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How Do The Pros Do It?

  • Know The Temps
    Every fish species has a preferred temperature range at which they feed and thrive at. For example, (50–55F) or (10-13C) degree water temperature is great for Trout fishing. By no means does that equal catching, but it can help you keep your lures/baits in the effective water column. A Fish Hawk Thermometer will tell you temp changes for every 5 feet of depth. If you start and end your day with a temperature measurement, you may key in on patterns to why fished moved to a different depth/area during the day.
  • Vary Your Speed & Direction
    It is well known that fish do not swim at one speed, or in one direction. If you change your throttle or retrieving speed, your catching will improve. Making S-pattern turns across contours, ledges, and structure will help find fish. It also will make inside, and outside lures change speed, (outside lure will speed up and rise, inside lure will slow down and fall). Another great way to drive the strike!
  • Don't Leave Fish, To Find Fish
    Sometimes I do find myself catching wonderful fish, and thinking "where else can I find them"? or "where can I find bigger fish"? This is a risky thought going forward. If you are on fish, the smartest thing to do is stay on the fish. Especially if the species you are after is a schooling fish. There are times when you have to take a risk and try to size up in a different location. Just recognize that many gamblers lose.
  • Don't Get Comfortable
    A common response I hear at the dock is, "fish were not biting today, I hooked some weeds and that was it". or "I trolled for 4 hours, and when I pulled it my line it was snagged/fouled, I was not fishing the entire time". It is reely hard to catch fish with a snag, or fouled presentation. At times sportsmen will set their gear, and never check it again. I get it, checking gear is work, and fishing should be a nice relaxing day. Well, I don't let relaxation get in the way of being a productive fisherman. My rule is checking every line that has not caught a fish in 45 minutes. Plus, an additional rule to never check more than one rod at a time. Hypothetically, you are trolling with 4 rods, after no fish strike any rods, it is time to check bait, and possibly change gear. you pull one rod, and reset it, pull the next and re-set it. Until all the rods are checked, cleared, and back in the water. During your check if the lures were fouled, or had weeds, then possibly clear them and reset them. But if nothing is damaged, fouled, or snagged, you need to decide to change gear, or change locations. Whatever you do, Do Not Be Complacent!!! Doing the same thing, and expecting a different result is insanity.
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