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Fall fishing?

I know spring they move in to warmer water. Then spawn. Then go deep again.. how deep the majority of the fish go idk. Have not learned that yet. I know where they are through ice.But what happenes…Continue

Started Jun 13

Drop shot
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I been doing some drop shooting lately and I do enjoy it. But I been getting some wicked bad line twist. Idk if my line just got messed up somehow or if it's the drop shot causing it? I rarely ever…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jun 14.

The boatless angler, advice?
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I'm a bank fisherman.... for now.Trying to get into the gillsWe are having terrible weather. Cool and rain. Most nights are around 48-55.Day time high topping 65-75 degrees and cloudy. Lost of rain…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Smoltz yesterday.

Casting small 1/64 & 1/32 jigs?
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Do any of you cast small jigs?1/64 and 1/32 with no float.. I really like casting jigs and fishing with no float. And slowly working them back. I make my own hair jigs and they fall so nice and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carl hendrix Jun 4.

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School of Minnows

"Have you noticed the same thing as far as size fish? Catches the larger sunfish? I assume that's how you stumbled onto using them? I may give something similar a try. Thanks"
yesterday
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School of Minnows

"That the 2" ones you throw? How do you typically work them back to you? I ask because I have been catching better size fish on 1" gulp minnows than anything. I seen the bigger fish must target minnows a lot more as a food source than I…"
yesterday
Smoltz replied to Smoltz's discussion The boatless angler, advice?
"It's all public lakes. Most are pretty large I assume. The smallest I fish is around 125 acres. And the one i been fishing a good bit is just under 500. One is 1,600 acres. And the other is even larger yet. I have never seen a difference in…"
yesterday
John Sheehan replied to Smoltz's discussion The boatless angler, advice?
"What kind of waters do you get the chance to fish ? My community lake used to produce more 8-8.5" than I 've seen in the past two years . Excessive Weed killing is the culprit I suspect."
yesterday
Smoltz replied to Smoltz's discussion The boatless angler, advice?
"John, Most the gills I have been getting are 6-7.5" and smaller. I only got 1 bluegill 8 inches. I have never got one over 8" or so. Usually when I get one close to 8" that a nice one for me. I honestly almost never hear of guys…"
Tuesday
John Sheehan replied to Smoltz's discussion The boatless angler, advice?
"Are you looking for steep banks with water entry ? Come mid- late summer I suspect that will be a good thing to look for as the nicer sizes seem to like being near deeper water sanctuaries.Of course Fly rod on the beds and releasing produces bigger…"
Tuesday
Smoltz replied to Smoltz's discussion The boatless angler, advice?
"Thanks John. Illy heck it out. Been doing much better since we got rid of all the fronts. I have not been finding many bed though but been catching some pregnant females. Have not broke the 8" mark yet."
Tuesday
John Sheehan replied to Smoltz's discussion The boatless angler, advice?
"Smoltz-I posted this 'Bank Spots' blog here a few years back.Maybe you can glean something useful from it .Tight Lines !…"
Monday
Slip Sinker replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"nice design!"
Jun 14
Tinknocker1 replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"most all drop shot rigs i have seen you run the tag end through the hook eye to keep the hook straight that being said i have never dropped shot  before so im learning as we go very good topic ..."
Jun 13
Steve C replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"Here is my version of the dropshot rig, inspired by the VMC spinshot.  My line still twists a bit, but the bait doesn't spin.  The hook (#6 Owner mosquito) is trapped between two barrel knots on 6# mono.  The little…"
Jun 13
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Fall fishing?

