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Bobby Bass

Fall Stress

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Bobby Bass    70
Bobby Bass

Fall Stress, just how do you handle it? Some of the best fishing of the year is just around the corner, then there is bird hunting with deer season and the water will be getting hard. The never ending honey do list just keeps getting longer and some great golf with the cooling days and changing of the leaves. Makes me fill guilty to take the month of September off just to fish grin.gif So what do you do in the fall? if you have a choice to you hunt or keep fishing?

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Fishin4Life    0
Fishin4Life

I personally keep fishing. Do to my distance from the place we usually hunt I don't get to get up there very often, but lakes are all over our great state and anywhere I am there is one within at least 15 minutes. So I say fish. And also take the month off! grin.gif I wish I had the financial means to do that!

Oh yeah and don't worry about the golf clubs, the view from the lake can't be beat by a golf course shocked.gif

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Dan Thiem    0
Dan Thiem

Fish, fish, fish!

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gunflint    0
gunflint

It depends. Below 32 degrees, hunt. Above freezing, fish.

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Eric Wettschreck    0
Eric Wettschreck

The last thing a golf course needs is me out on it.

Hunt AND fish.

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ChuckN    0
ChuckN

There is no such thing as stress in the fall confused.gif

...But, I should add, if you want to call it stress waiting for all the hunting seasons to open then so be it. grin.gif

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Northlander    72
Northlander

Some of the best walleye and crappie fishing of the year is in the fall. Il be fishing and trying not to get shot by the ever present duck hunters. grin.gif

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Bobby Bass    70
Bobby Bass
grin.gifreminds me of a local lake I fish have to work around the goose spreads as I am tossing spinner baits..

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Down to Earth    0
Down to Earth

I haven't hunted in years, so I just keep fishing.

Andy

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rosspj59    0
rosspj59

My stress is deciding where I want to fish in the fall since I don't hunt. Some great bass fishing in october along with walleyes or crappies.

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fishermn    0
fishermn

Well, as much as I love fishing, with archery deer season, grouse, and pheasant seasons open its tough to find time to get out on the water. I have had some of my most productive walleye days during the fall though!

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harvey lee    13
harvey lee

I deal with it just fine. smile.gifI bow hunt from Thursday through Sunday,then fish and bird hunt during the week.If that is all you have to do then it does work and there is no stress. smile.gifThe only problem you may run into is resting but it only lasts for two months and then you can rest while ice fishing. smile.gif

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Some of the best walleye and crappie fishing of the year is in the fall. Il be fishing and trying not to get shot by the ever present duck hunters.
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Quit trolling cranks through my decoys then! grin.gif

I try to stay closer to home for hunting and fishing.. less drive time = more time. Duck hunt 3-4 mornings a week when the birds are flying, fish sturgeon during the day(or night) when birds arent flying, troll cranks in the evening when the walleyes turn on. Just about the time the wife goes crazy.. give her some money to go christmas shopping, and promise to take her out of town "next weekend"... when you get there send her out on the 4 wheeler for trail rides when you get out of town.. watch her dissapear down the trail and walk the other way and go grouse hunting. If she complains when you get home and says there wasnt enough *time together*, take her sturgeon fishing!

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elevatorguy    0
elevatorguy

Nothing beats stress better than an evening in the bowstand. As much as I love fishing, hunting takes over in September.

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jltimm    0
jltimm

Yeah, what a guy needs is some time in the stand to settle the stress! Fishing, hunting,work, ect... as long as you have your priorities in line something like that! grin.gif

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Gordie    0
Gordie

duck hunting and shooting at spinner baits flying by is a great stress relief. Seriously duck hunting ussally takes presetance over everything but this year I'm going to fish alot more than the past and I'm bow hunting for the first time in a lomg time. Any stress left over will be left on the hard water when it comes. spear shack now thats stress relief. I know I'm getting into the wrong season sorry. lol to everyone.

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iffwalleyes    0
iffwalleyes

From the end of Sept. to Thanksgiving there is no such thing as fishing for me. Ducks, Pheasants, Pronghorn, and then Deer. At thanksgiving my ice gear comes out and that is it for hunting for the year. I know I miss some of the best fishing and hunting but there just arent enough days in the year to do everything. But hunting is one of the tops on my list hopefully work doesn't get in the way too much this fall. How ever I wouldn't exactly call it stress. It is just enjoyable to be outside in the fall.

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Northlander    72
Northlander

If I took up Hunting of any sort I would never be home, broke and divorced. Heck I cant hardly afford the gas for the boat and truck now. grin.gif

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Ely Lake Expert    0
Ely Lake Expert

As much as I like fishing, fall means its hunting season for me.

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dfv87    28
dfv87

Fishing in the fall is the best! While I respect everybody's decision to hunt int he fall all I can say is THANK YOU for not being on the lakes with me! Don't worry though us fall fishermen will try to save some bigguns for ya, well actually via CPR I save all of the bigguns I get (or at least try to).

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Team Otter    0
Team Otter

Fall stress does not exist for me. Just fish and fish some more. Pretty simple. grin.gif

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gorrilla    0
gorrilla

Hunt, fish, breathe, eat, in that order...

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toddb    0
toddb

gorrilla,

I believe your order is bass akwards tongue.gifshocked.gifgrin.gif

later,

toddb

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gorrilla    0
gorrilla

OK todd, you know me too well...

As much as I eat, just imagine how much I like to hunt and fish!1 smile.gif

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Down Deep    0
Down Deep

Fall is prime time for fishing for me. I'm too hyper-active for bow hunting and for the last several years deer hunting hasn't required more than a few hours during opening weekend; so I just concentrate on fishing. Also being an empty nester and having a wife that just loves it when I take a few days and head out for a fishing trip takes lots of stress out of what used to be a busy time of year with all the back to school activites like football games, swim meets, soccer, etc. One other thing I found out years ago is that MY HONEY can do a few of those projects on that list.

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