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  2. I caught one on Senko and snag a few with my jerk bait.
  3. In Thailand you can find these snake head in very shallow water less than a feet deep, they can even survive in mud. They normally will stay under cover structure to ambush pray.
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  5. i don't know , i don't use shimano products
  6. Great Thanks stingray! So to help me narrow down my 6th and final rod, do you guys mind looking at my rod arsenal and what lures I plan to use on each rod and tell me if Im doing anything that won't work so well? I have only been fishing for a couple of years and am a bit green. I know I know, I have some pretty nice gear for a newbie. I was lucky enough to win a $2000 Bass Pro gift card at work and I went on a bit of a shopping spree I can see how people end up with so much fishing gear. SO ADDICTIVE!!! Here are my plans so far. My goal is to get a set up that will last me for years, and be versatile enough to compete in tournaments after a few years more practice. Here is how Im pairing things up. 1. St Croix Avid X 7'4" HF - For frogs, pitching, flipping, punching, and the occasional swimbait 2. St Croix Avid X 6/8" MXF - Topwater, tubes, weightless plastics 3. Megabass Orochi XX EMTF 7'5" MHF - I plan to use this a workhorse for - C-Rig, Light T-rig, Football jigs, Swim Jigs, and Big Cranks 4. Cashion 7'MMF Cranking rod - small to medium crankbaits, slow fishing small jerkbaits 5 St Croix Avid X Spinning 6'8" MXF - Senko, Wacky, dropshot, weightless plastics 6. This is the one I need help with. Im debating on a MHF or a MHMF for larger spinners, lipless cranks, medium to deep cranks, and squarebills. I realize this may be too much to ask of one rod, but I am limited to 6 and want as much versatility as possible. So far I really like the Kistler KLX 6'9", but the warranty just isn't on par with my Avids. Since Im kayak fishing, its not a matter of if but when I will damage a rod, so a great warranty is very appealing. Can anyone compare the differences of the Avid blanks, the Kistler KLX blanks and the G.Loomis e6x blanks? Avid and Mojo bass use the same blank material as I understand, and if Im only going to get a 5 year warranty, I may just go with the Mojo 7'MHMF, unless the Kistler is much better. I also like the looks of the Megabass Levante Spinnerbait but I worry it wont do as well on cranks and squarebills, and Ive heard they aren't nearly as sensitive as the Orochi XX line. I would prefer a bit shorter than 7', but versatility is more important than length for me. Thanks guys for all your help. There is so much to learn!
  7. For me, it was two things. One and the most important was education. I joined a local club because it's chock full of some darn good anglers. Guys who have fished big national series and done very well. No elite guys, but solid proven anglers. We have mostly draw tournaments so this gaveme a chance to get on their boat and watch them, pick their brains and learn ALOT. Secondly, I love organized competition. The drivers meeting, blast off, weigh in. Post tournament bbq with the fellas and families. I can go out fun fishing and after 4 or 5 hours I nothing's working I can head back to the launch pack up and go home for a nap. In a tournament, if nothing's happening, IT'S GO TIME! And I don't mean leaving the lake, the tension starts to build, the stress kicks in and you start to feel alive. You're wondering if evrryone has 20lb bags and you're gonna look like a fool or if everyone is wiping the same sweat from their forehead hoping the next cast is gonna put weight in your boat and an opportunity to figure out a pattern. It's exhilarating. I love it. I have no desire to make money fishing tournaments or be professional. The few hundred dollars we win is a bonus in top of the fellowship and fun we have. I've made some amazing friends and fishing partners because of tournament fishing.
  8. New to the forum after reading on here for quite some time. Looking for suggestions for places to bass fish in and around Omaha/Lincoln NE. Fishing primarily from bank but sometimes boat/kayak. Ponds/Rivers/Lakes?? Thanks
  9. Just an FYI Dick's has the Berkley Powerbaits on sale online for $2.50 a bag if you buy 4 at a time. So $10 for 4 bags minus $10 mail in rebate = you're just paying the tax on 4 bags! I ordered 16 bags since there a cap of 4 rebates per person. EDIT: I just saw j babs post from earlier, DOH!
