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      Read Me Before Posting! This is critical!   12/17/2015

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    Well, Facebook famous anyways From the Rage Tail Facebook page today.
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    Went to the thrift store today expecting to find the usual Shakespear Spincast from 1990, but came across this, only $15! Mint condition, buttery smooth, I honestly dont think it has even been spooled! Preserved just for me What have you guys found at thrift stores/yard sales?
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    Watching MLF competition sets the tone for today's pro's with anywhere from 10 to 15 or more rof combos out on the front deck while fishing. It amazes me how bass anglers copy what they see on TV. A few days ago I took an old friend who can't get up early due to his health issue fishing. We arrived at the lake around 9A bright sunny day and the spawn is on so you don't need a lot of different rods and reels. We both got out 2 rods for worms and jigs put them out on the deck and launched. While I was parking another bright yellow 21' bass boat launched and I got back to the dock the other guy arrived looked at our 2 rods each, I look over at thier 20+ rods out on the deck and said " are you fishing MLF"? He answered can't catch em if you don't have the right stuff. Got in my boat and idled out about 20 yds while the other guys were trying to figure out what to start with and metered a rock pile with bass on it, turned off the engine and put down the trolling motor, turned around and the guys yells to me "your secret spot and starts laughing. Fred and I both made a cast to the rock pile, we both caught bass on the first cast while the guys watched. Before the others got their rods sorted out we caught 7 bass between 3 to 4 lbs off that rock pile. Silence, no more laughing from the peanut gallery. Tom
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    Said just about everybody on this forum Listen, I had a deep realization this morning that I am actually handicapping my progress embarking this exciting new endeavor of being a bass angler. I'm constantly keeping up with the 'Benjamin's' or convincing myself that this new lure/soft plastic that I read somebody's reviews on (especially soft plastics :/ - thanks Crappies) will be the answer to my riddle. For example, nice try Al Lindner.......you almost had me with the new Storm GT360 yesterday........don't worry, you're still my icon. What's the irony here? I said that last week when I picked up some new Reins bubbling shaker. I said that the week before when I almost pulled the trigger on a couple of the 60+ colored cranks Norman offers. The week before that, my insecurity drove me to the extreme of picking up more Z-Man TRDs that I didn't have the color of. Guess what? I have WAY more brand new, never been opened, packages that keep getting piled on with new impulsive buys haha! (spoiler alert: I have yet to use any of those aforementioned products sad huh) I'm being a little dramatic here, but me cutting myself off from buying any new lures for the rest of this year will force me to: 1) improve on techniques with the unopened toys I already have 2) save $$$ 3) be more grateful of the arsenal of countless combinations I can muster 4) save $$$ again. And who knows.......maybe Woody doesn't have to be replaced by Buzzlightyear every week......what if what's never been opened yet is the golden ticket to all these waters all along? Sorry marketers, I just ruined your day I know I know. Don't worry though.........plenty other fish in the sea haha. This was not intended to be a rant, actually sharing a huge personal flaw that I need to curb; but more of a way to get this off my chest and bring some humor to the end of a stressful workday. Tight lines!
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    Only a person in Texas could think of this: From the county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story. Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Austin, Texas. After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off. Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off--it was a fine, dry summer night, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons' vehicles left. At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road. The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test. To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.' "I doubt it", said the truly proud Texan. 'Tonight I'm the designated decoy.'
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    My last fishing report was about a PB on a drop shot... and here is another! Went out today to my local tidal creek off of the Potomac. Tide was incoming when I got there, and according to the other anglers on the bank, bite was good. Partly cloudy skies, temperature in the 50s. I threw a bunch of different baits - started with chatterbait and t-rigged craw, moved through lipless, swimjig, and senko. But my only success on the day came on a drop shot thrown on a 7' ML *** on a Shimano NASCI reel, rigged up with 10lb braid to an 8lb mono leader, using a 1/0 Gamakatsu drop shot hook 2' above a 1/8oz. tungsten drop shot weight. I threw a roboworm for a bit, but caught my fish on a Zoom Z-drop in green pumpkin, with the tail dipped in chartreuse JJ's magic. I hooked into two fish and lost them when they jumped (I am wondering if the ML rod isn't enough to set the hook). My third fish felt like a snakehead by the way it was fighting. Fortunately I had a friend there who was able to help me land it. Ended up being my new PB at 5.3lbs! Couldn't be happier!
