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  2. I actually sold off a Curado K because of this reason. When it was mounted on an E6X my palming hand would hurt. It was digging into the meat of my palm. Wasnt going to change the way I hold a baitcaster for a single reel. I hold a rod and reel with all my fingers in front of the trigger on the rod.
  3. Bought one of these last year and caught a few with it. Main problem is keeping the prop clean. One piece of grass and everything stops. Ploppers are the same way except you don't expect them to be weedless.
  4. Punch those turtles in the face with your paddle. Nets save rods everyday. Glad St. Croix is gonna take of you.
  5. Might work if you've got three arms. I'm usually alone.
  6. Thank god we don’t have this problem on lake st. Clair. I’d trip out if someone slit a Smallmouths throat and threw it overboard. Michigan has blessed fishing grounds. My only complaint is our LMB do not get big enough haha
  7. Sounds like the lure selection is covering the water column, what time of day are you fishing these various lures? In my experience daybreak/sunset has been the time to use active baits and topwater, and as the temperature rises fishing cooler water (shade, deeper water, thick grass, anything that will cool down the water a bit and or help it hold oxygen better) with things like jigs and t-rigged curly tail worms has been productive. In my mind it works out like a fish who is miserable with the low oxygen content of really hot water still has to eat, and if s/he can grab a fat meal with little effort they are going to grab that long before expending the energy to chase anything moving faster...I also tend to find that in summer being especially mindful of the sun can help dissect a body of water pretty easily, fishing the areas where the shade and uncovered water meet is often productive, not nearly as helpful on overcast/cloudy days, but there are usually comparably few areas on a lake that get a ton of shade, and those are prime spots for fish to hang out in...doesn't have to be a huge area either, something as simple as a tree overhanging the water can (and has) be all it takes...if you can get a t-rigged worm in there you'll probably find a fish.
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  9. Color selection! I have seen some ridiculous colors, I could get away with Black/blue and pumpkin softs. natural, white and black top waters! Spinners again natural white chartreuse or black blue. this is retaining more towards bass fishing. Pike will eat lures in colors fish don’t even exists in, but I think people way over think colors when it comes to bass. I mean if your throwing a deep diving crank light and dark depending on water clarity. Your 15 feet under water, the fish won’t be able to see the detail of your Rapala!
  10. I’m not gonna click any of these videos, no way in hell. I don’t even fish treble hook almost all year just becuz of these stories.
  11. Lunkerhunt prop fish is an awful, awful lure. Either I don’t know how to fish it, or it looks way better in the package. If anyone likes these I’m sorry, but it’s just not a good bait! I tried 2 colors thinking it was a solid option, looks like a fish, small prop and weedless, but for whatever reason nothing will touch it! Not even a pike! And that says a lot, I bet you could catch a pike on a hot wheels with a hook attached. Edit-I do believe they could catch a fish, but I’m done throwing the thing. could and can are two different things haha
  12. Boy oh boy, I tried googan softs for the first time.... I’m sold, they are just way to expensive, however I’m out there to catch so if it takes a couple extra bucks to go googan I will. The kraken craw and the brush hog are both 🔥 Have tried their natural, and green pumpkin and I am very, very impressed.
  13. Do you have a price in mind for the 201 curado..?
  14. Linder or Dahlberg were the first to come to mind, but this would be very hard to narrow down a list of a few.
  15. It's the nature of the beast. Because the hook eye is attached to the jig head and not directly to your line, when you set the hook, it is forced to follow whatever direction the jig head pulls it. Very rarely do I get hooks in the roof of their mouth this way, where as, I almost always hook there or the upper lip with a skirted jig. About the only thing you can do is change the way you set the hook and that'll take you down a road that's hard to come back from. If your concern is harming the fish, I suggest smashing down the barb on the hook. I'd venture to say that I land 80% or more of the fish I hook with barbless hooks. Just keep steady pressure on 'em and try to keep 'em from jumping. Heck, you're gonna release 'em anyway, so it's really not that big of a deal if a couple get unbuttoned prior to you putting eyes on 'em.
  16. That would be Daiwa Tatula 7'1" MH Xfast bottom contact rod. I See Kistler H3's are on sale at TW and they have a rod matching yours that is litghter weight that should work for a good bottom contact rod. Tom
  17. The Kistler H3's are on sale at TW at the moment, new models are probably on the way. Tom
  18. Melvern has a high population of smallmouth with a decent number of fish over 15" and some reaching over 5 pounds. Shawnee has a much lower density, fewer fish over 15", but has produced several over 6 pounds to nearly 7. Perry doesn't have any free ramps that I'm aware of other than way up the Delaware. It doesn't have a great population of smallmouth but it does have some big ones. Wabaunsee has a bunch of smaller ones and has some really big ones but not many in between.
  19. Have the same exact yak for the river. This stadium seat fits perfect in it. https://www.amazon.com/Cascade-Mountain-Tech-Stadium-Bleachers/dp/B019EIAR1K/ref=sr_1_4?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj4OR_JbF4wIV2B-tBh0RdAeXEAAYASAAEgJMRPD_BwE&hvadid=153689199033&hvdev=t&hvlocphy=9021703&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=15813408604690437548&hvtargid=kwd-171689317927&hydadcr=9405_9464971&keywords=cascade+stadium+seat&qid=1563683520&s=gateway&sr=8-4
  20. Mint condition shimano chronarch 200 E6 with box for sale. 175.00 TYD obo. Shipped with tracking.
  21. Idea for you (no use for me), but I know some members on here want/use the plugs for their boat pedestal bases. I am sure they don't use $10 worth of plastic which was the cheapest one I found.
  22. Yikes, so now I have to clean off the weeds out of the line tie area, the blade, and prop and the trailer hook?
  23. Umm, they still sell it and I would never give mine up. http://www.hoverlure.com/ What makes this even more special? You have to PUT IT TOGETHER. Honorable mention: Bill Dance Dancing Eel.
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