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Now that fall is here, and the bass in my area are starting to hit more on lures, and since I've studied up a bit I've been doing a lot more shore fishing (you can learn more about what I learned here: http://www.vingle.net/posts/502404-5-Bass-Lures-for-Bank-Fishing) Do any of you guys have some tips to help me from getting snagged so often? I've definitely lost almost $40 worth of lipless crankbaits, spinner baits, etc. in the last week. Do lure retrievers work from shore very well? I plan on maybe getting a kayak soon (you have @yakwithalan to thank for that) so I should be able to save my lures easier and won't have to deal with this so often, but until then are there any tips out there for this?
@mcgraffy @dougjohnson @yakwithalan Thanks everyone!! I'll see if these tips help a bit. I thought that i've been moving fast enough but maybe not, and I had no idea you could bend hook tips. Looking into that.
I'd also say bending your hook tips in can help with this a bit; you'll still land your big bites but you won't have to deal with as many hang ups, at least not in my experiences
@fallingwater I'm going to have to agree with @mcgraffy the biggest problem I see people encountering is not keeping their tip up when reeling and when trying to untangle form a snag, if you let it drop and pull chances are you're gonna lodge it in there any deeper!
my two main tips would be to make sure you are moving fast enough and keeping the rod tip up When you are trying to loosen A hang up