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    Water temp was down to 38 degrees today, my friends and I went out to try for some sauger and walleye. Fishing 4" keitech swing impacts on 1/4oz heads on a slow lift/drop retrieve in 15-20FOW. My buddy hooked a musky within 15 minutes of us getting to our spot, and the hook came out while I was trying to get the fish grips on the fish's jaw. 5 minutes later and I hook a brute of a musky, luckily it was just as a boat arrived that was targeting musky, and they netted the fish for me. They were stunned that I caught it on "that little jig". 10 minutes after releasing the first one I feel a "tick" and lean back into something that is also clearly not a walleye! The guys in the boat were happy to come net the fish for me, and we got more pictures. 15 minutes later and I am dumbfounded when I hook yet another musky. I told the guys in the boat to just keep fishing but they helped me out again and scooped the fish up once it was tired. Somehow I managed to land all three on a 10lb test mono leader. So today the spinning rod with a keitech outfished 3 guys throwing big musky lures from a boat, they never had a bite! Must be the cold water. Might I add that I can see the buildings where I take classes from where I am catching these fish! This fish very easily could have been my PB (43") but we didn't measure it, things were chaotic enough to begin with!
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    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! Creek Chub "Pikie Minnow" Hootie
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    nice hat trick today. big bluegill (sorry no pix of those), crappie sized shell cracker, and a nice bass. here in the mid-south, this perfect storm of optimum spring conditions has big fish of several species putting on the feedbag in preparation for the upcoming spawn. Lord willing, i really hope to meet up with this bass again after she's had a couple of more years of reckless gluttony. her features just scream young top-tier fish with uncharted trophy potential. fingers crossed. hope y'all are catching some too.
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    I was cleaning an old computer when I found an old picture of a Big NY Upstate Winter Bass through the Ice. My Brother and I used to fish a lake near his house which was pretty big and if you fished it in the spring through fall, you would each catch Stunted bass on almost every cast. We used to assume that all the fish were stunted in the lake with an occasional 2lber but my brother discovered that targeting them through the Ice in the part of the lake choked out with Hydrilla so thick that you really couldn't fish most of it (This is before Braid & b4 we knew about Hollow frogs etc.) I forget how much this fish weighed, we used to call everything over 21-22" 5-6lbs and I kind of think this fish was 23" since that was a really good quality bass in upstate NY and in this lake, you could literally catch 5-6 Bass over 21" in a solid day of Ice Fishing. This Fish barely fit through the hole and I believe it was caught on a small Road Runner or small Jigging Spoon (We used to use a Hopkins spoon) We only caught the big fish in the deep areas over 15' in the areas that you could not fish during the year. I guess the lesson of my story is if weeds are too thick they can cause bass to be stunted which I have seen in ponds, but if you have a lake where you only catch small bass, try fishing it through the ice. Live Minnows will also speed up the process & it makes the cold not seem so bad. Here is the picture of my brother with one of the biggest through the Ice and this was Mid Winter with thick ice. Bass eat in the cold, especially the bigger ones, you rarely would catch the dinks in winter which still seems strange to me.
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    Here are some pictures and the video from the giant I caught at LaCygne this weekend. She weighed 10 ls 15 oz and released to fight another day.
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    Came home today, my girlfriend and daughter had a present for me. She didn't want to be in the picture, but that's my PB, only 4.26 lbs but she was proud of it and so am I. I love my girls!!!
