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The other day I was throwing a red eye shad when a nice size 5lb+ lmb hit it. I set the hook and just kept pressure on the line then the fish jumped out of the water and I shook the hook off. Both my friend and I saw it happen and he immediately starts telling me that I'm a rookie (which i am, lol) and I don't know how to catch fish basically telling me that its my fault that I let the fish jump and I should of kept it from leaving the water. My question is, is it possible to keep the fish from jumping out of the water and shaking the hook? I was pretty sure the angler has no control if the fish jumps out of the water or not but he was convinced it was my fault. Thanks

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The only thing you can do as the angler is alter the path of the bass. By this i mean you set the hook and drop and rod tip, maintaining pressure and feel what the fish is doing (It takes some experience, but you can only get that through time). You can generally learn to feel if the fish is running at you diving away, or moving side to side. If and when you begin to feel less pressure, and line slacking swing your rod tip to one side or the other this swings the fish's head and kills his/her's momentum and changes their direction preventing (or at least minimizing) their ability to get out of the water. thats all the help I can offer, good luck and tight lines. 

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rod tip down. takes practice.

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So far you received good info. Crankbait fishing or any type of fishing really, the chance of the hook being thrown will always be a factor. Keeping your rod tip down will help control the fish better as well. I go to the extreme sometimes and actually submerge my rod tip into the water to conttol a fish from jumping.

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You're going to lose some fish, the more you fish the more you'll lose. With time you'll learn how to try to minimize those losses, but it's still going to happen. If you're on the bank it's really difficult to keep a fish from jumping. If you're in the boat sticking the rod in the water might keep it from jumping, or it might still just and you still lose it. 

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Not only do I keep rod down I like to actually put more pressure on the lure. Believe it keeps bait from shaken around in Bass's mouth.

Tight Lines

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Tip down, tight line to get the bass from shaking out of the basses mouth. But some times it happens.For me i lose some fish when the bass hits a crank when im just putting it in 8 or less feet of water. Theyll take it then,start swiming right or left and also to the suface. Ive learned how to decrease that but sometimes they get there and,throw it

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Bass jump, it's part of the fishing experience to enjoy and sometimes the bass wins the fight.

The key to landing a hot big bass is keeping the fish under control by not letting any slack in the line and pressure on the rod, you can't prevent jumping.

Tom

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Sure, there are things you can do to reduce the chances of fish jumping, and throwing hooks, but depending on how they are hooked, sometimes its going to happen no matter what, and sometimes its not going to happen no matter what. The right rod/line combination, sharp hooks, and keeping even pressure will maximize success. I find when a fish jumps facing the direction of pull, is when most Oh $#!t! moments happen. You want to change that angle, and maintain slight pressure without sudden yanks. The moments the fish is out of the water is the critical time. Sounds like a lot, but it becomes second nature after a while.

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The only time I lose crankbait bass is in a tournament

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Bass go down, rod tip goes up , bass come up, rod tip goes way down.....Sharp hooks, drag set right, keep line tension, reel em in ,land bass........ :respect-059:

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Bass go down, rod tip goes up , bass come up, rod tip goes way down.....Sharp hooks, drag set right, keep line tension, reel em in ,land bass........ :respect-059:

basically what he said. After time you get the feel for what the fish is doing. I can almost tell when the fish is about to jump. Drop that rod tip as everyone has said and keep the line tight! Then you're pulling the opposite way the fish is jumping making it harder to clear the water.

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I'll mention something again that has been slightly mentioned so far. Those Red Eye Shad's... IN MY OPINION, need the hooks changed out on them as soon as they come out of the box. Take it for what you want to take it as. It was recommended to me when I first started, I didn't listen, glad i finally started listening. 

 

I learned this lesson the hard way down on Logan Martin at a bass club away tournament. We were struggling, had a local guy help us out and talk with us about what pattern they were on, some hot spots to try etc. Went and bought some Strike King shakey heads, we kept sticking them, they kept tossing the hook. It wasn't just me, but it was me AND my dad having issues. Either sharpen the hooks or put new ones on in the case of the RES's. 

 

Other than that, all the post above is what I've always been taught. 

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Bass go down, rod tip goes up , bass come up, rod tip goes way down.....Sharp hooks, drag set right, keep line tension, reel em in ,land bass........ :respect-059:

This is what I was taught by all of the ole wiley veteran fisherman that tutored me in this lovely passion. The fact of the matter is once the fish is hooked, it's a fight and someone has to lose. Sadly, you had to bite the bullet on that fish... but hey! you got a good story out of it!!

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Thanks for all the good info, every time I come on this website I learn something new.

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SHARPEN THEM HOOKS!  IF ITS RUSTY, TRASH IT AND PUT A NEW ONE ON!  Cheap lures, just replace the hook period...

 

http://www.***.com/short-shank-vs-long-shank-treble-hooks-for-bass-fishing/

 

TRY THIS READ ALSO...

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