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    Quote Originally Posted by jjue1979 View Post
    I've used FFS for only 1 year so far, and I've still gone home with an empty livewell a few times because the fish simply wouldn't bite--it is still amazing to watch a fish look at a jig and then swim away. I still didn't catch any limits this year, although the time to setup and figure out what the fish wanted to bite did get reduced because I was able to see what is happening below the water in real time. Additionally, I still mostly spider rig (w/ jigs) or long line troll (w/ crankbaits), so it's not like I'm going to a spot and singling out 2-3lb crappie exclusively.
    My very first fish caught with FFS was a nice slab I caught while spider rigging. It was so cool to watch it turn on a dime and snag my bait!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    I'm not a hater just preach Crappie Anglers should know or learn how to fish before playing the video game. Take the game away and they go hungry. The few I know around here with FFS are no threat to the Crappie population because they use it. In fact I have never seem any of them with a legal limit of fish caught by themselves. I have it on every boat I own but rarely use it. Like the bait the fish want to bite, better to have it in the boat already is my .
    Here it is more about presentation than bait or color . If you can put it on their nose most can't turn it down .
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    Quote Originally Posted by slabbandit View Post
    My very first fish caught with FFS was a nice slab I caught while spider rigging. It was so cool to watch it turn on a dime and snag my bait!


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    Yeah, learning presentation is a key that I picked up on when I first started using Livescope. It is also interesting watching the fish reject one color combo during part of the day and then come back to it later and start rejecting the combo that was working earlier.


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    It'll be interesting to see if we each have the same views in 5 years as we do today about it.

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    FFS allows you to catch more fish, but it is still up to you whether or not to keep said fish. If you can afford FFS, I doubt that you are needing a mess of fish to keep your family fed!
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    I personally don't care how many I catch. If I am having a good day I'll hang on to enough for a meal because I like eating them. I like the surprise of the tug on the hook when I find a fish after wondering if they are there or not. If I was able to watch the fish actually come to my lure and either take it or not it would ruin the fishing for me. That's just my personal feeling. I get out on the water to get away from technology not to embrace it even more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jjue1979 View Post
    Yeah, learning presentation is a key that I picked up on when I first started using Livescope. It is also interesting watching the fish reject one color combo during part of the day and then come back to it later and start rejecting the combo that was working earlier.


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    I cast most of the time and keep four rods on the deck. If I haven't fished in a while they'll all have different color jig bodies on them and usually a couple different weight jig heads. With FFS I've seen crappie ignore one color or two, they may follow one and not bite it. If they follow but don't bite, I'll put something on with similar colors on, sometimes that does the trick, and they'll start biting and sometimes they won't bite anything I try. I wonder how many fish over the years I've unknowingly left because I didn't try the right color.

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    I had been a spider rigging and long line troller for years but LS changed that back to single pole where you can see where the fish are in the water column.
    You can see them but that doesnít mean you can catch them all.
    I donít fish to keep them anymore but enjoy single pole fishing again with LS.


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    Lots of great posts on this thread. Thanks.
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    I'm no hater by any means. I live for the days that the 50k dollar bass boat rolls up on me and my tin can, then tells me where the fish are and proceeds to never get bitten. I have the FF that is capable of LS, but I only use the sidescan and downscan to tell me where the bait fish are. Both FF are primarily used as flashers. One depth reading off the front, one off of the back. It helps me start to determine the depth to run my jig, which we all know that's only one small piece of the crappie puzzle.

    I personally would like to have it to save me time on spots since I can't move from place to place as quickly as the other boats. I'm bad about spending too much time on some spots that don't yield any fish.

    As a novice fisherman, I feel like I would learn more about the fish and their behavior on my "bad" days. Either way, I don't judge you if you have it. I do judge those without it because we are in the same boat
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