How do you tell the difference between weeds and a bite?

Sometimes I feel a tug and I reel it in and I get weeds. Other times I feel I tug and think it's weeds so I don't reel it in so maybe it was a fish. I can't ever tell the difference. Could someone please help!

Posted by Luc Chown Expert Member created over 7 years ago - last updated over 7 years ago
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john Meatstick

the diference is one is a fish and the other is a plant. it takes expeirence.

Posted by john Meatstick Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Felipe Micklon

if its a moving bait with open hooks you will know when youve got a fish. if you are fishing the bottom watch youre line for movement or first tug is the fish sucking it in second tug is the fish turning away. if you feel a tug bring up most of your slack and watch your line if it moves or tugs again set the hook. you have to be paying close attention. always watch your line or your lure!keep going you'll get the feel sooner or later.     FISH ON!!!

Posted by Felipe Micklon Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

100% agree with felipe on this one,  come on alex it was a legit question why you got to be like that man everybody is not a pro......;)

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

john Meatstick

well  i answered the question, right?

Posted by john Meatstick Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

What about small fish for example, bluegills or crappies?

Posted by Luc Chown Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

john Meatstick

when your bobber goes under.

Posted by john Meatstick Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Brandon Mabrey

what are you using to catch your crappies and bluegills,   jigs or crickets worms etc....if your using a hook and bobber Alex nailed it on this one lol, but if your using a jig its a little different , if your just reeling the jig in slowly you will feel the fish grab your jig and run but if your jigging it up and down crappie usually grab your jig on the fall so you will see your line get limp like there is no weight on your jig at all then you just set the hook ,  Or he will hit it when your jiggin it up then refer back to the steps of setting the hook if you were just reeling it in I hope this helps

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Will it still sink not watied?

Posted by Luc Chown Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

john Meatstick

yeah, u need a lead head though.

Posted by john Meatstick Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Felipe Micklon

the question was how do you tell the difference not what's the difference. so your answer was incorrect..........but  it was funny as hell to me lol!

Posted by Felipe Micklon Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Mike MacNeil

if you think you have a bite, sit still for a second. if nothing happens start reeling slowly. if you have a fish on the line, he'll start to run, then set the hook. works for me. i can thank my grandfather for that.

Posted by Mike MacNeil over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Josh Thompson

crappie during spawning will try to get the jig or bait out the nest cause they think its a preadetor so they will grab it and when they do they will run it to the edge of the nest and spit it out so when they do that they will stay on the same level so your bobber will lay flat on the water and might run across it a bit but thats when you jerk  but during spawning you see a bite and its been under for 2 minutes jerk or if its running on the water like crazy and keeps bobbing up and down it might be your minnow if your using minnows well thats just what my dad and uncle taught me so yea glad to help lol

Posted by Josh Thompson over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

James Buonanno

uh this is a tough one but i think one swims and the other just sits in dirt ;)

Posted by James Buonanno Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

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