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I'm very new to bassin and i read a lot of post and everyone says to slow down the retival of the bait. I normaly fish off the bank of a small lake mayby 5-7 acers. i have yet to catch a bass but have caught many small fish with my son with the plastic lure that come with the combo reels at walmart. but the berkly and booyaa and x-rap stuff have no success. i have talked to other people the fish the lake and said the have caught there before so when you say slow down how long should it take me to bring in a jig or a spinnerbait cast out about 50 feet or so.

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my best guess if your not even getting bites is time of day and location....  Fishing off the bank,  make sure to look for some cover,  lily pads,  stumps,  just anything thats different in the water....>From shore i always cast down or up the bank,  never straight out....Try just bumping a rubber worm along the bottom to bring out those lazy hogs.

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my best guess if your not even getting bites is time of day and location.... Fishing off the bank, make sure to look for some cover, lily pads, stumps, just anything thats different in the water....>From shore i always cast down or up the bank, never straight out....Try just bumping a rubber worm along the bottom to bring out those lazy hogs.

Great advice. You also want to look for little pockets on the shoreline. The worm Idea is what I would throw. Most guys here would probably throw a senko.

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Slow to me is a techniqe called stitch'n  was developed in the 80,s i think by Don ivino.Now this is slow you cast out ur fav worm  let it sit for about a minute bring up any slack with ur rod then reel til u get that slack line put on ur reel now this is the best part YOU grab your line and slowlyyyyy pull it with ur hand about 5 inches at a time then and only then do u reel that foot of slack line in then repeat this process DONT NOT USE YOUR REEL to bring in the lure only ur hand.I find this works in CRYSTAL clear water best and the way the water is here in MD im glad i learned.......... WE NEEED RAIN BAD i hate STITCH"N

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Somebody gave me a word of advise once. "If you think you are going to slow, you need to slow down." It worked then for deer hunting and it works now for fishing.

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Try a small white Rooster Tail or a Mepps #2 with a red tail or a small white 1 to 1.5 inch grub on a 1/64 or 1/8 ounce jig head and see if you have any success.

When I hear the words "fish slow" it reminds me of one of my fishing buddies who can sit in the boat and just sit and wait for five minutes before moving the worm.

This drives me crazy.  Totally crazy for if I don't get a strike withing 10 seconds I am moving the bait.

So is he successful?  Yes.  Very.  

Being Type A makes just sitting there wtih that Mocassin Blue finesse worm sitting on the bottom impossible.

That's why I love the Senkos which I have to keep moving along the bottom, especially when fishing Wacky style.

So "slow" means just what it implies.  Slow down your presentations.

Just make sure you have good health insurance with strong mental health benefits as fishing really slow can drive you crazy.

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If you are fishing plastics, sometimes there is no such thing as too slow. The term 'dead sticking' means to let your bait remain motionless. Fishing very slowly and even motionless, goes against all human tendencies, but we are not bass. In a lot of ways though, they often like their meal to be still on the table. LOL. If you think you are fishing too slow, then slow down a little. JMHE

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S----------L---------O-------------W! A crankbait, buzzbait, chatterbait all require a faster retrieve and more on top of the water so that the blades are churning a little water, making vibrations, etc. Soft Plastics, Jigs, etc, you just have to have the patience to go slow with it.

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there are a few crankbaits that i like to work slow. i like suspending baits over rip rap with deeper water close by and when i feel that bait bounce off a rock i stop............and wait. then crank till i hit the next rock. its a good way to catch whatevers eating at the time. i like the darker craw colors best.

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I'm very new to bassin and i read a lot of post and everyone says to slow down the retival of the bait. I normaly fish off the bank of a small lake mayby 5-7 acers. i have yet to catch a bass but have caught many small fish with my son with the plastic lure that come with the combo reels at walmart. but the berkly and booyaa and x-rap stuff have no success. i have talked to other people the fish the lake and said the have caught there before so when you say slow down how long should it take me to bring in a jig or a spinnerbait cast out about 50 feet or so.

I tell you what,, email me with your mailing address, If there is a bass left in that lake, you will catch it

Click my signature banner, and read that page,, I will mail you "free" a set up that will have you catching fish

As far as slowing down,, with this rig you can leave the lure in "one spot" for hours, and you can keep it moving

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Here is an example of my take on "slow":

Cast a Senko 35-50 yards (might need some wind for that distance) parallel to the bank, but out 5-15 yards. Let the bait settle to the bottom and lie there for 1 minute. Move the Senko 6-12" with a slow, horizontal sweep and fall back on slack line. Leave the bait on the bottom for 15 seconds or longer and repeat until you feel you're out of the zone. Sometimes, I'll stop and smoke a cigarette before moving the lure. One cast might take 5 or 10 minutes.

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ok getting up early and going to wal-mart to get some new lures any sugestions from wal-mart that is how is that zoom worms they sell any good??

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Roadwarrier, this is exactly what my friend does.

Drives me nuts.

He just sits there, cigerette in hand, motionless, waiting.  And waiting.  And waiting.

No movement.  He reminds me of a mannequin in a department store.

The patience of an angel.

He fished the local bass circuit when he was younger and was a fishing guide on the Chickahomony Lake and River plus the James River.  He has retired and has some health problems but when we pond fish now he still just sits in that chair and waits.

And he still catches more bass than you can imagine, no matter what the weather conditions; water clarity; or time of day.

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nec237,

Yes, some suggestions.

First, go to a real fishing tackle shop for your lures.

Nothing against Wal-Mart but their selection is not what you can find at a good tackle shop. Nor can you speak with the salespeople or others shopping at Wal-Mart about what to throw and how, etc.

There are so many Zoom worms that you can purchase whatever color and styly you wish at a real tackle shop.

May I suggest the following?

1.  Purchase a bag of Senkos.  Watermealon is a good color.  4 inch for ponds; larger sizes for rivers and lakes.

2.  Purchase a bag of Junebug 6 inch Zoom finesse worms.

3.  Pick up some weedless 2/0 hooks.

4.  Fish the Senkos and finesse worms both Texas-rigged and wacky.  Yes, fish the finesse worms wacky, too.  

5.  Read every post on this forum and go to the top of the page and read those subjects, too.

6.  Check out the section of each forum above where we post our questions and notice the hot topics. Read those, too.

Then go out and let us know how you do and aks for help and you will be on the B.A.S.S. circuit this time next year.

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how about bass pro shop is that better then walmart, it better  be with the name Bass in it lol thanks same making a list now going tomorrow.

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