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Old 03-09-2009, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So my exchange with Catfish Goon has me thinking....has fishing gotten better over your lifetime? I think it certainly has in my lifetime across the board.

Growing up, I remember driving 19 hours to Yellowstone to have the opportunity to catch rainbows and browns and cuts that were 18 - 22" longs. There were huge bass and blue gill available in my area that aren't available because of where I live these days but there is still the opportunity to catch bass over 4lbs and there's still opportunity to catch big panfish. I had opportunity for stripers but we would rarely hit any.

I think fishing in my lifetime has improved for all species with relation to quality and size.

What do you think?
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure if fishing itself has gotten better. I know my abilities have improved and that makes the fishing better.
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I'm also not a good judge on whether the fishing has gotten better as my skills and resources to catch fish are much better than when I was younger. I am able to catch better fish now than in my younger years.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure if fishing itself has gotten better. I know my abilities have improved and that makes the fishing better.
I agree with Lucas- I have fished many of the same places since I moved here in 1971. Every year I catch more and bigger fish.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Some places get better, some get worse, nothing is stagnant or immune from change.
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it's not the fishing place per se, but more of the fisherman.

the more you fish, the better you get.
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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With the use of electronics, a person should do better. They weren't around when I was younger. PK
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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With the use of electronics, a person should do better. They weren't around when I was younger. PK
that has definitey changed things!
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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since i dont have a boat ...yet...the electronics industry hasn't really changed the way that i fish. types and lure selection has gotten a lot better though.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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like slayer i moved here in 71 when you could catch a 10 fish limit of 10=12 inch trout but a 4 fish linit of 20 [nch trout is way better in my book. in 71 there wasnt much good warm water fishing, now it's off the charts
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