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  1. Sounds like you had a fun trip. This past weekend around here the bite was a bit off for me also. Monday was ok, they were chasing spinnerbaits a bit. Plus throw in a few Pike.
  2. I know, everyone just posts on FB now, but figured I would throw something out here! Got a nice 4-9 Sat evening. Buddy and I were ending a slow night on a popular area lake and I just said, 'There has to be a fish on this weed edge, what the He!! fish, come on!'. About a minute later I felt some weeds, but then the weeds fought back. When it went under the boat, my buddy said, I don't think it is a weed! This one found my Arashi 5 Squarebill hard to resist.
  3. I was out this weekend, most everything you threw was a PIke magnet!! One $7 chatterbait down the drain! Tried to use leader then, but just doesn't have same action. Same story on another lake, just used spinnerbaits, they are more Pike proof. Luckily the bass were liking them too! This cooler water is waking up the PIke. At least they are fun to catch too.
  4. I read about someone else fishing them like that, so gave it a try. I use a smaller paddle tail sometimes or this last weekend I was using a SK Rodent. I've kinda switched to Dbombs and Pit bosses for t-rigs, so I figured I would use up some of those Rodents. They worked good on the Chatterbait for action, but tore up kinda fast. This technique works best I think in dirtier water for me. I would definately have a t-rig ready too. Been catching a lot on them too!
  5. Down this way I have been getting most my fish around weed edges and weed clumps. Trigs for good edges and chatterbaits worked on bottom or over the weeds, kinda how I would fish a jig. Water around here is pretty murky right now. Docks have been good on those lakes with dirty water and not so many weeds.
  6. The Monticello Fleet Farm is now open for us guys on the NW side of the cities! Checked it out last night. They have a fair amount of Bass tackle. Guess another option to Cabelas for us Brick and Mortar guys. It was hard to really tell what Fleet Farm carried, since the BP store also seemed in disarray. At least for now the new store is pretty tidy and looks good.
  7. I haven't fished that lake, but have fished others in the area. Probably pretty clear water if it is like most. I would also guess more Pads and cabbage weeds, than the junk weeks like we have down here. Sometimes jig worms can be your friend on those lakes. Good luck.
  8. Might be looking at getting a new/old(2000 yr and up) used car in the future here.The 3.8's are suppose to be great engines, yet I hear about the Gen II series having the upper intake gasket and Plenum issues? Is this a big deal or was it only on certain years. I see starting around 2004/2005 they made a Gen III that had an Aluminum upper Intake Plenum instead of the Plastic one that the Gen II had. Is the Gen III better or are they about the same, once the gasket issue is fixed. The cars I am looking at with this Engine are: Regals, Grand Prix's and Lacrosses. Thanks for the feedback.
  9. RuddyDuck

    Bass a Biting

    Glad you got into some fish Cret! I just had a pounder fest this weekend! Most Bass were around a pound or so. At least I was consistent. Wind was tough on Sat. Sunday wasn't bad after the storms.
  10. The Rogers Cabelas has a bunch of Arashi crankbaits on sale for $2.99. Pretty good variey of the squarebill style. Also some Rapala DT Series and a few other styles for $2.99..
  11. Finally broke 5 this year with this nice North Country Bass caught on a zoom Lizard. Came in at 5-1. Wow, sorry for the up close look at the white knobby legs, just noticed that now!
  12. I was up west of Walker this weekend. Pads are up some but not thick yet. Perfect for working the shores and getting those shallow bass. Fish seemed to be spawning or just finishing up. Swim jigs and t-rigged lizards worked. Different world up there compared to our junk weed filled lakes down here!
  13. What no pics of any Giants yet from the new season? Nothing big, but here's a few from the last couple weeks to try and get the pics rolling again! I'm sure someone has some real fish to post!
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