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  2. That Sahara should work just fine for that purpose. I personally use mono on UL setups, but I used several different superlines for about 5 years. I like mono because I can see to tie it. 😁😁 When you say your casts "don't get much distance", what exactly is the distance you're getting? As for the retrieve ratio, it's just fine. An UL is made to mimic small denizens of the water, and small denizens of the water don't race around madly. jj
  3. I've never fished a high end rod, but I have felt bites with my finger that didn't even come close to affecting my rod in any way. This is most common when I'm using enough slack to get the most vertical fall possible.
  4. As a new person I'd suggest you stay with rods and reels in your price range from Shimano or Daiwa. Over time you'll branch out with other manufacturers.
  5. I agree, personally I'd grab a few of the Slx combos from Alf as they are great value and great quality too.
  6. He was looking for something faster than the Sahara 1000. The President 20 is much slower at only 20.2 IPT and if the Summit compares to the other '25' spinning reels, it's not much faster at around 22 IPT. Need to hit the 30 or 35s from Pflueger to get faster than the 27 IPT of the Sahara.
  7. For sub division lakes I google the information from the home owners association. That usually says if fishing is allowed and who can fish there. Other than that it’s google maps.
  8. Yes, I forgot to mention I’m using 4-Pound Fireline braid. Thank you for all your helpful replies. These President reels are quite nice for their price.
  9. We are in the middle of the spawn period in the SoCal lakes you mentioned with the exception of Casitas is in mostly post spawn with some bed fish. post spawn bass are very stressed from spawning and rarely chase fast moving lures, slower lures are far more effective....think Senko's. The slip shot rig (finesse c- rig) is a very good presentation from shore, search "slip shot rig". Tom
  10. I am a retired banker in the Rochester NY area who is looking to pal up with other retired men who just enjoy a day on the water. I am a Christian man who would also find it beneficial to share some Christian fellowship with other believers who enjoy the sport of fishing. I have gone the "club" route but it's not for me. It would be good to create a network of Christian anglers in the area who like to share their passion for their faith and love for fishing with others. I am not looking to start a new club just an informal listing of others who would benefit from this type of networking. Maybe such a network exists of which I am not aware. If so, can you share more info on that with me? If you would like to add another fishing friend to your water excursions, let me know. Thx all.
  11. Are you fishing from a boat, kayak, or the shore? If your walking the banks, 2 mid level combos is probably the way to go. If your out on the water I would stick to the cheaper, multiple combo plan you currently have. The fuego ct is an excellent choice for your baitcasting reels no matter what you decide. They are the same reel as the tatula only without the t-wing and an amazing value at $50-$70 from Ebay. I personally would go mh and h on the bait casters, especially if you plan to throw frogs. You would need 50lb braid on the h if you go that route, but this is just my personal preference because I don't finesse fish much.
  12. I use the 7” Neko rigged in hot post-spawn when conditions are tough.
  13. I have a Pflueger President size 20 and a Pflueger Summit XT size 25 for my UL setups. The Summit XT is a BassPro/Cabelas only reel made for them by Pflueger.
  14. Hello! This is my first post on the forums so bear with me. I have been trying to get into bass fishing, but haven't had much success (I have only been bass fishing once so that's probably why but anyways). I'm pretty sure that the spawn has passed on my local lakes here in SoCal (Casitas, Cachuma, Piru, Castaic, Pyramid). I've heard that swim jigs are good to catch post-spawn to early summer bass. My question is: What are the best colors, techniques, gear, line, etc? Really, any tips to catch bass during this time period would help a lot. Also, I have a kayak but I won't be able to get it out onto the water until summer at the earliest, so I'm limited to the shore for now. Thanks for any advice!
  15. 6'6" ML- Ned rig 7' M- Tube bait with 1/8 ounce jighead and/or weightless senko 7' MH- 3.8" Keitech swimbait or similar 7'2" MH- jerkbait and/or chatterbait 7'3 H- jig There you have it, the winning lures!!
  16. So, I'm 39 and I don't really feel old. Well sometime last year I fished on Saturday and woke up Sunday morning and went to get in the shower and I noticed a few bruises on my stomach, I thought that was weird. They went away and then a couple months later, I fished on Saturday and woke up Sunday morning and the same thing. I went fishing later that afternoon and I realized what was causing it. LOL!!!! Guess that was my moment of realizing what people meant when they said wait till your 40, but I wasn't even 40 yet.
  17. My family and I are moving to Rhode Island this year. I got heavily into bass fishing three years ago when I moved to VA. I grew up in CT, and spent many year striped bass fishing in RI, and I plan to do plenty of of it. However, I cannot give up my beloved bass fishing habit. Just putting a feeler out to see what kind of bass fishing I might be getting into.
  18. A started with Abu Veritas' and bought a Fantatista Regista 7' M/F casting rod on steep discount from Gander when they went out of business. I also own Kistler Magnesium and Heliums. They're all light as a feather, very sensitive, and are of exceptional quality. At the time the Abu retailed for $499. I believe they're $299 now, putting them closer, but still higher, than the Kistlers. After a couple years of use, I find myself taking my Kistlers out 99% of the time. Both are great rods, but subjectively I've grown to like Kistler rods more, which are made in the USA. Once you get into the $200+ price range, you're going to get a high quality product. I really comes down to handling the rod and deciding what 'feels' best to you. Best of luck picking out your new rod.
  19. As said previously, get out in the boat a few times. Get comfortable in it. It will only take a few outings before you know what accessories you’d like to have, and where to put them. You can very quickly rack up a pricey bill on accessories, and turn your kayak into Swiss cheese drilling holes. Holes are never exactly watertight after you remove something, no matter what you do to seal them. Spend a little bit of time in it before spending more money and putting in the effort.
  20. The clutch is engaging mid cast. Could be it wasn’t fully disengaged, May have bumped the thumb bar and it may be sticky and need cleaning. Any or all could be at play. I’d do it for you but honestly, the cost would approach replacement cost.
  21. I just picked up a Shimano SLX on ebay for 65 bucks! Now looking for a rod to go with it!
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  23. Should've specified, 3 people in the boat kept over 100* And no don't agree with breaking the law. But also don't think the world will end either because people keep Bass. Just keep the legal amount.
  24. Junger

    PB&J Sandwich

    I one up your culinary PBJ masterpiece... Two slices of bread, peanut butter on each one. Place each one aside, peanut butter facing up. Take third slice of bread, jelly on both sides, then in between the other two slices with peanut butter. Triple decker PBJ....the Big Mac of PBJ's!
  25. The reason I fish is because of Bass, put them back in the water please... they taste like hell anyways
  26. I have some nice jerkbait from lucky craft and Jackall, I’ll fish it anywhere and don’t mind loosing some. The only one, that I only use once a year and would cry if I loos it, is this one plain old rapala hj08
  27. Heading for a weekend trip in a week and was wondering if the bedding has completed or am I still looking at prespawn?
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