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by mike304
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Getting A Frog Ready To Fish
Replies: 29
Views: 6855

Re: Getting A Frog Ready To Fish

I tweak the hooks out a little on all my frogs. It doesn't really affect the weedless qualities and I think it increases hookup percentage. Learn from my mistake, have a good pair of pliers and make sure you have a good grip on the hook. I slipped and flattened the barb twice!
by mike304
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Drop Shot Hook
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Drop Shot Hook

So, does the line that holds the sinker merely clip into the clip portion of the swivel drop shot hook; or, does one tie a knot in the end to prevent it from slipping out of the clip. Same question for the end with the weight. If you are going to use the swivel shot with a lighter line for a droppe...
by mike304
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Drop Shot Hook
Replies: 18
Views: 3636

Re: Drop Shot Hook

Mothercanucker wrote:Didn't like the VMC spinshot hooks and now use only Gamakatsu hooks.

X2 on that. Tying 2 knots took longer than with regular drop shot hooks. I bought 2 packs of them and finally just took a pair of wire cutters and cut the ties off and just used the hooks.
by mike304
Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig
Replies: 64
Views: 14598

Re: Ned Rig

I know this is from another forum, but it has a pretty good explanation for why you should use the zman stuff instead of substitutes.

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishin ... d-rig.html
by mike304
Wed May 06, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Using a jig as a drop shot weight?
Replies: 18
Views: 4213

Re: Using a jig as a drop shot weight?

Mattman wrote:Illegal in some areas. Only one lure is allowed in some areas. Using a jig and then another hook/bait up your line constitutes more than one lure.

Check your local regulations.

I know guys that do it, where legal.

Not a problem in NY, We are allowed 15 hook points per line.
by mike304
Mon May 04, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Using a jig as a drop shot weight?
Replies: 18
Views: 4213

Using a jig as a drop shot weight?

Does anybody out there ever try using a jig as a drop shot weight? I rigged one up last season but never got around to trying it. I'd hear about it somewhere but was just wondering if anyone had tried it, and did it work. In a way it sorta makes sense, giving you another opportunity for a bite.
by mike304
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Going to experiment with some new spinnerbait brands
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Re: Going to experiment with some new spinnerbait brands

I've been using Li'l Hustler the last couple years and really like them. They also make jigs, bladed jigs and buzzbaits.

http://lilhustler.com/
by mike304
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Crankbait question
Replies: 27
Views: 8205

Re: Crankbait question

Pick the crankbait to meet the technique your wanting to fish .. If I'm fishing laydowns and stickups .. I want a crankbait that will roll over and/or along the tree limbs very well without getting snagged .. And before someone says they don't exist .. Yes, they do I have several models that perfor...
by mike304
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance Elite CHIRP questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

Lowrance Elite CHIRP questions.

hey Guys, I recently bought my first boat, an old Nitro 180TF, and am looking to upgrade the electronics for next season. I have the opportunity to buy a new Lowrance unit for a hefty discount through a buddy of mine and am leaning towards the Elite 7 CHIRP gold unit. Does anyone out there have any ...
by mike304
Sat May 31, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Calling all New York guys!
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Re: Calling all New York guys!

Cortland area you have the Susquehana River just to the south of you that has some good spots around the city of Binghampton. I used to live there but been gone for 20 years. Try this site too, might get some local guys to answer you.
http://nybass.com/
by mike304
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Thoughts on Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade Swim Jig-
Replies: 11
Views: 3827

Thoughts on Strike King Tour Grade Rage Blade Swim Jig-

Does anyone have any experience with this bait? I have had a fair amount of success fishing bladed jigs in the past couple of years and am always trying something new. Just wondering if these live up to the claims of less hang ups, better hookups, and ability to bounce off cover better than regular ...
by mike304
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer
Replies: 27
Views: 9528

Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Last season I ran out of the split tail trailers that came with my chatterbait(don't really like them much anyway!) and was looking for something else to try. I happened to have a pack of Pearl Charlie Brewer 3" bass grubs in my bag. Dipped the tail in Chartreuse JJ's Magic and had real good lu...
by mike304
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Trailer for Chatterbait?
Replies: 21
Views: 5251

Re: Trailer for Chatterbait?

Charlie Brewer 4" Bass Grub. Sorta found it by mistake. Lost the trailer on my chatterbait and didn't have anymore. Had one pack of these in the right color that had been knocking around in my tackle box and they worked great. Now all I gotta do is buy more.............
by mike304
Wed May 22, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: What are your go to Brands?
Replies: 37
Views: 9109

Re: What are your go to Brands?

Megabass
Yamamoto
Koppers
Luck Craft
by mike304
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Trick worm video
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Re: Trick worm video

If you like that one, check this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LkdA4u6tNg

this is the E2 Baits Needle worm. Been using it for a couple years. Great floatation.

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