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#10932905 - 06/22/15 11:44 AM Pre fishing question
reinke Offline
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 651
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Let's say you have waypoints that you are going to fish in a tournament. No matter what the dock talk is you are going to fish these waypoints. Tournament is on Saturday would you fish these waypoints on Thursday?

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#10932907 - 06/22/15 11:46 AM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: reinke]
TXBeerHunter Offline
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If you are going to fish them no matter what, then I wouldn't. If you are up in the air, maybe a few minutes each to affirm your convictions.
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#10932939 - 06/22/15 12:07 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: TXBeerHunter]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Originally Posted By: TXBeerHunter
If you are going to fish them no matter what, then I wouldn't. If you are up in the air, maybe a few minutes each to affirm your convictions.


I agree with this....if you KNOW you're going to fish them in the tournament, then why risk catching a big one there on Thursday.

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#10932988 - 06/22/15 12:31 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: reinke]
BCJ Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 345
Loc: Flint, TX
I wouldn't. If I felt confident that was where the fish were I'd stay away until Saturday. Pre-fishing anywhere within 3 days of a tourney, I'll stay off of my productive spots until tournament day and fish where I've never fished before to locate some new spots. A couple of bites and then I'll leave them alone too.
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#10933005 - 06/22/15 12:36 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: BCJ]
txfsh Offline
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Registered: 03/28/04
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Loc: Weatherford
Originally Posted By: BCJ
I wouldn't. If I felt confident that was where the fish were I'd stay away until Saturday. Pre-fishing anywhere within 3 days of a tourney, I'll stay off of my productive spots until tournament day and fish where I've never fished before to locate some new spots. A couple of bites and then I'll leave them alone too.


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#10933008 - 06/22/15 12:38 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: reinke]
Fish Killer Offline
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I go test them, but not set the hook on anything. If you using a moving bait, then bend the hooks over to keep anything from hooking up.

before you commit a tournament day to a few spots I would be sure there are fish there.
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#10933014 - 06/22/15 12:40 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: txfsh]
Fish hunter 59 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Originally Posted By: txfsh
Originally Posted By: BCJ
I wouldn't. If I felt confident that was where the fish were I'd stay away until Saturday. Pre-fishing anywhere within 3 days of a tourney, I'll stay off of my productive spots until tournament day and fish where I've never fished before to locate some new spots. A couple of bites and then I'll leave them alone too.


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#10933020 - 06/22/15 12:42 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: reinke]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Waypoints you got from someone or waypoints you know typically hold fish?

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#10933131 - 06/22/15 01:27 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: TXBeerHunter]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11114
Loc: Plano,Texas
I would only graph them.

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#10933154 - 06/22/15 01:35 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: reinke]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3179
Loc: Greenville, TX


I think a lot of it depends on what lake you are on to some extent. On Fork, many of those bass repopulate an area quickly. Tawak, Hubbard, etc., heck no you don't fish them two days before.

As stated above, graphing an area and throwing without the proper hooks are great methods for two days before.

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#10934175 - 06/22/15 10:47 PM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: forkduc]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4392
Loc: Livingston Tx
Originally Posted By: forkduc
I would only graph them.
This for my main spots just to see if they are there any new spots I will check a little and leave it alone.

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#10934317 - 06/23/15 05:51 AM Re: Pre fishing question [Re: reinke]
KevinT. Offline
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Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1559
Loc: Winnsboro, TX
If they are off shore waypoints I would go get familiar with the spots and hook one fish per spot.
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