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When Is An Empty Bag Of Rage Craws A Good Thing?

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when you empty it on fish like this one! this 8-5 couldn't resist a green pumpkin rage craw fished off a point in about 8 ft. of water. she was part of a very nice day that also featured a chunky 6-6 off a deep timber line and a whole pile of smaller ones. also caught quite a few on red shad baby thumpers. my rod and reel definitely got a good workout today. here's a couple of pics of the big one.

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Wow... that's the way to empty any bag of plastics!

Nice hog man!

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Ohhh Man that's a ole "BIG HEAD" right there... Looks kinda like mine with those bulging eyes :lol: WTG Paul and glad your having fun with the RT's.

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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Great looking bass, Paul.

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Man that's crazy - what a fish! How were you fishing the rage craw?

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wow great fish!

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Nice fish dude!

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Man that's crazy - what a fish! How were you fishing the rage craw?

thanks y'all. i was just barely inching the bait along the bottom on a light 3/16 oz. tungsten t-rig with a 3/0 owner long shank offset hook. (I'm not a big fan of the EWG hook style). they wanted it very S L O W.

one interesting thing about this trip was that i intentionally left the graph at home. of course that's not a big deal on a small (about 130 acres) lake that you know fairly well. but for some reason, it just seems like i usually catch more/bigger fish when i either don't bring the graph or i just ignore it. i think for one thing it forces you to be more in tune with your senses and what is happening on each cast. for another thing, you have to fish more thoroughly to determine if there are fish in an area or not instead of just glancing at a screen (which can be misleading). it is this type of deliberate, methodical approach that i think is often conducive to getting to getting the big bite. by leaving my electronic brain at home and dusting the cobwebs off of the real one, feeble as it is, i was reminded yesterday of some subtle little things that can make a big difference. for example, you can often tell by the way fish are hitting a soft plastic and taking off with it (or not) whether there are other active fish in the area.

oh who the heck am i kidding? i just left the graph at home because i'm lazy and i hate having to hook up extra crap. :lol:

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thanks y'all. i was just barely inching the bait along the bottom on a light 3/16 oz. tungsten t-rig with a 3/0 owner long shank offset hook. (I'm not a big fan of the EWG hook style). they wanted it very S L O W.

one interesting thing about this trip was that i intentionally left the graph at home. of course that's not a big deal on a small (about 130 acres) lake that you know fairly well. but for some reason, it just seems like i usually catch more/bigger fish when i either don't bring the graph or i just ignore it. i think for one thing it forces you to be more in tune with your senses and what is happening on each cast. for another thing, you have to fish more thoroughly to determine if there are fish in an area or not instead of just glancing at a screen (which can be misleading). it is this type of deliberate, methodical approach that i think is often conducive to getting to getting the big bite. by leaving my electronic brain at home and dusting the cobwebs off of the real one, feeble as it is, i was reminded yesterday of some subtle little things that can make a big difference. for example, you can often tell by the way fish are hitting a soft plastic and taking off with it (or not) whether there are other active fish in the area.

oh who the heck am i kidding? i just left the graph at home because i'm lazy and i hate having to hook up extra crap. :lol:

Point taken Paul :D And I think the electronics SONAR may give the fish more awareness of our presence, so often when I'm fishing known water and have a good understanding of depths etc., I'll turn the sonar equipment off to possibly give myself an EDGE on the bite! If I'm somewhat correct in my thought process, leaving it at home could've been to your benefit too!

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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