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  2. Looking for a fishing partner. Weekdays, I am retired. Last year I bought a tracker 175 but I lack experience power loading. We could fish my boat or yours. Mostly interested in Sodus bay, Irondequoit bay, Honeoye and Conesus.
  3. had a welcomed visitor in my garden this morning
  4. Hello, I'm wondering what line y'all use for spinnerbaits. Until recently, I've used braided line with a leader. However, I'm finding myself gravitating back toward monofilament for all moving baits, not just those with treble hooks. Braid remains for jig, worm, and frog fishing. Thoughts? Regards, Josh
  5. The grass is finally coming in nicely. Balls of shad roaming everywhere and bass feeding. Underspins we're great. Use to hate fishing grass now I feel confident in it. Can't wait to throw a lipless and chatterbait around. Have a safe memorial day weekend.
  6. I originally built my 6 rod system with the Omen Blacks. I liked the ergos of the rod, and the sensitivity was good at the price point in my opinion. I had 2, maybe 3 that broke the first 2 guides worth of tip off on hook sets or casts. 2 were 7 ft (ish, I think they are 7-1 but im not sure), and the other was a 6 something MH spinning rod. One was replaced at the tackle shop without too much trouble, the others I re tipped because they had some age on them and I didnt feel right trying to get a free rod. I do have a bit of a bad taste in my mouth about them though, and as I move forward, I won't be buying more of them.
  7. Funny story. So a few days ago I'm out throwing the Jackhammer. I finally bit the bullet and bought a few after getting them on a good deal from Overtons. As I'm bringing it close to the boat, this pike rising up and latches on. It was about 30-32". For a split second I'm thinking "ok, does he have the line in his mouth. If I hook him is he taking the bait with him". Well, I noticed some of the line was in fact in his mouth, so I just sat that, not setting the hook. I didn't wanna lose the bait. He eventually spit it and swam off. Anyhoo, the bass weren't interested in any other bait that day (jig, t-rig creatures, Keitech, spinnerbait, square bill, jerk, ned). But they were hammering the Jackhammer. Now, was it because it was a Jackhammer and not a cheaper chatterbait? Eh, who knows. But I do notice a difference in the two in build quality and how it fishes.
  8. Does the scorpion have cent. brakes? I was getting 25yd.~ casts today with a 1/16th head. Caught a solid 3.5er after not catching anything in weeks so that was good too. The ned really does work that well I guess. My old ned spinning reel isn't in working order anymore. 😄 It worked out really well for me today. It was as sensitive as any flourocarbon I've used, I think. 8# test held up for pulling a good sized one out of cover so it's strong enough for me. Have you ever tried lighter heads? It seems the lighter the head the more you catch.
  9. Why did you spell it that way? Spell it like everyone else does - 13 fishing - and it works just fine.
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  11. Check the "Fishing Tackle" forum. The "Latest Sale" thread will give ya all the info ya need.
  12. If someone's on the dock, I'm not fishing it, especially if there are others that are empty. Same for anyone sitting close to the water trying to enjoy some privacy. Obviously, other folks don't think the same way as me. Do unto others....
  13. Obviously it's great for mid range cranks and traps, but I also really like it for lighter chatterbaits. I also like throwing a lighter Carolina rig on it, and it's a sneaky good football jig rod as well.
  14. It's not that I don't like them, it's that some of their "antics" keep me watching closely, as I am definitely on the fisherman side, for any tournament trail. I applaud them for wanting to protect the resource, and bring more awareness to the sport. Asking questions regarding some of their comments, policies and decisions, should only bring more awareness, and help promotion. Mandating their anglers to NOT participate with their personal sponsors, at one of the industries largest venues, seems to go against spreading the sport and bringing awareness.
  15. It applies but you won't see the discount when placing your order, it will show up on the email confirmation.
  16. Amen, it all depends on well it have been maintained. Like asking if a car with 60-70,000 is finished.
  17. i used 120 for the deeper repair and 220 for a final sand than sealed it.
