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One Of My Best Days On The Water

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It was not a day of lunkers, or even fairly large fish. It was not a day of huge numbers. If the fishing wasn't one of my better days, what made it one of my best days? Glad you asked.

I went fishing with another forum member to a lake in central Massachusetts. He shared his wisdom with me, and I learned about a bait, and technique I had never thought of, let alone tried. I can't even recall reading anything about it. Those who are familiar with my posts know that I'm partial to drop shotting, Rage Tail baits, and wacky worming plus a variety of plastic baits. Those who fished in my boat on the recent road trip have seen my considerable inventory of plastic baits.

Yesterday, with a bit of coaching, I now have another weapon in my arsenal. I told Mike that it had been one of my best days of fishing ever. He asked why. The simple answer is that I learned something new. Not only new, but extremely effective. If we had caught a boatload of lunkers yesterday, it would be a memory. A darned nice memory, but still only a memory. What I learned yesterday will pay dividends for the remainder of my fishing days.

A great day on the lake is not always about what you catch. Good company, and a great lesson learned is hard to beat.

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Sounds like a great day, always good to learn. By the way what was the technique? If you didn't want to share, it's understandable . I just had to ask.

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Sounds like a great day, always good to learn. By the way what was the technique? If you didn't want to share, it's understandable . I just had to ask.

I'm usually very free with what works well for me, including places. The exception is when particular information comes from a fellow fisherman, which is the case in this instance. If someone shares their favorite technique, which is new to me, or divulges one of their favorite spots, I keep it in confidence.

I was reluctant to start this thread because it could seem like a tease. If I find a spot on my own, or some slightly different technique, I willingly share it with others.

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Like I said if you didn't want to share it's 100% understandable

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thats like going on a forum for guitar players and telling everyone you found a way to make your guitar sound amazing, but not saying how. :lol:

happy for u though man, those golden nuggets of wisdom is what makes an old fart so priceless.

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Glad you added to your arsenal, Tom.

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thats like going on a forum for guitar players and telling everyone you found a way to make your guitar sound amazing, but not saying how. :lol:

happy for u though man, those golden nuggets of wisdom is what makes an old fart so priceless.

If I found it, I'd gladly share it. But I didn't find it. Another fisherman shared it with me. It's his to share as he sees fit, not mine. If you tell me something, it's between you and me.

The point was that learning something that you'll use in the future is more important than what you catch that day.

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Great fun in learning for sure congrats.

For the life of me though I will never understand why people are so secretive about their "spots" "baits" or "techniques".

There is always someone that already knows it, uses it, and mastered it...

Especially brought up on a public fourm... :rolleyes:

Anyhow, I am good on it for the time being, may just mean i would have to buy another new rod anyhow :)

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WTG Tom and we try to learn something every day on the water huh ;) Old fellas like us need to pay attention a little more than the younger ones... Cause we often forget what we just learned :D

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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