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When your out fishing what is the #1 thing that will make you break your concentration.

For me it would be hunger.  I can look past every thing else except being hungry.

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The biggest thing that screws me up is not getting a bite.

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Bugs. I have no fear of them, but mosquitos and biting flys(i know it sounds rediculous but they find where u have a cut and bite there). I hate them. 2nd would be weather, to cold or hot, but rain doesn't bother me any, cept if its like a huge t-storm lol.

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Getting in hurry, or being short on time. I do everything wrong when I am rushed.

Ronnie

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The biggest thing that screws me up is not getting a bite.

Thats the ultimate concentration breaker.Good call CJ.

The second for me is having to use the bathroom.

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I agree with CJ, not getting bit throws me out of my game more than anything else. It'll cause my to speed up even when I know I should be slowing down. Getting bit by bugs doesnt bother me much, unless its really intense, like getting eaten alive intense. Its my fault though, I never put on bug spray when I fish, I just can't bring myself to do it.

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Oh yeah,one other thing,there's this blonde that lays out every Saturday....oh never mind. ::)

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Bugs like skeeters, and at one of the ponds I fish,loud mouth people screaming "I caught a fish, I caught a fish". And I don't mean little kids, I mean 16 year olds acting like goobers, or big brats.  

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Breaking concentration - whether it's biting bugs, buzzing gnats, swollen bladder, or sunbathing beauties - is the BEST thing that can happen to you......cause that's ALWAYS when the fish hits your bait!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Hey Bassnut, how funny :-) I was reading each of these responses thinking.... Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope..... Then I finally read the last one.... Yours.... And bingo ! That's it ! Nothing bothers me more than people talking to me when I'm trying to fish.... even though, off of the water, I consider myself to be a "people person". I absolutely prefer to fish by myself for this very reason ! I can talk about fishing.... or babes... or the UFC later, but when I'm fishing, I don't want ANY distractions.

Heat, cold, rain, bugs, hunger, and thirst, are all things I can (and quite often do) endure.... but don't bother me when I'm fishing ! ;-)

Peace,

Fish

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The call of nature and the need for sleep.

Fishing in the mornings after work sucks when it comes to spending a lot of time on the water.

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In all honesty...I can't really think of anything that breaks my concentration...wait...I take that back. Blistering cold...that'll do it. If my hands are freezing I am not gonna be thinking much about what I am doing. But I can generally combat that by dressing appropriately...but some days it's just too dern cold any way you slice it. The other one is unfortunately something I cannot control...too many people trying to fish in one spot at one time. Happens to me all the time at a few places I go.

Bugs and Sun - Bullfrog Mosquito Coast Spray On 30SPF Spay on Sunscreen and Deet Free Bug Repellent.

Hunger - I'll just eat a massive breakfast before I head out...and I'll bring a bag of beef jerky...does the job fine.

Fatigue - No such thing when I am fishing. I have fished for 8 hours straight, on less than 3 hours sleep, while sick and still had a decent day.

Sickness - I'll take whatever I need for what ails me and bring it with me so I can stay drugged.

Call of Nature - I'll just go do a number 1 behind any old tree, and I pack a roll of TP for the very very rare instance I HAVE to make a number 2.

Cell Phones and Conversationalists - Neither bother me...I have to leave on my phone in case the wife may need something or some emergency awould arise with my daughter. As far as talkers go, I just kinda listen to them peripherally. As long as they are not talking loud I don't really care.

Heat - Heck no...I THRIVE in heat...no problem fishing those days when there are heat advisories and the heat index is 115. I just bring a cooler with about 8 bottled waters and a ton of ice in it and keep it somewhere shady. Heat stroke and severe dehydration would not be fun after all.

Pleasure Boaters and Personal Water Craft - If I can move, I'll just move. If not they could be called another one of my concentration breakers...yet another one I can't control.

Not getting a bite - That just makes me concentrate that much harder. I turn into the Zen Master when the bite gets tough. I WILL get a bite before I leave in most cases...course I am stubborn as a mule.

Critters (snakes etc.) - I will note there presence, give them a wide berth, and take a few seconds between casts to re-locate them most of the time unless I know they have traveled outside of my bubble. If they are persistantly bothering me, I will try to shoo them off gently with the tip of the rod, but if that don't work then I am the one that does the moving.

Most things are just a matter of preparedness, willpower, and just flat out not allowing the situation to get to a point to where it IS a concentration breaker. As long as it can be controlled the it ain't a problem. ;)

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Running out of beer or smokes, but by then it's just time to go to the house anyhow.

Really, nothing bothers me when I'm fishing. I fish with a lot of guys and everyone has their quirks, it's no big deal to me.

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For myself, its simple, not having my rods and tackle and everything else associated with the events of the day prepared.

Can't stand someone fishing a tourney to not be prepared,   First cast is topwater and partner didn't even have a topwater tied on and its still dark.

I figure if its team and both have invested time and money, you owe it to your partner to show up on time with a fairly clear head and rested and ready to go.

Hookem

Matt.

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Constant boat traffic gets to me after a while.  I try to avoid those situations, but sometimes you can't.

That and constant talking.  Just shut up and fish.... :D

Sirmo

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Any of you ever been paramedics, cops or firemen?  I was a deputy sheriff for 10 years prior to enlisting in the military.  In our department our call signs were our car numbers.  We had 3 shifts so 3 officers shared the same car number and call sign.  In my off duty time I would as a general rule have the scanner on at home.  I can recall countless times where I would be in a dead sleep at night and wake up out of the blue when my car number was called.   Even when on duty I could be listening to a woman screaming in my ear about a domestic dispute with her man and have my radio turned down but when my car number was called it was like hearing a KMart blue light special announcement over the PA.

This same phenomenon happens to me when bass fishing.  I can be in a heated discussion about aliens landing or doing the pee pee dance cuz I've been holding it for 2 hours or you name it etc. etc. but when that tap hits the line I'm there 100% fully alert and on point.

I said all that to say, nothing really distracts me when it's me and the fish.

B

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I have to say the only thing that distracts me is snakes.  If I see a snake in the water or close to my proximity, I dont care if I am catching tons of big fish.   I am gone.  Snakes unfortunately are my big fear, and has been all my life.  The only good snake as far as I am concerned is one already made into a pair of cowboy boots. :o :o ;D

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Nothing breaks the concentration like a "mean dog barking at the back door" (nature calling).  A sonic boom does the trick pretty well also.  At night, I would have to vote for the "bat flying into the bill of my hat".

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