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#11580645 - 05/03/16 12:59 PM Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat
RidgeM Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/29/12
Posts: 85
Loc: Mckinney, TX
Last couple of months now I've purchased the same $6 lure and every time I've used it, I've managed to land at least 1 fish even if they were not biting on anything else. That said; on those same outings, I've hung it up and wasn't able to retrieve (I'm bank fishing). At this point, I've purchased this same lure 5 times in a short period and am beginning to question my return on investment! hammer

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#11580656 - 05/03/16 01:02 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
LakeForkGroupie Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 358
Tournament only bait.

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#11580669 - 05/03/16 01:07 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6776
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
heavier line,.. fish

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#11580695 - 05/03/16 01:24 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
dustinj707 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 69
swim suit??

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#11580728 - 05/03/16 01:42 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4384
Loc: Dallas,tx
If it's a crank Bait get you one of those lure retrievers.sometimes it will unsnag a jig too

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#11580738 - 05/03/16 01:47 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
lipjerk Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2203
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Take the hooks off, duh nuts

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#11580836 - 05/03/16 02:31 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3782
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Here's a crazy thought... if it's a crankbait of some sort, take off one of the treble hooks. thumb
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#11580840 - 05/03/16 02:33 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
Ted Martin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1381
Loc: Dallas, TX
since you are bank fishing, tie it on 65# braid; hang it up, point your rod straight at it and pull - you might straighten the hooks, but its cheaper to replace hooks than lures.

OR invest in a float tube to go out and get it

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#11580887 - 05/03/16 03:07 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
TR176 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 3214
Loc: Little Elm
Can't really help you without knowing what brand/color/style the bait is.

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#11581156 - 05/03/16 05:47 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
timwins31 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Learn to love losing a bait. It's part of the game that you can't avoid. And be glad it's just a $6 bait and not a $25 bait.

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#11581161 - 05/03/16 05:52 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
Bruce Allen Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2048
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
what Ted said but make sure you duck or you may be wearing it in your eye
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#11581297 - 05/03/16 07:14 PM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
PlanoTom Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 545
Get a big (2 oz maybe) casting weight and a big snap swivel. Attach the swivel to the weight. When you get snagged, clip the swivel onto your line and let it ride down to the lure. Bounce it up and down to try to get it to the lure and work it free. Sometimes, I'll give up and start walking away from the water to break the line and the lure pops free. It doesn't work every time but often enough. And then realize that you're going to lose some baits and that's the cost of fishing.

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#11582640 - 05/04/16 11:02 AM Re: Land a Fish; Lose a Lure - rinse/repeat [Re: RidgeM]
JoeyC Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 334
Loc: Grand Prairie
I have a lure retriever and it works great. I've only had it for a month and it has paid for itself.

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