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#11729997 - 07/19/16 07:45 AM Marking fish out deep
Motomax Offline
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Registered: 04/06/15
Posts: 25
When graphing fish do you guys typically mark them with your GPS or use a marker buoy? What method do you find easier to stay on them?
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#11730016 - 07/19/16 07:54 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Marker Buoy and gps, personally like using the buoy for a reference and mark the spot on my gps if I need to come back later I can get on the spot where the fish were located earlier. They might have moved some, but will still get you close.
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#11730031 - 07/19/16 08:07 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
Bigron119 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4071
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Marker Bouy! That way all the other boats can also "Help" you fish them!
A floating marker bouy is a Magnet for other boats like Birds over schooling fish! roflmao


Edited by Bigron119 (07/19/16 08:07 AM)

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#11730044 - 07/19/16 08:14 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
GPS initially. I like marker buoys if there are no trees around; trying to get buoy line and weight out of deep timber is no fun.
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#11730094 - 07/19/16 08:41 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
popcork Offline
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Registered: 10/19/08
Posts: 340
Loc: Bremond, TX
Paint your marker black or dark green, that bright orange is a dead ringer for what you are doing.

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#11730135 - 07/19/16 09:03 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 278
Loc: DFW
I mark the school on the gps, fish for them and when I get a bite deploy the marker bouy so that I can keep the same casting angle or at least boat position.

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#11730136 - 07/19/16 09:04 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
Big Kev Offline
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Registered: 03/20/15
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GPS first so you can come back later. Then I like to mark them with a painted buoy, I paint mine black. Some times I will loose track of it my self and takes me a minute to find it, but well worth it because they are boat magnets. I normally place mine upwind of the fish then drift back and start fishing. If they are spread out I will orient the buoy in a manner that helps me see what I am fishing. The tip of the point, the crown of the point, the edge of the channel, just some thing that helps me visualize what is down there.

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#11730152 - 07/19/16 09:15 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
Motomax Offline
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Outstanding info gents.
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#11730242 - 07/19/16 09:57 AM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Most of the time I just mark them on the graph although a marker buoy in the water helps with a visual so you can see where to cast if it is windy and the boat drifts off the area.


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#11730583 - 07/19/16 12:39 PM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
LittleGazoo Offline
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Registered: 10/22/10
Posts: 750
Loc: Big Sandy, TX
GPS & spot-lock. . .

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#11730605 - 07/19/16 12:48 PM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
ChumBag Offline
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 296
Loc: Little Elm, Texas
Drop the anchor, I don't understand why people won't do this anymore.

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#11730616 - 07/19/16 12:56 PM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: ChumBag]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Originally Posted By: ChumBag
Drop the anchor, I don't understand why people won't do this anymore.
I do it all the time.
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#11730672 - 07/19/16 01:25 PM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
Texascajun69 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 402
Loc: Midlothian, Texas, USA
I throw out the buoy and if I catch something then I GPS. I like to throw the buoy away from where I see the fish. Preferably downwind so I am holding the boat into the wind. Didn't think of painting them black, but I think a boat sitting in 15-20 foot of water with someone on the bow fishing is pretty much enough of a giveaway without them seeing a buoy. I have been known to throw out a second decoy buoy away from where I marked the school nd watch people slide in on it to fish.
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#11738883 - 07/23/16 10:40 PM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Motomax]
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1314
Loc: The Great State of Texas
GPS first , if I expand the area then buoy , will start painting them black also .

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#11738896 - 07/23/16 10:47 PM Re: Marking fish out deep [Re: Bigron119]
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Registered: 09/30/12
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Loc: Granbury, TX
Originally Posted By: Bigron119
Marker Bouy! That way all the other boats can also "Help" you fish them!
A floating marker bouy is a Magnet for other boats like Birds over schooling fish! roflmao


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