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Truly educational/informational bass fishing "game"?

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Please excuse me if this topic has already been written about and run into the ground but I've been wondering if anyone knows of truly educational/informational fishing games?  By that, I mean software which uses the input and feedback of various fishery biologists, fishing guides, tournament pro's, etc. to predict the location of bass and the proper tactics for catching them-one that factors in such things as time of year, water temperature, topography, etc.  I ask this question because someone gave me a field & stream game by Sierra.  It's okay and has many bells and whistles but I wonder doubt if it will actually teach me anything.

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The best bass fishing game that has ever come out was Trophy Bass 2004. It was awesome. Then Bass Pro took over the cost of the sequels and screwed up Trophy Bass 2007.

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The best bass fishing game that has ever come out was Trophy Bass 2004. It was awesome. Then Bass Pro took over the cost of the sequels and screwed up Trophy Bass 2007.

Is it actually educational?  I'm less interested in "fun" than I am in learning more.

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I just got a video game for PS2 by Cabella's Bass Fishin' I havent played it yet but the guy said it was supposed to help out with selecting Lures - Dont know if this is true or not but i need somthing for the days of Downpouring Rain :P

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I have never seen a really good fishing game. Usually anything catches fish. How hard would it be for them to get a few pros to rank lures according to locations and conditions and have that contribute to your success. With all the great games nothing is close to real bass fishing.

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If I want to learn, I read a book, and try out what I learned in the field.  When I want to have fun, I play a game.  Just as I would not recommend a video game to learn skateboarding, you can't really learn anything about fishing through a game.

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DVD's by Denny Brauer, Tommy Martin, Larry Nixon, Glen Lau, Elwood L. " Buck" Perry & Bill Murphy just to name a few

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Is it actually educational? I'm less interested in "fun" than I am in learning more.

To a point. The bass location is mostly correct according to the water temp. The lures are correct. The need to work the lure is correct. And the maps and lakes are exactly like they are in real life. Other than that your better off finding good videos.

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Its not the kind of game your looking for but Booyah has a game out now. Its a flipping and pitching game the keeps score when you hit targets and has several modes you can try. It has fake stumps and a dock on a mat with lily pads. It kinda high I think at $100 but you can make something like this. Its not a video game but it can be played in the house and looks fun.

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Is it actually educational? I'm less interested in "fun" than I am in learning more.

To a point. The bass location is mostly correct according to the water temp. The lures are correct. The need to work the lure is correct. And the maps and lakes are exactly like they are in real life. Other than that your better off finding good videos.

I was afraid my previous response to your response was a little curt.  It wasn't meant to be.  Sorry if it came off that way.

I've just been thinking that it would be really interesting to develop something that, based upon the knowledge we have of fish behavior, actually had some predictive ability.  Of course even the very best pro's can be "fooled" from time to time and things don't go exactly as hoped but there must be something to putting it all together (aka establishing a pattern).  Otherwise, it would simply be a free-for-all and the pro's would have no better chance than rank amateurs.  Therefore, can't we likewise put all these factors into a computer model and, based upon various conditions or "hypotheticals," have some predictive ability?  And then put it in the form of a video "game"?  What appeals to me about using a game format would be the feedback we would/could receive.  Reading a book or watching a video is good but we don't receive any feedback.  And in the grip of winter, we can't go out and test what we've learned (well, not us northern folk, anway).

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Now this was so long the game was on 5.5" floppys, I played the game all winter and in my first tourney was thinking "in the game I  would ................" What I did was throw the game out when I got home and never looked back.

Garnet

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The best bass fishing game that has ever come out was Trophy Bass 2004. It was awesome. Then Bass Pro took over the cost of the sequels and screwed up Trophy Bass 2007.

Oh I have to disagree Black Bass on the NES was THE BOMB!!! I even have a crappy GameBoy Advance version of it today. What did it teach me about bass fishing? Stop and Go, and take you time with big fish!! ;)

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I have never seen a really good fishing game. Usually anything catches fish. How hard would it be for them to get a few pros to rank lures according to locations and conditions and have that contribute to your success. With all the great games nothing is close to real bass fishing.

I recently found a game for PS1 during a cleaning spree that has to be one of the worst games I have ever played. Don't remember the name but the best way to catch fish was to DEADSTICK a SPINNERBAIT. To land a fish you had to fight it until it jumped then reel it in like mad when in the air, completely ridiculous. The sizes were off too on the game....here are some screens I took with my phone

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One of the most realistc games I 've played is Bass Fishing Duel by Sega, you can select weather, season, lake, hours to fish, lures to fish, lures move realistically, fish react very realistically to presentation & fishing technique.

Wrong lure, wrong presentation for the conditions it can get really hard, just like in real life.

BTW, how big is the world record ?  ;)

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I recently found a game for PS1 during a cleaning spree that has to be one of the worst games I have ever played. Don't remember the name but the best way to catch fish was to DEADSTICK a SPINNERBAIT. To land a fish you had to fight it until it jumped then reel it in like mad when in the air, completely ridiculous. The sizes were off too on the game....here are some screens I took with my phone

I think I rented that once.

is that the one where if you upgrade to the premium depth finder and driver around at full speed it will say "THERE"S A BIG OLE BASS" And if you do donuts over it it wil just say "BIG OLE BIG OLE BIG OLE BASS"

sorry thats all i remember but that was classic.

Me and a good friend killed a weekend in college with it, and even to this day when we are on the real lake and one of us hangs a fish, there is a better than average chance that big ole big ole is going to come out of someone mouth

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