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    Marker buoys

    Before sonar units with GPS became commonplace marker bouys were very popular like making a way point, just toss over a bouy. In the late 80's to early 90's during the big bass boom in SoCal if stopped for any reason off shore boats were watching, in fact people watched using 200 power spotting scopes from the roads around the lakes. I remember stopping in the middle of the lake to tie down my rods to make a longer run planned when I started. Tieing down the rods Indecided to retie my jod and looked to see 2 bass boat circling me trying to figure out what structure I was fishing in 200' of water. It was nuts! Things have calmed down a lot. Tom
  3. I like it quite a bit. It reminds me of how an Daiwa Alphas feels in my hands, size wise. As far as performance, it just work like any other reel should.
  4. I am surprised nobody here mentioned creek chubs for trophy smallmouth bass. I got an old smallmouth bass fishing book that has a whole chapter on trophy smallmouth bass fishing and it specifically says live creek chubs and other similar sized live bait is the one best ways to catch them. Big golden shiners is one of the best baits for trophy largemouth bass in Florida.
  5. All new in package. 1- package of 6.5" kut tail worms Watermelon green flake 1- package of 7.75" kut tail worms purple with emerald flake 1- package of 4" Fat Ika Watermelon w/ black flake 1- package of 4" shad shape worm baby bass -All packages are 10 ct except for 7.75" worms have 5ct. $20 TYD pay via PayPal includes cost to ship. I literally just went to the local bait store and spent $19 on 2 packages of senkos. This price is a steal. Thanks for looking. If you want better pics to your phone send me a PM.
  6. Tuf-Line Supercaster is half of what you want. It floats. There's no sinking model. Best topwater line I've ever used.
  7. Thanks, CJ. Ach... My son likes to fish, but... it's low on the priority list. He's pretty steeped in the tech world. And, he'd rather do things with his friends, than his dad. His considerable tech knowledge is valuable. But... easy entertainment is mighty stiff competition. What my son has been able to discover, throughout his life, is the real satisfaction "easy" just doesn't reach.
  8. I'm currently using Bang Garlic spray. About the only thing I can say for sure is that it doesn't seem to hurt. I've caught fish on the first cast after spraying a bait so those fish at least weren't put off by it
  9. Last shot here. I'll do $265.00 for this rod plus shipping. I can typically ship for $25-$30. Not interested in trades.
  10. Thanks for all these suggestions. Ever think of a tool or accessory you wish existed?
  11. yes! thanks for asking! a hot dog holder, much like the taco holders, where you can place multiple hot dogs, while you garnish them with all the fixin’s, on your plate and not have to worry about your favorite dog(s) tipping over and spilling all over the place.....quite annoying to say the least. that is all
  12. I fished Hula Poppers years ago. Never caught a fish on one. I see no reason to waste money on another bait I won't have any luck with.
  13. This weekend was the maiden voyage for my custom built rod. It's a 6' light CRB blank with a Fuji PTS seat and silver carbon thread accents. I paired it with a cheap bfs reel and some 4lb monofilament. I love how it turned out, and it the little 1/8th oz spinnerbait I started with well. 5 minutes into using it, I caught my first fish! A chunk I ballpark in the ~17" range. I loosened the drag and the Rod handled it like a champ. However, 10 minutes later I expertly cast my spinner bait over a tree limb and as I brought the bait up and gave the rod a downward flick to retrieve the lure. The rod snapped. In half. At the midesection. Right after the second guide. Needless to say, the feeling sucked. After putting hours into researching components and assembling the rod only to have it snap like this was so disappointing. Do any builders here have any idea what could have gone wrong? Why would the blank snap in the mid section? I was babying the rod, and it had 4 lb mono on it- I WAS NOT stressing this rod to the point of breaking. Additionally, is there anything that can be done about this? I thought I remembered reading that if a rod blank breaks somewhere in the midesection that it can be salvaged. Has anyone done anything like this before? Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated. I'd hate to have to give up on this rod already.
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  15. Field & Stream has 20% off your order. Today only.
  16. Trying to avoid a jack plate as my tiller handle would be set back too far. I'm considering spacing it up 2" - then my clamp mounts would still hit the very top edge of transom, but not sure how stable this will be with a 20hp - if anyone else can comment would really like to hear. It would still be about 1" too low, but guess maybe I could live with that if it saves me welding the transom! Thanks for the idea.
  17. Caught 5 smallies yesterday morning. Two of them were hooked outside of the mouth back to back fish. I've never had this happen before.
  18. Hey, I look looked that the top of the line, another one below it which was nice and then a smaller one that still had the pedal drive. I was just impressed. I have been considering the garmin trolling motor, ultrex or the new motor guide as my next big fishing purchase, but a hobie is so nice. My wife brought home some brochures, so I know I kinda have approval, lol! Now I just need to sell body parts and fluid to buy it
  19. Not gonna lie, I wouldn’t be able to walk by it in the store.
  20. You have to use what will work in the stuff . I've been doing well with a Stanley Ribbet .A Johnson silver minnow is another option .
  21. Same here. I order a lot of parts from them and never had a call go unanswered. They've even been helpful enough to the point I was able to procure some parts they don't normally sell, like the stud for the anti-reverse pawl for instance. I usually add the anti-reverse pawl to reels with the IAR bearing as a backup in case the IAR gives up the ghost. The hole is already in the brake plate to accommodate it.
  22. Save your money and “invest” it in something else that will give you a better return on your $$
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