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I was just wondering how much stuff you guys bring with you when you are going fishing because i feel like a am carrying way to much stuff. since i don't have a boat i have to carry all this stuff :( .

Stuff i bring:

Tackle box(15#)

Camera Bag(6#)

Net(1#)

Rods(2-6#)

Snake hook(1#)

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I was just wondering how much stuff you guys bring with you when you are going fishing because i feel like a am carrying way to much stuff. since i don't have a boat i have to carry all this stuff :( .

Stuff i bring:

Tackle box(15#)

Camera Bag(6#)

Net(1#)

Rods(2-6#)

Snake hook(1#)

It depends if you are bank fishing, boat fishing, or tournament fishing. When I tournament fish as a non boater I keep it between 4 to 5 rods, 1 tackle bag, and thats about it. Bank fishing I pretty much take all I got but I keep most of it in the truck and grab it when I need it.

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Stuff i bring:

Tackle box(15#)

Camera Bag(6#)

Net(1#)

Rods(2-6#)

Snake hook(1#)

When I fish from the bank, I usually carry two rods, a tackle bag, and nothing else. My camera is small enough to fit in my tackle bag along with other things such as water, bug dope, etc. I've never felt like I needed a net for bank fishing. Honestly, I don't even know what a snake hook is.

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Are you fishing for pleasure or tourney's like lynrdsky1 mentioned?? I imagine you are fishing tourney's since you mentioned you carry a net. If you aren't fishing tourney's the net is not needed as it's not good for catching and releasing and you should always be able to lip your bass.

I'm a bank fisherman and have a couple of high pressure city lake lakes very close to home. That being said, I'm very familiar with the lakes and have lots of confidence at the lakes too. Depending on the weather and time of year, I always have a strategy on what bait I'm going to use before I get to the lake.

Most of the time I bring two rods with me and leave the second rod in the car and just fish with one rod. I carry a very small soft tackle bag. I also carry my iphone/camera in one pocket and a Kodak waterproof mini cam in my other pocket. That's all I carry.

I do see lots of the other local fisherman carrying 2 to 3 rods when they are fishing. Some fisherman even more. I guess it comes down too what you want to fish and how much you want to carry with you. I like to work the entire shoreline of my lake and move after so many casts.

Brian

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Bank fishing:

1-2 rods

Limited asst. of tackle in sone ziplocks and maybe a tiny box that all fit in my pockets. I hate having to keep picking stuff up to move from spot to spot. I also only bank fish on small local ponds and know what I need, so I eliminate everything else.

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No tourney's for me the net isn't even for fishing lol its more for frogs an such since sometimes when the fish are not biting i go looking for frogs and snakes(thats why the snake hook) yesterday i went was able to get 2 bull frogs and a few water snakes and a painted turtle and a common snapping turtle, so i could take some nice pictures of them.

Bird dog:

A snake hook is like a golf club with a hook on the end for you to safely catch snakes( i dont use it on harmless snakes but every now and then if i go to a new lake near my camp i will see a copper head)

And the camera bag is my DSLR with all my lens and such

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Bank Fishing: 1 soft tackle bag (lures and plastics), 1 rod with me, 2nd rod left in car, assortment of plastics left in car, camera phone. Keep it light and simple!

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Depends on where I'm fishing. If I can park close and/or there aren't any other people then I'll bring a backpack tacklebag and 4 rods. I'll typically carry just one or two and leave the others in the car or on the ground. If it's a public place where I have to walk far then I'll carry 2 rods and a smaller amount of tackle.

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Bank fishing...... 1 all purpose rod , boga , vest with cranks , plastics , pliers , scissors ,tape measure , weights , hooks.

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I fish from the bank I carry 5 rods and a tackle bag and my phone is my camera. In my tackle bag I have 7 plano 370 boxs busting at the seams then side compartments loaded full with hooks sinkers plastics lots and lots of plastics. But there are some spots that require long hikes threw dense woods to get to a hole in a creek arm or something so I will take 1 spinning rod and what ever fits in my cargo pockets.

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Usually one rod, four or five lures (one tied on, the rest in my pockets), a pair of scissors.

Plus wallet with the fishing license in it, phone and keys.

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Another bank fisherman here. I usually carry 2 rods, with a backup rig in my truck, a dozen or so crankbaits, a few dozen worms (along with weights and hooks), a few jigs and a couple of spinnerbaits. I carry all of the tackle in a small Plano double-sided box. Gerber multi-tool on my belt and a small digital camera in my pocket and I'm ready to go.

Tom

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2 maybe 3 rods, and an oldMOLLE ar ALICE ruck sack with 4 or 5 3700 sized boxes with other random bags of plastics thrown in.

-gk

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its amazing how many people ask questions without reading the topic or original post, which would of answered their question...