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    Depending on the size of the lake, a few....maybe more than a few....truckloads of rice dumped in the lake will absorb the water. Once all the water has been absorbed into the rice,you will be able to simply walk over to the phone to retrieve it.
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    I went to a local reservoir today in search of a jerkbait bite. My friend was out there recently and crushed them, the water was 50-51 degrees when he fished and fish were up shallow cruising and cooperating well. Today when I got on the water, the temperature was 46 degrees, clouds prevented the water from heating up and it only got to 47 by the time I left. The bite was tough, I had to fish really slowly and I couldn't really make sense of where my bites were occurring and why. On top of that, there was a rowing meet taking place, so there was a significant amount of boat wake that I think negatively affected the bite. I caught 11 bass, most of which were about a pound. I did find two studs though, a 4.18 and a 5.24. Both big fish came from the mouths of coves in about 10 FOW, and I tried to duplicate the bite but it didn't happen. I was fishing a vision 110, and pausing it for 5-10 seconds at a time was the only way I could get bit. This was my first time catching numbers of fish working a jerkbait slowly so I'm pretty happy with it!
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    Got this 5lb 10oz Louisiana piggy this weekend. He hit it hard!
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    Mods I hope I have this in the right place Back in the early 60s maybe 60 or 61, Dad bought me my first new reel. It was a Zebco 22. WE went fishing that Sunday evening. Dad and his cousin were fishing for big mouths, I had a ball of worms on the 22 fishing round the bank for Brim. A big Bass grabed the hook and took off , the drag was squealing. Dad was there in ammeter of seconds. Of course I wanted him to take the reel as I had no idea I would be able to get it to the bank. I was a pole fisherman until that day. After what felt like hours I got him to the edge and Dad grabbed him in the mouth. Man was I proud, we went to the Store in Saxe about 2 miles from the pond I got it, and Dad sent me in the store with it to get it weighted. We had it wrapped in a guano sack [ old burlap fertilizer bag ]. The river and creeks were up cause it had come a fresh the day before and folks were gigging Carp. I gave the sack to Mr. Crews to weigh and he put it on the same scales that he weighed cheese and bologna with. the store was full but no one paid any attention. Mr Crews said it weighed 4lbs 15 ounces. When he handed it back to me , it slipped out the sack into the floor. Mr. Crews said dam that is a Bass. Boy they all came around then and wanted to know where I caught it. Of course Dad was in the store by then and took over before I told them. That has been a lifetime ago and I still get excited when I thank about it. I would give anything to be able to fish with Dad again Oh it bought burnt that little 22 up David
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    more field testing today. fortunately dad was willing to help. these trips are always so special to me. gorgeous day here. hope y'all were able to get out too.
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    Today my friend and I drove two hours to an (electric only) lake, battled 20mph+ winds, and burned through several batteries, all because I wanted to catch a spotted bass. It took quite a while for us to figure it out, and even then we were far from having it down to a science, but I'm very happy with how things turned out. Every fish we caught today was on a wind blown, slow tapering bank in 5-10FOW on a half oz trap. The water had about 2' of visibility, far from your typical spotted bass water, but I sure did catch a couple of pretty ones! The biggest one was 3.54lbs, the second biggest was 2.71, and I also caught a 1.71. We caught 8 bass in total including several nice largemouth, and our best five went 14lbs. Can't complain with that on a lake I had never been too in far from ideal conditions!
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    Finally pulled the trigger on new boat... 2017 Ranger RT188 with a Yamaha 115.
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    Hit a good fish this year. I've caught hundreds but they've all been turds. PB&J Ned rig.
