Fishing Trips

Color Change + More Trout

Lesson 8

  • Brobich says:

    Hey Devin, i use 14lb florocarbon cause i only can afford one rod right now. I’ll have to invest in another later but my question is…. How drastic is the difference of how many bites you get between the 14lb, 12, and 10lb test florocarbon? Am i killing my trip sticking with the 14?

  • Devin Denman says:

    Excellent question and I am glad you brought this up!

    There are two answers: “yes” and “no”.

    Let me explain.

    1. The “No” Answer

    Ultimately, you will do fine so long as you keep making good presentations and moving away from unproductive water.

    This means getting the bait down in front of the fish (where they expect to see bait) and leave when you don’t catch anything after a set period of time (5 to 15 minutes, depending on circumstances).

    Keep moving and finding fish that will bite.

    Case in point:

    Years ago I pretty much only fished with an Inshore Rig and I caught fish.

    This is because I was always looking for (and finding) Inshore Rig fish.

    Cover enough water and they can be found.

    But what about jig fish, topwater fish, and drop shot fish?

    That leads us to the “yes” answer.

    2. The “Yes” Answer

    There is a theory called “3% Theory”, and it illustrates the idea that small variances in tackle and technique can get 3% more bites.

    Utilize enough of these 3% differences and you’ll be getting something like 12-27% more bites.

    That could mean the difference between 16 trout and 25 trout (a limit).

    Don’t read into this too much, because this theory is overshadowed by A.) Finding fish in the first place and B.) Having the skill to take advantage of the 3% Theory.

    Both come with TOW (Time On Water) but what you have access to here inside LAFB Elite gives you a serious jumpstart in that TOW.

    One rod will get you the experience you want, but one day you may find yourself expanding your tackle and investing in more.

    Hope that all makes sense.

  • Dean Carter says:

    Good stuff D! I like how you present this info. Method to the madness. Makes me want to get out there even more.

  • Devin Denman says:

    Thanks, Dean. Glad you liked it. As an FYI, you (and anybody else) can use code WFF14 to get LAFB Elite free for 14 days. Tight lines!

  • Brobich says:

    Thank you that made alot of sense. I think I may have just seen the light.

  • SpecknRed19 says:

    Devin what was the white lure you changed to ? Thanks and great video !

  • Devin Denman says:

    That’s a Saltwater Assassin Sea Shad in Sugar and Spice.

  • Devin Denman says:

    Excellent, glad it did.

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