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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 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.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 9, 2022 at 10:00am

Welcome Eric Pierce! Look forward to your helpful input and experiences!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 9, 2022 at 9:09am

This year I lost a jumping Bass that both brother Greg and I estimated at 6# , I had previously lost a fish under the boat that pulled loose after diving under the boat . I should have checked the line for nicks and retied .What I think happened is ; the line rubbed along the sharp edges of the bottom of the Aluminum boat and frayed my line about 10 feet above my hooked bait as that is where the "6 pounder" broke off . The fish were hitting so well that day I let my impatience get the better of me . Lesson learned I HOPE ! 

Comment by John Sheehan on February 23, 2021 at 11:41am

Lost a fish pulling the transducer out of the ice hole .My jerky movement knocked the fish off .Minutes later caught a Perch through same hole and didn't make the same mistake.

 

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