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6 hours ago, geo g said:

If your fishing an area that you know holds fish, you need to find a presentation that will stimulate a bite.  When the bite is really tough, I will go to my confidence baits, and usually slow down.  This didn't work this time, so I went to extreme adjustment and started ripping the bait off the bottom and letting it fuller back down.  This is a technique I seldom use, but has been productive several times over the years.  Suddenly the bite was on, and consistently.  To me location, a bait you have confidence in, and the proper presentation for that day, that hour, that moment, is the key.  Don't just keep doing the same thing over and over if it doesn't work.  I used a U-tail and the ripping set off a vibration that stimulated the bite.  This saved what was a slow day up to that point.

 

Doug Stange did an article in In Fisherman about this very thing a while back.  Thanks for reminding me. Could have bailed me out of some slow days.

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March madness has nothing to do with basketball.

Doctors actually have a one to ten scale for the consistency of poop.

The Voice has been on for weeks.

It can be 71 one day and snow the next.

No one in interested in used Lews reels.

Don't scrimp on toilet paper....always buy two ply.

Eisenhower was a chain smoker.

 

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I learned:

 

1) The Abu Garcia Revo X is probably one of the most under rated Baitcasters on the market

2) and 27 degree weather + 17 mph winds = my hands are frozen after 30 minutes 

 

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I learned that my 3 favorite reel manufacturers are:

 

1. Daiwa 

2. Daiwa

3. Daiwa

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Learned that how close the upper parts of the Chesapeake Bay is  from Philly and im learning how good the bass fishing could be there

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13 hours ago, LxVE Bassin said:

I learned that my 3 favorite reel manufacturers are:

 

1. Daiwa 

2. Daiwa

3. Daiwa

 

I agree x3! :cheer:

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As I get older my hands and fingers don't like cold weather.

while the rest of me wants to keep fishing, they just give up and quit working.

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Wet rip rap is slippery rip rap.

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I have learned after looking at the show your ride pictures my boat is not worth putting a picture on here.

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I learned to not have my 36v trolling motor on high and let my cousin use the trolling motor.......and that the water is still a lil bit chilly even in Mississippi...<_<

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While I love the Gamakatsu Swivel Drop Shot hooks with the pinch grip for a separate line down to the sinker,  but I was missing fish in certain circumstances nose hooking that little hook. So, today I switched to a Roboworm Rebarb hook, a 1/0 as I recall, essentially a thin wire worm hook with a keeper, penetrated the nose of my worm on a strong angle bias so that T-Rigged, the hook would then be left buried in the soft plastic at a strong angle to jump out and snag a bass mouth. This really improved my hook-up ratio, hanging onto LMBs much better today. I'll be T-Rigging drop shots more often now, that, and generally reverting to standard worm hooks for many presentations. Much less EWG and offset hooks for me!

 

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I learned we are getting more snow tomorrow. I also learned that Mother Nature is a cruel B***H!

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I learned that while fishing ned rig catches a lot of fish, a 5 in grub catches better fish.

I also reaffirmed that I am much better fishing a grub on a jig head than i am fishing a swimbait on a jig head. 

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Just returned from a highly enjoyable get away in Maine, where I got the honor of fishing with a couple of the guys here at BR. Thank you both very much....you know who you are! 

 

What I learned on this trip is their water is Sooooo freaking clear the fish can see you before you can get your boat off the trailer, that they probably swim into skinny water even my kayak can't reach, and that the "Bert & Ernie (of Sesame St fame) fishing song "Here fishy, fishy, fishy" doesnt work there under any conditions! 😁

 

Am such a glutton for punishment am going back up to try again! 🎣

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Well I just started fishing this year. For me a month of stuff learned would break the forum. So I will just stick to today. Lol

 

1) I learned my med heavy spinner set up with 50lb braid is the wrong setup for ned rigs 😕

 

2) I learn that poppers with treble hooks are great in open water over structure below ;)

 

3) I learned that poppers with treble hooks can dredge a lake if you are willing to be stupid!

 

4) Subsequently I also learned how to pitch with a long rod and spinning gear. Its not easy. 

 

5) I learned I have not a clue what I am doing with a spinner bait. 

 

6) I learned that I really dont know where the bass go when it gets super hot out. I dont know the depth of this lake. So I dont know it actually goes deep enough to give them a reprieve from the heat. I found the only shaddy area of the entire lake and that is where I was catching fish. 

 

7)  I learned I need to get up earlier. it is 104 degrees today. I got there way to late around 11am. And stayed until 3:30. It was hot af. 

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38 minutes ago, Wizzlebiz said:

Well I just started fishing this year. For me a month of stuff learned would break the forum. So I will just stick to today. Lol

 

1) I learned my med heavy spinner set up with 50lb braid is the wrong setup for ned rigs 😕

 

2) I learn that poppers with treble hooks are great in open water over structure below ;)

 

3) I learned that poppers with treble hooks can dredge a lake if you are willing to be stupid!

 

4) Subsequently I also learned how to pitch with a long rod and spinning gear. Its not easy. 

 

5) I learned I have not a clue what I am doing with a spinner bait. 

 

6) I learned that I really dont know where the bass go when it gets super hot out. I dont know the depth of this lake. So I dont know it actually goes deep enough to give them a reprieve from the heat. I found the only shaddy area of the entire lake and that is where I was catching fish. 

 

7)  I learned I need to get up earlier. it is 104 degrees today. I got there way to late around 11am. And stayed until 3:30. It was hot af. 

I know what to do with a spinner bait! Just keep walking by when you see them for sale and give away any that you already have 

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2 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I know what to do with a spinner bait! Just keep walking by when you see them for sale and give away any that you already have 

I know what to do with spinner bait too, and if either of you want to give yours to me I'll be happy to show the pictures of the bass I catch on your former baits! 😎😁

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I learned that I can't figure out the bass in August and fishing sucks!  Lol.  Trying to learn not to give up on the rest of the year already!

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3 minutes ago, FishinBuck07 said:

I learned that I can't figure out the bass in August and fishing sucks!  Lol.  Trying to learn not to give up on the rest of the year already!

I learned during bluebird hot August days it’s best to go river and creek fishing. A spinning rod with an in-line spinner tied on can be a multi species fun fishing adventure.

 

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1 minute ago, NYWayfarer said:

I learned during bluebird hot August days it’s best to go river and creek fishing. A spinning rod with an in-line spinner tied on can be a multi species fun fishing adventure.

 

That is a good strategy, but here in Ohio we have stupid laws about fishing creeks and rivers. So the selection of water is very limited!  

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6 minutes ago, FishinBuck07 said:

That is a good strategy, but here in Ohio we have stupid laws about fishing creeks and rivers. So the selection of water is very limited!  

What laws would those be???

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20 minutes ago, LadiMopar said:

I know what to do with spinner bait too, and if either of you want to give yours to me I'll be happy to show the pictures of the bass I catch on your former baits! 😎😁

Id prefer just to learn to use mine. But thank you for the kind offer. 

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8 minutes ago, Wizzlebiz said:

Id prefer just to learn to use mine. But thank you for the kind offer. 

The struggle is real! Like 20 years real. I’ve had a 5 year old outfish me severely with a spinnerbait. No joke 

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