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  2. Decided to get creative with my molds tonight. Ive been contemplating doing this for quite a while now. So i broke out the dremel tool and got to work. I wanted to be able to make spinnerbaits with my poisontail mold but decided to demo on my walleye jig mold first since i have no use for 5/8 oz jigs really. I was able to cut a successful channel for a wire in that mold so i went to work on the poison tail. It worked!!!!! I also gave my first attenpt at bending wire forms. It took some trial and error, but i think i got a form i liked. Made about 15 spinnerbaits and a swingtail jig. Ill play with this more when i get time, but i feel pretty excited with how my first run turned out.
  3. How do you feel about the handle on the AIRD-X
  4. it's not easy to determine a Spotted bass from a largemouth from the photo attached. Largemouth do not have scales on the base of the tail, the bass in the op's photos looks like it has the scales and dark spot the gives a Spotted bass it's name. Tom
  5. Of COURSE, it's impossible to know but I'll play...because after the last fish I caught on this 120+ acre lake, I wondered the same thing. It's a public lake, on the state land and during the summer, it's pounded on nearly a daily basis with swimmers, people in canoes, kayaks, boaters (although there's a fairly low speed limit) and an insane number of people out fishing. Over the last several years that I've gone there, I've caught an awful lot of 12-14" bass. Only 2 people that I've talked to who have fished there regularly have said they had something bigger. One was a 4 that was released, and another was a 5, that this person made sure to show everyone as she paddled back in to let us know she was going to eat good tonight. That was weird. The one I got last week was significantly larger than either of those or the 5 I caught last year. By a couple seconds into the fight, I started to wonder how big the pike were in the lake but since it didn't feel like I pike, I started to wonder if one of the big carp had grabbed my chatterbait. We're in Michigan, so there aren't many up here that are caught at that size. I'm not saying that I DID catch the largest in the lake, but it was definitely big enough for me to wonder about. Based on all of the other fish that me and others have caught there, I would say it's gotta be up there. But like someone else said, it's the "what if?" Ha, ha, since listening to all the so-called Bigfoot experts I became convinced YEARS ago that it doesn't exist...so, I guess fishing takes that place.
  6. Goerge Perry was borne in 1912 and was 20 years in 1932 when he caught the 221/4 lb bass. How old is the guy holding the bass? The more you study this catch the more questions you will have. Tom
  7. PM me. I have a lews TP1 perfect Crankbait stick and a mach 1 reel, super duty reel 8:1 on a Duckett ghost I’m looking to sell both. May sell my custom pro for the right deal.
  8. I would spend the extra money on Wera laser tip screwdrivers. They are the most solid, best gripping screwdrivers I've used. You don't want to mess up you reel screws!
  9. My enthusiastic egg hunters.
  10. Hey hey hey whoa whoa whoa. Are you suggesting the husky jerk is an “x rap knockoff?” The husky jerk was around before the x rap was ever thought of. And they are both made by the same company. Just ribbing you a little bit, good river info
  11. The chatterbait is a versatile bait. I fish from the bank and I'd have to say it's my favorite bait in lagoons with diminished visibility. In clear water it's not nearly as effective. How do I fish it? The first order of business it to fish it parallel to the bank, especially if there is cover like algae or aquatic vegetation for the bass to hide and ambush prey. Many times ripping it past cover for a second will draw them out to strike. It's also effective casting straight out from the bank into deeper waters and drawing those fish in closer to the bank. And remember, you don't have to stick to straight retrieves with it. You can fish it like a traditional jig, letting it hit the bottom, sit, then either lift it or drag it for a few pops before letting it settle to the bottom again. As for colors, I use a bluegill colored chatterbait with a Berkeley Havoc trailer in the Perfection color. I also have a whit chatterbait with flecks of gray/silver that I use with a cheap Zoom paddletail trailer in white. In fact, that combo has been on fire for me for the past week. I also have a black and blue chatterbait that I fish in clearer water and I have a blue crawfish trailer I use for that one. I don't get nearly as many strikes on that as I do the two listed above. I don't night fish from the banks down here because I don't want to be gator food.
  12. I always go weightless Texas rigged worm when I’m catching too much goop
  13. I hate the term "breezy". The weather people seem to love using it anytime we have gale force winds though. It's windy, that's what it is, windy. My wife's flower pots blew over, the 200 acre lake on my drive home from work had white caps on it, and whole trees where rocking violently back and forth in the wind, nothing "breezy", about what was going on outside.
  14. I use a modified poison jig mold to pour mine without the split ring. They're much more of a hassle to do, and I feel like I catch more big fish on the ones with the split ring though.
  15. I typically use a sweeping motion like I would with a Carolina Rig.
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  17. There’s smallmouth in downtown Nashville in the Cumberland. And some 60 lb stripers!! Yes you could use that boat all the way upstream until you Start getting into trout water where they run jets. I’ve never driven directly from Nashville to Chattanooga but I’m guessing 2-2.5 hours on I-24. Its a treacherous stretch of road according to Johnny cash coming down monteagle mountain. “It’s a loooong steeeep grade!” (You should check out that song) The two main bass lakes near Nashville are Percy priest and old hickory. Lots of LM in both, good SM population in priest. Center hill dale hollow and Cordell Hull are also in the area
  18. Well that all depends on which part of Tennessee you live in
  19. I hold mine the same way so I can't do it with a baitcaster, but I do it all the time with spinning.
  20. They're best in shallow water imo, especially around vegetation. White with a chartreuse trailer in lakes without shad is a great fish producer for me.
  21. 10 packs of green pumpkin and watermelon Powerbait Maxscent "The General" worms at Wal-Mart this morning for $1.50 a pack, score!
  22. There is one thing you can do............ “Lieutenant Dan!!!! Ice cream!!!”
  23. Is thread at the tip top purely decorative, or is it necessary for strength? Also do you guys usually run the thread over the base of the tip top or stop flush with it?
  24. From my personal experience, if you have 200-300 to spend you NEED to consider Megabass Orochi XX (or even a new Levante), Shimano Expride, and either the St Croix Legend Tournament or Avid X line.
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