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Not losing Fish with right Gear and Technique

The thought that made me think of starting this interactive group was losing fish and why it happens . Many reasons I suppose but sometimes the gear itself doesn''t match up to the task and blaming yourself isn't always fair .

  Also lengthy casts are great to cover water but perhaps harder to get a good hookset with that much line out to the fish ,especially with stretch in mono which I use . So figuring a max distance for casting that still is a safe distance from spooking fish but a better more reasonable distance to increase solid hook sets is something to consider . 

   However my wife's explanation as to why people lose fish is;"because their stupid" Ha ha , so lets discuss this and be less stupid friends!

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Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2023

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Preventing Pickerel exit Strategy 6 Replies

The problem is Pickerel like thin profile 2-3"swim baits a LOT and bite through the thin monos and co-polymers  in their cutoff exit strategy. Landing the  hardest fish  to land  that I encounter…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Aug 12, 2022.

Gear Ratios...work in progress 4 Replies

 Here is a list of my Spinning  and Bait casting reels with their gear ratios . I am suspecting lost fish isn't  always my fault , well yeah it is , but maybe because I hooked them with the wrong…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan May 30, 2016.

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Comment by John Sheehan on July 21, 2023 at 6:56am

Got some small UL Gills from shore for a short while today Tooty .Always nice to stay up on what's hitting. 6-7 " Gills pounding 1" Twister Tails on 64th oz jig heads .

Comment by DAVID L EITUTIS on July 20, 2023 at 9:07am

THANKS JOHN..............I  HAVE'T BEEN FISHING IN A COUPLE WEEKS NOW, IT'S BEEN AWFUL HOT HERE ......

Comment by John Sheehan on July 18, 2023 at 5:38am

Welcome Tooty!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 12, 2022 at 5:51am

Welcome McScruff!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 11, 2022 at 2:09pm

Welcome Mikey-D

Comment by John Sheehan on August 11, 2022 at 5:08am

Welcome Jim Cosgrove!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 9, 2022 at 5:31pm

GOOD NEWS ERIC!

Comment by Eric Pierce on August 9, 2022 at 3:58pm

I am John. Almost there. Had some scar tissue from colon surgery get tangled and wrapped up with the small intestine. The surgeons had to free up the intestine then remove a lot of scar tissue, my gal bladder due to a large gal stone and a hernia that I didn't know I had. need to build up some stamina now and I'll be good...Thanks for the well wishes.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 9, 2022 at 10:27am

Heal well Eric ! Glad you're aboard!

Comment by Eric Pierce on August 9, 2022 at 10:12am

Thank you for the add John. Haven't been fishing in a while. I had surgery on my gut and still recovering, but will add what I can, as I can.

 

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