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In the late 1930's I'm told.

"A Bass fisherman"

"A bass fisherman. This is the true pinnacle. Here only the elite of the fishing world dwell, for the apprenticeship is hard...........

Weaker men quail at the thought of long hours squidding until arms go weak, and in weather that makes the gulls stay grounded.....

You will see that it is a dedicated man indeed who will continue in this hunt for the striped bass.

Add to this, what about the fish himself? He is no great shakes as a fighter, a blue half his size will fight rings around him with a little left over. He is powerful, it's true, as plenty of fishermen who have tried to slug it out with him have found out, but fight.. no !!

On top of this, he is a prima donna bar none. He'll roll in front of you and laugh at everything you throw his way. He'll turn down any and all your squids and plugs and swim away with a flip of his spade tail, then calmly wolf down the monstrosity on some amateur's line.

Why would a human being want to go weeks on end, red eyed from lack of sleep from fishing night tides, soaked by rain and splashed by stinging salt spray, hands forever frozen by bitter winds, and utterly fatigued from hours and hours of fruitless casting and reeling, casting and reeling ?? I've asked a dozen bass fishermen, and have gotten a dozen different answers. Nobody seems to know, but the best part is nobody seems to care. All's necessary is for a bass to be there and for you to have a rod and reel and enough stamina to wait him out "

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"He'll turn down any and all your squids and plugs and swim away with a flip of his spade tail, then calmly wolf down the monstrosity on some amateur's line."

 

Googans are timeless.

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