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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694314 09/08/20 03:18 PM
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If you do get a drift sock be sure and put a float on it so you have half a chance of recovering it when it comes loose .

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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694342 09/08/20 03:44 PM
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Are we drifting sideways with the waves or bow into or following them? I usually point the bow into the wind and hold/control drift with the TM when bass fishing. My catfishing is usually baited holes with bait or juglines.

Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694372 09/08/20 04:06 PM
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I drift out the back 90% of the time when drifting and use my trolling motor to move around and hit my pins where I mark fish. I do drift out the side if the wind is 8-10 mph and were pleasure drifting humps in the summer. Fall patterns are almost here and the fishing is about to get good.


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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694409 09/08/20 04:32 PM
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Thanks!

Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694504 09/08/20 06:10 PM
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El Gato,

Still very much trying to learn this game, but enjoying it! Do you have any tips when you say "Fall Patterns" that you would be willing to share?

Not looking for your secret holes, or GPS (I will be fishing Cedar Creek)... just some general ideas of depths, temperatures, objects, transitions, drops, creeks, etc. for fall patterns.

Thanks!


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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13694622 09/08/20 08:45 PM
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We’re all still learning Ken. There are multiple patterns to fish in the fall. Early fall the fish and bait will migrate north and i find them congregating in mid depth areas in 15-25ft and water is just hitting the 70s. Areas like where a secondary channels intersects the main channel are good areas to look. Fish and bait will hang around these areas waiting for cool rain to flow in from the creeks. After the rains I get up in the muddy water and look shallow but i anchor fish then. If I can’t find em shallow I drop back to the next contour change and look for them there. I look in 5ft, 10ft, 15ft, then 20. I’m not saying my way is the best way but it’s how I learned to locate them and it usually works pretty good. Early fall pattern can be tough and it really pays to have buddies on the water sharing intel. Fish can make huge moves with each weather change and some days i can’t find fish to save my life.

The really good pattern i like to fish is after the lake turns over or mixes and we get a couple of good cold fronts blow through, water will be in the 60s and fishing will get better as the water gets into the 50s. Gizzard Shad will group up good in 20-30 ft around the channel and it’s time to start catching big fish consistently. This pattern usually starts mid to late October and is in full swing by mid November.

There are other good patterns like shallow timber or fishing the cormorant roosts but I rarely fish those patterns unless somebody really wants to splat fish.

I will post some trip reports as the fall patterns kick in and let y’all know where I find them. texas

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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13695067 09/09/20 10:54 AM
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I am going to try some free drifting



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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13695314 09/09/20 02:41 PM
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Thanks El Gato! Some good info there. Looking forward to some cooler weather!

Good luck and tight lines!

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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13695359 09/09/20 03:15 PM
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I'm about to get started doing this. What is y'all's preference for bait while drift fishing?

Re: How to drift fish [Re: quisdraw] #13695367 09/09/20 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by quisdraw
I'm about to get started doing this. What is y'all's preference for bait while drift fishing?


Cut shad, cut bluegill. I always like to have 1 line out with a live bluegill.

Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13695380 09/09/20 03:37 PM
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My shad catching skills are bad.I am going to use perch/bluegill and chicken breast and try free drifting

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Re: How to drift fish [Re: KEGracing] #13697505 09/11/20 01:50 PM
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You want to cut the learning curve down book a trip with Jackie Kennedy if you are fishing Cedar Creek .


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Re: How to drift fish [Re: Im RICK JAMES] #13698904 09/13/20 02:25 AM
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Will be with Mr Kennedy tomorrow, again. Really enjoy learning from him.
Taking my father and youngest son. Going to be a great time.

Take care all.

Ken


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A country boy will survive... but those who cross him?

Cedar Creek personal best:
Blue Cat 31.55 lbs
Hybrid 6.2 lbs
Crappie 2.1 lbs
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