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Posted by Lx545
11/10/2017 8:47 AM
I searched and didnt see this anywhere. I thought it would be neat to see how often everyone fishes.

I try to go once a week.
Posted by kevo615
11/10/2017 9:13 AM
I try for once a week, but usually it is 2-3 times a month. Some times I fish 10-12 weeks in a row, and then don't go for a month. Some weekends I fish Fri, Sat, Sun. It probably balances out to once a week over the course of a year.
Posted by Springmillvol
11/10/2017 10:15 AM
Kevo pretty much sums me up as well. Of course I had a 2 month timeout this summer recovering from an injury. My finger got caught in a battle between the trailer tongue and the bumper. LOL. Alls well now though.
Posted by kevo615
11/10/2017 10:25 AM
Now through early June is when I go the most. Not many boats to contend with, I fish the least during the summer. Hate the heat, and only fish at night once or twice a month.
Posted by fischnrod
11/10/2017 10:36 AM
Not enough anymore, getting old I guess. Every chance I get I try to go but health is an issue now days
Posted by flyman
11/10/2017 11:10 AM
as often as my wife lets me .....
Posted by FishinChef
11/10/2017 12:33 PM
When the boats up and not giving issues, I average 3-4 times a week most of the year. I will slack off when winter hits hard. Unfortunately the boat has been problematic lately so my stats are quickly declining lol
Posted by Hooker
11/10/2017 4:38 PM
As much as I can,,,weekends mainly,,,bout burnt myself out this year
Posted by davisjeremy1981
11/10/2017 5:18 PM
as often as I can try to get out once a week but I have been known to take a day of leave just to hit the water


Edited by davisjeremy1981 11/10/2017 5:19 PM
Posted by davisjeremy1981
11/10/2017 5:19 PM
flyman - 11/10/2017 11:10 AM

as often as my wife lets me .....


uh huh....didn't you just tell me the other day that she kicks you out of the house cause you drive her nuts if you don't get your fishing fix????? lol
Posted by BASS MAN
11/10/2017 6:29 PM
Two or three times week
Posted by Gator
11/10/2017 9:03 PM
I fish once or twice a week March thru Nov and more often in the spring. I hate the really cold days so I stay home then.
Posted by SoddyDaddy
11/11/2017 7:33 AM
I am ashamed to admit that I only get out about once a month. It’s really embarrassing considering how easy it is for me to get on the lake. Life just seems to get in the way.
Posted by flyman
11/11/2017 5:12 PM
Maybe
Posted by JEEPnFISH
11/11/2017 5:33 PM
I try at least once a week, even if its just a couple of hours. I only started fishing again this past summer after many years. Never tried cold weather fishing but will do what I can this year.
Posted by Montman
11/11/2017 8:08 PM
As often as I can on the weekends. Sometimes only Saturday but on a good weekend Saturday and Sunday both.
Posted by porthos33
11/12/2017 12:57 PM
I go in spurts when I'm not working (summer and winter) Sometimes I like to go for 10 days in a row then maybe take a day or two off. Summer and winter I try and go every chance I'm not on the road. I'd be out there right now if my back wasn't bothering me!
Posted by RRB32
11/13/2017 8:12 AM
Try for once a week, but sometimes it runs over into 2 weeks.
Posted by Smalliefan2
11/13/2017 8:56 AM
Average two to three days a week, except when in the woods. Pretty much weekdays, advantage of retirement.
Posted by FishingwithRusty
11/13/2017 9:25 AM
when i was fishing and guiding full time i literally fished every day for months on end and would do it now if i wasnt working full time. as it is now i fish some part or all of both days on the weekends. in the summer months i will go after work a couple nights a week and often walk around the shore in the mornings on the way to work. in the winter i will fish the weekends of course and usually take a day or part of day off during the week to get out. its been really cool the last few years, moving around has kept me motivated to learn the new bodies of water. if i started to get bored or stuck on a body of water i will take off for a weekend to another and different type of lake.
Posted by bronzeback45
11/14/2017 1:13 AM
Same here, Rusty. I have set work hours 6 am to 2 30 pm Monday thru Friday, unless someone is off. I haul boat to work and go to the River or Lake a couple of times a week, and usually both days on weekends if weather Isn't horrible, of course. Like you, if I get bored with one lake, I will go fish another one, even a small trolling only lake south of me in Lafayette.
Posted by fishinvol
11/14/2017 2:45 AM
Generally at least 3 times a week , but it all depends on my work load also . Some weeks it’s 6 days a week .
Posted by Tight_Lines
11/14/2017 8:10 AM
I try for at least once a week but mostly 1 time every two weeks. I do a lot of bank fishing. though I wish I could could do more Trout fishing than I get to. though, I figure anytime fishing any water is time well spent!

