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  1. Must have happened a dozen times now, I finish a retrieve or simply reel in my bait on St Croix and I simply can't do anything. I can't move my rod, I can't set up an aimed cast, I can't cast normally. The game doesn't freeze but my character does. Fortunately, pressing the Options button to go to the map screen and then pressing it again to resume is a fix, but until tonight I've never experienced this before. Anyone else, or just me?
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    3 gig update.

    What was it? I've played for a few hours, not noticing anything.
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    What do you have irl?

    There's remarkably very little talk about fishing for real on here, despite many of us being passionate anglers. So, let's have a brag thread. What awesome gear do you have? I have 2 of these turning up tomorrow, there simply is no better option here in the UK. Myself and my friend have wanted the old version of these for years, but they were like hobby horse poop to get hold of. They launched this new version and even then I had to search several sites before I found a place that had 2 in the 2.25TC. Sods law I search again and they're in stock now. https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/daiwa-infinity-evo-barbel-rod?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxZb_0LqG3AIVyrHtCh0R2w9XEAQYASABEgJGjfD_BwE The ultimate, there is no better. And I have a pair of Shimano 4000Ds to put on them, top notch reels. I just figured that for once in my life I would go for the absolute best. Bet I snap one within a week..
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    Catfishin in MudWater Missouri

    Comps are BS, end of. They do not reflect on what you learn playing the game. FP can bury their heads in the sand as long as they want on this one, but until comps can be won by any and everyone, they are BS. 150 comps before his first win comment above says it all really - you have to learn 2 different games.
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    3 gig update.

    That was 3 gig? Thanks for the response, you'd think they'd let PS4 players know on the, um, PS4 board..
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    Night Fishing Tips for the PS4?

    The good thing about leeches is that bass mostly ignore them, handy to know when you're chasing the uni crappies. Top marks to TC for doing his research, I get the feeling he'll do rather well as he progresses 😉
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    I'm paralysed. Devs please read.

    Why is this still an issue almost 2 months later? It isn't just me, everyone I chat with on Michigan experiences the same. Devs can put all that effort into giving us trash to catch but not into fixing a very annoying bug? How to recreate: Go to Michigan on a PS4, start fishing, chat to someone and then realise you can't move until you press options to go to menu and back. And if you have a float out and then hook a fish, you can only play it with the rod pointing at whatever angle it was when you started chatting - not good when it's a big fish. Repeat that everytime you get asked a question and you'll soon see how annoying it gets. You surely can't give us the 'working as intended' line on this issue? You encourage communication between players ( and rightly so ), but this is one bug that needs fixing. I'm less inclined to chat and help people when doing so impacts on my own fishing. I find myself giving them more info than they may want just to avoid freezing out when I get all the usual questions.
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    Fishing Planet One more ?

    Tom, I owe you an apology and I'm doing it here rather than via PM so people can see I accept I was an ass and am willing to admit to my mistakes and errors. You didn't deserve to be jumped on simply because your grammar isn't 100%, and for that I am sincerely sorry. I remember partying up and you were a good guy, so I have no excuse other than beer and the pressures of that particular day. I needed to rant and I did so at your expense. I am truly sorry, there was no need to post what I did. I'd remove it if I could. I feel about an inch tall right now 😞
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    Just do everything previously mentioned and...take note that just because someone is fishing right on top of your float, it doesn't affect your chances of catching at all. Everyone has their own RNG. Although there may be 5 on a lake, in essence it's just you because everyone is on different times and weather. I never let it bother me if someone casts right on my float, or even sits in a kayak right next to it, because it makes no difference at all. I get unis, they get unis, everyone's happy.
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    Fast forward time

    Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here, but can we not FF time on the PS4? The tutorial says to have the weather and fishing prediction screen open, and then push Square to change time. Pushing Square just puts me back onto whichever venue I'm fishing at the time. I'm hoping I'm not being incredibly dense and missing something obvious here, can't find any answers courtesy of Google or YT ( all PC stuff ).
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    Wish list for devs to read.

    Now, before we start, let me state that this is a list of things we'd like to see that are relevant to the user-friendlyness of the game to make it an easier and more pleasant experience for us. The obvious one to start with is the map screen, the inability to read swim descriptions in full and the freezing ' cursor ', such as we have. This is not the thread to discuss broken cranks, bass boats, new venues, clubs, in-game chat, username changes, bottom fishing etc. What would make your actual fishing time a more pleasant experience? I shall start with a few, see if you agree or disagree: The precision cast - it would be nice if, as you moved the blue cursor, the range it was at was displayed instead of having to overcast and reel back. Being able to look around while lure/bait is out without moving the rod. L stick is useless once a cast is completed. Remove the invisible walls when fishing in kayaks that only allow you to sweep the rod back to 90 degrees from the prow of the kayak. I should be able to have that rod over my shoulder if needs be, especially with fast moving fish like salmon. Increase sprint speed. Another launch point for kayaks on St Croix. What do you have in mind that you'd like to see that would improve your game, bearing in mind the caveat at the start?
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    What do you have irl?

