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does anyone have any tips for me about when i go fishing with someone else and am in the back of the boat. most areas are already fished by him and its harder to catch them but if anyone has any tips on how to catch more fish from the back of the boat i would greatly apreciate them. thanks

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If he/she is moving pretty fast, they aren't catching them all  ;)

I would ask them to slow down and then I would throw a worm and work it slow to the boat.

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If he/she is moving pretty fast, they aren't catching them all ;)

I would ask them to slow down and then I would throw a worm and work it slow to the boat.

Yep! I have yet to see a guy in the front who work an area enough to know for sure that a fish is not there. He might just be warming the fish up for you. He is getting him excited and you plop a worm down there and BANG!

My only advice is is try to find out what he plans to throw that day or how fast he plans to fish so you can match up and be most efficient. It is hard as hell to catch fish when you want to throw a weightless Senko on that day and he wants to run and gun with a spinnerbait like Van Dam.

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This can be very frustrating, especially if the boater is fishing a different style than you and it catching fish.  If the boater isn't catching fish, speak up and let him know what your suggestions are.  I am currently in 5th place overall for my club (after two tournaments) and one of only two non-boaters in the top ten.  This may not hold up all year, but what I have done is try to compliment what my boater is doing.  If he's throwing spinner baits, I will try throwing cranks.  If he is throwing jigs, I will fish a tex-rig, etc.  This way I can try to adapt to what is being presented and make the most of it.  Talk to your boater, find out what his style is and try to compliment the style.

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This is when many hours of practice come into play. Every Monday I find myself in the back of Spotaholic's Boat. I have been trying to make less of a splash than him on every cast. He still catches more fish than I do but I have begun to catch my share. It's tough to beat the front man to the fish but it's always possible to be quieter. Try it and I'll bet you see the difference.  

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Increase your casting proficiency. Skipping,pitching and flipping.With skipping become good at both forehanded and backhanded casting. Remember your not controlling the boat positioning,  the backhanded skip will put the bait were you want it, even though the boater has repositioned the boat.

When in the back of a boat on docks, I'm confident that I'll be able to put my bait further back under a dock than my partner. To areas of the dock that basically don't get hit by other anglers. Making sure that I have new line and a properly spooled reel are keys to being able to accomplish these goals.

Ps And it is always interesting to watch the reaction of boaters when they are waxed out of the back of the boat. Some people just can't handle it well.

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 I love "cleaning the crumbs" off of the table in the back of the boat.

 If a front moves in, that places you in the drivers seat. Why? Cast parallel to the shore,15 to 20 feet out. A pig and jig, Worm, Carolina or Texas rigged.

 When the front seat starts the trolling motor just take some more line off your reel. This keeps the lure in the srike zone a lot longer and drives the bass crazy.

 Even if a front doesn't move in you are still in position for larger fish.

 If you see your front seat partner begins  to pick up fish, observe everything he's doing. And move to the front or stand up and take some quick shots

to the same structure up front.

 Maybe this will provoke him into conversation. If not assert yourself in a way that doesn't offend...

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A small C-rig or split shot type rig can be a non-boaters best friend.  Many a boater has their had their clock cleaned by the non throwing these.

Brad

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First, don't fish the same baits as he is.I fish alot of tournaments as the boater and as a non boater.And I have done very well in the back of the boat  and at times I smoked the boater.If he is using a jig I fish a senko, if he is using a crank,I use buzz bait or a spinnerbait ,if he is flippin,pitchin,or skippin  say a fluke then I would fish a Zoom baby brush hog, I hope you get the idea. Fell free to IM me if I can be any more of a help. I am a Rep for 3 bait  companys so I need to do well in touraments at the back of the boat.  Dan

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lol, i find it that if he is fishing somethin slow, i will fish somethin fast, like a spinner bait. and if he fishes somethin fast, i fish something slow. i have had a good buddie of mine fish spinner baits and get them, while i fish a jig, or a spook, and i just hammared them.

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