U.S. team but he did it coming from the east so hes better.  

Not true., yes, I could handle ice better because we ski it daily where out west it's all powder but I had never jumped off a cliff before as many of my teammates were very proficient at because we don't have those back east.  

So, although your geographic allocation may have a definate affect on your style or manner of doing somthing, it will still be the most versatile , well rounded, tactitian that will prevail.  IMO

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well lets look at what calif has that most other places dont have.   ideal climate so year round fishing allows someone to spend more time on the water.  more people.  the more people you have the more the competition which brings out the best of that individual.   excellent bass habitats so more people can spend all year improving there skills.

Bottom line is do you think your chances of getting together an all star sports team is better if you can choose 10 players out of 100 participants or 10 players out of 15 participants?    

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Dude, get your numbers straight, there are far more people living on the east coast than there are on the west coast.

But to answer your question if you still wanna go with this off the wall theory of population-  I would pick the ten most talented regardless of how many people live and fish in the county he/she is from.

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Fact:  Texas has more bass anglers than any other state (over 1 million).

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i am probably biased here but dont you think the best california bass fishermen can hold there own more so than the best of anywhere else??

im probably biased here and in the majority when i say what a stupid question

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Dude, get your numbers straight, there are far more people living on the east coast than there are on the west coast.

But to answer your question if you still wanna go with this off the wall theory of population- I would pick the ten most talented regardless of how many people live and fish in the county he/she is from.

i am refering to a state to state basis. not the whole east coast compared to one state

so i am thinking of texas and florida to compare to but if some other state i left out lets hear it.

jeez do you all get huffy when sports illustrated comes out with the best looking cheerleaders which college they are from and your college is not the one! nothing personal here

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This could be a discriminating subject.I think there may be a theory on the skill levels of anglers that fish in different regions.Some regions fish deeper,some fish shallow,and some fish both.Some regions the bass are plentiful,some regions bass are more scarce.So how do you look at this?The lakes that fish both deep and shallow produce better anglers because they learn versitility?The lakes that the fish are plentiful have better anglers because they catch more fish?The lakes that the bass are more scarce have better anglers because they have to work harder to catch fish?

 To me I think it is up to the angler,not region or the lakes they may fish.It is more of his/her natural ability plus his/her determination to learn and be competitive with the fish.

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Haven't we been around Robin's barn enough times?

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So there ya have it,..1 million anglers,...Texas wins, the best fisherman must be livin somewhere down there.

Sorry he couldn't be from Cali.

I think I just realized you are serious. I'm just cutting it up with you because it seems to be a question targeted directly at anyone willing to argue. It's like me going to "tackle" forum and saying all ugly stix are lame. There is no point, just a fuse to light.

If you are serious and are expecting an educated answer you will need to do the research to such an off-the-wall, incorrect comment like this first and then ask the question differently like,...

"Has one particular demographic region produced more top ten anglers than all the others and if so,are these results consistent year to year?"

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No.  But it does seem that there are more cocky fishermen in California than anywhere else.  I watch the Saturday morning shows on ESPN most weeks and almost every other week Skeet Reese (or one of the other California dudes) is talking about how West Coast anglers get no respect and how they are better than anglers in the rest of the country.  Better, no!  Cockier, yes! ;D

Just kidding.  There are some good, humble Californians on this site and the 16 year old guy who just won the Stren Series out there seems pretty humble too.

It is odd that the only people I hear bringing this topic up are the West Side dudes. ;)

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Oh, he's cocky alright! lol

Like I said, IMO, has nothing to do with where you are from, all that matters is what you bring to the game and if you got game like Ike, I don't care if you're from Cali or N. Dakota, you can be cocky.  Wouldn't be my choice but if you can back it up......

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There are probably more big time pros from Texas,Florida,Arkansas,and Alabama(each state individually)than from Cali.That's not to say that there aren't lots of fine pros from the North,Midwest,Pacific Northwest,and yes,even Cali.That's not a scientific theory just names that pop into my head at the moment.

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If  the theory of 'blanked' WERE true, then year-round fishing would also apply to Florida.  And, more people equalling more competition for X number of fish...Japan has it there!  Read a couple of articles on their lakes and you will know what "fishing in a crowd" really is.  

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I am trying to say this nice but that is the most ignorant statement I have heard in a long time.

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Westside Swimbaits baby. get on my nerves I don't know what some of the guys are trying to prove out there there are some great fisherman in californa but there are great fisherman through out the whole united states as well. You don't hear Kvd saying northeast side I'm better because I from michigan What makes an angler better is there ability to diversify to different situations. To say that all florida texas and california bass fisherman are better because the climate alows them to fish more is totally wrong. IN my opinion what makes someone better is how willing are they to be better how much time to put into it and to learn it, and dedicate themselves to it  What makes a fisherman  better is being able to catch  fish all over not just one state. I catch alot of fish here in ky but that don't make me better because I'm from ky  

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LBH I highly doubt that I read alot of your posts you have alot more experiance than me I have been fishing all my life but have just gotten serious this last year I still have alot to learn getting better everytime I go out. Beside's I kinda *** you guys up north when it comes to cold weather fishing you guys are the pros

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