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Originally I was going to make this thread "what did you learn this week?" cause I have learned three things this past week alone... but decided maybe that was too short of a time frame, so I decided on a month.

 

As the title inquires, what have you learned this month, in regards to fishing or technique? Me, I learned three things that I am pretty proud of in this last week alone:

 

1.) I finally learned how to tie an FG knot and currently have a 4 foot fluorocarbon leader tied onto my braid. I fished it for the first time today, and it worked beautifully! Didn't get caught in my eyelets (though I could hear it going through), nor did it even come close to slipping or breaking. So that's a win in my book as it greatly extends what I can do when fishing. I think I actually cast a little farther and more accurately with this set up somehow... go figure!

 

2.) Today I learned how to backhand cast a baitcaster! I'm not like pro level or anything, but I did two really good backhand casts that I was pretty proud of, one landed my senko just inches from a lily bush pile in the water. Unfortunately, no monsters came out to take it.

 

3.) I think I have figured out what works as far as fishing a lipless is concerned. Today I figured out that when I pop it up a certain way, I can actually feel it flutter and vibrate. Seemed like a pretty killer action, I know that'll entice something one of these days to take a chomp.

 

So, now your turn! Let's hear it!

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43 minutes ago, FishDewd said:

Originally I was going to make this thread "what did you learn this week?" cause I have learned three things this past week alone... but decided maybe that was too short of a time frame, so I decided on a month.

 

As the title inquires, what have you learned this month, in regards to fishing or technique? Me, I learned three things that I am pretty proud of in this last week alone:

 

1.) I finally learned how to tie an FG knot and currently have a 4 foot fluorocarbon leader tied onto my braid. I fished it for the first time today, and it worked beautifully! Didn't get caught in my eyelets (though I could hear it going through), nor did it even come close to slipping or breaking. So that's a win in my book as it greatly extends what I can do when fishing. I think I actually cast a little farther and more accurately with this set up somehow... go figure!

 

2.) Today I learned how to backhand cast a baitcaster! I'm not like pro level or anything, but I did two really good backhand casts that I was pretty proud of, one landed my senko just inches from a lily bush pile in the water. Unfortunately, no monsters came out to take it.

 

3.) I think I have figured out what works as far as fishing a lipless is concerned. Today I figured out that when I pop it up a certain way, I can actually feel it flutter and vibrate. Seemed like a pretty killer action, I know that'll entice something one of these days to take a chomp.

 

So, now your turn! Let's hear it!

Last month I learned how to effectively wade fish for spotted seatrout from land in South Florida. They like jigs just like snook and bass do, so they are fun to catch.

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I learned that, despite my eagerness for Spring, the water is still COLD!

 

Source: covertly swam brush piles into the neighborhood pond last night and froze my *** off!

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The flu sucks

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I learned not to catch any bass suck.

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My grandson Aiden turned 11 & is ratcheting up the pressure on Pawpaw!

 

His biggest in the last 30 days, mine aint half that!

 

 

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A renewed appreciation for living in Florida. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I learn something every time I go out on the water, whether it be details about the particular lake I'm on, a new technique or even something about myself.  I always try to learn from experience.

 

With that being said, I sight fished beds for the first time this year. 

 

This was my first time to:

1. Identify a bass bed

2. Identify a fish on that bed

3. Identify old (dead) beds that are not active any more

4. Locate spawning flats and bed locations based off of a developed pattern 

 

Sight fishing is one of the best ways to catch a giant bass here in Florida.  I grew in leaps and bounds in that category this month.  It always feels good to gain more knowledge and experience.  

36 minutes ago, Catt said:

My grandson Aiden turned 11 & is ratcheting up the pressure on Pawpaw!

 

His biggest in the last 30 days, mine aint half that!

 

 

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He's getting big Catt...and I ain't talking about the fish

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Even though it's close, I still like open water fishing better than ice fishing.

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Hmm.  As I look out the window at the 10 to 16 inches of that white crap coming down I realize that today I could learn whether a baitcasting rig or a spinning rig goes better with snowshoes ... or not!

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I learned that lots of people want to give bass fishing  a  try . I added three more people to the list who want me to take them bass fishing . Problem is , I prefer to fish alone .  One guy is a brand new cousin . He was adopted and through DNA testing has tracked down his family .  

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1. Fluorocarbon still sucks (for me)

2. The sv spool in a daiwa does help learning how to skip.

3. Boat does in fact stand for, break out another thousand

 

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What I learned is that it's still too early to put away the snow shovel!

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I learned that switching out the Fortrex for the Ultrex is easy to rig but hard on the wallet ~

:smiley:

A-Jay

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20 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

I learned that switching out the Fortrex for the Ultrex is easy to rig but hard on the wallet ~

:smiley:

A-Jay

Did you pull the trigger? 

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I discovered that the Ned rig is effective night fishing 

 

 

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1 minute ago, 12poundbass said:

Did you pull the trigger? 

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I'm on the fence ~ But I'm leaning a little . . . 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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I am learning that trying to decide between the NRX and Conquest kicks my OCD into hyperdrive!

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I actually learned something today from @WRB

 

Sonar reflection is off the swim bladder (due to air/gas and it's relatively high reflection rate). 

 

Who know! I've never known this (or did and probably forgot :annoyed1:). 

 

Either way, good start to a Wednesday morning!

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I finally learned that I don't need every bait in every color .... Presentation, Presentation, Presentation ....

 

What I do above the water is far more important.

  1. Find the Fish
  2. Determine Bottom Contact Bait, Mid Range or Surface

Hard part is over.

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i found out where my piriformis is 😖

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Wife and I just had our 2nd baby last thursday... Learned just how quickly my fishing budget became non existent and vanished into thin air :lol1::lol1:

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3 minutes ago, Crankenstein Crony said:

Wife and I just had our 2nd baby last thursday... Learned just how quickly my fishing budget became non existent and vanished into thin air :lol1::lol1:

Congratulations .... I hope everyone is well.

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I just learned that depth finders  are not showing fish but instead show their air bladders .  

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I learned that it is nice to use the Navionics app on my phone to follow lake contours so I can have bigger concurrent windows for my ClearVu and Side Imaging on my EchoMap 93sv.  Though there are only specific circumstances when I run all three together, my eyes are getting too old to look down at my feet at the bow and see as much as I would like with the map, side imaging, and down imaging all going at the same time.

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