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31Airborne

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About 31Airborne

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    Blacksburg, VA (for now)
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  1. I'd just like to state, for the record, that sneaux sux.  Geez, I hate this stuff.  C'mon spring.

    1. SteveHTN

      SteveHTN

      I said I wouldn’t cuss winter again, after the steam bath in the Philippines........I lied.........

    2. 31Airborne

      31Airborne

      LMAO, dood!  Now that there is funny.

    3. rusty50576

      rusty50576

      Hahaha . Winter is by far my favorite. Although I’m not talking about Virginia winter

  2. 31Airborne

    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    Ssshhhhhhhhh!!! Before you go to the lake be sure to check performance in a sink, tub, or better yet a fish tank. You want the bait to sink nose first. You may need to play around w/ placement before you get it just right.
  3. 31Airborne

    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    Not dumb, Steve. You'll find them in the terminal tackle section of any tackle shop. I get them from TW - just type 'suspend dots' in the search engine.
  4. 31Airborne

    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    Jamie - the slow sinking effect can be killer, esp in colder water. Think about it: when the shad die they kinda slowly fall to the bottom. Easy pickings for predator fish. A couple of strategically placed suspend dots is all it takes. And they won't affect the action on the bait when you're working it. Not much to figure out. You're still gonna give the bait those long pauses. Now, instead of just sitting there the bait is slowing falling. Doesn't get any subtler than that. I keep a tray of jerkbaits (all sizes, colors) doctored up to do this.
  5. 31Airborne

    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    The MB Ito Vision 110 is my go-to jerkin' bait. The LC Bevy Shad is a very, very close second.
  6. 31Airborne

    2018 Skeeter FX21 LE

    My FoM partner drives an FX21 w/ the 250 SHO. That motor is a beast. Best hole shot ever, quiet, smooth running, and as fuel efficient as advertised. Boat is a superb fishing platform - stable, smart layout for storage. The FX21 performs equally well in calm or chopped water. It's a very smooth ride.
  7. 31Airborne

    Spot lock- anchor

    I strongly recommend keeping the 24v system as an option. The dwell time you'll have w/ the 24v set-up is significantly more than w/ a 12v system. If it gets windy or you get into one of those power-fishing days you'll burn thru that single batt in no time. Lots of lighter weight battery options out there.
  8. 31Airborne

    Top Water, then what?...

    The short answer is baitfish. It's about tome for that fall feed so the predator fish are keying on bait. Recommend using your electronix to learn where the baitfish are holding. If they're deeper spoons, drop shots, or a heavy swimbait head may be the best way to get something in front of feeding fish. If the fish are suspending you might consider a damiki rig or a-rig. A weightless fluke would be a great way to target fish working the shallows or holding on wood. I was on Cherokee 2 weeks ago and the topwater bite was killer. My next presentation was a squarebill - they wore that out, too. As the sun came up I switched to the jig and c-rig. This set of patterns held up for the entire week I was there. Everything I did, every place I stopped was based on the presence of baitfish. If I didn't see baitfish I didn't fish it. The transition from dead of summer to fall feeding can often be a fickle time for fish. Recent heavy rains can have an effect, good and bad. A little bit of time spent over your electronix can help break the code as to where the fish are holding.
  9. 31Airborne

    My Soft Baits

    good luck with the move, doug. hope it goes smoothly.
  10. 31Airborne

    Google earth

    You'd have to have a link to a search capability that would enable you to retrieve then display archived data. The microprocessor on your Lowrance units is certainly robust enuff to do this. I just don't know if there is code embedded in the unit to allow you to do this. Maybe a call to the Lowrance customer service people will help you??? As for pinning and registering WPs, there is a manual entry mode for these. You can also add/transfer them using an SD card. May require you to store them in an intermediate medium (like iCloud). Not hard. You'll find how-to info on the Lowrance site. There are prob 100s of You-toobs on how to do this if you're a visual learner.
  11. 31Airborne

    New Hot Rod

    Congrats on the new sled! I love my Triton.
  12. 31Airborne

    Best deep diveing cranking rod

    Check out the ALX Zolo Grind. I have 4 ALX rods in my sled - 2 of them are cranking sticks. I have Revo Winches (5.4:1) paired to these.
  13. 31Airborne

    Skeeter FX21 for sale

    I haven't fished out of Toobie's Skeeter but I did fish out of my FoM partner's for 3 years. Same set-up - SHO 250, ultrexx, electronix. This is a superb ride and fishing platform. Holeshot w/ the SHO is crazy fast. The FX hull handles exceptionally well in choppy water. Very smart storage layout.
  14. 31Airborne

    New to fishing in the area

    welcome aboard! yep, summer is a tuff time for fishing, kind alike the dead of winter. it's slow and sometimes painful. there are fish to be caught tho'. if you give us an idea of where you've been fishing and how it'll help us give you some ideas on adjustments.
  15. 31Airborne

    Humminbird 1198

    Yep, you can do that, Steve. I had my 1198 networked w/ a 2nd GEN Helix on my old sled. Worked fine. Once you see the images on the Helix you'll get the 2nd one. Just sayin' . . .
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