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QUIZ: How Many of These 55 Bass Fishing Experiences Have You Had?

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If you’re a bass fisherman, these might seem a little too familiar…

For some of us, it all started out when we first tried casting into the family swimming pool. After that, we had to try and reel in our brother or some other fishing buddy to make it real.

Once we were hooked, we couldn’t get enough of trying to catch some of the real thing, and when we found out what a willing competitor the Micropterus salmoides was, it was all over but the photo-op.

Years later, we find ourselves up to our chins in lures, rods, reels, and other gear, wondering if somehow we may have lost our way. Do we still love it? Have we lost our touch? Are we really those crazed bass-hounds that we used to be?!

Not to worry, you bass-angling wannabes! Enclosed herein is every sort of situation, confession, and overall bass antic that made us what we thought we were.

Step right up and see if any of these apply to you or your favorite bass buddy. Then, take the time to genuflect before the Micropterus Gods. We’ll tally up your score at the end.

Give yourself a point if you’ve ever…

1. Had one demolish a frog bait right next to the boat.

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2. Caught two on the same lure.

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3. Caught more than two on the same lure.

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4. Deliberately thrown into a tree or onto the shore.

5. Gone into overdraft making a Bass Pro order.

6. Had more than 50 spinnerbaits.

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Like these.

7. Caught 100 in one day (you swear, really).

8. Fished in a sewer.

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9. Fished in a golf course pond.

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10. Fished under water.

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11. Fished a Budweiser crank bait.

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Cayman Code

12. Found a bird, a frog, or some other belched up critter in your live well.

13. Caught a bass that was eating another bass.

14. Caught a 10-pounder, and it’s not your biggest.

15. Used a swimmbait as big as your tackle box.

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16. Enjoyed it doubly with your significant other.

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17. Taken a shotgun with you.

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18. Caught one out of a duck blind.

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19. Flyfished from a kayak.

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20. Used a baby duck lure.

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21. Seriously thought about casting into the tank at Bass Pro.

22. Cussed up a storm, good or bad.

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23. Fished in gator-infested waters, because bass.

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24. Used Copenhagen dip for bait.

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25. Owned a Big Mouth Billy Bass.

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26. Used a buzz bait in two-foot rollers because they were hitting it yesterday.

27. Used Google maps to find a bass pond.

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28. Caught a snapping turtle.

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29. Fished from midnight to 6:00 a.m.

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30. Traveled 50 miles or more to see a weigh-in.

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Bassmaster

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31. Own an overly detailed boat.

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BBC Boards

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32. Lost your casting rig (but you have 10 more).

33. Known legendary bass pros by their full names.

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Roland Martin

34. Taken the subway with a spinning rig.

35. Enjoyed watching a kid catch one more!

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36. Had a place on your college bass fishing team.

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37. Seen one eat an alligator.

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38. Seen one jump through a hoop.

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39. Had to pull off three pounds of slop to get your fish.

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40. Fished in Central Park.

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41. Fished out of an Ultraskiff.

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42. Rooted for the old-timers.

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Bassmaster

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43. Had the patience of a saint.

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44. Fished from a paddle board.

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Craig Raleigh

45. Jumped in to land one.

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46. Practiced indoors.

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47. Caught one that’s been caught before.

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48. Failed at bass fishing for all to see.

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49. Broke your rod setting the hook.

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50. Made a commercial about bass fishing.

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51. Caught a slob from a float tube.

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52. Had your bass eaten by a muskie.

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53. Took a break from casting to chip some balls from the deck (and make us all laugh really hard).

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54. Caught a bonus muskie.

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55. Been to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

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Now that you’ve looked into the bass fishing mirror, let’s give you a grade:

0-10: do you even know what a jig is?

11-20: you need more spinnerbaits.

21-30: you’re almost in the bass boat.

31-40: you know that the “T” on Bill Dance’s hat is for Tenn-uh-see!

41-50: you’re a lunker legend.

51-55: you’re a big fibber… wait, you’re a bass fisherman, so it’s ok!

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QUIZ: How Many of These 55 Bass Fishing Experiences Have You Had?