Fished pool for a couple of hours today. I caught a few fish and began fishing new areas. I found one area that had about 2 1/2' depth that was crystal clear. I could see the fish cruising or next to a rock. I played in the area for awhile taking the opportunity to see how the different lures were being presented. One thing that surprised me was how many of the fish ran from the lures when they got close to them.
This was not a normal fishing spot. No deep water nearby, no drop offs, virtually no structure. I normally would never have even tried it. Seeing their reactions to square bills, spinner baits and texas rigged brush hog changed the way that I look at fishing. I thought maybe the splash would spook them if to close but they didn't seem to mind. The lures themselves coming to close would send them running.
I pretty much had thought previously that days when the bite was extremely tough, they just weren't there and it really aggravated me because I've had days I couldn't locate them anywhere. I also thought that if they weren't biting, they were just ignoring the bait but multiple casts might trigger a reaction bite. Never thought they'd just run out of the area from it.
Edited by Bobby Milam (08/04/16 10:11 PM)