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Very Interesting Article.

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Let's hope the trend continues even after the economy recovers!

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I am pretty sure its a largemouth in that picture? correct me if I am wrong

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Neat. Thanks.

There is a group in my little town developing a "sustainability initiative" for the town. I was asked to teach a class on fishing. While talking with them I told them about the differences between sport fishing and subsistence fishing, and how important it is to distinguish and respect the two. There are eating fish that tend to be tastier and have high production, and then there are gamefish that have low production of quality size individuals.

I told them I'd never disclose where and how to catch large bass, or bluegill for that matter, for the pan. They are a rare commodity and could potentially be decimated. But there are fish that could be used to supplement our diets. But if I were to teach a class I would be adamant about the difference.

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Its not surprizing and Indeed most of my friends are now trying to go with me on my fishing adventures. Before they would rather spend their money on other junk.  So its definatly getting larger on scale.

My question is: Do you see places charging MORE now that there are more anglers to fish? Such as lakes that charge only $5. Do you think they will jump on the bandwagon and start charging $7 because of more people coming?

I just hope it takes a conservitive line and stays as it is.

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Mine, yeah!! 2 lb 8 oz.  If your asking Swilly78 its no.  He is holding his first King Salmon from Lake Michigan, on a trip we took for his birthday .  I think he was around 6 lbs.  right Phil?

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Mine, yeah!! 2 lb 8 oz. If your asking Swilly78 its no. He is holding his first King Salmon from Lake Michigan, on a trip we took for his birthday . I think he was around 6 lbs. right Phil?

I think he meant the picture in the article. The caption says its a smallmouth, but it looks like a largemouth. The picture is small and not very clear, so it hard to tell for sure.

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Its a largemouth, no doubt about it.

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Its not surprizing and Indeed most of my friends are now trying to go with me on my fishing adventures. Before they would rather spend their money on other junk. So its definatly getting larger on scale.

My question is: Do you see places charging MORE now that there are more anglers to fish? Such as lakes that charge only $5. Do you think they will jump on the bandwagon and start charging $7 because of more people coming?

I just hope it takes a conservitive line and stays as it is.

I don't see this as an ongoing trend unless the economy either collapses or remains in the doldrums for a number of years.  As the baby boomer generation gets older the angling population among the younger set has been decreasing.  See the following thread:  http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1237225341

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Mine, yeah!! 2 lb 8 oz. If your asking Swilly78 its no. He is holding his first King Salmon from Lake Michigan, on a trip we took for his birthday . I think he was around 6 lbs. right Phil?

No from the article lol, the caption says he is holding a smallmouth but I think its a largemouth.

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Nevermind hes from New Hampshire ( I never read the caption ).  Its not a spot, its a LMB.  You can see the lateral line too.

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7 lbs, 1 oz, to be exact Rick.  Great pick yourself.  Thats one of those "listed" bass, eh?

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No No.  That is one of the few and far between at Pat's Lake by my house .  There was a guy fishing there who took the pic for me.

The guy wanted the fish too  >:(.  I wouldnt let him have it though.

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Anyone else notice this?

"Sports network ESPN added 44 percent more pages than planned to an insert in its "Bassmaster Magazine" aimed at saltwater fishermen because of advertiser demand."

Last time I check, Bassmaster was a bass fishing publication; not a saltwater.

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I noticed that too, then saw the picture of the miss labeled fish and now don't believe much of the article, they could have easily done a search online to check the fish type. But I am pretty sure bass will not be doing much saltwater.

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Typical news coverage.  Only about 50% is accurate.  I know - I was in the media for a number of years.  They rarely check for facts.  Deadlines are the only thing that matters.

That said, the general increase in fishing is true.  I've talked to a lot of folks in the industry that are seeing huge increases in business lately. BUT... that was after a decrease of roughly 30%-50% in business last year.  So the surge, while welcome, still has a ways to go to make up for the deficit.

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Yeah....... thats how he gets you, it starts of being cheap. then you get into it & WHAM!!! THE BAIT MONKEY JUMPS OUT AND BITES YOU IN THE WALLET!

then you decide you need a boat....lets not go there

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