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  2. I caught many and on several occasions with craws, but I caught the most with BPS Shadee Shad in toad oil.They look real with great action. Fish slow with a little twitch and boom. That is, if they have not been hit on the fall. I didnt use to trust BPS lures but this and their Wacky Stik-O Worm have really worked. I am addicted to lures (as are most) and I have just about every soft, but these are real winners for me.
  3. When I was a kid the old man across the street was an avid carp fisherman . He gave me this recipe and for decades i have not been able to find it . My mom found it . So with no further ado . mix 1 cup flour 1 cup oats 1 cup corn meal 2 tsp sugar 2 tsp salt enough water to make it the consistency of biscuit dough. I use the liquid from canned corn instead of water . Make hamburger like patties and drop them individually in boiling water for three minutes . Remove . After they cool , cut into little squares . Refrigerate , when not in use . I imagine these could be rolled into little balls and boiled . This is a good recipe . I use to slay carp on the Mississippi with it .
  4. Catt

    Slowing Down

    How fast I fish a Texas Rig or Jig-n-Craw depends on the Bass's mood. A bass's metabolism is finally tuned to its circulatory system temperature which is the same as the surrounding water temperature. This means how fast the bass digest it's food not necessarily how active they are. In cold water their metabolism slows down, their brain slows down, so the bass slows down. But this doesn't mean the bass stops feeding, it simply means they do not have to feed as often. The opposite is true in warm water, the bass digests it's food quicker which requires it to feed more often. But we have to keep in mind bass are predators & will strike a lure when an opportunity arises. I've caught bass in the dead of winter when reeling in to make another cast.
  5. He stated in the article that he has dropped a few rods over the side. I will not be testing his theory out LOL
  6. Since UC was bought some years ago by the gentleman that ran Seeker before it was sold, people using the rods, or blanks have been pretty happy about their delivery schedules and the quality of the original company is back, I don't think I've had a rod blank that wasn't at the door 3 weeks after ordering. That's pretty normal no matter who you get it from. By the way if you've liked the Seeker Alabama Rig rods as much I have and noticed the blank isn't listed with the other ReactPro blanks, it's the CSW808 Blue Lightning blank cut, or uncut depending on what length you prefer.
  7. Vilas15

    Fish Eyes

    All mine got hooks on them 😁
  8. Too bad this isn't in-store too. Their online site is terrible. Selection is very limited. Not sure what they're doing over there.
  9. Aint been around bassresource long! 😉
  10. IgotWood

    Fish Eyes

    For bass fishing I think the eye is pretty important. Bass typically attack larger prey at the head. The eyes are good for them to key in on when deciding to attack.
  11. I had the B and BSF, both fantastic. I think, for me at least, it was the design and smoothness that made them popular. I still see a lot of these old reels in use, far more than any other. I can't say much about the long term use of the SLX but it looks to be a home run for Shimano at $100. With that said, I think if I had to choose, my heart says Curado B but my brain says SLX.
  12. fin

    Slowing Down

    I've had this happen to me quite a few times. Not necessarily birdsnests, but whatever malfunction, leaving the line sitting there for over a minute or so, maybe inadvertently jerking on the line a little while trying to fix the malfunction, and then when finally retrieving the line, finding a nice fish on the line.
  13. Ah. The early days of the curado. I never had one of those red ones. I did have the citica and coriolis. Same frame style.
  14. A rod fitting those requirements at that price that I would love to try is the Genesis II Gabe's Rip Rap Special. Never used an IKOS, but maybe the Buzz 7? Don't know if the Sniper 6' 10" MF has enough power for 3/8 jigs. Haven't used mine yet. It's a $200 rod on closeout for $130 at TW. My favorite way to buy rods. The BuCoo and EVX seem like good options. I am a fan of the original Tatula rods. I hear the new ones are as good and some prefer its reel seat over the old model. Dobyns are well liked by many. The $100-$150 rods of today offer a lot of good choices. Good luck narrowing the field to just one.
  15. Might be a good idea to call UC and check availability of the blank you choose and get a solid commitment on ship date.
  16. fin

    Fish Eyes

    Same could be said about a lot of baits, red lipless is the first that comes to mind. Very productive, and it's supposed to symbolize a crawfish, but it doesn't really look or act like a crawfish unless you bounce it off the bottom, and even then, it still doesn't look much like a crawfish. Then there's that video of some guy catching a bass on a wrench. And the beer can lure. You can go on and on with the exceptions. I don't know what goes on in a fish's head. I know I have more luck with baits that more closely resemble things in their environment, but they'll still bite the craziest things sometimes. Underwater, in the right lighting and conditions, that pink jerkbait might look like something familiar, or the color might not be visible at all.
  17. Yup, with the same results as if they tried to dunk from the foul line. (James Worthy should have had his own shoe).
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  19. You ever jump in the water on a hot summer day and feel the difference in temperature under the boat . The shade provides noticeable relief under water . Infra red rays get absorbed quickly . Bass in shallow water apparently feel the difference too . Seek out the shade in shallow water and sometimes the only effective way to fish it is slowly with a snag resistant lure such as a Texas rig . Other times though , a faster lure can effectively fish it . In deep water I give both a try . One of my favorites out deep is to "worm' fish a Red Eye Shad .
  20. I’ve got a used avid 6’6” medium action fast powered rod that does really well for topwaters that I’d sell for $100
  21. If "realism" is important, please tell me why a bass would hit a fluorescent pink jerkbait? That pattern Rapala has caught me a lot of smallies in clear water. I'm most confident that there are no pink baitfish roaming around.
  22. Usually the only time of year I throw hard baits on my lake , lipless cranks and jerk-baits ...the water stays cold here until late spring time.
  23. I would start with the Plopper because they seem to like topwater during rain but you can always switch to a jackhammer/lipless later on if they don't want a topwater. Good luck! Edit: Actually, I just read the part about the water temp. With it in the low 50's that actually sounds pretty cold for a topwater to me. A lipless (especially a red craw pattern) might be better.
  24. ^This When people go nuts on the internet over how great the most expensive rod is, it sounds the same as needing the newest pair of jordans to me.....
  25. As soon as I put the car in park it starts raining hard. What to you guys think. WP110 or jackhammer, never caught a chatterbait fish here just thinking it will thump hard in the rain. It’s 68 degrees out I’m gonna guess the water is low to mid 50’s. I could also go lipless.
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