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SteveZParticipantFebruary 18, 2014 at 5:10 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantJanuary 15, 2014 at 7:48 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantJanuary 15, 2014 at 5:30 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantJanuary 3, 2014 at 3:38 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantDecember 24, 2013 at 4:23 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantDecember 6, 2013 at 9:08 pmPost count: 55
Quote by: hunter94
Had a Hoyt Charger in my hand today and almost bought it. Complete setup, all fuse accessories for $550 marked down from $650. Would it be worth upgrading from my 2009 Hoyt Turbohawk? Also would it be better trading it or selling it separate? The specs from Hoyt show they are almost identical except the Charger is 5fps faster. The charger in my hand felt amazing though. Those modules can be changed out right there in store cant they, since my draw length is 27in and that one was 29in? Help me make an impulse buying decision. 😆
I think you answered your own question. You said it felt amazing in your hand. I think that the most important think when buying a bow is how it feels. They all shoot relatively close in fps so if you like the feel, shoot it, and if you like the way it shoots, buy it.SteveZParticipantDecember 5, 2013 at 1:16 pmPost count: 55
I have an Lx-3 and an Lx-5. I love them both. The 5′ zoom range is perfect for ice fishing and for old farts who can’t see (like me) it makes it much easier to see what is going on. The Marcum’s are high power and do go though batteries pretty quick so make sure and have a spare with you charged up. I get about 8 hrs out of a fully charged battery.SteveZParticipantNovember 29, 2013 at 12:47 pmPost count: 55
The very first buck I ever shot with a bow was from the ground while stalking. I had been hunting out of my tree stand all morning over standing corn. At about 11am I saw a nice buck on the north side of the corn go right into the middle of the corn field and lay down. The wind was directly out of the northwest and after watching him for about an hour I decided to see how close I could get to him. I got into the corn and moved very slowly allowing the wind to help mask the noise I was making. The corn rows were pretty straight so when I got within 50 yds or so I could see him laying down facing away from me. He wasn’t skittish and didn’t move much, just laying there. From the edge of the field to the buck was probably 80 yds and it took me about 45 minutes to get within 20 yds. The problem was at 20 yds I didn’t have a good angle to shoot as he was laying down facing away from me. I inched closer and finally was able to make a shot at about 12 yds. It was one of the most exciting hunts I have been on and very satisfying.SteveZParticipantNovember 27, 2013 at 7:17 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 24, 2013 at 7:51 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 24, 2013 at 7:23 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 24, 2013 at 4:22 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 24, 2013 at 2:50 pmPost count: 55
We used to use 8-10 chubs below Frazier and it was amazing how small a walleye will take a chub that size. Keep in mind this time of year they are trying to fatten up and eating a big meal expends less enegy that many small ones. We would fish the just below the ripples in a deep area and catch lots of nice eyes. An 8-10 chubs moves around quite a bit so I would keep my drag nice and light so that when a walleye would grab it they could take it down stream into the deeper portion of the hole. Give them plenty of time as they need time to get the chub lined up to swallow.
We use chubs on the Mississippi spring and fall using a heavy bucktail jig. A 3/4 oz bucktail jig with a 6″ chub is a great bait combo.SteveZParticipantOctober 24, 2013 at 2:38 pmPost count: 55
I had a Lund Pro V that I had to replace the flooring and upper deck and decided to use vinyl instead of carpet. I purchased the vinyl from Cabelas and I was very happy with it. It comes in 6′ widths but I did each panel on the floor individually so as to access the fuel tank if needed. The floor was three pieces and the deck was one piece as the access doors for storage were surface mounted so it made it easy. The floor can be slippery if you wear the wrong kind of shoes and the floor is wet. I liked the vinyl as you could wash out the boat and keep things clean. Carpet looks great when new but if you get blood, fish slim, wiper poop, or just plain dirt, it starts looking bad quickly. I spoke with a guy who replaced the floor in his boat and used a bed liner type paint on his floor and it looked very nice also.SteveZParticipantOctober 18, 2013 at 11:11 amPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 18, 2013 at 11:08 amPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 9, 2013 at 12:31 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantOctober 8, 2013 at 5:43 pmPost count: 55SteveZParticipantSeptember 24, 2013 at 9:20 pmPost count: 55
I have used Flicker Shad the last couple of years and they are pretty good right out of the package. I purchased a bunch recently from Fleet Farm ($2.89) and had a couple that just wouldn’t run right. I took them back and they exchanged with no problems. I used to use the jointed shad raps and find that the Flicker Shad seem to run better at higher speeds and cost a whole lot less.SteveZParticipantSeptember 23, 2013 at 12:20 pmPost count: 55
Quote by: stitch
Bigger wipers like to stage in deeper water just out from where the whites are. If you can locate a school of whites busting shad, try trolling bigger crankbaits a ways out around them, I’ve caught a bunch of nice wipers and some walleyes doing that at Saylorville. Aside from that, fish the same places you would for any other predator fish, windblown points can be real good on the reservoirs.
Couldn’t agree with you more Stitch. Those bigger wipers do stage in deeper water and seem to relate to steeper drop offs. Slab spoons are the way to go when they are out deeper.