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  2. I heard Megastrike for slicking your hair back, and a little JJ's on the wrists and behind the ears was the trick.
  3. MN Fisher, You've done a great job upgrading your canoe.
  4. Hey guys, I've been at Walter Reed for a bit now and I'm searching for some good bass spots. I've got a fly setup as well as gear. I'm originally from WA state where I pretty much exclusively fished for salmon and trout, so I'm semi-new to the bass game. I fished Widewater on the C&O last weekend and had a largemouth smash a woollybugger on the flyrod and now I'm obsessed. Spotted a couple monsters but couldn't get them to hit. If you guys any tips or advice for a newbie, it would be much appreciated. I also have a cheap pelican yak that will get me on the water. Thanks.
  5. Pretty sure all pflueger spinning reels come with a braid ready spool now. I still usually use mono backing to save money
  6. I've heard if you use MegaStrike to brush your teeth 10lb-ers will jump out of the water to kiss you smack on the mouth
  7. It looks like the right corner edge of your adapter plate is below the hull plane surface and that will cause you problems with air bubbles. The TD can't be inline with hull stiffeners or any surface that causes turbulence. You OB propeller shouldn't be and issue as it sits at least 6" behind the transum. Your TD looks like a SI unit? Tom
  8. I've had some success so far on the DuPage this year in the Naperville area, although not after a recent rain. The visibility gets so poor and so much debris in the water...I've now decided to always wait a couple days after a rain (like the one today) before going back out. Most of my luck has been using jerkbaits (Husky Jerk, X-rap knockoff) and in natural colors.
  9. This deffinately sounds like a fuel issue. Check your fuel line they break down from I side out. Also you primer bulb if you have one could be weak or just flat worn out also if you have quick release fittings on your motor like alot of outboards do check the o rings. Sometimes the biggest issues have the simplest solutions
  10. I have an Exage spinning rod I bought to build a setup for my wife. It looks good and seems to perform well. I'm not great at saying one rod is more sensitive than another, but it's sensitive in any case. Using senkos and Ned Rigs we can definitely feel the bite, and feeling rocks is no problem either. If they have them on closeout you could certainly do worse.
  11. Awesome, thank you! As long as it’s a solid rod I think I’ll go ahead and pick it up. Can’t hurt to have a back up if I don’t enjoy fishing with it either.
  12. ^^^Could not agree more. It wasn't just him that was in danger. Pretty much anybody on the lake could have been killed by this person's decision. There should be serious punishment for this.
  13. I did a lot of research over the fall and winter and ended up buying a Compass in January. I have probably 10 outings so far....still early. Initial impressions.... -heavier than I expected; I cartop it, but Hullivator is a godsend....trailer is way to go if your storage can handle it -seat is much better than my Tarpon, but not as comfortable as I'd hoped. I can do a couple more hours than I could in my other yaks, but still going to have some issues anything over 7 hours -180 drive is a MUST for fishing. I absolutely love it....soooooo much more time fishing than the old days...I haven't staked or anchored yet -dealer offered to move round hatch forward and install rectangle in front of seat....I balked at the expense at the time, but its probably a good idea -I've been sort of shocked at the explision of trolling motors on yaks lately. Consider skipping the pedals and going right to a Torqueedo. I found this to be a good on-water introductory video to some basic differences:
  14. This appears to be a great alternative to those who are inconvenienced by a lanyard https://www.fellmarine.com/products/
  15. There's the Tatula OG (Black and Gold with foam grips) that go by model convention like TAT610MHFB, 2018 Tatula with new cork grips that go with model numbers like TTU741HRB, and the Tatula XT which have lower quality components and model numbers like TXT701MFB. To further confuse you, there are the Tatula Elite series (TAEL), which are pretty similar to the TAT & TTU Tatulas, unless you step up to the TAEL's with AGS guides.
  16. I have a 704 (two actually) and the 6'10" MH XF SLX. Both good sticks, but very different. The SLX is a bit stiffer and a lot faster. I think the SLX would make a good single hook moving bait rod, and a decent enough budget jig and plastic rod. I found it more sensitive than the Fury, but I've never had trouble feeling bites, so don't go by me. I didn't weigh them, but they feel about the same while fishing them, perhaps the SLX is a tad lighter and the Fury a bit more balanced, but it's marginal, and again just going by feel. If you aren't catching fish (or loosing them somewhere along the way) It's you and not either of these two rods.
  17. As the subject says, I plan to upgrade to peddle power within the next several months. Here is my short-list of kayaks I am considering. I am looking for a kayak I can move around easily and can stand in. I am looking for advise on each. Native Slayer Propel 10 - $2,199 Hobie Mirage Compass - $1,949 Old Town Topwater PDL - $1,999 I am leaning towards the Old Town, I like the reviews I have seen so far.
  18. Two things, best case that will heal up in a month or so, and worst case you are introducing the risk of a fungus or bacterial infection. If it's a private pond, and you already can identify the fish, what is the purpose of marking it?
  19. Small mouth, big girth, well fed, fast growth rate. Here's one from a managed, and fed population:
  20. It walks great. It's a big lure. I'll report when I get more time on the water with it. Post spawn fish will hopefully be feeding on Megadogs.
  21. Would you consider the slx to be a little more stiff than the fury? I have the fury 704c and hoping to get something a bit more heavy power That’s very true! But I’ve heard through the grapevine that they receive a prettttyyy sweet deal from Shimano at little to no cost. 😂 Just want some first hand personal opinions.
  22. Shouldn't need to. They were biting good at Hillsdale this morning.
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