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  • vanderpumptools

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    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    So last night I posted that I was super frustrated with losing fish on hooks, getting snagged in trees / rocks, tangles – all of it – and almost tossed my tackle into the lake.

    Friends in this subreddit talked me off the ledge and had some fantastic advice: just toss a worm on a bobber and relax.

    Exactly how I caught this hog this morning. Lol

    I’m back in baby!

    Thanks to all of you!

    Edit: some words for clarity.

  • Shintamani

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Live bait and surface lures is allways a good way back, take a few beers and watch that bobber dissapear.

  • beardybuddha

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Reminds me of when I say “I’m never drinking again” after a night of shots 🤣

    Tight lines, bud. (And if not, enjoy the weather and your surrounds)

  • Jt_YNWA

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    That’s one goddamn great fish. That’s what it’s all about baby!

  • firstcoastyakker

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Take up golf next time you want to quit fishing. That cured me. I sold my clubs and never looked back.

    Great fish!

  • HamletButty

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Nice, the place your fishing looks beautiful aswell, I would never leave there

  • Jwin0727

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Last year I almost quit 3X. Fishing is probably the most frustrating yet rewarding hobby. You can crush them for 3 weeks straight, then go one week getting skunked and it feels like a year. My biggest problem is finding peace and accepting the fact you won’t always catch em

  • ask_the_fisherman

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Keep fishing simple. Overthinking anything leads to problems. I carry a small shoulder bag with 5-6 bags of soft plastics, Ned heads, Wacky hooks, and a few weights. I can do 4 finesse rigs that catch fish. It is nothing fancy, a simple way to catch fish.

  • SL1Fun

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Fishing will always be frustrating.

    Last night, I had the best fishing trip of the year so far: ten slot redfish and two Striper in four hours, and left them chewing. Could have kept going and added a few more easily.

    But it wasn’t without its setbacks: got wrapped on a dock piling and lost what would have been the fish of the night. The wind kept pushing me around and I spooked a few spots’ worth of opportunities. Got chewed on and bit and have sore fingers due to forgetting my pliers. Had a few fish I hate myself for mishandling because I failed to adequately contain and control them to remove the hook quick enough, and hope they are still swimming although they did swim away strong. Snagged a crab trap. Snagged a dock. Partially dunked an unsealed real (my Nasci) so I’ll have to clean that up.

    But that’s not the fishing’s fault; that’s mine. I can only be frustrated at myself. But I also can’t be, because I’m still learning; I’ve only been back into fishing for a year, and am only a year into kayaking.

    Get mad at your mistakes, but be patient with yourself all the same. It’s supposed to be fun and a challenge, but don’t let the challenge make you forget why you like about fishing.

  • grizzlycbg

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Nice fish! It doesn’t matter how you caught it. Just have fun and enjoy the moment! I’ll be 51 this October and I’ve realized the moment is better than the time or how to get there.

  • bvhotpants

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Nice one! Glad you decided to stay at it.

  • HikingUphill

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    In to say it’s called fishing not catching. I love the rush of landing a beast, but even a day getting skunked beats a day off the water.

    Welcome back.

  • teacher_teacher

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    The water in the lake where I fish 95% of the time is 6’ high right now. Last weekend going for smallmouth you had to cast as close to shore as possible where they are spawning. This meant casting between, under, over and around all the trees on the shoreline. I lost count how many lures I got stuck in trees, but I managed to get them all out and didn’t lose any, and caught some monster smallness along the way.

  • trixnba

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    I hear you. I had a day yesterday, finally put on 2 spit shot and a live worm caught 6 bluegill and perch, 2 small bass and last one was like a bass with red gills or something weird, maybe diseased.

    One perch took a hook deep and is probably someone’s lunch, feel sorry for him. Sometimes I forget to have fun, and get too complicated.

  • FergieOutdoors

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Same experience for me! Back to basics. I was making it too complicated.

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