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  1. 3 points
    Stump bumper

    Ned Rig Kit

    I made the mistake of putting a senco in the same box with mine and even though they didn't touch a really bad chemical reaction started. So after watching the above video, I still put the jig heads on, then put them in the bags then fold the bags up in the box. I combine 3 bags into one same color in each bag. At almost $6 per bag, I am not willing to loose all of them again by not following directions, also I was not able to use them on a day the fish were dialed in on the ned and went through two bags of senckos since I had to replace them every other fish. I never read the bag, so that is the reason I shared the video, just in case someone else finds a load of goop where there neds used to be they can see they are not alone.
  2. 3 points
    trythisonemv

    lower access

    i fished tuesday in a thunderstorm. I caught tons of fish! Three of which were over fifteen inches. One was 18 " and put up a crazy fight. I fished lower access early and managed ten down there. Thats where the eighteen incjer came from. then moved up to the trestle bridge and walked down . I caught about ten more down there including the smallest trout ive ever caught. Ot was maybe three inches long. Also hooked into a real monster but barbless hook came unhooked and expletives flew. All and all good day its always better when itrains and murks up the water. Prince nymph was killer and had a few on midges.
  3. 2 points
  4. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

  5. 2 points
    Gavin

    What's Cooking?

    Great in bloody Mary's too!
  6. 2 points
    Flysmallie

    Screw it I'm buying a kayak.

    I did buy one last weekend. I went against everyone's recommendations, including my own, and bought a Ascend FS12T for a couple of reasons and I'm glad that I did. I actually almost bought a Pescador Pro 12 but after I compared it to the FS12T it just wasn't worth the extra $230. Here are the reasons I went with the Ascend. 1. I have really no idea what I wanted in a kayak. I had only fished out of one once so I felt I needed a little more experience to be able to tell what my desires in a quality boat are. After just being out in it a couple of times those are starting to become apparent. 2. I didn't have the time/patience/experience to go out and paddle a bunch of different models and still end up making the wrong decision. I needed to be on the water now. The other factors were that they have made some enhancements to the 2016 Ascends. Seems like a much better boat than the one that I had paddled before. It might be a bit on the heavy side but I have zero problems carrying it around or getting it on top of my car. It's starting to give me some things to consider when I do decide to go with a more quality boat, and yes that time will come. It's not as slow as I was led to believe. I was even able to keep up with a guy running a trolling motor on his pretty easily. Not that I was trying to but it was interesting that I could. I like it. It's put me on the water. I've caught some fish. I'm getting it figured out. And after seeing all the new stuff that's coming out of iCast I'm glad I have waited on a more expensive boat. Now I can take my time to make an educated decision but still have a good boat that puts me on the water fishing. I even stunk it up with a decent first fish.
  7. 2 points
    bassfisher

    Tuesday night crappie result

    On my plate caught around highpoint 12ft water
  8. 2 points
    Sweet!!!!!.... bummer on the Trolling motor blade....nice report. Mitch is one of the most generous dudes you will ever fish with a yes you're correct he is a crank master....he has shown me some things that I was never able to learn over my 47 years. Wow could Seth be joining the Stl5???....even though it's not the Stl5. ...more like 5 river fishing dorks willing to do anything for a 20
  9. 2 points
    nomolites

    Need some trolling guidance !

