man-fishing-on-a-lakeI’m an avid salt water fisherman, however, I read the following article in an old fishing magazine and thought it would be an interesting share.  I think it applies to fishermen everywhere ~ Captain Mike ~:

The age old question among fisherman…”What’s better; a fancy bass fishing trip to some exotic location or simply sitting out in your boat on a quiet waterway somewhere in the States?”

It’s a tough question. Hardened bass fisherman will usually go with the latter as the experience of sitting on a quiet lake somewhere with only the sounds of nature to worry about and then to have the silence broken by the thrashing of man’s greatest foe, the bass is unbeatable.

Taking Bass Fishing Trips

A bass fishing trip to exotic places however, are hard to beat especially if you want guaranteed success. Mexico offers some excellent fishing options in the way of guided tours and the promise of snagging the biggest bass in the world. That’s pretty hard to say no to.
The old school bass fisherman will say living in ritzy hotels for a week and going out on guided tours getting waited on hand and foot is not the way to enjoy the thrill of catching bass.

We say…”hold on guys and gals…whatever you think is a fair thing then stick to it!”
Phew! We’re glad that little argument is over. Or is it? One of the attractions of a bass fishing trip is the ability to put a boat in the water.

Devoted bass fishermen will tell you it’s not the same when you are taken out on a fancy craft and told where to thrown your line.

The Serenity Of Being In Your Own Boat!

When you are able to put your own boat in the water you are in control; you need to seek out the good fishing spots but above all, the tranquility of the setting you choose makes all the difference.
Then your peace gives way to excitement, and rightfully so. You are here for action, and there is no greater action in the world than the battle and the struggle between a man and the fish on his fishing line. Without this struggle, a bass fishing trip would be meaningless and frankly, life would be meaningless to many of us.

For many, taking a fishing trip is not just another weekend away; it is a rite of passage and a religious experience.
Just a man and his greatest enemy, the bass. That sounds pretty good to me.

 

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