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by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

That one wasn't over 6, no. Close, but not quite. But for so early in the season, and in the cold northern waters (even for Ontario, it's quite far north), I was surprised to find a fish that fat. I had to almost take a second look to ensure it wasn't an unspawned female. (it wasn't). Be back up in ...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

Yes, spring was over with a "blink" this year. One killer combo for flat lining lakers is a 3 way trolling setup. Take your deep diving td30 tail dancer (or even a td20) and take 4' of line and attach to 3 way swivel. Take a light flutter spoon (michigan stingers work nicely) and put it on...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

Laker was 27lbs.

Caught long lining a rapala taildancer in 35' of water.

was fun, especially considering I was solo. :)
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)

sorry, I must have mis-remembered. I love reading your bass opener reports and I thought I recalled some of your earlier years mentioned (and showing) algae ... many of the Eastern Ontario lakes have blue green algae growths ... of course I don't know the specific chain of lakes your fishing. Eviden...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Bass Opening Week (Pic's/Video)

looks like the water is starting to improve in that area after the longer, cooler winter/springs we've had lately.

that area had some serious algae issues for a number of years....

nice photo's man. lots of fun largies!
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: First Northern Chunker of the season

Yep, while I love fishing for largies, my boat fishes a ton of great lakes salmon and trout as well. The bass came from northern Ontario waters. Being from Ontario I can't seem to "pick a species". Brown Trout trolling in shallow water is as much fun as flippin for largies in the cane. Her...
by SteveSchmelzle
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: First Northern Chunker of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 769

First Northern Chunker of the season

Took this big girl, who was feeding heavily in post spawn (68 degree water) conditions, using a standard jig and paca chunk combo. Fishing was extremely good during our trip. 15"-18" bass were on the feedbag, but finding those elusive 20"+ bass were much more challenging. They likely ...
by SteveSchmelzle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)
Replies: 62
Views: 3728

Re: 2018 Curado DC (Merged Topic)

will there be a 5.x:1 gear ratio open in LEFT?
by SteveSchmelzle
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods
Replies: 224
Views: 30523

Re: Shimano Loomis Conquest rods

hows the glue holding up on the conquest reel seats... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: curado100d value
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: curado100d value

left handed "D's" in the 5.1 gear ratio are worth a premium.
by SteveSchmelzle
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Deep Cranking Reel
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: Deep Cranking Reel

as long as you're not looking or a leftie.

I mean, sure they made an E5 in the 301 size...but in the infinitely more popular 201 size, no E5 to be found (or made).

kinda what I was getting at with my earlier comments.
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Rod and reel heaven
Replies: 20
Views: 3408

Re: Rod and reel heaven

the 802nrx spinning rod is an ultimate jerk bait rod.
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1254
Views: 191729

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

dig ya catch those "open water" trolling with big stick baits?

I love big water trolling for stripers. It's like trolling for walleye on Erie, but these walleye get big, and you know, pull back, lol.
by SteveSchmelzle
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Deep Cranking Reel
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: Deep Cranking Reel

wait for a certain shimano rep to advise their 7.1+ reels are perfect for deep cranking applications. and it is wrong for consumers to ask for a 5.x:1 left handed shimano reel...because the 17.1:1 reel they just released will do the job so much better....cause of moar microgears and other crap that ...
by SteveSchmelzle
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?
Replies: 57
Views: 4642

Re: What’s your Finesse spinning rod?

my 802 nrx and 9000 IMX HSR,

as close to finess as this angler gets.

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