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Skipping has never been my strong suit. Skipping docks, under trees, has been hit or miss for me. 

 

Today we had a rare warm day, 50 + degrees, and I was bored so I headed to a local pond to practice.

 

Turns out it is easier than I thought.

 

In no time at all I was skipping a jig I'd guess a good 100 yds. or better.

 

It took me a little while to zone in on the secret, but here it is

 

Smooth ice! 

 

It seems the smoother the ice the longer the cast, who'd of thunk it.

 

Although in all fairness, after the first two or three skips it is more of a sliding technique.

 

Anyone know how thin the ice has to be for a bass to bust thru and take it?

 

Please forgive me...…… It's been a longgggg winter.

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Ha!  And I was about to call BS!  LOL

 

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100 yard is a lot of spool!

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Got me 😂

 

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I knew something was up when I saw the heading. I would have to cast at least three times to say I got 100 yards off the spool. Winter is just getting started. What kind of stories will he be telling by the time it is over?

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Yeah, it's hit early this year up here!

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:lol: 

If I really wind up I think I can toss a 3/4 oz blade bait about 75, but even that takes a LOT of effort. The large majority of my casts are less than 25. 

I have heard guys talk about they can cast further than 100 yards. Makes me wonder if they have ever stood on a football field and seen how far 100 yards actually is. 

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36 minutes ago, Fairtax4me said:

:lol: 

If I really wind up I think I can toss a 3/4 oz blade bait about 75, but even that takes a LOT of effort. The large majority of my casts are less than 25. 

I have heard guys talk about they can cast further than 100 yards. Makes me wonder if they have ever stood on a football field and seen how far 100 yards actually is. 

Trust me, bass fisherman do not have the market cornered when it comes to stretching the "facts". Just today at a LGS when I was buying some reloading components I over heard a guy stating " I really like those Horn-a-day plastic tip jobs, I can pop a woodchuck at 700 yards using iron sights with them." It's best to smile and be on your way when tales of extreme feats of distance start getting tossed around.

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Back in 82 I could skip a jig a quarter mile.....  Uncle Rico out.

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4 minutes ago, Heartland said:

Back in 82 I could skip a jig a quarter mile.....  Uncle Rico out.

How much you wanna bet I can throw a football over them mountains ???

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If you need to learn how to catch bass during Ice out...here is the expert.

 

 

 

 

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On 12/15/2018 at 3:31 PM, jbmaine said:

Anyone know how thin the ice has to be for a bass to bust thru and take it?

 

Please forgive me...…… It's been a longgggg winter.

LOL! :D

 

Hey, that skill just might come in handy some day...

 

Last winter I was shooting under-ice video. (Btw, the bass ain't comin' up!) Early in the season when the ice was thin, I'd break through the ice with the camera, mounted on a pole. Well, there's a point where the ice gets too thick. And I now know that point. Doh!

 

The mount broke and the GoPro skidded out across the ice, too far to reach with the pole. The ice began to cave as I tried to step out. I was about to do the belly crawl thing, still not sure the ice would hold me (the truck was right there to save me from hypothermia if needed).

 

But a buddy just happened to stop by -a die-hard regular- to fish the only opening in the ice remaining. Now that's die-hard. He cast a jerkbait and managed to get a treble into the 1/4" hole in GoPro mount. Only took him three tries. B)

 

@Troy85, that was funny. And... a little bit scary.

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@Troy85, it's Troy87 here.  That is the best video I've seen in a while and that dude deserves all the followers.

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What a charachter : ) 

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On 12/15/2018 at 6:32 PM, Fairtax4me said:

:lol: 

If I really wind up I think I can toss a 3/4 oz blade bait about 75, but even that takes a LOT of effort. The large majority of my casts are less than 25. 

I have heard guys talk about they can cast further than 100 yards. Makes me wonder if they have ever stood on a football field and seen how far 100 yards actually is. 

 

You must not follow the Steelhead scene much. Most of those guys fish 9+ foot rods designed to cast clear across the Clearwater River. I have helped my friend who is a rod builder test his rods and we've exceeded 100 yards casting a 2 ounce weight in the schoolyard behind his place.

 

Euro carp fisherman are also known for casting weights/baits 150-200 yards.

 

 

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Move south! :D 

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3 minutes ago, j bab said:

Move south! :D 

Doesn't southern Maine count?😉

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On ‎12‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 4:31 PM, jbmaine said:

In no time at all I was skipping a jig I'd guess a good 100 yds. or better.

 

Sounds like my neighbor across street 🤣🤣

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On 12/15/2018 at 5:31 PM, jbmaine said:

Skipping has never been my strong suit. Skipping docks, under trees, has been hit or miss for me. 

 

Today we had a rare warm day, 50 + degrees, and I was bored so I headed to a local pond to practice.

 

Turns out it is easier than I thought.

 

In no time at all I was skipping a jig I'd guess a good 100 yds. or better.

 

It took me a little while to zone in on the secret, but here it is

 

Smooth ice! 

 

It seems the smoother the ice the longer the cast, who'd of thunk it.

 

Although in all fairness, after the first two or three skips it is more of a sliding technique.

 

Anyone know how thin the ice has to be for a bass to bust thru and take it?

 

Please forgive me...…… It's been a longgggg winter.

you had me. good one!

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On ‎12‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 9:13 PM, ww2farmer said:

Trust me, bass fisherman do not have the market cornered when it comes to stretching the "facts". Just today at a LGS when I was buying some reloading components I over heard a guy stating " I really like those Horn-a-day plastic tip jobs, I can pop a woodchuck at 700 yards using iron sights with them." It's best to smile and be on your way when tales of extreme feats of distance start getting tossed around.

Bass fishermen are also some of the best at judging wave height

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On 12/15/2018 at 8:13 PM, ww2farmer said:

Trust me, bass fisherman do not have the market cornered when it comes to stretching the "facts". Just today at a LGS when I was buying some reloading components I over heard a guy stating " I really like those Horn-a-day plastic tip jobs, I can pop a woodchuck at 700 yards using iron sights with them." It's best to smile and be on your way when tales of extreme feats of distance start getting tossed around.

But do you even shoot creedmoor.  I know a guy who owns one and he could shoot the wings off a hummingbird at 1k.  ;)

 

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On 12/15/2018 at 5:31 PM, jbmaine said:

Please forgive me...…… It's been a longgggg winter.

Long?!?!?! I’m just outside Boston MA and still have open water... I’m packing up and heading out to a little SMB pond this morning....

 

Sure won’t skip 100 yds, but if I’m lucky, catch a couple bass.

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I can skip a whole yard & then pick backlashes for an hour!

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And I aways said,  the only way you can't fish a jig is topwater.  I guess you proved me wrong on that.

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