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    Replacing the drag washers on your Abu’s might be something worth looking into.

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    Only upon request I did the line jerk thing on someone else once.  It was a crankbait with treble hooks of course.  All I had were needle nose pliers, less than ideal for cutting off the crankbait and other hooks before proceeding.  I could tell my patient was experiencing some pain while doing that part.  Once past that wrapping around some heavy line and then popping it out worked pretty well.  Then I also stuck myself once while unboxing some new crankbaits at home.  One got stuck in the carpet and as it ends up I should have tried freeing that differently.  So I have a hook through my finger with the point sticking out another side, but the barb hadn’t gone through.  At least at home I have side cutters.  Once down to just the single hook I pulled it out with some needle nose.  Appling pressure away from the barb is the basic idea and that’s what the line jerk method does.  I’ll admit that I did look away while very quickly jerking it out.  No worse for wear though.

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    in reply to: Jerky meat #1561446

    flank might be what you’re looking for

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    Thank you, that’s what I wanted to hear. That ruler on Google Earth is kind of neat, I had never noticed it before.

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    Most of the time the Miss isn’t “mean” at all but can get that way. It’s certainly different than fishing a res or smaller impoundment and there’s going to be a learning curve. After getting past that it very likely might be your favorite place to fish. Agreed, Guttenberg would be a good place to put in for your first time on the river. Pools 9 & 10 are better though, IMO. The grass thing, when it’s really heavy it’s hardly worth messing with.

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    I remember a time when I was camping with a buddy at Pinicon Ridge Park on the Wapsi, this would have been back in the late 70’s. Across the river and down a little ways was the boat ramp where a car was putting in a boat. At the time cars were pretty big so that was nothing unusual. Some commotion no doubt drew my attention back to the ramp. The boat was floating in the water and a guy was standing in it. Unfortunately the car was also floating in the river but at least nobody was in it. Shortly there after it dropped completely out of sight. There were a couple of people standing on the ramp that must have been part of the party. After the car went under there seemed to be a long moment of silence. That was a long time ago but something I’ll never forget.

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    I really don’t care for UL’s. After my garage was broken into several years ago that was one outfit I didn’t bother replacing. For the small stuff I have a Light 5’9″ Falcon and use 4# XL with it, a pretty sweet little outfit. IMO longer rods in that weight seem kind of “whippy”. I do go with longer rods for ML. All the comments about Fenwick kind of surprises me. I have two rods that sometimes I think about replacing, both HMG’s. Most of my other stuff is either St. Croix or Falcon, much nicer rods I believe. Of course I haven’t purchased a rod for over ten years so I’m sure things have changed.

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    in reply to: Cut Bait #1566010

    Fresh cut bait is the only way to go, no doubt about it.

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    in reply to: White Bass #1566436

    Good for you, I’m sure that was a blast. White bass are one of my favorites because of how aggressive they are.

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    Everything that has been mentioned is good advice. However one thing that hasn’t been mentioned is equipment. If you don’t already have casting equipment you need to get some. Spinning and casting outfits both have their places. A lot of bass fishing techniques (but certainly not all) really require casting gear.

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    in reply to: Worm Fishing #1567450

    Curado reel, perfect. Medium action rod, nope. MH rod, absolutely but a lot depends on the rod. 30 lb braid, not me at least. As far as the whole plastics/jigs fishing thing goes, as mentioned, there’s tons of information available on that and Youtube would be an easy place to start. I don’t even remember the last time I used a live worm for anything. And thumbs-up to Falcon rods Scherman!

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    What awesome birds, it’s neat watching them. I remember a time duck hunting on the upper Miss when my brother and I hit it a little late and I think the ducks had already gone through. The naked trees were littered with bald eagles and that was something to see. Much bigger than a bald eagle and certainly not an immature baldie, we had something checking out our decoys. Then it came down and tried to grab one, not a regular one but one of the mags. You could hear the sound of claws to plastic. Obviously that didn’t work and after the miss it went right over my boat, seemingly within reach. It had to have been a golden eagle but at the time I don’t believe there were supposed to be any up there. The only capture of that is what’s in my head but that’s ok. I’ll settle for it being one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

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    I’ve been down there twice, both times where in February. Not the best time of year but a good time to take a break from winter up here. A buddy of mine had a place real close to the lake and fished it often. He was dead set on one bait it seemed, a red 3/4 oz trap, even with the water temps in the mid to upper 40’s. Since he was moving so fast, in the back of his boat I didn’t have much choice but to follow suit. We never caught a lot of fish but I did manage a 7.3 lb’er doing that. I also fished with some others and was able to slow it down but didn’t do as good as with the big trap. It’s a neat lake, you’ll like it, as mentioned just be careful. If you have the time you might want take a day and check out Lake Tawakoni, it’s not too far from Lake Fork. It seems to be a fishery primarily for wipers, stripers, and white bass. I was only on that lake for one day but what a blast!

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    It’s right at normal pool for this time of year I believe.

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