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If you like to drift fish and have some tips and tricks to share, this is the place. Once we get into warmer weather and the Gills move to deeper water is when the fishing really gets good if you are a drifter.

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Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2021

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Some ideas on Drift fishing

Started by John Sheehan May 15, 2016.

Can't wait... 2 Replies

Started by Jeff Hayford. Last reply by Bruce Condello Aug 7, 2009.

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Comment by John Sheehan on April 26, 2021 at 9:52am

A Drift sock has helped me on many a windy day . Particularly good using one in cold water periods or when the fish are neutral or inactive .The sock slows the drift down and you can fish slower .Many times the fish cant resist an easy meal presented slow .They dont have to work as hard. The " Energy expenditure " principle.

Comment by Terry Marker on April 25, 2021 at 7:56pm

Looking forward to learning more about drift fishing. Especially how to do it on a Pontoon.

Comment by Marvin Morgan on July 12, 2017 at 9:08pm

THIS "DRIFTING" IDEA REALLY APPEALS TO ME, AND I SURE AM LOOKING FWD TO LEARNING A LOT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU FELLAS GO ABOUT THIS.  CANT GET OVER HOW INFORMATIVE THIS SITE AND FELLAS ON HERE ARE!!  NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME THE IDEAS THAT EVERYONE IS ALWAYS SO WILLING TO SHARE.  LOOKING FWD. TO START "LEARNING" GUYS!!

Comment by John Sheehan on May 15, 2016 at 6:05am

Thanks for this group 2LBgill !

Comment by Bob Davis on July 31, 2009 at 10:36am
Don, Thanks for the invite. Summer drifting is my specialty as well but still want to add the spoonin' thing to my forta soon. Finding the right kind of rod holder is very difficult and most into it end up doing exactly what you did, made your own! (Is that an Alumicraft shown?) You need something that places the rod where you want it, BUT can remove it quickly without a lot of the BS you usually have to go through with commercial holders. Will enclose a pix of what I use on my pontoon (for me at the captain's chair) once I get them downloaded. I've sent 2 rod/reel combos to the bottom of Rock Lake due to the savagery of a blue gills strike when drifting and not paying close enough attention in my lifetime. Another great group started here and am proud to be a part of it. Sincerely, Bob
 

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