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Fishing S-LO-W #10955998 07/04/15 12:06 AM
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How many times have I heard this said ?
I have never worked a bait slow, maybe due to my ADD, but what happened today on Fork may have been just what needed to slow my presentation of plastic baits:
On Fork at 5:30am; before 6:30 we had caught several nice fish.
We are working down a bank and I threw into a psych of grass several times before moving on. I made a cast up by the dock and hung my bait up. Had to go in to get it. Moving into the shallows I got the T/m stuck in the v of a lay down. Got the bait loose and threw it back into the grass patch. For the next, what seemed to be eternity, I tried to get the t/m out of the tree. Once I did I took up the slack on my line and there was a tug on the end of it.
Dang, now I'm hung up in the grass, so I pulled a little harder and BOOM there she was. After a nice fight with her jumping a couple of times I pulled in a real nice 5# largemouth bass.
For all the noise I made and NOT working the bait, how in the world could I have snagged that bass.
So I think I will add SLOW to my arsenal of baits.
How long do you wait to move your plastics ?

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Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10956018 07/04/15 12:20 AM
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I posted a pic of my son yesterday of his first bass. We were using live bait for him and I was throwing a jig and not getting bit. Wanting to be like dad he wanted to throw the jig. So I cast it out and let it sit there figuring he would get bored. It sat that for ever and suddenly it started to swim off slowly. I helped reel down and set the hook and he reeled it in.

Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10956049 07/04/15 12:43 AM
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The right speed is the one that's getting the most consistent action at any given time. It can be a little different from lake to lake and can change during the same day. Slowing it way down to deadsticking is very effective sometimes. Monti is a good example of a lake where they usually like it painfully slowwwww...

Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10956078 07/04/15 01:17 AM
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Nutman, on an imaginary continuum (or scale) considering plastic presentations . . . from no movement, to slow, to medium to really fast, slow always catches fish while ripping a worm across the water only works situationally.

I think "slow" is the closest thing we have to someone fishing with live worms and minnows.

Your story is good. It adds to all those who have snagged fish while untangling a line knot.

Brad

Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10956090 07/04/15 01:24 AM
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Waiting for 3o seconds before moving a bait close to a dock is not too long.


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Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10956130 07/04/15 02:07 AM
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Hey Tommy;
That fish today was a blast. My boys were with me and got a good laugh out of it.
Thought I had my first Fork over when she jumped, but it was only 22 inches and real skinny.

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I can fish slow enough to make someone scream. There really is no such thing as too slow.

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Originally Posted By: timwins31
I can fish slow enough to make someone scream. There really is no such thing as too slow.


Me too. I can T-rig c-rig and jig so slow, you'll think I've quit fishing. Actually that's my preferred way to fish.

Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10956365 07/04/15 10:21 AM
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I fish that slow and I fall asleep.
Did it yesterday, just about fell out of my chair on the back deck

Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: Nutman] #10957253 07/05/15 12:39 AM
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I always tell myself to slow down but it isnt long before the impatience sets in and I speed up. My issue is I have caught so many fish on that initial fall of the worm that if I dont get bit then I work it back to the boat way too fast.

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Originally Posted By: tarbaby
I always tell myself to slow down but it isnt long before the impatience sets in and I speed up. My issue is I have caught so many fish on that initial fall of the worm that if I dont get bit then I work it back to the boat way too fast.


This is part of adjusting to the situation. If the fish are reacting to the initial fall consistently then deadsticking is a fail and an accomplished pitcher with some good tempo will clean house. The opposite is also just as true.

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I've caught fish picking a backlash out.

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I've lost count of the number of fish I've caught trying to jiggle a jig or any lure free of a snag. As soon As it pulled lose, bam.

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my name says it all....its surprising how long a big bass will look before he bites

Re: Fishing S-LO-W [Re: hanson3708] #10957399 07/05/15 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: hanson3708
I've caught fish picking a backlash out.
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