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    in reply to: Pleasant Creek #1583200

    Try using an inline spinner on them. I have my best luck using a silver panther martin. Usually throw a larger one to try and weed out the smaller fish but the small ones go for it still. Bigger ones are easier to get out of the fish’s mouth though
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    in reply to: Rod strength #1594026

    For pan fish I love an ultralight. Picks up very light bites well and have never felt worried about breaking the tip off, including on a 6 lb bass I got on one
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    in reply to: Anyone ready? #1598678

    I’ve been ready. Can’t wait to try out my new FLX-28. And if Mskursh if you decide to get rid of that 6061 let me know. I’d really like to have another one
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    Before I bought my Vexilar I used the 587 I have off my boat as my flasher. It worked pretty well for that and would make a great back up unit. I do prefer my vex though. Its easier to read for me. The sonar seemed to mark single and groups of fish the same where the vex does not. But it can certainly put you on fish and help you catch them
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    I can’t really reply about that area specifically but in general around Des Moines there are lots of small ponds and such in parks and other places that provide plenty of warm water action. Specifically around here Ankeny is a great example of a town that lots of places to do so. I would suggest checking out the variety of in town ponds around there and you might be surprised by what you can find. Many hold quality fish as well. Good luck!
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    It starts well past the bridge. There is a map on the Army Corp’s facebook page. Im sure its on their web page as well
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    I was up there monday when they were putting the buoys up for that. I was up under the spillway trying to stay out of the wind and waves. There is a sign on the buoy that doesnt really make sense how its placed. You can only read the wording of the sign when you are in the low water going towards the deeper water instead of the other way around. Water is certainly pretty skinny trying to get back there under the spillway. Foot and a half was the lowest I went through
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    I just started running the helix 5 SI on my Rebel XL and so far I really like it. The screen is really easy to read and so far the unit has run great. it can be a little harder to read in bright sun with the screen type they used but that a minor consideration for me. There is a learning curve with the side imaging but if you arent interested in having that it obviously wont be an issue for you
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    I got to try this set up today and I dont think I cared for it. I did pick up more interference and the depth jumped around a lot at times telling me I was in 300 ft of water. Ahquabi isnt that deep. Needless to say I will be buying the bracket to put my DI transducer on the front and get all it ability back
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    Thats a good question that I will be able to answer after tomorrow. Just moved my 587 to the front using my US2 as the transducer. I will say that if they sold a replacement transducer that made the down imaging work I’d buy it in a heart beat
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    in reply to: Fly Tips #1618536

    I got my wire in the Des Moines area from Sportsmans warehouse in Ankeny. I think the have about the best selection of fly tying material around here with about the best prices too. Bass Pro has a fair amount too but usually cost a little bit more for the same things. I started out with a small kit I got from there and have been pretty happy with it. I know I spent less than $50 for it and it came with enough material to keep me busy for a while. Im nowhere close to being a good tyer but I have managed to catch fish with the stuff Ive made. It’s a very rewarding hobby
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    in reply to: Fly Tips #1618618

    Ive had most of my luck with crappies using whooly buggers in white, white and chartruese and some form of greenish color. They have all been on ones I tied myself usually using a 8 or 6 size hook. I have a variety of different weight wire they have been tied with to get down to different depths. There is a lot of reward in catching fish on things you tied yourself. Good luck and enjoy
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    in reply to: Spring Bobbers #1622305

    I picked up a ticklestick and have been able to use it a couple times now and I love it. One thing I noticed with it, and it goes for any soft tipped rod, is that you dont need to set the hook like you are swinging for a home run. Im sure thats one way people might break a tip off. The other is improper storage. Any rod that style is going to be a little fragile. I will say its the most sensitive rod I have and look forward to many more fish caught on it. I paired it with a new model 6061 and cant speak highly enough of it as well
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    I fished frequently last year out of one that a friend owns and liked it enough to buy one myself. I had mine out just last Thursday for its first outing. Big enough for two people to fish comfortably from and makes a great light weight one man with one of the seats taken out
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