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  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Buyers: FYI This is a knockoff and not the REAL KGB.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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,
  8. 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.
  9. Stay hydrated I try to fish areas that have some sort of cover, Sometimes it is just impossible.
  10. 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!
  11. Yeah, I planned on stocking up before the months end.
  12. I'm heading to Vermillion Thurs-Sunday to chase smallies (and walleye). Can't wait! I love me some rocky, tanic lakes.
  13. 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.
  14. Man I can relate. Even my simplest projects require 5 trips to Home Depot.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. I've heard of gefilte fish and pickled herring, but never pickled bass, pass the Kosher dills...
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. @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
  21. 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.
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  23. When the power goes out - this is it. A-Jay
  24. The advantages and disadvantages of making long casts bass fishing. I define a long cast as over 120' or 40 yards for sake of discussion. We can agree making long cast using deep diving crankbaits is an advantage as it allows the lure to dive to depth and stay down longer in the strike zone. Long cast can be a advantage using big swimbaits by keeping the lure in the strike zone longer covering more water searching for big bass. The down side is strike detection and effective hook sets, the longer the cast is the lower the percentage of strike detection and effective hook sets. This brings me to horizontal jig fishing or making long cast over 120' or 40 yards and retreiving a jig verses making shorter casts between 60' ot 20 yards to 90' or 30 yards. It should be obvious strike detection and hook sets are easier the shorter the casting distance. If you can get strikes making shorter casts it's an advantage. Making long casts is a disadvantage no debate with that statement. Why make long cast jig fishing? I didn't start out making long cast until it became necessary to get strikes. The big bass where I fish have learned to stop feeding activity when boats approach them during day light periods. At night you can get closer and make shorter bass catching bass. During day light I started casting as far as I could, about 50 yards, to reach active bass and started catching big bass. If 30 yards works then why cast further? If shorter casts doesn't work why not make longer casts? That is the dilemma, make short or long cast and the answer isn't clear cut without trail and error. Tom
  25. Exactly. I rented a primitive log cabin for 5 years with no central heat and only a wood stove. It was fun splitting it all but that's when back spasms began. Thankfully my parent wouldnt allow that! When we turned 18 she showed us the door and said " here's your hat, what's your hurry?" Haha. If my spine was broken or something she would allow it of course but her advice was always go to work and do what the boss says. Simple to me but hard for some
  26. Along with the obvious, slow down, if you are noticing this you may be casting too far. When you backlash the lure probably isn't going as far...
  27. I'm 47, and I still love splitting firewood by hand. That looks like good fun, if it's not your daily job.
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