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I was looking at a clip on You Tube when I found this whole series of a 1992 BASSMASTER Top 150 event from Lake Norman, NC. Talk about a trip down memory lane. Thought you guys might like it.


1992 Bassmasters Lake Norman Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b9Ci...eature=related

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1992 Bassmasters Lake Norman Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Jxk...eature=related


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1992 Bassmasters Lake Norman Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pGHW...eature=related
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KVD was just a young buck right here - but still at the top of the AOY leader board ~

A-Jay

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 Did you see the rod/reel Stanley was using with that swimming worm? A shimano speedmaster spinning reel with a quickfire trigger. Strange to be using a spinning reel for a worm? Not if he was skipping that lure. Yeah,... skipping is as old as the early 90's and although I didnt see him skipping (I watched pt 3) its making me wonder because, I still have the same setup I used back then, and its the exact same as he was using.

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3 hours ago, Keith "Hamma" Hatch said:

skipping is as old as the early 90's

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Maybe that's when you learned it?  It's a lot older than that......

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3 hours ago, Keith "Hamma" Hatch said:

 Did you see the rod/reel Stanley was using with that swimming worm? A shimano speedmaster spinning reel with a quickfire trigger. Strange to be using a spinning reel for a worm? Not if he was skipping that lure. Yeah,... skipping is as old as the early 90's and although I didnt see him skipping (I watched pt 3) its making me wonder because, I still have the same setup I used back then, and its the exact same as he was using.

why is that strange? you and many others may prefer to use a baitcaster for worms, in fact many only prefer to use baitcasters for everything, but it doesnt make using a spinning reel for worms strange at all, even if not skipping. many people dont use baitcasters at all and fish worms just fine with spinning reels.

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fun to watch.  Thanks for sharing these.

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Wait, how did they catch fish back then if their reels didn't cost over $300?? Haha, just kidding.

Thanks for sharing. This was before I was born, yet 4 of the top 6 on the AOY leaderboard are still relevant today. Cool deal. 

It does seem like the ratio of spinning to casting gear was higher then (or at least in this clip). Nothing wrong with that, just interesting. 

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For reference, in 1994 a Curado was $99, and a Citica was $89.  When I look back, it makes me laugh that I personally actually struggled over whether the $10 was worth it.  I ended up with $89 Daiwas, lol.

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I love watching the old Bassmaster shows... Check this one out, KVD and Ike fishing in the same boat.  

 

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One of my reels, so 7 ish gear ratios new ? :rolleyes:  yeah, right ! :whistle:, actually it´s still faster than many of the "new" "burner" reels:

PT33SH.jpg

It´s got "Flipping Switch" ;), cuz ya know, you need it to flip. ^_^

5 hours ago, J Francho said:

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Maybe that's when you learned it?  It's a lot older than that......

Awww C´mon, that´s not fair ! I ain´t THAT old !

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I was so into these when I was a little kid. I still laugh when I see Bob Cobb's name. Ray Scott was a great host. 

KVD got me into bass fishing. I would get so bored trolling for trout on lakes. Him firing that spinnerbait a million times a day looked like so much more fun. 

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20 hours ago, J Francho said:

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Maybe that's when you learned it?  It's a lot older than that......

Correct! It is when I learned about "skipping", I learned alot when I joined a draw format local club. And I used the exact same combo spooled with 12# test stren. and still do.

 

20 hours ago, Red Bear said:

why is that strange? you and many others may prefer to use a baitcaster for worms, in fact many only prefer to use baitcasters for everything, but it doesnt make using a spinning reel for worms strange at all, even if not skipping. many people dont use baitcasters at all and fish worms just fine with spinning reels.

I didnt get good enough with a baitcasting set-up to feel confident, until I joined that club in the mid nineties, and "thought" skipping was a new tactic, as I had never even heard of it at all. Even though I was a faithful B.A.S.S. member, and read everything I could in Bassmaster magazine, to learn everything I could. They were on track with the new and current techniques, offering them to their members. Hence my confusion.

