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Old 05-20-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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My Bass Fishing Technique

I'm about to go do some bass fishing using a technique that I've never seen anybody else use. I paddle up to a group of lily pads in my canoe, and quietly slide right into them. I then simply lower a small crappie type jig lure on 4 lb test line over the side and watch it. If I see a bass within reach I move it over in front of him. If he grabs it, I lift him up and net him.

The fish not only are not afraid of the canoe, I even have the impression that they are curious about it.

This has been pretty effective for me. Anybody else seen or tried this?
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Re: My Bass Fishing Technique
Old 05-20-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: My Bass Fishing Technique

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I'm about to go do some bass fishing using a technique that I've never seen anybody else use.* I paddle up to a group of lily pads in my canoe, and quietly slide right into them.*
Do you have an aluminum canoe, or some quieter type? Also, is the lake such that you can put in near your quarry?

When I was a kid we fished mostly in a river, and our technique was a minnow on a light leader under a bobber. Occasionally we'd get a bass or two while seining for the minnows. Our seine was a burlap sack wired between 2 tobacco sticks. Get in waste deep water, and head toward a cul-de-sac. And try to get it over with well before nightfall, if we were spending the night on the river.

I have heard that this same bobber technique with an appropriate bait works well for steelhead too. Keeps your bait off the snags.


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Old 05-20-2005, 11:10 PM   #3
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I have a beat-up kevlar canoe. Only 55 pounds.

I can paddle to the fishing spot in about 12 minutes from where I put the canoe in. That's good, because if I paddle hard, I get to count that as my exercise for the day.

I didn't catch anything today, but I had a big one on the line for a while. Pulled the whole canoe around a bit.

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Interesting...never seen anyone try it. 4 lb seems a bit light for bass, esp with your idea. I would think heavier line, although less sensitive, would be needed to support the weight w/o it breaking the line or allow you to yank the fish out w/o a struggle.
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