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What was the best tip or advise you ever recieved from someone,that had a big impact on your cathing bass?    thanx for any help :)

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Fish deep, fish slow and fish big baits for big bass.

I have learned to fish structure, not cover. Structure in relatively deep water receives very little fishing pressure.

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Fish deep, fish slow and fish big baits for big bass.

I have learned to fish structure, not cover. Structure in relatively deep water receives very little fishing pressure.

I got mine from Roadwarrior....lol ::) ;D

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Don't be afraid to experiment!

For example, a few months ago I persisted in tossing a topwater, despite rain, wind, cold, the time of year, and the conventional wisdom that argued against it. Result: Some darn nice Fayette Lake slot fish that I otherwise would not have had the pleasure of catching and releasing.

One of my partners refers to me as the "R&D Department" 'cause I fish "Outside the box", at least compared to his rigid adherence to the same old lures and tactics. When I succeed he is complimentary but still stays within his narrow scope. It took me five years and actually gifting him with more modern gear to get him to use reels with thumb bars and rods over 5'6" in length.

Well, so long as we're having fun and sharing the great gift of fishing and freedom that The Lord has granted us, all is well.

F.Rod

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i would have to agree with FlyRod....

i have caught more fish by not sticking to the norm and going out on that limb and seeing what would happen if a bait was used "outside the box" (cause its hard to use them while in the box) of conventional use.

the only must do's in fishing is tieing on a bait and casting it out, how its worked is totally up to the person holding the pole..... ;)

Alfred

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I read a couple of post by Raul a year ago or so called The Power of Observation 1 and 2.I have had alot of good tips that helped me alot,but this post really pushed me in the right direction.Raul just happen to post it at the right time for me.Thanks Raul!

P.S. Raul posted it but I heard Rick Clunn wrote it! ;D

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Match the Hatch and youll catch fish. and also make your bait look reel. Let it just stay in a bed for a while and in 5 secons twitch it up reel a little then let it sink in the bed. when was the last time you seen a fish swimming above the bed and going strait towrd a open coverd bass. well once in while that might happen but just do what i say anmd ill be happy  :) :) :)

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My Granddaddy always said, "Son, if you ain't gettin' hung up, you ain't fishing where the fish are". Sound advice, and it always pays off.

Peter

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Had a tip from a guy about fishing out of the back of a boat in a tournament........

"Downsize and slow down"

That has worked wonders for my fishing!

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A few that come to mind:

1. Big Baits=Big Bass

2.  Hooksets are free, take as many as you want

3.  If you fish where everyone else is fishing, you will catch what everybody else is (This kind of goes along the lines of what Roadwarrior posted)

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"If you do what you've always done; you'll catch what you've always caught"  In essence be as versatile as possible and keep a diary of your outings on the water.  

T Mike

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the best one I ever got...its a huge one..really in depth..and takes a lot of time to type up...but I guess I'll share it....

don't be afraid.  That goes for everything..trying new things, going with your gut instinct, fishing those narly lookin spots, asking questions, admitting you don't know everything, on and on and on.  Just because you don't see the guys on TV do it or hear someone on here or anywhere else talk about doing something..doesn't mean you can't.  Do it....make it YOURS..then YOU can share it with people.  Theres no one way to catch a bass.

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To catch fish, you have to fish where the fish are. Since then I will lose any number of lures throwing to the thickest and nastiest stuff.

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My best tip came from my father-in-law who was a tournament angler way back when.Don't be afraid to throw a spinnerbait into the thickest,nastiest wood cover.As long as the spinnerbait is moving it won't get hung up on the wood.2nd best tip:as you reel that spinnerbait over a log,limb,etc. ,let it "die" for a moment after it goes over the cover.It will flutter down like a dying baitfish.I catch most of my heavy wood cover spinnerbait bass this way.

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The best fisherman I ever fished with always said if you're not catching fish you need to be doing something different. If a certain technique, water depth, bait, etc. wasn't working, he would always change baits, tactics, water depths, heck, even bodies of water.

Too many people will stick with their confidence bait/technique when its not working. Learn to fish effectively with several different techniques. Learn deep, shallow, and in between. They're in one of the 3 places.

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Fish deep, fish slow and fish big baits for big bass.

I have learned to fish structure, not cover. Structure in relatively deep water receives very little fishing pressure.

When I get a boat I will definatly remember that

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bassnut 1276,

You can't do that until you tire of catching too many little fish. That is not about tournament fishing, it's about fishing for fun. Tournament fishermen might ocassionally fish for a "kicker", but they need to catch five keepers to win. 12lbs something won the Classic in 2005.

So far this winter, on my productive ponds, I have caught eight bass at an average rate of one fish per five hours of fishing. That's pretty slow, but five of the eight have been 5+ lbs. So, that's what I'm talking about.

I don't catch numbers, but some of the largemouth bass are over 5 lbs. and that's all I fish for. There are lot's of days in the summer when I only catch seven or eight bass at my ponds and only one or two are over 5lbs. It's not the most productive formula for catching bass.

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Make sure your hooks are sharp.  IMO THE most overlooked aspect of fishing.

If your hooks are not sharp and you don't get a good hookset the rest is immaterial.

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