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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
My point was the craft and skill of the fisherman has been put on the back seat, it's just like cell phones, people can do crap without them like reading a map for instance. As I said it was just my rant, but it sure is fun taking 1st place money from a guy in a fully rigged boat as I drive away with my crawdad in my truck.  (giggle)

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:04:26 PM »
Good points @Curt - RI , I hear you on the bottom contour and the GPS at night, electronics have there place but I think its gotten out of hand. Perhaps if I fished the great lakes I'd be arguing for the other side of the coin. 

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« on: July 06, 2018, 06:58:58 PM »
This is in no way a slight on you or anyone who uses a Hydro-wave but what ever happened to just going out and catching fish. I have a Crawdad and a small canoe and have no electronics, temp gauge or anything but a trolling motor. Why is it we feel the need to have every electronic advantage on the market? Sure if I was fishing the Elites and Hydro-wave threw a ton of money at me I'd have it tattooed on my butt, but at what point are we still the skilled fisherman if we can find the fish with sonar, turn on our Hydro-wave to excite the school and drop down to catch them while watching on our graph. I'll say it again this is not meant to be an insult, I know you can fish, it's just my rant and I don't have the money for all that high end stuff.  :hmm:   

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Spinnerbait and Buzzbait Trailer Hooks
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:07:33 PM »
If you're not using a trailer hook then you are missing two or three fish a day that you probably never even felt. Just today I caught two bass that just had the trailer hook. If you're in a tourney those two fish could mean a win. This is coming from a guy who has been making spinner baits for over 10 yrs and throws them every trip out.

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The Hawg Forum / Pond hopping
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:48:37 PM »
@ProvidenceBassHunter and I did so pond hopping in Connecticut yesterday, not many fish but nice ones, found a new spot also.

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The Hawg Forum / Addicted to rivers
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:24:35 PM »
I don't know what it is but I just have a knack for finding quality fish in small (20 feet wide) rivers. When current is flowing it puts fish in slack water areas and with water being low it eliminates shoreline cover, so this time of year is perfect for fishing small rivers. @ProvidenceBassHunter .

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The Hawg Forum / River buzzin
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:06:29 PM »
Did some fishin in a river today and the only bait they would bite was a buzz bait. Most fish were in 3 feet of water around hard cover.

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The Hawg Forum / Post spawn fatty
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:42:51 PM »
This fish destroyed my frog today, and I'm pretty sure the spawn was over at this pond.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Cold front tips
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:35:31 PM »
@Brazzy , I know what your saying, although I don't tourney fish anymore I did for several years and won multiple AOY's with the club I fished with. I just stopped because it wasn't fun for me anymore. I still fish 100+ days a year.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Cold front tips
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:35:03 AM »
All great stuff guys, but sometimes you can't plan for any of this. You just have to go out and listen to what the fish are telling you and adjust from there. Trust your gut and past experience.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Cold front tips
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:12:37 PM »
Good stuff @Brazzy , I was "fun fishing" and had the game plan going in to fish a small pond then switch to a nearby river if the bite was slow. It worked out, but you're right, if you're in a tourney you have to grind it out.

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The Hawg Forum / Cold front tips
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:42:33 AM »
I have said many times before, after a cold you should try river fishing because river fish are less affected by fronts than pond fish. Also fish seem pickier about actually eating so try a reaction bait like a buzz bait, these fish were fooled by it. @ProvidenceBassHunter

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The Hawg Forum / Froggin good morning
« on: June 02, 2018, 12:57:29 PM »
Got a good frog bite going this morning, fish would not touch my normal frog but starting biting once i switched colors. They must see a lot of natural colored baits there. @ProvidenceBassHunter

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The Hawg Forum / Re: 2018 Maine trip
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:58:28 PM »
@One more! , we stayed in Augusta and fished the Belgrade and surrounding area.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: 2018 Maine trip
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:46:05 AM »
Thanks @Eric-Maine for the info. We found fish in all different stages of spawn. We even ran into a pike feeding frenzy that lasted on and off for hours catching 35 or 40 of them.

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