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Old 10-06-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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i've got the original doa but not for sure when and how to use it.Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I'm also wondering is there any reds,flatties or speckled trout near the 331 bridge?
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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DOAs ... SLOW retrieve, the SLOWER! otherwise under a popping cork and pop it hard enough for the DOA to "lift" every 10 seconds or so.

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very correct lol
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DOAs ... SLOW retrieve, the SLOWER! otherwise under a popping cork and pop it hard enough for the DOA to "lift" every 10 seconds or so.

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There's also a good video on youtube about how to re-rig them where the tail faces forward. This way you can cast them under docks and they look more realistic during retrieve as they'll be swimming away from fish like they would in real life.
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i've got the original doa but not for sure when and how to use it.Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I'm also wondering is there any reds,flatties or speckled trout near the 331 bridge?
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i dont think it got covered but just in case, work it slowwwwwwwlllllyyyyy
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They are telling you to fish DOAs WAAAYYYY TOOOOO FAAASSTTT!!!

You need to fish the slow. Period.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:47 PM   #8
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Just to explain, shrimp creep forward through the water swimming with their little legs. It truly is a slow crawl. They SHOOT backwards by flipping their tail.

So a natural look is a steady SLOW retrieve over the grass flats, sand edges and around docks.

If the water is dirty a popping cork helps getting the fish's attention.

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Unless the bite is hot, I like to cast it and let it settle and wait a couple minutes before beginning a very slow (half a turn each time) twitch and reel so it just hops off the bottom. This is for daylight and in pretty shallow waters... I never really tried them much in deep water. For night work around pilings and lighting, I do as the above posters...

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Old 10-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #10
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is it best to use them during the daylight hours? And also when fishing around the lighted docks don't you want to be about 30 yards away from the dock, sit there to let things calm down and then start casting up towards the lights.
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