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whats better, quality or quantity to you? id have to say more bass. bigger ones are fun but i dont care what size, ill go for any. usually i catch only 1-3 3lb fish or multiple (3+) 1-2 lb'ers, never a combination of both.

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Go big or go home. I'm for the big ones all the way.

Catching one 4lber instead of three 2lbers is a better day in MHO. When i catch a avrage bass, its just like hey thats cool, then toss it back in. When i catch a real nice one, it gets your heart pump'n and you all exited, and when you see it slowly swim away after release it is such a good feeling.

Thats why i want a swimbait outfit for my next birthday. NJ state record in Assupink baby! :)

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Depends, when fishing with just my main partner, size.  When bringing other people who aren't as hard core about it, I just want them to catch first and then catch a big one once that's accomplished.  Set your goals in stages.  

Catch

catch bigger

cath biggest

8-)

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Bigger and bigger yet!   For me a day I catch maybe only one bass, say 4lbs and up, is more memorable than a day filled with dinks.

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Frankly, I go fishing to catch fish.  While I don't really care about the size, I admit that a big one can make my day a little brighter ;)  However, I'm just happy to be able to be out there, trying to make a fish think that whatever I'm tossing is edible.  Some days that happens, some days it doesn't.

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Quality not Quantity! Just being on the water enjoying the opportunity is enough for me. There have been many times that I have been without a bite but have considered them to be some of my favorite outings. ie; good weather, good friends.

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I'm after 1 bite & 1 bite only Hawgzilla   8-)

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I am to the point where I can catch fish, but I can't seem to ever get the bigger ones. I am kinda tired of catching a buncha 1-3 lbers. I definately would like to catch bigger fish than more fish.

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Frankly, I go fishing to catch fish.  While I don't really care about the size, I admit that a big one can make my day a little brighter ;)  However, I'm just happy to be able to be out there, trying to make a fish think that whatever I'm tossing is edible.  Some days that happens, some days it doesn't.

that is how i view fishing. better a bunch of medium size fish than no fish at all.

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most of the time i want bigger fish.sometimes i will fish a lake known for #'s instead of size.it's nice to get out and just catch a whole bunch of fish sometimes.it's good for your confidence. ;D

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If you re-read my reply, it covers the entire spectrum,lol.

I thought we were talking fishing not spectrums?

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Depends who im with. With my dad, its a numbers game. I always do something to outfish him, usually by downsizing and whatnot, If its my fishing buddy, i have got to catch the biggest and the most. If im by myself, usually im after size not numbers as much. Its strange that i always catch the most and the biggest fish when im by myself. I tell my fishing buddy and he comes with me the next time and i cant get much of a bite. Btw, my last 3 pbs have been caught when i was by myself.

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Gee, wonder what FishChris will say.  ;)

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I agree with Low_Budget , if I have clients I go for numbers or if I take some friends that want to experiance fishing. I can rememeber days on the Susquehanna where I couldn't buy a smallie over 15" but, we might have caught 80 or so and my clients were thrilled. I can remember a few times where I would apologize for  not getting any fours or fives and they would look at me like I was nuts. When I am by myself I go after the big ones. I have more fun watching other people that do not go fishing like I do  catch a ton of fish than if I were catching them myself. Having fun, isn't that the bottom line of what our habit is all about? Yes, I did say habit,lol.

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I don't care if I ever catch another bass under 5 lbs, largemouth or smallmouth.

Go big or go home.

I like two kinds of bass: Big Ole Goodun's and Good Ole Biggun's.

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Gee, wonder what FishChris will say.  ;)

Thats funny ;D

I'm after the hawgz!....but like LBH said, if I'm with someone new to the sport we just need to get on fish  ;)

Darrin

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A friend of mine once said to me that I was like a bird dog.

As soon as you let them out of the truck they have to run around and whiz on a few trees before they can settle down to hunt.

It's funny but true.

As applies to bass fishig, I like to catch a few keepers then get serious.

I would rather get fewer #'s of bigger fish that vice versa.

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i would rather catch  ;) 5 big fish than 20 little ones. to me, quality is better than quantity

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On tournament day: 5 bass over 14"

Non tournament day: Doesnt really matter.....a bass is a bass.Just looking to get bit.

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There is a happy medium for me.  i wouldnt say i intentionally target one or another i try to fish a pattern that will allow me to not be looking for that one big bite but at the same time not catch a million dinks with no chance of size either.

Im generally unlikely to be throwing a 4 inch senko and im also unlikely to be throwing a 12 inch swimbait.  Things like jig n pigs that apeal to the larger of the small fish and still catch big uns are perfect for me.   i dont have it in me to be like the cali guys who get skunked more often than not but when they do hook up its a monster.  i have total respect for them but that is not for me, at least with the regularity it takes to be successful doing that.

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