    I usually run four rods with cranks but just one when bottom bouncing. I usually run deeper diving cranks in the inside and I do not stop when hooked up but may slow down some if it is a big 'un. I am almost always between 1.7and 2.2 mph with cranks and shoot for .5-1.0 with bouncers? As suggested get too aggressive with contours until you are comfortable where your baits are running, plenty of hang ups will come later once you think you've "got it". Add complexity and risk of tackle gradually, you will likely find one way that suits you best. If your wife enjoys it too you will eventually have a great time working together running your system; my wife and I do! Mike
  10. 2 points
    I will get a pic of him off my gopro John! Some type of shad minnow. Went back to the Green river again today and it was totally blown out and rolling after the storms we had last night. Super muddy... Hiked an angler trail about a half mile back in trying to find a small cove creek but the trail stopped in some really thick undergrowth and we had to double back. Lots of bear sign and tracks too! From there we called it, and drove to a nearby town hendersonville looking for a fly shop that no longer existed... At this point it was almost 10:30 and not a line in the water yet LOL. We drove all over NC it seemed like before we found a number for Davidson Outfitters and made the trek to the Pisgah national forest home of the Davidson River. The Davidson river is a beauty, and I finally at least saw some of my first NC trout. Fished the ripples with some ants and beetles with no luck. Came to a decent size deeper pool and went to jigging with an ultra light. Had 2 strikes but couldn't get hooked up... But I came darn close LOL.Davidson river is about an hour and 30 minutes away from where we are staying, but I wished I would of went there first. We didn't hit the water till 11:30ish and I think if we'd gotten there in the morning we would of had better luck. Going to try the broad river this evening and maybe head back to the davidson river tomorrow or Friday. My search continues for my first NC Trout! I've spent more time driving and hiking than fishing, but it really is beautiful country up here so I can't complain. Hopefully I have fish pics soon here to post!
  11. 2 points
    Bill Babler

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    I only have 20 or so of the 90's, but all of mine run perfect and catch fish as good as any bait I have ever fished. I did have a tail stop once on a 130 and it was wrapped with a small 1 inch strand of braid. Was a bugger to get out of there but when I did, it came back to perfect life.
  12. 1 point
    Hey guys, My website and access to the realtime temperatures readings (on the 15's of every hour) and twice-daily clarity images are now completely free of charge, and will remain that way indefinitely. You must register, but registration is free, just like OAF. I am taking my time perfecting the design of the actual unit, so that they can be built and configured in a manner that will allow me to easily ship them to a marina, and they can easily install it themselves...essentially 'standardizing' the units. Below are all the units reporting. CAPE FAIR unit has camera issue, but temperatures are accurate.
  13. 1 point
    Quillback

    Pradco Deep Little N

    Picked up a Pradco Deep Little N. Looks identical to the pre-Pradco ones, but it does say on the package that they are now made in Guatemala. I'm sure it's a good business decision for Pradco, but hate to see another US based business bite the dust.
  14. 1 point
    Hammer time

    Fishing Report 7-13-16 Big Sac

    Put in at mutton at 6:30 pm and stayed next to channel on mainlake cranking. Had 4 shorts and nice one all on 5xd. Changed over to night fishing and boy they were eating! Caught em on 10in black power worm, black/blue finesse and fb jig and single spin! They moved up around 10:15 and I caught over 30. Points, and swings from point 5 down to money island! Water temp 81.3-84.8 good clarity. Had a blast from 10:30-12:30, fished till 2:30. Seen one boat after dark. Ended up with 9 keeps, and big channel cat ate the single spin. Tightlines and CPR
  15. 1 point
    rps

    After work quickie 7/12/16

    Some years ago (2000?) I fished the water below Norfolk with a guide named Cliff Chism. (I just Googled his name and his Facebook account's most recent entry was 2011, and he looked really grey. Not a good sign. darn, some things about getting old suck.) He had me fishing roe on circle hooks - not fancy tied sacks, but sections cut from huge sacks he bought over the internet from Oregon. I slammed that day, as did my fishing buddy Larry Yadon. Larry's cut throat pushed 5 pounds. My Brown was nearly as large. Neither Brook was much over 12 inches, although on a different trip I did catch one nearly 15 inches. It was not until years later that I realized how unusual those trips were. BTW, all fish were released unharmed.
  16. 1 point
    ness

    Screw it I'm buying a kayak.

    The perfect kayak is a canoe
  17. 1 point
    I bet you are probably right. Really anything except a big Crawler rig would catch them. I should have taken a pic of those 5 as they were just toads. You can see them moving up and down in the water column. A lot of folks would think they were bass, but after you log a couple of thousand hours looking at the Lowrance, you can tell exactly what they are. Durn things were so bad they would catch the Crawler Harness falling and eat my bait before it even hit the bottom. I moved out to over 40 on some of the flats just to get it down unmolested, but the screen was pretty bare out there. I'm kind of like Mike, believing the walleye are in that 20' to 35' range if you can get on the right stuff and keep your bait on long enough to trick one. Probably should have cleaned those 5 gills as they would have really been enough for us for dinner, but had also had a dose of getting chewed on and was ready to get in the truck
  18. 1 point
    Longball22

