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#10836042 - 05/11/15 03:43 PM Think I've lost it..
Ponderossa Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/30/07
Posts: 125
Loc: Lufkin, TX
The last few times I've been out I've only caught 1 bass. I think I've lost the touch. My confidence is way down right now and losing interest in going. I consider myself a decent fisherman and have caught a lot of good fish. Any thoughts on what I need to do to get it back?
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#10836051 - 05/11/15 03:45 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
ChanceHuiet Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5280
Loc: Liberty
Keep fishing. It will come back. One good day is all u need.
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#10836055 - 05/11/15 03:47 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
AgSellers04 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 2055
Loc: Burleson, Texas
It happens. Makes it all the more fun when you break out of it.
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#10836063 - 05/11/15 03:49 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
TXBeerHunter Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 360
Originally Posted By: Ponderossa
The last few times I've been out I've only caught 1 bass. I think I've lost the touch. My confidence is way down right now and losing interest in going. I consider myself a decent fisherman and have caught a lot of good fish. Any thoughts on what I need to do to get it back?


I'd say try a different lake, change it up. I am probably known amongst my friends as 'Old One Fish' so you can't take that from me, its all I have. banana

Unfortunately with all the rain, it is going to be tough to find somewhere else to fish unless you go to central Texas. I try different baits and presentation just to keep it interesting, can't hurt to try new things....
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#10836069 - 05/11/15 03:52 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3481
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Got the yips... Its a mind thing... get back out there, the last bit with high muddy water has been tough around here.

You hear all this good stuff about fishing bushes and stuff in high water, I have seen 0 of it here... and the water color makes me want to cry...
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#10836081 - 05/11/15 03:56 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
CLedbetter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 169
Loc: Crandall, TX
Same here, been skunked a lot lately. Depressing since I only get a couple weekends a month (at the most) to get out there.

Like we always said in college, you just need to find you a "slump buster" and it will all turn around.

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#10836086 - 05/11/15 03:57 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
M. Alexander Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 705
Loc: Rowlett, TX
After an unsuccessful lake trip I'll head to my neighborhood pond that's good for at least 1/2 dozen 2 lbers. Yes, it's a pond, but it lessens the sting, is fun, & reminds me why I keep after this crazy obsession.
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#10836113 - 05/11/15 04:09 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
TanHner36 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 1000
Loc: Houston, TX
you'll get it back. I think a lot of people are in a slump right now with all of this rain

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#10836132 - 05/11/15 04:18 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
redskeet100 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1798
Been tough fishing this year all around. I have never talked to more people on the lake, at the ramp and seen on the message boards just confused as to where the fish are. Me being one of them!!

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#10836178 - 05/11/15 04:34 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
manhunter Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 597
Loc: Garland, TX
I've been all over east Texas and the fishing has been TOUGH for most. The late winter surge in March and the onslaught of fresh water has changed the game for most. Just wait, this summer and fall will be on fire!


Edited by manhunter (05/11/15 04:34 PM)
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#10836199 - 05/11/15 04:40 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
slotfish70 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 154
Go pond fishing. It has helped for me in the past.

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#10836201 - 05/11/15 04:41 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
stuntmandave Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/04/14
Posts: 335
Loc: Garland, Tx
Lots of new water, all it takes is one good area. A bad day on the lake is still better than a day at work or walking the bank with no luck. Hope you smash em soon!! cheers
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#10836247 - 05/11/15 04:54 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
Moved to Sandlin Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 405
Loc: Dallas
It my not be you. The very unusual weather with late cold and all the rain fish and fisherman are confused. Summer pattern on the way so chase some sand bass around. Look for birds to show the way. Your not alone...
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#10836295 - 05/11/15 05:16 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
Txduckgunner Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 372
Loc: rockwall, texas
Stay off Lake Fork For a while! LOL.

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#10836618 - 05/11/15 07:37 PM Re: Think I've lost it.. [Re: Ponderossa]
DKennimer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2825
Loc: Plano/Fork
Go fish with another angler (TFF member you don't know or a good guide) that is just as good or preferably better than you. It's very refreshing to learn from others. I need to do the same.
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