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The Hawg Forum / Winni tommorrow
« on: May 08, 2018, 06:19:41 PM »
Need to find some big green fish for Saturday.  0 for 4 so far. Sucked it up on Cob. Last chance for me until June. :hmm:

Epic afternoon on GP yesterday afternoon. Smallies were on fire. 3 of us fishing, easy 100 plus in 4 hours of fishing. No clue how many. Tripled and doubled up many many times. Best 7 fish close to 28 pounds. Most coming on slow rolled swimbaits. Pike, Crappie, white perch all bonus fish.
Went back today, we decided to count. It was much slower. Fished 8 hours fishing deep early and going back to shallow swim baits later. 106 smallies.
Just 5 days earlier, tournament day, where were these fish. Lol Like night and day......I told my partner they would come. They did.
Great Pond is awesome.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Spring tournament season
« on: April 29, 2018, 06:12:26 PM »
0 for 3
Unbelievable to me that my jerk bait would produce exactly 0 bass Saturday on Great Pond. Spent most of the day shallow, thinking my big smallies would come in. Apparently they missed the appointment on my calender.  Had to start deep due to an hour fog induced headway speed only. Caught a 3 plus smallie in 35 ' and a few "shorts" Prior to start my partner and I decided that 2 pounds 12 oz would be minimum size to put in the livewell. After the hour and we were free to blast we ran to our first spot. Immediately caught a 3 1/2 largemouth on a chatterbait. Good but wrong color. Need brown fish there too. Lost a Lucky Craft to a pike but fished and fished with no reward. Late morning we ran out deep for a few. Graphed them right to the bottom but had trouble getting them to bite. Finally caught another that met  our minimum. We went back to plan A and fished and fished and fished .....can you say stuck on stupid? Lol. At 2 PM with 2 hours to go with 3 in the boat we went back to deep (25-35). Pulled up on a waypoint and caught a 3 pound 12 oz. Apparantly that fired up the school  and we caught and caught. Nearly every cast for 30 minutes. We lowered our standards a bit and did put some between 2 and 3 in the well. (Beggers can't be choosers) Ended up with a bit over 20 pounds for 7. About 8 pounds off my goal but less than 4 pounds off the win. Could of, should of,would of. Going fun fishing there next week. " My" fish will be on  :facepalm:

I have never been one to utilize the braking and anti backlash features of the modern baitcaster. Free spool and an educated thumb so might not be the best judge...
In Florida I fish left handed flipping and pitching so not wanting to buy shimano for a few weeks of fishing down south I bought Lews American Hero edition. Love it. Have 4 now.  Make a long cast; strip a few yards off and cover spool in tape so backlashes will be limited and educate your thumb. You don't need to spend $200 plus on a bsitcaster.

The Hawg Forum / For Joe
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:22:47 PM »
Lovewell this morning

The Hawg Forum / Re: Spring tournament season
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:13:08 AM »
Candlewood eats up 75 boats amazingly well. Sebago fishes smaller.  Plus they said 3 other tournaments were going on at same time so probably with rec fishermen too a 130 boats or so fishing.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Spring tournament season
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:05:50 AM »
We left as soon as we weighed.....5 hours to home. We never had a bite until 1:30. We caugh3 quick doing a pattern we would have run had we not fished for a few hours the night before. 1 good one over 4 but needed a 4 plus average. We were 2 shy of a 10 fish limit yesterday too. Losing by 10 plus. More enjoyable because we felt in contention most of the day.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Spring tournament season
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:42:55 PM »
0 for 2 This boy is getting too old and fat for back to back tournaments in the cold. Prefish hurt us on Candlewood. Would have done better had we just winged it. :hmm: hind sight is 20-20

The Hawg Forum / Re: Spring tournament season
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:10:28 PM »
Great Pond today

The Hawg Forum / Re: Spring tournament season
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:50:21 PM »
Went to Mousam today. Lower bay was out but main lake was still iced in. Broken away from shore and moving so should be out by Sunday. I bet Lovewell is open. The river is high so a lot of water must have pushed in. Arrowhead is open, Cobbossee Steam, Damariscotta. Rest are getting closer.

The Hawg Forum / Spring tournament season
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:12:28 PM »
Starts for me Saturday  ;D  Candlewood, Mousam, Great Pond, Cobbossee, Winni in next few weekends. Good thing we'll have a few weeks off after that. Jerk bait is going to wear me out.
Spent the day transitioning from an Okeechobee boat ready for New Engand prespawn mixed bags.

Boating Forum / Re: trolling motor batteries
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:26:41 PM »
Are you sure your getting 36 volts at the troller?

The Hawg Forum / Jack Hammer
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:58:28 PM »
$15 for a chatterbait have to admit I bought some. Do I need an INTERVENTION? They were on sale. Lol

I made one prototype for fishing letdowns and bushes....flat eye arkie with fiber guard. Went through the wood and caught some nice ones......before I did lose it. Glad it wasn't 15 bucks!

Made an order when I got home on Sunday with my order today. Will have a few dozen next trip out.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Candlewood opening day
« on: March 05, 2018, 06:05:33 PM »
Heard Candlewood is open.......waiting for a good day

Lure Making / Re: My Homemade Bladed Jigs
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:39:54 PM »
I watched Chris Johnston and Gussey from Ontario wackem on chatter baits in 8-12 of water. FLW live. New way to fish them, new to me anyway. Yo yoing in the hydrilla. Fish were crushing them on the fall. It was cool to see a couple young Northern guys dominate down in Florida.

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