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Anybody else suffer from this?

I have had little desire to bass fish since around May. Just not into it. Its really a bummer.

With this little piece of news coming down the pipe today, I may have lost the last of my desire to fish.

http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news/stocking/WillNotBeStocked.pdf

There might be a whole lot of gear showing up in the flea market section.

Ive been wanting to move for quite awhile now and if I do, it wont be anywhere that the bass fishing is any good.

Basically just being emo and whining ;D

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So, no stocked trout and you quit?  Emo ain't the word,lol.

You'll need to redefine "good fishing" if you'll ever be satisfied with anything.  There are always bigger fish somewhere else.  Personally, nothing I've ever caught in freshwater compares to 1/8th of the catches I've had in salt water but that doesn't keep me from doing either of them.

I understand burnout though.  I get it too.  That's why I have no problem when the water freezes here.  Keeps me hungry for the spring and keeps me from burning out.  Going too much can do it too.  Like skiing, when I went pro, I was skiing up to 280 days a yr and it became more of a job than a passion.

But yea,....no stocked trout,....I'd quit too ::)

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I never get burnout unless I fish a week straight for 10 hours a day. :) Couple of days rest and I can't wait to go fishing again.

I will keep fishing even if there is only 1 bass left in the lake.

Fishing keeps me sane! :)

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Jay go hunting! I would rather hunt then fish. But thats becuase the season is short and I only kill one deer. Then there is also saltwater. You gotta mix it up. I had the best year ever bass fishing and it spoiled me. I too have not been motivated to fish for bass since around mayish. I am starting to get the itch a little but I also want to play in the salt.  I am kinda like Fish Chris as he likes to target many different species and always try for the biggest of each. Go play with some other fish for a little while and you will want bass again. I do know how you feel about the trout stocking. Our state sucks!! its run by a bunch of tree huggers.

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I'm like T-Rig. I've never experienced burnout. I'm 59 years old, and started fishing when I was five. I decided to start icefishing again this year, because the winter is too long to go without any fishing.

I hope you get the fire started again, but don't quit because your fish aren't going to be spoon-fed. Accept the challenge and continue to fish. I'm sure there will still be a few tanks swimming in your waters.

Good luck,

Falcon

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Jay with your young age, expertise in the construction industry, and mastery of swim baits I would highly consider moving south. With the damage caused by hurricane Ike the construction industry is booming from Galveston to Dallas/Fort Worth and east to Louisiana. Even without the hurricane this area of the south has not felt the effects of the construction slump like the rest of the nation.

As for big bass lakes I can name you at least 15 that constantly produce double digit bass and I'm quite sure Matt Fly, fishfordollars, I and others would greet you with open arms.

Y'all Come  ;)

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Fourbizz, please consider Catt's advice.

Living in the land of fruits and nuts is nothing compared to the deep south, where the weather is always warm, the women are beautiful and the fishing is out of this world all year long.

Head south, young man.  Head south.

You will never regret it.  ;)

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I was around your age when I put down the rods for a few years.  I took up .........  golf.......  chasing women and partying late into the nights at bars.

Those years were a blur and when I burned that flame out,  I went right back to bass fishing, even more impassioned than ever before.

It can happen to anyone.  

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At somepoint in time we all need a break at something in life we love to do. But the good thing is were in the U.S. where there is a million things to do as a hobby. You might just got to put this hobby down for a little while and find another, If you love fishing that much you"ll be back into it.

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living in norcal, do you surf fourbizz? whenever i get a little burnt on fishing, i surf as much as possible to re -ignite my stoke for fishing. i know the water is cold up there, but you cats get a boatload of goood surf. and besides if they do stop stocking trout, wouldn't that mean that your trout swimbaits would whack the heck out of them? your stoke will come back bro----it always does.

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Hey Jay: Everyone gets a chance at everything in life. No one is immune, to anything.

