For me, it has always been the lowly Catfish. Well, not lowly in MY mind (especially the bigger Channel Catfish, Blue Cats and Flatheads I try to go after).
I like the atmosphere, chilling out on the shore someplace. Watching nature around me, my rods (two minimum, sometimes three) in their holders waiting for a bit, just hangin out. No stress, no problems, no work, no politics, no responsibillities, no nothing. Just peace, quiet, fishing and silence......
Well, except for my brother. He talks alot, LOL!
Lotsa fun to be standing on the deck of a bassboat, pitching a bait into heavy cover, and then the surface of the water erupts 20 or 30 feet away when the fish slams into your lure. Even more fun on ultralight tackle when you have to chase the fish for 20 minutes before you can get him into the boat.
East Coast of the United States - subject to change on short notice
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I've caught almost every fish there is from the north to the south but I don't think anything matches the excitement and adrenaline rush of battling with a big Swordfish like the 225 lber on the left.