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#11801051 - 08/28/16 10:00 AM Striking out often
YAKaddict Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 531
Loc: Plano
Worst fishing year ever known to man. Confidence is at a all time low then subtract 10 from that. Last year was amazing but starting around spawn this year things came to a screeching halt

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#11801059 - 08/28/16 10:01 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 861
Loc: Denton, TX
It's been tough for me, but probably not the worst ever. Where are you fishing?

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#11801068 - 08/28/16 10:08 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1182
Loc: TX
I've found as my confidence in the spinning gear increases, my zeros decrease. Yesterday was tough and I was working on a zero. Went and drop shot around a bridge and had my first fish a short time later..

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#11801080 - 08/28/16 10:14 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4693
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
Worst fishing year ever known to man. Confidence is at a all time low then subtract 10 from that. Last year was amazing but starting around spawn this year things came to a screeching halt


Different lakes, different methods, different depths.
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#11802326 - 08/29/16 09:06 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
Josh Seale Offline
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Registered: 02/06/08
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Loc: San Angelo
Best thing you can do when in a slump is just keep fishing. Climb your way out of it.
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#11802336 - 08/29/16 09:13 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 11/06/14
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Senkos and swimjigs bro. Senkos and swimjigs.
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#11802645 - 08/29/16 11:48 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
Motomax Offline
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Registered: 04/06/15
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You sound just like me. I was right there with you until last weekend. I finally broke out of it I think... (knock on wood)I read this book High Percentage Fishing by Josh Alwine. It was a good refresher on some things. After reading it I went back to the basics and applied some things I learned too. Majority of the time I threw a black and blue flake Senko. They were getting after them. If possible try and go on the weekday preferably Tuesday - Thursday less pressure. Also, slow down and get there early and stay late.. Hang in there bud you'll get through it.
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#11802689 - 08/29/16 12:13 PM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 4514
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
Worst fishing year ever known to man. Confidence is at a all time low then subtract 10 from that. Last year was amazing but starting around spawn this year things came to a screeching halt


Its been a weird year with high water etc....Just wait for fall, it should be good plus come next pre spawn and spawn should be awesome....
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#11802894 - 08/29/16 02:02 PM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
Texascajun69 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 578
Loc: Hemphill,Texas, USA
I will give you the advice I don't follow- Learn to use your electronics. And go back to basics. Go back to basic lures, basic colors, and don't be scared to try something off the wall. Fish have to eat, you just have to figure out when and where.
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#11803233 - 08/29/16 04:52 PM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
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Shade, shade and more shade. Bridges, standing timber, docks and marinas all good places to get bite.
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#11803300 - 08/29/16 05:24 PM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2950
Loc: Arlington
A year or two ago, I had the same slump. The solid months, fishing on average, 3 days per week and not one fish. Finally something clicked and I have not had one day since that I can remember not catching fish. I may not get a big one but I know that I will get a couple on any given day.

Stick with it

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#11803879 - 08/30/16 01:04 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
YAKaddict Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 531
Loc: Plano
Thanks for the advice fellas. Im putting all your suggestions to use at the same time and praying for the best

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#11803982 - 08/30/16 06:51 AM Re: Striking out often [Re: Motomax]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 1395
Loc: NW Houston
Glad to hear you found the book useful! thumb
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#11804759 - 08/30/16 02:30 PM Re: Striking out often [Re: YAKaddict]
RHP Offline
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Registered: 10/13/03
Posts: 1289
Loc: Magnolia, TX. USA
Put your change in your right pocket and your keys in your left pocket.

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#11804761 - 08/30/16 02:32 PM Re: Striking out often [Re: RHP]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 812
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Originally Posted By: RHP
Put your change in your right pocket and your keys in your left pocket.


Tie your shoe in a double-knot & stick a golf tee behind your ear.
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