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Jerry Rapp

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  1. Jerry Rapp

    Fishing Taney in the year 2035....just saying

    interesting topic. Thoughts on the future of fishing. I am 61, and was raised in a boat since I can remember. The first rule was never get on a bank that another boat was fishing, no matter which way they were going. Never fish a point another boat is on. Never go past another boat on plane. Idle only. Be nice and courteous to all other fishermen. The future? Some thoughts at random. All lakes will be put and take for all species by 2050. You already see people requesting more stocking for a lot of lakes, for all species, including carp😂. There will be designated days of the week for fishing, designated days for wake boats, designated days for skiers, jet skis, etc. It may even be designated days for people with last names beginning with A-M, N-Z, and such. Crowding will be a major issue. Boats will be all electric powered, probably some form of nuclear, hydrogen, solar or combination combustion. Regulation of all lakes and rivers will be done at one control point, operated by a Federal Agency, with strict guidelines using artificial intelligence. There will be no local control at all, with no public input. Electronics and equipment? The skies the limit here. I have several other thoughts and ideas from time to time, but it is time for dinner. I am sure others like to "look" into the future. Other thoughts should be interesting.
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    FLW Costa

    he hasn't weighed in yet
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    Release boats?

    at least Golf has not been discussed.
  4. Jerry Rapp

    OA One Bass tournament recap

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    crappie with pics

  6. how would you fish this lily pad field?
  7. Jerry Rapp

    My "secret" spot, need help

    I thought I left the coordinates on it.
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    Vernon, were ever considered non-essential. I worked for the Corps for 32 years and was never told if was essential or non essential. But it seems to me. if you had a bunch of people on the payroll that were non-essential, it would be prudent to cut payroll? Makes sense doesn't it? But they are from the government and are here to help. I could care less this morning. 55 degrees at 0730, Tee time is at 1000 hours.
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    Reel Size for New St Croix Rod

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I have done this in my life. It works with bait casters as well. A good tip for stream fishermen is to do the same at the top of a good riffle. Cut you lure off, let out about 200 feet of line, and let it unwind in the current. A 2 minute routine that will make line twist almost a non issue.
  10. first Wal-Mart open at Beaver in 1998. This is part one, there is a link to part two. I was really surprised who the winner was.
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    You Beaver folks, and others, should enjoy this video

    well, don't search for Beaver, LOL! When you click on the link, there will be a list of other related videos. Some may be beaver LAKE coverage. You can click on the poster's name, Lynn Dollar, he is an old acquaintance from the BFHP days. He has an extensive library of FLW and BASS shows in that time frame.
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    Jerkbait setup

    there is way too much analysis done in trying to explain the thought process of a fish with a pea sized brain. But carp are much smarter than bass.
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    Jerkbait setup

    don't A-rigs suspend/sink nose down? Merry Christmas!
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    that is hi tech red neck stuff right there Wrench.
  15. Jerry Rapp

    Mining Bronze at Lunch 12/18

    Two hour lunch break? You have a dream job! Pretty fish. Healthy also.
  16. Jerry Rapp

    What are these called?

    They are called sucker baits, and I have many sucker baits in the basement.
  17. Jerry Rapp

    good luck OAF, everyone else can suck it.. Eh?

    heck, I was hoping FW would organize a smallie fest at Bennett.
  18. Porter, Jr. is out for the season. He will undergo back surgery. Can he still be drafted by the NBA next year? Did anyone ever think Odom would turn a 1-5 football team into a 6-5 bowl team?
  19. I watched the 2nd half, what a game, if you like offense. And I would have bet Missouri covered the spread, and I would have lost. Who will be Arkansas's new coach be?
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    the feedbag is still on

    the one's up north are iced in 6 months of the year. And in season most of the fishing pressure is on walleye. As for as the big Alabama spotted bass, they are now being hammered year round also, just like smallies in our part of the world. You don't hear about big Spots in the south anymore.
  21. yea, how about a Blues topic. They just scored, 1-0. But, I am just not Blues fan until April, and then they lose in the first or second round of the playoffs.
  22. it is very hard to get back on the Missouri bandwagon, and I have been one of their biggest critics the last few years. I will try to do better. I promise, maybe.

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