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  2. Me and my buddy are looking for any tips y’all can give us on our YouTube channel we just started this week and it would mean a lot if y’all could just check a video out and give us a few tips.
  3. Well..that was the problem last night...I wasn't catching. Got out about two hours before sunset..caught a few on some laydowns early..then it got quiet after dark..as in the skunk crawled in the boat at sunset. Just post fishing second guessing..but I usually can keep it interesting with a worm with a nice one every now and then. It was slow for others too..just wondering if I should start changing it up like you. But, if I'm catching, the thought of switching up never enters my mind.
  4. I’ve become a big fan of the FG . Very thin and very strong when tied correctly. I fish it on rods that have semi micro ( Zodias) or macro guides ( Kistler H3) with no problems. I’ll stop the knot somewhere between the reel and first guide. Usually ends up between 6-7’ which allows multiple reties. This knot takes a little practice and there’s lots of ways to tie it that all work.
  5. Don Iovino Major Craft finesse spinning rod. Tom
  6. Jack of all trades..master of none! We need only master three or a least get really good at em! Topwater, mid-depth, & bottom Myself personally I have two in each category, one for working shallow, & one for working deep.
  7. Spinner baits and topwater for early morning, Texas rig stuff for after 9 A.M.
  8. Don't! LOL. Seriously, the last time I did was 21 years ago. Things have changed a lot since 9/11 so I don't have any advice for leaving the country. I have only flown within the states since then.
  9. For you guys that have traveled out of the US, do you have any tips? We’re going to a resort in Jamaica for our honey moon in the middle of August and neither one of us have ever left the states. Any tips or advice is appreciated!
  10. Hey all, Looking at getting a nicer rod specifically for ned rigs for smallmouth. Currently using a Kastking walleye rod, 7'1" ML fast, which has a softer tip which i seem to like. So far I've held the St. Croix premier 7' ML fast, which was very whippy, ie a much softer tip then id expect from a fast action rod. Also tried the BPS carbonlite 2.0 in 7'2" ML Xfast. I felt this was too stiff of a tip for small ned rigs. What would be your preference as to length, action and power rod for under $150. It will be paired with a Pflueger President XT 25 size, 15lb Power pro to SC sniper. Thanks
  11. Nah! Top 10 😉 @OCdockskipper you're asking to cover the entire night fishing subject. We have had some outstanding threads on every aspect of night fishing. 1. Bass are cold-blooded the warmer the water the more often they feed, day or night. 2. I got nuthin! Can't remember ever fishing anywhere at night with less than 8-12' visibility. 3. I got a thread round here somewhere, I'll see if I can find it. Aint no short answer to that one. 4. During the day which is better, fishing on weekends or fishing during the middle of the week? 5. Same as during the day, what happens at night is some of the forage changes location.
  12. Wondering if the guys on here can help me in my search for a good moderate action flipping rod as I'm having trouble finding a rod with enough flex to load up deep into the blank while fishing close quarters with straight braid. I just bought an Edge Delta 777 and have been left feeling disappointed with my purchase. Its rated down to 1/2oz and it was described to me over the phone from an employee at Edge that this rod was soft enough to where it could be used to throw crankbaits and such but after fishing it I don't think that could be further from the truth. This rod is a broomstick by my standards and 1oz baits barely load it enough when pitching baits. I assumed it would have enough flex for what I'm looking for but that just isn't the case so now I'm back searching for another rod. At this point I feel as though I need a rod with enough tip to comfortably flip baits down to a 1/2oz while still having the backbone to horse fish out of the pads. I'm fishing up in the Pacific Northwest so I wont be horsing 7lbers of the mats or flipping a 1 1/2oz tungsten, but I will need a rod with enough backbone to horse out a 3lber should it get stuck deep in the lily pad stems. I will probably never be fishing weights over 1oz and will most often be using a 3/4oz tungsten. This is where I feel a moderate action would help me out because it would allow a heavy power rod to have some play in the tip while and allow me to pitch lighter weights. So question is, are there any rods that fit this description?? As for price I normally look for rods priced just around $100 but it seems my options are limited for the kind of rod I desire so I'm willing to spend some extra money to get the rod I want. If anyone on here can relate to what I'm talking about and has a rod or two in mind that might fit my needs I would love to hear what it is and how it fishes. Thanks
  13. I have the lew’s laser pro that I got for $100 and I think that too is pretty good for the price....today tho the reel started to grind when I casted it today ☹️
  14. I like darker colored skirts with a little bit of chartreuse mixed in . I make some of living rubber that is a combination of black ,brown , blue and chartreuse .
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  16. I’m recently trying out the Ned rig myself. My first cast also got one as soon as it hit the water. Haven’t got another.
  17. Kistler Mag 2 6’9” Medium Heavy Fast. This rod is super versatile and seems pretty dang sensitive to me.
  18. Thank-You very much, I will give them a try.
  19. I use the Scott Martin 7’3” Frog/Swimbait rod to throw my 168 S Wavers, works fine for me. Could probably have a slightly slower tip and that would make it fantastic but whatever. I use a mono leader to give some stretch.
  20. My favorite Spring time spinner bait. This or white/chart
  21. Yeah I know, I actually have an HMG (well it’s my dad’s but I use it a lot) but I was just interested in the Lunker Stik since it’s only $68 rn
  22. I have an idea on where I want to fish and know what lures exploit that type of cover or structure well . If that doesnt work then I try other things . Lure selection is the easiest part .
  23. What’s too long? If your goal is to catch fish and you’re catching then it’s what you should be doing, right? But I am the exact opposite of @jimmyjoe. What I enjoy the most is the challenge and working toward becoming the master of all techniques. If I catch five bass I will literally stop doing what I’m doing and do something else. It’s a rule I have. Once I’ve hit five then I change to a technique that needs improvement. If it’s a slow day I may drop my limit from 5 to 2 just so I can practice something I’m not good at. I would rather catch one good bass using a technique (or in a circumstance) that I’ve never has success with than 10 bass on a lipless crank. I’ve caught a lot of fish on a lipless already. I’m 50 years old. I intend to be a better fisherman than KVD by the time I’m 65. I don’t mind if you laugh at that, but that is my mentality and my work ethic and it’s what makes it enjoyable to me. Do what makes it most enjoyable for you in the long run.
  24. I survived it. You can survive it, too. Lots of advances in the last 10 years. My PSA was eleven, and they removed 5 lymph nodes. Four follow-ups show no residual. I'm lucky, I had a good doctor, and The Big Guy Upstairs had mercy on me. That's in reverse order of importance, y'know. 😁 jj
  25. I don't do bluegill...I do bream 😉 Color #124 Golden Bream? I don't have my spinnerbait box here & the picture on the website does it no justice. Here's little thought, if I'm on a spinnerbait bite with whatever "bluegill" color I'll put that skirt on a jig & match a trailer to it.
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