You’re Missing Fish Because Of These 2 Things…

You’re missing fish because of this…

Anglers repeatedly forget to take these TWO things into account on each fishing trip.

Without even knowing it, you’ve already put yourself in a spot to miss fish before throwing a single cast.

Take a look!

You’re Missing Fish Because Of This [VIDEO]

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1. Depth

Depth is beyond critical to your success and should always be in your mind when making a cast.

You can be in the perfect spot filled with fish, but your presentation isn’t in the strike zone.

Simply put, you just won’t catch as many or any fish if your presentation is at the wrong depth.

This is particularly the case when fishing with artificial lures.

Incorrect jigheads or the wrong weights can negatively affect your presentations and force them to sit at the wrong depths.

It is crucial to pick up on the trends and uncover the depth at which those fish are biting.

Similarly, with live bait, a slip float is an excellent way to control your depth and have your bait presented properly.

I usually start out fishing a certain depth and make adjustments higher or lower in the water column depending on the attitudes and behavior of the fish in front of me.

So if you find yourself on the water surrounded by bait with birds overhead and all the signs are there but you still can’t hook into a fish, go ahead and explore all portions of the water column at different depths.

On some days, those fish are simply in another part of the water column.

By covering the entire water column, you put yourself in the best spot to catch more fish and if you don’t hook into anything, you can feel confident moving on to the next spot.

2. Presentation

The first thing to address here is: Are you using the RIGHT presentation??

Well, what are the fish feeding on?

Match the hatch!!!

Once you identify what the fish are feeding on, then it’s all about HOW you present that lure to feeding fish.

Typically, my goal is to retrieve my lures with the current whenever possible.

This creates a very natural presentation and you tend to catch more fish.

If that doesn’t work, you can try the dead drift technique.

Sometimes lures with little to no action drifting in the current will get the most attention.


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After all the work and energy you put into finding a fishing spot and getting out to that spot, you don’t want to just pack up and find another spot to fish.

Be sure to account for depth and overall presentation because ultimately that will determine how successful your trip is.

If you can dial in on these two important factors, then you’re guaranteed to catch more fish.

Are there any other important factors you can think of?

Drop them in the comments below!!

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Evan Jacobs
1 year ago

Good stuff man! 2 of the most important things for sure!

scott jim
1 year ago

Video doesn’t load for me 😩

Michael Kucich
1 year ago

Great video, so true on different techniques. Thank you

Steven Free
1 year ago

I also think fishing a tide when it’s moving the best is very critical for success as well I have found alot of times when the bait or lure is presented perfectly and your fishing the right depth that if the tide isn’t moving strong enough alot of times the fish won’t hit very well either and also sometimes when this happens alot of times only a very short waiting time is needed until the fish start feeding again kinda like when piranhas feed in the amazon jungle if the water isn’t at a certain depth believe it or not you can actually swim with them but it only takes a few inches to trigger a feeding frenzy I saw this on a national geography special on the Amazon it was very interesting as well as frightening thanks for the info and all you do😉👍

Christopher Irvin
1 year ago

Hi, What float length do you recommend? Is the float weighted or unweighted?

Christopher Irvin
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard Thomas


Pat Roll
1 year ago

The speed at which you present makes a world of difference. I find many times they prefer the bait moving slooow, with maybe a twitch here and there. Unbelievable what a difference it makes between catching and just fishing.

James Delle Bovi
1 year ago


What size H and H float are you using as your slip float ?


Jim Keller
1 year ago

When fishing birds working a school of trout and I and catching undersized trout, I slow my retrieve or tie on a heavier head to fish below the school on top where I catch bigger trout or reds and drum looking for an easier meal on the bait the the school misses and fall to the bottom.

Robert Fiorito
1 year ago

Nice report, thanks!!

Robert Stewart
1 year ago

Excellent presentation, Richard. Always a pleasure reading these reminder texts, Thank you.


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