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  2. Megabass Levante Shakyhead would be $150 at Kittery Trading Post with their flash sale.
  3. Same here on the Invizx. I do not finesse fish, so several of my baitcasters are spooled with Invixz 15lb. I like it because it is only .013" in diameter, which is the diameter some 12lb mono lines. never had a problem with it in the last several years. The 1000yd spools are also a big bucks savings on Amazon and being an old retired tightwad that fits my pocket book.
  4. Switch ur line to 30 or 40lb test. 15lb braid is so thin and the Thicker line should help with less backlashes. If you're worried about your line being too strong and want more of a challenge, use a leader.
  5. Buy a scale. Nobody really knows. A fish can look identical to another and have a significantly different weight. There's a thread in Fishing Reports to show off a catch.
  6. With baitcasters I cast with right, switch hands, then reel with right. I don't use spinning gear. Been doing it this way for close to 40 years and don't see it changing.
  7. Probably close to five. By your dog's expression it might look like a big pork chop.
  8. I agree, 4-5. Get a measuring board as you can get a good estimate from those and they are easy to use
  9. Besides...bass already shrink three "sizes" when you take pictures of them (or put them on a scale). Might as well compensate somehow.
  10. Me and my buddy just came from chabot on sat for the sunset/night bite tough fishing - both artificial and nitecrawlers/chovies for cats. only one fish caught, dink on senko gen pumpkin wacky drop shot i missed a bite on black whopper plopper 9pm water is really clear, I think naturals would work best. Previous Owner at hi tackle shop used way he had a lot of fun with bass on nitecrawlers under the docks so I dunno. might check out shinn or others in area tonight and will report back
  11. So you want to switch from a medium power to a medium power? Or did you mean medium heavy? A medium fast baitcasting rod should absolutely be able to bury your average EWG hook. What line are you using? Mono and flouro stretch alot so if you are trying to set the hook >30 yards away, good luck.
  12. 4-5 lbs. Lol these are funny.. if it means that much to you. Buy a scale. You're in a boat. No reason to not have a scale if the weight of a bass is really going to make a difference for ya. I usually just take a length. If it has a healthy girth you can usually get a nice ball park weight. It doesn't mean that much to me.. big bass to me is 19"+
  13. Headwaters Kayak has a vid on YT on how to install Boonedox on a Pred PDL. Seems pretty simple. Looks like its the "non groovy "or older version of Landing gear in that vid. You need to "add" the small rear hatch to provide access to install the backing plate. Everything else seems straightforward. I think a cart, any cart is simpler than a trailer but would do one or the other for that boat, its a beast. I've fished from a Predator Pdl and they're pretty sweet. If I didn't already own an Outback I'd get one and still might and let the Mrs use the OB. Not sure from your OP if this Pred is new? The OT warranty is probably the best in the industry. Lifetime on the hull, 5yrs on pdl drive. Sounds too good to pass up. Keep us posted and good luck
  14. Here's an old post where I have some info, including where to find the vids. There's another out there where I posted several of the videos, but a quick search didn't bring it to the forefront. In the one below, if you scroll up you will see some of the wacky hooks I've tied. Don't have a pick of the Ned jigs, will have to grab one of my terminal tackle box to show.
  15. That's pretty much how I was taught back in the 80's. Of course over the years I've collected a decent amount of lures. Probably less than most. I can easily fit everything into my boat..actually on hard baits, everything fits in my very big Plano. Soft plastics are a different story. I have several quart bags filled with them. But honestly here...straight black works most of the time.
  16. Gotcha, I figured it was a little bit of work. Thanks for sharing anyways!
  17. I went with the stubborn approach. Tie on one or two lures/techniques and fish them only until I connected the dots. Really frustrating but it forces you to learn and master the technique. Had the mindset to master everything even if meant skunks. Try ysome things out of the comfort zone. Before you go back to a reliable lure fish the new techniques a little longer.
  18. Can some of you all please help estimate the weight of my buddy's catch? No measurements or weight was taken but for reference he is about 6'2. The fish was caught in Oregon. Thanks!
  19. I got some of the Sol Aris gloves by KastKing and they come to the first knuckle, leaving fingertips exposed. They do snag a treble hook now and then but that's a minor inconvenience for avoiding melanoma IMO!!!
  20. Zebco 202 will sling it all. Spool it with 50 lb dacron that has been stretched to 1.76 times it's original length 1) to thin it and 2) to semi fuse it. Just pick the appropriate rod for the lures weight. You'll be covered from shiners to sharks.
  21. As the title suggests, I'm interested in getting a Pop Max in the GG Bass color. I got a deal on White Python and Black Orochi so i would like to find an excellent condition GG Bass for no more than $15. Let me know if you have one. Thanks!
  22. Depending where you fish, what bass species can require different lures and presentations. Add multi species with each specie requiring a different lures and presentations it doesn't take many years to be overwhelmed with tackle choices and presentation techniques to use on any given day. Bass, largemouth, Smallmouth and spotted make the majority bass species we try to catch, each can require specific lures and presentations. You can make it as complicated or as simple as you choose and still catch fish. It really comes down to the individual. If you are a bass angler you can catch bass on a plastic worm anywhere. 1 outfit, bag of weights, hooks and plastic worms and go fishing, it's that simple or is it? Maybe you need 3 bags of different worms or different colors....... Tom
  23. I use the original bronze 2/0 Spider Slider hooks with the Zman worms. The pro Spider Slider has the heavier 3/0 round bend which would probably be fine with a Zoom Finesse worm. I use the Zoom worms a lot on shaky heads without issue.
  24. I realize you're asking about spinning rig. But last week I was prepping for a creek fishing trip and pulled out a 5'6" casting rod and mounted a Shimano ALX baitcaster on it. It was so easy to fish I've taken it twice since then. I wouldn't go longer than 6'. The creek I fished was 15' to 50' in width but my combo allowed easy 25 yards cast with an 1/8 oz spinnerbait so it was a perfect fit.
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