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Pro fisherman gives tips on the "science" of fishing

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Professional Fisherman Scott Martin gives a few tips on the "science" of fishing. Professional Fisherman Scott Martin gives a few tips on the "science" of fishing.
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Professional fishermen continue to fight for the top spot at the Forrest Wood Cup on the Red River. KSLA caught up with one of the pros, Scott Martin, who shared his thoughts on the "science" of fishing.

Martin says there absolutely is a science behind fishing and that's there is no such thing as luck when casting a line. "Here's the deal, fishing is all about confidence, it's all about the right attitude. There's no luck in fishing. Every cast I make is calculated. Every lure I tie on, there's a reason for it."

On a sunny day, Martin says fish tend to seek shelter, out of the sun. "It's starting to warm up a little bit in the afternoons, those fish will start to seek cover, shoreline cover, Lily pads, anywhere they can get in the shade. So what I would've done today, I would've went out there with a big flipping stick and some kind of creature bait, and flipped it into those dark, shady spots at the rivers edge."

So what about the days where there's no sunshine? "On a cloudy day, they can get out there and roam around a little bit. So what happens is, on a cloudy day, simply put, throw baits and cover a lot of water. Throw moving baits, crank baits, spinning baits, top water," replied Martin. 

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