    Ned Rig Kit

    I decided to go the binder route with my Ned stuff. Academy has a cool little binder with a small box on the front of it. I keep the jigs and glue in the box, and the Zinkerz in the bags, and you could keep the original bags this way if you wanted: http://www.academy.com/shop/ProductDisplay?urlRequestType=Base&productId=3421565&catalogId=10051&categoryId=&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView&urlLangId=-1&attr=&langId=-1&top_category=&parent_category_rn=&storeId=10151#repChildCatid=3421566
  19. 1 point
    LoweSTX175

    Need some trolling guidance !

    I do the same thing with the swivels and various cranks to figure out which one is the hot one for that time. Another thing that hasn't been mentioned in this thread is the use of "lead core line"... I try to stay away from the mono because it tends to wind up easy on me. I also agree that a boat without carpet and the rubber net will make a difference in not get those trebles in a messy situation. I also prefer long rods to get away from the motor. I also have two different configurations for my boat. I have rod mounts everywhere and also have a "spider rigging" bar that I can put into the back pedestal mount. Just try to be careful and not get the line caught up into your prop if you are going to use the big motor....I've been there done that a few times.
  20. 1 point
    DADAKOTA

    Need some trolling guidance !

    Must be me with the flickrs, as the bandits flat out fish them when I'm pulling. I have all size 7 in hot pink, purple tiger, peral white (mouse), slick mouse, slick chart. pearl, slick racy shad, and racy shad. Did find a website that shows the "exclusive colors". Some really good looking colors at that. http://www.thenextbite.tv/content/berkley-flicker-shads-color-chart
  21. 1 point
    The jets on the 11 Point are no comparison to all the trash jet boaters on the current.
  22. 1 point
    top_dollar

    Need some trolling guidance !

    Trolling has been tough on stockton this year for me....no idea why. For long lining cranks, each person fishing will do well with 1 8-9ft, med heavy power, moderate slow action rod (OKUMA Classic Pro rods are perfect for 30 bucks a pop...but any downrigger rod works great). I would highly recommend metered braid line (power pro depth hunter), but as has been mentioned simply marking your spot with a sharpie works too. Tie a snap to the end of the line and everyone put on different color flicker shads (size 5,7, and 9 are good). Let out 100-200 feet of line out (vary this as it effects how deep your lure is going). After catching a few fish youll be able to put together a pattern of best color, size, and running depths. Trolling speeds of 0.5-3.5 mph has been effective for me, usually i like 2-2.5. Dont be afraid to go way faster than you would think...aggressive fish will chase it down, especially in hot water. I like the soft action rod with the no stretch braid, seems to give me the best hookups, and keeps em on for the long ride back to the boat, more of a personal preference though. When i detect a bite, i immediately put the boat in neutral and begin hauling in the fish...other fisherman in the boat also reel in to 1.) avoid tangles and 2.) many many times get a bite on the retrieve. I often times will simply make a U turn and go back over the area where i got a bite. Quite often you can triangulate an area where your getting multiple bites..especially if you have good electronics..then simply go to where x marks the spot and begin a more methodical approach to catching the less active fish. Its a great way to find fish and quickly pattern them. A rubber net, good pliers, and no carpet in your boat will also help you spend more time fishing and less time with a walleye pinned to the boat carpet/net with 2 sets of treble hooks. Get the precision trolling app. Its nifty if you dont wanna fork over hundreds for the book.
  23. 1 point
    thanks ben. easy to see why the thermocline is not very deep. i thought i could see six discs in one of the photos. the O2 levels must be adequate on the lower end and several depth since i saw shad balls at 40 feet. bo
  24. 1 point
    Ham

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    The problem with WP's to me is that they are red hot, but will IMO gradually lose their effectiveness. Do Not Misunderstand. They are freaking awesome right now and you do not own a bait that does what it does to fish. No one owns a bait that complete replicates what it does. The WP is not a magic bullet. It doesn't catch fish that aren't there. It doesn't catch fish when conditions are completely wrong, but it's special (right now at least). I suspect I'm going to get left holding a rather expensive bag down the road, but I'll ride it as long as I can. Buy a couple of the WP's. Just change out the split rings before you lose the hook to a fish.
  25. 1 point
    abkeenan