Edited by Tight_Lines 11/14/2017 8:11 AM
Posted by camaro88z
11/14/2017 6:46 PM
I go once or twice a week. Mainly on weekends. But sometimes I LL take a break from it. I have to when boat is acting up. Like it is now. I hate fishing in rain. So if rain is going to be all weekend I probably will not go.
Posted by heath423
11/14/2017 9:42 PM
Nowhere near enough. Once or twice a month.
Posted by Softbaitmaker
11/15/2017 5:41 PM
Back in my hay days it was 5+ days a week beginning in 1989 after an accident at work that layed me up in a hospital for 7 months and 9 surgeries to put my body back together with steel pins and Mylex Mesh. When the doctor released me he told me I was done working and told me to go fishing so I did. 5+ days a week and someties more. I did that from 1990 through 2013. If I was not fishing I was making baits to go fishing. It was about 1999 that I was having issues with heat and being out on the lake. Doctor told me that the medications I am now on require I stay out of direct sunlight but I could go in early morning and all night after about 7Pm in summer. So I focused on learning to night fish and equipt the boat for night fishing. In 2013 I fished a night tournament on Percy Priest Lake with son in law and on the way home I told him to take the boat home with him. He said why and I said I think I'm gonna rest for a while. I didn't fish again or step foot back in the Skeeter till Spring 2016 and that was to fun fish and I think I went about 15 times that year and then this past summer I fished a lot at night with son in law or a friend and I plan on doing more in 2018. Just had New carpet put in the Skeeter, new headlamps, son in law bought new LED black lights for it that fit in rub rail and had complete LED lighting put on Skeeter. Got more lights than a Christmas tree!!......... Motor was gone through 2 years ago and had new power head put on rather than building old one. So i'm looking forward to 2018 and being able to post some trip results here.
Posted by porthos33
11/16/2017 2:05 PM
Softbaitmaker - 11/15/2017 6:41 PM Back in my hay days it was 5+ days a week beginning in 1989 after an accident at work that layed me up in a hospital for 7 months and 9 surgeries to put my body back together with steel pins and Mylex Mesh. When the doctor released me he told me I was done working and told me to go fishing so I did. 5+ days a week and someties more. I did that from 1990 through 2013. If I was not fishing I was making baits to go fishing. It was about 1999 that I was having issues with heat and being out on the lake. Doctor told me that the medications I am now on require I stay out of direct sunlight but I could go in early morning and all night after about 7Pm in summer. So I focused on learning to night fish and equipt the boat for night fishing. In 2013 I fished a night tournament on Percy Priest Lake with son in law and on the way home I told him to take the boat home with him. He said why and I said I think I'm gonna rest for a while. I didn't fish again or step foot back in the Skeeter till Spring 2016 and that was to fun fish and I think I went about 15 times that year and then this past summer I fished a lot at night with son in law or a friend and I plan on doing more in 2018. Just had New carpet put in the Skeeter, new headlamps, son in law bought new LED black lights for it that fit in rub rail and had complete LED lighting put on Skeeter. Got more lights than a Christmas tree!!......... Motor was gone through 2 years ago and had new power head put on rather than building old one. So i'm looking forward to 2018 and being able to post some trip results here.
You should just get you a pontoon with a top to keep you out of the sun!! Or build something you can attach an umbrella to you!  haha Or just stick to night fishing, it's probably better then anyways!
Posted by Softbaitmaker
11/16/2017 3:49 PM
Well in all honesty Port33 I have really developed a liking to night fishing and enjoy it more than daylight now. Now boat and Jet Ski traffic ecxept for other bass or fishing boats and normaly the wind has laid down and temps have cooled off and it is actually very pleasant fishing at night!!!
Posted by bassinbrian
12/5/2017 7:04 PM
Every chance I get! Lucky if its once a week. If I can get away from work a couple times a week.
Posted by jb366
12/6/2017 8:42 AM
January through October every weekend except memorial day, 4th of July, and labor day weekends. Usually Sundays due to less traffic except for cba weekends. Late Feb to June I'll sometimes go sat & sun if they're biting good. October through December I'm in the woods unless it's warm
Posted by finbully
12/6/2017 11:35 AM
now not nearly enough

in 64 months - plenty!!!
Posted by Strato-G
12/6/2017 1:50 PM
Quite often....have 5 days in past week, now rain & cold fronts will suspend fishing. Will do my maintenence & hony do's. Dr. appointments & hope for clear weather soon. Being retired helps just means my time is less than many years ago. Fish many diff lakes as I visit my daughters in other states...back seat is filled with many others who have some time as well...Wife just commented "every chance u get", she is right "occasionally" lol............Be safe , wave as we meet on H20..........
Posted by porthos33
12/7/2017 3:39 AM
^^^^^^Fishing Machine^^^^^^ And Ole Jerry does it without a recessed trolling motor pedal !!! In 2018 we should get a calendar and mark every day we fish next year. Just can't tell my wife b/c she already thinks I'm obsessed!
Posted by Lx545
12/7/2017 6:28 AM
Haha! That's a good idea. My wife thinks Im obsessed too. I ask her if we have any plans the day before I decide to fish and her usual response is A: I figured you'd be going or B: Didnt you just go last week? Well I may be obsessed a tiny bit but if fishing is my worst obsession Id say she should consider herself lucky lol.
Posted by zack1a2
12/7/2017 10:12 AM
I have never fish from November-February much, but hoping this year I can change that and start finding some colder weather fish!
Posted by tnsportsman86
12/8/2017 9:37 AM
When its not deer season I try to go 2-3 times a week. Sometimes more in the spring and summer. If the ramps are snow covered/icy on my home lake NE TN (Watauga) I will put salt on the ramps if I have someone to fish with. Smallmouth bite awesome here in the winter. I try not to go alone a whole lot in the winter due to the fact I had a friend fall in one time in the winter and almost died. he was able to get back into boat. If it hadn't been for a passing boat with dry clothes he would have froze to death.
Posted by Softbaitmaker
12/8/2017 11:56 AM
Yep, back years ago when I was young and dumb I would go fishing in Winter by myself but never again. I also have at least two pairs of insulated Coveralls in dry well that will fit anyone that might be fishing with me as well under garments such as jogging pants and sweat shirts. I have never fallen off in the water in Winter but have heard horror stories of folks that have so like a Boy Scout I am always prepared now.................

Edited by Softbaitmaker 12/8/2017 11:57 AM
Posted by catfish170
12/8/2017 12:13 PM
well boat has been on the disabled list like me the past 5 yrs. But now that Sparta TN is my home and Center Hill is right around the corner, the boat resurrection is #1 on the by Spring list. I am aiming for 2-3 times a week with CFF tourneys to wear me out!!
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