    Barbel are a species of fish we have here in the UK. Superb fighters that require a dedicated rod as normal rods are too light and soft and carp rods are mostly too heavy and stiff. Here you go fella, scroll down to Recreational Importance. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_barbel One of the rivers listed - the Wye - is where I fish for these amazing creatures. I bought one of these last week to float fish for them 😄 http://www.tacklebox.co.uk/rods-en/specialist/specialist-rods/free-spirit-tamer-power-float-rod-13ft-2-piece.html#/product/49331
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    What do you have irl?

    Those things over here cost megabucks, very rare. I don't know anyone who owns one, have never seen one and I think there's only one or two places you can get them from in the UK. I've gone from megabucks to mediumbucks financially ( how could I spend 4 grand in as many days?! ) but if ever there was a time, this is it 😉 Nordak, we all know any good angler can use an outfit that costs 30£/$ and catch as well as the guy with an outfit costing 10 times as much - the rods I'm replacing with those above cost me £50 and have served me well for years - but we all like to splurge a little when we can. Half tempted to buy 2 Shimano Stellas to go with the new rods.. Most of my gear is what I'd term ' sensibly priced '. It's not expensive enough to make me cry if I step on it/drop it/forget it/slam a car door on it/have a cow step on it/lend it to a nugget. But it isn't cheap crap either. Compared to as little as 10 years ago, £50 now gets you a hell of a lot more, about the same as what you'd get for £250 in the early Noughties. C'mon, let's keep it going. We hardly ever talk about real fishing on here. What nice kit have you bought over the years? For the record, my £600 worth of barbel rods are lost in postal purgatory. I'm not worried at all 😕
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    Do 4th of July Fireworks Have a Purpose?

    Switched to lures and caught a few straight away. Bait fishing doesn't seem to work.
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    Do 4th of July Fireworks Have a Purpose?

    Every reference and anecdote suggests lures. If I start drinking via a straw at say, 1pm or so I may reach the required buzz level by 7 or 8pm lol. Doesn't matter anyway, don't really have much interest. When I see my two main guys on different venues, I know the Xmas event was a never-to-be-repeated experience.
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    Do 4th of July Fireworks Have a Purpose?

    I spent a couple of hours alone after the muskie last night and didn't get a historic. I was bait fishing though, I'm really hoping they can be caught on bait as well as lure. Harder to drink beer while lure fishing 😉
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    4 gig update, what do we get?

    Oops, I forgot about this. I'm sorry to say I didn't notice anything when I was on earlier, but I was getting happily drunk and doing some karioke to annoy the neighbours. Will jump back on later for a looksy.
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    4 gig update, what do we get?

    Stay tuned..
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    Servers real buggy tonight or my end not sure

    You were in the wrong spot 😉
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    How do you practice for Competitions & Tournaments?

    I'm the only one that complains about comps. Ok. Nice situational awareness there Chief. Now, when you said " learn comps ", would you define that as a true competition? Something that anyone can win? Or do they need to learn? If they need to learn how to win, it isn't a competition is it? But, you keep having your digs at me. My hide is tougher than the ass on a dead rhinocerous. I loved the concept of competitions, I entered loads. But if you aren't in the know, you cannot win. How is that a competition where every competitor has an equal chance of winning? You got a like, and look who it is. If you can reply with a post that states every competitor regardless of level has a chance of winning and provide proof, I shall cease and desist. But you know that isn't the case. If you have to learn something, it isn't random. Said randomness is the whole basis of competitions - to give everyone an equal chance. Which simply is not the case here. You can sputter into your cornflakes on this one, but you said it yourself. Learn competitions. Oh, and please spell whining correctly when you accuse me of such. Getting into arguments when your grammar is less than 100% just makes you look even more stupid.
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    How do you practice for Competitions & Tournaments?