  18. @12poundbass ~ I’m really glad you did this little write up! I fished the vibrating jig towards the end of last season and a little this year. I can see myself really enjoying throwing this and spinnerbaits. After reading this I think I need to slow my retrieve WAY down. Question: should I be feeling the blade vibrating all the time while reeling it in? A-Jay ~ Thanks ~ Try reeling the bait along boat side so you can see it. Make sure the boat is mostly stopped. Watch what the bait does at what speed. You might learn that at least with the Jackhammer, the bait can be retrieved fairly slowly, yet the blade & trailer are still doing their thing. You don't HAVE to be able to feel it, just need to know, believe & have confidence in what the bait is doing. Also, remember this is a vibrating JIG - so anyone who knows jig fishing is totally comfortable with Not being able to FEEL any vibration from the jig and yet, it still get's bites - and big ones at that. Bass will eat this as it sits motionless just like a plain jig. **** Big thing to remember when smallmouth fishing - even in cold or cooler water - smallies Like to Chase . . . so in cold or cooler water, a vibrating jig that crawls along the bottom for a short distance and then stops very briefly, and then crawls along the bottom and then stops briefly and does that continuously, is very appealing. They will often follow/ track it a long way - finally eating it. And here's the secret . . . every 4 or 5 moves - speed the reel handle quickly one turn only. Makes the bait jump and look like it's getting away. Very often - if there's a brown fatty following it - she'll often choke it on the pause or the next movement. This works for swingheads, swimbaits, spinnerbaits, A-Rigs - almost any horizontal moving bait for smallies. Not a guarantee, but pretty close. So there's that.
  19. Mobasser, I recall watching an Orlando Wilson fishing show many years ago and at the end of the show he announced that it had taken him four days to catch enough bass for his 30 minute program. He was using the finest tackle money could buy and in the finest bass boat.
  20. Yeah although I'm a fan of Oliver, never trust pro staff
  21. Ok that's the one the tournament mb replaced. That's before I became a Lew's user.
  22. Not at all. There numerous anglers who use straight shank hooks with their worms, curly taii and plain. Consider a slip sinker in lieu of a screw in and you will find less congestion at the hook tie and it gives you the same results. If you want your weight tight to the worm, just peg, or bobber stop the slip sinker to hold it in place. I am sure others will have a different take on this. My personal preference is a an EWG hook.
  23. When you start up, while your lead is coming up to temperature, set your mold on top of the pot and let it warm up too, then your first pour should be as gold as your last.
  24. Just last night my husband and I we're hanging out on our dock enjoying the peace and tranquility of the lake we live on. Two fisherman came over in their boat and proceeded to fish 5 feet off the corner of my dock, 30 feet away from us. Now, I fully realize that it's a free lake to anyone who wants to use it and that they have a right to fish near the dock, but when the homeowners are on their dock enjoying a quiet evening, is it still appropriate? After about 40 minutes they were still there and we decided they weren't leaving any time soon and we left the dock feeling very frustrated that they had absolutely no respect for us. It's a large lake that is not busy and there are plenty of docks to fish that have no one sitting on them. I thought it was extremely rude of them but I didn't say anything because I thought they might get angry and then make a point of coming back more often just to annoy us. There is a respect for other human beings that these two fisherman ignored and now I see fisherman a little differently.
  25. What rod is that? I cant make out the writing on the back of the reel seat.
  26. Ya know, I used it for jigs quite a bit. It will definitely do the job. The tip on that rod let's it do a lot of thinks pretty well, but there are definitely lighter, better balanced, more sensitive, crisper rods out there for the $. It is still one of my favorite rods to use, but for me, a jig/trig rod needs to be where you should be the most picky. I'd shoot for Mojo Bass, Tatula (new or old version). The Bass X I have is the 7'4" MH mod fast btw.
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