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#21 – Practicing Persistence, The One Lure Method

By Charles Waldorf, Commercial and Editorial Photographer from Buffalo, NY

I believe, confidence in a particular lure/style of fishing, plays a big part in being a successful angler. So over the past few years I’ve made it my goal to “learn” one or two lures a summer. There will be many days, when you go out with only one lure and you will strike out, as a matter of fact it might happen a lot. However, some days you go out and slam them. I don’t choose my lures willy nilly, there are a lot of resources now that share tips on seasonal patterns that work the best. I signed up for a tournament, as a co-angler, on Chautauqua Lake. I got whooped. If I remember correctly I caught 1 short fish. My boater was flipping jigs in the grass and whacking them. From that point forward I started my 1 lure only plan. I would fill a box with only one style of baits, even if I knew people were catching them right next to me on Senkos, I’d stick to my one bait. I keep a notebook full of notes on the weather, the wind, the sun, if it has rained recently… so on and so forth. Recently I started to learn a swim jig. There are many resources with great tips on how to fish these baits. The first few times I went out I would fish them like a flipping jig, but a little faster, in a somewhat hopping fashion without it hitting the bottom. Then I read an article on fishing them as fast as you could. Recently the stars aligned and while burning an All-Terran Tackle Swim Jig w/Bass Pro Shops Speed Shad as a trailer, over some grass on the shoreline of Lake Erie, I whacked them.

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Charles Waldorf, Commercial and Editorial Photographer in Buffalo, NY. With aspirations of working with creatives in the outdoor world to create compelling images to be used in Editorial Spreads, Marketing Materials and any other collateral where high quality professional imagery is needed.

Email: Charles.Waldorf@Gmail.com
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