Guest Posted May 13, 2008 Report Share Posted May 13, 2008 My dad taught me to fan cast an area to find fish when I was little. Basically spacing your casts a couple feet apart starting parallel to the bank on one side working your way around until you cover all the water in front of you. Your casts resemble the shape of a fan. I've changed it a little over the years. Sometimes I start casting quite a bit back from the shore or pool if I'm wading. This keeps from spooking the fish. Also if I'm working a long a shore line I make a cast and move down the bank a couple feet and every once in a while I throw a long cast parallel down shore in the direction I'm headed. You can cover a lot of water quickly this way. I don't cast to the same place twice unless I've had a hit, caught a fish or there's something unique about that one spot. How long should you spend on a spot? With out catching a fish or even after you've caught one. Should you wait for fish to move in or get active or find some other spot. How many different lures /retrieves should you try? Time management, this sounds like work. I guess it depends on a lot of different things how well you know the river. How much you feel like walking. How well your waders fit... One thing I read in the spoonplugging book by Buck Perry is that he never took more than 5 casts with a spoonplug(metel crankbait) and 5 casts with a jump type lure (jig) to check an area. Reading this convinced me to move along a little bit faster and also that if the fish were there and active they'd bite. Phil Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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