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well i have been fishing for a few years now and i came to  this site to learn more about bass fishing and after looking threw avery thing and seeing all these technics and how every rod and reel and lure color makes a diffrence for catching bass sure i have cought many keeper bass but i didnt think so much stuff made a diffrence i thought a rod was a rod and a reel was a reel but just to take some weight of my shoulder. How long did it take for u guys to now all the technics and stuff and knowing a what rod and reel to use for each method cause it seems overwelming and im trying to soak up as much stuff as i can to make fishing easier.

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There is this pill I got off Raul 24 hours later they call me the brain ;D

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Kid,don't get discouraged by all of the stuff you read.This is an excellent site with nice people who have one thing in common(the love of bass fishing).I fished for over 15 year before I started to excel in techniques and using the right equipment,and I still caught fish.I still don't know everything there is to know and never will know everything.Even the best learn something new every time they fish and that is what makes you good,learning.Be careful what you read and when you run into something that puzzles you thats one of the things the forums are for.This site has helped me alot.If nothing else its good exercise for my brain,but I have learned alot from this forum.and met new friends.By the way welcome to the forums.Read some of the articles on the site and don't be afraid to post a question.Good Luck to you!   CJ

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(years it took many so many years on the water fishing and fishing more)

This stuff don't happen over night I wish it did. Then when you think you know it all you then remember what you forgot. My problem is that I have forgotten more than most would ever learn. This stuff comes with time and being on this forum helps you take years off that time table. ;)

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How much does Raul get for those pills?

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I caught many bass for many years with a 10' john boat, electric motor, one rod/reel and I used a Texas rigged Berkely Power Worm 99% of the time.  I still caught more bass than most people with whom I fished.  I did, however, try to learn something (even if it was what not to do) from everyone.  Hang in there.  Just have fun.

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Welcome to the forums kid with a rapala!

I've been fishing most of my life but I've been seriously bass fishing since the early to mid 90's. To be honest, I haven't figured out all the techniques n' such! It takes time, alot of time to figure it out! First tip I'll offer is read as much as you can on this site! It's a great place to start! Secondly, pick maybe 3 different lures to start with and fish them as much as possible! With the knowledge you gain reading and the experiences you gain fishing, you'll learn what works when (usually)! You'll gather a sense of your fishing style and what techniques, lures and rods will work best for you! Once you've figured out the basics for your first couple of lures and feel comfortable using them on a regular basis, add one, maybe two, more lures a year and repeat. Trying to absorb everything in all at once will just make your head spin!    Hope this helps!

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Welcome to this awsome site. You have come to the right place to begin sorting out you problems.

I have been catching fish since before I could walk. I plan on continuing to learn more about bass fishing untill I die.

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I am a young angler like yourself, and i still got ALOT to learn, but i found that readin all this stuff on the computer to be helpful but what you really need is EXPERIENCE! Just go fishin and try some different stuff, trust me it helps.

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Kid,

Welcome and a handshake! I hope you'll spend so many years in enjoyment of fishing and the outdoors in general as have many of us older chaps and ladies.  I hope that as you grow in this sport that you'll mentor and encourage those  younger than yourself.

BTW, these are for you: ..........  ,,,,,,,,,,  ????  "Caps", use them wisely.  ;)

(Miss Grinch, your English teacher, will love ya'! I hear she's a hottie.)

Uncle Rod

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There is this pill I got off Raul 24 hours later they call me the brain ;D

"What are we gonna do tonight, Brain?"

"The same thing we do everynight, Pinky, try to take over the world"

LMAO

(Sorry, sometimes I get overtaken by cartoons in my mind)

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Years and years and I'm still learning. Keep on fishing and you keep on learning. Tightlines!!!

Yes, I agree with this.  I am still learning and so are the Pro's.  They admit to learning new techniques all the time.

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There is this pill I got off Raul 24 hours later they call me the brain ;D

"What are we gonna do tonight, Brain?"

