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6 minutes ago, bp_fowler said:

Also I got a chance to handle a Shimano SLX casting rod in person.  It’s one of the several rods I’m considering buying soon to replace my old 7’ MH/F multi purpose BC and I’ll tell you what after today it may have moved up to #1 on my list just based on the looks and feel.


I like your style. Always handle a rod before purchasing. It’s like trying on shoes.

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I had to restock ona couple more things, after the outing I had yesterday. I caught a decent fish after 2 hours of struggling to connect with the bites. I figured that it had to be down to a geometry issue of too big of hook versus the size of plastic. 
 

2 packs 4.2 sweet beavers

Houdini, Spanish fly

2 packs air tail wiggler 6.5”

trophy hunter, ssabednarg

1 pack 5” senko

houdini 

3 packs 3/0 hooks 

owner twistlock, wide gap plus, g lock worm

1 pack owner ultra head shaky type 

1/16 4/0

 

I will see how these work out, hopefully good.

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14 hours ago, Jmurphy87 said:

I had to restock ona couple more things, after the outing I had yesterday. I caught a decent fish after 2 hours of struggling to connect with the bites. I figured that it had to be down to a geometry issue of too big of hook versus the size of plastic. 
 

2 packs 4.2 sweet beavers

Houdini, Spanish fly

2 packs air tail wiggler 6.5”

trophy hunter, ssabednarg

1 pack 5” senko

houdini 

3 packs 3/0 hooks 

owner twistlock, wide gap plus, g lock worm

1 pack owner ultra head shaky type 

1/16 4/0

 

I will see how these work out, hopefully good.

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I don't miss fish on those G-locks 👍

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49 minutes ago, KP Duty said:

I don't miss fish on those G-locks 👍

That’s what the guy at the local tackle shop said also, figured why not you can never have too many hooks in reality. 

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I saw hook up tackle has a great sale on diawa tatula sv tw. Picked that and a few baits…..

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Then I saw they had an anniversary bento box and the monkey hit…

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This cotton headed ninny muggins known as the bait monkey made me go to dicks.com today.  $120 later, I have 6 3/8oz jackhammers and 6 1/2oz. All Green pumpkin shad.  The sale is buy three, get 3 free. They are $19.99 regularly, but for $10 each, I couldn’t say no…

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First glide to go with my tequila baccarat, I have been looking for this color and lo and behold I found it locally. I need to get a new reel soon for throwing these.

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I am the latest victim of the American Legacy 40% off St Croix rods. One Legend, Mojo Trigon and Bass X.

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2 minutes ago, Texas Flood said:

I am the latest victim of the American Legacy 40% off St Croix rods. One Legend, Mojo Trigon and Bass X.

Stop. Be quiet. I’ve put a Bass X 6-8” MXF in my cart and taken it out about 20 times now.


I do have a bday coming up in 2 weeks however…and then Father’s Day…so that probably justifies at least 2, right?

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Bending Branches Impression Solo Wood 2-Piece Canoe Paddle full length


Not quite tackle but the bait monkey got me for a new Bending Branches Solo 2 paddle, on sale of course with Memorial Day discount.

Upgraded motor for the canoe!

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53 minutes ago, Smirak said:

Stop. Be quiet. I’ve put a Bass X 6-8” MXF in my cart and taken it out about 20 times now.


I do have a bday coming up in 2 weeks however…and then Father’s Day…so that probably justifies at least 2, right?

I got that exact one! I even got my BIL in on the deal. Think he got 3 Mojos.

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Got my 1/4 ounce EWG heads from Jade’s Jigs to fish Ned sized baits around reeds when the wind is up. Ordered Friday night and got them today!

