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top water lures,jerk baits, deep divers, jigs spinners, spoons, fly or bait
what is your favorite way to fish?
I personally think there is nothing better than top water on calm day when the water is calm as can be there is alittle ripple from your lure, then BAM the water expludes as that fish busts through it.
My opion whats yours?
 

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I primarily fish for trout. I have used bait, plastics, spoons and spinners but I really enjoy catching them on a fly rod.  I generally catch and release and it?s so much easier to due so using flies. I am no purist though and if conditions dictate I will not hesitate to use other means even though some groups find deviating from their preferred method is barbaric! Whats it to them?  ::)
 

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Bass: spinnerbaits, retrieved fast.
Walleye: curly tail jigs and small spoons.
Trout: 1/2 stick dynamite. (*)
Pike & Musky: Large spoons trolled very fast.
Crappie: small chenille & feather jigs.
Wiper: still haven't figured it out.


(*) I just said that to get the trout fishermen going!
 

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My favorite technique is casting jerkbaits (Husky Jerks, X-Raps, Smithwicks, etc.). Topwaters are really fun too but jerkbaits are a more productive offering most of the time. To be honest I haven't found a way to fish that I didn't enjoy!  ;D  
 

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I love catching Bass on Senko type baits. Although ive never bought the Senko brand. I really like tiki sticks and chomp sticks as well as Yum dingers.

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Any way I can (except dynamite). I'll tell you what you can do w/ that stick of dynamite Walking Eagle ( JK  ;D ). Seriously, there is nothing like being in a mountain lake at sunrise. Mist still rising off the water. Casting out a fly and bobble, and the first break off the early morning silence is a nice brown jumping to take it.
 

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Letting the wind drift my boat around in a lake.This way I can drag stuff on bottom,top or anywhere in between.I can throw lures,fly and bubbles,fly rod,or jig .
 

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Being's as I am confined basically to shore fishing, and I'm sort of a newbie to it I don't know a lot about the leurs and top water fishing. I just fish the way i was taught when i was a kid, and thats with a baited hook, toss it out and sit back and wait. Patience is a key to it, which i seem to have a lot of that, and it does pay off.
 

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Gotta be casting or flyfishing from and anchored or slowly drifting boat as the sun is going down...

On the other hand, trolling on a cold morning bright and early with a cup of hot coffee isn't too bad, either.

Then there is always wading in a Colorado stream throwing dry flies to rising fish near a deep pool.

OK, I give up. I can't decide.
 

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I second trolling. I also really like spooning vertically for walleye! Don't ask me why? But i do. I also love throwing spinnerbaits and Senko's for bass.
 

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Fishing big rivers for trout with rapalas, little rivers are okay but big water is what I enjoy. Ice fishing and beer drinking ranks high on my list also. Still water love to troll
 

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Slip bobbers for crappies

Rooster tails for white bass

Finesse tactics for largemouths

Top water wipers

Buzz-flirting for women... Oops... :p
 

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I have no favorite way to fish, if I have a wet line I'm having fun, if I'm landing fish I'm having a blast. I like to fish for bass but will fish for trout any day and enjoy reclining back in a chair catfishing, and tossing a fly at a big brown hiding under a rock cliff is always a blast. Basically I enjoy fishing no matter what type.
 

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Trout: bouncing nightcrawlers or using curly tail jigs in a river. Flies are cool but I have too much success with nightcrawlers and curly tails to get into flyfishing. Maybe in a few years. (although in a high mountain lake I love to use pistol petes and small mosquitos if there is a hatch going) If the trout are taking flies in a lake I won't hesitate to switch provided I have the correct pattern.
Bass: senkos and zoom superflukes. I like rigging both texas style, although a senko rigged wacky works wonders. In the evening, I switch to a big bass popper.
Panfish: smaller senkos and flies like pistol petes or dragon fly pattern.
Pike: I like using a spinnerbait or a big curly tail (7"). A huge streamer is always on option as well if the pike are finicky.
 
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So far my best is drifting or trolling , I can go anywhere on the lake I want at anytime .I see that that are alot of other ways to enjoy this sport so maybe my favorite way will be changing this year
 

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Feet on the ground, exploring, throwing tube jigs. Experiencing the shoreline & water. Traveling light with spare spool and extra heads & tubes in a small waist pack. Folded up plastic grocery bag in pocket for possible keeper(s), but harvesting for food would be a separate trip.

I use scented tube jigs of different sizes exclusively for all species except bass in cover where T-rigged solid body plastics are more efficient.
 
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