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  2. Thanks for the stats. Numbers do not lie.
  3. Hi i will be fishing Raystown Lake in Pa for a couple tournaments in early and Mid August. I cannot figure this lake out for bass. We launch out of Aitch and need any helpful tips and techniques to fill a limit on this lake. i am very close to the club lead so please i beg you my friends to help me out on this lake so I can close the gap or even take over the club lead, I will be very grateful for any and all information you can provide. In need of suggestions and techniques. Thank You very much
  4. ......and it's getting worse. I work with high school aged kids. When their parents ask me what their kids should do in the Summer, I tell them all the same thing, "get a job", preferably one that involves manual labor to help keep them in shape. Most parents are not expecting that and are usually disappointed. They want to hear about Summer sports camps and such. It's not the kids, it's the parents!
  5. I fished all straight shank this weekend, and I hooked all the fish, but one threw the hook on a shake (I had tension and tried to keep him under, but he wasn't having it). I feel that short, straight gap may have been to blame. Any issues with that? Seems like it's all trade-offs. Easier hookset with higher risk of losing it later vs harder hookset vs easier to hold it. So confused 😕
  6. Doubtful anyone can answer that for you. If you can hold both, do that. Weight, handle, taper, etc. all play a role. Curado definitely looks like a step up. Cork grips..I'd choose split grip personally, it looks like they have both. Curado also uses Fuji guides and real seat. SLX uses a custom reel seat and ? guides, and has EVA split grips. If I liked the feel of the Curado, I'd get it over SLX for $30. If you plan on fishing for a while, I'd get the best you can budget reasonably.
  7. I haven't fished Henshaw or Wolford in a long time. Henshaw has more cover then Wolford for young juevnile bass to servive then Wolford. Wolford being a stocked trout lake produces a few big bass each year and fished it more then Henshaw but I like to fish Henshaw better with good off shore structure and decent shallow east end flats with weed mats. I would say the bass have transitioned into summer period about a month past the major spawn at both lakes. Tom PS, yes that is the vedio
  8. Buyers: FYI This is a knockoff and not the REAL KGB.
  9. i see the 7'9" heavy that is rated up to 3 oz. that could probably work. i have the kastking ordered and will get back to you on how accurate that lure rating is. i have a tatula flipping stick and a dobyns sierra 735 that i can give some comparisons too for heavy sticks
  10. Not to derail this this thread, but I have a gen1 heavy veritas. I saw a fish eat my jig in shallow water, set the hook and it came flying out of the water at me. I actually apologized to the fish. You are right about landing a tuna with it.
  11. Thank you Tom. I've been reading about this years seemingly late spawn, what I'm trying to determine is if the Bass at Henshaw/Wolford are in that recovery stage after spawn. Bites have dropped off significantly. Just trying to be a better fisherman by learning a little more about my prey. Really looking forward to the video, Thanks agin. This must be what your talking about,
  12. Every time you catch a fish it often tells you something. It's not so often what you throw but how you work it. If it happens more then once, you might be into a pattern. This has happened to me over the years. It tells me to let it settle and just gently shake the bait like you do when pulling out a over run. I would do what other said by slowing down, subtle shakes and letting it sit again. Always think about what you were doing when the bite occurred.
  13. Stay hydrated I try to fish areas that have some sort of cover, Sometimes it is just impossible.
  14. Anyone got some personal advice or tips for a fairly new bass-only angler? This will be my first summer where I specifically target bass during the warm dog days at my local ponds bank fishing. I don't have a bass boat so I'm limited to the shoreline and mainly throw Texas rigged craws and Chatterbaits if it's not weed infested. Any advice on how to target those fish when they can't stand the heat? Past two weeks I've been getting results at my nearby ponds but now that the heat is really starting to kick in these fish are nowhere to be seen. I've heard about pitching shaded cover and jigs. but I would like to hear personal advice from actual anglers on how to handle the dog days. Thanks!
  15. Yeah, I planned on stocking up before the months end.
  16. I'm heading to Vermillion Thurs-Sunday to chase smallies (and walleye). Can't wait! I love me some rocky, tanic lakes.
  17. Journalism is in such a state complacency and lazyness these days. What was sold isn't Cabela's stores, what was sold was the real estate occupied by these stores, it's a big difference. Not quite fake, but close.
  18. Man I can relate. Even my simplest projects require 5 trips to Home Depot.
  19. For me long casts become important in extremely clear water. In south Florida we have weedy lakes but often extremely clear water, filtered by the surrounding cover. Canals in south Florida are often clear because they are surrounded by weedy flats. Making long casts to drop-off lines makes good sense. Let plastics settle, and fish them slowly back. I use a quality floro for plastics most of the time. Another important factor is to keep in stealth mode. With a constant breeze I will but out a drift bag and stay off the T/M. This along with long casts produces, when other techniques do not. Two important factors to consider in clear water settings.
  20. I can agree with that @WRB I will only cast 'as far' as I need to, to get bit. But in my neck of the woods, with clear water and big wary brown bass, if I start too close, I may burn the spot and never even know it. In many instances, I prefer to make my initial presentation to a prime structure, cover holding area or the spot on a spot, from as far away as I can accurately / effectively present the bait. That said, balanced quality tackle, (that I have experience, trust & confidence in) the right line for the job & sharp quality hooks, in my mind, are a must. And something that can help me out is, if I'm at the right spot, at the right time, and the bass are looking to eat, with that clearer water, sometimes they are willing to come a ways to get it. So 'accuracy' is a relative term right there. Other times, when I need to hit them on the head, I may have to slide in a little closer. I hate doing that though. A-Jay
  21. I've heard of gefilte fish and pickled herring, but never pickled bass, pass the Kosher dills...
  22. Now that would be fun! I keep having homeowner related issues and it takes me forever to fix anything because I lack the knowledge that all my buddies have. Well that and I fish too much
  23. I worked commercial construction for several years. Now, I actually work for my oldest daughter. She buys older homes, and we rehab them. We just finished one that is on the historic registry. 113yrs old. We do everything.
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  25. @A-Jay, you are a machine. I bust those big round pieces once (or twice) with a maul before attempting to pick them up. Hash tag sports hernia haha
  26. college didn’t workout for my son. he wanted to work for the school system, coach ball, and retire with a pension. now he is a skilled finish carpenter. he lays some good hardwood floors and can tile anything. he is 32, i really admire him for his ability to come up with a plan B and work hard to see it through. sometimes life just happens.
  27. When the power goes out - this is it. A-Jay
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