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Pulling line off the reel by hand while fighting a fish, instead of letting the built in drag system do its job.  I mostly see the pros do this, I just don't get it.  Maybe I'm missing something I dunno.

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Some things I disagree with off the top of my head:

 

- Bass won't hit top water when the sun is out

- They won't hit spinnerbaits when the sun is out

- $20+ dollar lures

- Mono sucks

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I'll share a local one that was a widely held belief many years ago.

 

Fish don't bite when Kentucky Lake is running backwards.   To reduce flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi River,  TVA sometimes stops the water flow through Kentucky Dam and runs the water backward through Pickwick Dam and down the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway,  thus bypassing the Ohio/Mississippi.   

 

No one was ever able to explain to me how they got the water to flow from the low side of Pickwick Dam to the high side.

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21 minutes ago, Krux5506 said:

Some things I disagree with off the top of my head:

- Mono sucks

Sorry, but mono does suck.....😄

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17 minutes ago, Scott F said:

Sorry, but mono does suck.....😄

lol I accept that it's the general consensus, and that I open myself up for bashing when I say otherwise. 

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15 hours ago, JediAmoeba said:

What is a popular opinion within the fishing industry you disagree with?

 

At times I can disagree with all the popular opinions at other times I can agree with them.

It's fishing so sometimes things ring true other times they dont.

There are always a lot of other variables that can affect success or failure.

 

Color- I catch a ton of fish in clear shallow water using black but i have also caught a lot of fish using white in dirty water. But we are talking topwater where color may not make as much of a difference.

 

I've seen bass busting shad and the only thing I had to throw was a green pumpkin football head jig. cast it out worked it just below the surface and caught several fish before the bite died.

I've had the same scenario occur and i had a bone colored spook or a blue and chrome sammy and couldn't get a bite.

 

There are times that you can have a different colored swimbait on an alabama rig and thats the only one they will hit regardless of where its placed on the rig.

 

I'm trying to catch the active bass, If I've got to throw 3 different colors of the same bait to the same spot to get 1 bite I'm not catching that fish.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Krux5506 said:

lol I accept that it's the general consensus, and that I open myself up for bashing when I say otherwise. 

At risk of turning this into another line debate.....I'm not even sure I'd say it's a general consensus. I do use some braid, fluoro (in heavier lb test), but most of my setups have good old fashioned mono. I do believe mono has and continues to catch fish.

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1 hour ago, Team9nine said:

Buck Perry’s “theories” have all been scientifically disproven; 

 

that his book and information are antiquated and out of date and no longer apply;

 

that Spoonplugging is simply trolling;

 

that you must buy and use Spoonplugs for it to work;

 

and the whole thing was simply a scam to sell baits and make money 

I'll always be a believer in Buck Perry. His theories work, and always will. Too many bass "experts" out there these days.

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Line breaking above advertised breaking strain is a good thing. It just means the line has been labeled misleadingly and is probably thicker than other lines marked similarly.

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57 minutes ago, Krux5506 said:

lol I accept that it's the general consensus, and that I open myself up for bashing when I say otherwise. 

Sometimes it's the right tool for the job, other times it isn't. 

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2 hours ago, Troy85 said:

Pulling line off the reel by hand while fighting a fish, instead of letting the built in drag system do its job.  I mostly see the pros do this, I just don't get it.  Maybe I'm missing something I dunno.

I saw this on a video, the reason they do it is because the drag is not "spinning" smoothly. Its coming off the reel in spurts instead of fluently. I notice it on my lower end spinning reels, not so much casting reels.

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4 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Fish are line shy. I’m still not convinced they are. 

^This.

Theyre afraid of the line but not that giant 5/0 hook that’s clearly visible. 

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10 minutes ago, 813basstard said:

^This.

Theyre afraid of the line but not that giant 5/0 hook that’s clearly visible. 

And gill nets have been effective for hundreds or thousands of years. 

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That rocky banks heat up faster in the Winter.  I've checked it numerous times, with the sun beating down....doesn't happen.

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6 minutes ago, Todd2 said:

That rocky banks heat up faster in the Winter.  I've checked it numerous times, with the sun beating down....doesn't happen.

Sounds good in those way too in depth articles though

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Mike Long was a good, honest fisherman!

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5 hours ago, Scott F said:

Sorry, but mono does suck.....😄

Sucks at what? It excels at abrasion resistance, floating for topwaters and cushioning when using trebles. I still use it for trebles, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. If there was only mono and fluoro, I'd only use mono.

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That senkos are the best starter bait for 'newbies'

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7 minutes ago, the reel ess said:

Sucks at what?

Sucks at feel.

If I could catch the same 3 lb fish with all 3 lines

during the fight ....

with mono I'd guess it would weigh between 2 and 4 lbs

With flouro I'd guess between 2.5- 3.5 lbs

and with braid I would tell you that fish weighs 3 lbs and 2 oz

 

Try this next time your out with a partner

One of you throw mono with a lead weight and the other person throw braid with tungsten.

see if you have the same success 

 

Now don't get me wrong more fish have been caught with mono than I will ever see in my lifetime

The best jig fisherman I ever knew fished 15LB big game only, but I'm not the best jig fisherman So i want as many advantages as I can get

I am just of the opinion that there are better tools out there today for me and how I fish

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3 hours ago, Rip_lipz said:

I saw this on a video, the reason they do it is because the drag is not "spinning" smoothly. Its coming off the reel in spurts instead of fluently. I notice it on my lower end spinning reels, not so much casting reels.

I can definitely see that happening with lower end spinning reels.  I wouldn't think it would be an issue with the higher end gear that pros are using.

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---Flouro is low stretch

 

lol   The stuff is like a rubber band

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That the north side of lake heats up first/quickest because the sun hits it longer.  While there might be HINT of truth to this, I believe it's MOSTLY because warm water rises and then is pushed to the north end of the lake by a southerly wind.

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That fish are line shy

That catching bass off a bed damages the fishery

That keeping bass to eat is somehow wrong, as if bass are a more precious resource than, say, crappie

That eating bass within the creel limits set by the state is harmful to the fishery

 

 

33 minutes ago, BassNJake said:

Sucks at feel.

If I could catch the same 3 lb fish with all 3 lines

during the fight ....

with mono I'd guess it would weigh between 2 and 4 lbs

With flouro I'd guess between 2.5- 3.5 lbs

and with braid I would tell you that fish weighs 3 lbs and 2 oz

 

Try this next time your out with a partner

One of you throw mono with a lead weight and the other person throw braid with tungsten.

see if you have the same success 

 

Now don't get me wrong more fish have been caught with mono than I will ever see in my lifetime

The best jig fisherman I ever knew fished 15LB big game only, but I'm not the best jig fisherman So i want as many advantages as I can get

I am just of the opinion that there are better tools out there today for me and how I fish

Yeah. I use braid for those type baits. Mono has the advantage for baits you want to wait a little longer to set the hook on, to be sure the fish takes the bait completely.

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5 hours ago, Todd2 said:

At risk of turning this into another line debate.....I'm not even sure I'd say it's a general consensus. I do use some braid, fluoro (in heavier lb test), but most of my setups have good old fashioned mono. I do believe mono has and continues to catch fish.

use mono 80 percent of the time ... while in academy see a lot of it sold ... all brands ... some sold out ... salt and freshwater ... 

 

use braid other 20 percent ...

 

good fishing ...

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