back bouncing

Last Hoorah Before My Next Exam

I’ll be at Sportco on 5/20 for the G Loomis rod trade in event so this was my last fishing trip before my next exam. I’ll be buckling down for the next 12 days!

This weekend we went back to my roots where I fish for springers with globs of eggs, shrimp, sardine, scents, drifting, float fishing, divers, you name it. This is my kind of fishing! Although trolling can be much more effective and you get to see a lot more people catch fish which is why we invest so much time doing that. After all, springer season is about meat in the freezer and doing what it takes to make that happen!

I was pretty pumped to get this little guy to the boat and was perfectly okay with missing a few others. I wasn’t perfectly okay with losing a really nice summer run, but we ended up going 4 for 8 and had plenty of meat in the freezer!

I’m back to the study grind as I cram for my next exam. Wish me luck and I’ll be back on the water memorial day weekend!!


Back Bouncing

Bouncing Around: Backbouncing Basics

Once you hook your first fish back bouncing, you’re sure to be hooked yourself.  Some may be skeptical hearing about it or even trying it for the first time. It seems like a lot of weight and a lot of distraction with a huge cannon ball banging around on the bottom and you may be doubtful that this technique works. Your wrist may get tired and you may be wondering if you’re even fishing correctly. I know these were all things I felt when I was trying out this technique. It was actually several different trips that I tried backbouncing with little success, but a lot of encouragement until I finally understood what was happening along the bottom. Rest assured this extremely effective technique is absolutely deadly if there is a fish around.

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