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Old 02-07-2009, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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While searching for something I came across a 2006 thread of fishing tips.
https://www.coloradofisherman.com/for...?topic=11737.0

It seems like a good time to revive it, so here we go......

Please Post your Soft Water Fishing tips here.
(Someone else can start the Hard Water tips thread.)


1. When Kokanee fishing, ALWAYS tip your lures with White Shoepeg Corn.
(Yes, it does matter what kind of corn. No, I don't know how the fish know the difference) Split it up and put it in plastic baggies so that a whole can of corn isn't sitting in the sun all day long - it doesn't work as well when it dries out.

2. Preparation H is a fish attractant (it contains Cod Liver Oil).
(I don't know if it's better than WD-40 or not; I don't use either one)

3. A small piece of plastic worm threaded on the line above a jig will sometimes draw attention to your lure, and increase the number of bites.

4. Change the monofilament line on your reels at least once a year. (more often if you fish alot) The line degrades with age; it is terrible to lose the fish of a lifetime due to old line.

5. In a pinch a worm blower can be used to add hydraulic fluid to an I/O trim unit.

6. If the gearlube in the lower unit smells burnt, then change it ASAP.

7. If you have a swing tongue boat trailer, take a piece of heater hose or garden hose about a foot long, slit it lengthwise and put it over the wires where they pass thru the hinge. It will prevent the wires from being pinched.

8. Put a piece of reflective tape on your boat fenders so that you can easily see how far into the water the trailer is at night when you back down the ramp.

9. Fish where you see fish (or at least baitfish) on your fishfinder.
[Fish the fish, don't fish the spot]


OK Colorado Fishermen, take it from here.

I CHALLENGE EVERYONE THAT READS THIS THREAD TO POST AT LEAST ONE TIP.


Tight Lines,
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I CHALLENGE EVERYONE THAT READS THIS THREAD TO POST AT LEAST ONE TIP.
I've found that on cloudy days, gold blades on spinnerbaits work better than chrome ones.
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Check your line for wear/frays and your knot after each fish!
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When fishing from the bank, don't assume you have to cast as far as you can....sometimes you don't.

Run you fingers along your line and feel for rough spots before you go fishing. They are a sign of damage and therefore, weakness.
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The human shadow will spook a fish faster than hitting it in the head with a 1 oz spinnerbait. Be aware of the sun's position in the sky and fish accordingly.
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Take a kid fishing, they are the future of our sport.

(If they have never fished before, then don't plan on fishing much yourself.)


Thanks guys, Keep those tips coming.

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Always make sure and wet your knot before clinching it tight. The friction of a pulling not can damage the line and sometimes snap it right off.
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[quote=onefishinfool ]
When fishing from the bank, don't assume you have to cast as far as you can....sometimes you don't.

1. if your feet are wet, you are standing where you should be fishing. we all cast as close to shore as we can when in a boat, but wade in and cast out far when fishing from shore.

2. fish see contrast the best as it gets dark, so fish darker lures in fading light. comes from throwing dark dry flies at dusk.

3. if you get a hook buried in yourself. wrap some line around where the hook meets your skin. push down on the back of the hook and jerk the line. hook pops right out.
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Check your hook point on your thumbnail. If it won't stick on both sides and the top it can cost you a fish or two.
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When shore fishing for bass, start by fishing parallel to shore and work in a fan pattern from left to right.
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