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I fish local ponds with a few buddies some times and I was curious if it matters if we throw the same lure/bait?  Does that hurt the amount of fish we catch?  We never cast the exact same spot but about 10 feet apart.

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I normally like to try to fish something different than whoever I'm fishing with unless we really have them dialed in. Even then I like to try to vary my retrieve or color of my bait a little bit. 

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If we haven't found the fish we will throw something different.  One of us will fish a crankbait while the other one fishes with a t-rig.  Our baits will match after we get a pattern put together.

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I normally like to try to fish something different than whoever I'm fishing with unless we really have them dialed in. Even then I like to try to vary my retrieve or color of my bait a little bit. 

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Not really.

 

If the bass see your bait and the first one strikes it, the others in the area will do the same.

 

However, it is always good to try other presentations and write what worked and what did not when you get home for future reference.

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If you are trying to figure them out, you can speed up the process by each throwing something different. But if you have figured out exactly what they are biting best on, might as well both fish it. There's no sense in letting one guy have all the fun :)

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My brother and I normally throw something different. Like he'll throw worms, I'll throw topwater, or I'll throw worms, he'll throw a jerkbait. It helps us decide what the fish want.

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My buddy and I like to fish my uncles little pond and we usually partner up on the fish. We'll both start off throwing different stuff until we find out what they're hitting. Once we do that, we'll both throw the same thing. Once the fish seem like they're stopping to bite on that lure, we'll start switching it up again to see if they want something else. Once we figure that out again, we'll match up again. It's interesting to see how the fish might stop hitting jerkbaits after 30 minutes, and then all of the sudden they may want a squarebill.

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As I said in another thread earlier today I keep things real simple.  Generally I fish with 1 lure, have 2-3 for back up that I hardly use.  Just to put a variation into my day I sometimes change my lure after each fish, using 4 or 5 different types.  They all catch fish.

The water I fish has everything to do with it, in Florida this time of the year it's harder to get skunked than it is to catch fish.  We got plenty of bass here.

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My cousins and I have a sort of method for fishing together. 

 

We'll determine who covers what portion of the water column until we figure out the day's winner

 

One of us will cover topwater, one covers mid-depth (proportional to the depth of the body of water), the other covers the bottom/near the bottom. Sometimes we'll all switch and go to the other zones, but no two cover the same water column level, unless it's overly obvious (fishing very shallow, top, mid, and bottom depths are only inches apart sometimes)

 

Seems to work okay, one of us will figure out what the bass want, then the other two will switch up and use the same/similar lure, just with a different color or technique.

 

It's fun and no one's competing (usually) for the same type of attack method.

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I normally like to try to fish something different than whoever I'm fishing with unless we really have them dialed in. Even then I like to try to vary my retrieve or color of my bait a little bit.

X3 I've caught some big fish behind partners and vise versa by doing something entirely different or even changing color or weight.

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X3 I've caught some big fish behind partners and vise versa by doing something entirely different or even changing color or weight.

I believe it was 2 weeks in a row I got to take your picture of the tournament big bass you caught while fishing behind me? Good thing it was team tournaments  :eyebrows:

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We use something different all the time, a difference in size and or color, but mostly use a different lure all together.

With a slow bite absolutely use different lures/presentations and with a hot bite they'll preety much hit anything.

So no, we've never used the same exact lure and probably never will.

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I believe it was 2 weeks in a row I got to take your picture of the tournament big bass you caught while fishing behind me? Good thing it was team tournaments :eyebrows:

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I MAY remember that. Lol. I think both of those limits were mostly filled by you, I just managed a kicker here and there! ;)

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I normally like to try to fish something different than whoever I'm fishing with unless we really have them dialed in. Even then I like to try to vary my retrieve or color of my bait a little bit.

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It all depends who I am fishing with...I have a few buddies who can flip a Jig or punch mats much more effective than I can, so I will let them work the mats to see if that is they way for us to go, and I will then work the edges or even turn around and work the deeper water with some type of faster presentation so I can cover water and hopefully find some active fish. I tend to throw chatterbaits, lipless cranks, topwaters, and soft swimbaits with a weighted hook and I will change between tubes, worms, swimbaits, creatures etc..

 

If we can't get a strike doing any of the above, we will usually find an area that we are confident holds fish and one of us will work the bottom with a split shot rig, or light texas rig and smaller bait, while the other works the different levels of the water column in case the fish are suspended, so depeding on depth it can be a supsending jerkbait to a light darter head with a grub.

 

Many times I find that if i am fishing with a new person, and if we are both working topwaters in the morning or floating minnow baits over the grass, I will try a jointed version, silver instead of gold, or fish faster/slower with the goal being we both catch more fish...I never work against anyone I fish with, even in a tournament, If we both do well, it makes for a much better day for all. I also never throw the same type of bait as the boater if I am a co-angler and I am meeting the person for the first time even if he is using one of my favorite lures. Figure it is courtesy since his or her boat, and i am a guest, I usually spin around and not even fish the same shoreline just to avoid any hurt feelings because I may get one he missed.

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