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Where to begin

in last 8 months for myself and my two sons to use

Bought six new baitcasting rods (13 blackouts on 50% off)

Bought one Daiwa Tatula casting rod

Bought 8 new spinning rods three Kast King, Three Daiwa, two Dobyns 

Bought four Abu Garcia Pro Max4's at 50-55% off

Bought two Shimano SLX MGL 70

Bought seven new Kast King Royal Legend Glory spinning reels four 4000's three 3000's

Bought 5.25" Zoom Super Flukes in four different colors

Bought 4' & 5" Zoom Boot Tailed flukes

Bought Cabelas 5.5" Shadee Shads in 3 different colors

Bought (on CO) Berkley 5" Power jerk Shads in two colors

Bought 5" YUM Houdini shad in three colors 

Bought 4" and 3" Yum Wooly bugs three different colors

Bought Strike King Caffeine shad three different colors

BPS 5" go to minnow in 4 colors

BPS Hoochie Coochie minnow in 3", 4", 5"

Bought 4" Keitech Easy Shiner and Fat Impact swimbaits in three different colors each

Bought Wacky worms form Z-man Zoom, BPS, Cabelas three different colors

Bought 3.3" and 3.8" cabelas swimbaits in four different colors each

Bought Zoom trick and Ultra vibe speed worms two different sizes four different colors each

Bought HogFarmer Spunk Shad 3.5 & 5.5" four different colors each

Bought Owner Twist Lock hooks #1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 both unweighted and weighted

Bought Gamak Twist lock hooks in 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 weighted and unweighted

Bought multiple different styles of EWG, and Oshanacy from Owner, Gamak and Trokar 

Bought wacky and DS specific hooks in standard and weedless

Bought a BUTT load of Z-Man chatterbaiats and willow chatterbaits in three different colors 1/4oz. and 3/8oz 

Bought bare 1/4oz and 3/8oz Z-man chatter jig heads

Bought 1/4oz and 1/8oz under spins jigs 

Bought a butt load of assorted jigs form four different manufactures in four

different colors in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2oz

Bought multiple 3/8oz spinnerbaits in colorado and Indiana blade

Bought 1200yrds of 10lb Yo-Zuri copolymer

Bought  1800yrds of 15lb Yo-Zuri Copolymer

Bought HI-VIS braided line in 15 and 30lb test from Power Pro and Suffix

Bought a 20 assorted plastic tackle organizing boxes form Flambeau, Cabelas and Plano

 

That's about all I feel like typing for now.

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Well I got some more smaller stuff to throw on my bfs setup, not really bfs weight stuff but the local pickings are slim. Plus some reins plastics at reduced price. I will have to be careful not to spool my poor bfs reel with these lures.

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21 hours ago, Jmurphy87 said:

First glide to go with my tequila baccarat, I have been looking for this color and lo and behold I found it locally. I need to get a new reel soon for throwing these.

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Fished the ghost perch on that rod this morning for only an hour, the slow chopped/twitched got nothing, but burned got followed right to the boat.  She was a tank!  Didn't bite, but even the follow is exciting.  So don't forget to burn, slow swim, and chop it.  Get that reel and get to throwing!  Oh, last year this was a tremendous bright moon, night bait.  I've paired it with a tat 200, bantam, and zillion hd, the zillion hasn't come off once I tried it.  Good luck!  

 

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21 minutes ago, softwateronly said:

 

Fished the ghost perch on that rod this morning for only an hour, the slow chopped/twitched got nothing, but burned got followed right to the boat.  She was a tank!  Didn't bite, but even the follow is exciting.  So don't forget to burn, slow swim, and chop it.  Get that reel and get to throwing!  Oh, last year this was a tremendous bright moon, night bait.  I've paired it with a tat 200, bantam, and zillion hd, the zillion hasn't come off once I tried it.  Good luck!  

 

scott

How did the tatula 200 feel on the rod ? I am curious because it’s one of the reels that I am considering.  I am also thinking about a tranx 200 or maybe a tatula 150 but I have not been able to decide on what one yet. Also how did the rod handle the weight of the bait ? I have heard that 2.5 is getting towards the top end of the rod, thank you for your advice I appreciate it.

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7 minutes ago, Jmurphy87 said:

How did the tatula 200 feel on the rod ? I am curious because it’s one of the reels that I am considering.  I am also thinking about a tranx 200 or maybe a tatula 150 but I have not been able to decide on what one yet. Also how did the rod handle the weight of the bait ? I have heard that 2.5 is getting towards the top end of the rod, thank you for your advice I appreciate it.