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    Everyone has seen the exploits of my grandson Aiden & his fish catching availability but this is about my other 10 yr old grandson Evan Trace. Below is what my daughter-in-law texted me! Today was such an amazing day! It has been a very hard gym season for my sweet boy. Some falls and mistakes at meets, nerves getting the best of him. He's stood with such strength of character, poise and maturity, walking away from meets with NOTHING, others not placing or ending up in 12th place. It's a hard thing to handle. Gym has no 2nd chances, you get ONE shot!! Evan works nonstop, 9 hrs a week in the gym, constantly working at home, and pushing himself, cheering his teammates and praying for them even when his spirits are down he celebrates (sometimes after a min to be a little boy and cry). I am constantly amazed at his work ethic, and I don't know that I could deal with disappointment nearly as well as he can. Today he came to state to ROCK it!! He and his big brother have had some pow wows and they decided he CAN and would win state! Hard work paid off! This boy!! Evan is the state champ on floor and pommel! 3rd place in state on vault, 2nd on parallel bar and 4th on high bar. My amazing son tied for 1st for All Around state champ!! Their team is the Level 5 state champion too! SO amazed!!!
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    Homemade ones, with a Pit Boss or Rage Menace rigged vertically. A rigged Pit Boss.
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    Lake has been going crazy asking me to go fishing several times a day lately, so I took him across the road and asked the neighbors if we could fish their pond. Of course nobody could say no to that face he caught a dozen in the hour we were there, including half a dozen decent ones, this one being the largest and his new PB on a wacky rig!
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    My wife is starting to think I have some type of disorder. The early spring of 2016, I was invited to fish a pond. I guess this is where it happened. I had a single small flip top, old school tackle box that was half empty and 2 $20 spinning combos from Wal-mart. In 3-4 hours of fishing, I must have caught 25 bass. From this point forward, bass fishing has been on my mind about 90% of the time that I'm awake. Flash forward a year and I have a fishing kayak, 7 rod setups, 12+ boxes full of lures, several drawers full of soft plastics and accessories out the wazoo. If I'm not clicking thru TW or scrolling thru this forum, I'm scanning google maps in search of a new pond, stream or lake to fish. After an entire day of fishing, I spend the drive home thinking about when and where I can fish next. I've never been this into something in my entire life. I almost feel guilty at times. Are there other people out there that can relate? Just want to make sure I'm not the only one...
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    Usually don't do a fishing report but I just had to add to all these good stories. Smokey Mt had their first club tourney on Chic yesterday and it was an amazing day. Also an interesting day. My non-boater caught six fish....five keepers. I caught around 20 with three keeps. But .... one was 7# 2oz which is a personal best for me in Tennessee since moving here. What was amazing was it was on a jerkbait and just plain kicked my @#$!. Can't remember the last time a fish pulled off line like that unless it was a striper. Was beautiful too in that it was snowing too. So anyway ... WOW....Tight Lines to all...
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    .50ea for the spinnerbaits, 1.00ea for the jigs and 5.00ea for the fireline
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    My oldest was about 6 months the first time he went in the boat, edit courtesy of @buzzed bait His first time meeting a fish. This past year was the first time he'd really fished, he was 2 at that point. I started him with a Zebco Dock Demon rod and 20 size President spinning reel. Now he's 3 and gotten pretty good at reeling, even has several solo catches under his belt and looks like a seasoned vet while posing with his fish. Our trips are always short, when he's done, we're done. I try to make sure they're his idea as much as possible and that wherever we go has a very healthy population of readily catchable fish. I feel like I'm doing something right because barely a day goes by that he doesn't ask if we can go fishing. Going to be time for him to graduate to a little better rod than the one he has.
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    Nice early March pig on the Vision 110. 5 lbs, 11oz
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    Having fun with a Gan Craft jointed claw 178 SS.
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    I have been working on a couple documentaries on bass behavior. First one will be on the spawn. I was playing around with iMovie canned trailers and thought I'd share it.