  10. Greetings Blake and Welcome to the forums
  11. Hi all, I am finding myself more and more in situations where I am depending on my rod that I have always in my car. That rod is a Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod. Super robust and affordable, but at the same time also super heavy and not sensitive. So, I am wondering if there are some good alternatives out there that are lighter and more sensitive. I would like to stay in the 3/8 - 1 oz range, length around 6'6 - 7 foot. Would be great to hear what you guys are using/recommending! Thanks. Cheers, Seb.
  12. This is actually a great welcoming community. Many of the annoying, aggravating things you find on other forums won't be found here because the members and moderators are quick and efficient at targeting negative behavior or types of posts that are not allowed. Very few battles break out where name calling, personal attacks and swearing get involved. This isn't the place for that. We don't allow people to promote their own independent pages or YouTube channels because the forums quickly get flooded with it. Companies pay "mercenaries" to drop into forums and promote their products or services relentlessly, not here. If you want to talk about fishing, pass on your knowledge, and learn ALOT, this is the place for you and you will find yourself very welcome here. If your intentions are anything but, you won't be around long enough for us to notice you're gone anyway. So, In lew of any evidence to the contrary, WELCOME aboard we're happy to have you!!
  13. Down scan is basically what I have used for over 50 years. When looking at any down scan your view is about 1/3 the depth of water you are in; 8' = less than 3' diameter or a Hula hoop size area on the bottom. You also get surface water temps, that is about it! Tom
  14. Did I hear Burt Lake? How about that....I came very close to vacationing on Burt a couple years ago (ended up in Les Cheneaux Islands) I choose Burt Lake based on tournament results, which blew Lake St. Clair out of the water. Roger
  15. Bored with fishing?! Wash your mouth out with soap, sir! Haha
  16. I have a Lews speed spin, and had to take it back apart after the first time I dug into it. Still have no idea what i had wrong but it worked like a champ after I tried again, hahaha
  17. If only tipptruck knew what the word articulated means.... and don't ask him to spell it
  18. Welcome to bass resource. St Augustine rd fish management area is full of shiners but its illegal to throw a cast net there.I catch em with a tiny hook with a small bread ball.Chum them first. There is a bait store ( arlington bait and tackle ) in town and country shopping center on University.( I think there still open) There are some in mandarin parks pond. Theres another small pond I know of,but a security guard will run you off. What part of town do you live in??
  19. I have a 2007 Lowrance elite 3 so anything will be a heck of an upgrade lol
  20. He's definitely legit, revered among saltwater fishermen. He's a legend. Trustworthy. Agree with his findings or not....
  21. I do great with the Grass Pig Jr, no issues
  22. I like them on a Confidence Draggin Head, the 1/8oz one with the normal hook.
  23. Hey buddy, any more comments like that and some of us just may have to give you the United Airlines treatment... Sincerely, 54 year old metabolism. I chose: A - Christie B - Lowen C - Kennedy D - Browning E - Lucas Apparently Kennedy decided to go trout fishing today, he caught 2 more fish than a dead man. I don't pick him often, he is high risk, high reward and today he tanked. Crud. However, it looks like scores were a lot lower across the board. In the BR Crew group, only 1 person is above 1000 points for this event (way to lead day 1 M.Smith!!). I have a feeling this may be one of those events like the Classic where a handful of people who are in the top 15 the first day end up going south on Day 2 and missing the cut. I think that feeling is based on wishful thinking!!
  24. I've personally not spent any real time pitching with the sv105. I have other reels I use for that situation, and I enjoy using more. As far as casting that reel does fine for me. I have a YouTube video of me spooling mine to the knot using a Dobyns 733 and a sk red eye shad. That was with #40 braid also. After the spring swap it's definitely more finicky and took some time to setup properly again. The braking was changed but now requires a little more brakes on the mag dial. I use mine for jerks,cranks, and topwaters.
  25. The best way to guarantee you won't catch any fish is to not go fishing. Fifty degrees with a little rain isn't really that cold. My biggest bass last year was caught during a snowstorm.
  26. I hear that!! I'm in the same boat, I am slowly getting rid of my older rods and reels to make room for higher end tackle. I can honestly say you get what you pay for with rods and reels!
  27. Reel has been sold.
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