texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
steven5907, Ruark, BaldEagle1988, tuckwat, will_outdoors
109306 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,134
hopalong 78,912
Pilothawk 77,554
John175® 69,874
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,694
Tritonman 58,401
Mark Perry 54,848
LoneStarSon® 54,824
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,564
Posts13,005,856
Members109,306
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
What's your miss rate? #12379756
08/10/17 01:05 AM
08/10/17 01:05 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 176
Texas
jp24 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
jp24  Offline OP
Outdoorsman

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 176
Texas
Some evenings I boat nearly all the thumps and subtle feels I get, whether on brush piles or shooting docks. Other times I most definitely don't. I figure over the past year, my overall miss rate must be 30+%.

Not a huge deal, because the freezer's always full to give people fresh filets, and I fish as much because I love being out there as anything, but I'm just wondering if others miss as many as I do. I tend to miss more when they take it on the drop than I should, more in the wind than I should, and definitely more when I go straight vertical.

Re: What's your miss rate? [Re: jp24] #12379795
08/10/17 01:29 AM
08/10/17 01:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,751
Yantis, TX
Gamblinman Online content
TFF Team Angler
Gamblinman  Online Content
TFF Team Angler

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,751
Yantis, TX
Do you use mono or braid? I found braid really improved my bite detection and hookup. Sometimes, fish just miss it, or hit it, but not eat it.

Sometimes a color change can make all the difference in the world.

Re: What's your miss rate? [Re: jp24] #12379796
08/10/17 01:29 AM
08/10/17 01:29 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 272
Gunter,Texas
O
onfirecrappie Offline
Angler
onfirecrappie  Offline
Angler
O

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 272
Gunter,Texas
I know during the summer there are tons of little fish biting and that can affect hookups. I also think during this time of year they are just not as aggressive as say the spring or winter.

Re: What's your miss rate? [Re: jp24] #12380403
08/10/17 03:15 PM
08/10/17 03:15 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,473
Murchison
E
Eric Offline
TFF Team Angler
Eric  Offline
TFF Team Angler
E

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,473
Murchison
It seems if it is a hard bite I miss more. If it is just a little weight I catch those more often. I am guessing the hard bite are smaller fish hitting and running to get away from the larger fish.They extra weight are larger fish that dont have to scurry away as fast. Just an opinion

Re: What's your miss rate? [Re: jp24] #12380429
08/10/17 03:33 PM
08/10/17 03:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 553
Irving/Valley Ranch
E
erittmueller Offline
Pro Angler
erittmueller  Offline
Pro Angler
E

Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 553
Irving/Valley Ranch
Miss rate from all year avg is close to 10%. Miss rate is higher in the summer for me, it's easier to get on the keepers and stay away from the dinks in the winter so it changes...

Eric

Re: What's your miss rate? [Re: jp24] #12380436
08/10/17 03:38 PM
08/10/17 03:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,543
Joshua, TX
Laner Offline
Extreme Angler
Laner  Offline
Extreme Angler

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,543
Joshua, TX
You're looking at it all wrong. The fish are missing your jig, you're not missing them smile


I generally have more misses this time of year than I do in the spring and fall. That being said, I also see it vary from day to day, and pile to pile. For example, if we get a weird pressure system come through, the fish might slap at it as opposed to engulfing it.

I also see a lot more short strikes if the feeding periods are heavier during the morning/evening times. The mid day bite may be a little slower as the fish really aren't actively eating, and are striking simply out of reaction to a jig being in their face.

Last edited by Laner; 08/10/17 03:38 PM.


Check Out The New Website!!!


TCU Alumni class of 2009


Owner/Operator Ft. Worth's Premiere Guide Service: www.ftworthfishing.com
817-266-9811

Re: What's your miss rate? [Re: jp24] #12380506
08/10/17 04:39 PM
08/10/17 04:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 13,963
Irving, Texas
F
fishin'aholic2 Offline
TFF Guru
fishin'aholic2  Offline
TFF Guru
F

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 13,963
Irving, Texas
Lane is spot on. I noticed yesterday that I was missing a lot of bites but I don't really pay much attention to it. Sometimes the fish just aren't in an aggressive mood and they will mess with the jig out of curiosity. I have noticed (maybe others have seen the same thing) that black crappie in particular tend to give you more missed bites that whites. Sometimes on lakes with blacks, I get a ton of bites that feel like perch and I set the hook and its a nice black. Whites will do that too but they seem to not be as bad as blacks are about short striking and messing with the jig. Crappie are weird and frustrating at times, which is why I love fishing for them.



Text Joey at 817-897-1384 for great rod and rod repair rates!

www.youtube.com/KIDKRAPPIE
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2