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    Nice work Tom. Bet that felt OK. I'll admit to being guilty of having what sometimes ends up to be a decent pile of rods on deck, but that's just because I'm a Hack. And I smell what you're cooking Tom. The "TV" bass angler has played a decent role in more than a few different ways IMO. And for the anglers who have grown up watching them and their success, that's just the way it's done. I'd include the following on the list; No Net use, Boat Flip only. Never even try to play a fish, just Speed reel it all the way to the boat. (water ski that bass) What's an anchor ? Trolling motor on ALL DAY - especially before the advent of shallow water anchoring systems ( btw I love mine). Screaming like a limp has been lost after a fish catch - Thanks Ike. Then there's the names of everything - Power Fishing, Dock Fishing & Junk Fishing (first time I heard that one I got a little nauseous) Finesse Fishing & Structure Fishing. Before this I think it was all just fishing - didn't really matter where I was casting or if I had any power or junk. And let's not forget all "the Rigs" - Where Texas & Carolina may have started it all - Ned, Do-Nothing, Chicken, Neko, Split Shot, Jako, Rage, Wacky, Doodle Dong, (alright I made that one up - or did I ?) and the A or Umbrella Rigs. And I have no problem with most all of it, (well, except for the post catch screaming like a sea bird one, not a fan), just as long as I get to do it, doesn't matter what it's called. A-Jay
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    Caught my personal best today at FT Stewart, GA. 7lbs 8ouncesSwallowed a black and blue jig
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    Me and my cousin.a 8 and a 10 lb
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    Recently got some of these. Yes, they sent me some to review. And before anybody starts pizza get and moaning about us mods talking up our sponsor's products, allow me to say this. If I get something I like, I will talk about it. If I don't like it, you wont here about from me. I don't like to bad mouth anybody, or their products. What I'm going to do is give my opinions. Opinions are based on experiences. We don't all have the same experiences, so our opinions are necessarily different. The fact that a particular bait doesn't work for me, doesn't always mean the bait is junk. It's much more likely I don't know how to fish it, or it's the wrong time of year, or wrong body of water for that particular bait. Lots of reasons to have no success with any bait. I also believe in sharing. Just last week I sent out four packages to different Bass Resource members, containing an assortment of baits I received from various sponsors. If they send me multiples of anything, I'm going to send some to somebody, with the caveat that they write a review as well. This time I picked four guys who posted in the military service thread about their service. Got a twofer out of that. I get to say thank you for,your service, and the sponsor gets their product distributed further, and maybe gets a good review. Everybody wins. So, about the frog. I like frogs. Who doesn't. Top water Bass fishing is just about as much fun as you can have with your pants on. And frog fishing is my favorite way to fish on top. So, for me, there aren't really any bad frogs. Just some are better, in one way or another. I didn't catch any fish on the frog. Didn't expect to. It's still winter here in Illinois and the water is cold and murky. I just wanted to get out, away from the rod building bench, and take a little break. I threw some finesse stuff for while, with no succes, and while looking for something else to throw came across one of the baits Pradco sent me; a Booyah Pad Crasher frog. No weight was given on the package. My scale said 0.52oz. There's a small, flat weight in the back end. I'd guess it's around 1/8oz. Maybe a hair more. I didn't take it out to weigh it. I did try to knock it out. I slung it into a chunk rock bank several times, trying to knock the weight out, and did not manage to dislodge it. Not saying it couldn't be done, but I didn't manage it. Plus one for,the Pad Crasher. The bottom of the front features a nice ramp from the middle of the bottom to the hook. This makes it very easy to "walk the frog". Plus two. Even easier if you trim the legs a bit. The fine rubber strand legs are about 3.5" long. Nice movement in the water at rest, but long enough to slightly hinder walking the bait. The nice ramped bottom makes it easy to walk, and should make it easy to slide up on a lily pad. Plus three. The frog will take on water. Almost all will. It's easy to squeeze out. But you won't have to do that as often with this frog. It has an extra hole, higher up in the back that allows water to drain. A nice little addition, somebody should have thought of sooner. Plus four. I made maybe fifty casts, and the Pad Crasher landed upright every time. Not all frogs will do that. Plus five. Now the minus. The hooks. It has the standard dual frog hook. This is a stout hook. I could not bend it by hand, and I'm not a puny little geek. I'm a big, strong one. It took two pairs of pliers to bend the hooks points out a little bit. Like almost all frogs, the hooks are bent in slightly. Designed to make the bait more weedless. In my opinion, this means it's designed to make it more fishless. Bending the hooks out will increase your hookup percentage. A lot. It comes in a smaller size. I don't have any of those. Yet. Available in a dozen colors on TW, for $6.69. That's at the lower end of the price range for frogs. Another plus. I have a 3700 box full of frogs. About 80% of them are Ish's Phat frogs. I wont be throwing any of those away, but I will be making room in that box for more Pad Crashers.
