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What are some basic tips that virtually every seasoned fisherman know but new guys might not know yet. For instance, throw watermelon red or green pumpkin plastics, and phrases such as "wind from the east, fishing is least, wind from the west, fishing is best". Whether true or not, what are common phrases or tidbits of knowledge associated with this sport we all love?

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when all else fails spring into a mad dash and riffle through every single lure combo and use it whilst running around the lake trying every piece of cover and structure you can untill something works :lol: While were on the topics how long do you guys usually stick with a lure/technique before hanging it up and switching around? :popcorn::popcorn:

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when all else fails spring into a mad dash and riffle through every single lure combo and use it whilst running around the lake trying every piece of cover and structure you can untill something works laugh.gif While were on the topics how long do you guys usually stick with a lure/technique before hanging it up and switching around? popcorn.gifpopcorn.gif

i like to work one spot and if i get 1 bite i'll stay there for hours telling myself "just one more cast"

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If the cows are standing up, the fish are biting.

If you feel something then set the hook. Fish don't have hands.

Fishing is better late or at night because they don't have eye lids.

Momma, I would never tell snoot to say such a thing. You let him have it. :wavesmile:

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I know there's got to be more than what we've got so far. Heck, I'm fairly new to the sport in comparison to most of y'all, and I could probably come up with at least 5 "need to knows". It doesn't have to be a Bill Dance show type answer :P This topic could be a valuable resource if everyone threw out a suggestion or two. I don't want GPS coordinates to your honey holes, just a little bit of help for some fresh meat. Thanks fellas.

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Patience & persistance. Dont give up, but dont get hung up on the same old spot/routine. Move around, change things up.When you do get bit, take note of what, where & how you were fishing. Then see what else applies to that. Let the fish tell you what they want. For example, say you are fishing a plastic worm, not getting any bites, but several times you notice fish follow your bait to the boat when you reel it in. Maybe its time to change to something more active, like a crank or spinnerbait. Always fish banks with the wind blowing into them, it pushes the minnows up shallow & the fish follow.

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I know there's got to be more than what we've got so far. Heck, I'm fairly new to the sport in comparison to most of y'all, and I could probably come up with at least 5 "need to knows". It doesn't have to be a Bill Dance show type answer tongue.gif This topic could be a valuable resource if everyone threw out a suggestion or two. I don't want GPS coordinates to your honey holes, just a little bit of help for some fresh meat. Thanks fellas.

look for different structure like a bank that gently slopes and then becomes steeper or changes from mud to rock to gravel. any odd feature on the bank, a slight indentation or protrusion. dont't avoid rocks or trees because you may get hung. find baits you can fish and actually bump that structure without getting hung every time and you will catch more fish. i like to fish rocks and boulders a lot so i plan on loosing some tackle before i go.

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I know there's got to be more than what we've got so far. Heck, I'm fairly new to the sport in comparison to most of y'all, and I could probably come up with at least 5 "need to knows". It doesn't have to be a Bill Dance show type answer :P This topic could be a valuable resource if everyone threw out a suggestion or two. I don't want GPS coordinates to your honey holes, just a little bit of help for some fresh meat. Thanks fellas.

#1 dont listen to Bill Dance lol. dont ever give up and dont be afraid to stray away from the norm. When i first started i got set on one bait and always throw it. I wasted a lot of time in doin this. Before you go out think about what the season is and have the baits tied on that fit that season and the weather for that day. You can adjust once you get on the water and get a feel for what the fish are wanting.

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#1 dont listen to Bill Dance lol. dont ever give up and dont be afraid to stray away from the norm. When i first started i got set on one bait and always throw it. I wasted a lot of time in doin this. Before you go out think about what the season is and have the baits tied on that fit that season and the weather for that day. You can adjust once you get on the water and get a feel for what the fish are wanting.

Ah, I see you have taken very good mental notes. You learn very well grasshoppa :cheers:

I'm so proud *insert tear smiley here*

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