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Was in Sidney Nebraska for work and had to see Walmart and Cabela's had to offer.. was disapointed at the selection of Cabela's but had enough stuff for  me to get and try eventually.. did miss the bargain cave too so... But do have another trip to Nebraska so we shall ee if there's any good deals I think

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Picked up a new rod today for myself as well as my girl it's a Daiwa RG 701MXS it's apparently a walleye rod but i talked to one of the guys at a local shop and he was telling me how impressed he was with it for finesse applications so i grabbed it came in at $80CAD which is roughly $60USD i'll review it once it gets fished when the season opens. it was actually a great deal i returned a drag star i bought from them and got this instead.

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Had a quicky at DSG. Bought some plastics and tackle to restock. Looks like they are heavy into Savage Gear now... So I had to by a 1oz Dark Gill Blue Gill... Just because @Bluebasser86 has one... Field & Stream has  Zerust in their tackle storage now, than I noticed they're made by Flambau... bought a double pack. 

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11 hours ago, boostr said:

Had a quicky at DSG. Bought some plastics and tackle to restock. Looks like they are heavy into Savage Gear now... So I had to by a 1oz Dark Gill Blue Gill... Just because @Bluebasser86 has one... Field & Stream has  Zerust in their tackle storage now, than I noticed they're made by Flambau... bought a double pack. 

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That bluegill is awesome! I'm going to buy a couple more for spares!

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2 hours ago, frosty said:

That bluegill is awesome! I'm going to buy a couple more for spares!

I'm gonna try it out this weekend. This will be the first time I'll be trying a swimbait like this. Where would you use a bait like this? Maybe @Bluebasser86, or @Master Bait'r can chime in also. Seen them having luck with these types of swimbaits.

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5 hours ago, boostr said:

I'm gonna try it out this weekend. This will be the first time I'll be trying a swimbait like this. Where would you use a bait like this? Maybe @Bluebasser86, or @Master Bait'r can chime in also. Seen them having luck with these types of swimbaits.

I've been using it in a quarry, very shallow, but the bass like this one. I give it a quick pull as soon as it hits the water, then reel in slowly then I'll give it another quick pull. I'd say fish it anywhere, I was catching 1 1/2-2 pounders on it. 

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19 hours ago, boostr said:

I'm gonna try it out this weekend. This will be the first time I'll be trying a swimbait like this. Where would you use a bait like this? Maybe @Bluebasser86, or @Master Bait'r can chime in also. Seen them having luck with these types of swimbaits.

I fish that little one in the same places I'd fish a wake bait or spinnerbait. Pretty much a straight retrieve bait but you can kill if for just a second so it glides off to the side too. 

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1 hour ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I fish that little one in the same places I'd fish a wake bait or spinnerbait. Pretty much a straight retrieve bait but you can kill if for just a second so it glides off to the side too. 

 

 

Oh yeah!  

 

That and try a super slow retrieve with an occasional 5 or 6 frantically fast handle turns mixed in as you work it past cover.  

 

Another variation of that is to slowly swim it along the bottom but then stroke it up high a few times along the journey.  

 

Or just burn it over grass/weed beds.

 

Swimbaits and glides in general are just fun.  The size, the action, the bites...  nothing quite like them!

 

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21 hours ago, frosty said:

I've been using it in a quarry, very shallow, but the bass like this one. I give it a quick pull as soon as it hits the water, then reel in slowly then I'll give it another quick pull. I'd say fish it anywhere, I was catching 1 1/2-2 pounders on it. 

 

8 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I fish that little one in the same places I'd fish a wake bait or spinnerbait. Pretty much a straight retrieve bait but you can kill if for just a second so it glides off to the side too. 

 

6 hours ago, Master Bait'r said:

 

 

Oh yeah!  

 

That and try a super slow retrieve with an occasional 5 or 6 frantically fast handle turns mixed in as you work it past cover.  

 

Another variation of that is to slowly swim it along the bottom but then stroke it up high a few times along the journey.  

 

Or just burn it over grass/weed beds.

 

Swimbaits and glides in general are just fun.  The size, the action, the bites...  nothing quite like them!

 

Thanks guys, now if the weather ever clears I can try it.

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A good early fathers day haul.

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so my gf and i went to sail today and she decided to surprise me and got me a popmax :) i think i found a keeper 

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Had 2 tournaments on Thursday so had time to burn between them. Took 1st place for 2nd wk in a row in co's so went to one of the tackle shops on Fork. 2nd pick is burning time in walmart while the gf is shopping. Thought I would throw a little review in with this also. The V&M & Talon jigs are very nice, with the Talon being top notch quality. It's a do all jig with a hand tied wire skirt that is cut to length and ready to go out of the package. I think the Berkley Fusion weedless wacky hooks are going to become my new go to wacky hook. The Trokars r nice but not sure how weedless they will be. And these aren't posted in this pic but I fished the Beast Coast swimbaits the other day and they are awesome with a great action.

