|When to Experiment|
|Written by Mike Curreri - Educated Angler Field Staff|
|Thursday, 31 May 2007 09:30|
We do it all the time. The fishing is hot and we put down the standard
bread and butter baits, catch our limits, and head in. It’s easy to do
and it’s easy on gas. But maybe there’s something else we should be
doing instead. When the fishing is fast & furious, it’s really the
best time to try some new techniques. Here’s why.
Periods of fast fishing action allow easy comparisons of standard presentations and new techniques. Say you put down 3 of your “go-to” standards and 3 of something new, even if the new stuff isn’t working; you’re still catching fish on your old stuff. If the new stuff isn’t working well, trying it out during periods of hot fishing allows tuning the presentation with immediate feedback on whether you made an improvement or not.
So next time you’re out on the water banging away on the fish, consider pulling a line or two and putting down something new. You might just learn something.
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