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Found a big school - now what? #13248322 08/15/19 02:32 AM
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What should I do when I find a big school of whites in summer? I've come across several big, active schools of whites in 25' to 30' while trolling. I set the spot lock and anchor above them and drop spoons, cast rooster tails, but only catch 1 or 2. I can catch a couple trolling through the school on every pass, but not casting.

What should I be throwing?

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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13248525 08/15/19 11:57 AM
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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13248538 08/15/19 12:12 PM
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Thump to keep them under you


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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13248761 08/15/19 03:05 PM
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If you don't have side image , not much you can do beside guess , toss in all directions and keep troller on jack rabbit.

Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: Ledeez] #13249405 08/16/19 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Ledeez
Thump to keep them under you


That worked for me last weekend. Fish were scattered and thumper brought them in!


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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: sandjohnny] #13249412 08/16/19 01:45 AM
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These schools aren't moving. We can catch a couple each troll through them, and circle around and do it again and again.

Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: scubaarchery] #13249414 08/16/19 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by scubaarchery
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Thump to keep them under you


That worked for me last weekend. Fish were scattered and thumper brought them in!



Are you casting to them?

Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13249504 08/16/19 03:44 AM
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No, the ones we were casting to were schoolies. We caught all of our overs thumping in 30-40 foot on shad. The graph videos I took were when we were thumping. You can hear it in the videos.


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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13249568 08/16/19 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by schanz

What should I do when I find a big school of whites in summer? I've come across several big, active schools of whites in 25' to 30' while trolling. I set the spot lock and anchor above them and drop spoons, cast rooster tails, but only catch 1 or 2. I can catch a couple trolling through the school on every pass, but not casting.

What should I be throwing?


Originally Posted by schanz

What should I do when I find a big school of whites in summer? I've come across several big, active schools of whites in 25' to 30' while trolling. I set the spot lock and anchor above them and drop spoons, cast rooster tails, but only catch 1 or 2. I can catch a couple trolling through the school on every pass, but not casting.

What should I be throwing?



Watch Dennis Christian’s video. Works very well for me on Joe Pool and Bardwell. I use a tail spinner also, using his same technique. Hope this helps.


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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13249908 08/16/19 04:07 PM
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Hell pet works good this time of year, as Sandjohnny pointed out they are moving fast.
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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13254388 08/20/19 09:58 PM
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What is thumping?

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Originally Posted by Jake Blood
What is thumping?


Thumping is literally making a thumping sound on your boat to attract fish. Some people use their net pole and thump the floor of the boat. Others such as myself have built an automatic device to create a thumping sound.

Here’s what my thumper looks like...


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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13254679 08/21/19 01:52 AM
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Wow counter intuitive to what I have always been told, be quiet in the boat lol... that is cool though, thanks for sharing that. I never have luck chasing sandies unless they are busting the top... not good at reading my finders.

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Thumping really does work. Yes, it's opposite of what many of us grew up with. You can get by with tapping (thumping) your net handle or a paddle, on the bottom of your boat, to do the same thing. There's videos if you look up "thumping for..." I don't think you'll call them from across the lake though.
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Re: Found a big school - now what? [Re: schanz] #13255731 08/22/19 12:51 AM
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I agree, Thumping can normally concentrate otherwise scattered fish. I use my thumper and my Panoptix. If the fish build up and bite in 10 minutes, keep fishing. If not move on. The other thing that you can do is change frequency to entice bite. I have a bunch of videos on my site,

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