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    Bladed jigs

    I like the project z bait the best so far. Haven't tried the evergreen/zman sledge hammer yet tho, 15 bucks is a little high for me to pay for it. I like to throw it in late summer/fall all the way thru spring. It works good in fall in the dingy water, back in creeks. I use white/shad colors & bluegill colors.
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    Bladed jigs

    Its a bait thats made to fish slow, and in cooler water. Early spring when fish are staging up to spawn is when it shines.
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    Well you can use a broom stick & it will work. But a nice crankbait rod has many things going for it. Easier to cast & retrieve baits with, better to retrieve crankbaits because it "loads up" & allows the bait to deflect off cover much better, whitch is where 75% of your bites come from. Easier on your arm & shoulder by being light & flexible, & better to hook fish with & keep them hooked.
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    Sometimes they just won't bite a crankbait, because they aren't in a chasing mood. They will only bite something that stays in their area too long. Crankbaits tend to pass by quickly. This is why i have taught myself to "drag" a crankbait. Pull it so slow that it nearly floats up or quits wiggling. I pull it with the rod alot, a few inches at a time & have actually felt the bait hit fish, feel them move out of the way of the bait, & then come back & bite it.
  5. With rising, cold, dirty water, there are no answers. Best bet is to fish where the fish were holding before the rising water. They usually won't move up until the water level stabilizes. That usually means a jig or worm, deep & painfully slow. Or you can go extreme & throw the biggest loudest crankbait you have & try to get some shock bites. Sometimes it works. Something like a manns loudmouth or 3/4 oz rattletrap. Big colorado blade spinnerbait. Keep moving around. Find the warmest water you can.
  6. James makes an excellent jig. I have used them alot. I highly recommend him. 👍😁
  7. I was surprised to see that KVD switched to humminbird this year. One would think if lowrance had something better coming out, he would already have it, doing shake down & development work with it. Lowrance really dropped the ball on this stuff, they have lost alot of money.
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    Float and fly

    Ive tried the slip flote thing & i couldn't get the fly to pull line thru the flote. Do you use a heavier head jig?
  9. I used to throw a fat free shad (citruse?) alot. It was a good bait on norris. But i got tired of having to buy new ones, because the bodies started splitting, from the rear hook forward. The older (10yrs) ones didn't do that, but i don't have any left in that color. I quit buying them, & went back to my old favorite ( no, im not telling) & have done very well. I even tried the square bill version bomber made, & was not impressed.
  10. They do hang up alot. But you can cut down on hang ups by just removing the rear hook & upsizing the front hook.
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    Ive been wearing a cheapo pair of fleece(?) gloves i got at bps a couple yrs ago. They are grey & say white river on them. They are thin, but are fairly warm. I can use a baitcaster wearing them & they have good feel. Not waterproof at all tho. As far as the latex gloves, when i was a mechanic we all wore gloves at the shop. The best ones i found were diamond grip. Really tough & good feel. The tool trucks sell them, but i don't know who else does.
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    Reaction Innovations skinny dipper for me. Caught a ton of big smallmouth on a 5" white trash. Big bite baits makes a knock off of the dipper & i have caught a bunch of fish on it too. They also make a hollow style that works good. It is almost identical to the zoom. One thing that sticks out to me is the lack of largemouth i catch on swimbaits. Ive thrown them alot too. All different kinds & sizes. Barely caught any Lm. Except for one technique that i use at night that sometimes loads the boat on Lm or sm. But the rest of the time i get nothing as far as Lm go.
  13. I have found i get more bites on a smoke (natural shad) colored yamamoto shad shape worm than i do a damiki. You can also take the jighead out of the equation & do a drop shot. Some days it works better.
  14. That's awesome. Congrats. 68 in a ranger? Thats like sitting on the couch watching tv. Lol. Try 75 in a 17' bullet. I heard it was a bowling ball....
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    Jon boats

    Ive been thinking of doing the jon boat thing for awhile. Been looking for a 1672 to convert. I was thinking a 90 qt cooler would work well with a good air pump.
  16. 8 or 10lb line, 3/16 or 1/4 oz head. I used to throw it ALOT & have caught a metric ton of bass on it. There are times when its hard to beat. I have all but quit using it lately tho, seems like i can't get many bites on it anymore. Berkley quit making my favorite worm to throw on it, the 7" power shakey worm. Green pumpkin or blue fleck.
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    Ned Rig

    Yea thats it. I would cut it down to about 2" & put it on a spot remover head. It was one of those last resort type things to try & get a bite. It is a pain in the azz to get it screwed on that keeper, but it won't come off for nothing when you do. Only time i have EVER caught fish on that junk too, and i had a bunch of it. Worms, senkos, grubs & flukes. Can't remember ever catching anything on it, except the " ned rigged " stuff.
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    Ned Rig

    Well they stole my idea. I have been throwing the tail of a senko on a spot remover head for 8 yrs or longer. It is good on cold water smallmouth & spots. Strike king used to make a bait like a senko, but it was made of elaztech, real stretchy & buoyant like the z man junk. You could fish 1 worm all day.
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    I have the Bps 100mph jacket & love it. Ive had mine for about 5 yrs now & the only complaint i have is the damn hood won't stay zipped onto the jacket. Other than that, its awesome. They tend to run on the large side, whitch is good for layering. It is still pretty waterproof & is absolutely windproof, even at 70 mph in winter running down the lake for 30 mins. I have never been able to do gloves, but after last winter i'm gonna have to find something.
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    Buzzbait ((( or some form of topwater))), crankbait, 10" worm, biffle head.
  21. The old stan sloan baits were good quality. And the old black lights were good too. Don't know about any of the new stuff, almost all the local bait stores that carried it have closed, so i haven't bought anything in years.
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    Jika? Rig

    There are some videos on youtube about it with some good under water views. It has a more lively action to it than a biffle head or jig. That drop weight makes it fall more vertical than the other 2. I rigged mine with a split ring for the weight & a snap for the line tie.
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    Jika? Rig

    Most likely you cast it & reel it in. ??
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    Jika? Rig

    Yea it does kinda resemble a biffle head, & that has become one of my favorite rigs to throw. Im gonna give it a go.
  25. Gonna be some sore lip bass in steel creek lake tonight......

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