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OK, I am doing a survey:  What needs do you have when fishing that there is no product for on the market. I'll start.  (Maybe they are out there but I just don't know)

Weedless Octopus hooks for wacky rigging in weedy areas.

Trolling motors that can automatically keep you on a spot in a windy day without intervention. (Compensates for wind, drift, etc)

Senkos that don't fall apart after about 3-4 fish.

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If you grab some of the rubber bands for braces they work well for octopus style hooks and making them weedless!  My buddy figured that out!

And although they're not senkos I think the brand is actually wacky worms, they hold together really well.  I bought some at the 2005 bassmaster classic in pittsburgh and I still have the same bag of fifty

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Senkos that don't fall apart after about 3-4 fish.

Move up to the 6" Senko so you won't catch so many bass.

The 3-4 fish you catch on this bait will put a smile on your

face and I don't think you will have any complaints.

8-)    

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Senkos that don't fall apart after about 3-4 fish.

BPS Stik-O's.  They harder than Senkos and don't tear up as easy.  You can also cast them a mile.

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Thanks for you replies!  Are there any other needs that need to be addressed?

What do you all wish was on the market that is not?

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Weedless Octopus hooks for wacky rigging in weedy areas

- Gamakatsu makes a style of these that's perfect. I think Cabela's has them. I'll try to find a link.

Trolling motors that can automatically keep you on a spot in a windy day without intervention. (Compensates for wind, drift, etc)

- Anchor  :)

Senkos that don't fall apart after about 3-4 fish.

- YUM dingers are a little more durable, but I think the cheaper you get, the more durable you get. If you want that great Senko action I think you'll have to stick with the ones prone to tearing.

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Thanks, dude!  As far as the trolling motor goes, I am thinking an anchor is just to cumbersome sometimes.  I would liek to see a trolling motor that keep the boat perfectly positioned where I want it without pivoting off the anchor rope.

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Thanks, dude! As far as the trolling motor goes, I am thinking an anchor is just to cumbersome sometimes. I would liek to see a trolling motor that keep the boat perfectly positioned where I want it without pivoting off the anchor rope.

http://www.minnkotamotors.com/advantage/saltwater.asp?pg=autopilot this is pretty much exactly what you are looking for, can keep ypu in place or in a certain direction and will correct for wind and/or currents

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About that trolling motor.... have you ever heard of a power pole?  A bunch of guys on the pro circuit are starting to use them to keep still on a windy day.  They were originally made for the flats down in Florida and stuff but they work great for bass fishing and are durable as anything.

I could use...  A mono that doesn't twist

-A braid that ties better and doesn't cut into the spool

-any easily used swimbait that is not too small but not the size of those whole trout they are throwin out west (not live i mean)

-A suspending rattle trap... that would be cool

... (i know i could probably find some of this stuff but it aint easy when you're on the budget of a highschool sophomore!)

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About that trolling motor.... have you ever heard of a power pole? A bunch of guys on the pro circuit are starting to use them to keep still on a windy day. They were originally made for the flats down in Florida and stuff but they work great for bass fishing and are durable as anything.

I could use... A mono that doesn't twist

-A braid that ties better and doesn't cut into the spool

-any easily used swimbait that is not too small but not the size of those whole trout they are throwin out west (not live i mean)

-A suspending rattle trap... that would be cool

... (i know i could probably find some of this stuff but it aint easy when you're on the budget of a highschool sophomore!)

same dilemma!!

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1 Senko   :-/  3-4 bass; think I'll choose the bass  :)

Anchor will dang sure hold you're boat in place & is a lot cheaper than a Power Pole  :)

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BassinAssassin171, there is aleady a suspending Rat-L-Trap it's called the red zone model.

ablefisher, Pinpoint trolling motors had that feature also coupled with a sonar unit to maintain the selected depth. PM sent about the Octopus hook

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To go with the topo's for small lakes, also better ramps at smaller lakes. Up here in NH there are so many great lakes that are impossible to get a trailered boat into, even a small one

I'd also like a lure that searches out, tracks down and hooks the largest bass in the lake all on it's own. All i have to do is reel it in.  :)

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Senkos that don't fall apart after about 3-4 fish.

BPS Stik-O's. They harder than Senkos and don't tear up as easy. You can also cast them a mile.

I love Stik-O's. I don't know many people who use them though. They stay together much better than senkos though their action isn't as good.

I for one would like to see zoom come out a senko-type bait. They are one of the only soft bait manufacturers that doesn't have some permutation of the senko in their line up.

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About that trolling motor.... have you ever heard of a power pole? A bunch of guys on the pro circuit are starting to use them to keep still on a windy day. They were originally made for the flats down in Florida and stuff but they work great for bass fishing and are durable as anything.

I could use... A mono that doesn't twist

-A braid that ties better and doesn't cut into the spool

-any easily used swimbait that is not too small but not the size of those whole trout they are throwin out west (not live i mean)

-A suspending rattle trap... that would be cool

... (i know i could probably find some of this stuff but it aint easy when you're on the budget of a highschool sophomore!)

same dilemma!!

Make that three. Being in high school its hard to afford fishing stuff. On the other hand I don't have any bills to pay so all the money I earn gets sucked into my tackle box.

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