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  1. BassinHomer

    Ned Rig

    Well I've not even attempted tight lining yet.
  2. BassinHomer

    Ned Rig

    So it's essentially a shaky head not was well endowed....
  3. Welp, I pulled the trigger last week and ordered one. SUPER excited and man has technology pricing come down a lot. I got mine for $630.00 I remember when side imaging hit the market, gosh I guess ten years back now, I had just sold some property to buy a house and bought a Humminbird. I gave about $1200.00 with tax and map card for mine at the time that only had a 5 inch diagonal screen, side imaging, traditional sonar and GPS mapping. My Garmin I ordered has a 7" screen, built in maps, CHIRP sonar, Side View, Down View, traditional sonar, map creating software. Man I'm super excited. I had to give up my Lucky Tackle Box subscription to justify the payment but hey I got 24 months 0% apr! Spent this morning moving my old Lowrance 525 to the bow of the boat for vertical fishing. Wish I would have never sold my old Humminbird but hey I think this one is going to be better, thanks for the recommendation Wes. Also REALLY hope she arrives this week so I can put her on Sat. and hit the water Sunday.
  4. Thanks guys, I'm super stoked to get out and try it again. It's funny because I don't think 20 something me would enjoy this as much as 30 something me is, hahahaha
  5. Dude none of them in Knoxville had them, none. Ended up having to go to Academy.
  6. BassinHomer

    Off shore

    Welp, I fully intended on going fishing today. My plan was to buckle down and learn to fish offshore. I'd decided to get some marker buoys and drive around looking at structure until I graphed some good looking fish on structure mark it and fish it until I figured this derned offshore thing out. So I go to Wal-Mart last night to pick up some buoys and they don't carry them anymore. Last time I went looking for tungsten worm weights, they don't carry them either. Also, last time I went fishing with Pop's I went to go to Wal-Mart so he could pick up a few things he'd forgot and guess what? They're not open 24 hours anymore. Oh they carry 3-4 different kinds of Machetes, collapsible "fishing trays" for equipment, tents, compound bows ect, but no buoys of tungsten sinkers, smdh. Ok rant over. In all serious any tips otr advice on this structure fishing thing? Also, thank God I didn't go, what with all this rain we're getting right now.....
  7. I really need to hone my off shore fishing and I was wondering how much you all depend on your electronics when locating fish. I mean if your fishing offshore do you only fish areas that show fish on your sounder, or do you just fish likely areas? Do you use marker buoys or strictly bow mount sonar? Inquiring meds want to know.
  8. Doug there was another post you made awhile back about modern trolling motors and electronics being easier on batteries and I have to say, you sir were correct! Even though it isn't new this is the first "modern" trolling motor and I fished from about 7-3 yesterday and plugged my battery up when I got home yesterday to check to see how much juice I'd used and I was still at 70%. I was impressed. Last time out with my old one my battery completely dies after the same amount of time.
  9. I was on Douglas a few years back in some of the worse wind I've ever experienced on a lake bundled up like that and that was exactly my fear.
  10. Hey ya'll, don't know what kind of crankbait rods ya'll prefer but I like a medium action rod with a good bit of action at the tip to really whip it out there. Just picked up a Daiwa Jupiter 7.0 MH from Wal-Mart last week for $50.00 and I think it's going to be awesome. Haven't had a rod that I liked for crankbaits and spinners like this in years and I really think this one is going to be the ticket. I haven't had her out on the water yet but I zinged it around the yard and was really impressed, can't wait for this weekend.
  11. It is OMC, it says that on the bottom of the head next to the serial number. I'm pretty excited, lol. Curious if the quietness will help me catch more fish, it's for sure the quietest one I've ever had. Now to get a depth finder for the bow....
  12. Well I landed myself a 42lb thrust Eveinrude electric trolling motor. I paid $60.00 + a transom mount minn kota which was old. Felt like I made a good deal. Couldn't find much on them onlinf. I suspect they were made by Minn Kota for Evinrude. Anyone seen them or know anything about them? It's not wireless but supposedly has a sensor to eep you out of he mud? The foot pedal works similar too cable driven but it's electric. I dunno, I'm pretty excited.
  13. Well thanks guys. One of the primary reasons I wanted to go with electric was because my boat is so small. I don't know about newer trolling motors but most of the older cable driven ones I've had have had a certain stiffness to the cables and even though I have an extended casting deck I'd still have a limited area with which to work with the cables. The Haswing I'm looking at has a wired foot pedal but it is electric and so I assume would afford more movability. The GPS features are nice, admittedly, but none of the models I was looking at come equipped with that.
  14. Hey ya'll, looking at a couple of different wireless trolling motors. The first is an off brand that seems to have some good reviews, the Haswing Cayman 55. Seems to have some good reviews. Only really saw one negative and that was someone complaining about the durability, claimed it was cheap. The other was a Motorguide w45. most of the complaints on that one were with the foot control loosing connection. Any feedback? Anyone heard anything about either one of these or had any experience with them? I only have a small 16ft Cajun, I don't really need anything over 50lb thrust and 12v system.
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