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  1. I have a shimano crucial rod for sale. I bought it 2 years ago thinking i would use it but never have. It still has plastic on the handles. Its a 7'11" heavy / fast action. 2-5oz lure. Its a very nice rod, very light for its size. This rod was $260 retail. Asking $150.
  2. I find that i get my texas rigged stuff back alot more with tungsten now, versus lead. It seems to get unstuck alot easier.
  3. I only use tungsten weights now. Found several places online that have them for very reasonable prices. OMF fishing sinkers, joy fish & real deal tungsten. All are chinese made, but all of the rest probably are too.
  4. Ive been using P-line tactical this winter & it is working out well so far, about 5 trips with it throwing small baits. One tip that will help you, take your spinning rods, cut the bait off & let about half or so of your line out as you idle or troll along. The faster you go the more tension you put on the line & the better it packs on the spool & it also takes the twist out. Do this once a day, at the beginning or end & it will help alot.
  5. This place is a ghost town....

    1. trackertxw175


      No live chat to get in trouble anymore Jay 😂

    2. brwnbass


      I don't know what you are talking about.....lol.

    3. rusty50576


      We need you to fish the shad spawn again this year and post about it 

  6. I have 5 1984 Zell Rowland 3 hook zara spooks for sale as a lot. 3 flash bass 2 flash shad. 1 bass is still in package. $125 firm. Meet in or near Knoxville.
  7. Loudon/Tellico are good lakes. Both have potential for big fish. Loudon is a navigation channel for barges & whatnot. Water doesn't fluctuate much there. But it is a current dependent lake. There is alot of flow thru there, & the bite depends on it. Its a Tennessee river impoundment, so offshore channels, points & ledges are key in summer. It has a huge forage base, threadfin, gizzard shad, crappie, perch, bluegill ect. It has largemouth, smallmouth, spotted & striped bass in it. Twra stocked Fla strain Lm in it some years ago, not sure how they are doing.
  8. I flip with 65# braid mostly. Sometimes 20# floro. I throw topwater on 30 or 40# seaguar smackdown. Stuff is great for that. Super limp & castable.
  9. Lews is hard to beat. Very compact & fairly light. The $99 lfs model is a nice little reel for the price. So is the Bass pro shops pro qualifier 2.
  10. Yep, place is full of bass.
  11. Use braid or heavy floro for flipping. Mono/copoly for cranking & topwater. Copoly for worms/jigs. Straight floro for dropshot / finesse stuff. I do throw a spook & a frog on straight braid tho. Makes it easy to work them on long casts.
  12. The plopper bite is about to get going soon. When the winter draw down starts, they'll start biting it more & more. They are good because you cover alot of water when throwing one. I think i have about 20 of them in different sizes & models. I like the berkley choppo quite well.
  13. Ask Ott Defoe about the river fishing... He had a custom tunnel hull boat built just for it.
  14. brwnbass

    Phenix rods?

    Id hate to know what one of those cost. I know a swimbait or glidebait that size is usually well over $100, or mo100, Crazy. I have 1 megabass I-slide 135 that i got off ebay for about $20, lightly used, its a $50 bait & the most expensive lure i own.
  15. Where did you find that deal? I found a smokin deal on ebay last yr for a pfluger patriarch from an Australian tackle store. $90 & free shipping on a $240 reel. I tried to buy 2, but they only had 1. This yr i found a shimano crucial 7'11" heavy flipping rod for $80, free shipping.
  16. Those look great. Glad to hear somebody got their stuff done right & for a reasonable price & timeframe. Ive had 2 friends that got screwed bad. 1 waited a yr to get his boat back, after taking it for carpet & seat redo. Another has been to 2 different places with his deck boat, spent a yr in one shop for seats. Got it back & the next yr took it to a different guy for carpet, outdrive seal & some other seats recovered. He went & picked it up after over 2 yrs, in a millon pieces, outdrive laying on the deck. Seats stripped bare, carpet laying rolled up in the floor. Guy that started it got put in jail. Boat is still sitting in pieces.
  17. Nah. I've got a 7-11" shimano crucial flippin stick that makes 4oz swimbaits feel like a shad rap. Lol.
  18. Looks don't matter that much, imo. Ive thrown a ton of swimbaits, mostly 4 & 5" on a swimbait head of some type. The best one ive found is a 5" reaction innovations skinny dipper. Ive caught so many smallmouth on that thing, you could fill neyland stadium.
  19. Ive.heard of people putting weird stuff on a c-rig before, like crank baits & jerkbaits. Ive came up with a new twist. Im gonna try an a-rig with 5 lizards, or worms ect. I plan on varying the length of the leaders & putting different colors on each one to see what the fish like best. I could even go with 5 different baits, 1 worm, 1 lizard, 1 fluke, 1 beaver & 1 swimbait. That would have to increase my odds of getting bit. 😂
  20. I would like to try them, but i have thrown a ton of swimbaits in east tn, & had very little success. This super clear water really lets them get a good look at a bait. I have caught a ton of smallmouth on smaller swimbaits tho.
  21. brwnbass

    Producto worms

    Ebay has them, & Manns jelly worms too.
  22. Gonna go give it a try tonight for the 1st time in 3 months......

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    3. Buckeye83


      Good luck. Hope you catch a bunch!!!

    4. 31Airborne


      You geaux, dood.  Catch'em up good, partner.

      I got out this AM for a couple hours.  Shoulder is coming around - casting, hooksets, etc all working pain-free.  Looking forward to fall.

  23. The casting defect was on the top end of the engine, caused a pretty bad oil leak. I was just commenting on their poor quality control. Mercury actually wanted the dealers to silicon the hole up & send them back out as repaired.
  24. That sucks. Hope you get it fixed quick. I saw a youtube video about a quality control issue with mercs on tracker boats not too long ago. They had a casting defect that caused a major oil leak. They wouldn't allow the dealers to pull parts from other engines to fix it either, had a 4 month wait on new parts, because they were behind on production. Factory customer service sucks from them. Several people commented that they had the same problem.
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