Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fishing Excuses......

I ran across this list the other week while surfing online for my next blog article. Try to use some of these the next time you don't catch'em... Tom, Jr.

From the web site:


·        Currents too strong

·        Barometer rising

·        Wind "clocking" around

·        East wind

·        Barometer falling.

·        Too calm

·        Fish shut down just before we started

·        The lake needs a good storm to stir them up.

·        Fish are not here (or they'd be hitting)

·        No currents

·        Foggy

·        Sunny

·        Too windy to control boat

·        Wrong moon phase

·        Fish facing wrong way

·        Trolling wrong directions

·        Too many bait fish

·        Not enough bait fish

·        Didn't have right lure action

·        Didn't have right lure color

·        Single hooks

·        Treble hooks

·        Didn't have enough time

·        Water too rough

·        South wind

·        Gear not working properly

·        Partner not fishing seriously

·        Trolling motor troubles

·        Cloudy

·        Others fishing our spot

·        Lost fishing coordinates

·        Couldn't see landmarks

·        Should have fished elsewhere

·        North wind

·        West wind

·        Upper level low (Bonehead)

·        Hooks dull

·        Not watching downrigger

·        Fish hit during nature call

·        Short net handle

·        Inept netter

·        Inept captain

·        Shakedown trip (checking equipment out)

·        Followed another fisherman's advice

·        Gloated about successful prior trip

·        Jinxed

·        Bragged about last trip

·        Neither fishing major or minor

·        Fish "Hitting Short"

·        Fish "Slapping lure with their tails"

·        Recent thunderstorms

·        New equipment

·        Tackle in other tackle box.

·        Skim ice

·        Net not "Dipped"

·        Weights Wrong Color

·       Too prepared - even brought cooler ice

·        Trolling too fast

·        Trolling too slow

·        Forgot beer

·        Didn't remove hook protector


Thanks for reading..... Branch


About the author: Tom Branch, Jr. is a prostaffer for Bass Pro Shops in Atlanta, GA, an up and coming freelance outdoor writer and a full time Lieutenant/Firefighter-Paramedic with over 26 years of service with the Gwinnett County Fire Service in Georgia.  He has been working and consulting in the Outdoor Industry for over 16 years and is currently creating and managing a pro fishing team, developing new products, promoting products through demonstrations, designing packaging, and participates in different forums, radio & television shows.  Tom and his wife, Kim, live north of Atlanta near Braselton, GA with their two labs “Jake” and “Scout."

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