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#12614553 - 02/06/18 08:48 PM Got a question
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2578
Loc: Beckville, TX
What is your strategy when you have a fish hung up in the brush pile you're fishing? Do you give it slack hoping it will untangle itself, just break it off or try to pull it out taking a chance of spooking the rest of the fish? Though it has seldom worked for me, I give them a slack line but usually get tired of messing with it and break off.

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#12614559 - 02/06/18 08:51 PM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
If you ask the bass guys they will say use 240# braid and bring the crappie and the brush pile to the boat.

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#12614583 - 02/06/18 08:57 PM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
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I keep tension on the line and continue to read the fish and as the fish pulls, I give the line with continued tension. The fish will either free or I break off.
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#12614589 - 02/06/18 08:59 PM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
wooddiver Offline
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Im a fan of using the rod tip (if shallow) to push the fish free, if its deep slack and hope.

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#12614606 - 02/06/18 09:07 PM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
TroyKing Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
Are you tandem rigging again?
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#12614654 - 02/06/18 09:35 PM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
crapicat Offline
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If I am using Braid, I try to unwind them till they stop, then I give them a bit of slack to see if they will free themself...if not, I just keep horsing and let the chips fall where they may...using Braid, heavy rods, and sickle hooks....I fish heavy stuff a lot...I miss my share, but I get my share.

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#12614686 - 02/06/18 09:59 PM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
stratos caster Offline
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Registered: 07/08/06
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Loc: whiteoak,tx
I do like shut up and fish. Had 3 hang up yesterday got 2 lost one.

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#12614786 - 02/07/18 01:38 AM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1284
Loc: Cisco,tx
Ill keep weight on it if it goes dead I just cut my losses and go back to fishing.

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#12614908 - 02/07/18 07:34 AM Re: Got a question [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3492
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

I keep tension on the line and continue to read the fish and as the fish pulls, I give the line with continued tension. The fish will either free or I break off.


^^^^this...and then I send a heavy weight down the line to knock the jig loose. OK if I lose the fish...I'd rather not disturb the pile as much as possible.

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#12614914 - 02/07/18 07:37 AM Re: Got a question [Re: TroyKing]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6557
Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Are you tandem rigging again?


Dang it bush hog you donít tandem rig in heavy structure...you are just begging for trouble...you will spend so much time messing with hang ups you miss most opportunities to catch the fish...hasnít Troy taught you anything?...you tandem rig under bridges and open water situations...not trees and brush tops... stir scared bolt

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#12614923 - 02/07/18 07:44 AM Re: Got a question [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
RODS454 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 1202
Loc: Midlothian
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

I keep tension on the line and continue to read the fish and as the fish pulls, I give the line with continued tension. The fish will either free or I break off.


This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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#12614925 - 02/07/18 07:44 AM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Irving, Texas
I give the fish slack. 75% of the time they will swim out.
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#12615127 - 02/07/18 09:44 AM Re: Got a question [Re: crapicat]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2578
Loc: Beckville, TX
Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Are you tandem rigging again?


Dang it bush hog you donít tandem rig in heavy structure...you are just begging for trouble...you will spend so much time messing with hang ups you miss most opportunities to catch the fish...hasnít Troy taught you anything?...you tandem rig under bridges and open water situations...not trees and brush tops... stir scared bolt
Hehehe....single rigs are for sissies hammer

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#12615189 - 02/07/18 10:20 AM Re: Got a question [Re: bush hog]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6557
Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: bush hog
Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Are you tandem rigging again?


Dang it bush hog you donít tandem rig in heavy structure...you are just begging for trouble...you will spend so much time messing with hang ups you miss most opportunities to catch the fish...hasnít Troy taught you anything?...you tandem rig under bridges and open water situations...not trees and brush tops... stir scared bolt
Hehehe....single rigs are for sissies hammer


Yea, I used to say that too...till I got tired of fooling with my equipment so much...did I ever mention WHY I hate to re-tie jigs...SO MUCH? Troy, Iíll swear, sometimes you just canít teach an old dog new tricks! duel popcorn2

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#12615198 - 02/07/18 10:24 AM Re: Got a question [Re: crapicat]
TroyKing Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1677
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: bush hog
Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Are you tandem rigging again?


Dang it bush hog you donít tandem rig in heavy structure...you are just begging for trouble...you will spend so much time messing with hang ups you miss most opportunities to catch the fish...hasnít Troy taught you anything?...you tandem rig under bridges and open water situations...not trees and brush tops... stir scared bolt
Hehehe....single rigs are for sissies hammer


Yea, I used to say that too...till I got tired of fooling with my equipment so much...did I ever mention WHY I hate to re-tie jigs...SO MUCH? Troy, Iíll swear, sometimes you just canít teach an old dog new tricks! duel popcorn2
yeah yeah....it's the same old thing.....sent em to school, bought em books and ....... prolly lost a 3 lbr cause his top jig hung up.
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