texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
inshorefisherman, anglperrone, QuijasL71, RS1X, Bamawest
115970 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 104,534
hopalong 100,185
Pilothawk 81,268
John175☮ 80,010
Bigbob_FTW 76,321
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,038
Mark Perry 64,080
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,157,403
Posts15,828,112
Members140,970
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Confidence In Baits? #14117392 09/02/21 05:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 409
C
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
C
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 409
I hear and read a lot about having confidence in a bait, and how this is supposed to help you get bit on that bait. I have complete confidence in everything I tie on, or I wouldn't use it, but that doesn't equate to getting bit on everything I tie on. I also hear and read about how when "the bite gets tough" to use this particular bait or technique. Well, why not just start out with the bait or technique? Just curious on everyone's opinions.


"On the 8th day, God created the DALLAS COWBOYS"
" Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me" GEN 27:3
Real men love Jesus, don't wear scarves, pop their gum, or use an umbrella....IMO

<*\\\><
PHIL 4:13
Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14117394 09/02/21 05:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,503
Huckleberry Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,503
This should go about 40 pages



Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14117400 09/02/21 05:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 68
T
TheHaydonSmith Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Sep 2020
Posts: 68
I am a HUGE jig fisherman so I have multiple sizes and colors tied in year round, those are my confidence baits but if they aren’t getting bit I will change….. I also fish drop shot alot and chatterbaits

Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14117497 09/02/21 06:36 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,500
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 13,500
Originally Posted by COWBOYSFAN008
I hear and read a lot about having confidence in a bait, and how this is supposed to help you get bit on that bait. I have complete confidence in everything I tie on, or I wouldn't use it, but that doesn't equate to getting bit on everything I tie on. I also hear and read about how when "the bite gets tough" to use this particular bait or technique. Well, why not just start out with the bait or technique? Just curious on everyone's opinions.

“Let the fish tell ya what they want!” The “confidence bait” comments you hear are just about as stupid as the fish telling what they want.

If you fish a lot, the “confidence bait” should be YOU!

Leave that dock talk to the wannabes.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14117559 09/02/21 07:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 877
D
Dogfish_Jones Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
D
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 877
It really depends on the time of year then the time of day what I feel confident in. Many variables for me to determine what I will be using on those certain times.
An example, I have complete confidence in throwing a red crawdad Rat-L-Trap in February through April but I do not throw it from May to October.
I do have my select lures that I feel catches fish but the reason they got in that lineup was I first used it and did not have confidence in it but thought it might be a good lure. If it helps me catch bass, I keep it, if it bombs out, it goes in my many, many Plano boxes of lures.
I guess I could cull my tackle boxes down from 60+ to maybe 6 if I really noted just what I do fish with. But I am a lure addict.....I need 60+ boxes to make me feel like I might have the right lure...of course not!, but perception is what drives me to do it..over and over again.


2020 Nitro Z20, Mercury 250xp 4 stroke
"Sometimes I have to remind myself that it is called Fishing and not catching"
Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: Dogfish_Jones] #14117656 09/02/21 08:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 39
T
Texasrebel649 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 39
popcorn

Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14117681 09/02/21 08:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,571
Fishinfellow Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,571
"Confidence bait" to me is simply a bait I've caught a bunch of fish on, even if I'm throwing it during an odd time of year or in a location that isn't typical, I'll feel confident in catching something on it because I've caught so many fish on it before. Namely, DD22 or a big worm for example.


Thats my money fish
[Linked Image]
Kris Winhold
Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14118230 09/03/21 01:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 490
ForneySkeeter Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 490
To me, it's a 2-fold equation, confidence in a specific type of bait and color and simplifying. Pretty easy to have 43 colors of baby brush hogs, every walking bait made in every color, 35 frogs, 40 colors and shapes of squarebills. Of that group, I have 3 colors of baby brush hogs, two walking baits, 1 frog, and 2 squarebills that I have confidence in, meaning I KNOW I can catch fish on them consistently in most conditions. After 50 plus years of fishing, I sold and gave away 90% of my tackle in the last year. I stopped buying cool colors that I just knew the fish would love and only throw my confidence baits, period, end of story. I am catching more fish than before and maybe more importantly, I am not spending but 10% of the time I used to spend tying on baits. I am fishing!

I do have boxes with 25 of the same baits in them, but my choices are easy!

Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14118263 09/03/21 01:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 236
B
Butch @Hubbard creek Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 236
I have always liked trying the new stuff but I find that going back to the tried and true works and I have thrown away a lot of $ on the new stuff but I will keep trying the new stuff because every once in a while you find a needle in a haystack.


Nathan Farmer
Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: Dogfish_Jones] #14118348 09/03/21 02:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,741
B
BrandoA Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,741
Originally Posted by Dogfish_Jones
It really depends on the time of year then the time of day what I feel confident in. Many variables for me to determine what I will be using on those certain times.
An example, I have complete confidence in throwing a red crawdad Rat-L-Trap in February through April but I do not throw it from May to October.
I do have my select lures that I feel catches fish but the reason they got in that lineup was I first used it and did not have confidence in it but thought it might be a good lure. If it helps me catch bass, I keep it, if it bombs out, it goes in my many, many Plano boxes of lures.
I guess I could cull my tackle boxes down from 60+ to maybe 6 if I really noted just what I do fish with. But I am a lure addict.....I need 60+ boxes to make me feel like I might have the right lure...of course not!, but perception is what drives me to do it..over and over again.



You and I think a lot alike. From Dec-April everything I throw has red. And red rattletrap is always with me.

Re: Confidence In Baits? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #14120312 09/05/21 10:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 15,449
E
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
E
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 15,449
Originally Posted by COWBOYSFAN008
I hear and read a lot about having confidence in a bait, and how this is supposed to help you get bit on that bait. I have complete confidence in everything I tie on, or I wouldn't use it, but that doesn't equate to getting bit on everything I tie on. Just curious on everyone's opinions.



I have confidence in my ability to catch fish, so all I have to do is experiment with different baits, techniques, and colors to see what I get bit on best that day, then I stick with that.

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