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About DaubsNU1

  • Birthday 09/27/1967

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    Eastern Nebraska
  • My PB
    Between 8-9 lbs
  • Favorite Bass
    Largemouth & Smallmouth
  • Favorite Lake or River
    Hazel Creek Lake in Northeast Missouri. Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. 

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  • About Me
    Nebraska born and raised.  Spent 15 years in Missouri after college, started family, got a fishing boat in 2000. Moved back to Nebraska and spent most of my time raising daughters. Now that they are in college I am getting back in to fishing.  Looking forward to learning!

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  1. I was the "fat kid" as a youngster...always seemed to be dieting or trying to lose weight. Stopped drinking soda / caffeine in high school....felt better Stopped fast food after college...felt better Stopped eating wheat / gluten when wife had to for medical reasons about 5 years ago....felt better Stopped eating processed foods about a year ago...felt better (lots of meat, vegies, fruits, nuts, whole foods) Stopped eating foods with vegetable oils this winter...felt better Have maybe one drink a month...feel better Trying to cut out cheese (and do feel better), but it is SOOOOO GOOD! Started walking the dogs ~2 miles every day...feel better I'm going to be 56 this year. Thankful to be alive, and feeling good. Find your path.
  2. Bass-thumb got so bad a few weeks ago that I could not open my phone with the thumbprint detector (isolated incident, but I wish that happened more!!) Agree, lip them vs. netting them. My brother fishes walleye a lot...and always asks if I want the net when hook a smallie. I say, "nope, I'm going to lip him..."
  3. Great point! I am left handed, and learned to fish holding a spinning rod in my right hand, and reeling with the left (I think that's all they had back in the day). Got my first casting rod and reel, and they were set up opposite...casting with my left hand, reeling with the right. This works really well as I get older....when one arm gets tired, I switch from casting to spinning. I really hated casting rods when spooled with mono. When braid came out, and I managed to figure things out (i.e., less back-lashes), it was a game changer. Then found myself not liking how mono handled on a spinning rod.... Then I found this site, and spooled up my spinning rods with 10lb. bright yellow braid, to a fluoro leader. Again, game changer! My boat holds 6 rods...I normally take three casting rods, and three spinning rods. Covers all my needs!
  4. For what it's worth...I'm still fishing multiple Cabela's branded rods I purchased in the early 1990's. All have cork handles. Never treated them with anything. I have pretty oily skin. All have held up just fine.
  5. Check your trailer tiers for max speed rating. Did first big trip with our 5th wheel...buzzing along in Montana doing 80-85 MPH...talked to buddy...then realized my trailer tires were only rated for 75 MPH max. Oops!
  6. Drive through Nebraska...wait, not any better than ND and SD : )
  7. Most of the lakes in my area have lots of vegetation / moss, or flooded timber. Darn near impossible to throw a C-rig without getting in a whole lot of mess. I love pitching jigs and T-rigs. Or working a T-rigged powerworm through cover. Hard to beat.
  8. Super wise words from @A-Jay here! I could not agree more! I am lucky to have an long-time college buddy as my insurance man. Known him for 30+ years, hunt and fish together, great friend...he's saved my tail many times with his industry insight. Call your insurance company and get them on this now.
  9. It is exactly this challenge that keeps me coming back for more...EVERY...Dang...TIME! Same with chasing waterfowl, Muley, turkey, roosters, etc... It it were easy, predictable, and consistent...they would call it "catching" vs. "fishing." And "killing" vs. "hunting." It's a challenge...and we love a good challenge.
  10. I'll follow up @king fisher with this report....local lake...all caught on 6th Sense Crush 50x crank: 1. Pretty pink goggles...weight unknown 2. Carp, 2lbs-5oz. 3. 20" LMB, 4lbs-6oz.
  11. Disclaimer: I don't fish a kayak, and have never fished a tournament. Probably 7 of 10 kayak fishermen I talk to fishing kayak tournaments on my home lake have a wacky rig Senko tied on. Coincidence? Or just a really good "go-to" for putting numbers on the board? If not a Senko, what are you using to put fish in the boat come tournament time?
  12. Two lakes are close to the house...one is a 5 minute drive, the other a 10 minute drive. I like them very much. There is a lake that holds bigger bass about 30 minute drive. I generally fish those three lakes. There are probably 4-5 good bass lakes in the area I could fish, most within an hour of my house.
  13. I ran mono on all my spinning gear until finding this forum a few years back. Could not understand why someone would run braid-to-leader. Tried it...did not like it one bit. Kept trying it...still did not like. Made myself use it on smallie trip to South Dakota...then it clicked! Now all my spinning rods are rigged with bright yellow PowerPro 10lb braid, tied to 8 or 10lb fluoro leader. Casts a mile, super sensitive, fish don't seem to mind one bit.
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