There’s so much I like about fishing, it’s hard to narrow it down to one aspect I like most about fishing. But if I had to, I would have to say when the fish hits the lure. It’s just so exhilarating of feeling the fish bite! You either see your line tighten up, feel a rapid vibration in your fishing pole, or you hear your line snapping, lol. Which ever one it may be, it doesn’t really matter, the fish hitting is one of the best feelings in the world.
And if I was to have a second, it would definitely be the fight of the fish. I think a lot of fishermen would agree with me on this one. Especially when it comes to smallmouth bass, these fish feel like a bowling ball at the end of your line, they truly never give up. I’ve caught a 4 pound smallmouth bass that gives up a better fight than a 15 pound Muskie! Although there are many other fish that give up a great fight as well, whichever fish it may be, I love the fight!
Thirdly, I would pick the fish jumping out of the water. It’s a beautiful sight to see if you’ve never seen a fish jump out of the water. I’ve seen some bass get like two feet out of the water, but let me tell you it hurts when you see the lure pop out of the fish’s mouth. While most fishermen tend to keep their rod down to prevent the fish from surfacing, sometimes I keep mine up so I can admire the fish jumping, you just never know if you’re going to see a tailwalk!