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Old 11-24-14, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default The 2015 bass fishing season.

What if anything do you plan to changed, try, or do differently in 2015 when it comes to gear or technique? I'll get this started.
For 2015, I plan to have a jig tied on and ready most of the time. While I have used jigs for years, I plan to focus on them and use them more tis year than ever before. In fact, I am getting a rig just for this. I am also getting a medium light spinning rig to use for lighter finesse applications, which I have rarely done in the past.
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Old 11-24-14, 09:09 PM   #2
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I started working on it hard this year, but next year I will continue to work on developing my finesse fishing skills. Ned Rig has been lights out this year.
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Old 11-24-14, 09:29 PM   #3
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I started working on it hard this year, but next year I will continue to work on developing my finesse fishing skills. Ned Rig has been lights out this year.
I'm not familiar with the Ned rig. Or at least it does not sound familiar.
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Old 11-25-14, 12:22 AM   #4
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I need to get a good depth finder. I want to focus on ledges and points. Also have to teach the girlfriend new methods so she can do more than a chatterbait. She caught a 6lber on one and that's all she wanted to throw this year.
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Old 11-25-14, 02:08 AM   #5
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I need to get a good depth finder. I want to focus on ledges and points. Also have to teach the girlfriend new methods so she can do more than a chatterbait. She caught a 6lber on one and that's all she wanted to throw this year.
Spinnerbaits and Swimjigs might be a natural transition from the Chatterbait. I can't blame her for liking the Chatterbait, I caught some good fish for me on them this year as well.
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I'm not familiar with the Ned rig. Or at least it does not sound familiar.
KD, do a search for a guy named Ned Kehde, he is the guy that made it famous. There will be lots of video and information when you do this search. What I will add is that if you have the availability to fish for Small Mouth Bass in clear water, this is one of the most productive techniques that I have ever used.

When you see what it is you are going to think to yourself that is the Ned Rig, I promise you, if you try it, you will be amazed.
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Old 11-25-14, 08:09 AM   #7
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i hav been earning how to use my hds units. better and fishing deep off shore structure. will continue with that. also drop shoting and shakey heads
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Old 11-25-14, 09:49 AM   #8
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When you've exhausted your research about Ned rigs spend some time studying about Charlie Brewer's slider fishing... similar finesse concept.

I may fish my version of a bou-tube (Paul Jensen idea) more often next season. I caught some nice mixed bags of smallmouth and walleye with it this year. It had been a couple years since I'd offered them this bait. Also I'm working on getting a rod/reel combo ready to keep spinnerbaits more available to throw.

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Old 11-25-14, 11:52 AM   #9
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I will continue doing the same thing. I do want to go fishing more and maybe try a few new places.
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Old 11-25-14, 09:35 PM   #10
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I am with Thornback ... I won't change a thing. I spend a lot of time fly fishing, these days. But I still pick up the conventional gear and go deep into cover for big bass. I like my style of fishing, and it's catches enough fish to keep me VERY happy.
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Old 11-26-14, 03:29 PM   #11
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I'm not sure what I would change for the new year. I do know that I want to get out more. I missed 4 days of pre-fishing for tournaments this year and it showed. I just want to fish.
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Old 11-27-14, 09:48 AM   #12
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But, there is always room for improvement. And for me it's in my adaptation to finesse fishing. You see, I'm more of a power fisherman in my approach, and I have a hard time putting down my casting gear and picking up my spinning gear, so to speak.
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But, there is always room for improvement. And for me it's in my adaptation to finesse fishing. You see, I'm more of a power fisherman in my approach, and I have a hard time putting down my casting gear and picking up my spinning gear, so to speak.
Same way here for me too. I have to force myself to slow down to use finesse. And for me, it's hard. But that is my goal this year.
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