I read this somewhere. Kinda ridiculous but makes sense.
Lets say you know there's fish under the dock or you miss it the first time. The next time you fish it, tie the boat to the dock. Let everything settle down. Remain quiet for a few minutes. After what feels like an eternity, drop a wacky senko in the space between the dock and the boat. Then hold on!
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Senko, wacky on a Spot Remover.
Heavy tube retrieved like a jerkbait.
C-rigged tubes for brown trout.
Dead stick a Sammy.
Fish a spinnerbait like a jig.
Dropper fly on a floating Rapala.
Treble on the back blade of a spinnerbait.
Instead of a regular jig and craw trailer, try a 10" power worm on the back....
I like fishing the slop
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Fish the American Legend, St. Croix
ive been fishing a tube like a jerkbait for years....and i even know how to make em suspend...and flick shaking is the shit
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Flick shaking is the shit, but the Senko on a Spot Remover is totally different. Just cast it out. Let it settle. Pop it gently, and wait. The thing just sits there, quivering an inch off the bottom. Use a heavy one, though, with a 4" Senko. The Evolution Shake2 jigs work too.
D - what got me thinking was not daytime stuff, I toss fluke-rigged white senkos for smallies - no mystery there. But what about big, fat black tubes at night on weeds or any area you really can't work a chugger or a swimbait?
That's interesting. I'll have to try that this summer.
Biggest rainbow I ever caught (7+) came on off a dock at Candlewood, fishing a white tupe, unweighted, like a soft jerkbait.
Years (decades, now that I think of it) ago, I was fishing the National Federation Championship at Kentucky Lake. Water level was down 30+ feet, and there was precious little cover in the water. so naturally, every little stickup and peice of brush that actually touched the water and was visible along the bank was having trouble going more than about 10 minutes without getting fished. I was no different, and was running around casting at tiny pieces of cover that had been fished too many times already. I thought that a finesse approach would help me get a bite or two from fish that might've resisted standard presentations, so I went to a T-rigged, 4" Mr. Twister Phenom, with a 1/8 oz slip sinker, on 6# line. After hitting 5 or 6 spots with it, without so much as a nudge, In the middle of working it through the branches of a bush, I lost confidence in it, and decided to try something else. I just started reeling the worm in quickly. As soon as it broke the surface, about half-way back to the boat, it got hammered by a bass. Next bush, after three or 4 casts, pulled it out of the cover quickly, and cranked. BAM, happened again. And then again. So I retraced my steps, going back over the 8 or 9 similar spots I'd already fished, and caught a dozen bass, doing the same thing. I had to bounce the worm around in the cover first, then just start cranking like mad. Almost all the hits came within a few feet of the lure breaking the surface. Nothing huge, but I culled out an 11 pound and change limit. Of course the pattern never drew another bite the next two days, and the only other fish I weighed in was a 2-1/2# spotted bass I caught on a Big-O.
Not sure If it is unconventional but I had never fished cranks this way. I was fishing a jerk bait last spring with a jerk jerk pause and I could hear Josh in the back pretty much matching my cadence. After a few minutes Josh has a good fish on and as I net it for him I see he's using a little red shallow runner rather than a jerk. I netted three more fish before I was searching through my box for a little red crank.
Years ago i fished long island a lot . There are a few lakes that have areas that the water goes way back into brush and tall bushes. I used to pitch my jig way back into these areas as far as i could and met with some good results. One day while fishing a lake in montauk I came up to an area that this presentation worked very well . Now the water in this area goes way back I mean at least 40 to 50 yards , I could get maybe 10 yds on a really good pitch through the bushes so i decided to pick up my jig and throw it over everything maybe going 20 yds or so. The bushes in this area can be 10 ft high but i figured the worst that could happen is I could lose a few jigs. Well it worked very well and I caught quite a few fish and lost a lot of jigs . I stoped doing this because I ingured some fish dragging them over the tops of the bushes . But it was fun while it lasted
Get that tin boat back, Mikey. Dontcha miss that big tub? I know I do. We had some good times on that thing....
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Joe I have been thinking about that boat a lot . It is in Georgia on a great res and i do not get down there enough. Some day I will bring it back . I have been asked to sell it by several people and I just can not part with it. We sure had some great times on it . Mike
When fishing around schooling smallies and bait, a lot of times the bite suddenly dies - at least the pods of angry smallies settle down to the bottom.
Fire up the big engine and do a few figure eights through the area. You'll get some funny looks but it's worth it. It sometimes works in getting the bait moving and bass chasing again.
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