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abkeenan

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About abkeenan

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  1. Didn't post a report but was down last weekend with the bro and topwater around the dam was on fire. Caught them pretty much all day on it. Caught them shallow in the back of pockets and also deep main lake stuff. Caught them on an unnamed Tim Hughes custom painted bait that I only know of one other in existence. 🤐 Mostly all quality largemouth too. Waker caught them 4-1 versus poppers or dog walkers. Nothing huge. Biggest was about a 3+LM. Did have a diesel smallie around 4lbs torpedo the waker and not get it one morning. Looked like one of those Great White videos of them smashing seals off the coast of South Africa. Just a vicious blow up. Gotta get out there early as the best time for that is starting at 5 and ends around 7 for the real hot action. Whites were mixed in with the browns/blacks on the main lake. Get while the gettin' is good. Will also add that they liked the big worm after dark. More-so than the jig. Gonna have to get with Bo to show me how to properly use his products. 😁
  2. You should. Unless your mail man took a fancy to it before it hit your mailbox.
  3. Didn't post a report but was down last weekend with the bro and topwater around the dam was on fire. Caught them pretty much all day on it. Caught them shallow in the back of pockets and also deep main lake stuff. Caught them on an unnamed Tim Hughes custom painted bait that I only know of one other in existence. 🤐 Mostly all quality largemouth too. Waker caught them 4-1 versus poppers or dog walkers. Nothing huge. Biggest was about a 3+LM. Did have a diesel smallie around 4lbs torpedo the waker and not get it one morning. Looked like one of those Great White videos of them smashing seals off the coast of South Africa. Just a vicious blow up. Gotta get out there early as the best time for that is starting at 5 and ends around 7 for the real hot action. Whites were mixed in with the browns/blacks on the main lake. Get while the gettin' is good. Will also add that they liked the big worm after dark. More-so than the jig. Gonna have to get with Bo to show me how to properly use his products. 😁 This post has been promoted to an article
  4. Been awhile since last BASS Elite event. Just an advanced reminder that Guntersville starts next week. Get your lineups set, gents.
  5. abkeenan

    MLF

    From what I saw the top guys were flipping the flooded bushes/wood with either a jig or a shakyhead worm for the most part. Some were picking some up on a jerkbait on the outside of those bushes. Wiggins caught most of his quality fish up shallow on a Plopper.
  6. Maybe there is a correlation there? Congrats on the fine trip and thanks for the pics. Not sure how you trained that small jaw to pose like that for the camera mid aerial release. Impressive.
  7. Reminder that the "Elites" (quotations for Champ) fire up tomorrow at Lake Fork. Get your lineups set.
  8. Did you mark the location of your lost setup? Then go back and try the "open stringer" dragging trick? Nice fish and thanks for taking a kid/s fishing. Lasting memories for sure.
  9. What time should I come over for dinner? What side do you want me to bring?
  10. Swimbait Universe is also a great wealth of information on Facebook Groups. Mike Bucca (creator of the Bull Shad) gets on there pretty often with swimbait advice and info on his baits.
  11. Just started getting into swimbaits the last 2-3 years or so. I have both soft and hard varieties. For soft I have some of the pre-rigged Storm and Berkley. They are decent and cheap. So when you lose one in a treetop you don't sweat it. I also have some of the bigger hollow belly paddle tails like the 6.5" Lucky Strike Magic Shad. They have a nice tail thump/wag and body roll at any retrieve speed. Like was mentioned, the Savage Gear Shine Glide is a good bait especially at it's cost. Bait is nicely done and has a nice glide. I prefer it over the S-Waver's although you can't go wrong with the S-Waver either. When I say cheap and people see the $20-40 price tag they think that is EXPENSIVE. Well in the swimbait world that is now CHEAP. Lots of insane price tags on some baits. Talking anywhere from $100 to $500. The Dobyns Fury 795 is hard to beat for a budget friendly swimbait rig. I have one paired with a Tatula 200. I use 20lb Suffix Advanced mono but Big Game is also a great option. It can throw any midsize swimbait in the 1-3oz range which is about right for TR. I even chuck the 130 size Plopper on it sometimes. And yeah, Bill, don't think I haven't forgotten about that time when you taught us a lesson with that big ol' 5lb bronzeback.
  12. Or just release the ballast tanks/bags and he should be floating again right away. 😆
  13. I sign up first thing when registration opens and then print off this and wave it in her face: 3.03 There will be no refunds of the Entry Fee unless an event is cancelled in advance. In the event a Participant needs to cancel an entry (for any reason), the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour will move the Entry Fee forward to a subsequent event as a one time courtesy. Subsequent withdrawals or removals from competition will cause the forfeiture of the Entry Fee. Sorry Hun......no refunds! It's my ONE power move of the year with the wifey.
  14. Good deal. Earlier the better when telling the wife I'll be fishing on these dates no ifs, ands or buts.
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