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  2. Do you already have cross bars? You don't really need a j cradle or anything else to transport one kayak. Just strap it down
  3. Once again leaving the house at 0500, air temperature was 69 degrees and I was expecting a repeat of the previous days pattern. So I drop the boat in and decide to try a different bank, but it seemed fish obviously had different ideas. Even though I caught a couple of decent fish on a popper and chatter bait, it was the primrose/hyacinth mats that looked like fun. So I go to work on the mats, catching a couple of small fish punching above their weight class. I drop back in and my rod loads up and I set the hook on a heavy fish, and then nothing. I reel in to find my bobber stopper was the only thing left on my line. After some excitable utterances over what just transpired, I commence to rerigging my punch set-up. I decided to try another area, and I made a pitch into the mat. My line jumps, my rod loads, and the rumble begins. I gotta say she felt much bigger due to the hook piercing the side of her mouth and promptly imbedding in a primrose vine. After welcoming her aboard, I was surprised she only weighed 2.9lbs and released her to fight another day...
  4. I like to fish alone or with others. When I fish with others it can make the fishing day stressful. I like to go fishing. Fishing: the activity of trying to catch fish. I like to catch fish, but I go for the whole experience. IE: exercise, quietness, weather, nature, no technology, no traffic, etc. People that expect to catch loads of fish, just ruin the outing for me. I learned when I was young from my uncles that "let's go fishing" was a code for: Lets get away from these yappy women. 😁 We'd grab our gear, bait, soda (later on beer), and head out. Our trips varied 2-6 hrs, depending on the bite or time of day we left. Some days/nights were more successful than others. To those that confuse "fishing" with "catching", they need to go find some asian/silver carp. That way they can knock some sense into them. lol
  5. Why did they name it a jet ski and not a boatercycle?
  6. The bass x are basically the old Mojo's. I'd also consider the Eyecon, it's a really nice rod even though it's designed for walleye
  7. Nicer racks are made by Thule and Yakima. You can get a set of cross bars with mounting feet and just put the kayak upside down straight on the cross bars. You can look up what parts you will need for your car on their websites. Probably around $400-$500.
  8. Maybe you can return it and get the Lifetime Teton from Dick’s Sporting Goods instead? The Teton has a mesh frame seat which should be more comfortable. They frequently are on sale for $300.
  9. Paid for rod July 9th and still no tracking or reply to text messages?????????
  10. Good on them for releasing it. Don't see those barn doors very often anymore.
  11. I caught a world record brown bullhead when I was a teenager but just thought it was a funny shaped flathead and turned it loose. It was an ounce shy of 8 pounds, didn't even take a picture of it because that's a baby for a flathead. Wouldn't have been that big of deal since it was just a bullhead but it still would have been kind of cool.
  12. Hi there I'm Eric Baldin and I recently made an article on which hand to use to reel in while using a baitcaster. If anyone is interested it breaks down pros and cons, and has a video with Todd Wodds if you prefer a visual. https://hikingtentcamping.tk/left-vs-right-hand-fishing-reel/
  13. Melvern has a good population of smallmouth, and the population is getting better at Clinton. There's a bunch of them in Wabaunsee but that's probably getting to be not much closer than just driving to Table Rock for you. It does have huge smallies and largemouth both though.
  14. I've got Tat SV and Zillion SV, best skipping reels I've ever owned and it's not even close.
  15. Yep, the 50 and 70 sized Shimano baitcasters are too small and uncomfortable in my hands. Abu Revos are uncomfortable in my hands. I've had rods that pushed or rubbed on spots on my fingers or hands that made me get rid of them. I also dislike cork because it dries my hands out terribly bad for some reason.
  16. 1) sarah brightman #1 2)4 3)view them shorty as live in Vegas
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  18. Nailed that... I can't stand dropping a line over the side of the boat and sitting there, jigging or drop-shotting, or trolling, or chucking huge baits... There's nothing wrong with any of those things, but I can't do them and have fun.
  19. I've got the 3.75" Baby Bull Shad in bone color, it swims really nice. The smallmouth and white bass love it.
  20. I use the 3.8 and 4.8 sizes all the time on a 3/8oz bladed jig.
  21. If you can catch the bass you want using shorter cast it does improve your strike to putting bass in the boat ratio. The fact is anyone can catch bass on short cast but it takes skill to detect strike making long cast and even more skill getting good hook sets and putting the big bass in the boat. It's dilemma making a long cast and not for everyone. If I didn't develop strike detection and hook set skills to catch big bass on long cast none of my top 5 bass would have been possible. Tom
  22. Agreed and it really sucks. We have already lost too many because the small fishing and other retailers don’t have the buying power of the big stores.
  23. I like your survival kit here. What conditions determine whether you opt in for a slider vs a wacky or say a shakey vs mushroom style presentation etc etc when you initially approach a pond?
  24. Why do shipments go by car, and cargo goes by boat?
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