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Old 01-14-06, 07:06 AM   #1
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Was sittin here lookin through the threads and noticed something. Alot of the younger anglers here ask some very good questions and the veterans have excellant answers. One point that I havent seen latley is to never be afraid to break the rules and try something that is not textbook. Bass are fairly well textbook so to speak but that doesnt mean a technique for a certain condition is written is stone. For instance.......its winter time and a cold front is lingering around. The book says fish tight to cover and SLOW. Just this past tuesday I caught sveral bass burning a deepcrank in 5-6ft of water and have a very good day. Others on the lake where fishing deep and slow with jigs for the most part and I waxed there a@@. Just a heads up to some of the younger folks to try something outta the norm and you will be greatly surprised SOMETIMES not all the time.
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Old 01-14-06, 07:18 AM   #2
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Yeah, don't be afraid to get creative.
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Old 01-14-06, 09:10 AM   #3
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haha... creative is my middle name. any of you ever catch a bass on an inline spinner with a snap as big as the spinner?
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Old 01-14-06, 01:08 PM   #4
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have you ever caught a bass with just a snap and a senko no hook
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Old 01-14-06, 01:42 PM   #5
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senkos are for rich people
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Old 01-14-06, 01:42 PM   #6
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ever caught a sunfish on a pretzel tied to kitestring with no hook or rod?
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Old 01-14-06, 02:33 PM   #7
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You all crazy, senkos are not for the rich, only the yammies. Get some knockoff brand.
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Old 01-14-06, 03:12 PM   #8
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You are exactly correct Laser.I decided a long time ago that there were only a few exact rules in fishing that never change.
1) The fish dont read.
2) The fish dont care what type boat you have or how fast it is
3) The fish dont care what type rod and reel you use.
4) The fish have a certain amount of ability to reason. Just like people they dont all react the same all the time.
These rules never change. The rest are man made and are thus subject to era.Fish2win
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Old 01-14-06, 07:56 PM   #9
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You have to take in account the region your fishing in and also the area we forum members are located, that makes a world of dif to me as far as water temp goes. I have a pond on my property and the water temp is about 34 today, many fish on top of the water sunning them selves, but not eating ..So I presume the water temp in ark. is several degrees warmer and thus probably more active fish.
we just had the ice thaw out a few weeks ago in ohio.
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i have never been afraid to try different styles and techniquies of fishing
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Old 01-16-06, 07:01 AM   #11
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Very true JB. When I was fishing the air temp was 46 raining like cats and dogs (got hit in the head with a poodle) and the water temp was 52. My main point though was just like Fish2Win better stated that anything at any certain time could do the trick. So a person doesnt need to get discouraged because the book says do this and it aint workin.
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well one time i tried casting just a red hook. i thought, if they are attracted to a shiny piece of metal, maybie they are dumb enough to bite a curled piece of red metal. too bad it didnt work haha.
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Old 01-16-06, 08:26 AM   #13
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the message is..just because someone says "this is where you should fish a spinnerbait" or "this is how you're supposed to work a jig"..doesn't make it true. I've always tried to tell others that there is no right way for anything, relatively speaking. You wanna throw a spinnerbait in cold water? do it..you might catch a fish, you might not..whats to lose? You see conditions where someone says "this is what you should do and how you should do it"..wanna do the opposite? Whats to lose?
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That's a good point Ken.....

IMO that's the same thing as that book when you are playing balckjack. The book says to stay at 16, but you never know for sure so sometimes you have to take a risk or do what your gut tells you......If you wanna fish a crankbait on a flat that on paper should be a good spinnerbait area, fish with the crank b/c you have confidence in it.
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Old 01-16-06, 01:18 PM   #15
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Was sittin here lookin through the threads and noticed something. Alot of the younger anglers here ask some very good questions and the veterans have excellant answers. One point that I havent seen latley is to never be afraid to break the rules and try something that is not textbook. Bass are fairly well textbook so to speak but that doesnt mean a technique for a certain condition is written is stone. For instance.......its winter time and a cold front is lingering around. The book says fish tight to cover and SLOW. Just this past tuesday I caught sveral bass burning a deepcrank in 5-6ft of water and have a very good day. Others on the lake where fishing deep and slow with jigs for the most part and I waxed there a@@. Just a heads up to some of the younger folks to try something outta the norm and you will be greatly surprised SOMETIMES not all the time.
I agree 100% and that is my philosphy and I've only been fishing for just under two seasons. I like thinking out of the box myself. I have:

1) Added a rattle to a drop shot rig to work it in murky water.
2) Unknowingly, I have C-rigged Rapala floating minnows when I first started fishing. I couldn't cast them too far so I grabbed a 3-way swivel, one to the line, one to the lure and the other to a small bass casting weight. In essence that is a C-rig but I didn't know that until I started my journey into soft plastics.
3) "Power" drop shotted before Bassin' published such a great article on it. Power DSing mean using the drop shot technique with heavier weights and bigger baits.

Always think out of the box.
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Old 01-16-06, 03:17 PM   #16
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i do this all the time... but mostly, i dont even know its something that goes totaly againt the natural rules of bassing. for example, ive been throwing a firetiger diving bait into crystal clear water for the whole year until fish on told me firetiger was supposed to be for murky water...
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Old 01-16-06, 11:24 PM   #17
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Laser, there must be a big difference in water temp from north AR to south AR. Up here in north AR the water temp is around 43 degrees. You made a good point Laser, I think us fishermen don't think as " out of the box" as we should. I have learned that new color or new ways to rig baits can make a big difference. Ever stuck a grub in the back end of a tube I've caught fish on them before.
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Old 01-17-06, 06:36 AM   #18
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Yes I can attest to the water remp being quite different. When I went to Bull Shoals this past October down here we still had low to mid 80 water temps. At bull shoals I was showing high 60's to low 70's. Ineresting that much difference in just a 4 hr ride huh!
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Laser where were you fishing
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Old 01-17-06, 06:15 PM   #20
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well as some of you can point out. i have to "think" inside the box most of the time. as my brain is always found out side the box standing in the gutter..

but this is me.


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Old 01-18-06, 06:43 AM   #21
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SCOOT OVER ZOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man theres room in here for bote u us.
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Old 01-18-06, 06:49 AM   #22
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I was fishing at a local lake called Lake Georgia Pacific. Went again yesterday and everyone though I was trying to get a monthly check for being uh CERTIFIED. Rain like a bi@@@ all monday afternoon and night. Yesyerday when I go to the lake it was still drizzling. Air temp got to an amazing 41. Water temp was 51. Wind was blowing 61mph. An exaggeration on the wind. We had gusts to 35 with a steady wind of 15-20. For this type of weather I murdered them. Caught 7 lost 4 and several other bites. Now here's the clencher. Was burning a crank over the weed tops and stopping it midway through the retreive and WHAM! Goes to show ya it aint always like the book says. Again the book says........Fish in tight cover and slow. There was nuttin slow bout how I fished yesterday.
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Old 01-18-06, 07:32 PM   #23
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I'm with ya Laser. I've caught them in winter burner a spinnerbait and swiming a jig. My fav though for winter is a deep diving suspending jerkbait!

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