    Pointing out facts is whining? Ok. Why so defensive about comps? I notice you declined to comment on my last paragraph, and your comment ' learn comps ' says absolutely everything in a far more obvious and eloquent way than I ever could have. I wish I'd used that phrase, dammit. * sarcasm * Thank you for turning my point from mortar into cement, you inadvertently endorsed what I was saying. Manipulation moves in mysterious ways my friend, now you gotta try and unsay it.
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    Great? It was absolutely smegging amazing! I'm not sure they realise just how epic that event was. Pretty sure my wallet remembers how expensive it was though. Well my friends, you can rest assured that I'll be back for any event along those lines. I still jump on occasionally at odd times. I've quit work, now free on weekends and living quite comfortably on a rather nice payout for the next few months. I've already set aside £500 for squibs based on what the Xmas event cost me lol. Jimbo, get the vodka in and prepare to stay up past 6pm my friend. We gotta be the cordial hosts and entertainment again 😉 Wonder where Pierre went? I really hope he didn't actually try to put the family in a tent so he could mic with us. Although that would explain his absence..
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    How do you practice for Competitions & Tournaments?

    Hmm, let me see if I can put this into a post that is understandable to all ( no offence intended or implied there ). Back in October/November I used to fish with some guys for fun and in comps, we were learning both styles at the time. However, after several top tens on my part I decided I was already fed up of the same names topping all the comps so I pretty much quit them there and then. Those other guys, they liked the comps so their fishing became dedicated to competitions only. Now, I am very, very good at fishing for pleasure on here ( not gonna blow my own trumpet - I prefer a tuba. They're louder 😛 ), if you name me a uni in chat I'll go with you to wherever and help you catch it, and I developed my own money making method that still rakes it in far faster than pike alley. But those other guys? They stopped fishing for pleasure a long time ago. It's all comps comps comps. The point being, I learned one game, they learned another. Some skills are transferable from pleasure fishing to comps, more are probably transferable from comp fishing to pleasure fishing. But as it stands the average level 25 pleasure fisherman who's spent all his time learning the game doesn't have a hope in hell during comps because everything he knows is wrong. Despite being right for just playing for pleasure. A competition should be open and accessible to all, and every contender should stand a chance of winning. And that simply isn't that case. Competitions shouldn't be about knowing times and locations like pleasure fishing. They should be down to pure RNG and luck to ensure everyone has an equal chance. They aren't and everyone doesn't. So it isn't a competition per sé. I believe my last paragraph is the one I await a response to the most. I'm wondering which way it'll go. If it goes the way I think, well, it'll be fun 😉
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    How do you practice for Competitions & Tournaments?

    Competitions and tournaments are misleading to say the least. They bear no reflection whatsoever to fishing for pleasure. You can learn everything there is to learn in this game, then go into a competition and be gobsmacked as to why everything you've learned suddenly doesn't work. The only way to practice is to fish comps until your eyeballs are bleeding, and hopefully make some friends who've put the time in who will share information with you. There's a different system in place for competitions that rewards those who grind. Average Joe doesn't have a chance in hell. And that's why the comps are misleading - everyone, regardless of level, should be in with a chance of winning. And it just doesn't happen because the same old names always take the top spots. Don't get me wrong, they deserve it after all the practice. But how can they then hold their heads high when the simple fact is competitions are completely different to the main game? Comps should mean every single person has a shot at a win, but that is just not happening, because comps have their own unique criteria that isn't a part of the regular game and, some guys have taken the time and trouble to learn them all. There are two choices - grind the comps and end up battling the same 10 names jockeying for a spot on the podium, or don't bother. I choose the latter. If and when the devs choose to make the comps reflect actual fishing instead of being subject to a totally different subset of rules and RNG, then they may get my interest again. But, I can see why they do what they do. It draws people in and makes them think they need better gear....ker-ching!! I'm not salty at all, just pointing out facts. I have zero interest in comps and haven't done for quite some time, I take my hat off to those who have them figured out. But I will defend this post if any of the names pipe up saying comps are just the same as playing for fun, because everyone knows that is clearly not the case. One final thought. A competition should offer every participant a chance of winning. FPs competitions fall somewhat short of that. How is it a competition when someone who's just got the level and licence for a venue doesn't stand a chance? Yep, all you comp names sputter into your cornflakes, I don't care. The comp system is messed up and you know it. All you do is battle each other and trade the top ten placings every comp for whoever had the luckiest RNG. How is a newbie supposed to even have a chance against you fishing as they did in the main game? And then you get some of you even creating alt accounts to enter the amateur comps ( I can name....several people ). And they have the cheek to come here and try to defend themselves Ah, those all-important online egos have to be polished I guess. Comps and tournaments are a joke and will remain so until FP make them totally random so any and everybody has a chance, which simply isn't the case right now. It's the one aspect of the game that is a let-down unfortunately 😞
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    Florida's Salty Delta

    Shrimps or shiners for the bait anglers out there. I wish we had uni tarpon.