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Tournament Fishing - Fishinpedia / Re: 6th,6th,&25th
« Last post by lipripper on Yesterday at 01:59:20 PM »
Joe thanks for your report on how your tournaments went. 
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by lipripper on Yesterday at 01:54:40 PM »
Afternoon everyone and sorry I haven't been around much lately but I've been away on a Crappie fishing vacation and wasn't on my computer very much but I'm back home now and should be able to stop by more often. Hope every one has a great day and be safe out there.
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by bassmedic46 on May 24, 2018, 09:12:52 AM »
Good morning everyone, looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. I hope everyone has a great day and tight lines to those on the water.
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: I'm Around but Side Tracked at Moment
« Last post by bassmedic46 on May 23, 2018, 10:15:16 AM »
Good morning everyone, looks like it’s going to be a good day. I hope everyone has a great day and tight lines to those on the water.
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by iamski on May 22, 2018, 10:17:33 AM »
 :D Mornin. Might be some showers after noon today. Going to be a better day tomorrow. It's my Tournament Wednesday. 
Then some fun fishing this weekend with grand children on my Birthday weekend. Great way to spend it.
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by bassmedic46 on May 21, 2018, 12:32:23 PM »
Good afternoon everyone,beautiful day out. I hope everyone has a great day and tight lines to those on the water 
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by iamski on May 21, 2018, 08:38:41 AM »
Mornin and hope you have an awesome start to the week and do be safe. It's a nice sunny day here and the week looks good too. I see our group is shrinking in size in the mornings. Hope we can get back to our normal size soon.
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by bassmedic46 on May 20, 2018, 12:26:04 PM »
Good Morning everyone, looks like its going to be a humid rainy day. I hope everyone has a great day and tight lines to those on the water.
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The Fishinpedia Club House / Re: Good Morning All! :)
« Last post by iamski on May 20, 2018, 08:51:01 AM »
Mornin all and hope you have an awesome day, do be safe. Had some rain yesterday and it was a cool day. Now today it's rain again with warmer temps. 
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The bass don't read magazines, messageboards, or watch fishing tv shows and instructional you tube videos.  I don't know how many times over the years this has been proven to me.  Personal experimentation and experience is your #1 resource, everything else is just a guideline.

With that said, those other resources (including UB) are wonderful because you get to see other's experimentation and experience, and you can also get tons of ideas to expand your own.

I'm just trying to reinforce what others have said, that there is no wrong way if it's working.  A lot of the latest greatest lures and techniques came about because somebody was using an existing bait/method "the wrong way".   

 ~c~

It would be nice if bass recognized our lures - especially soft plastics. They react or they don't and whether T rigged or Texposed matters not if the lure is fished wrong (IE presentation). There's a lot to be said regarding presentation and some lures can be fished different ways on different rigs. Certain soft plastic designs can be fished horizontally or vertically - one is in contact with the bottom, the other rarely touches bottom. Either can be fished slowly or faster - but never too fast because fish have to sense the lure long before it expends the energy to attack it.

Too much is attributed to fish IQ which is zero in human terms. Regardless of the rig you're using, ya think a fish ponders it and rejects a lure because of a rig type? Bass and all other fish (except the lowly carp) are sense machines! Once they feel and see a lure, it's just a matter of making the fish an offer it can't refuse. 

Lure size can be a huge strike or no-strike factor, more so than the rigging of a lure. Fish are bullies that seem to have the need to overpower a moving object - whether animal or lure. If a prey animal, it eats it if it doesn't have to chase it to far; better yet if it's stationary. But if an object (lure) stimulates its senses long enough and becomes a major pain-in-the-caudal fin lo (IE the lateral line), fish tend to want whatever is irritating it to stop and does so with their mouths - the only substitute they have sans hands. In a sense, it's scratching an itch.

A combination of lure factors tops rigging most times and part of that combo is lure size (girth and length), action, color(maybe) and shape (which most times determines lure action and presentation possibilities).

A little imagination and an open mind on the anglers part can make all the difference when it comes to what lures are used and how they are used. There is no wrong way to fish lures unless certain ways never or rarely get strikes. Time and 1000 casts tell all.

Sorry for the long rant, but at my age and having caught fish on many lures many ways, I can say with absolute certainty that the best way to not catch bass it to limit oneself by not discovering for oneself what works, when and where it works. Videos and magazine articles offer possibilities base on another's opinion. Nothing is carved in stone.
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