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I was wondering how many anglers here listen to music while they fished? This is something that I tried out this morning and had very good success with. I won a iPod shuffle at our company Christmas party and downloaded some songs on it for my fishing trip.

For some reason I felt like I was more calm and was able to slow down my presentation which was the main factor to my success.

What do yall think??
 

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I've only listened to music once and that was while pre-fishing with a buddy. He had gospel playing the whole day, and while I have nothing against it nor it's messages, it's not my cup of tea and I felt it to be a huge distraction.
 

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When me and my ex got our boat we started listening to the radio during a tournament that was broadcast for hourly winnings. That kinda set the stage to listen to music when we were out fishing after that. Not all the time. I like it sometimes but not too many people have a stereo in the boat.
 
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LakeCityYankee said:
I've only listened to music once and that was while pre-fishing with a buddy. He had gospel playing the whole day, and while I have nothing against it nor it's messages, it's not my cup of tea and I felt it to be a huge distraction.
Thats why I love my iPod. I use the ear phones so I don't bother anybody else with my music.
 

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Well I'm not very how do i put it.....technologically educated. It took me 2 months to figure this whole Internet thing out, you guys know what Marine stands for right? Muscles Are Required Intelligence Not Expected ( and Drew you know its true) So it would be just another thing to break and aggravate the hell outta me. ;D
 

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During the summer months the ski crowd is out with their Boom box music so loud you can't help but hear it! I listen to music when ocean fishing due to hours of trolling and running, however bass fishing is more of a concentration and stay focused thing with me and that is why I prefer to fish alone or with a partner that doesn't require a lot of conversation while fishing. If listening to music is important and keeps you focused, use a good head set and keep it to yourself.
Tom
 
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During the summer months the ski crowd is out with their Boom box music so loud you can't help but hear it! I listen to music when ocean fishing due to hours of trolling and running, however bass fishing is more of a concentration and stay focused thing with me and that is why I prefer to fish alone or with a partner that doesn't require a lot of conversation while fishing. If listening to music is important and keeps you focused, use a good head set and keep it to yourself.
Tom
I'm the same way. When I'm bass fishing I'm so focused on watching my line or the placement or my bait I tend to block the rest of the world out. If I'm fishing with a new person Ill talk for the first 30 to 45 minutes to get to know them but after that I go completely mute. Some times ill take a lunch out with me or even just a bottle of water but at the end of the day its still all there. I wont take a break or sit back for two seconds cause Ill be thinking I could be catching bass that whole time.
 

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My dream has always been to have one of those big ole boom boxes blaring "from whom the bell tolls" as I was coming in to the weigh in with a big fat sack. I'm not interested in listening while I am fishing.
 

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I will sing or hum to myself without a radio lol... I even do it when I am mowing the yard.

To answer your question . No I dont, but I may get me some head phones and give it a whirl.
 
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I am so impatient and fidgety that the music apparently calms me down and keeps me more focused on what I am doing at that moment. Don't know why but it does. Go figure.
 

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imonembad said:
My dream has always been to have one of those big ole boom boxes blaring "from whom the bell tolls" as I was coming in to the weigh in with a big fat sack. 
ROFL!! I love it
 

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oldschool said:
During the summer months the ski crowd is out with their Boom box music so loud you can't help but hear it! I listen to music when ocean fishing due to hours of trolling and running,
As far as other fishing goes... I dont mind music when catfishing.
 

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Hey, Jared! How's it going? As to the music, I might try it to help me relax in the winter. God knows it's boring fishing the way you have to to get bit this time of year. But once that water gets up close to 60, no music for me.
 

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I have a small AM/FM radio with ear phones. I keep one in my ear and the other dangles. It helps me alot when I need to slow down. By the way, when fishing I listen to smooth jazz.
-Joe
 

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I don't care for music personally while fishing because I listen for fish activety and I dislike a boat radio playing due to the vibrations I feel it disperses into surrounding water alerting the fish to your presence.
 

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I listen for gulls feeding and animals stirring in the woods, bass breaking the surface, bream poping bugs. It isn't beneath me to listen for some angler hooting a few times from catching nice bass, signaling a feeding frenzy I need to be aware of. All that helps me re-focus and get more serious. When all is dead quiet I know the fishing will be tougher, usually calling for deeper presentations.

Jim
 

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I listen for gulls feeding and animals stirring in the woods, bass breaking the surface, bream poping bugs. It isn't beneath me to listen for some angler hooting a few times from catching nice bass, signaling a feeding frenzy I need to be aware of. All that helps me re-focus and get more serious. When all is dead quiet I know the fishing will be tougher, usually calling for deeper presentations.
I would agree, if you got headphones on, bass could start busting behind you and you would be clueless
 
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I don't for the same reasons that Arkie mentioned. Also, if I was listening to music, I couldn't hear Joe's soft whines and grunts as I lift another one into the boat. Not to mention his "French" dialect.
I relax more with hearing the natural sounds and I am old and hard of hearing anyway so: "Nothing wrong with quiet."
 

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FM, Welcome my friend. Glad you are a Basshole. I only grunt and whine when I am with you. Something about the way you fish. Oh yeah, you catch them. Glad to see you here!!!!
-Joe
 
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