 

The TB is well balanced so all the reels felt balanced, the tat 200 included.  The small trigger on the TB feels best with the zillion platform, my extra medium size hands, and the way I palm my reel.  The rod feels like it needs a lob cast @ 3oz to me.  The chad shad throws great except for the cartwheeling that happens, especially because I tend to sidearm it.

 

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17 minutes ago, softwateronly said:

 

The TB is well balanced so all the reels felt balanced, the tat 200 included.  The small trigger on the TB feels best with the zillion platform, my extra medium size hands, and the way I palm my reel.  The rod feels like it needs a lob cast @ 3oz to me.  The chad shad throws great except for the cartwheeling that happens, especially because I tend to sidearm it.

 

scott

Thank you, sounds about like what I figured the upper range would be. Yeah I plan on using 20lb mono and I know that mono tends to run a little bit thicker. I know that I am not going to be bombing cast due to the stretch at distance and the thicker gauge trebles on most small to mid size glides and swim baits.

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A couple of new spinner baits lol, I got a box full of them but not this blade combo. So I had to get them. Both a 1/2 oz, I have heard good things about them on here.

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On 5/28/2024 at 11:26 PM, CDMTJager said:

Where to begin

in last 8 months for myself and my two sons to use

Bought six new baitcasting rods (13 blackouts on 50% off)

Bought one Daiwa Tatula casting rod

Bought 8 new spinning rods three Kast King, Three Daiwa, two Dobyns 

Bought four Abu Garcia Pro Max4's at 50-55% off

Bought two Shimano SLX MGL 70

Bought seven new Kast King Royal Legend Glory spinning reels four 4000's three 3000's

Bought 5.25" Zoom Super Flukes in four different colors

Bought 4' & 5" Zoom Boot Tailed flukes

Bought Cabelas 5.5" Shadee Shads in 3 different colors

Bought (on CO) Berkley 5" Power jerk Shads in two colors

Bought 5" YUM Houdini shad in three colors 

Bought 4" and 3" Yum Wooly bugs three different colors

Bought Strike King Caffeine shad three different colors

BPS 5" go to minnow in 4 colors

BPS Hoochie Coochie minnow in 3", 4", 5"

Bought 4" Keitech Easy Shiner and Fat Impact swimbaits in three different colors each

Bought Wacky worms form Z-man Zoom, BPS, Cabelas three different colors

Bought 3.3" and 3.8" cabelas swimbaits in four different colors each

Bought Zoom trick and Ultra vibe speed worms two different sizes four different colors each

Bought HogFarmer Spunk Shad 3.5 & 5.5" four different colors each

Bought Owner Twist Lock hooks #1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 both unweighted and weighted

Bought Gamak Twist lock hooks in 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 weighted and unweighted

Bought multiple different styles of EWG, and Oshanacy from Owner, Gamak and Trokar 

Bought wacky and DS specific hooks in standard and weedless

Bought a BUTT load of Z-Man chatterbaiats and willow chatterbaits in three different colors 1/4oz. and 3/8oz 

Bought bare 1/4oz and 3/8oz Z-man chatter jig heads

Bought 1/4oz and 1/8oz under spins jigs 

Bought a butt load of assorted jigs form four different manufactures in four

different colors in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2oz

Bought multiple 3/8oz spinnerbaits in colorado and Indiana blade

Bought 1200yrds of 10lb Yo-Zuri copolymer

Bought  1800yrds of 15lb Yo-Zuri Copolymer

Bought HI-VIS braided line in 15 and 30lb test from Power Pro and Suffix

Bought a 20 assorted plastic tackle organizing boxes form Flambeau, Cabelas and Plano

 

That's about all I feel like typing for now.

 

 

The monkey is pleased with your efforts.  🙈🙈🙈 

 

I got a ton of odds and ends recently but most notably I got some scum frogs from Midway USA to try out per @LrgmouthShad recommendation and they are fantastic.  The Trophy and the Launch are both incredibly useful frogs and come in small and larger sizes with beautiful paint jobs.

 

They get bit a lot and heck even I can catch a fish with them now and again!

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I really like the shad color and so do the bass!

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Well I finally got my reel for my tequila baccarat rod. I went with a tatula 200 for $140 otd and 50lb j braid along with a rod sock. Not too bad of a deal. I may have to invest in a leader in the future but for now I am good.

