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#11908515 - 10/30/16 05:42 PM Missed strike
Chaparro75 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 201
Loc: Dallas, TX
Good thing the water was clear cause I would have never noticed. I saw a crappie maybe the same or maybe different one come up to my jig strike it then in the same fraction of a second spit it out. If fishing deep how do you even notice if this is happening?

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#11908570 - 10/30/16 06:36 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
Fish Chaser Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 860
By watching the tip of your rod.

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#11908573 - 10/30/16 06:42 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
Thump My Jig Offline
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Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 274
Loc: Mesquite, Texas
More importantly..... WATCH YOUR LINE....
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#11908648 - 10/30/16 07:23 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
Mac817 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/14/13
Posts: 486
Loc: Texas
I agree with Thump. Watch your line where it enters the water, if it 'ticks', moves, or goes slack, set the hook! Good luck!
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#11908723 - 10/30/16 07:46 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 1013
Loc: Midlothian
I missed two strikes yesterday before I realized the hook had broken and I had only the plastic! eeks
LOL. First time that has happened to me.
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#11908763 - 10/30/16 07:58 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
Grainraiser Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2487
Loc: Mesquite TX
Crappie fisherman have to be line watchers. It's the reason why most of us use high vis line. When fishing deep. Sometimes you will see your line go slack or it will start moving to the side. If fishing a jig add a crappie nibble and this will make the hold the jig a few seconds longer. If your line does anything that you did not cause....set the hook.

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#11909247 - 10/30/16 10:33 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
Chaparro75 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 201
Loc: Dallas, TX
Thanks new to the crappie game. Doing better though.

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#11909588 - 10/31/16 08:33 AM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
spankyttx Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 1000
Loc: Denton Tx.
rod choice and line make a difference too, a good sensitive rod and light braid line will help a lot
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#11909652 - 10/31/16 09:22 AM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
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Son of Darrel

Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 34731
Loc: Denton County
When the bite is light, I have to 2 finger the line between my thumb and index finger. It helps.
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#11916082 - 11/03/16 09:00 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Chaparro75]
Chaparro75 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 201
Loc: Dallas, TX

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#11916178 - 11/03/16 09:55 PM Re: Missed strike [Re: Thump My Jig]
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Originally Posted By: Thump My Jig
More importantly..... WATCH YOUR LINE....






Plus #1. hooked
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