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1 hour ago, Scarborough817 said:

so my gf and i went to sail today and she decided to surprise me and got me a popmax :) i think i found a keeper 

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I went as well and grabbed a few of the arashi deep 10s for $2.99 each from the clearance bin

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5 hours ago, bigturtle said:

I went as well and grabbed a few of the arashi deep 10s for $2.99 each from the clearance bin

i didnt see those i might have to go back

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13 hours ago, bigturtle said:

I went as well and grabbed a few of the arashi deep 10s for $2.99 each from the clearance bin

7 hours ago, Scarborough817 said:

i didnt see those i might have to go back

 

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On 6/15/2017 at 5:28 PM, boostr said:

I had to buy a 1oz Dark Gill Blue Gill...

 

Looks like I'm not the only one who thought that Savage Gear (Dark Gill) Bluegill looked great, and just had to have it... I picked this one up earlier this year at DSG as well.

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Also, being someone who loves to throw Spinnerbaits... they had something else that I just had to try out...

 

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:)

WolfyBrandon

 

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My presents from my 3 year old and 16 year old for Father's Day. 

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38 minutes ago, WolfyBrandon said:

 

Looks like I'm not the only one who thought that Savage Gear (Dark Gill) Bluegill looked great, and just had to have it... I picked this one up earlier this year at DSG as well.

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Also, being someone who loves to throw Spinnerbaits... they had something else that I just had to try out...

 

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:)

WolfyBrandon

 

Those look expensive!

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9 minutes ago, frosty said:

Those look expensive!

 

Probably. Didn't quite catch the price tag... (impulse buy) ;)

 

WolfyBrandon

 

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14 minutes ago, WolfyBrandon said:

 

Probably. Didn't quite catch the price tag... (impulse buy) ;)

 

WolfyBrandon

 

I do that and get to the register and end up regretting it :lol:

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Sorry for the bad image.  I need a new phone and better lighting haha.  Usually don't post my pickups on here, but couldn't resist this time.  Was downstate and stopped at a Gander Mountain.  Loe and behold I hit the Jackpot!  There was still a huge selection of fishing lures. All open-water lures were 25% off and ice-fishing gear was 50% off!  Highlights included keitech swing impact fats (combined these in from an earlier package), lunkerhunt true bait perch lures, z-man chatterbait bucktail (could be really good), and a ton of various ice-fishing baits I normally pickup for about $6 that I got for the price of $2-$3.  It was a really fun time shopping.  Oh also picked up a $50 fenwick nighthawk ice combo for $25.  Stoked to try it for walleyes this winter.  Ice can't come soon enough!

 

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14 hours ago, WolfyBrandon said:

 

Looks like I'm not the only one who thought that Savage Gear (Dark Gill) Bluegill looked great, and just had to have it... I picked this one up earlier this year at DSG as well.

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Also, being someone who loves to throw Spinnerbaits... they had something else that I just had to try out...

 

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:)

WolfyBrandon

 

Let me know if those Molix spinnerbaits r fish catchers after using them for a while.

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On 6/18/2017 at 1:24 AM, bigturtle said:

I went as well and grabbed a few of the arashi deep 10s for $2.99 each from the clearance bin

I also bought a few at BPS, but looks like got them for a dollar cheaper than I did.

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On 6/15/2017 at 3:21 PM, Scarborough817 said:

Picked up a new rod today for myself as well as my girl it's a Daiwa RG 701MXS it's apparently a walleye rod but i talked to one of the guys at a local shop and he was telling me how impressed he was with it for finesse applications so i grabbed it came in at $80CAD which is roughly $60USD i'll review it once it gets fished when the season opens. it was actually a great deal i returned a drag star i bought from them and got this instead.

 

 

 

Ive felt those reels in stores. Insanely smooth for what it costs! congrats on the purchase!

16 hours ago, UPSmallie said:

  Ice can't come soon enough!

 

 

TAKE IT BACK

 

haha jk nice haul!

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Ordered from Tackle Warehouse for the first time this morning.... Very impressed with the pricing and the site itself... I will never order from Cabelas and Bass Pro again... Ordered 4 bags of Shroomz jig heads, 7 bags of trds, and a plano box....

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7 hours ago, wisconsin heat said:

Ive felt those reels in stores. Insanely smooth for what it costs! congrats on the purchase!

TAKE IT BACK

 

haha jk nice haul!

 

haha thanks.  I seem to have figured out how to catch ice walleyes, but have yet to catch a single open water walter :blink:

I'm hoping that changes this summer.

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