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09-02-2021 11:19 AM
JDsdogs Retirement!

More time on the water, More time to research bodies of water, More time to really learn my electronics.
09-01-2021 03:06 PM
gbin
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Originally Posted by alanexpup View Post
Technique. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. On all the lakes people have discovered long ago the correct method and technique for the fish you want to catch. I finally asked the resort owner how to do it on this lake, all lakes are different, he explained in detail the correct way to do it. I followed his instructions to the letter and wow, what a difference. The first fish I caught doin it his way I thought was just luck so I did it again and again and again and again. No it was not luck it worked almost everytime. Amazing. Sonar is nice to see what’s going g on down there but you still need the correct technique.
Great point. When I was young I never used to ask the fellows at lakefront bait shops or whatever for their advice on fishing "their" lakes, even used to roll my eyes whenever one of my companions did, but once I started listening to those guys I quickly discovered they were generally passing out some pretty good advice!

Gerry
09-01-2021 12:53 PM
alanexpup
Technique

Technique. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. On all the lakes people have discovered long ago the correct method and technique for the fish you want to catch. I finally asked the resort owner how to do it on this lake, all lakes are different, he explained in detail the correct way to do it. I followed his instructions to the letter and wow, what a difference. The first fish I caught doin it his way I thought was just luck so I did it again and again and again and again. No it was not luck it worked almost everytime. Amazing. Sonar is nice to see what’s going g on down there but you still need the correct technique.
09-01-2021 12:38 PM
Bob/MN LCD sounder with GPS.
08-22-2021 01:03 AM
alanexpup
Improved

Spider wire and sonar!
08-21-2021 10:22 PM
FinmanPoozie
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Originally Posted by Dude on Fish View Post
It's incorrect to say going more often makes you better. You can do something a million times and still suck at it.
Can you name anything where you probably won't get better by keep doing it? (I cannot... everything naturally gets better over time)

Or, can you name anything where someone does it once or rarely & keeps getting better at it? (I cannot)


Happy fishing!!
08-20-2021 10:23 AM
Mazaska Besides the usual answers like electronics and trolling motors etc., I would have to say that my brother and son has forced me to up my game fishing.
08-20-2021 10:18 AM
Jakesdad Upgrading equipment as funds allow. Willing to learn/take advice from other successful fisherman. Learning to not be so serious and have more fun has helped tremendously. Not saying be sloppy but once I quit fishing like it was life or death and just enjoying the day it seems like my success rate went up.
08-18-2021 10:59 PM
FinmanPoozie A divorce!! Gave me all sorts of "me time" to be out on a lake. Took 10 yrs off though to raise my kids & I'm out as much as possible again

Upgrading rods & reels made a really big difference. I set aside old GLoomis GL3s and replaced them with NRXs, NRX+s & GLXs instead for the most part. Even reels became so much lighter over the years- my favorite 11 oz reel is now 5 oz. Just so balanced with using those combinations now. For the occasional buddy who joins, having some good spare rods has helped them also. Gave my brother-in-law a few IMX Pros & he fell in love--- gotta like the trickle effect to others, right?

Even really inexpensive rods became super sensitive compared to before that 10 yr hiatus


Happy fishing!!
08-18-2021 10:26 AM
Buffalo Fishhead
Nailed it

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Originally Posted by Bill Krejca View Post
As I stated earlier, learning the habits/peculiarities/why fish act as they do, etc helps me to fish smarter(?). As a result, the use of improved tackle and other gadgets to take advantage of this increasing knowledge enables the better use of said fish understanding.

Bill

Bill Krejca nailed it. If you understand the target species basic biology, behavioral characteristics and the habitats that they will use during these behaviors you will be much more successful catching the target species.

I see anglers fishing is areas (habitats) that don't hold the fish they are targeting during the time they are fishing that area and they are frustrated because they don't catch fish.

Buffalo Fishhead
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