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Deadsticking time yet? #12531230
12/08/17 01:43 PM
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is anybody dropping flukes yet, I bought these Littlejohn rigs and I'm sure itching to tie'em on...

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12531316
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Yes, for over two weeks. However, moving the boat via drift socks or into wind via trolling motor @.04 mph is key. Put out a cple ghost poles and hold another, at different depths . Bite has been light or simply a " push up ".
Nothing huge mostly 5 pounders with some angry eights mixed in.
Sandbass are fattening up and aggressive. Pushing bait up on flats , easy pickens, slab ,buck tail with trailer or crank bait.

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12531646
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thank you for your help, that awesome.

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Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532157
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Have read a couple of posts about ghost poles but don't know what they are, explanation please?

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532417
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Have read a couple of posts about ghost poles but don't know what they are, explanation please?

Designated pole set up with slab or jig(s) tandem or single. Pole placed in rod holder just like many people do when live bait fishing.
The phrase when referenced to "dead sticking" means unmanned or not held.
If the ghost pole consistently gets hits, get it out and hold, just make sure u hold pole still.

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532432
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Dead sticking does not mean unmanned.

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: rebait] #12532434
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Originally Posted By: rebait
Have read a couple of posts about ghost poles but don't know what they are, explanation please?


Gborg explained it quite well, the idea is to have as much ďbaitĒ in the water as possible. Slab/fly combo, or fluke combos. Double rigged Is what I prefer. Also, change color up on each rod till you find what is working more consistent.


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Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532458
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The phrase when referenced to "dead sticking" means unmanned or not held
Ghost pole , when REFERENCED. to "dead sticking" !

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532482
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All these answers are correct. I always thought ghost poles were unmanned in a rodholder with different baits/colors than the ones being held. As many as possible to give the fish different options and us a good idea what they prefer. I almost always have a couple out that fish have hit on previous trips. You still need to watch them closely since the bites are so subtle this time of year.


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Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532488
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Imagine the lightest Crappie bite possible, that could be a 10lb Hybrid. Wintertime fishing is great.



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Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532498
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This^^^
Iíve had striper up to 18 lbs bite like a baby crappie till hookset then nearly yank the rod out of my hands. Surprise surprise!


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Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: jbobo] #12532514
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Originally Posted By: jbobo
This^^^
Iíve had striper up to 18 lbs bite like a baby crappie till hookset then nearly yank the rod out of my hands. Surprise surprise!


Thatís what keeps me at the lake this time of year! Iím hunting this week and next, then itís back to the lake.

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532576
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My thoughts only an unmanned deadstick rod in a holder will lose 80% or more bites + fish caught vs one hand held, I also learned the hard way there. I do really enjoy it. As far as a light bite when you feel nothing set hook, swimming up with it is very common. I like a stiffer action rod for better set.

Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532773
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This is true lenahorse. But if you notice the bites you can take it out and hold it and put th other in the holder.


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Re: Deadsticking time yet? [Re: DILLIGAF] #12532776
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Use braid, makes it easier to feel or see the light bite.

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