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Question by Laura Galbraith. Uploaded on June 16, 2011
Depends on where I'm fishing and what I'm fishing for. It can range from a few seconds to a few hours.
Is that a steel plate I see in your jaw?
As long as it takes. How high is up?
Anywhere from seconds to forever, usually a few minutes if i'm lucky.
I bet the cause and the cure were both less than pleasant.
The wife and I spent nearly 3 hours on "The Rocks" and ended up with 4 crappie for our efforts.
The next morning, she dropped me off, parked the truck and walked back to where I was rigging and baiting. Probably 10 minutes max.
One collapsible pole rigged and set out.
Fly rod rigged and flipped into the water. Just not where I wanted it. I flipped the rod tip up to reposition bait and bobber and retrieved a nice crappie to boot! By the time the wife made it back, I had 3 crappie on the stringer. Before I strung another crappie I caught, there were ten on the stringer! We ended up with 24 within about 2.5 hours.
Like countryroad, how high is up? How long is a piece of string?
It all depends!
that's a very open question.
Usually I start fishing before the prime spots and work into them. I'd say on average 10 minutes. Some good days and some bad.
We've all caught 'em on the first cast but if I had to average it up I would say I am usually into a fish(trout) within the first 20 min. I've also been out for hours before the rod bends for the first time.
I've rarely gotten a bite on the first cast, so it's usually anywhere from five or ten minutes to a hour.
I varies greatly by location and type of fish. I have been searching for big stripers, big grouper or big king mackeral lately and getting skunked is not unusual. I am usually pretty patient for 4-6 hours but start getting serious after that.
Even if my name was John Fox the original American Angler or Kevin VanDam the current world champion, I could not give you a consistant answer. I have caught many a bass on the first cast of the day, but then again I have had days where I have cast 2000 times (on an actual counter) and not caught a fish. It is like trying to tell your wife "You look good today" and she answers "You mean I did not look good yesterday! "
It depends on the fish..sometimes it can take hours or if you are really lucky...minutes.
if i am fishing a lake i kow it will usually take about 10 to 15 minutes. (this is bass) a lake i dont know probably anywhere from 30 - 45 minutes.
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