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#12336147 - 07/12/17 02:41 PM Need some advice
bankrobbin1284 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/11/17
Posts: 3
I've been doing a lot of bank fishing at lake Naconiche lately and its a beautiful lake, but I spend more time rigging my line than I do actual fishing. The spot im currently fishing has a TON of potential but it has even more pitfalls.. meaning downed trees, logs floating around, lots of undergrowth, etc... anything I can do to help my chances of getting back to fishing instead of training to be a professional pole rigger. (I've been throwing frogs, Texas rigged worms, top waters, hook and worm..) Still seem to get hung up.

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#12336190 - 07/12/17 03:19 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
erittmueller Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 356
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
1) Accurate casting. A frog shouldn't get hung up unless it gets wrapped around something. For other lures you don't have to have a bait 6 inches in front of a bass, your popper doesn't need to be 3 inches from a root wad to get that fish there to hit.
2) Visualize what's happening. what would the senko look like going through this tree if I had a camera on it? I changed how I fished rip rap from shore because of this; weightless senkos and jigs were being lost all the time bringing it straight back up the rocks. Realized they were getting snagged in holes and where rocks came together and bringing it up the slope would wedge it in, so changed to parallel to shore and much better.
3) If you can't seem to fish a part of piece of cover without losing a lure every other cast then stop. Fish it from a different angle, or only one part of the tree, etc. There are lots of fish not just the ones in that 5 foot area.

Eric

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#12337037 - 07/13/17 07:20 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: erittmueller]
bankrobbin1284 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/17
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yeah I agree with you on the accurate casting. I need to work on that a little. The problem im having though is there's a lot of overgrowth on the bank as well with low hanging trees so im having to adjust the normal motion of my cast which equates to an inaccurate cast. I chose this spot though on purpose because I figured there are fish in there that don't get fished much because of all the junk in the way lol. I guess I just expected a little better out of the lures im using.

That's also a good idea fishing parallel from where I am.. I may try that this weekend if I can manage the terrain. thanks for the advice though!

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#12337804 - 07/13/17 02:14 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
blooper961 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
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Get a worm with no weight and learn how to dance it across the topwater life a frog.
Very successful.

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#12344681 - 07/17/17 05:12 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
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Registered: 07/13/17
Posts: 13
Loc: California
2nd the worm with no weight. KILLER
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#12344781 - 07/17/17 06:30 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
JCG57 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 1054
Loc: DFW
Get a kayak. You will still lose some lures, but not nearly as many as fishing from the bank, and you will even find a few courtesy of the bank anglers!

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#12345491 - 07/18/17 08:14 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
fiSherwood Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
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Practice both side-arm casting and under-arm casting.
Under-arm is great for shorter distances; hard to get more than 30 or 40 feet, but if you notice the bass pros, they do this a lot for accuracy and stealth. I think this is called flipping?
Side-arm will take you farther, and is also commonly used by pros ("pitching").
Also, in heavy cover, use heavy line; 50# braid, 20# fluoro, etc....
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#12349404 - Yesterday at 06:44 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
bankrobbin1284 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/11/17
Posts: 3
ok so an update.. I did try the weightless worm and had bites. once I set the hook however I ran into more problems. because of all the trees laid over the fish would get hung up under something and more times than not I would lose the fish and my lure do to breaking the line... I also tried to fish parallel to the area I was fishing and couldn't really navigate the terrain. ultimately though, I did end up with a nice little 3 pounder after a few hours.

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#12349638 - Yesterday at 09:37 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: bankrobbin1284]
erittmueller Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 356
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Good job! Recommend good gear to power fish out of stuff. Nothing under 5 pounds at least should be taking line.

Eric

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