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    Practice fishing in the pool?

    Searching didn't turn up anything, just wonder how many people have ever thought of practicing casting and lure action in the pool?
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    Well, I certainly would not want to practice lure action in a vinyl pool
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    I've done it... vinyl liner. They were "weedless" jigs so very little chance of snagging anything. I wouldn't go throwing a spoon or a lure with bare trebles on it...
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    I've thrown floating crank baits and top water lures in mine. Actually pretty cool seeing them work from so far away. Never got a single bite though
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    Wait until Woody finds this thread. Be ready for a Whopper of a story, but we may not want to know what he's caught in that pool of his.
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    My six year son does it all the time. That's how he learned to cast. We use a small rubber practice bait which has no hooks.
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    I wonder what the neighbors would think if I pulled off the cover and drilled some holes for ice fishing...
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    I wonder what the neighbors would think if I pulled off the cover and drilled some holes for ice fishing...
    I don't know, but I sure hope you let us know!
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    I cut the hooks off of a couple of lures and done it too! lots of fun!
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    I wonder what the neighbors would think if I pulled off the cover and drilled some holes for ice fishing...
    It would be more fun doing it on the neighbor's pool! Go all out! Set up a little plywood shack and get a good fire going in a barrel, have a few frozen fish on a stringer you could pull up out of the water...
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    When I first got a cast net for catching bait, the pool was a great training aid!
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    Re: Practice fishing in the pool?

    I suppose a plaster pool has it's advantages for dealing with hooks. Nice to see I'm not the only one with this idea.
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