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#11261754 - 12/04/15 07:54 AM Old Wives Tails?
ChickenRancher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/17/15
Posts: 73
Loc: Yantis, Texas, USA
Most of us really old fisherpersons have heard "that fish bite when the sun and the moon are both visible during the day," - "that fish bite when the cows are standing," - "wind from the east,fish bite the least, but wind from the west, fish bite best." - "when you see wildlife moving on the way to the lake, it will be a good day fishing."

And, I am sure there are hundreds more. Any you want to add or comment for or against?

I fished Fork yesterday - my cows were standing, both the sun and moon were up, and I almost hit two deer near Yantis -- and I still only caught a half dozen aquarium sized bass. DO we need better "old wives?" or do I just suck at bass fishing?

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#11261757 - 12/04/15 07:56 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1233
Loc: Wylie, TX
probably had more to do with where you were fishing and what you were using. Water temps dropping, creeks are probably more dirty than main lake, fish prefer cleaner water. Temps have been around 55 degrees so they are starting to move deeper...

End of the day you caught something rather than nothing!!!! Many people catch nothing!
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#11261760 - 12/04/15 07:56 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9292
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Agree saw several nice bucks and does yesterday and plenty of cows up and I didn't boat a single fish.
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#11261766 - 12/04/15 07:59 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
ya'll aint holdin your mouths right - roflmao

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#11261769 - 12/04/15 08:01 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
txmark1959 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1174
Loc: Onalaska, TX
LOL
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#11261777 - 12/04/15 08:04 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
nwest10 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/18/14
Posts: 531
Loc: Lake Conroe / Willis
Grandma said "when you hear the owls hoot, be ready to shoot"

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#11261787 - 12/04/15 08:08 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
papamark Offline
Mini Tractor

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
Don't forget to Spit on the bait

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#11261834 - 12/04/15 08:23 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: papamark]
Dosser Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2198
I don't know if those old wives tales always hold true, had my best day on lake sweetwater a couple years ago with an east wind. I did see some deer on the way, but didn't have the cattle in any pasture on the way.
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#11261886 - 12/04/15 08:50 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
WillieKetchum Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
What about when a butterfly lands on your rod? Supposed to be good luck.

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#11261910 - 12/04/15 09:02 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
M Wyatt Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
Any time I'm on the lake and my wife texts saying she needs me to come home right this minute, I know the bass will immediately start biting.
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#11261937 - 12/04/15 09:16 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Jkrez Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 241
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Wind from the east, the fishing is the least

Fishing is the least for me no matter where the wind is blowing!

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#11261950 - 12/04/15 09:24 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6461
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
for years growing up and fishing with my grandpa he would always tell me the reason he was catching fish and I wasn't was because
"I wasn't holding my mouth right",..I would watch and try to see how he was holding his mouth. After many years and growing up a little
I finally figured out the position he was trying to describe to me was...."CLOSED".

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#11261979 - 12/04/15 09:37 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Champion1 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/03
Posts: 2575
Loc: Mansfield, Texas, One Nation U...
That whole banana thing.
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#11262015 - 12/04/15 09:59 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
FMJshooter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
I don't buy any of that stuff but bringing a net on my boat guarantees no ones catching a fish bigger than a pound or two all day.


Edited by FMJshooter (12/04/15 10:01 AM)

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#11262078 - 12/04/15 10:33 AM Re: Old Wives Tails? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Bass Buster1 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1424
Loc: Denton
When I crappie fish I can't bring my fillet knife to the lake with me! Guarantees I will have no fish to fillet every time!
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