"The same thing we do everynight, Pinky, try to take over the world"

LMAO

(Sorry, sometimes I get overtaken by cartoons in my mind)

I watch it too lol

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There is no better teacher than experience. Spend as much time as you can on the water. Watch what other people do and it never hurts to take notes, or keep a log of some sort!

Good Luck!!!!

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Welcome to the forum, I myself am a young angler.

Just remember the equipment doesn't catch the fish, the man does. :)  

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The most important thing is to have fun.  As you catch fish you will learn what skills and techniques you need to learn about.  Bass fishing has gotten so competitive and the knowledge base is huge.  Take things one step at a time.  What are the conditions you are fishing right now? Ask what techniques others are using in lakes similar to yours.  Learn you lake.  What is  the primary forage? how deep is it.  Is it weedy, rocky, sunken timber? Water temp, tidal?   Get the picture?  Learn your water and you will find the bass.  

We are all here to help you.  

You have come to the right place.

good luck and HAVE FUN  

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I always liked fishing when i was little. At first it was a bobber and a worm. Then i used a couple inline spinners and seldom caught bass. It wasnt until a few years ago that i decided to buy my own lures and actually try my hardest and catch fish. My story is a little different. I caught on real quick. I found that the fish liked something, and i used it, and caught fish. I actually had no problem keeping up with other "seasoned" anglers. I am still refining and fine tuning my tactics daily to catch more fish easier, but really, just get a few basic lures in obvious fishy colors and go to obvious fishy structure and catch the fish that are obviously there. I dont know what lake you fish on, but my many lightly fished smaller lakes proved this a great way to start and catch.

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I can relate to your frustration. Just try to keap it simple; if you catch fish with a certain presentatin, try to remember it. When your fishing next time and the conditions are basically the same, just catch um how you caught them the last time. Good Luck!

          > Welcome to the forums!   :)

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Make it easier on yourself......

Make it a goal to know three types of lures inside out.....That is all you will ever need.....But start out with your favorite technique and learn it inside out before you buy anything else...then after you get good with it, start learning the your next favorite way of fishing... alot of us went from "fishin" to really FISHING over the course of several years, starting out with a spinning rod a bullet weight and a rubber worm and fished it every way we could think of for several years..then rattletraps...then came a baitcaster and a spinnerbait....and so on......

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Like Pond-Pro said, keep it simple.  You may see guys with 1000 lures in their box, but that comes from either lots of experementation or too much money and free time.  I have a bunch of lures, but usually I have a line up of about 5 or 6 lures that I use more than the rest.  Also, try diffenert techniques on the same lures so that you don't spend more time changing lures than you do with your line in the water.  Find out what works and stick with it.

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I have learned over the years, "The best way to learn  something is to teach it".  

Think about that......

If you want to learn about a specific technique, I would suggest you go about it as if you were going to give a lecture on it.  This way, you will find you put yourself on both sides of the equation; teacher and student.  You research the subject as the teacher, and as you do, you will start asking questions as a student.  This way it will prepare you to find those answers.  

Pick out one technique that you have thought about learning.  Then approach it as if you are going to have to teach it to a class......  I bet you'll be surprised how well you will learn it!

-Greg

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HI KID WITH A RAPALA, WELCOME TO THE BEST FORUM EVER.

I'M FIFTY-SIX YEARS OLD AND STILL LEARNING. BUT THIS SCHOOL IS FUN. AS HAS BEEN SAID BEFORE EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER.

LISTEN TO DEUCEU72 AND START A DAILY FISHING LOG IT IS GREAT FOR REFERENCE. (THERE IS A GOOD ONE ON THIS SITE)

HERE'S TO A GREAT FISHING SEASON.

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The day that I stop learning will probably be the day that I quite fishing. You will learn something new almost every time you are on the water. Somedays will be a refresher course that willl malke you say I knew better than to fish this way under these conditions. As long as you are learning you are still in the game. Once you stop learning, why bother even going.

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