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bluebasser86 last won the day on October 22 2016

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About bluebasser86

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    Largemouth Bass
  • Birthday 04/29/1986

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    Lane, KS
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    Fishing, Hunting, Bowfishing, lure building

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  1. How tough are you?

    We fished a very similar bank in the same area with the sunlight hitting it, not a bite. Every bite we had was in shade despite it being painfully cold out. The sunlight was very intense also, so I imagine it was bright enough that it might have been difficult for them to see in the shallows on the sunny banks.
  2. How tough are you?

    Buddy and I went out on his birthday Tuesday closer to home. Barely made it over 20 and was below freezing when we launched. We made it count though. TUE 1/2 Actual Temp 22° /-1°
  3. How tough are you?

    I'm fine at around 20 provided the wind isn't bad. Sometimes my guides ice up so fast I get tired of dealing with it though.
  4. Varmint A Rig.

    Believe it or not, but my buddy caught a 14.5lb striper on an A-rig at Beaver with 3" Easy Shiners on some 1/8oz heads I poured on a #1 hook. Took awhile and even with babying it, still almost straightened the hook, but he got her in the boat, his first striper ever.
  5. What are these called?

    Yo-Zuri made a very similar (maybe the same), lure as those. I used to troll them for crappie and caught my first largemouth over 5 pounds on one doing that.
  6. Feathers and Fins where is he?

    He was kind enough to give me info via PM here on my first ever trip to Beaver with a friend in our attempt to catch our first ever stripers. Used his tips to catch our first stripers, my buddy a 15.5lb fish and mine a 20 pounder, along with several 5-8 pounders. Couldn't thank him enough for his help. Really sucks that people have to be jealous enough of someone so talented and helpful to make him leave the forum altogether. I only get to Beaver once every few years, but thoroughly enjoyed reading his post and living vicariously through them.
  7. 11/12 bass and walleye

    Nope, I don't bother looking for it. Every one I've ever caught has the faint lateral line like this one did.
  8. 11/12 bass and walleye

    My brother in law and I hit the lake about 7am. Put in at Hawker Point and fished around there a little. I had a short smallmouth pull off a jerkbait and my BIL caught a short spot on a jerk and had a nice smallmouth pull off a wart. We ran south hopping around and not catching much before we got to H bridge by Roark Bluff. I caught a keeper spot on a shakyhead and 3 keeper largemouth on a jerkbait along with several shorts. My BIL caught a keeper largemouth on a wart and a few shorts on a tube. We ran all the way back to 215 bridge and found out we'd been so close to being on the fish when we put in, just went the wrong direction. Caught largemouth, smallmouth, spots, and at least one for sure meanmouth, mostly on jerks and warts. I also had just mentioned to my BIL that I was surprised we hadn't got a walleye yet when I caught our first walleye of the day. We ended up sticking with the pattern and catching 7 keeper 'eyes in the next 3 hours along with all the bass and 1 heart breaker of a big drum. What started out as a pretty slow day really ended up well. My meanmouth and the jerkbait that did most of the damage. My BIL with a hungry little largemouth Our mess of walleye that got invited home for dinner
  9. jerk

    The bass and walleye were really on it at Stockton Sunday.
  10. A little research / who is fishing

    1. I fish last Monday and Tuesday on a private lake in Mound City, KS 2. Out of my boat, a 2012 Stratos 189 VLO 3. Temps were in the mid to high 80's both day with more clouds than sun the first day and a mix of both the second day. Water clarity was about 4'. 4. Monday was my first time ever fishing the lake but caught them a variety of ways with a swinghead and Keitech Crazy Flapper accounting for most of my fish. Also caught a bunch on a dropshot 4" cut tail worm, a Yo-Zuri 3DB Pencil, and 1 larger fish on a Deps 175 Slide Swimmer. Tuesday was very calm and lots of fish were cruising the shorelines. I caught a majority of my fish sight casting with a wacky rig or Ned, including my 2 largest of the day.
  11. Some fish aspire to greatness

    Wasn't at Table Rock, but this smallmouth on Beaver was pretty much suicidal.

    It's my understanding that the electric current is only effective to about 15' deep, so that may somewhat explain why a majority of fish sampled were largemouth.
  13. I'd chip in for your bond money if someone could get video of one of those things busting on the deck of one of those big cruisers
  14. Tackle Junkies

    Crazy how choosy those stupid little green and brown fish can be at times. The boar hogz was my best plastic on a swinghead all winter. I was catfishing with it would be the best description. Cast it out, let it sit, line would start moving after it sat for an extended period of time. I suspect because the bait was floating up off the bottom slightly, in combination with the current in the area I was fishing, was making the bait move around like a craw or minnow feeding and they just couldn't deal with it.
  15. Tackle Junkies

    Their new dropshot bait looks like it could be a good Ned bait too. I'm excited about the finesse creature, but most of the lakes I'm fishing in NE KS are much shallower and dirtier so a slower fall and more bulk is a good thing at times. I know Ned talks highly of it.

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