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Stick 'Em
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:43 AM 04/01/07 (CST)
There seems to be a bit of a small healthy beef between walleye fisherman and bass fisherman. Now maybe I am about to committ forum suicide but is there really a competition? Walleyes are indeed better in the frying pan. However that is where the similarities end.
If pulling up dead weight from 25 ft. is your cup of tea than your missing out big time! Sitting out in the middle of the lake using live bait. (how much skill does that take haha) You should try pulling a hog out from under a boat dock or the shock of a bucketmouth blowing up on your topwater frog in the thickest nastiest vegetation on the whole lake. We all know that when you walleye guys accidently catch a smallmouth you secertly loved every second of that. If only you could consistently do that, right?

Anyway I'm not trying to tick people off. I'm just trying to get a friendly little battle going on here. I know I am out numbered after all the eyeball is the state fish! Although I do agree that retired walleye fisherman can make the best bass fisherman. To bad they all have there blinders on!

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:20 AM 04/01/07 (CST)
Stick Em

I fish for both Bass and Walleye but consider myself a Walleye fisherman. What I believe the biggest difference between the 2 is that it takes alot more skill to fish for Walleye than Bass it is pretty easy to pound a shoreline or weedbed with a spinner bait or top water.Try to predict the season movements of Walleye locate them somewhere in a 4000 acre lake and then find the right presentation to get them to bite. If you have had the experiance of catching a 28 plus Walleye from 25 feet of water you wouldnt call it pulling dead weight give it try sometime and I think you would change your mind. Anyway good post and good luck this season.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:39 AM 04/01/07 (CST)
Well...

I actually fished nothing but bass for a bunch of years with Woodtic. We used to fish Minnetonka and the Gull Lake area quite a bit. It isn't the actual fishing of bass that I really enjoy, it's the rush you get when you hook one. To see a 7 lber jumping ten feet out of the water and then hunkering down in the weeds... man there is nothing like that. For sport, I think it's the best. Woodtic would argue that a salmon on a flyrod in the river is even more of a rush, especially with all the Canadian shield out there. I've done that too, but hooking them can be few and far between. As for fishing, and what I mean here, finding and having success, walleyes do make you have to think a bit more. So maybe it's more of the hunt I like. So each has its place.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:19 PM 04/01/07 (CST)
For the most part I think that there's a lot of good natured ribbing between the two. What I notice is that the bass guys generally don't think walleyes fight as much and I'll agree with that to a point. Once you get into walleyes that are over 20 inches I think walleyes out fight bass. After all most bass (smallies anyway) head straight for the surface, once there the fights over.

Now if your out to catch a lot of fish and have a lot of action, it's bass hands down. But here in lies the big difference between bass fisherman and walleye fisherman. Walleye fishing takes patience and persistence. I consider 3 or 4 nice walleyes for several hours work a great day. I would need 20 or 30 bass to meet the same "great day" requirements. Which one is better? Which ever one you enjoy catching.






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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 12:52 PM 04/01/07 (CST)
I guess I was talking more on LargeMouth bass. Smallies can be fun, but Largemouths are a bit different. In my experience, the big hogs will hit and shoot straight up and try to spit out the lure. Then they will dive down and hunker into the weeds or muck. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to horse them out and they will fight pretty much all the way in.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:57 PM 04/01/07 (CST)
I'll give a guy a hard time about bass,but the truth be know that whatever has fins and gills are my targets.
It's all about action for me.Then eating not visa versa.



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:01 PM 04/01/07 (CST)
5 years ago I would have 100% agreed that walleye fishing was more of a hunt and required more knowledge of the lake. However I now have to disagree to a point. True a large majority of bass will spawn shallow and stay up there for a better part of the season. However many go deep after the spawn and stay there for the rest of the year. That is were the vast majority of large females will be. A bit cooler water, sitting on ledges, and dominating the deep weedbeds and rock piles. Todays top bass fisherman has just as much electronics on his boat than the walleye guys. Thats why I agree that retired walleye fisherman can make the best bass fisherman. There used to working structure not cover. Look at the pro bass circuits. Kevin VanDamn, Ike, Derek Remitz. All from the north and are always a top on the circuits.

As far as the large walleyes fighting as good as a bass is true. But then match a trophy bass up and you have another story once again. Anyway it is good to hear so many opinions. That is why this site is so valuable.

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 06:04 AM 04/02/07 (CST)
Walleye?? Are those them nasty fish that feed from the bottom of the lakes like carp? Catching one of those is like snaging an old pop can off the bottom it doesn't do any thing put get reeled up laughed at and then tossed back....


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:33 AM 04/02/07 (CST)
I was waiting for you to say something SF!


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 10:45 AM 04/02/07 (CST)
I can see why SF has that opinion when all he gets are stockers.
Let him get a 5 lb eye or bigger than let him brag of the battle.
The only problem is it takes more than tossing out a piece of plastic to catch big eyes.
You'd have to know how to find them.
Bass are easy .I use to start out beginners on them to get their confidence up.Kind of like sunfish.




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