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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413197 07/06/22 02:06 PM
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Offshore can be intimating without good chart study, electronics and time on water exploring.


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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413203 07/06/22 02:11 PM
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I just go with whatever my gut says. I figured out you can't force them to do something they aren't doing so I poke around here or there and won't get locked in to anything until I find a good pattern. It's much more enjoyable than trying to force something and wondering why it isn't working. Not that I don't get a whooping time to time but I feel like I'm at a point where if given 3 days on a lake I can find something decent.

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Originally Posted by the skipper
I just go with whatever my gut says. I figured out you can't force them to do something they aren't doing so I poke around here or there and won't get locked in to anything until I find a good pattern. It's much more enjoyable than trying to force something and wondering why it isn't working. Not that I don't get a whooping time to time but I feel like I'm at a point where if given 3 days on a lake I can find something decent.

Me too....after 3 days I have usually found the best ramp to launch at, the nearest mexican food restaurant, the cheapest gas station. Oh right, the fish, na still wont have a freaking clue where they are...


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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: HookaToad] #14413221 07/06/22 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by HookaToad
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I just go with whatever my gut says. I figured out you can't force them to do something they aren't doing so I poke around here or there and won't get locked in to anything until I find a good pattern. It's much more enjoyable than trying to force something and wondering why it isn't working. Not that I don't get a whooping time to time but I feel like I'm at a point where if given 3 days on a lake I can find something decent.

Me too....after 3 days I have usually found the best ramp to launch at, the nearest mexican food restaurant, the cheapest gas station. Oh right, the fish, na still wont have a freaking clue where they are...


Ooof. This hits home hard haha.

Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413232 07/06/22 02:53 PM
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Shallow water junk fishing. Just put the trolling motor down and fish what's in front of me. I don't have the patience just go graphing and looking for fish for very long. I'd rather fish and cover water trying to find them. This time of the year I'll try a little more offshore.

Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413248 07/06/22 03:16 PM
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i always let the fish tell me... but I always start shallow and work my way out, if the shallow bite is on then because that is my wheelhouse I will stay there till it dries up... I have my pet baits on deck, pitching stick is always the first to come out - 3/8 Jig, pistol grip with a 1/4 oz spinnerbait, another pistol grip with a 1/4 or 1/8 oz buzz bait, a cranking rod with a square bill, and a pop'r or small spook, I can junk fish around any cover to see what they are doing...if an hour or two passes with little reaction then its dig in the box for a medium running crank bait and a worm rod and start on the 10+ foot areas, and if that fails pull out the deep crank bait setup and the spoon...if that fails then its time to grab a taco... LOL


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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413264 07/06/22 03:36 PM
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I love both. I tend to catch bigger fish when I find them out deep. Jig fishing is my fav.

Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413318 07/06/22 04:47 PM
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Shallow, mid or deep but I prefer deep!


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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: HookaToad] #14413352 07/06/22 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by HookaToad
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I just go with whatever my gut says. I figured out you can't force them to do something they aren't doing so I poke around here or there and won't get locked in to anything until I find a good pattern. It's much more enjoyable than trying to force something and wondering why it isn't working. Not that I don't get a whooping time to time but I feel like I'm at a point where if given 3 days on a lake I can find something decent.

Me too....after 3 days I have usually found the best ramp to launch at, the nearest mexican food restaurant, the cheapest gas station. Oh right, the fish, na still wont have a freaking clue where they are...

Lol. Sometimes the food is a better idea

Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413377 07/06/22 05:19 PM
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Mostly shallow for me.

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This one came from 4ft on a drop shot.
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Both 11+

Caught a few 10+ in 10-12ft.


Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413402 07/06/22 05:44 PM
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Shallow and would rather catch fish on a buzz bait, spinner bait, weightless fluke or senko, or Texas rig plastic than anything else. I like to junk fish!


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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413621 07/06/22 09:31 PM
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Most of the time - not a very good one................shallow or deep

Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413629 07/06/22 09:47 PM
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I much prefer to fish deep. Big jig, big worm, or C-rig in my hands out on a ledge and I’m just about as happy as can be fishing, with exception of spawn and I’m flipping at a big ole slaunch donkey…..


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Re: What type of fisherman are you? Shallow or Offshore? [Re: Black Dallas] #14413633 07/06/22 09:50 PM
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I used to be strictly just shllow water fisherman but these day more of where ever they are.........


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Originally Posted by the skipper
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Originally Posted by the skipper
I just go with whatever my gut says. I figured out you can't force them to do something they aren't doing so I poke around here or there and won't get locked in to anything until I find a good pattern. It's much more enjoyable than trying to force something and wondering why it isn't working. Not that I don't get a whooping time to time but I feel like I'm at a point where if given 3 days on a lake I can find something decent.

Me too....after 3 days I have usually found the best ramp to launch at, the nearest mexican food restaurant, the cheapest gas station. Oh right, the fish, na still wont have a freaking clue where they are...

Lol. Sometimes the food is a better idea

Fished the SOT this year for the first time; one day only. It got hot around noon and from about 1:30 on I sat in Oak RIdge Restaurant and observed it from the air conditioning.
Getting back in a bass boat has made it a challenge and so far the fish are winning. I wasn't doing so bad fishing out of a jon boat. Just didn't realize it when I had it.


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