11-13-2014, 11:16 AM
Re: Help?!?! Private Stocked Water With Fed Fish
Years ago, I had a caretaker position, on a pay-to-play lake.
After a while the bite would slow....
Mainly because all the guys wanted to fish a dry. (Why is that?)
After a while the fish get tired of being stuck when rising.....(warming surface temps too....)
I believe that's called negative re-enforcement.....a bit like calling your dog, and slapping him when he comes.......
Every other guy wanted to fish a hopper, or an ant, or a Calibeatis dry.
I always say, watch closely, what everyone is doing, then don't do that.
Now I believe in taking the game to the fish, and this is where I learned it.
Fish under a dry, a bobber (with a short-to-long drop), or sink tip it with a streamer, and vary your retrieve.
Also, don't fish when everyone else fishes, they learn our schedules...
Try putting some sneak on as well...don't stroll to the water.
Last edited by Bigfly; 11-13-2014 at 01:54 PM.