The thought that made me think of starting this interactive group was losing fish and why it happens . Many reasons I suppose but sometimes the gear itself doesn''t match up to the task and blaming yourself isn't always fair . Also lengthy casts are great to cover water but perhaps harder to get a good hookset with that much line out to the fish ,especially with stretch in mono which I use . So figuring a max distance for casting that still is a safe distance from spooking fish but a better…See More
"Great mess there Jeffrey.A lakein S IL is the only place i ever catch crappies in any quantity.I missed my trip this spring ending up in the hospital.Some past trips were 100 fish days between 2 of us.I rarely keep a fish by home as they are so…"
"That is one of only 2 ways i fish for bass John.The wacky Senko and top water bass bugs.I caught 5 bass on 6 casts a week ago on the Senko.It seems such a goofy way to fish but it works and has accounted for a lot of bass for me the last few…"
"Nice Jeffrey,the spawn is in full swing by the way that guy looks.Where i go we catch mostly white's.When i used to go to Reelfoot Black crappies were dominant.We do have a subspecies in IL ,can't recall the name but kind of a dark spot or…"
"I know better John just haven't dealt with many bullheads lately.and when the kid yanked on the rod i was moreworried about the hook.We used to eat bullheads when i was a kid and yes they just love worms,we used to cut the worms into 1inch or…"
"2 weeks i am heading to Southern IL for my annual crappie trip.We literally catch and mostly release 100s a day.All the big girls go back.We keep most fish 10 to 12.We usually get a few 16-18 inches or more every year ,they get their picture taken…"
"Have been catching bullheads again the last couple years,i do not know why they kind of diappeared for a decade.Used to be the most common fish in most ponds.Caught a good one with one of the grandsons 3yo .He yanked on his pole while i was…"
Welcome aboard Jim. I have semi modern electronics and I was stunned when I could see all the finder would do I just didn't know about. Hoping we can learn our machines find out exactly what they can do get out on the water and use all the function we have to there fullest potential.