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How many casts will you give a spot before you decide to move on? Im kinda impacient with fishing, and I move around a lot. Shou

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    When I fish largemouth on a summer/early fall pattern, I rarely anchor unless river fishing. A good trolling motor is absolutely essential, as is a drift sock. Use a noisy spinner bait, surface popper, or rattle bait to find fish, all of which can be easily used from a moving boat. Move but move slowly and with purpose..remember you are in effect hunting for fish. When you find a spot to set up on, use the trolling motor to control position. It's not a specific number of casts that determines your catch rate, but knowing how to adjust for different conditions, like cold fronts, dog days, wind, and different light conditions. Also, any time spent learning about the body of water you are on is like gold, and will pay off no matter what species you are fishing. The best fishing tackle you can use is your head.

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      I don't leave a spot until I have completely covered the water column with different casts. I use a fan pattern and try to cover the area in detail, I also will use several different lures to cover the top water bite, the mid level bite, and the deep water bite.

      You may not need to cover all three columns if you are fishing shallow water just take your time and give it a chance.

      I have stayed in one area for 50 casts or more and not had any action until the 50th cast, but sometimes that big one is just waiting around and finally they will get frustated enough to hit.

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