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Bass Fishing Beliefs #12714608
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After the moon myths post earlier in the week it got me thinking, what's something you believe to be true about bass fishing or bass behavior that most people don't agree with?


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714634
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I'm not sure this is a controversial one but lately I've been convinced that (depending on the area/time of year) I've got my bait in front of a bunch of fish each cast and it just takes that one thing that ticks or sets them off to bite. I imagine it's like fishing in the Bass Pro aquarium except you cant see them obviously roflmao

It can be depressing to think that way but it helps me to think that I'm around them and they're just not biting...


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714635
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I believe for every drop of rain that falls a flower grows. Sorry couldn't pass that up. One thing I believe and catch a lot of flak for is that if the cows are laying then fishing will not be good during that time. I call it animal spirits and learned it from my dad. He read and firmly believed in the Farmers Almanac. He could tell if a hotter and drier summer was coming or a colder and longer winter was coming by the way the animals acted and it usually happened that way. Once when we were squirrel hunting he pointed out how busy the squirrel were gathering nuts and how thick their fur was and predicted a really cold winter. A couple of the squirrel's didn't make it through the winter. They ended up being stew, lol. It really doesn't matter whether anyone else agrees with your beliefs as long as you believe in them. Cows laying never stopped me from going fishing but it did lower my expectations.


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Fishinfellow] #12714648
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Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
I'm not sure this is a controversial one but lately I've been convinced that (depending on the area/time of year) I've got my bait in front of a bunch of fish each cast and it just takes that one thing that ticks or sets them off to bite. I imagine it's like fishing in the Bass Pro aquarium except you cant see them obviously roflmao

It can be depressing to think that way but it helps me to think that I'm around them and they're just not biting...


I tend to agree with this. I'd be more casts than not there is a fish of a catchable size that is aware that lure is there. Even more disturbing it was either doug hannon or Bob underwood that said they would dive and watch people fish and anglers would never even be aware of most of the bites they got.


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Fishinfellow] #12714660
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Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
I'm not sure this is a controversial one but lately I've been convinced that (depending on the area/time of year) I've got my bait in front of a bunch of fish each cast and it just takes that one thing that ticks or sets them off to bite. I imagine it's like fishing in the Bass Pro aquarium except you cant see them obviously roflmao

It can be depressing to think that way but it helps me to think that I'm around them and they're just not biting...


This is true. The amount of fish around the structure you fish is far more than the ones that you actually catch. It would be neat to get an underwater camera and see how many didn't eat your bait, but I'm sure it would drive you nuts to know.


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714664
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If the squirrels are busy, the fish are biting. If the cows are chewing, the fish are biting,and last but not least, WIND IS YOUR FRIEND!! bolt


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714665
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When cows are feeding in the fields on the way to the lake the day will be a good one. When they are laying down, the fish wont bite.

Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714672
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If you're driving to the ramp, and the cows are lying down... turn around! I still go, but it seems to be true every time!!


Catching big Bass is all I think about!
Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714677
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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714698
04/13/18 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
Originally Posted By: Fishinfellow
I'm not sure this is a controversial one but lately I've been convinced that (depending on the area/time of year) I've got my bait in front of a bunch of fish each cast and it just takes that one thing that ticks or sets them off to bite. I imagine it's like fishing in the Bass Pro aquarium except you cant see them obviously roflmao

It can be depressing to think that way but it helps me to think that I'm around them and they're just not biting...


I tend to agree with this. I'd be more casts than not there is a fish of a catchable size that is aware that lure is there. Even more disturbing it was either doug hannon or Bob underwood that said they would dive and watch people fish and anglers would never even be aware of most of the bites they got.


Glen Lau did some awesome underwater footage of large bass inhaling a large crankbait and spitting it out before the angler knew he had a bite on the video "Bigmouth"

Having said that many of the early Rebel Maxi R crankbaits we threw at Monticello had hooks on them that were duller than the last PPT presentation I sat thru... yawn

Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714705
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Here's one: A lot of folks think every bass in the lake comes to the bank to spawn. I fished Ray Hubbard in the mid to late 70's a lot. We caught fish in March & April pulling spinnerbaits & lizards through tree tops in 10-20 feet of water. Those fish were spawning on the forks of the limbs. And I'm not talking 2 pounders here.

I believe the largest bass in Fork never go near the bank even to spawn.

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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714707
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Fish can see my braid...not.


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714741
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Wind:

West is best

East is least


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Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Der Vorsteher] #12714778
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Originally Posted By: Der Vorsteher
Wind:

West is best

East is least


I live in Dallas. It only blows from the North or the South.

Re: Bass Fishing Beliefs [Re: Jpurdue] #12714792
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At Fork the bass are ultra sensitive to downscan and sonar.

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