Any Bass Fishermen out there?

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Any Bass Fishermen out there?

Post by Swampghost » June 22nd, 2015, 8:39 pm

Or do you consider them a trash fish? I see lots of trout threads but none about bass fishing.

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Post by Deputy 14 » June 23rd, 2015, 3:20 am

Love smallmouth and stripers (if you consider them bass), could care less if I ever catch another largemouth.

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Post by gophert » June 23rd, 2015, 12:38 pm

I love it when I have the time. Went for the first time this year with my dad and we caught 15 of these on top water in grass. They sure get the heart rate up.

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Post by Shooter » June 23rd, 2015, 3:51 pm

I'd be willing to bet that every person on here has had a pic took of some bass that they have caught in their life.
Used to do the FLW tours, in the BFL division. Glad I grew out of that!!! Too much wasted money and time.
Here are a few good tourney fish that we won with years ago. Got a pic of my Pop's 9 lb Smallie somewhere if I can find it.
This one here was only 6.
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Post by K9Doc » June 23rd, 2015, 3:52 pm

Largemouth Bass is by no means a "Trash Fish"!!!
Lol! But if we had small mouth or trout I might feel
Differently!!!

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Post by RapscallionVermilion » June 24th, 2015, 10:15 am

Deputy 14 wrote:Love smallmouth and stripers (if you consider them bass), could care less if I ever catch another largemouth.
Funny thing with fish names. Stripers are a true bass, as is the white perch, and smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are panfish.

Fishing for largemouth bass at night with surface plugs is tremendous fun. Dang that can get your heart thumping. No warning and then POW! Pound for pound smallmouth are one of the strongest fighting freshwater fish I've encountered.

Shooter, a 9 lb smallie? Wow, I had no idea they could get that big. A 5 lb smallie was considered huge up north where I grew up. Would love to see that picture.

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Post by Coalman » June 24th, 2015, 1:09 pm

We have smallmouth, largemouth and trout locally.

But it is the salt water striped bass that calls my name.

Went looking for a 50 pounder on my 50th birthday a few year ago. Came close with this 39 pounda'

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Post by Waddle Whacker » June 24th, 2015, 5:28 pm

:wave: I'm guilty. I love to catch a largemouth.
Feel, don't think. Trust your instincts.

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Post by vaturkey » June 24th, 2015, 6:56 pm

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I love all fishing ! But Trout the best ! :thumbup:

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Post by davisd9 » June 24th, 2015, 7:24 pm

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Post by RapscallionVermilion » June 24th, 2015, 8:15 pm

vaturkey wrote:Image
I love all fishing ! But Trout the best ! :thumbup:
Nice brown. Looks like a Loch Leven Brown.

Living in the Rockies it is trout fishing for me too. This is a tributary to the Rio Grande in southern Colorado.
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A wild rainbow.
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Post by Swampghost » June 24th, 2015, 8:22 pm

I guess I'm gonna have to start taking a few pictures now. I have a few but they are all old and taken with a 35 mm camera.

I do a lot of bass fishing. Joined a small local bass club and we have a tournament each month. Don't fish for money mostly though. We keep track of the weights through the year and each year; every club sends the highest ranking anglers to a big tournament on Toledo Bend. I think I've made it 16 times in the last 20 years, 3 times in 2 clubs simultaneously. I think most of these were fishing from the back of the boat behind someone else each time.
I quit chasing a coonhound to start fishing. now, the fishing has to wait from middle of March to middle of April!

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Post by vaturkey » June 24th, 2015, 11:32 pm

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Here's a 17" Native Brook Trout

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Post by vaturkey » June 24th, 2015, 11:39 pm

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5 lb native rainbow

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Post by K9Doc » June 25th, 2015, 11:15 am

Beautiful fish those trout!!!
Summer is my busy time at work.
Looks like I need to slow down.
Trout seems to be calling my name.

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Post by swampchicken » June 25th, 2015, 1:37 pm

RapscallionVermilion wrote:
vaturkey wrote:Image
I love all fishing ! But Trout the best ! :thumbup:
Nice brown. Looks like a Loch Leven Brown.

Living in the Rockies it is trout fishing for me too. This is a tributary to the Rio Grande in southern Colorado.
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A wild rainbow.
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I wish I had scenery like that to fish! I would rather fish for trout or crappie. I finally went bass fishing last night for the first time this year and caught a 6lb large mouth which is pretty common in my ponds. I can usually get at least one if not more in the 5-8lb range any time i go.

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Post by HarleyRiders97 » June 25th, 2015, 4:12 pm

How about this 12 lb. 2 oz. monster my wife caught in Florida.....how does that rate????
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Post by HarleyRiders97 » June 25th, 2015, 4:13 pm

And the 5 pound native rainbow is a cutthroat!!! What a beauty!

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Post by alpha burnt » June 25th, 2015, 6:59 pm

HarleyRiders97 wrote:How about this 12 lb. 2 oz. monster my wife caught in Florida.....how does that rate????
Every time I take my wife out hunting, fishing, shooting or whatever she always has the best luck (guess it could be skill, shhh) and wonders why I think it is so difficult...She doesn't get to go too often so it just works out that way I guess. Please tell me that you caught one that was 12-03? LOL

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Post by vaturkey » June 25th, 2015, 7:48 pm

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38 Lb 13 Oz 47" Long Grass Carp caught on Live Cicada & 6 Lb Test

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Re: Any Bass Fishermen out there?

Post by GOLD HUNTER » June 25th, 2015, 9:42 pm

I don't bass fish much BUT love to trout fish, here are a few of the big ones I got this year.

only trash fish I hate is them sucker fish :violent1:

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LET'S GO TROUT FISHING

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Re: Any Bass Fishermen out there?

Post by Gar Commander » June 26th, 2015, 9:14 am

I got tired of bass so I swapped over to Gaspergoo!
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Post by RapscallionVermilion » June 26th, 2015, 9:40 am

Gar Commander wrote:I got tired of bass so I swapped over to Gaspergoo!
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We called those sheepshead on Lake Champlain. A lot better eating than many people realize.

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