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    i was fortunate enough to do some more bait testing today with Chris (CJ on here). Chris is one of the best people walking on this planet and a bassin' phenom. but with a 30 degree temp swing (for the worse), we both figured the day would be very tough. as y'all know, post cold front fishing can humble you and make you question your sanity in a hurry. honestly neither of us would have been shocked to reel in a big fat goose egg today. initially it looked like that was exactly what was going to happen. but as the day wore on some small fish started chomping. by evening things were looking up. we finally got the bite we were looking for as the sun sank below the tree line. this chunky 6-14 made for a nice way to end our day. unfortunately it looks like we must continue this drudgery until we get these baits right.
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    Enjoyed the 74 degree Ohio weather yesterday, caught a few bass, but this bluegill almost ripped the rod outta my hands!
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    long before solunar tables, temperature guages, depth finders, and even daylight savings time, these little guys told our grandfathers and their grandfathers it was time to go fishing. when they talk, i listen. and today, they were right again.
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    When we allow words to lose their definition, we also lose our ability to communicate. Roger
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    Phil's Story - Possibly the Funniest Clean Story of the Year The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers. Suzie Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, "I have a praise. Two months ago, my husband, Phil, had a terrible bicycle wreck and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him." You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as they imagined the pain that poor Phil must have experienced. "Phil was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every move caused him terrible pain. We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Phil's scrotum and wrap wire around it to hold it in place." Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Phil. "Now," she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Phil is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time his scrotum should recover completely." All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say. A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium. He said, "I'm Phil." The entire congregation held its breath. "I just want to tell my wife the word is sternum."
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    No your not "normal" but don't worry there are many messed up people out there.
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    You did the right thing - in the end you'll still be you and he'll still be him - which apparently must be quite a sad deal. I'd highly encourage a picture of said Knuckle head with what ever you have available (Phone, camera, GoPro) and perhaps video would be even better. (especially if it was somehow done incognito) And then Plaster it all over social media - someone in your area is bound to recognize this fine human - The curse filled rant would probably be rather entertaining for the rest of us socially acceptable people. A-Jay
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    New pb at 8 lb. also got a 7 and a 5 Texas lake fork was fun for me , never having ever to do a trip like that before. Was a cold windy rainy week and not a lot of numbers caught. My cousin had a 5,7,9 and a big 10 lb. fish trying to come to bank, cold weather holding them back mine mostly come on bubble gum color trick worm my cousins come on solid red rage chatter bait.i would say 3 good sunny days and they will be on bed.watrr temp right at 58 to 60 %
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    I Am Done Buying New Lures!
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    Finally snagged a MS mini slammer after a LOOOOOOOOOOONG wait and ultimately changed the color pattern i had ordered from the black to the bass just so that i could get one before 2020! Then i snagged a triple trout that's kind of a bone with some glitter flake in there. i've got one particular lake in mind that i can't wait to throw these on and see if they call in the donkeys!
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    My two fairy wands. Zonda Rosso with finesse spool on an UL Jackson super trickster and Haibo Smart on Kuying Teton.
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    You all weren't kidding about Wally World, under 50 for all this stuff.