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The Hawg Forum / Fall Fishing Tips
« Last post by metz12 on September 19, 2018, 09:32:10 PM »
Hi everyone. I need some help with fall fishing. Every time the water gets cool I have such a hard time catching fish. I seem to do much better in the summertime when everyone says its slow! I know the crankbait, jerkbait and other moving baits come in to play, but I have no idea what I am doing honestly when the water gets cool. Fish offshore, shallow, throw big baits, small baits, fish like I normally do and hope for the best? I don't even know what colors work. I know the crayfish/Crawfish whatever they are tend to turn an orange color in the fall, but do I throw an orange and green jig or creature bait? I know it comes down to letting the fish tell me what they want, but I would like to know where I could find fish to see what they want! Thanks a ton guys. I have learned most of what I know about bass fishing from this forum. I appreciate any kind of info you can give me.
Navionics Info & How-To / Navionics updates explained
« Last post by Fish Hound on September 18, 2018, 09:53:37 PM »
What is Navionics Updates?

I often get this question and I am going to do my best to explain. The Navionics Updates card can be purchased through a Navionics registered dealer or online. the package looks like this

The reason why a Navionics Updates card would be used is primarily if you have an existing Navionics card that is too old to update online through Navionics Chart Installer program, or if you have changed/upgraded GPS plotters that take a different format card (example: going from a GPS plotter that takes CF [Compact Flash] to a new unit that only takes MSD [Micro Secure Digital]).

The Navionics Updates card does not update the card you already have - instead, it uses your existing card to activate it. Once activated, the Navionics Updates is the new card you will use with access to larger regions and additional data you may not have had previously on your existing card (turns into Navionics+). follow this next link For more information on activating your Navionics Updates card,

Navionics Updates can be activated ONLY by an older/existing Navionics Silver, Gold, HotMaps Premium, or Marine & Lakes USA level card OR an eligible competitor cards such as

Cards from other manufacturers:
C-MAP: BDS, Essential, 4D, 4D Local, 4D Wide, 4D MAX, 4D MAX+, MAX N, MAX N+, MAX-N Bathy, MAX NT and MAX NT+ on SD/MSD
Fishing Hot Spots on SD, MSD, and MMC
Garmin: BlueChart, BlueChart G2, Vision, LakeVu, LakeVu Ultra on SD/MSD
Lakemaster for Humminbird, LakeMaster ProMap for Lowrance and LakeMaster for Lowrance (Newer versions)
Lowrance Insight and Lowrance Insight HD on SD/MSD
Lowrance NauticPath on MMC
TrakMaps for Garmin on SD/MSD including the Demo Cards
TrakMaps for Lowrance
Magellan BlueNAV XL3

check out this video

As always if you have any question please don't ever hesitate to ask

Captain James
Navionics Info & How-To / any interest in sonar logging your favorite lake?
« Last post by Fish Hound on September 18, 2018, 09:25:10 PM »
I have some sonar logging kits that I will send to a few anglers on here as long as they commit to doing some sonar logging on a lake of there choice.
what you need
  • a chart plotter capable of doing Sonar chart live
  • take a screen shot of what the map looks like prior to doing sonar chart live
  • a screen shot of the new contours after logging

please post on here if you are interested and or have any questions and we will go from there

Navionics Info & How-To / Re: Who's running Navionics
« Last post by Fish Hound on September 18, 2018, 09:12:22 PM »
I believe your going to see some competition for next spring  ;) it's coming
Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / 9/17 saljo low water tuff day nice bass tho
« Last post by basswarz on September 18, 2018, 02:01:34 PM »
Fishing Videos Forum / 9/17 saljo low water tuff day nice bass tho
« Last post by basswarz on September 18, 2018, 02:01:03 PM »
Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / Open Tournament Long Pond Harwich
« Last post by raycrash9 on September 18, 2018, 08:12:10 AM »
Open Tournament Long Pond Harwich   / Sunday  09-30-2018  /  7:00am--2:00pm

One or Two men per boat  /  $45.00 per man includes Lunker

5 fish limit per boat  /  25 boat limit

Hosted By : Coventry Bass Anglers  /  Contact : Ray Pasquarelli with any questions   401-499-8825

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Felt like Fall
« Last post by Brazzy on September 11, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »
People mock you for buying nice rain gear.. like how often do you fish when it rains.. The answer is "a lot"... but we dont talk about the times it totally saves us because we under estimated how cold it was outside. Stuff is worth its weight in gold.
The Hawg Forum / Re: Felt like Fall
« Last post by Eric-Maine on September 11, 2018, 01:26:13 PM »
Got up before 4am, Sunday, for day 2 of our Nation State Fish off. Went out thought this not too bad.....shorts and sandals. By blast off I was shaking in my "not boots". Luckily had my rain gear which I wore until it was time to weigh in. Hate the thought of wearing socks and long pants again. Next weekends tournament looks to be summer can keep on keeping on.
The Hawg Forum / Re: Punch Shotting
« Last post by Brazzy on September 11, 2018, 11:26:27 AM »
Hi Metz.  Yeah the set up is my typical light flipping set up. So Med-Hvy 7'6" throwing 20lb AbrazX fluoro. I haven't had to punch mats with it yet, but am looking forward to it. In that case I would use my 8' Hvy with 65lb braid. So far I have just been flipping with it on my normal set up.

and that Ike video is pretty good. I saw it when he posted it and. He did an hour long seminar on it for Bass U and thats what really turned me on to it. He's been a huge advocate for it since his trip to Japan a couple years ago. Now with VMC coming out with the rig at Icast a lot of guys are coming out of the wood work saying its something they have been using for a couple years and now the cat is out of the bag. What really got me going was at Icast Feider had mentioned that the guys back in Minnesota that within a year this will completely replace the Texas rig for flipping milfoil. Being a HUGE fan of flipping milfoil for smallies I wanted to make sure I had this technique down before I head out to Candlewood at the end of this month. I cannot wait to throw this in that milfoil.
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