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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
« Last post by Curt - RI on September 17, 2019, 09:57:12 AM »
Noted. I'll be sure font size is larger when copy/paste.

@senkosam For some reason it only seems to affect some of your text, not all of it.
The Hawg Forum / Re: Another cheater caught
« Last post by senkosam on September 16, 2019, 08:31:20 AM »
In a club I belong to, prefishing a tournament water is allowed. The club isn't affiliated with any larger organization and the members are too dumb to pass a rule against the practice which a few anglers take advantage of. They pass on pre-fishing info to buddies and more often than not these guys are in the top 10 anglers by years end and in the money almost ever tournament. I stopped fishing their tournaments decades ago and still wonder why anyone would want to fish them.
 A BASS club I fished with got old fast when I was a non-bass boat owner. Tricks played on me by a few to win and ensure the back seat didn't do better would amaze you regarding the unsportsmanlike conduct.

In Curt's example the saying applies: burn me once shame on me, burn me twice shame on you.
The Hawg Forum / Re: Raingear, Buzzbait=Toad
« Last post by toadhunter on September 15, 2019, 02:28:39 PM »
Even when the bite is slow, sometimes a reaction bait will do the trick.
The Hawg Forum / Re: Turnover started?
« Last post by Curt - RI on September 15, 2019, 02:15:20 PM »
Gotta love those micro bass  ;D

Nice job on the 4 lber.  :thumbup:
The Hawg Forum / Re: Turnover started?
« Last post by Zero on September 15, 2019, 12:31:23 PM »
Relative is right.  My local pond is around 9-12 feet max.  Mostly smaller fish but caught this beauty bottom bouncing a Neko rig past some pads near a drop off in about 3.5-4 ft. from the bank...Speaking of 4's.. my spot is the home of 4s.  4 pounder (big for water), 4 ouncer (avg size) and the mighty 4 centimeter (best micro catch)
The Hawg Forum / Re: Raingear, Buzzbait=Toad
« Last post by Joe P on September 13, 2019, 10:42:14 AM »
Absolutely   :thumbup:
The Hawg Forum / Re: Raingear, Buzzbait=Toad
« Last post by toadhunter on September 13, 2019, 10:38:15 AM »
Anybody that wants to try a buzzbait, the Fall is the time to do it.
The Hawg Forum / Re: Turnover started?
« Last post by Curt - RI on September 13, 2019, 10:33:31 AM »
@Brazzy Nope. Wasn't dismissing it at all.  :nope:

But some people only think of deep water as being 15 ft. or more. Always good to understand the difference between shallow lakes and those that are deeper  :thumbup:
The Hawg Forum / Re: Turnover started?
« Last post by Brazzy on September 13, 2019, 09:43:08 AM »
Relative, but not irrelevant. Deeper bodies of water do not react as quickly to changes in temperature as shallower bodies of water. Was able to get out yesterday to a deeper body of water and water temp was 74 and vegetation hadnt really started to die yet. We were still working a full blown summer pattern and the talk of the fall transition is probably a few weeks away for that particular lake. I tried to get them on topwater in the AM up on the shallow flats and got a few, but had a few more that wouldnt commit. The big winner was winding a swinging jig head (biffle head) and dragging a drop shot over rock piles off of deep ledges in 20-25 fow.

Relative in terms how you fish it and the seasonal pattern works but when its early December and temps start dropping sub 30 at night and places like wordens start to ice over and people start putting their boats away, the deep kettle ponds out on the cape will still have water temps in the upper 40's to low 50's and will be on fire. Dont completely dismiss the impact of depth.
The Hawg Forum / Raingear, Buzzbait=Toad
« Last post by toadhunter on September 12, 2019, 01:00:27 PM »
I say it all the time, "big fish bite in nasty weather". If you have a good set of rain gear then you don't get distracted by the weather. I fished for 2 hours with only 3 fish to show for it. When the rain got heavy I switched to a buzzbait and headed for some weedy flats, my next three fish totaled 11 lbs. If I didn't have good rain gear I would not have stayed and found those fish.
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