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The wife found this and sent it to me.


Bass fishermen watch Monday night football, drink beer, drive pickup trucks and prefer noisy women with big breasts. Trout fishermen watch MacNeil-Lehrer, drink white wine, drive foreign cars with passenger-side air bags and hardly think about women at all. This last characteristic may have something to do with the fact that trout fishermen spend most of the time immersed up to the thighs in ice-cold water. ~Author Unknown
 
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LOL :D ;D ;D :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Yup, I fit the description of a bass angler down to a "T"! >:D I never understood standing in ice cold water. Why do that when you could be standing on the head of a bass boat? ;D
 

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I'm the bass fisher"Girl" in our family and my husband trout fishes. However I think this is the one time the sterotype doesn't apply to us. He loves to hunt, drink beer, loves big chested women and fish for trout. He hates watching sports except for when I make him go to a UT football game with me. I on the other hand love to watch football and I drink wine occassionally and champaigne, don't care about big breast and we both drive the big truck.
 
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Oh dear LORD! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :rofl1: :rofl1: Have you tried to introduce him to the dark side known as bass fishing? >:D

I might have to try trout fishing again, but the last time, I kinda got bored with it. LOL :D
 

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LOL too funny Rodney!

And John, don't knock it till ya try it ;) I would rather bass fish than trout fish any day of the week... however... there is definitely something magical about standing waist deep in a babbling mountain stream. :)
 

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SStephens said:
I'm the bass fisher"Girl" in our family and my husband trout fishes. However I think this is the one time the sterotype doesn't apply to us. He loves to hunt, drink beer, loves big chested women and fish for trout. He hates watching sports except for when I make him go to a UT football game with me. I on the other hand love to watch football and I drink wine occassionally and champaigne, don't care about big breast and we both drive the big truck.
You and your hubby sound like a match made in heaven Summer lol :cheers:
 
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LOL too funny Rodney!

And John, don't knock it till ya try it ;) I would rather bass fish than trout fish any day of the week... however... there is definitely something magical about standing waist deep in a babbling mountain stream.  :)
Let's just hope that we aren't trying to impress anyone. Not sure what's "magical" about standing in cold water and fishing, when I can stay warm on a boat, or the bank.
 

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You will never understand unless youve tried it... which was exactly my point ;)

and... most waders are insulated so you dont feel the actual water temp
 
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I have done it before, and I do understand it. :p I am just not a trout angler. I prefer to fish for other species.
 

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Honestly, my husband has never been bass fishing with me. I am going to take him, but when I go... he is usually working. I know he will like it when does get to go. We have fished for crappie, brim, and catfish together. He works on the weekends so that makes it tough and I travel alot. He supports me in my fishing and that's what counts.
 

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Living here in Maine we have one of the best trout fisheries in the Northeast. You can bet that I will stand in ice cold water up to my waist to catch these fish. Plus my waders don't let any cold in.
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I bet John! I did a bit of trout fishing in Skowhegan, Maine many years ago. I loved it!

I love standing in the river, the water pressure squeezin on your legs, holding you steady, with the surface of the water so much closer to eye level than usual. ANd when ya hook a fish and pull him up to your waist/chest and see him so close to you... awesome! :)

In CT I use to wader fish for large mouth and smallmouth all the time. Ive caught some of my biggest bass sneaking around the shores in a pair of waders. Admittedly I have only done it a few times down here. I've had too many close calls with moccassins and fear having a close call with a gator lol One day though... when I can find perfect wading waters (where I wont get stuck in mud)... I will give it a go down here. :)
 
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I ain't too worried about snakes, cause they are mostly cool.......minus them hell bent cotton mouths..................and we don't have any gators around here...............the one thing that I would worry most about is the snapping turtles.

I was fishing Sloppy Floyd 2 weeks ago, and I saw THE BIGGEST snapping turtle I have ever laid eyes on. Scared me so bad, that I was standing on the bank, and he was a good 20 ft. from me, that I thought about going home, for fear of hooking him.

He came outta the water, and his head was as big around as a softball, his shell, out of the water, looked like a 55 gallon trash can lid, and when he went down, his tail was so long, that I thought it was a gator's tail.

I still get goosebumps thinking about that monster. It would be fun on catfishing gear, but on my bass stuff..................no way, Jose!

Step around one of them, and you will be missing part of a leg or a few toes! :eek:
 

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I use to catch Snapping Turtles for fun when i was growing up :) Never used hook and line though... always either just my hands or a net.

WHen I was about 8 I had 4 of them in a tank. They were my buddies and Id actually take a couple into the bath tub with me lol They were so small tho that even when they bit your finger it didnt hurt much. Little did I know, back then, the danger I could have been had those turtles latched onto the wrong body parts lol

ANother memorable moment was the time my buddy and I were up in the poconos fishing on Shohola Falls Lake. I think I was about 17 or so. My dad had bought a brand new wooden frame hand woven fishing net from a local shop up there. I took it with my friend and i fishing. Well we saw a big ol snapper so I scooped him up in the net and pulled him into the canoe. We were gonna bring him back to show my father so I decided to wrap him up in the net and lay the net on the bottom of the canoe. This turtles shell was well over a foot long.

So the turtles wrapped up in the net scratching around the bottom of the canoe now. My friend and I are fishing and pretty much ignoring the turtle. All of a sudden my friend is freaking out! The turtle was loose in the boat. My dad's net... destroyed lol The snapper ate his way out lol Man I took a whippin for that one lol

Snappers never bother me. Snakes dont bother me either... BUT... get chest deep in the water and have a snake drop out of a tree and be near eye level and swimming toward you... and you will NOT like snakes very much at the moment in time lol That's happened a bunch down here too me.
 
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Being the backwoods country boy that I am (can't you hear the banjos, LOL), Dad and I caught quite a few snapping and soft shell turtles one summer, fishing a farm pond, that was about 5 acres or so big.

Needless to say, turtle, when allowed to swim in clean waters, is a decent meat to eat. They are a bit tough, but with the right cook, the right ingredients, and the right way of cooking, the stuff is lip-smacking good.

I love catching snappers and soft shells, but I wouldn't wanna tango with that big daddy that I saw, unless I had my catfish (8 ft. surf spinning rod) on hand.

LOL Jared............I am not sure that I would want to recollect and recount the memories of the "near misses" that those little snappers could have done! ;D Be grateful! :p
 
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