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Lucky Joes 18/0 Weighted Bridge Gaff

Lucky Joes 18/0 Weighted Bridge Gaff
Lucky Joes 18/0 weighted Bridge Gaff 2 1/2 pounds approximate weight for those windy days fishing.

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Goldfish can't close their eyes without eyelids. ? 
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Lucky Joes Stainless Steel Treble Hooks

Lucky Joes Stainless Steel Treble Hooks
Lucky Joes Stainless steel welded treble hooks 420 stainless steel model 7731 style hooks


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Lucky Joes 10827 Black SS big game bait hooks

Lucky Joes 10827 Black SS big game bait hooks
Heavy duty black stainless steel bait hook or can be used as stinger or on casting lures with equal


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Lucky Joes 7731 Stainless Large Fishing Hooks

Lucky Joes 7731 Stainless Large Fishing Hooks
Lucky Joes 7731S southern and tuna big hooks for big baits for big fish!


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fishing wanted
 Aug 7, 2007; 10:55PM
 Category:  Sportfishing Charters
 Name for Contacts:  Bobby Wilson Fishing Guide Service
 Phone:  770 328 2106
 E-mail:  bobbyw777@yahoo.com
 City:  Atlanta, Columbus, Newnan
 State:  Ga
 Country:  USA
 Description:  Fishing Guide Service, Seasons: January thru December, Monday thru Sunday, Guide Fishing Catch: Stripers, Hybrids, Crappies, Bass, Catfish. 6 or 8 Fishing Hours. Georgia Lakes, All Inclusive Fishing Packages. Fishing Equipment Included: Rods, Reels, Live Bait, Artificial Bait, Fishing Orientation, Guides Assistance. Accepting Reservations Now. www.WestpointLakeFishingGuides.com

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fishing tips and tricks
 Aug 27, 2003; 04:52PM - 'Crankbait Tactics For Huge Prespawn Bass' by Steve vonBrandt
 Category:  Freshwater Bass Fishing Tips
 Author Name:  Steve vonBrandt/S&K Guide Service
 Author E-mail:  swvbbass@aol.com
Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 1: Crankbait Tactics for Huge Prespawn Bass
By Steve VonBrandt
One of the most effective ways to catch huge prespawn bass in lakes and rivers are Lipless crankbaits. These baits are especially effective when the water temperature is between 49 and 58 degrees, especially in stained or muddy water in lakes and ponds, but it also works in the rivers also. Some of the techniques outlined below will help you catch bigger bass all over the country in the early spring starting in march, and peaking in April.

'TYPES OF BAITS

There are are variety of lipless crankbaits on the market that catch bass, but in the spring, in most lakes and ponds, in the Northeast, the Rat-L-Trap by bill Lewis Lures, the Rattlin' Rapala, and the Viva Vibe, are some of the best. All lipless crankbaits have a different sound. Some are much louder than others, and will produce when some other quieter baits won't. At other times, the quitter rattling baits will produce more. You just have to experiment with several baits until you find the ones that are producing best in the particular body of water you're fishing in. Sometimes the same baits, in the same size, by the same company, make slightly different sounds, that can be better than the other, Experimentation is the only way to find which bait works the best. Some baits won't run as true at different speeds, and they turn sideways a little more than others, so you just have to watch them in the water, and find the best ones. The hooks should always be changed to a premium hook system such as Gamakatsu or Owner or Eagle Claw Premium. There are many other great hooks, but I prefer these. Most of your lipless crankbaits should be used in a 1/4 to 1/2 ounce size, but recently, bigger bass in the Northeast and in Florida have hit the bigger Slat Water Traps in the 3/4 to 1 ounce sizes.

COLORS OF BAITS

The best colors for the spring, especially if you have a lot of Crawfish in the lake, are red, red/orange, and brownish/orange. Some have spots on them and these are very effective. The standard Chrome, and Chrome with a blue back, and Chrome and Red, have worked especially well for the larger bass. If the water is extremely stained to muddy, we forund that the red, and the chartruese/brown combinations work well in this kind of situation also. If you have a lot of bluegill in the area, and less crawfish or shad, then the blugill/Suncracker patterns work very well. The primary forage in the lakes are the best patterns, unless you know that many anglers are aware of this, and are using these colors also. Then switching to unconventional patterns can fool some of the wary bigger bass.