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    You and I are in the same boat. Well said. I have all sorts of brands and am not a "fan boy" of certain things. If they work...they work. Although I am becoming more and more partial to Daiwa stuff. Plus my HUK/Daiwa rebate hoodie just came yesterday, so I have to pimp their gear now I guess. It's no jersey like Champ likes to sport but it will work.
  26. 1 point
    dtrs5kprs

    Ned Rig Kit

    Good find Stump. I'll still drop $5 a year on a box for the convenience. Beats spending it on Starbucks coffee, which ends up literally just...well you get it.
  27. 1 point
    abkeenan

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    Owner and Spro if you want 100% fool proof and peace of mind. If you are in a pinch and want to take a risk Eagle Claw or Danielson will work. If immediate failure is your goal purchase Bass Pro split rings. Haven't tried Worth, VMC or Molix.
  28. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Canning spicy dilly beans today. BTW, a good dilly bean beats any onion or olive in a martini.
  29. 1 point
    Quillback

    Ned Rig Kit

    Wow, that is very nicely organized. I fall short of those standards, I have a little Plano pocket sized box I keep them in. I glue mine on at home, I don't trust myself and super glue when out on the lake. I'm on my 2nd Plano box for Neds, and need to get another one to replace the current one I am using. The outside corners of the box start curling up and it won't close. I believe it is from long time contact with Elaztech. Not a big deal as it is a cheap box.
  30. 1 point
    Walleyedmike

    Need some trolling guidance !

    Spot on advice by wtr dogs and nomolites. I'll just add, one of the things to keep in mind when trolling is the ability to duplicate what caught the last fish, particularly speed and depth. This can be accomplished with line counter reels or metered line especially when trolling crank baits. It is also important to ensure your crank baits are in tune and running straight when trolling multiple rods so you don't get your lines hung up with each other. Um, I've heard that can create quite a mess. WM
  31. 1 point
    Stein

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    Mine was a 90. Not sure on hooks - didn't really pay attention. They were just purchased from Tackle Warehouse a month ago and I think they turn over inventory pretty well so I didn't even consider the snap rings. I thought they had the problems worked out by now.
  32. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

  33. 1 point
    MOPanfisher

    Pomme Today 7/13/14

    Fortunately there were no injuries. I will give an atta boy to the MSHP for a quick response. Considering their boat was trapped in he adjacent dock, within 90 minutes or so they had a boat there and officers there sooner than that. Met a second boat and 2 more troopers on the road about 3:30 or so. Considering they had to go get a boat somewhere that ain't bad.
  34. 1 point
    wtr dogs

    Need some trolling guidance !

    TAKE IT EASY, one rod apice until you get the hang of it. If you and pardner let out enough line to be effective and all a sudden get hung up you need to be able to recover the other line and go back and try to free hangup. With the current temps you can troll up to 2.5 mph, if you are trying to bottom bounce 1.5 to .5 mph. As far as hooking and landing the fish, you must remainin control of your boat, especially if it is Windy. if u try to run 6 rods u r going not have fun!!!! Right now try trolling up the gut of coves and good luck
  35. 1 point
    Codywskeeter1521

    Big M

    Used this once wasn't the most pleasant but it worked and kept me from paying hospital bills and kept me on the water.
  36. 1 point
    rps

    Bottom Bouncer Techniques

    Actually, I jigged a spoon for quite a while today. Obviously in the wrong places.
  37. 1 point
    dtrs5kprs

    Problem with Whopper Plopper

    Man, I wish we'd had similar results. Ours are all inconsistent, with the one exception. I'll probably stick with the 130s. I have another new pet I like more than either size plopper. It shall remain nameless .
  38. 1 point
    Mike jones

    Tuesday jackpot @ Hickory Creek

    Come out and fish from 6:30-11:00 tonight at hickory creek. 100% payback! It's great to meet some of the guys from the forum and talk Fishin'! This 6lber was from last night...
  39. 1 point
    Ham

    Big M

    Absolutely, the line trick is Great, but it is not a one size fits all deal.
  40. 1 point
    David Unnerstall

    alton walleye in july?

