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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:52 AM 02/23/17 (CST)
Starting a new thread for this question that came up in another thread.

This one is tough to put in order of importance but I'll take a shot.

1. Spend as much time as you can on the water. Nothing else matters if you don't have the time to explore the lake, practice techniques, and gain experience.

2. Learn about your target species. The more you can learn about your target species the easier it will be to pattern them throughout the year making them easier to catch.

3. Have the right gear. Doesn't mean you need a $500 rod and reel combo but you need to have the right type of gear for the application. When in doubt go with a 6.5' medium action rod with a Shimano 2500 Sedona reel. You can probably get set up for under $100 and its a great versatile set up.

4. Learn and practice various techniques. Some days you need to jig, others drag lindy rigs, other times you need to throw cranks or plastics. There is a time and place for all presentations so the more you can be proficient at the better your odds.

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:24 AM 02/23/17 (CST)
Good tips...
fish dont bite cause of high dollar roda, boat or other fancy gear.. Kyak can get ya to the fish also, lots of fish caught on cheap zebco...
Find were fish are, right place right time, choose lure, presentain, if it dont work try another, lure, just enjoy the day its your time off...


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:47 AM 02/24/17 (CST)
Remember the In Fisherman principals? F+L+P?.

thats what I've subscribed to since In fisherman was created by the Lindners?

Can anyone tell me what the formula stands for?

Non Fisherman...Hope your #5 point comes about!
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:48 AM 02/24/17 (CST)
Fish Location Presentation

However, I do advocate for getting the best gear you can afford. The difference between a $60 reel and a $200 reel is, in fact, quite obvious in build quality and cast-ability; especially when it comes to baitcasters. I find the same with the rods too, mostly in the sensitivity dept, but I fish a lot of soft plastic where that's more of a need. Luckily, most major brand's quality jumps up with their mid-range offerings. Another good option are the big store house combos. For instance, Cabela's are often Daiwa and the BPS (at least they were) made at the same place as Pflueger.

But, as others have said, nothing beats time on the water.




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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:07 PM 02/24/17 (CST)
F L P

pretty much what i typed...
every one knows ya not gonna catch fish unless ya go fishing..
right place right time can reffer to location
just miss spelt presentation...

Biggest tip fish with what ya can aford, 98% dont get payed ya fish...
& enjoy time spent.. When we were kids & elders took us fishing, it was for blue gills, perch, fish that run in schools, bigger fish, northern, walkeye, muskie takes more patients. .


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:04 PM 02/24/17 (CST)
i with draw my Queston


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:23 PM 02/24/17 (CST)
Grumpy, why don't you start a new thread with that rod question. It will get more views. That way we can keep this topic on track and your question will get more relevant answers.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:40 PM 02/24/17 (CST)
was thinking chooseing right rod, light, médium, or heavy action, ta go with crank bait or spinner, might make ya more succesful... maybe not in top 5, then depends on fisherman...


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 03:57 PM 02/24/17 (CST)
In theory every technique and gear choice could be debated as a way of making a fisherman more successful but it doesn't answer the original question in the first post.

Starting a new post also gives us more and different topics to discuss on their own without them getting lost inside a thread that is trying to answer a different question. Just trying to keep everything on topic.


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 05:24 PM 02/25/17 (CST)
My take on equipment is probably to stick with the better quality stuff, but that doesn't mean you can't catch fish on junk. I saw a little 9 year old girl catch a 26" 'eye on a Pink Barbie rod. Her dad was laughing the whole time she horsed it in and commented that he didn't even change the line when he bought it. And I can tell you from having 4 kids, the line they put on those things is junk. Since I had 3 girls, they insisted on Barbie rods when they were young. I at least switched out the line to give them a fighting chance.

Now for me personally, I am more of a sport fisherman and less of a "I gotta fill up the live well" type. All my rods are ultra-lites and I never put more than 6 lb test on them. Why? First reason is because I can actually feel exactly what is going on on the bottom. I know whether I am on rock, sand, mud, etc. Secondly, it gives me great pleasure catching something nice on a very light set-up. I've caught northerns well over 20 lbs on my rigs with no leader to boot. 3rd reason would be when the bite is extremely light... you can feel just about anything. I have several St. Croix rods that are my staples. I always wanted to try out a Loomis but have shied away because the really nice ones are pretty hefty in price. The rods I have run about 125 each and that is still a bit spendy for me.





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