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Well since I don't get down as much as I would like I don't cast near as well as I would like to. Did something different this weekend that added distance. Couldn't really pace it off but the bait was in the air a lot longer and by looking at the spool it sure seemed like I was throwing further.

I do the otg cast and always seem to not get a wide enough arc. Always trying to get more arc/distance from the payload. So I started the cast with my arms low. Hanging straight down. Start the cast by taking the leading shoulder and lifting up and out and keeping my leading arm straight. Kinda a cross between a couple of different casts. Anyway I think that by lifting my shoulder up and having the arms following I am creating more arc. The payload actually lifts up and swings toward me a bit and then swings behind me and up and out.

I had three rods going. A normal chunk, a BIG chunk, and a giant head/body on my heaver that really surprised me. For me I was chucking that smaller chunk a long way,

The downfall with this cast is it kinda feels like your shoulder is gonna come out of it's socket after a few hours.:dontknow::dontknow::dontknow::dontknow:

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That's great, Phil. It is nice to get that extra distance when you need it.

I've been trying different casts as well and I can't quite figure which technique is better. I guess I'll just have to get out there and practice more. :icon_thumleft:

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best way for me is to vary my rigs and bait size, I still toss the same no matter what.

grass fishing helps, don't get me wrong but once you put a hunk of meat on there it all flies out the window.

as a side note after 4 days fishing last week I was flat out launching by yesterday, now I just need to fish more so I can keep it going.

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Here is a pic of what I am trying to do. Keep the hands down low then raise my arms back and straight up over my head and out to sea. For me anyway it creates a lot more arc. Keep the right arm straight thru the cast and punch/pull at the end. Seems like I get a lot more out of a cast.

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on the north side it works fine, if you have to wade then you're kind of screwed.

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You are right Ben......but my area is the north end anyway for now. One thing I really like is I was throwing BIG baits out further than before. Once I got the feeling we were sharkin instead of looking for stripes I was pitching a big head with a couple inches of body on the heaver. And I was throwing it plenty long enough to get into trouble.

On the other rod I was throwing a big chunk of body. Not trying to cut it down for casting purposes, and still chucking it pretty good. My last rod I was throwing a pretty big chunk and sailing it nicely. The first night there was little wind. So I was thinking maybe it was just the calm evening. Next night we had S/SE and I was really surprised that the distance was still good.....

Gonna stick with this and see if I can improve it some more next time down.

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cool deal, get it ready for September...you have all summer to practice on the sharks.

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