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22 hours ago, Jmurphy87 said:

but not this blade combo

 

The turtle-back or oklahoma style blades are harder to come by.  Seems like almost every spinnerbait out there comes with a willow leaf or a colorado blade.  The turtle-back seems to give off more thump.  I am a fan of using them in murkier water.

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On 5/28/2024 at 9:26 PM, CDMTJager said:

Where to begin

in last 8 months for myself and my two sons to use

Bought six new baitcasting rods (13 blackouts on 50% off)

Bought one Daiwa Tatula casting rod

Bought 8 new spinning rods three Kast King, Three Daiwa, two Dobyns 

Bought four Abu Garcia Pro Max4's at 50-55% off

Bought two Shimano SLX MGL 70

Bought seven new Kast King Royal Legend Glory spinning reels four 4000's three 3000's

Bought 5.25" Zoom Super Flukes in four different colors

Bought 4' & 5" Zoom Boot Tailed flukes

Bought Cabelas 5.5" Shadee Shads in 3 different colors

Bought (on CO) Berkley 5" Power jerk Shads in two colors

Bought 5" YUM Houdini shad in three colors 

Bought 4" and 3" Yum Wooly bugs three different colors

Bought Strike King Caffeine shad three different colors

BPS 5" go to minnow in 4 colors

BPS Hoochie Coochie minnow in 3", 4", 5"

Bought 4" Keitech Easy Shiner and Fat Impact swimbaits in three different colors each

Bought Wacky worms form Z-man Zoom, BPS, Cabelas three different colors

Bought 3.3" and 3.8" cabelas swimbaits in four different colors each

Bought Zoom trick and Ultra vibe speed worms two different sizes four different colors each

Bought HogFarmer Spunk Shad 3.5 & 5.5" four different colors each

Bought Owner Twist Lock hooks #1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 both unweighted and weighted

Bought Gamak Twist lock hooks in 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 weighted and unweighted

Bought multiple different styles of EWG, and Oshanacy from Owner, Gamak and Trokar 

Bought wacky and DS specific hooks in standard and weedless

Bought a BUTT load of Z-Man chatterbaiats and willow chatterbaits in three different colors 1/4oz. and 3/8oz 

Bought bare 1/4oz and 3/8oz Z-man chatter jig heads

Bought 1/4oz and 1/8oz under spins jigs 

Bought a butt load of assorted jigs form four different manufactures in four

different colors in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2oz

Bought multiple 3/8oz spinnerbaits in colorado and Indiana blade

Bought 1200yrds of 10lb Yo-Zuri copolymer

Bought  1800yrds of 15lb Yo-Zuri Copolymer

Bought HI-VIS braided line in 15 and 30lb test from Power Pro and Suffix

Bought a 20 assorted plastic tackle organizing boxes form Flambeau, Cabelas and Plano

 

That's about all I feel like typing for now.

I'm glad to see the Bait Monkey did not suffer after getting kicked out of my house.  Please keep him for awhile longer.  

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1 hour ago, gimruis said:

 

The turtle-back or oklahoma style blades are harder to come by.  Seems like almost every spinnerbait out there comes with a willow leaf or a colorado blade.  The turtle-back seems to give off more thump.  I am a fan of using them in murkier water.

Exactly why I chose them, I am an odd man of opposites. I do the reverse of normal and it works for me. Gin clear water I throw black and blue baits. And catch 4+ lb fish so if it works for me I keep doing it. Maybe I get lucky with fish that are too eager, but that is not the case for this lake. I caught my pb on a green pumpkin jig out of this exact lake. So it must not be a fluke, although I fish a very stained water pond that they will only eat natural colors for the most part. It’s only normal if you agree with it, throw caution to the wind and go for it and let me know the results. Every body of water is different but hey it works for me, I have pulled a 4+ lb bass out of that pond using black and blue colors.

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A local Ollie’s haul after my work friends saying that we might go to a frog 🐸 lake lol. I might be wrong but I am going with two colors of frogs and a reel my new to fishing friend can blow up plus a backup just to be sure lol.

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