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Best Fishing Decision You Have Ever Made???????????????

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    So what is the best fishing decision you have ever made?  

    For me it would have to be a Saturday last year when me, my buddy, and his dad where fishing a electric motor only lake.  We where not getting anything at our "best spot" so I made the decision to go fish some docks since we were not hitting on much there.  

    All I can say is that it was the best fishing decision of my life!  First pitch to the dock and I land a 4 pounder (my PB).  About 5 minutes later my buddies dad lands a 6 pounder, after that my buddy lands about a 3 pounder.  

    In all we caught about 10 fish in about 20 minutes.  Needless to say my buddy and his dad loved me for mentioning that we should go and fish the docks.

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1974: Joined two bass clubs in Hemphill, Texas whose members included John Torian, John Hall, John Dean, Villis P "Bo" Dowden SR, Harold Allen, Larry Nixon, Tommy Martin, & Zell Roland

1976: Attended a 4 day seminar in Houston Texas that totally changed my outlook on bass fishing. The man putting on that seminar was Elwood L. " Buck" Perry, not only did I buy his books but I became a devout student of his teachings.  

Still paying off ;)

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Change all the lines from 250lb test to 180 lb test  (costs about $200 to do 4 reels)  Caught 4 fish in 5 days.  Smallest fish paid $3k+

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id say my best fishing decision would be more of a general decisiion. "Learn As Much as i CAN about bass fishing" - listen to all advice, suggestions ,tips ,tricks ,best spots ,where to fish ,how to fish etc.etc. THANK YOU BASS RESOURCE

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Buying a jon boat when I was young (10), it opened up a whole new world, for Snook and Bass!

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Had a club tournament on Lake Gaston and viewed the weather reports and saw that there was going to be very high winds that day but the tournament director would not cancel the event.

Best Decision #1 - Leave boat home.

Best Decision #2 - Boater and I hauedl fannies back to Popular Creek as the winds started to pick up, beating the high winds on the main lake.

Four boats damaged, one seriously.

Some decisions have nothing to do with the art of fishing.  :)

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Buying a truck so i could haul my boat(that i bought before i even had a truck), LOL!!!    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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So what is the best fishing decision you have ever made?

For me it would have to be a Saturday last year when me, my buddy, and his dad where fishing a electric motor only lake. We where not getting anything at our "best spot" so I made the decision to go fish some docks since we were not hitting on much there.

All I can say is that it was the best fishing decision of my life! First pitch to the dock and I land a 4 pounder (my PB). About 5 minutes later my buddies dad lands a 6 pounder, after that my buddy lands about a 3 pounder.

In all we caught about 10 fish in about 20 minutes. Needless to say my buddy and his dad loved me for mentioning that we should go and fish the docks.

the best decision in fishing is when i made the move from fishing only spin-cast rods to bait cast.  8-)

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Joining Bass Resource and paying close attention to other members ;)...

skillet

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buying my first rod/reel/license/a couple spinners and bank fishing at 17.

it's been a pretty good click and I doubt I know more now than I did then... but it's been good.

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Joining Bass Resource and paying close attention to other members ;)...

skillet

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Joining Bass Fishing Resource of Course.

A more specific ocasion, I was fishing a night tournament on my home lake and was catching fish good on a brown jig with a brown trailor up until about midnight. Then took a 4 hour dry spell, finally around 4 am I took the time to think about what had changed. Then it hit me, duh, the moon had sat around midnight, and the bass must not be able to see my brown/brown jig good enough.

I took the brown trailer off and replaced it with a charlie one and caught a throwback on the first cast, 5 cast later caught a 5lber and was able to finish up our limit before daylight and ended up finishing 4th in a tournament that it looked like we had no chance of finishing in the money in. This was probably an easy decision to have made, but for some reason it took me 4 hours to think of it, but when I did it payed off big time.

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I'll second buying a canoe. For a while I'd been looking at Craigslist and stuff trying to find something, and then finally one day that summer I just committed and got a canoe at Dick's Sporting Goods. In hindsight it probably wasn't the best canoe for my needs, but it felt so good to get in the water! I caught my first largemouth about five minutes after launching on the maiden voyage.

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I started taking pictures of my fish. Its realy cool to look back through my photo albums and remember all the fish I have forgotten about.

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Switched to baitcasters

Close second, trying jigs again. First time didn't go so well but now they are working out great for me.

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Fishing plastics after reading about them here on Bass Resource. Before that I threw crankbaits all of the time, no matter what.

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6 years ago when I started to fish again.

My wife and wallet might not agree.

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Moving back to Cali ;-)

Fish

I know what you mean. My best decision was volunteering for duty in Texas.

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My best ( smartest ) decision ever was cutting my line loose from the 8 foot gator I hooked in the tail this last Saturday.

He was not happy at all and I was upset because I lost my favorite crankbait.

Brute

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Deciding to keep my day job after fishing the 3rd All American tournament and target trophy bass.

WRB

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