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#11160435 - 10/12/15 09:50 PM What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish?
lakeforkfisherman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 8623
Loc: Dallas/Quitman
I'll admit I am an old school fisherman- and not a very successful one at that. I pretty much stick to cranks, spinners, swim baits and carolina rig. I DON'T know how to:

flip (100% backlash rate; I have a pool, so I have no excuse for practicing)
drop shot
wacky rigs
jigs (have some, but don't know how/where to fish them)
fishing deep (love <15' waters)

I guess if I fished more often, I would want to learn these more, but I just don't get to get on the water that much.

What about you?
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#11160469 - 10/12/15 10:03 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Kevin Bryant Offline
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Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 3351
Loc: GRAPEVINE, TX
Swimbaits, but this will change soon.
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#11160473 - 10/12/15 10:04 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48485
Loc: Point Reyes
About the only thing I have not fooled with is spy baiting. Not real sure I ever will. Everything else I can at least do. Not real fond of some stuff but I can do it if I have to.
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#11160483 - 10/12/15 10:09 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
James Biggs Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2588
Loc: DFW area
I'm no expert spy baiting either. I've caught a few but have not done well. I catch them on the drop with it but not the retrieve. I might be reeling too fast.


Edited by James Biggs (10/12/15 10:12 PM)

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#11160534 - 10/12/15 10:40 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12208
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I don't spy bait either.

Two techniques or baits that I just can't seem to get bit on are a chatter bait and a wacky rigged trick worm. I know they work, they just don't work for me. Spinner baits work for me and wacky rigged senko type baits work well also for me, but not the chatter bait or the wacky trick worm.

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#11160553 - 10/12/15 10:50 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Moved to Sandlin Offline
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Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 399
Loc: Dallas
Jigs dam it can't catch em , I use what I'm most confident in so Im not getting any better at jigs. Im going to change that soon.
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#11160564 - 10/12/15 11:08 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Mayo Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 492
Counting down baits to catch fish that are suspended.

I've never wacky rigged, drop shotted or used a shakey head before until I bought my boat in March and have had really good results especially with drop shot.

I've refused to t-rig since I've been back fishing to learn new things. Haven't done it once. Good or bad.

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#11160577 - 10/12/15 11:40 PM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
JSpeckETx Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/08/15
Posts: 70
Loc: Jacksonville Tx
Swim baits. They look so good in the water but I don't know if I've ever had a bite on a swim bait that's longer than 3"s

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#11160604 - 10/13/15 02:21 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 83
Loc: Watauga, Tx
Plastics... of any kind! I usually stick to the same things..crankbaits, spinners, any hard lure. Nightcrawlers, minnows and catfish bait! LoL
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#11160605 - 10/13/15 02:51 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 172
Loc: Killeen, TX
Swim and Glide baits.
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#11160616 - 10/13/15 04:26 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Kevin R. Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 745
Loc: Crossroads Texas
Soft plastics. Never have been very good at them.

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#11160670 - 10/13/15 06:24 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3044
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Carolina rig. Can't cast them. I just get pissed off cleaning out backlashes. Lol.
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#11160810 - 10/13/15 08:06 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Undertaker56 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 212
Loc: Victoria Texas
Jigs

creature baits
Carolina rig
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#11160829 - 10/13/15 08:16 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1610
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Techniques that I can't do, dead sticking, spy baiting, and throwing a-rigs.
Baits that i can't use, a-rigs & (non bladed) swim jigs.

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#11160850 - 10/13/15 08:25 AM Re: What techniques and rigs do you NOT know how to fish? [Re: lakeforkfisherman]
Transplant from WV Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/13/15
Posts: 71
Loc: Coppell, TX
I have not caught a fish on a spinnerbait, chatterbait (don’t own any), senko, swimbait (don’t know how to rig them) and I have only caught a couple fish on a jig. I have caught the majority of my fish on Texas rigged finesse works and baby brush hogs. I have only caught three fish on a crankbait.

Is there a good place around the DFW area that has the numbers of fish in it that would make it a good practice lake?
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