I know spring they move in to warmer water. Then spawn. Then go deep again.. how deep the majority of the fish go idk. Have not learned that yet. I know where they are through ice.But what happenes as weather cools in September? You start getting pretty cool nights. Do they move more shallow again to warm? How is the fishing at this time of year? What can I expect? Or how to target them? I know the predators put the feed bags on in the fall. Especially smallmouth and walleye. This true also for…See More
Jun 13
Slip Sinker replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"Drop-shotting what a productive method for fishing. The thing is it could twist your line very easily because when reeling in the bait the offset caused by the hook and bait could easily become a little propeller twisting the line on the way in. I…"
Jun 12
carl hendrix replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"SMOLTZ;; WE;RE ONLY TO GLAD TO HELP OUT !  IF IT CONCERNS FISHING;; CHANCES ARE EXCELLENT; THAT SOMEBODY HERE;; KNOWS ABOUT THE PROS;; AND CONS !  LET US KNOW;;IF YOU NEED MORE ADVISE !  SOME OF THE ANSWERS;; MIGHT EVEN BE-- CORRECT…"
Jun 10
Smoltz replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"Tin knocker, Yeah I thought of that. I'm definitely going to do that next outing. Carl. I did that today on my buddies boat. Worked out good. I never knew that about drop shoting. Now I know. Thanks guys."
Jun 10
carl hendrix replied to Smoltz's discussion Drop shot
"YEA SMOLTZ;; BAD THING ABOUT DROP SHOTTING;; IS GETTING LINE TWIST!  LIKE TIN KNOCKER SAYS;; ADDD A BARREL SWIVEL;; THAT WILL HELP;; TO SOME DEGREE !  BUT ALSO REALISE;; SPINNING REELS;; INVARIALABY;; CAUSE LINE TWIST THEMSELVES !  AT…"
Jun 10

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At 11:35am on March 4, 2015, Jim Gronaw said…

I like the action of craft hair for the majority of my jigs, including smallmouth bass hair jigs for rivers and streams. I sometimes tie in some silli legs or other rubber for appendages. But for most panfish jigs I like the movement and durability of craft hair.

At 11:11am on March 24, 2013, dick tabbert said…

Fact is since I can read it you must have wrote in in the right spot. I found as you go through the site we start using different things and the more we use them the more familiar we get with them. You have your page which which keeps track of your surfing sort to say. On your page you will have a friends list, any groups you belong to, picture section you want to keep your personal pictures so on and so on. We have Blog section and a Forum section loaded with lots of info. I have found the daily and most recent info will be on the extreme right hand side of your screen and all your info on the left side. I use mostly the Forum section or the Groups sections to relay info and do my postings.

 
 
 

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Redbreast Against The Marsh Cane..........

"LOOKS LIKE A ;; GOLD FISH !  BRILLANT COLOR !"
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Joe's Daily Double Late Yesterday..............

"LOOKS LIKE JOE;; LOVES FISHING WITH YOU JEFF !"
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Went Over a Thousand For The Month Of June Today......

"A THOUSAND;; IN A MONTH ??  WOW !  I THINK I GOT;; MAYBE;; 40 !!  LOLOLOL "
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Taking a Lunch Break Earlier Today Near Tulls Bay, NC

"NICKNAMED;; (( BY ME )))  THE WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE !!   LOL;;;  I KIND OF LIKE…"
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8.75'' Pumpkinseed (6-21-17)

"TUFF FIGHTING LITTLE FISH !  CAN BE TUFF;; TO GET THE HOOK OUT TO !!  BUT;; EXCELLENT…"
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8'' Pumpkinseed (6-21-17)

"NICE AND PLUMP REDEAR;;  GOOD GOING ADAM !"
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She Was Engaged on These Fish

"RULE NUMBER ONE;  IN FISHING FOR BLUE GILL;;;; HAVE FUN DOING IT…"
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She Was Engaged on These Fish

"Thanks Carl........they learned my first rule over breakfast this morning.........above all we need…"
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Along The Way This Morning......

"Indeed Carl........she was digging the bluegill classroom stuff today........"
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A Nine Inch RBS Today.........

"Thanks......definitely a little odd with the big throat..........it's definitely good to see…"
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Triple Play In June..........

"Thanks Adam....as you suggested.......awesome battle with these guys......."
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8'' Pumpkinseed (6-21-17)

"Awesome turquoise mottling on this fish................"
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8.75'' Pumpkinseed (6-21-17)

"Very nice Adam......."
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Ilona Was Very Happy With This Tall Male.........

"That's what it's all about Carl........I'm addicted already but to share my fishing…"
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Ilona Was Very Happy With This Tall Male.........

"that's awesome ! she is styling in them shades"
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