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I've gone bass fishing, & I always have to see that one fisherman, casting about 3 or 4 rods & leaving it in a rod holder checking it every once in a while. Yesterday, I heard a story about this dude catching about 12 bass in 1 hour using the rod holders. Just curious what type of bait you would throw down & the bass would still bite even though it's not moving? Even on my best days, & using a bait that's been biting like crazy, i usually have to at least give it a couple short tugs or drags, for me to get a bite. Interesting how bass think .. ?

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They were probably using a live minnow, craw or worm.

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Where is someone casting 3-4 lines out and is that legal?  Here in CA there's a one rod/line limit, unless you pay for a 2 Rod stamp, and even then the 2 rods are only valid in certain areas.

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Multiple rods are common in most states, along with trot lines, limb lines, jug fishing, throw nets, etc.  This is one reason live bait has a bad image.

Tom

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On July 8, 2016 at 2:37 PM, blckshirt98 said:

Where is someone casting 3-4 lines out and is that legal?  Here in CA there's a one rod/line limit, unless you pay for a 2 Rod stamp, and even then the 2 rods are only valid in certain areas.

legal? doubt it. Probably has an excuse, like those are my kid's rods or something of that sort.. & its in texas btw, so it actually might be legal .-.

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3 rods is legal in Kansas if you buy the permit, 2 is the limit without it. 

 

From what I found, there is no limit in Texas to how many rods an angler can use except in certain bodies of water. 

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Telling a Texan how many fishing poles he can use is like telling him how many guns he can own - it won't go over well

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On 7/8/2016 at 2:43 PM, WRB said:

Multiple rods are common in most states, along with trot lines, limb lines, jug fishing, throw nets, etc.  This is one reason live bait has a bad image.

Tom

I had to look up trot line, limb line, and jug fishing.  The only reason why I'd use any of those methods is if I were trying to catch fish for food, and even then it might have to be a survival-type of deal.

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If you have never done trotlines before and like eating catfish you should give it a try. Just a word of advice: you may think you are organized but having 40 6/0 hooks and 40 snap swivels out on the deck can be a little overwhelming when you are trying to grab a bluegill and secure it to the mainline before you move too much. 

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If you had a little drift going on and the right bottom, you could totally do this with a drop shot, jig, or c-rig.  I've been known to drag a worm while fishing a crankbait.  Totally legal here... outside of tournament fishing, of course.

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I have a vague idea about taking my yak out in a nice lightly windy day and fishing a few wacky rigged worms under bobbers set to various depths.  Bring a few beers and cigars and just drift around in the sun and see what happens.  It sounds every relaxing until you hit a double.  Might try the same idea but with some minnows or worms. 

I do a little catfishing/cigar smoking at a local pier already, mostly because I don't smoke in the house and if I am going to stand outside, I might as well have a line in the water. 

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