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Bass fishing Vs saltwater fishing

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I moved to BR about 43 years ago and was made fun of by most of the local fisherman who were all bass fisherman. Said my equipment was a joke as you need 5ft 2 rods for accuracy in bass fishing. These same guys now almost all fish saltwater about half still hold bass number one.

Last week we had the grandkids over and took them saltwater fishing and it was every cast with live bait. Then the kids wanted to catch those big bass we had been posting. It did not take them long to understand bass fishing is so different than saltwater. One casting and equipment is more important in bass fishing. The kids worked at using the Shimano reels and caught some great bass.

As a retired guide the average fisherman gets turned off on bass fishing quick as the grass and casting can get old fast. TB is now getting a lot of talk about how great fishing is you can bet the good days will come with a lot of casting and time on the water. Saltwater is the way to go with fisherman and grandkids that want to catch fish. PS The grandkids after some boring times learned to like bass fishing after we got on a great pattern of catching boy was I glad.
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   Cig39
great fish!
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   CaptJS
lol to follow up on what I posted just saw a article about punching grass beds. Said to use a 1oz weight and 60pound line. Just think of the trolling motor you need for that grass. No doubt it works but who has a rod and reel that can handle this not many. Not me and I don;t want one give me top water or saltwater.
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   CaptJS
Please note after the Pro's did their thing the reports from TB has come to a halt. Please never seem to realize how good these guys are and they have problems when bass fishing. After that first hour the catch rate was about one fish per hour in that heat got to love it. KVD the winner said it best that was hard work for sure.
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different strokes for different folks. Catching bass and Catching tournament bass are 2 different types of fishing. Tournament anglers are looking for 5 good bites. Not catching 50 10' fish. Different baits, different techniques, different mindset. Punching grass beds is one of those techniques that can yield better quality fish. You don't want to troll motor through the grass either you will scare off the fish. you can push pole through it if possible or work the out side line.
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