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  2. Help estimating fish weight

    I'm going tp guess 5 to 6 lbs . Thats a healthy looking bass .
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  4. 1 or 2 piece?

    One of my favorite rods is 2 piece.
  5. Shad rod (noodle rod) for the Delaware

    Used what they called "noodle rods" out west for steelhead. They ran from 9 1/2 to 11 1/2 feet or so. My favorite was a 9 1/2 with 6 lb test. Used it a lot for shad out there too and was a blast. I liked the length due to the fact I could hold more line off the water in current. Lamiglas and Loomis were the brands I used at the time. Good luck
  6. Lure swap

    Works for me
  7. 15.48 lb Bass

    Lived there for 60 years and have loved the state and still do. But enjoy the attitudes of fishermen out east towards their fishery's much more. Columbia river was my favorite river for smallies....and last I heard they were managed very poorly. Tenmile was awesome yes.....Siltcoos I hear is coming back...awesome. Tack was a gem.....Green Peter was amazing once...These waters are all so small compared to waters I now fish...so it's each to their own....sincerely glad you enjoy those fisheries....I'm thankful for these new amazing adventures.
  8. Chatter bait colors

    I throw 2 colors. Solid white with a silver blade and solid black with a silver blade. I change color of my trailers to accent my bait a certain way. But if you could only have 1, green pumpkin would be my choice
  9. Best swimbaits for beginners

    S-waver or a Hudd 68
  10. Latest Catch Pics Thread

    Caught this 9.44 lb Hawg night fishing with a big black and blue spinnerbait!
  11. Another night time PB!!

    Wow that's a fat one! Congrats!
  12. Missing spinnerbait bites

    I would suggest maybe trying something other than braid for the spinnerbaits unless you're fishing heavy vegetation. I also don't like trailer hooks, but sometimes you just have to use them.
  13. I am assuming you want a rod and reel based on your wording? I use a kast king royale legend for lighter presentations like ned rigs... just saying! It's another valid option if you're on a budget. It's a good reel to learn on and it may well surprise you. Pair it with a decent sensitive rod like a carbonlite and you have a killer combo that can do a lot. For carbonlites, I would recommend a 7' medium with fast action for an all-around use. Mine is a 6'6" medium-lite that I use only for weightless or lightly weighted presentations.
  14. In search of favorite floating jerk bait!

    Thank you guys for helping me locate this lure! I've found it as either a Renegade Honeycomb series or a Renosky "Crystalina". Unfortunately, neither one is made anymore. I think I can get a newer model Renosky online that looks pretty similar. Thank you for all your help!
  15. Ned rig

    The Ned Rig works great around grass when you keep the weight 1/15 of an ounce or lighter. Like others have said, when you snap it out of the grass, that's when you get bit. They usually inhale it, so the strike is pretty soft usually, you will feel the bass when you take up the slack. I fish it on the bottom some, but I get most of my strikes as the bait is falling, so I use a lift fall type retrieve usually. The less active the fish, the shorter the "snap" I give the bait on the retrieve. Here are a couple of fish just under two pounds on the Ned Rig I got on a rip rap bank last time out.
  16. Crankbait question

    Hold onto the hooks CAREFULLY and shake the bait.
  17. Interference on My Helix 5 SI GPS

    No, no band at deeper depths. The band is always constant in the 2 to 5 foot range. I took a screen shot but it was too big of a file to post here.
  18. Rate the song above you

    Sorry A-Jay. Can't give it more than a 5. He's no Steven Tyler. Straight from below the streets of Chicago
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  20. Hmmm who made it political?
  21. @redboat Click on the link to 279 pgs, 6,953 replies, & 1,036,137 veiws We would gladly teach you how to fish Toledo Bend productivity!
  22. Light action rod

    Kistler Magnesium 3
  23. Pond Scouting

    Ned Rig. It will fix your problem.
  24. Night fishing for bass

    For about half the year we won't put a boat in the water until it's dark. I don't change anything with my approach or colors. I never have more than four colors of anything anyways. When the bite is in they're at all their normal hangouts doing their normal stuff.
  25. Lol this is funny! There is a problem with the logic proposed by the OP's friend, based on what physics tells us. I would think if anything that a white rod would stand out more more than a black one. Allow me to explain. Colors do have characteristics when it comes to light and heat. Light colored surfaces (namely white, chrome, etc) are known to be poor absorbers of heat/light but good reflectors. Darker colors (black, brown, dark greens) are the opposite. These are good absorbers and poor reflectors. So when it comes to contrast: both would create a shadow looking up from below the water since the rods are going to block a tiny portion of sunlight, but the white rod could also possibly be reflecting light back down onto the water, and/or at angles from the rod, through subtle movements from the wielder, causing a shimmering light effect. This is why the white rods are easier to see at night, as stated earlier. With this said, do I think it would matter? I really don't think so... I mean, I don't consider fish to be completely stupid, but how would they know what a fishing rod is? Would they have the intelligence to link the pole to the line to the lure that caught them? I'm pretty skeptical of that personally lol. But... whatever floats his boat I guess! Confidence can be useful. I own 2 white rods and 2 black rods that I use a lot for various fishing, but I have never once considered either one to be more or less "invisible" to a fish looking up.
  26. To All My Memphis Pond Hoppers!

    I've only been up there once, rented a jon boat for the day but spent about 80% of my time fighting getting blown around by the wind. Not a productive day fishing... Maybe someone else had a better experience? It's definitely a more boat friendly lake as far as i can tell.
  27. Bass Fishing in Naples Area

    Head to West Naples and Ava Maria University. Lots of man made lakes you can fish. Watch walking the bank for snakes and some decent size gators. Also Gulf Coast College in Naples has a few lakes. Hit Google Earth and look at all the possibilities out there. Good luck.
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