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Fishing Equipment / Re: Picifun Torrent Baitcaster...
« Last post by gottafish on March 06, 2019, 07:53:56 AM »
I use their fly reels and love them. They seem to be decent quality. I will say though when it comes to baitcasters cheap is not the way to go. If you are proficient at them then it probably would not be as big a deal. I generally feel that when it comes to baitcasters you should stay over the 100$ mark. The again it is 40$ and piscifun is really decent at customer service so if you don't like you may be able to send it back.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: where to fish.
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on March 05, 2019, 09:40:50 PM »
In water that shallow I think the boat would scare the fish as it passed over them.  I also believe that if not bothered they would move back in in a few minutes.  So if I thought they were catchable fish I'd mark the spot, move away then come back later and try it from a little ways off but in reality I'm just a blind sow looking for acorns most of the time.


I agree that if you are over fish that shallow you will likely spook them, however I would drop a lure down to them right below the boat just to see. I have caught smallmouth at less than 10 feet directly below the boat in clear water. If you don't catch anything mark the area and come back later.

Regardless of what you do there, however, you need to make note of where the fish were, i.e. depth, type of structure, cover, angle of the sun, etc. That could be the start of your putting together a pattern for the day. It's very important to know if they were way back on a flat or if they were right on the edge of the break line. Try to nail down as many specifics as possible and concentrate your efforts fishing like areas. That will help keep you from fishing over lots of empty water.   ;)
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Everything Else / Re: Boat getting run over...unreal!
« Last post by Jig Man on March 05, 2019, 06:27:23 AM »
Sad to say but that kind of stuff happens all of the time at Lake of the Ozarks just 100 miles north of me.  It is the 3 rd most dangerous body of water in north America, next to Lake Erie and the North Atlantic.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: where to fish.
« Last post by Jig Man on March 05, 2019, 06:23:20 AM »
In water that shallow I think the boat would scare the fish as it passed over them.  I also believe that if not bothered they would move back in in a few minutes.  So if I thought they were catchable fish I'd mark the spot, move away then come back later and try it from a little ways off but in reality I'm just a blind sow looking for acorns most of the time.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / where to fish.
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on March 05, 2019, 12:25:30 AM »
was watching major league fishing,  you saw a lot of  fish on you  fish finder  at  say  10 feet, do you throw out a marker  there!?  and  circle around and fish that area  ? or keep going  and look for  fish in the  10 ft  depth. my prob is  where  do I  fish ? in the 10 ft  depth  or  stop there  and  fish.i know when I go over them they are there and in  my cone . what is it  telling  me ? the fish finder on brother in laws  jon boat  is  a  well cheap one   ( under  150.00 )

 





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Everything Else / Boat getting run over...unreal!
« Last post by Subitai on March 04, 2019, 08:29:40 PM »
Ok, not sure if this video has been discussed yet.  I'm only posting this video for general awareness and safety when out boating.  It's amazing to me sometimes how people can be clueless out on the water:

https://youtu.be/vhsYPVEinBE

The kinda stuff might only happen to me when im saltwater inshore fishing but im still always on the lookout.
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Everything Else / Awesome battery Desulfinator
« Last post by Subitai on March 03, 2019, 11:38:22 PM »
Ok this is a review for a good product i've been using on my boat STARTER BATTERY and TROLLING MOTOR BATTERY.

Both are standard lead acid type:  My Trolling is a 29D Series with 845 starter amps and 122 for endurance = 5yrs old

My starter is for my 4stroke 25hp Suzuki outboard...it has 645 starter amps with 550 cold crank. = 10 YRS OLD! 

"Infinitum 12V Desulfator Battery Life Span Optimizer Reviver Recovery"

https://www.amazon.com/Infinitum-12V-Desulfator-Optimizer-Recovery/dp/B00WIBZZHM/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?crid=2OFQYGMUI3GVC&keywords=infinitum+desulfator&qid=1551673239&s=gateway&sprefix=Infinitum+de%2Csporting%2C165&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

My main purpose is to maximize how long I can use my batteries before I have to replace them.  I'm very happy with this product.  I don't leave it constantly connected during the bulk of my fishing months (about 7 or 8 ) ...I mostly use it when I'm charging my batteries which is religiously directly after I get home from a trip.  I plug in my smart marine charger (in my garage) and also have this integrated with it.  I do this only occasionally during the warm months ( I live in New England)

The bulk of when I use it (constantly connected) however is during over winter months with a trickle charge. 

When I open the plastic covers to check / maintenance the batteries... the cells look clean with NO sulfation. 



I also use annually this stuff added to my batteries:

"Charge It CH-77QHD Heavy-Duty Concentrated Battery Additive "

https://www.amazon.com/Charge-CH-77QHD-Heavy-Duty-Concentrated-Additive/dp/B01GUUNMGM/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?crid=3IW3P68JVW1LJ&keywords=battery+saver+additive&qid=1551673842&s=gateway&sprefix=battery+saver+a%2Caps%2C144&sr=8-1-fkmr1

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In all honesty...even though I just tested both batteries with load tester and they came out fine  (they passed)  i'll probably replace my starter battery in April.   But BOY DID I EVER EXTEND THAT BATTER LIFE!   Saved me money!   

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Fishing Equipment / Picifun Torrent Baitcaster...
« Last post by Subitai on March 03, 2019, 11:14:35 PM »
Been a while...Hey everybody.

So I was wondering if anybody here had bought or had a chance to try this reel: 

Piscifun Torrent Baitcasting Reel 18LB Carbon Fiber Drag 7.1:1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07149KWVR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Pick up the Spring issue of Bass Angler magazine and in there you find a huge article explaining how Boyd Ducket came up with the idea and a detailed explanation of how the whole thing is set up from A to Z.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Second trip of the New Year
« Last post by Ed Gerdemann on February 28, 2019, 11:45:29 PM »
Fishing shallow in feeder creeks is often a good winter tactic when the water is muddy. Sounds like you found the right pattern. In the lower desert lakes here in Arizona in the winter I used to try to find a wash or creek that had some off-color water running and would fish right where the water came in. Slow rolling a spinnerbait was a good tactic.  ;)
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