'TECHNIQUES

Most people just cast the baits out and reel them straight in. While this will always catch some bass, there are more specialized methods that trigger strikes from the bigger bass. Cast the Rat-L-Traps out, and depending on the depth of the water, count them down to the level of the fish before starting the retrieve, and if it is a sandy and/or gravel/rocky type of bottom, let them sink to the bottom, then slowly raise the tip of the rod till you feel the lure vibrating, reeling the slack up a little slowly, then lower the rod tip, and do it again. Many times they will hit as it is on the bottom, and first starts to be lifted up. If these techniques don't work in a few hours, use a slight pumping action of the rod as you reel, keeping contact with the bait. If it hits a rock, weeds, or other structure, hesitate a second, and then rip it off quickly, and reel it in with a steady retrieve. You can also yo-yo the bait similar to a spoon or spinnerbait in deeper water near points and drop-offs, which can be extremely effective in colder water or on inactive fish that are suspended. Most of the time in water below 58 degrees they hit very mushy, like grass or leaves, or even like a stick is on it, but most of the time it is a bass. As they get close to the boat they will see you and make a dash for the trolling motor, and down to deeper water, sometimes even breaking the surface to throw the lure. They bass have to played very carefully as lipless crankbaits come out of the bass's mouth much more easily than you might imagine. Most of the bass will be in the shallower water off the flats, near deeper water, rip-raps, if available, or any place where there is baitfish and or cover near the North shore or bay, close to food sources, near where they are going to spawn.

EQUIPMENT

I like to use sinning gear for the smaller 1/4 ounce baits, and I use baitcast gear for the larger 3/4 to 1 1/2 ounce baits. I usually use a 7 foot spinning rod in med action so as not to pull the bait from their mouths, usually a S- Glass rod, or a G.Loomis Cranking Rod. In the baitcasters, I use a 7 foot, med to Med/Heavy rod, with a high speed reel, but many people prefer a good reel in a 5:0:1 or 5:3:1 gear ration. I always use Spiderline super mono in 10-12 pound test, but 8 pound test is preferred by many. Stren is a also a good line for this. Fan cast the baits in as many directions as possible in the prime areas such as the mouths of the back bays with creeks, where grasses and riprap, are on a harder bottom, and you will start picking up some of these monsters this spring. A good scent on the baits, such a Yum in Crawfish scent, can't hurt either.

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fishing boats and accessories
 Jan 30, 2004; 03:10PM - 21'8' BayStealth Bay Boat
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  20,500
 Name for Contacts:  Marc Noe
 Phone:  (813) 671-7447
 City:  Apollo Beach
 State:  Florida
 Country:  USA
 E-mail:  mnoe@tampabay.rr.com
Click here to enlarge Description 1: Excellent fishing boat- With full tower and rear sun shade with upper and lower station controls, 8 foot 6 inch beam, 2001 175hp Merc., jack plate, 74lb thrust Minnkota trolling motor, LMS350A GPS/Depth/Fishfinder, 2 live-wells, fishbox, 4 bateries, VHF, plenty of storage, tandem axel trailer. The first $20,500 takes this exceptional boat. Call Marc at (813)671-7447

fishing reports
 Feb 7, 2005; 09:58AM - Warmer Water Moves Further Out
 Category:  Mexico Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
 Author Name:  Gary Graham
 Author E-mail:  bajafly@bajafly.com
Report Description: The blue water has moved out to about 12 miles. Most of the fleet is fishing the area between 14 and 22 miles, and not doing very well. They are only averaging about one sailfish a day. The Terrifin Satellite Surface Temperature service clearly shows the cooler water being within the 10 mile mark, mixed water out to about 28 miles, and then good warm water from 30 miles and beyond.

It also stands to reason the few boats fishing beyond the 30 mile mark are doing very well, averaging five and six sailfish released a day.

A few mature dorado, between 20 and 35 pounds, are being taken at a rate of one dorado for every five boats on the water.

Butch Cooley, fishing with Capt. Martin on the panga “Isamar,” made a 35 mile run yesterday for roosters. They only had one strike on a surface popper.


Baja on the Fly report by Ed Kunze

Water temperature 80 - 84
Air temperature 75 - 86
Humidity 63%
Wind: South 4 mph
Conditions: Scattered Clouds
Visibility 10 miles
Sunrise 7:16 a.m. CST
Sunset 6:43 p.m. CST

 


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