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Hello to all!  

First post - just joined today.  I have been reading and reading on this site, and I keep running across the term "dead stick".  Would someone please help me understand what that means?  Is it a rig or a presentation method?  Forgive my ignorance, but I am DEFINITELY a novice fisherman (maybe 10 times per year) and my son (12 years old) is really starting to like fishing.  So, I am looking at boats and stocking up on tackle.  Hopefully, with the help of you guys (and gals), I will be able to teach him a thing or two.

Thanks!

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I forgot to tell you where I am from. Sorry about that! I am in a bedroom community called "Sonora" about 3 miles east of Springdale, AR. We are about 1/4 mile off Beaver Lake.

thanks again!

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Welcome to the forum!

Deadsticking is a presentation method. You can deadstick anything. Simply cast your lure out to your target and let it sit, kind of like soaking bait. Keep most of the slack out of the line but leave a little so you don't move the bait on accident. Just let it sit for as long as you can. 1 minute, 2, 3 4 5...whatever it takes. I've heard 30+ minutes but I haven't tried that. That would test my mental endurance!

I lost a potential personal best while deadsticking a swimbait. The bait was sitting for about 5 minutes. When I lifted the rod and started reeling I instantly felt some weight. She spit the hook once she came up (weak hookset!). It takes some patience but it works! Just be prepared for light strikes/pickups. :)

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Welcome to the Forum!

Dead stickin'  :-/  watchin' grass grow. I just can't take it more that 30 secs.

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NOT A METHOD YOU'D WANT TO TRY IF YOU ARE A TYPE "A" PERSONALITY. BUT SOMETIMES VERY EFFECTIVE.

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While I do know that 'deadsticking' is casting your bait at your target and letting it sit, I figured it applied mostly to Senko type baits. As in 'stick baits'. Some of my biggest fish were caught deadsticking a senko. I'm sure there are plenty of other members here that can attest to that method of senko type fishing.

Oh yeah, WELCOME! :D

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WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You will definately learn a lot on this sight . Don't be afaird to ask any question. There is no such thing as a stupid question when you are on a quest for knowledge.

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Dead stick?

No problem. They have this little blue pill..............j/k :-*

I don't get it :-? ;D ;D

Jolicious

Welcome to the forum. Deadsticking is a very effective coldwater water technique.

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Dead stick?

No problem. They have this little blue pill..............j/k :-*

Avid can you send me one of those blue pills.  The Red and Green ones don't work as well.

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I think thats what happens after you turn 70 ;D

Perhaps a Horny Toad can help with this situation 8-)

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Dead stick?

No problem. They have this little blue pill..............j/k :-*

deadstick, little blue pill,  avid your killin me...

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There you go again, picking on us senior blue pill users. Your time is comiing. :'(

I caught my personal best--7# in western Washinton State, where that is a good 'un--in a moment of total dead stick. My lure? A midget Jitterbug. My problem? A serious tangle. That bug sat there for at least 20 minutes while I got straightened out. It drifted a little, close in to a tangle of roots beneath a tree. She must have nested there, though it was late in the season. When I twitched the bug, she exploded, and I did get her out of that tangly place. Weighed and released immediately. Too pretty to put on a wall. Trouble is, I can't wait that long ordinarily, even though I know it is a great technique, especially for busy, hard-fished lakes. -------------

When I was kid, the elders insisted I be quiet and patient when fishing. They just didn't want me to yap all the time. They also didn't want to clean any fish. I was all growed up ere I learned that the fish won't come to you--you gotta go get 'em. :P

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Dead stick?

No problem. They have this little blue pill..............j/k :-*

OK little blue pill, but how do you get the bass to swallow it??? :D :D

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First of all, Welcome to the board...

Dead Stick simply means taking a Senko or a Fluke and casting it out and letting it go the bottom w/o moving your rod...Just let it go to the bottom.. 8-)

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Welcome to the forum! Your on a great forum for learning how to bass fish. I have learned a lot from everyone here in the few months I've been on here.

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