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Are white bass line shy in the creeks? #13455563 02/29/20 03:09 PM
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In this video, I test a theory I see a lot that you need light, clear line to catch whites in the creeks.



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Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13455653 02/29/20 04:47 PM
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They are line shy, you will catch more on 4 lb fluoro

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Originally Posted by Mckinneycrappiecatcher
They are line shy, you will catch more on 4 lb fluoro


roflmao


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"Goats are for Muslim barbeque.
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Originally Posted by Smurfs
Originally Posted by Mckinneycrappiecatcher
They are line shy, you will catch more on 4 lb fluoro


roflmao

I’ve proven it time and time again. If someone sits next to me with 8lb mono I’m going to outfish them all day

Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13456040 03/01/20 02:03 AM
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Interesting... these fish must have not gotten your memo.



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Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13457194 03/02/20 08:06 AM
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Couldn't it just be due to a better sink rate, the flouro allows you to get into and stay in the strike zone better than mono, which can result in more fish?



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Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13457301 03/02/20 01:35 PM
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On 2 separate occasions I was fishing with a friend for white bass. I was using 6 lb. fluorocarbon catching fish. He was using 8 lb. mono and not. He changed over to 6 lb. fluorocarbon and started catching fish.

On another occasion I was catching hybrids and white bass on 6 lb. fluorocarbon. I kept getting broken off by some big hybrids so I changed to 12 lb. fluorocarbon. I couldn't get a bite. I changed back to 6 lb. and started catching again.

The last couple of weeks, under the most challenging conditions, I have been using a 5 ft. tapered braid leader with 2.5 ft. of 6 lb. fluorocarbon and catching fish at what seems to be the same rate.

I was always a huge believer that the fish are line shy. As time goes on I am starting to believe it is more about the natural action and sink rate of the line. But I'm still not convinced that the visibility of the line doesn't have something to do with it.

My next test will be to carry 2 separate rods. One with an all fluorocarbon leader and one with the braid leader / fluorocarbon setup to see if my catch rate is affected.

Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13457318 03/02/20 01:51 PM
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I need to truly test it out one day but my grandpa always says "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".



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Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13457756 03/02/20 07:01 PM
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I’ve used 6lb Trilene XL clear for sandies for god knows how long. Never spooked them and I prefer the slow fall of the mono anyways. Never had a line issue with yellow 6lb Mr Crappie either. I have seen the same 8lb clear mono not catch when the 6lb would in real-time more than once in creeks. I’ve always believed it’s a size thing rather than color

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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
I need to truly test it out one day but my grandpa always says "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".


Yep. My setup works well so I feel no need to experiment

Re: Are white bass line shy in the creeks? [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13457809 03/02/20 07:45 PM
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I reiterate, my experience is that they are line shy, particularly in heavily pressured clearer water creeks. A bunch of places I’ve fished you can forget about getting consistently bit on anything but fluorocarbon line, especially when they first show up like they are now.

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You could drag a wounded minnow lure with a rope and they cannot resist it

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Originally Posted by blooper961
You could drag a wounded minnow lure with a rope and they cannot resist it

Interesting considering that these fish aren’t easy to catch when they first show up in feb and March. A lot of the creeks i fish you can even catch them unless you very carefully present a live bait.

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Today I was fishing next to two guys who were using minnow, I caught two very quickly and left. They have only caught two white bass, and they had been there since 7am. I guess they should have used rope.

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You could drag a wounded minnow lure with a rope and they cannot resist it


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Originally Posted by 24x7Fisherman
Today I was fishing next to two guys who were using minnow, I caught two very quickly and left. They have only caught two white bass, and they had been there since 7am. I guess they should have used rope.

Originally Posted by blooper961
You could drag a wounded minnow lure with a rope and they cannot resist it


roflmao roflmao roflmao Literally laughed out loud

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