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Hey Guys,

I read a very interesting article on a technique called Junk Fishing in Bass Angler Magazine. It's where you hit your prime spots, start with some search baits like a square bill and a chatterbait then dial in the big ones with a jig. The idea is to move fast and the article is spot on to how I fish. So, Who junk fishes? And What are your 3 picks?

Mine:

1.) Strike King Squarebill 1.5 Sexy Chart or Craw (Water Clarity)

2.) Zman Jackhammer White Chart or Black/ Blue

3.) Some Strike king jigs or Seibert's Jigs

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I like using a spinnerbait or chatterbait then using a jig of some sort that I can pitch, swim, hop, or drag. Terminator pro series jig is one of my go to's for this technique

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That's not "junk fishing" to me, or how I would describe it. As such, I also wouldn't be limiting myself to just 3 baits if I was "junk fishing." Sounds like a modern reincarnation of the term to make the author sound like he knows something special :unsure: JMHO

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7 minutes ago, Team9nine said:

That's not "junk fishing" to me, or how I would describe it. As such, I also wouldn't be limiting myself to just 3 baits if I was "junk fishing." Sounds like a modern reincarnation of the term to make the author sound like he knows something special :unsure: JMHO

Agreed.

 

From an article: https://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_123/bass_elite50_05a.html

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Junk fishing, in simple terms, is throwing a variety of baits at all types of cover.

 

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Just another common term being hijacked and redefined as it suits the person using it.

Junk fishing at point in time was just that fishing floatsum debris that drifted together to form a mat. Dee Thomas used the term junk fishing back in the 70's.

The more modern definition started with Iconnelli when he defined junk fishing as using a lot of different lures in a run and gun no to set up a pattern.

Now we have the term junk fishing using a few selective lures to determine a pattern that nearly everyone does with their pet confidence lures that  we called bass fishing.

Tom

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It used to be called Junk Fishing, now it's called Major League Fishing 😀

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To me "junk" fishing isn't a technique, it's just the opposite. 

Everybody "junk" fishes at one  time or another. 

It's been done since the first line hit the water. 

 

If you're using just a few lures to find a pattern what do you do next? Go home and say it was a bad day I'll try again tomorrow?

 

I junk fish every time I go fishing without a preconceived notion of where they're at and  a definite idea of what they'll hit. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

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Thank you for all the responses. I'm not sure what to think of it. I just liked the name of it and the perceived tactic. I throw d**n near everything but this is how I start. Have a great day yall.

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Junk fishing is me, “always have no idea what I’m doing and have no plan”. When I’m on a boat i’d stop at first visible structure and throw everything I have at it, if that doesn’t work I move on to the next and replete the same thing over and over until I get tired and go home. Lol

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I always thought junk fishing was working your way down the bank and just hitting everything  .  

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That doesn't sound like junk fishing at all to me actually, it sounds like a fairly well formulated plan to hit an area. I guess what it might share with junk fishing is using the same lures every single time and not mixing it up for conditions and cover and structure you find yourself fishing in but even so in some days, throwing your top three baits might be just perfect.

 

I usually look at the weather, water and cover before deciding what to dish. Is it clear water? Dirty water? Is there any grasslines? Can I fish along the grasslines or would I be fishing in the grass, etc.

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I don't know all that much about no 'junk fishing'.

But I have some big time experience with 'skunk fishing'.

Seems like they could be close though . . . . 

:smiley:

A-Jay

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3 hours ago, scaleface said:

I always thought junk fishing was working your way down the bank and just hitting everything  .  

That's exactly what it is to me, and what I do most of the time on smaller lakes. Launch the boat, put the trolling motor down and start fishing. Usually involves 10-12 rods on the deck with a wide variety of baits tied on them. 

 

3 rods on the deck means I have something really dialed in, which is pretty much the opposite of junk fishing. 

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Like Tom said, I always thought junk fishing was throwing jigs or punch baits in the slop.  I guess I am old.

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certainly no pattern established .... king of junk ... Woo Daves .... who is a great bass fisherman....

 

good fishing ....

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I can’t read minds but it looked to me like there was a lot of  “junk fishing” happening this past weekend during the classic.  Even Ott seemed to be doing it on Saturday.

 

Being able to make any fish bite that might be in the area is a skill that shouldn’t be downplayed.  I’ve actually won big fish in two different tournaments with fish I caught while junk fishing around the weight in area in the final few minutes of the tournament. I can’t claim that skill played a role in either of those fish but they payed me the big fish money anyway.

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Sounds like plain ol' fishing to me.

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