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  1. Holy cow what an amazing fishery that is. Congrats guys!
  2. Shaggy parasols are coming up in the shade garden again. Yum.
  3. I use the Grassmaster a lot too. Both are quality jigs, I rarely throw any other.
  4. Fun tournament to watch, I liked how it was a mix of smallmouth and largemouth. Iaconelli took care of business.
  5. Out here (Virginia) our lakes are dirty and warm, and from what I understand, saugeyes thrive in those conditions. Our walleyes are all stocked since very few of our lakes have suitable spawning habitat and there is little to no natural reproduction. Really looking forward to catching a saugeye just so I can cross it off my list!
  6. My state started stocking saugeye in some of our lakes a few years ago, and I'd like to target them. I've caught plenty of walleyes, but never a saugeye (or sauger either for that matter). Do you use different techniques for saugeye than you do for walleye, or do you basically fish for them the same way?
  7. Update I was able to get an extension kit from Tim's Outboard! Couldn't believe it, I checked all over the internet and local shops and NOBODY had the right one for my motor, but Tim's was able to dig one up. It was a great price too, much less than I expected to pay. They shipped it out to me and I'll be installing it on Sunday. Thanks to swamptiger for the suggestion!
  8. Yep, the prop is really beat up. Previous owner definitely met a few rocks. After extensive searching, it appears that the extension for this particular motor is nearly impossible to find. It's one of only a few that Bay Mfg doesn't make an extension for. I did find an outboard mechanic who was willing to trade me for it, but the motor he has is remote steer so I would have to install a wheel, cables, throttle control, etc. to accommodate that. Kinda tempting though. Anyone here ever installed steering in a boat?
  9. Well darn, I'm finding lots of other Evinrude extension kits but not one for my E25RCCA. I've got the part number but the dealers no longer have it in stock and nobody is selling one on the auction site. Maybe my particular model was not very popular. This is gonna take some digging...
  10. Really? That's good news, cause I would love to keep this motor. It's an 80s model but runs very well. I will check out the auction site.
  11. I recently found a great deal on a Lowe 1667 V hull and I was hoping to put this old 25hp Evinrude on it, but it looks like the motor is too short. Do you think this setup will work at all or is it a lost cause?
  12. I like them in Spring when the water is still cold. An original in white works well for me, usually fished on 15lb mono. This year I mostly used a Strike King blade minnow as a trailer.
  13. I throw them pretty much anytime the fish are up shallow in the weeds. Just got back from a 2 week trip to Western MN and used them quite a bit during that time. Gave the Livetarget Sunfish a workout too. It doesn't cast very well but it walks like a champ.
  14. Down here in VA I would absolutely pay to fish in some private ponds. Our public lakes are mostly small and very heavily pressured, to the point where I won't even fish them in Summer. But there are private ponds around every corner and most of them never get touched. Some of them are full of stunted fish, but I have been to a couple that were simply unreal, where you could catch 3-6lb bass like bluegill.
  15. I use them as a jig trailer sometimes.