Roland Martin is given credit for having coined the phrase “pattern fishing” during the 1970s. He was one of the first anglers in the country to understand that replicating the exact set of water conditions like depth, cover, structure, temperature, clarity and current prevalent when he got a bite would lead to many more bites.
Martin may be credited for the name, but observant bass anglers had actually been pattern fishing for many years before Martin coined the term.
Since then, the term “pattern fishing” has probably been the most used — and most misunderstood — term in bass fishing vernacular. An angler goes down a bank and picks up a couple of swimmers on a floating worm, and proudly proclaims to his buddies at the ramp that he was on a hot floating-worm pattern.
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