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I have heard mixed reviews on this subject. It looks like a person could learn a great deal but then again I have never been diving.

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I think it would be really cool. I've watched the show, Hook 'n' Look, and while I don't learn much from the show itself, the portions where they scuba dive and check out the fish's haunts are intriguing.

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I think it can only help.  You can see how the fish are relating to cover.  You can have someone run lures by you and see what they really look like down there.  You could also see how the colors of your baits change as you fish deeper in the water column.  Also, you could do some experimenting and see if what you thought you saw on your graph is what really is down there.  All this info can be used later to help you visualize when you're out there fishing.

Getting some lures is definately another plus!!!

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Can learn a lot about what ?

Bass behavior ?  perhaps after diving for several months in a row for several hours a day he/she may learn a little.

How his/her home lake look underwater ? absolutely

However there are better ways to learn about bass biology and behavior than taking a dip.

Want to learn about bass biology and behavior ---> purchase Glenn Lau 's Bigmouth & Bigmouth Forever videos. You can play them over and over again and every time you watch them you 'll learn something new, you don 't need to be a fisheries biologist to understand them either, extremely user friendly.

Yeah, they were filmed in Florida and a long time ago ( Uncle Homer appears in Bigmouth and he was already old !  :o ) however what you see in them applies anywhere and bass haven 't changed at all in those years since the film was made.

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I have had the video "Big Mouth" for years had it on vhs lol I dont really want to watch the fish because they are not in a natural environment with someone swimming around them. "The proof is in fishing." Structure would be more the thing that I would be into.

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I agree with Raul; you're not going to learn much from watching the fish.

I'd not only use it to verify structure but also to build some cover and/or move some stuff that's already down there.

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I scuba dive, but never in fresh water, yet... I carry snorkle gear with me on the boat sometime, but its for fun. Like said above i don't think diving is going to tell you much thats going to help.

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I would love to do it. Scuba diving is awesome!

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when i watch hook n look i learn a ton. it has to be one of my top favorite shows. if i could get down there i would! you see exactly how many fish are holding on certain breaks at that day and various other things. i just worry about the 50 lb snapping turtles. dont want them biting my peshy off. even though itd be a small snack :D

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when i watch hook n look i learn a ton. it has to be one of my top favorite shows. if i could get down there i would! you see exactly how many fish are holding on certain breaks at that day and various other things. i just worry about the 50 lb snapping turtles. dont want them biting my peshy off. even though itd be a small snack :D

Is it's first name Joe? And if so, I'd personally choose a bigger actor to name mine after. Maybe Fred Gwynn or someone like that.  ;)

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I am a scuba diver and have done alot of fresh water diving. You would be amazed at what you can learn by being in the Bass environment. You get to see all of the things you have read about. How fish relate to structure. how they follow ledges, points, rocks, grass, trees, depth. If you spend a few days in the same areas you can see how they relate and move according to temperature and light. People see the aquariums at places like Bass Pro Shops and think that is what fish do. Well I will be the one to break the news to you. Those aquariums have one thing wrong with them. They allow light from directions that are not natural to the fish so they act different than in a natural environment.

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I am a scuba diver and have done alot of fresh water diving. You would be amazed at what you can learn by being in the Bass environment. You get to see all of the things you have read about. How fish relate to structure. how they follow ledges, points, rocks, grass, trees, depth. If you spend a few days in the same areas you can see how they relate and move according to temperature and light. People see the aquariums at places like Bass Pro Shops and think that is what fish do. Well I will be the one to break the news to you. Those aquariums have one thing wrong with them. They allow light from directions that are not natural to the fish so they act different than in a natural environment.

Bravo!!  Keeping bass to learn their "habits" doesn't work in an aquarium.  Get certified and go study them where you fish if that really is your goal in keeping bass as pets.  You'll be amazed at what's down there and how textbook some of their activity really is.

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SLO_ROLL,

Uncle Homer Circle told us a story about a guy who was diving in a Florida lake and as par of his job he had to hammer a metal pipes into the bottom.

While working, he got the feeling that he was being watched.

So he turned around and saw a whole lot of largemouth bass watching him.

Seems they were attracted to the noise of the hammering on the metal pipes.

If you do go underwater looking for LMB, how about doing your own experiment and determine if the LMB in your body of water will come to the sounds you are making.  :)

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I do alot of snorkeling on my home lake when its warm enough and you do get a pretty good insight on how bass are relating to cover such as docks, boats, weedlines and pockets etc. Did I mention the bonus of the treasures you are bound to find hung on mooring lines and pier posts etc?

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i'd love to snorkel in some of the ponds i fish at but i would be freaked out if I came across Snapping turtles, eels, snakes - other than those things, i think i'd enjoy it !

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