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Old 06-16-22, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default Anyone else like ultralight fishing?

Using light baits you are likely to catch a lot of different fish. A decent size fish on 4# test is always fun.
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Old 06-18-22, 04:16 AM   #2
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Using light baits you are likely to catch a lot of different fish. A decent size fish on 4# test is always fun.
No doubt the most productive way to catch more fish including some decent size fish! For years I was strictly a bass angler, casting large heavier lures. I did well, no complaints. But after having days where I only caught less than 20 bass, I figured there's got to be more to fishing than just bass and the bass tournaments I fished. Enter the world of lure-making and modifying smaller lures.

Spinning and spincast reels have come a long way since the first Zebco I cast as a kid. Both reels are the only way to cast lures weighing less than 1/8 oz. Light line (8# test braid) allows the best lure action at the slowest retrieves yet almost zero breaks as with mono.

Light jig/ soft plastic rigs get all kinds of fish to strike - from 4 lb bass to 4" panfish. 130 fish days are not uncommon. In fact, I caught 241 fish from the same lake this last week between two days. Bass and panfish sizes were surprising on the upside and more strikes/hook sets per hour very satisfying.

I doubt I'll go back to casting strictly heavier lures any time soon. Lure variety in shape, size and action got me hooked!
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I fish a lot of clear or near clear water the lighter lines & lures offer the opportunity to bend the rod. Some large panfish pull much harder than expected. I have caught bass up to 7 pounds on 6 pound test monofilament & up to 5 pounds on 4 pound test. Fun to catch no matter the size on light tackle.
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