How people get "hooked" on sportfishing :)

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  1. Shimano Penn

    Shimano Penn Well-Known "Member"

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    So I was on the Tomahawk this past weekend, a 1.5. Was talking to a guy, maybe late 20's, early 30's, who has NEVER been offshore before but likes to fish. I dunno, maybe bass? Anyway we get into the most incredible WFO bite I have seen in a long time, total bloodbath mayhem for over an hour. The boat limits and the Capt has to pull off the paddy commanding "No more YFT" can come aboard. He says we can try for YT and Dodo's but NO MORE YF !!!! We hit it again and snag some YT. My point is this is this kids first time ever on a sportie. He asks me "is it always like this?" What do you think I told him? :D
     
  2. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    For me it was.seeing someone catch a bluegill at a park pond at 7 years old ... been an obsession ever since..
     
  3. sealskinner

    sealskinner Retired Pimp

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    I've been fishing my whole life. When I was in elementary school, my parents had a trailer. We would camp either at the sloughs up in the delta or Clear Lake.
    My dad's from Georgia, so the fish that he was concerned with was catfish and bluegill. Neither excited me.
    I was in the 5th grade when my family and a bunch of extended family went camping at Clear Lake. It was an hour from sunset and the grownups were drinking and setting up camp. So I grabbed my spinner and some worms and headed down the road. I found a secluded cove that the lake people used to store large metal bouys in. I had a bobber set up, and pinned a night crawler on. Casted by the nearest bouy. Almost instant bite. In about 20 minutes I had 5 bass to 3 pounds. Had no idea what I'd caught but I was stoked.
    Took the fish back, my dad and my uncle yell "Black bass". We had never caught any before.
    My dad and uncle made me take them to the cove where we fished well after dark.
    From then on. I had a bass obsession. Didn't subside till my mid 30's. When I bought my first ocean boat.
    Still obsessed, but it's the ocean now.

    This thread should be good.
     
  4. gved823

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    Bluegill and mealworms at El Dorado lake was what took me down.

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  5. lkatdpelicanfly

    lkatdpelicanfly Lizard Fish Slayer

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    Had to be the bonito runs off the little Redondo Pier. As a kid our Dad would drop us off at the pier and then go to the race tracks. Remember large schools of bonies breezing right by the pilings on a packed pier. When they werent around, fishing peas under a bobber on the shallow end. I think I caught the very tail end of those awesome bonito runs...fishing inshore was a lot better back then.
     
  6. bdubs73

    bdubs73 Well-Known "Member"

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    I love that! Conversely the opposite can happen. I had an overnight on the Fortune a fews years back where I took one of my buddys who had never fished offshore either. We hit a patty thats was apocalyptic, I mean the YFT were chewing the paint off the back of the boat. After it was all over I asked my biddy how much he enjoyed it and he was like...meh....
    Strange man.
     
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  7. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    well fishing is inborn just like the love for pussy....
     
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  8. the_tunaman

    the_tunaman Well-Known "Member"

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    Was always hooked from the time I was little, but it was when I first got into offshore tuna fishing that it became an obsession. Nothing like the first run or two to get me pumped up.
     
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  9. b-reel

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    Belmont pier and the Barge. I blame them!
     
  10. Slater

    Slater cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day

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    I didnt have an option, it's in my blood.....
    Dad had me on the water as a grom, I did the same with my son...
     
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  11. DennisV

    DennisV Well-Known "Member"

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    It's genetic. People born without this gene are doomed to live dull meaningless lives.
     
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  12. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hilarious and FACT!!!
     
  13. kenstevens1

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    I got taken down by Albertsons when buying fish. Why do that when you can go catch your own for free I figured. Theres a moral here somewhere.
     
  14. Elitetv1958

    Elitetv1958 Well-Known "Member"

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    The whizzing of the line sounds the same...whether it was a bonito fishing with my dad off Redondo Beach pier 50 years ago...or this year, my trolling outfit hanging off the back of the Supreme, Angler or Rooster.
     
  15. itsmemustard

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    A little 5 pound yellow when i was 5 or 7 years old
     
  16. mindbent

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    Grandpa tought me when I was about 5yrs old. Grandparents managed a motel in Grants Pass Oregon right on the Rogue river, I've been hooked ever since. Salt or fresh I just want to fish.
     
  17. Iron Rod

    Iron Rod Im your Huckleberry!

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    Only read Your Post, I'm kinda done with everyone else's point of view here .
    Looks like he stepped up on his own so he knows what it takes to Get out there and got some Bloody Deck experiance Cool. He's on the right path for our sport. On the other hand I have friends that want to go fishing with me after all the pictures and fillets they get for free . Lol ! I say don't do it!!! Why they ask? Well first of all Would you pay $300 for a hand gun they say yes? So how about 6 maybe 10 hand guns ? Awnser Why the Fuck would I need 10 guns . I say exactly friend stick to your thing and keep your credit card current at the processors.:Smoke_Emoticon:
     
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  18. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Started for me at city parks like,Hollenback,Echo Park,Belvedere,ect using pieces of bologna or as we called it bolony for anything that would bite!! Man I miss my youth!
     
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