texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TXPuma, dallasangler, The Faceless Fisherman, JigMan61, Barefootman
116094 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 105,092
hopalong 101,054
Pilothawk 81,435
John175☮ 80,342
Bigbob_FTW 77,370
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,155
Mark Perry 64,436
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,159,845
Posts15,865,142
Members141,094
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
No Electronics? #13172560 06/01/19 12:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
F
Flip-n-go Online Content OP
Pro Angler
OP Online Content
Pro Angler
F
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
Do you feel confident enough to locate & catch bass, have a good time without the use of transducer emitted info? Read the points, interpret tne creek channels with timber, etc.? Have we lost the ability "to fish" without the technology? I can, just takes longer, & makes my arms hurt more. grin

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172567 06/01/19 12:12 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 37,308
F
Frank the Tank Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
F
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 37,308
Why would you want to when you dont have to?


LET'S GO BRANDON!!!
Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172587 06/01/19 12:27 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
F
Flip-n-go Online Content OP
Pro Angler
OP Online Content
Pro Angler
F
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
Just to prove it to yourself. That's all. I treasure what Ive been taught & learned. Dependency on crutches will eventually lead to loss of skills. Do you trust yourself & skill to turn it off?

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172606 06/01/19 12:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 18,375
Donald Harper Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 18,375
Originally Posted by Flip-n-go
Do you feel confident enough to locate & catch bass, have a good time without the use of transducer emitted info? Read the points, interpret tne creek channels with timber, etc.? Have we lost the ability "to fish" without the technology? I can, just takes longer, & makes my arms hurt more. grin


You are getting close to the system in your thanking. Big Fish all relate to the points, Creek Channel Bends, Timber, Rock Piles, Brush Piles, Gouges, Protrusions, last brush lines, ledges and shoreline cover.
- Do your work on the maps before you ever get on the water.
- Locate those creek channels that you speak of; then read the timber when you go to the best ones on the lake. Don't just hope to run into one by accident; make it happen.
- Study and study some more at home on the computer.
- Look at Nav. Apps. and Google Earth Pro. to help you decide where you are going to fish.
- Have all your waypoints dropped before you ever get on the lake.
- Contours are the key.
- Use your Depth finder to follow the 20 ft. contour line not to look for fish.
- Staying in 20 ft. will keep you in the safe zone to keep from spooking the fish that are feeding on the slopes, protrusions, gouges and irregular features. It allows the man up front to cast to the Irregular Features sitting in shallower water with search baits.
- When I am fishing the back of the boat it allows me to drag the 20 ft water for fish that are staging to feed or living in the last cover on the points.
- Split Screen with Down Scan is helpful if you have a large screen. You can take a look at the Irregular Features that you just caught that Big fish off of as you follow the 20 ft. contour.

This sounds like a lot of Technology; but it all starts with a paper map and becoming as familiar with the lake as you can become before going fishing. When I get there I use these lost skills to read the shoreline, points, how the trees line a creek channel and inside bend points. I certainly want to know where all those good things are before I get on the water then go take a look and up my percentages of catching bigger fish.


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
Website: www.donkeybassin.com
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172626 06/01/19 01:06 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,185
D
Dubee Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
D
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,185
Originally Posted by Flip-n-go
Do you feel confident enough to locate & catch bass, have a good time without the use of transducer emitted info? Read the points, interpret tne creek channels with timber, etc.? Have we lost the ability "to fish" without the technology? I can, just takes longer, & makes my arms hurt more. grin


I almost never if put mine on the boat.

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172640 06/01/19 01:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,551
J
James P. Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
J
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,551
Dont use your electronics just turn on the Hydrowave. And let the catching begin

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172660 06/01/19 01:31 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
F
Flip-n-go Online Content OP
Pro Angler
OP Online Content
Pro Angler
F
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
I agree, Mr. Harper it 's all about the highways.Contours are the first thing Im looking for, structure second.. Of course 5/6/7 #rs blowing up on top will get me going too! banana

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172688 06/01/19 01:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,839
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,839
Ive got some of the best electronics currently made. HDS Carbons, Active Imaging (front and rear), Ultrex, Biades, even an H2 Hydrowave. I very rarely catch fish based solely on them. Im still a sniff the dirt kinda guy. So, that said, I would feel completely comfortable fishing without them, if I had to. It is nice to have, though.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172697 06/01/19 01:59 AM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 322
S
Sgrem Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 322
Some of my salt water fishing is wade fishing. We feel what we need to under our feet and walk thru an area reading the water with our eyes. Adjust with whatever we carried with us.

Do that enough and you know when where and why.... no batteries required.

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Sgrem] #13172724 06/01/19 02:25 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
F
Flip-n-go Online Content OP
Pro Angler
OP Online Content
Pro Angler
F
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
Originally Posted by Sgrem
Some of my salt water fishing is wade fishing. We feel what we need to under our feet and walk thru an area reading the water with our eyes. Adjust with whatever we carried with us.

Do that enough and you know when where and why.... no batteries required.


This. The Feeling. The Experience. The rod bent, drag peeling, the satisfaction of knowledge put to use without those crutches.

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172783 06/01/19 03:38 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 37,308
F
Frank the Tank Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
F
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 37,308
In other words bank beating. Because you effectively arent fishing deep without electronics.


LET'S GO BRANDON!!!
Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172798 06/01/19 04:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
F
Flip-n-go Online Content OP
Pro Angler
OP Online Content
Pro Angler
F
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 874
No, not at all. What I'm talking about is tne reading the features of the lake by hills, points, creeks, treelines, roadbeds and such. Reading a contour map, trianglulating, finding those places that hold fish whether 1' or 30' and putting fish in the boat without the aid of electronics.

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172813 06/01/19 04:38 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,562
T
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
T
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,562
Been there, done that and I could write a paper over it. C O N F I D E N C E beats electronics hands down. Now, if going to a new body of water, I can catch fish w/o it, but it would be nice to find the way around the lake. When I get to where I am going, I turn my electronics off (several papers have been written over the negative impact of electronics). Does it help? I still catch fish, so I guess it helps. Dunno. I have not done the study that Ralph Manns did, fishing a hour with it on and 1 hour with it off on a cordoned off cove like he did, but I trust his words on it. Give it a try and keep accurate records for it and see if your catch rate increases. HOpe this helps. Tight lines, keepl safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172819 06/01/19 05:06 AM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,633
M
Mike@972 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,633
After having a boat most of my adult life, I sold my Skeeter and bought a couple Hobie kayaks for me and my son about two years ago. I now fish with very basic electronics and limited gear. I love the simplicity of it all.

Catching a 8lb bass out of a 21' boat is awesome (my personal best) . Catching a 6lb bass out of a kayak (my personal best out of a kayak) was even better!

There are times that I miss the Skeeter and I might get another one some day... but at the moment I'm really enjoying the more simple approach.

Re: No Electronics? [Re: Flip-n-go] #13172834 06/01/19 09:32 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,839
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,839
Originally Posted by Flip-n-go
No, not at all. What I'm talking about is tne reading the features of the lake by hills, points, creeks, treelines, roadbeds and such. Reading a contour map, trianglulating, finding those places that hold fish whether 1' or 30' and putting fish in the boat without the aid of electronics.

Nah. Thats what graphs are for. Like this phone, I dont leave home without it. Dont have to, nor need to. No Rand McNallys here.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3