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Fishing Equipment / Re: Shimano SLX
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on Today at 01:09:27 PM »
congrads,  goodluck.
Fishing Equipment / Shimano SLX
« Last post by G3boats on June 23, 2019, 12:25:35 PM »
Although I need another reel like a hole in my head, my two daughters gifted me with a Shimano SLX baitcaster for father's day.  This is the $99 little wonder Shimano came out with last year in matte black with the cast control cap and spool in bright blue.  Pretty sexy.  It weighs in at 6.9oz and comes in three speeds. They picked the 8.2:1 for me, which suits me fine.  Everyone thinks it is super tiny, but it is actually about the same size as the Curado 70 and the spool capacity for 10 and 14lb mono is the same as the 70.  I have not had a chance to try it out  yet on the water, but in the yard with a 3/8 weight on 10lb flouro line and two brakes on, it was really smooth.  Of course, the first thing I always have to do is get inside and it  appears to be pretty solidly built like a Shimano should be.  I did not bother to change the factory grease on gears, but I did clean the factory oil from the bearings and gave them a touch of Yellow Rocket Fuel. Shimano always delivers a reel with way too much oil in the spool bearings.  It comes with a bushing on the drive shaft, but hey, I fished my Citicas with a bushing on the drive shaft for years and it was no big deal.  I will probably put a bearing in there at some point just because I like to tinker.  On the water it will start as a Senko set up.  Stay tuned.
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Snelling a hook for bass fishing
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on June 17, 2019, 01:42:19 PM »
can anyone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of this ? I heard someone say it makes bass miss the hook ?
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Well I blew it, first pike...
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on June 15, 2019, 12:24:26 AM »
You're not the first guy who has lost a nice fish nor will you be the last. I lost the biggest bass I hooked this past week up at Lake Powell when I decided to swing it in instead of using the net. If I'd have used the net I likely would have gotten it. Unlike your situation, my net was in the boat with me! I was fighting 3-foot powerboat wake rollers with the trolling motor while playing the fish and I did not want to abandon the trolling motor to get the net. I'll bet if you go back there you'll hook another nice one, and hopefully you will be better prepared!  ;D
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Well I blew it, first pike...
« Last post by gottafish on June 14, 2019, 08:34:17 AM »
Well the worst part is, i just bought a nice new net and did not bring it with me.
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Well I blew it, first pike...
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on June 11, 2019, 11:07:04 AM »
nice fish, to bad it got away. good luck next time and bring the net lol cause you never realy know what you gonna catch ;D
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Well I blew it, first pike...
« Last post by gottafish on June 11, 2019, 08:34:50 AM »
This was I believe the first pike I have ever hooked into. I was using a cheap travel rod I have and was throwing a ned rig. Just before this I lost a largemouth and then hooked into this beast. I know this was not big as compared to some that fish for these toothy critters but it was a beast to me. My line was bad and actually started to fray as I was fighting it. I did not think my line was that old so I did good just to get it to the dock. If I would have been thinking I should have asked someone on the wall to use their net. My wife always forgets to turn her phone side ways but she actually did good to get the end of it on video. Note to self NEXT TIME BRING A NET!!!!  :o HINT: if you use a phone it will look great- also one bad word so if you are in a sensitive spot keep the volume down!! :-X

My first pike but lost the fight
Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Amazing sale today I came upon
« Last post by frankthebank on June 08, 2019, 04:58:06 PM »
Yeah I never paid attention just one day noticed it was there lol I also came across some Rick Clunn Crankbaits at $3 each some small big square bill baits and a huge one I got never seen them before I'm expanding my fishing lures since I'm fishing every weekend except this summer till I'm done with sugery and recover
Everything Else / Re: Safety From The Floods
« Last post by bassobsessed on June 06, 2019, 08:52:14 AM »
Where I live docks are under water homes also that are near rivers. they said the river current that feeds the great lakes  is 200 percent faster and lake Michigan is up 2 ft last week. My son and I tried fishing it and could not do it. What a mess. more rain to come according to weather report.
Fishing Equipment / Re: San Diego Jam knot
« Last post by indiancreek1 on June 04, 2019, 08:30:36 AM »

Here is more info. Says it works on all lines.
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