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#12769495 - 05/25/18 01:24 PM Bent pole pattern review
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1152
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
Lets say you're pre fishing for a tournament. For three days, a spot that you want to fish is being fished by other boats. It's a timing thing, early morning bite only. You see fish being caught, but not by you. hmmm Now, you have fished this spot for 15 years, knowing that this time of year there are fish there. Come tournament time, whoa Nellie, that spot is available. Do you fish it?
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#12769500 - 05/25/18 01:28 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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No because for the last three days it's been getting worked over.

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#12769506 - 05/25/18 01:30 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Registered: 07/30/15
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
nobody's on it? fish it!!
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#12769521 - 05/25/18 01:43 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 550
yes, to hell with what other people think is "bent pole patterning". I dont even care if I have never fished the hole before.

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#12769523 - 05/25/18 01:44 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Yes, on day one. If it's day two of the tournament and the guy leading the event or near the top is on it, I would not.
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#12769555 - 05/25/18 02:07 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
Sinkey Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 5138
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Yes. I have a bunch of spots on Fork I fish during tournaments. During different times of the year. On occasion there other boats fishing them. But if Im in a tournament, and a boat is not on them, I fish them. I prefish for a good starting spot, or something mid day. Other than that I fill in the puzzle of the day.

Bent pole is what most boats do to us out there. They see us catching them, and they all but come jump in the boat with us.

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#12769567 - 05/25/18 02:24 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Just throw out one of those orange things to mark your spot. You will have it all to yourself. roflmao
Wait, you better put it 200 yard away just to be safe. thumb
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#12769584 - 05/25/18 02:37 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
Originally Posted By: HARD WORKN HAROLD
Lets say you're pre fishing for a tournament. For three days, a spot that you want to fish is being fished by other boats. It's a timing thing, early morning bite only. You see fish being caught, but not by you. hmmm Now, you have fished this spot for 15 years, knowing that this time of year there are fish there. Come tournament time, whoa Nellie, that spot is available. Do you fish it?


No,
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#12769603 - 05/25/18 02:51 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Loc: Albany
Depends. There are many spots I fish that reload everyday. So I would if I was there early.

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#12769772 - 05/25/18 05:50 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 196
Loc: Wise county
I believe with being a tournament angler you have to learn to adjust with the conditions. And that would also include having to adjust because somebody is on your spot I believe it’s first come first serve basis But I would not pull up next to someone and start fishing the same location but if nobody is there it’s fair game
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#12769880 - 05/25/18 07:11 PM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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What you are describing is "pot licking" and not bent pole pattern. Bent pole is watching others lures, depths, and presentation and having a "duh" moment and retying stuff you wouldn't have thought to use and changing depths.

They both are a sign of inadequate preparations or abilities.
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#12770210 - 05/26/18 07:08 AM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Registered: 04/19/06
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Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
I wish I knew where the leader's spots are on any tournament. Unless I drive up on him, I wouldn't know the difference. Even if I drive up on him, I prolly wouldn't recognize him as the leader.


Edited by outfishdya (05/26/18 07:09 AM)
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#12770230 - 05/26/18 07:36 AM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: SteezMacQueen]
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Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 712
Loc: Denison, Texas/Texoma
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
What you are describing is "pot licking" and not bent pole pattern. Bent pole is watching others lures, depths, and presentation and having a "duh" moment and retying stuff you wouldn't have thought to use and changing depths.

They both are a sign of inadequate preparations or abilities.


...and/or laziness.
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#12770245 - 05/26/18 07:48 AM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 69341
Loc: Realville
Next we can settle draw tournament coangler ettiquite.

Is it proper to fish a draw tournament to get spots for your upcoming tournament?
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#12770247 - 05/26/18 07:50 AM Re: Bent pole pattern review [Re: outfishdya]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18126
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: outfishdya
I wish I knew where the leader's spots are on any tournament. Unless I drive up on him, I wouldn't know the difference. Even if I drive up on him, I prolly wouldn't recognize him as the leader.


Or how about the guy that always seems to win or be in the top 3 places on the local pot tournaments. As much as I’d like to, I wouldn’t even think about trying to follow him on tournament day.

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