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How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« on: March 20, 2017, 07:11:13 PM »

Let me clarify a little further on what I mean. How many of you have taken steps to try and adopted utilizing new techniques or baits to increase your skill set as a bank fishing angler?

Since I posed the question, I will use myself as an example. I fish soft plastics often when I bank fish, however you tell me to REALLY slow it down and fish it SLOWLY and I start becoming REALLY uncomfortable. Fishing slow to me is like watching paint dry while someone is running their nails down a chalk board. However... over I time I have learned that slowing down in given situations has its advantages and has yielded me nice fish where I wouldn't have caught them otherwise with other faster techniques I employ.

So with that being said, when was the last time you got uncomfortable?

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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 07:14:23 PM »

Throwing a chatterbait in a small pond. It feels like I am spooking all the fish, even though I know better.

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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 07:46:12 PM »

Throwing an a-rig. Sounds like a fat man belly flopping when it hits the water. Haven't gotten anything on it yet but I'm still trying!
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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 07:51:26 PM »

Throwing big swimbaits, the kasploosh in annoying, like throwing a brick in the water. And the slow retrieve takes an eternity, only to get one bite.

I'd rather drag a C-rig.
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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 08:12:01 PM »

So I don't think there is a "technique" I feel uncomfortable with when bank fishing.
I can fish as slow as molasses or as fast as LMG. Speed isn't an issue either.

But I do get uncomfortable fishing deep water. Because most of my fishing is done shallow if I go to a lake or pond that has some deeper waters I tend to question the technique I am using. I become impatient and tend to change techniques constantly to figure out a bite. Fishing deep means there are no targets to cast to on a visual level.
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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 08:21:20 PM »

I got drunk and woke up in a Wal-Mart parking lot naked. I was pretty uncomfortable.

But seriously, anything that is waaaay slow, and I'm bored. If I'm bored I'm uncomfortable. I was flipping a worm one day. I was trying to fish it slow back to the boat. Then I was just getting pissed off. So I had to flip, bounce, and reel back quick to make the next flip. Funny thing is, I started catching fish like that. Lol.

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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 04:14:49 PM »

I got drunk and woke up in a Wal-Mart parking lot naked. I was pretty uncomfortable.
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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 04:29:40 PM »

I got drunk and woke up in a Wal-Mart parking lot naked. I was pretty uncomfortable.

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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 04:35:32 PM »

I don't know why it is, but in the small ponds I fish I really don't like fishing swimbaits of any kind. It's not the retrieve speed because I can fish as slow or fast as necessary. It's not fear of getting snagged or losing the bait. But if I don't catch a fish within the first five or ten minutes on one then I switch to something else. Probably more of a lack of confidence thing I guess. I will have to try and force myself to throw them more this year and be a little more patient with them.

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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 07:19:05 PM »

I got drunk and woke up in a Wal-Mart parking lot naked. I was pretty uncomfortable.

But seriously, anything that is waaaay slow, and I'm bored. If I'm bored I'm uncomfortable. I was flipping a worm one day. I was trying to fish it slow back to the boat. Then I was just getting pissed off. So I had to flip, bounce, and reel back quick to make the next flip. Funny thing is, I started catching fish like that. Lol.

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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 06:54:54 AM »

I don't know why it is, but in the small ponds I fish I really don't like fishing swimbaits of any kind. It's not the retrieve speed because I can fish as slow or fast as necessary. It's not fear of getting snagged or losing the bait. But if I don't catch a fish within the first five or ten minutes on one then I switch to something else. Probably more of a lack of confidence thing I guess. I will have to try and force myself to throw them more this year and be a little more patient with them.

Good post Lou.  ~c~
Smallie I was the same way with the spinnerbait. I have always had them in my box, and never threw them, the skirt collars will break apart in my box because they were that old and just sit there. Then one day, on an outing, nothing was working, and said to myself what the heck. To my surprise, I started catching fish. After that I continued throwing it with a bit of success until over time they became part of my technique and bait rotation.

Another technique that I recently picked up and dabble with from time to time are jigs. I first started using them with more consistency when I became a member of UB. Talking with Mike Cork for a bit helped me understand the capabilities of this bait and it has helped me catch pretty nice fish over the last few years.

Swimbaits. Never really threw them until I fished a tournament with LMG a couple  years ago. Watching how he fished them allowed me to study the bait and witness how effective they can be.

Point I'm trying to make here is by keeping an open mind on techniques that we would not normally throw  can quickly become a "confidence bait" by utilizing them a bit more.
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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 07:19:21 AM »

Throwing big swimbaits, the kasploosh in annoying, like throwing a brick in the water. And the slow retrieve takes an eternity, only to get one bite.

I'd rather drag a C-rig.

think about getting/tossing the big spro rat... spawn, post spawn..   :-*  go brown.
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Re: How many of you have gotten uncomfortable lately?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 07:53:22 AM »

I have set myself up to be uncomfortable this Season.  I have always been a mostly soft plastics guy.  Used to be a joke with me that if you saw me fishing you could bet I was using a worm or crawdad.  Two Seasons ago I started using a new for me presentation, wacky worms.  I have been very successful with them but they are still soft plastics.
Back in the day I owned one spinning rod and that was used for tubes and a tiny jig for smallmouths.   I am scheduled for a Club Tournament on Saturday and I have set up my two spinning rods.  I have my Custom Tie with a dropshot and my 703SF with a wacky worm.  This will be a Skinny Dipper and a tiny jig to start.  I also set up with a crankbait (Ikari) on my 705CB, a 5/0 hook on my 734 for Doc Irv's BT Bomber and a TR setup on my Skeet Reese.  I am not one to throw crankbaits much but have decided to try them more often this Season.  Notice I am also feeding my soft plastics dependency really well.
Looking forward to having a very productive Season this year.
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