    'Way to go, Marcus. It is good to know there are Walleye up there.
  41. 1 point
    Champ188

    Bella Vista?

    Hey Pepe, here's the stuff that matters to me and Donna about Bella Vista ... 1. Golf is still a pretty good deal despite a 30 percent increase in greens/cart fees at the beginning of the year. You pay $40 to play 18 holes before twilight (2 p.m. during daylight savings time, 1 p.m. during normal time) and $30 during twilight. 2. The lakes are OK for catching a few fish when time doesn't allow a longer trip, but they are nothing like they used to be. The whiny property owners around the lakes will raise a fuss anytime they see a blade of grass sticking out of the water, so the POA aggressively attacked all of the submergent vegetation that was fueling the robust bass populations of old. The big lake (Loch Lomond) is now basically a swimming pool year round with water so clear and free of anything on the base end of the food chain that it's just not a healthy environment for fish anymore. 3. Some of the housing is getting very old ...close to 50 years ... and is attracting some not-so-desirable folks, including drug dealers. That's certainly not unusual in this day and time but any prior insulation against this is now gone. It's still a very nice place to live but you want to be picky about which areas you choose. 4. Obviously, we are close to anything urban you could want ... Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville. Medical care is pretty good but still a bit stretched to meet demand. For really serious stuff, like both of us having cancer a few years back, we gladly drive the 2 hours to Tulsa.
  42. 1 point
    dan hufferd

    Bottom Bouncer Techniques

    I go as slow as possible, I usually use one rod because I am trying to stay as close to the bottom as possible, I guess you could put one higher in the water and run one close to the bottom at the same time. I like to stay 1 mph or less. I never drag the bouncer I just use it to check the distance to the bottom. Really it is whatever works for you and your setup.
  43. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

  44. 1 point
    Al Agnew

    A bad day...

    Scary stuff. I've been caught in a bunch of storms while floating Ozark streams, and in that case there is no heading for shelter when you're five miles from the take-out. I get off the water as soon as possible, looking for a gravel bar with low trees on the back of it if possible, with higher trees nearby but not too close. I figure I can shelter in the small trees, which won't blow over on me and hopefully won't be high enough to serve as lightning conduits. I did that one time, dragging my solo plastic canoe up under the trees, found a dead log lying about three feet off the ground. I flipped the canoe over, leaned one end against the log, and got under it just as golf ball size hail started falling. The wind was blowing like crazy and small limbs were crashing against the canoe as well as the hail. Lightning struck a tree on the bluff across the river. I had to grip the gunwales of the canoe to hold it down so the wind didn't blow it away. This all lasted a good half hour that seemed like a week.
  45. 1 point
    merc1997

    Big M

    sorry that ended the start of a trip, but sometimes things happened. in the case of pushing the hook back around through the skin, a little numbing sure helps. with toby, my westie terrier, in the boat, i really have to be careful boating bass with a mouth full of treble hooks. he wants to attack all of them. bo
  46. 1 point
    jim m

    Big M

    OUCH, was at a weigh in once and one of the guys had a treble buried in the back of his head. I asked if he was going to er and he said no was tired and going home and going to bed. ok but what if the hook gets hung in the bed, he went to the er
  47. 1 point
    176champion

    Big M

    Went to ER in cassville they had cut hook and push it through...line trick would not have worked...we had just found the fish also....lol
  48. 1 point
    Stump bumper

    Helping Vinsott

    What is a check??? lol Last time I wrote one of those it had 19__ for the date. Do they still make them?
  49. 1 point
    Dutch

    Who's the War Eagle rep around here ?

    I gave up on them because of the wire. I just get similar components and make my own now.
  50. 1 point
    Hog Wally

    few questions for the pros

    I have caught many many giant smallies on this setup. I don't trim my knot on it so it provides more drag inside the body to avoid pants down. I skip it along on top like a minnow swimming for its life. Nearly 100% hook up rate. I could care less about weedless compared to catching fish. It's a buzzbait to me. Try it. You'll like it. I forgot to add that the farther back u get the hook the more of a walk the dog pattern you get. This has been one of my favorite long cast on the flats and riffles lures. It'll live through many many bites also. Especially the new style Mitch will be hopefully perfecting soon.
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