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#11958000 - 11/30/16 01:32 AM Bite ?
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Registered: 06/30/15
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Loc: Bella vista .arkansas
Someone posted a thread about Toledo bend I Beleive. And the thread talked about a guide who told them the winter bite was real slow and felt like pulling over a limb or something. It said the guide told them what to look for and there day got better. So how do you tell the difference in the slow bite and pulling over s piece of structure of the bite is that slow?
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#11958009 - 11/30/16 03:47 AM Re: Bite ? [Re: Flooringit]
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Registered: 07/08/06
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I fish a c rig a lot and the best way I can describe it is your weight starts feeling lighter,set the hook.

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#11958469 - 11/30/16 09:51 AM Re: Bite ? [Re: Flooringit]
Donald Harper Offline
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This feel is about how heavy the cover is that you pitch your bait into. I fish on slack line. Pitch the bait in beside the cover first to the left, right and lastly in the middle of the bush. Slack line allows the bait to fall straight down and not pull away from the cover. Trying to fish on a tight line to feel the bite just does not produce for me. I pitch the bait and strip off a couple of runs of line allowing the line to be slack. You learn the depth and weight of your bait to know when to pick up the slack as it as touches the bottom. Bass pick it up on the fall or just as the bait touches down. I pick up the slack to feel for the fish. There is always some variance of movement of the bait if there is no fish on the lure. After years and years of fishing this technique you get better and determining if it is a fish or a limb that you are feeling when you pick up the bait. Many times there is a question as the bite feels different from day to day. Sometimes the pressure of the bite is like dragging the bait up tight to the first limb; so set the hook when in doubt. Hook sets are free. Once you fish it this way for years and learn that any resistance usually means a fish; because there is no slight variance of movement from the bottom to that first piece of cover or limb.
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#11959576 - 11/30/16 10:10 PM Re: Bite ? [Re: Flooringit]
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I'm sure I've had fish on didn't know. The other day I felt something odd then Line went slack i realed it up tight and happened again was like I got a bit it ran toward me spit it out. Then did it again the. I felt resistance but was gone fast. Never had that happen before water temp about 55 they seem sluggish
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#11959603 - 11/30/16 10:39 PM Re: Bite ? [Re: Flooringit]
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Best advice: hooksets are free, if it doesn't feel right it probably isn't, unleash on it!

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#11960952 - 12/01/16 05:55 PM Re: Bite ? [Re: Flooringit]
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Registered: 01/21/16
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Loc: Ft. Worth, Tx.
I hear you Flooringit the only reason I hesitate at all anymore is because yes hook sets are free but those jigs aren't! Lol!

Last week I was throwing a jig at Fork and know I missed multiple fish, it was a bit windy too and that adds to the difficulty... so after losing $20 in lures I switched to a T-rig.
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#11961031 - 12/01/16 06:42 PM Re: Bite ? [Re: Flooringit]
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Seems like I loose 2-3 jigs every trip. I fish some good brush. It gets frustrating.


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