Converted a longtime bass fisherman finally.

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by FordTruckGuySTX, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    My best friend since we've been like 3 has always been a big bass angler. he goes with one of our neighbors to tournaments and he thinks he's the big largemouth hotshot, has a $300 dollar reel that probably couldnt hold 75 yards of 20lb test, all his IM7 graphite rods, etc. Took him out cattin' and managed to help him experience a 35lb ticked off flathead. It only took a little math to figure that single fish weighed more and fought harder than a bassboat full of largemouth at a weigh in and i just drove him to walmart to get an Uglystick catrod, tidewater, and some 40lb Big Game. I'd call it a job well done for myself:big_smile:
     
  2. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Good job Matt! He is now Born again in the fishing world!
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    And I would have to agree. Job well done.:big_smile:
     
  4. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    Glad you got him to finaly come around
     
  5. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    Way to go, but, I was reading a catfish magazine the other day and began to think that we all should do a little Bass Fishing. Seems those dudes kill lots and lots of baby catfish. and well, I just can't stand a killer of kids. Just thinking about all those nasty bass eating those helpless baby catfish made me want to go out and get a few bass lures to rise the catfish population.

    So most bass fishermen may be A--holes on the lakes, they apparently do help save our catfish.
     
  6. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    This is true, but the bigger brothers of those little catfish like to take their vengance out on the bass, and get a free meal in the process :lol:
     
  7. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    he was lost and now is found! I am happy that he has turned from the "dark side" may the force be with him!

    Aaron (who is a starwars geek)

    TA2D
     
  8. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    Way to go!

    now you need to introduce him to this site.:big_smile:
     
  9. busadave

    busadave New Member

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    i was converted a long time ago
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    great job just make sure he doesn't do much back sliding.
     
  11. Fry Guy

    Fry Guy New Member

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    That's right remember what Benji said. Keep him away from his old friends and old hangouts or else he may go back to his old ways:roll_eyes:
     
  12. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    Good work.. Maybe he can seel those high dollar rods and buy, I don't know, a new truck or something..:lol:
     
  13. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    You done good Matt!!
     
  14. FordTruckGuySTX

    FordTruckGuySTX New Member

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    He still cant answer if i ask him what good a 300 dollar reel is that cant turn a 20lb flathead around if its life depended on it, i think it is a shimano which i like them but those little bass reels just cant cut it nor can their drag.
     
  15. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    I still think largemouth are one of the dumbest fish in the water.

    Why would a fish bite a metal wire with a multi-colored tassle (a.k.a. spinnerbait) hanging off of it?