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mixermarkb

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  1. Ok. Bringing this one back from the dead, but is the Osage fishable in a glass boat, or do you need a jet? Mari-osa access is where I was thinking about dropping in-
  2. A few, and I’ve also been that guy who got towed when life got too busy to use a boat enough...lol
  3. Not related to the inboard question, but as far as outboards, I don’t let hours bother me on a used boat. I’ve seen just as many brand new motors getting powerheads as I have old ones. I’m looking for a well kept package by an owner who used it a lot. In my humble opinion, running a boat enough that the gas stays fresh, as well as letting it warm up enough before you go WOT, are the two things that make a motor last the longest. no matter how creampuff, a boat that is used one weekend a year is gonna have issues, in my opinion.
  4. Happy Birthday, and sorry for your loss, Champ. Dad died in 06, and some days I still catch myself wantIng to give him a call and tell him about something. It’s a process getting used to them being up there and us being here for sure.
  5. I quit it back in June. Once water temps get to 80ish, Bull becomes a nocturnal thing for me, and with it high, that’s just not a game I want to play.
  6. I have no idea why skills based boating licenses aren’t a thing.
  7. I fished the Joe Bass Bull Shoals series a couple years before we had our youngest, and enjoyed it. I don’t really have any of the answers to your questions though-
  8. If my son or wife is going with me, I’ll add rods for them, and another Plano box of jig heads and terminal tackle for them to keep on the back deck-
  9. It depends on the time of year and the lake, but I try to cull as much as I can. It’s still a lot, but I’m a better fisherman if I keep the tackle options at a minimum and concentrate on finding fish. that said- here is what’s in the boat now for summer fishing 2x 7’10” deep cranking rods 2x 7’5” big swimbait rods 2x 7’3” Carolina rig rods 2x 7’ Texas rig/jig rods 2x 7’ top water rods 1x 6’10” shaky head spinning rod 1x deep crank box 1x topwater box 1x Jig and Trailer box 1x Jighead box 1x terminal tackle box for C and T rig
  10. I agree with Gary, it’s their lake too. I wish everyone would be more considerate of their fellow citizens, and operate their toys to that end, but honestly, If I choose to fish main lake points in the summer at LOZ, I know what I’m getting into. that’s why I go on Tuesdays.
  11. “Me first and only Me first” is THE systemic problem we as a nation must fix. That attitude hurts us in every way.
  12. $40K would buy one heck of a nice used boat. If it was me, I’d be looking for a cream puff BassCat with that kind of budget. Would be easy to find a loaded up Pantera/200Hp combo for that, could probably even get into one of the 20’ boats. honestly, I can’t think of any reason at all to buy a brand new boat. That depreciation hit is just too hard. A used rig a couple of years old is the way to go.
  13. I’m using the St. Croix legend tournament bass Mag Cranker, which is a 7’10” heavy moderate action, but I think it’s discontinued. I’d look at the Lews ledge lineup, or maybe their new KVD line. I like the rods I use, but to be honest, I think there are probably options that do the job just as well for less money.
  14. I know a few guys that throw them on a crankbait rod with a casting reel and 10 pound fluorocarbon, pretty much the same rig as a wiggle wart. I think Mr. Babler may even do it that way at least part of the time. I myself throw those sizes with 3/16 to 3/8 heads on a Loomis NRX SYR-822 6’10” medium shakyhead spinning rod, or a GLX SJR-782 6’6” spinning rod, with 6 or 7 pound fluorocarbon. The 3/8oz head gives those rods all they can handle, but I really don’t use it as much as the 1/4oz head. I like the lighter line, so for me they are a spinning rig bait. I also lean hard to the 2
  15. Send a prayer up for the whole CDB organization guys. There are about 20 band and crew guys who just lost their job in the absolute worst time we have ever seen in the music industry. It’s got to be stresssful to deal with both grief and wonder what your next gig will be, when everyone gets back to work...
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