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Old 05-09-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
hulkyj61
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Tube n' worm

When you are trolling with a tube and worm and you feel a bite, but you dont think it's on the hook do you keep paddling or do you stop? I tried this last summer and I was having trouble setting the hook or whatever.

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Old 05-09-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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Paddle harder! Chances are you are quick to grab the rod. They are more than likey giving it a whack, just dig in and let the motion of the yak moving thru the water set it. You will know when she is on

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Old 05-10-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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hulk, you will definately know when there is a fish on. A sharp jerk and then the rod returns back is a fish strike but not hooked. a slow steady downward pull is either sea salad or the bottom. Even the smallest fish will cause a commotion on the end. If they miss it keep paddling. If they didn't take the whole worm they will come back for the rest.
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