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Old 12-25-2020, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nope - Wild Bills not making a bet. Hmm, well maybe I am. Just thinking about wintertime fishing and what I see on the water most every time I go. Here’s a guy who loves lipped jerk baits and he’s catching a few now and then with the bite tuning on and off. The next guy is pitching a jig, moving around all day to make up a box of fish. The next guy is working a popping cork over the flats as it warms up. Y’all see anything like this on the water? When I have time, especially when I’m fishing by myself I like to “Cover the Spread”. I have a lot of gear, but I have three goto set ups that I take almost every time in the winter. A baitcaster with a jig and soft plastic, a baitcaster with an “L” minnow and a spinner with a deep suspending jerk bait. I do the same thing in the spring and summer but throw in a topwater bait. I feel like this gives me options in the entire water column or as I call it “Covering the Spread”. IMHO
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I usually have several rods rigged differently although I haven't touched a popping cork since October. Corks are probably my least favorite way to fish. I will have a couple of rods rigged with jigs, either with different weight or a different sized bait. A rod rigged with a hard bait, usually a Mirrodine rather than a lipped bait and a topwater if I feel the water is still warm enough. I also usually have a weedless presentation ready for a redfish opportunity, and a fly rod.

A buddy and myself used to laugh at some of the boats we saw when we fished in Hopedale a lot. Your typical bay boat with 6-8 rod holders on the console. All of the rods would be rigged the same way. Orange cajun thunder, 2 foot of leader, and a chartreuse beetle, with never a baitcaster in sight.
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Orange cajun thunder, 2 foot of leader, and a chartreuse beetle, with never a baitcaster in sight.
Last year pre-Covid, Jimmy and I watched two gentlemen fishing live shrimp 2’ under poppers while he and I were dragging fish over the sides with jigs in 12’ of water. They never caught a fish and it was cold just like today. Thoughts like this are what prompted my post.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Some minds think alike or is it just climbing up the learning curve , I carry 6 pre rigged rods with me since that's what my skiff has rod holders along the bullworks (sides) don't like the stand up's holders on the sides of the console becacuse you have to lay the rods down to cast . I also are pre rigged to (covering the spread ) but the spread changes with the seaons . The difference between the Joe's and Pro's is there preparation and attention to the smallest detail . As someone who has fished alot of big money tournments , the last thing you want to happen is to get caught flat-footed in any situation that could arise . Being able to switch a pre rigged baits quickly and effectively is the key to winning or losing .
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My brother stopped for gas early one morning going bass fishing and a guy asked him why he had 9 rods. My brother told him that's all he had room for.
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5 rigged spin rods, one fly rod rigged and 2 more rigged in front hatch....2 PVC tubes along gunnels both sides on my lil CapeCraft. Just gotta get in the water...
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My brother stopped for gas early one morning going bass fishing and a guy asked him why he had 9 rods. My brother told him that's all he had room for.
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Got to cover the spread. Plus wild Bill and me never fish the same thing until we have them patterned.
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Old 01-19-2021, 04:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I normally have 6 in my boat. all rigged differently. 2 with corks(1 plastic, 1 setup for live bait), 1 jig head, 1 spinner, 1 top water and 1 more with whatever else I may have in the bag to try.
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