Author Topic: Commitment problems! Lol  (Read 478 times)

Offline Wasagabeach

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Commitment problems! Lol
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:16:27 PM »
Hi guys.  Iím hoping for some help here.  Iíve had more pike follow my lure to the boat this year than I have in a long time.  The problem is I usually only get 1 or 2 into the boat for a pic and release.  How do I get these other followers to bite?  Itís usually about 10-12 feet away when I see them.  Thanks

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Offline Mrbeee

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Re: Commitment problems! Lol
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 08:55:34 AM »
I change the speed of retrieve to get them to commit
Most times speed up but other times slow right down and they run right into it

Offline EsoxWanderer

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Re: Commitment problems! Lol
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 11:26:58 PM »
Hi guys.  Iím hoping for some help here.  Iíve had more pike follow my lure to the boat this year than I have in a long time.  The problem is I usually only get 1 or 2 into the boat for a pic and release.  How do I get these other followers to bite?  Itís usually about 10-12 feet away when I see them.  Thanks

Any particular lure that you are using? I was throwing spinners last time I was out and noticed quite a few followers that were not committing. Put on some polarized shades and figure 8. If you see a fish at boat side, keep figure 8-ing until it strikes or swims off. "Mrbeee" has given some good advice as well.

Offline Wasagabeach

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Re: Commitment problems! Lol
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 06:21:26 AM »
Thanks guys I will try different speeds and figure eights. Maybe itís just not my year. Two days ago I was fishing and watched a pike inhale my spinner. It was fully in his mouth! Only the leader was sticking out his mouth. I tried to set the hook and I pulled it straight out of his mouth lol.    Oh well.  At least Iím out there fishing.

Offline BillM

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Re: Commitment problems! Lol
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:17:50 AM »
Follow up baits.   Wacky rig a big 10in sluggo and see what happens.