 The first truely matched and balanced "bass specific" rod/reel I got was the Speedmaster spinning setup in question. (per a bassmaster article) Before this combo I used alot treble hooked gear, and didnt do much bottom bouncing other than a 1/4 oz jighead and grub, on a med action shimano bullwhip rod. And plastic worms were rigged on a weightless weedless shiner hook, pushed on a little too far to add a twist in the worm, and fished on top of extremely heavy weeds, and dropped in the holes. It worked well, at the bog I fished exclusively back then,..but after a few outings the line twist was beyond brutal, and I'd have to straighten it out trolling it behind the boat. After a few years of aggrevation I sought out a spinning rod that was med heavy for my worm,.Hence the "new" designated speedmaster spinning setup for all my worming needs.  

Then I joined  the club, and learned the proper way to cast a baitcaster, and the speedmaster setup became strictly a skipping rod, with a 1/4 oz. jig and pig tied on, and still has one on it now. 

So, What I was getting at is, to see a southern pro, in a tourney, using a spinning rod for a worm. Was strange, (to me at least) as "most" worming seen was fished with a stout baitcaster back then, and I was hinting that he was possibly skipping with that rod during that tourney, on the hush hush.

 

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On September 20, 2016 at 0:56 PM, J Francho said:

For reference, in 1994 a Curado was $99, and a Citica was $89.  When I look back, it makes me laugh that I personally actually struggled over whether the $10 was worth it.  I ended up with $89 Daiwas, lol.

That $10 difference was a half hours wages for me in '94. If it were only that now, I'd likely be a Shimano guy........NOT, but it's a logical argument. :confused4:

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28 minutes ago, papajoe222 said:

That $10 difference was a half hours wages for me in '94. If it were only that now, I'd likely be a Shimano guy........NOT, but it's a logical argument. :confused4:

20 bucks an hour in 94 was pretty "ballin". Seen as how that's about 5x minimum wage then. That'd be like making 40 an hour today. .. which is like making 82,000 a year. Kudos to you. I don't even make half that. 

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Yea, $20hr. Was good money back then, but the 15-20 hrs. overtime a week is what contributed to my retirement @ 58.  That and not spending $99 on a Curado  ?

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, papajoe222 said:

That $10 difference was a half hours wages for me in '94. If it were only that now, I'd likely be a Shimano guy........NOT, but it's a logical argument. :confused4:

In '94, I was grossing around $5.25 an hour. I think I took home around $180 a week. The difference was around three hours work for me. 

Glad to hear people think of things that way; in terms of effort. Something I impress upon young people all the time. 

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Jesus 20 an hour in 94? I make 15 now and thought I was doing alright for a 25 year old. Should've went to school :angry:

In 94 I was 3. Yall have been fishing as long as I've been alive...haha

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8 hours ago, MikeWright said:

Jesus 20 an hour in 94? I make 15 now and thought I was doing alright for a 25 year old. Should've went to school :angry:

In 94 I was 3. Yall have been fishing as long as I've been alive...haha

The area I live in influences wages. As an example, fast food, part time employees make as much as you and many never finished high school. You're still young and can still spend an hour or two of your free time on your education.  I didn't finish college until I was 30 and had a family.

 

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Oh well see, fast food here makes 7-8 an hour, so I guess location does have an influence.

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I grew up reading and watching bass master, in fisherman, watching bill dance, Jimmy Houston, Roland Martin, and Hank Parker. I was born in 86 and started fishing as soon as I could walk and swim with my grandpas. I started getting into bass fishing around 9 so 1995 or so. Back then there was no internet or sites like this. No youtube or go pro cameras. Reading bass master taught me how to fish structure, tins of new techniques, and basically everything I know. Y'all young bucks and newbies are lucky to have the internet and resources like this. If I could pass on any advice, it would be that these old shows, books, baits and techniques are still relevant. Also that there is no magic bait, best spot, or that just because you aren't getting bites, it doesn't mean the fish aren't biting, maybe you need to experiment with new locations or techniques. 

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