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#12736451 - 04/30/18 09:47 AM What's your good luck charm?
Jake Blood Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 500
Loc: Fort Worth
I know that a lot of fisherman are superstitious, or have a good luck routine or items and was curious to hear what some of those are.

I know for me, it used to be my wife. When we first met she would call just to check in and be curious with her questions and it was sweet. And it seemed that I would always catch a fish while talking to her. So I thought, man, that is now my good luck charm and I would have her call me during tournaments for luck. Well ten years later she only calls to ask me when I am going to be home, and so now it's just a little annoying lol... And when I think back, I realized that the luck she used to bring is probably because I would stop moving the bait to talk to her and that was all the fish needed to decide to grab it. HA!

Nowadays my 'good luck' thing is to chant 'here fishy fishy' lol. It started with my daughters, but now I do it by myself, grown man, when I need a fish. OH, and I NEVER pump gas the night before or day of a fishing trip... not sure if that is a good luck thing, or a superstitious thing or an ACTUAL thing I think fish will smell it on my bait and run away.

anyway, what's your good luck thing? How did you decide that was it?

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#12736698 - 04/30/18 12:20 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 1187
Loc: All over
I just prey to the old gods and the new gods
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#12736850 - 04/30/18 02:17 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1194
Loc: Celina/Prosper, TX
Never catch a bass on the first cast. If I do, it just ruins the whole day for me.

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#12736887 - 04/30/18 02:43 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: JJ4MEL]
Jake Blood Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 500
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: JJ4MEL
Never catch a bass on the first cast. If I do, it just ruins the whole day for me.


Really? I am by no means that experienced, but I would of thought that was a great sign... It almost never happens for me, but would be happy. What is the thought behind it?

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#12737140 - 04/30/18 05:27 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14730
Loc: Justin, TX.
The thought behind catching a fish on the first cast is a good one as you suggested. I had a very old friend and fisherman of 80 years ask me that question of; how many fish have you caught on the first cast and did I know why? His thought was that your bait was laying on the deck in the SUN and was very warm if not hot. Bass are Cold Blooded and are constantly seeking pray with a different body temperature than their own. Thus, a lizard, snake , frog or any critter sunning itself in a bush or on a rock that gets in the water gets eaten immediately.

I proved his theory to be correct by building a HOT Box to heat my spinner bait blades in two tournaments both in a row. I boated 12 Bass on 12 different spinners one cast after the other as fast as I could get them out of the box. All baits were already tied on 12 rods ready to go.
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#12738020 - 05/01/18 10:59 AM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
john13usi Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 85
Loc: Nolanville, TX
My wife used to be but she got tired of hiding in the rod box during my team tournaments.
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#12738071 - 05/01/18 11:22 AM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 881
Loc: The Republic of Texas

I have a number of Lucky Charms

Side Scan Sonar
Spot-Lock Trolling Motor
Live Bait

grin

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#12738103 - 05/01/18 11:42 AM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
CarlT Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 73
Loc: The Colony, TX
After idling away from dock and in open water, I always stop the boat and give the good Lord thanks for the day. Short and sweet.

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#12738312 - 05/01/18 01:32 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: doctorxring]
Jake Blood Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 500
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: doctorxring

I have a number of Lucky Charms

Side Scan Sonar
Spot-Lock Trolling Motor
Live Bait

grin


flehan

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#12738351 - 05/01/18 02:02 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9516
Loc: Cherokee County
Pretending I'm teaching a kid how to work a bait and everything to do from rod position, speed of retrieve, to where to expect the bite to occur, and how it will feel. I think it just makes me focus more.
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#12738630 - 05/01/18 05:14 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: lconn4]
Jake Blood Offline
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Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 500
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: lconn4
Pretending I'm teaching a kid how to work a bait and everything to do from rod position, speed of retrieve, to where to expect the bite to occur, and how it will feel. I think it just makes me focus more.


I can see that working for sure...

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#12738665 - 05/01/18 05:28 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: JJ4MEL]
Dan_n_Texas Offline
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 1570
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: JJ4MEL
Never catch a bass on the first cast. If I do, it just ruins the whole day for me.
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#12738667 - 05/01/18 05:30 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
Acting like I don't care, lay my rod down and get some cookies,....never fails. Fish on..!!
bang


Edited by JIM SR. (05/01/18 05:31 PM)

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#12740207 - 05/02/18 03:29 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: JIM SR.]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4382
Loc: crowley
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Acting like I don't care, lay my rod down and get some cookies,....never fails. Fish on..!!
bang


It seems everytime someone calls me on the phone and I answer it I get a bite.
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#12756490 - 05/15/18 02:08 PM Re: What's your good luck charm? [Re: Jake Blood]
FACSR Offline
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Registered: 05/10/12
Posts: 246
Loc: Central Texas
I take a banana and eat it on the boat.

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