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Beginner at bass fishing from a boat

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#16
(01-09-2018, 08:38 PM)BassRoux Wrote: Looks like my new years resolution would be to fish all the dams within 100km from me! Jim if you ever need a friendly person to keep you company on one of these dams please PM me, I would like to crack a cold one and learn some tricks from someone as knowledgeable as you Cool

I might not be the best to learn from, but you're welcome any time. I need to pre-fish witbank sometime soon for the divs in feb. 
Drop me a pm sometime and we can make arrangements to join up for the pre fish session
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#17
Time on the water is the most important thing, the rest mostly develops from there. A senko or a fluke, weighted or weightless is always a good bait regardless of conditions, don't get caught up in colors, if in doubt, go green pumpkin. It's all about how you work your bait. What depth in the water coulomb or on the bottom, twitching, lift and drop or dragging slowly over the bottom, these are all good techniques, and at the end of the day you have to figure out how the fish want it.

*Thanks for the lag JIM - i agree with the color of the bottom theory, especially when water is clear. (and if you want to get a bit more technical, usually i do green\emerald flake in grass, red/orange flake on rock, seems to blend in nicely.)
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#18
Ok, so I'm not smoking my socks then? 

I dont go as far as matching colour flakes to hard or soft surfaces with plastics - maybe I should give it a try sometime...

Thanks Ginger, you've given me food for thought (where's the bloody thumbs up emotie?)

PS: Have you seen that latest drone video of Twk on news24? Scary at 16%. If i were you, I'd be marking that dam on GE big time now that the water level is down. And mapping it of course  Dodgy
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(01-11-2018, 01:58 PM)Jim_From_Zim Wrote: Ok, so I'm not smoking my socks then? 

I dont go as far as matching colour flakes to hard or soft surfaces with plastics - maybe I should give it a try sometime...

Thanks Ginger, you've given me food for thought (where's the bloody thumbs up emotie?)

PS: Have you seen that latest drone video of Twk on news24? Scary at 16%. If i were you, I'd be marking that dam on GE big time now that the water level is down. And mapping it of course  Dodgy

Not so much about hard or soft bottom, more color focused, match the bait to the environment. 

Before i go to that dump id rather drive back to clan.... like i'm doing this weekend Smile

but on a serious note, yes, looking very scary atm... March is going to be interesting to say the least. I'm possibly moving back to the Gardenroute for a couple of months so hopefully i can fish a couple of new dams that side.
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Lekker

Send clan my regards
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#21
One thing I could also add is the skill of boat positioning.
I have learnt this the hard way.
Prop wash spooks fish - especially in clearer water
Approach spots with care.
Fish from further out first before approaching closer.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry Thoreau
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