How Many Of You Fish From The Back Of The Boat
Posted March 26 2012 - 09:36 AM
Does anybody have any tricks or opinions on how i can do better. tia
Posted March 26 2012 - 10:12 AM
I look at it this way. I thank the Lord that I have an opportunity to fish - period. And I'll make the best of it at each time. I would suggest, however, to some of you boat owners, to try to empathize with your partner's plight. Take a piece of cover you approach yourself, but then give the next one to your partner. Then alternate. You should also talk over presentation strategies PRIOR to launching. So he can have some idea of what you want to try as well. Common courtesy, as I see it. It's what I always did when I had people fishing from my boat. JMO!
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Posted March 26 2012 - 10:21 AM
If its a team tourney then its all different, a plan of attack should have been discussed prior to hitting the water.
I don't fail, I succeed in finding out what doesn't work
Posted March 26 2012 - 11:03 AM
most of the guys are pretty good about not "back boating" me too bad. i certainly don't expect if to be 50/50 for the best spots. if i can get 65/35 for a decent shot then i feel like the boater is being fair. it's not like either one of us is fishing for big money in our club.
i certainly have had to adapt how i fish since i was used to fishing from the bank and really working the areas i had walked to. i mainly had used plastics either weightless or very little weight, spinnerbaits and topwater since cranks or jigs would get hung up too easily. since joining the club i've had to learn to fish much faster and i've had to invest in a lot more cranks to be able to effectively fish the areas and keep up with the speed that the boater is going since most of the guys are like you say "going 90 mph" . there are a few that fish slow, but not many. i sometimes think if they slowed down they/we would do better but i'm at the mercy of the boater.
a lot of the time i'll try to throw something a little different than he is. it just depends, if he is killing them, i'm not too proud that i won't use the same bait. and i'm always looking at what we are approaching and if i can cast on the other side of the boat to something good like a stump or a point as we come up to a cove.
i'm interested to hear what others try too.
Posted March 26 2012 - 12:45 PM
Posted March 26 2012 - 01:57 PM
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Posted March 26 2012 - 02:39 PM
Once in awhile I'll choose to fish the back because I do not feel like driving the TM. Just relax and fish!
Exactly... I hate to be a debbie downer but its almost impossible to take fishing seriously as a non-boater. You have to have a boater who cares, and the truth is most won't unless your a teamate. Your along for a ride and seconds that he misses.
If your tournament is boater vs boater and nonboater vs nonboater, its different that way. The guy with the best skill won't always win, but the guy who has the best combination of skill and good boater will.
I fish with a non-boater that is my teamate. I think this is much more fun and fair than trying to segregate the two. There is then zero territory or presentation issue, if the boater catches all the fish, or you split the bag, it dosn't matter... your both in it for the 'boat'. My buddy won't hardly drive the boat even if I need him to. Our chemistry has gotten so good with me driving and him fishing next to me that we just share the front deck and know what the other one is doing. We duck on hooksets, point out casts, plan out the day together, etc. Its just plain fun.
I personally think that if you are in it to be serious, either fish alone or fish as a team. Its the only way its fair really. Competition as boat vs boat is the only way to go in my eyes. You skip all of the drama between eachother. If you are fishing as nonboater vs nonboater and are getting highly annoyed, I highly recommend you join a team league and sign up with someone who has an opening.
Posted March 26 2012 - 03:07 PM
Posted March 26 2012 - 04:00 PM
The single most important thing for me wasn't the lure to throw, a certain technique, or anything like that. IMO the most important thing is how well you can cast. Im not talking distance, but accuracy, skipping, backhanded, and pinpoint casts. Up here in the north, guys fish alot of docks and shoreline cover. For instance, i was fishing with a boater who could pitch to the edges of docks and pontoon boats, but could not skip lures under the boats or far back into them. It just so happens that fish were not on the edges of boat docks, but were way in the back in the shade. Therefore, my casting proficiency allowed me to outfish the boater. Docks are the same way. If you can skip a lure further back and more accuratly, you will be fishing new and untouched waters that the boater simply couldnt get to.
Posted March 26 2012 - 04:44 PM
Posted March 26 2012 - 04:58 PM
In terms of angler and co "sharing" water? That's bunk. It's something you live with being a back seater. Adapt and overcome, don't try to compromise in the situation or make some sort of excuse about it. It's got nothing to do with mutual respect unless you're friends fun-fishing. In which case, I'd be planting myself on the front deck right beside anyone I fish with.
Posted March 26 2012 - 05:17 PM
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Posted March 26 2012 - 05:51 PM
Posted March 26 2012 - 09:15 PM
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