Why Bass Fishing
by "The Bass Coach"
(Roger Lee Brown)
Everyday it seems that
more and more of the general public (men, women, boys, and girls)
are starting to take notice that there may be just a bit more
to bass fishing that meets the eye than just the Sunday morning
bass fishing shows they see on TV.
Why is this so? They see
bass fishing in regular TV commercials (I'm sure that you have
seen the commercial where 3 men are in a boat, fishing with artificial
lures, and one of them throws his lure around a tree branch,
and the spokesman says; "even the fish are comfortable").
This advertisement is about clothing! "Jeans." Or,
how about the grocery stores...... Yes, even in food stores you
will find a picture of a famous Bass Pro on a box of Wheaties.
Or, turn on a sports outdoors network anytime during the week
and you will find many TV fishing shows geared towards bass fishing.
Almost any swamp, lake, river, pond, or sloughs if accessible
by boats, you will find bass anglers.... Or, how about all the
trailered bass boats constantly going up and down our highways......It's
just about everywhere we look!
Bass fishing at the present
is considered to be America's #1 freshwater sport, in fact the
bass fishing industry is grown to be 70% higher than any other
types of fresh water fishing.
Try this for example, if
you go to most of the Internet search engines and type in the
words "bass fishing," 90 % of the search engines will
list many different types bass fishing related sites (bass clubs,
charters & guides, tournaments, artificial baits, bass boat
dealerships, bass related equipment, and on and on.) In the past
25 years bass fishing has grown from a million dollar industry
to a estimated 4.8 "Billion" dollar industry in today's
world and still growing each and every day.
So what's so great about
it?...... Well, let's start by saying that this is one outdoor
sport that just about anyone who dedicates and disciplines themselves
can equally compete on a pro level. Not like other types of professional
sports such as; football, soccer, basketball, tennis, etc. where
you have to be a top athlete and prove extraordinary abilities
to become a successful pro. With bass fishing it's quite different.....
Yes, the more time you spend on the water, the more you practice,
and the more you learn of the "How-To's" of bass angling
you can't help but to be more successful at catching bass, especially
if you have a "Coach" or someone as a mentor to teach
you patterns, conditions, presentations, techniques, colors,
proper equipment, etc. There is a lot to learn when it comes
to competitive bass fishing, but if one wants to be serious about
it he or she can compete on a pro level. I have taught several
anglers in the past that just couldn't seem to excel when it
came to fishing bass tournaments until I was able to teach them
several of the "How-To's" used by many of the Pro's
and now these same anglers are constant money winners and much
more successful and consistent at catching bass.
The bass fishing industry
also offers to many a wide variety of careers. as; Guiding (charters),
Sales (the retail industry connected with bass fishing is a giant
in itself), Tournament Competition, Lecturing, Advertising, Promotional
Opportunities, and on and on!.....
I feel that one of the
best traits of bass fishing is, is that it offers closer relationships
and bonding with loved ones..... I've noticed that when husband
and wife couples enroll in my bass fishing school, of the time
spent together on the water along with the excitement of catching
bass together and the laughs and enjoyment they share, it seems
that they all conclude with the same statement of saying that
they should have done this years ago! I have experienced all
this and much more with father & sons, mother and daughters,
father and daughters, mother & sons, boyfriends & girlfriends,
brothers & brothers, sisters and sisters. It is truly an
outdoor sport that literally just about anybody would enjoy.
I especially enjoy the time spent on the water with my wife when
we have a chance to get out on the water for a few hours of bass
fishing, and guess what, women actually make better anglers than
men! (Sorry guys, and please don't take this wrong.).......But,
this is probably because of the level of their patients. I don't
know this for sure but I have noticed that a female can work
a plastic worm or different presentations with certain baits
with the patients needed to catch bass, where sometimes the men
have the tendency to over work a bait. Try it and see for yourselves!
More and more females each
season are starting to book into my school to learn how to fish
just to be able to show their husbands or boyfriends that they
can do it to. Well, why not? It's a sport that's been enjoyed
for many many years by mostly the guys, and now that the women
are getting a taste of it, they love it just as much as the guys
Kid's even seem to go "nuts"
over this sport even probably more so than we do! I know this
because of the clients that bring their children when they book
a fishing trip or enroll in my school, (and just seeing their
expressions on their faces when they catch a bass seems to be
worth it all!) Along with the many Emails and letters I receive
from boys and girls from all over the nation, the kids are wanting
to know more and more about how to fish for bass, where can they
go to learn, or who might be able teach them. The age of most
of these boys and girls that write me range anywhere from 12
years to 18 years old, as well as many college students.
The slogan that I'm sure
we have all seen that says "Get Kids Hooked On Fishing Instead
Of Drugs" makes a lot of sense to me. What better way to
get closer to your children than by spending quality time together
outdoors having fun? But that's only part! It also allows them
to focus on something more than parties and getting into trouble......
So "Why Bass Fishing?".......Well,
all I can say is "Try it and see for yourself."
Take Care & God Bless!....."The
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