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Casting With Current Vs. Against Currect

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Has anyone noticed a concern-able difference with fish bites?

If you mean what direction the lure is moving verses the direction the fish are facing; it's better for the lure to come towards the fishes head, so they can see it approaching.

Tom

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WRB X2. :)

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You want to cast into the current so the retrieve will be the same direction as the water is moving. It's a more natural presentation and fish are more likely to be head first into the current.

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If you mean what direction the lure is moving verses the direction the fish are facing; it's better for the lure to come towards the fishes head, so they can see it approaching.

Tom

that is in agreeance with what I've researched. But is it really true? Or is it one of those things where it seems logical, but possibly does not agree with results?

Has anyone here actually kept track and noticed an undeniable advantage pulling a lure against current vs. with?

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In rivers, I've found that you get the best action from your lures and baits if cast cross-current and slightly upstream.

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I try not to cast directly up current, that is an invitation for snags, do what bass thumb suggested and your day will be more enjoyable.

As far as if anyone has ever tested the results, I have spent many hours watching smallie behavior in current and I think it depends on the strength of current, if the current is strong they tend to face into it, if the current is weak I think they roam more than anything, but all in all your bait is going to look more natural if you are using the current to your advantage instead of fighting it.

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There is an area on Lake Michigan I fish for smallies, and they are always there. The current in the area is man made and flows south to north. I can make multiple passes thru the area but only catch fish when I'm headed from morth to south. When river fishing I always point the boat into the current for 2 reasons, boat control/speed and presentation. This is what works for me.

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I use to do a lot of trolling for smallies and walleye in our Ct. River, here in MA. Quite successfully too. Used mainly crankbaits and/or bait with a Gapan Baitwalker rig, or Wolf River rig. I've always done better trolling with the current as apposed to against. JMO.

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