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  1. I have never been a fan of trout as table fare. Maybe soaking them in that bourbon for a few days would help.
  2. shrapnel

    hodge podge day

    I've never see anyone ELSE throw it on spinning gear either. It just makes sense, a little effort and it goes and goes. I'm probably throwing a lighter rig than most people also.
  3. shrapnel

    hodge podge day

    I throw it on a 4000 size spinning reel and 50lb braid. I have literally thrown it all day before with no ill effects, lol.
  4. shrapnel

    hodge podge day

    I hate the A-Rig blah blah blah. Why? Too expensive? Don't understand it? It does NOT throw fish in the boat no matter what. It WILL catch them when it's tough. Most of us get limited time on the water, and I guarantee if I'm in the boat with you catching keepers on the rig while you drag a jig for 4 hours without a bite you'll reconsider before heading home skunked. Most A-rigs are not ready to go out of the package, very few are made well and need tweaking whether it's new snaps, swivels, centering pins, blades etc. Most people I see throw way to heavy of a rig also, my favorite combo is no weight on top 2 wires, 1/16oz on bottom outside 2 wires and an 1/8th oz on center back wire. I took a guy out a couple weeks ago to a secondary point that I KNEW had fish on it. 20 minutes of jerk bait and ned rig without a bite I had to prove it...pulled the A-Rig rod out of the box and caught 2 in 5 casts. There are many more tournaments won on other baits then there are the A-Rig. It has it's time of year, just like jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, topwater...
  5. shrapnel

    What's your favorite fish?

    Hah! We sometimes consider them a nuisance fish at LOZ when chasing largemouths. Fish about any windy point Aug-Oct and they seem to be there, but ya...target them and they will disappear quick. White's are on top of my list for favorite fish to eat still, Walleye would hold that spot if I could catch them frequently enough.
  6. shrapnel

    What's your favorite fish?

    Where we goin? I'm in.
  7. shrapnel

    What's your favorite fish?

    Apparently guys are tearin up whites and hybrids now at LOZ...I wish I knew where / how.
  8. shrapnel

    What's your favorite fish?

    Salt, hard to beat bull reds in Florida. Fresh, had to beat a stream smallie.
  9. shrapnel

    Best Wiggle Wart Replacement Hooks

    Super sharp hooks make a difference with hard baits / trebles more than other baits. Not for digging into the flesh on a hookset, but rather for grabbing when the fish tries to spit it out. No matter how good you think you are, especially this time of year with jerk baits...a fish will suck it in and spit it out with out you ever knowing it. I do believe that the super sharp hooks, such as the out barbs that come on the megabass baits increase hook up ratio as they will "stick" until you set the hook vs just being spit out. I dont think the KVD's hold a candle to the Megabass hooks. I'm going to order some of these death traps and give t hem a try, it looks like they might just fit the bill.
  10. shrapnel

    Tackle HD at LEWS Sportmans Factory Outlet

    Looks like all the hammers will be at this event, good weekend to jump in a tourney!
  11. shrapnel

    New Lowrance HDS Carbon 12 3D StructureScan

    I'll go $250.00?
  12. Never used, still has tags. See link below, wil take $50.00 less than new so great deal at $90.00. Don't want to mess with shipping prefer local pick up near Osage Beach. https://www.cabelas.com/product/ST-CROIX-MOJO-BASS-GLASS-CASTING-ROD/2134391.uts?productVariantId=4434819&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04328489&rid=20&ds_rl=1246492&ds_rl=1246531&ds_rl=1247882&ds_rl=1252079&gclid=Cj0KCQiAj4biBRC-ARIsAA4WaFjEsRzg9D6WcL1hz0EgCLFpXBDBln-OSUI2ViFuaj2c4giOiGw2wx0aArZYEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  13. shrapnel

    Ned Heads?

    I have finally found a ned rig set up I really like. It's a 7' M Rod with a 2,000 series 13 reel spooled with 8lb hi vis yellow Power Pro, with an 8'-10' 8lb fluoro leader. I feel fish farts.
  14. shrapnel

    Ned Heads?

    I use them in tournaments without worry, I love the light wire hooks on these... play your fish accordingly. I would not even consider throwing one on LOZ without a weed guard.
  15. shrapnel

    Ned Heads?

    I also quit using the expensive TRDs and just cut two neds from a 5" stinko, with no less success.

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