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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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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.

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 May 29, 2016 at 6:29am

You got me thinking Carl maybe I'll change the Blue Fox treble #4 to a bigger bite hook .it hooked three but lost two .Pickerel . They are just so fast right now they are hard to get a good hook set on at times. Plus when the wind puts slack in your line right when your getting the hit or have them on makes it hard to keep them on . Not complaining just trying to figure out how NOT to lose fish .

Comment by John Sheehan on May 28, 2016 at 2:11pm

Glad to have your point of view . Yup hooks and how sharp is a good point .Pun intended .  The treble that caught three fish ,lost the big guy this past Thursday , oh I mean I lost the fish .I thought I had him on and a solid hook set then he ran deep the wind kicked up a breeze and I lost my direct contact with the fish and bink he was off . I agree though I should've sharpened the hooks after three fish on that lure  .

Comment by carl hendrix on May 28, 2016 at 12:50pm

JOHN;; MY OPPINION IS;; THE HOOKS ARE THE CULPRIT !!  TO SMALL OF A HOOK;; TO DULL  OF ONE;; PREVENTS GOOD HOOK SETS !  I KNOW OF NO FISHING REEL;; THAT CAN KEEP UP WITH A RUNNING FISH !  IF A FISH ; HOOKED; COMES STRAIGHT AT YOU; AND YOU  ( BURN THE REEL ) TO CATCH UP TO IT; DO YOU EVER REALLY CATCH UP TO IT ?? A RESOUNDING;; NO ! IS THE ANSWER !  EVEN MY AUTOMATIC FLY REELS;; CANT CATCH UP TO A RUNNING FISH; AND MY AUTO REELS ARE SUPER FAST !  KNOWING YOUR A REALLY GOOD ANGLER;; KNOWING WHAT; AND WHEN TO FIGHT A GREAT FISH;; TO LOOSE ONE;; ;; GOT TO BE THE HOOK ITSELF !!

Comment by John Sheehan on May 28, 2016 at 12:07pm

Welcome Gary! Still thinking about the best fish(Pickerel)  that got off from Thursday last , so decided on mapping my thoughts here .

 

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