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Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by swsteven, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2024 at 8:26 AM
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    Yes, but I think a few lies were told to me about what I might find. One guy claimed there were tarpon in a pond near the marina, another guy said redfish. I fished there for about an hour and a half, not even a nibble. Only thing I saw was more ladyfish.

    There was a park over near the marina that said it had a fishing dock, so I went over there, but it was elevated about 10 feet off the water and I had no net, so that felt like a waste of time to even try.

    Went down yesterday morning to try and fish on the beach, but the waves were bigger than I was prepared for and I didn't have the right tackle to keep my bait planted out there, so that was unsuccessful as well.

    Decided to go fish for some tilapia I saw in a pond instead, got snagged, and being dumb I broke a rod.

    Not a good day... maybe will try and get something with my other rod today but idk.
     
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  2. Jun 14, 2024 at 8:47 AM
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    wilcam47 Keep on keeping on!

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    Fisherman....telling lies....no way:rolleyes::rolleyes::rofl::rofl:
     
  3. Jun 14, 2024 at 10:41 AM
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    Sooo…. A normal fishing trip???? :annoyed:

    sorry to hear that. Next time will be better
     
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    Good pickling size.

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  5. Jun 16, 2024 at 5:57 PM
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    New personal best large mouth, not sure on the weight, but here it is next to my foot (size 12).

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  6. Jun 17, 2024 at 6:49 AM
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    That’s a beautiful looking bass. Love the dark color.
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2024 at 6:55 AM
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    Yeah it was a really nice fish, I hooked it on a wacky worm. I never use a wacky worm, but each year I pick a lure and try to master that style, last year was spinnerbait, the year before was ned rig, this year is wacky worm. Using a 6f medium rod, It started pulling and I thought it was a pike because it was pulling much harder than I am used to with the 2-3lb bass I normally catch.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2024 at 7:05 AM
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    I hear you. Last year I spent a lot of time learning to punch grass with a heavy 1oz weight. Had a blast learning that.

    this year it’s a Jig. Yeah I know everyone always talks about a Jig. I’ve never had much success with them. I tried to give it a shot last year and bought two. 1 black and blue and the other green pumpkin. First cast I got hooked up and broke off. :annoyed:. Needless to say that doesn’t encourage you to keep after it when first cast you break off $6.

    I decided to devote more time to it come hell or high water this year. Now I always have one tied on and ready to go. It’s now turned into my favorite lure. You will probably see me jigging more than anything now. I’ve caught tons of fish on them this year.

    Tomorrow I’ll be doing the same!

    wacky rig is a lot of fun too. I’ve also had success with a wacky rig on a drop shot to get it down deep and the. Wiggle it a couple of feet off the bottom. Works decent for deep smallmouth in the summer.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2024 at 7:09 AM
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    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    This is exactly why I am dedicating whole summers to different lures. I hated spinner baits, never caught anything on them. But I started forcing myself to use them and the more I used them, the more fish I was catching with them. Same with the wacky worm, I have brand new packs from 5 years ago that I am just starting to use. I will say, the size of fish I am catching on the worms is much larger than the fish I normally catch, there are less fish, but they are overall bigger.

    I did a year of jigs 5 years ago, caught tons of fish, then the next year I just switched over to texas rigs.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2024 at 7:30 AM
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    That’s funny. I did Texas rig first and it was my go to. Now it’s jigs.

    I’m still convinced I could go anywhere with a a zoom ol monster in red bug or June bug and catch at least one fish.
     
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    $6 jig setup?
    1/8 oz jighead. (always pink) and a
    3-4" Berkeley powergrub (white or a blueish glitter) is pretty fool proof.
    I'll speak arrogantly when I say if they don't bite on that then they aren't biting. :D

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    Edit: I better clarify that's for smallmouth and walleye on the river.
    Largemouth on lakes ya can't go wrong with live leeches.
     
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    Ive never caught a smallmouth, but I am doing a road trip next week from Duluth MN, to Mackinac MI and back. We will be fishing along the way, rivers, creeks, lakes, and lake Michigan. I want to get some smallmouth, really want to get one for my son. I was thinking of just dragging crawfish lures around but would be interested to hear what works best.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2024 at 7:59 AM
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    @T-TOWN1000 "Started using a berkley choppo or some type walking bait and we started catching way more big fish."

    Interesting. I may have to try some top water.
    Who doesn't like catching bigger fish?
    lol
     
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  15. Jun 17, 2024 at 8:26 AM
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    Give it a try. Hopefully you have the same success that I have. Seemed last time we went that we could almost catch every bass out of an eddie or root ball that before we would catch one of two from.
     
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    The pink and white jig in the photo are backups for when I run out of pink.

    I was missing a lot of fish on them and couldn't understand why until I bought some new ones and determined the hooks were dull. Really have to crank on it to set the hook

    They work alright but I swear by pink.

    Berkeley use to make a natural color 3" grub that worked awesome but I haven't seen that color in years.
     
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    These are the only jigs I use, doesnt sting as bad when they break off.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Strike-King-Bitsy-Bug-Mini-Jig-1-8oz-Black-Blue-Bass-Jig/36980442

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