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1 fishing back pack with assorted plastic cases, with all lures and tools, I ditched the tackle box a while ago

1 medium sized net, it also doubles as snake defense (use the rim to hold down)

2 rods max, none specific since I carry a lot of different lure/styles

I ditched the camera in favor for the camera phone, 5mp is good enough

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Bank fishing, I only bring 1 rod and a small worm bag. You can cover top to bottom with just plastics and if you lose them, it's not a big deal.

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Bank fishing:

1 clear plastic tote with:

-2 Cranks

-2 Lipless Cranks

-Assorted Plastics

-1 Spinnerbait/Buzzbait/Whatever fits that's topwater.

-Few Jigs

2-3 Rods (1 Line weighted (monofilament), 1 line non-weighted (fluorocarbon), 1 line braided for topwater)

Fish net

Towel

2 Pairs Pliers

Scissors

Scale

Pretty much it.

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This summer I will be bringing three setups; all of which are for plastics and jigs.

Lew's TP/Dobyns Savvy 734c/ 50# PowerPro- big plastics

Lew's TP/Daiwa Zillion 704c/70# Samurai- jigs

Curado 200e7/Cumara CUC-72MH/50# PowerPro- plastics

A medium sized backpack with jigs and plastics, camera, scale.

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Unless it's an excursion to an unfamiliar pond I like to keep it light.

I have a bad back and recently pushed it to it's limit, so I have no choice but to do so.

Most of the time my standard gear consists of the following:

1 Rod, usually a med-hvy spinning combo.

1 Bag/Satchel, has 3 pockets that can each hold a 5.5 x 7 plastic box. I only carry 1 of these boxes.

In that 1 box I'm able to fit 10-12 hard baits; a variety of top water, wake baits, swim baits, shallow, medium, deep and lipless cranks.

I'm also able to fit a hollow body frog, a Redfish Magic spinner bait (pretty much an oversized Beetle Spin), a Chatterfrog, swim jig, Boo Jig and a finesse jig. I also squeeze in a small variety of weights, beads and snaps. The secret to keeping this 1 box light is to carry as little lead and lead head baits as possible.

In another of the pouches I carry about 8 bags of plastics and sometimes a bottle of attractant.

I could very easily be tempted to carry more. So, instead I take zip lock bags and fill them with all similar color baits; all black, all green, all brown/pumpkin, etc.

In the 3rd pouch I carry a digital scale.

In my pockets I carry a few packs of hooks, bobber stops, a multi-tool, small nail clippers and a rag besides the standard keys, wallet and cell phone.

There is one place I fish that I need to bring my machete in order to clear out a place to fish. Don't go there very often though.

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I bank fish all the time except for a few trips out on a boat throughout the summer.

I usually carry 1-2 rods and my tackle bag which probably weighs 30 pounds.

It depends on the mood I'm in, but I'll occasionally bring one rod and the lure tied on to get a little better with that lure.

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2 rods, 1 for topwater and spinnerbait and 1 for jigs, tubes and t-rigs.

My phone = watch and camera - calls get forwarded to my house, my wife and kids will text me

A tackle box from the hardware store - 12" x 12" x 2" deep - which is supposed to be used for assorted screws and hardware and you can place plastic separator tabs/partitions anywhere you like to fit your tackle needs

Pliers hanging from my front pocket

Dish towel laced in my pant loop

Wallet in my back pocket

S**t tickets in my truck in case the visitor center is out

Extra reel and line in my truck in case of "operator error"

Waders are in my truck and on b4 I go fishing

Extra underwear in truck in case S**t tickets are exhausted and I forgot to replenish from previous outing

Additional lures in my truck to suit water conditions

That pretty much sums it up.

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S**t tickets :)) never heard it called that before. Sounds like you pack pretty light. Here lately I've been doing the same. 2 rods an old back pack from college with about 10 bags of plastics and a 8x10 tackle box. One rod (7' MH)with 30lb braid 14 fluoro leader for jigs,flukes,and t-rigged craws. The other rod (6'6" M) for smaller stuff like cranks and spinnerbaits.

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I used to take a ton of stuff, but soon realized that truly, most of the time a select number of baits were more effective than others. This helped me to lighten the load. I can bring 1-4 rods, depending on my mood and/or the situation and it isn't cumbersome because I can carry 3 rods in one hand with my homemade rod quiver.

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After a few different setups.... For shore fishing:

A large comfortable backpack:

Contents:

- (2) soft plastic binders

- several terminal tackle utility boxes (jigs, hooks, weights etc)

- several lure utility boxes organized by function (topwater, frogs, shallow cranks, jerk baits, spinnerbaits etc)

- Knife

- Pliers

- Misc fishing & survival gear depending

Generally speaking (2) rods rigged how I think the day is going to go. I have (3) more setups in the truck.

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