 You have many things in your favor, you are smart, a craftsman and have a generally positive outlook on life. At your age and with your gifts POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS>

 If we did not get burned out then we could not have the passion for this sport when it is there

 I am not one to give carrer and georaphic advise I can tell you 2 things

1. Every feeling I ever have is just that a feeling and all feelings are not facts. ALL THINGS WILL PASS!

2. Take a few steps away and concentrate on some of your other varied interests. Get with family and friends. Tommorow is another day, live in the moment and the rest will unfold as time takes its course

Dominick

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I fish an average of 40 hours a week and have been for at least the last 5 years and probably 20 hours a week for the last 20 before that and have never got burnt out. Maybe you do need a change of scenery. As far as the Trout stocking is it because of cash? Is there an over abundance of them in the area and they need to let those bodies of water thin out a bit. It does say that its only temporary, until 1/2010. If I could I would be down south in a second. MOVE!

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Now everyone knows what I have to deal with for hours on end on AIM.....cry-baby

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Mike I know exactly what your saying. I know a certain young man from Rhode Island that goes through something like this.

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I was around your age when I put down the rods for a few years. I took up ......... golf....... chasing women and partying late into the nights at bars.

Those years were a blur and when I burned that flame out, I went right back to bass fishing, even more impassioned than ever before.

It can happen to anyone.

Indeed,mine was invested into paintball as well...I was also single and nuts.I don't think i ever stuck with one thing back then.

I'm back fishing and i don't see myself breaking from it anymore.Now it's my one thing and i'm pretty happy with my hobby.

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Move to Florida! The freshwater fishing is great and the saltwater is even better and if you get bored fishing, which I doubt, you can chase the chickies! I moved from San Fran to South Florida over 6 years ago and I've had a blast! I'll always love my City (SF) but I'm definitely enjoying myself in the Sunshine State!

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I fish an average of 40 hours a week and have been for at least the last 5 years and probably 20 hours a week for the last 20 before that and have never got burnt out. Maybe you do need a change of scenery. As far as the Trout stocking is it because of cash? Is there an over abundance of them in the area and they need to let those bodies of water thin out a bit. It does say that its only temporary, until 1/2010. If I could I would be down south in a second. MOVE!

40 hrs a week when the water isn't frozen,....it's different, Bizz is from Cali where there is no closed season.  No winter to chill out and then miss it a bit.  No cabin fever and no feeling of being born again when the ice thaws.  I would go nuts or get bored if we didn't get forced off for a few months.  I totally understand Jay being burnt.

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Just make sure you sell your equipment at a deep discount to your fishing friends at Bass Resource!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No matter what you do don't toss all you gear because of a little burn out, even it it takes year to be called back to fishing you'll come back. I got burnt out fishing a local club for three years and discovered the cause of the burn out was focus .......YES FOCUS!

 I spent too much time preparing for the next lake, trying not to forget any gear, increasing my number of cast I would normally throw. reading up on new tackle, watching what the pros did on TV etc... My temper would rise often over little things. I did enjoy the competition and meeting new people and fishing new lakes but I got over absorbed.

I lost focus on what I loved to do and that very thing will call you back.

When I came back to it I fished alone! I think it was what I needed. No pressure, no expectations, Didn't give a crap about what I need to try or fish with and found it. the smell of nature and all the subtle sounds that you overlook when around other people, feeling like your the only person for miles, watching the animals go about there daily lives like your not even there although it may be only feet,your mind wonders through thoughts that have nothing to do with the other life that consumes you, the slow stretch of the line, your heart pumps , the fight, it's not very big but man look how pretty he is! Was I really fishing? Ya I was truly FISHING!

Maybe its time to reconnect to what Fishing is to you! I suggest going back to the basics.

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We men tend to try to provide solutions when someone comes to us with what we perceive as a problem.  I know.  I do it all the time with my two daughters who are 23 and 19.  Usually, they just want someone to listen and I'm always trying to solve their problems.  So, I'm not going to give you any advice (not that it would be any good, anyway  ;)).  You're a sharp Dude, and, as the Great Mook quoted, "All things will pass."  We're listening.

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Mike I know exactly what your saying. I know a certain young man from Rhode Island that goes through something like this.

:o :-X

Don't make me drive down there...

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move to tennessee. ;D

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