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by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Decided to go finesse

I prefer finesse/life like presentations. Produce better for me than swimbaits or other giant sized lures. I have to agree. Been a while since I targeted pan fish with light tackle. Last time was maybe 4 years ago and I knocked them dead using tiny trout magnet jigs. Many moons ago when I used to t...
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:21
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Why do fish strike lures?
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Why do fish strike lures?

When it comes to scent, I believe fish are super sensitive to algae stuck on our lures and not even bother nipping them. Anytime I troll a crankbait with even the least amount of algae attached anywhere between the line and lure, no bites - period. Nature made predator fish animal protein orientate...
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:17
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

senkosam wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 16:48
So, would trolling a brined shad minnow be considered a lure or a bait? Maybe an "organic" lure. Haha
...more like a dead fish with a hook in it. LOL
:LOL2: :LOL2: :LOL2:
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:14
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: trolling crankbaits to catch fish

No vibration = algae caught on the lure = no fish.

Smart observation.

Doubling up is always a good thing! Thanks for the report.
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:09
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 40 Pound Brown Trout
Replies: 0
Views: 5

40 Pound Brown Trout

Saw this on another forum. Guy named Bill Babler from Missouri caught a 40 pound 6 oz brown at Lake Taneycomo in Branson. It was 41.25" and had a girth of 28 inches. It is a new state record and only two pounds off of the current world record caught in New Zealand. Previous state record was 34 pound...
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 23:01
Forum: Electrical
Topic: portable transducer mount
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: portable transducer mount

Scotty makes a transducer holder based on a similar concept to your homemade version. Theirs fits in one of their rod holders. You may be asking what this has to do with anything. Well, nothing I guess other than great minds think alike! Haha
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 17:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Opinions on Utility V-hulls
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Opinions on Utility V-hulls

My two cents: Utility V. Go largest possible boat you can without breaking the bank. If you are talking new then I would think any of the mainstream brand outboards are going to work well for you. Proximity of service shops for the brand should be considered.
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 16:27
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Why do fish strike lures?
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Why do fish strike lures?

We haven't mentioned scent. I think that is also one of the key factors in enticing fish to bite. Related would be hiding some of the scents we might accidentally pass on to the baits, like gaso, or sunscreen.
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 15:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Alumacraft Lunker LTD / 1990 Highway trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: 1989 Alumacraft Lunker LTD / 1990 Highway trailer

Ouch, sorry to hear about that flu bug. Friend just told me they already got the flu shot for this season. Seemed early to me but after reading your post I might see if my doc has it in yet. I like the clean design you are considering, and really they look like they have decent storage. Get well.
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 14:57
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

I guess whatever is used is intended to entice or "lure" the fish to bite. But in context of fishing, I have to agree a lure would be defined as an artificial bait. I suppose saying artificial lure is kind of redundant, but nonetheless seems to be a commonly used term. So, would trolling a brined sh...
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 13:27
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Lake Lugano Boat Show!
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Lake Lugano Boat Show!

Just got back from a trip to northern Italy. While we were in Como, Mrs Ldubs says let's jump on the train and go to Lugano Switzerland today. Little did she know that there was a boat & car show going on in the Lugano city center that day. Lot's of fancy boats and high end cars (maseratti, lamborgh...
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 12:41
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: trolling crankbaits to catch fish

I spend practically 100% of my fishing time trolling for trout. Depth varies by time of year from a few feet to very deep. I routinely pick up crappie on spoons, and rapala minnow-style lures. I've never really trolled a crank bait but don't see why it would not be effective. I agree with Scott F th...
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 12:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Alumacraft Lunker LTD / 1990 Highway trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: 1989 Alumacraft Lunker LTD / 1990 Highway trailer

Monday night I pulled off 3 rollers and ordered replacements. I noticed that when the boat rests on the bunks, the rollers were not even touched so when I put the boat back on the new trailer, I will adjust to make sure the rollers are in play. Because only the front 2 rollers were being hit, they ...
by LDUBS
15 Sep 2019, 12:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: For you beard guys..from the Smithsonian today
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: For you beard guys..from the Smithsonian today

Don't give them any more ideas for new taxes. Lol.
by LDUBS
14 Sep 2019, 06:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Trailering g3 1548vbw
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Trailering g3 1548vbw

Congrats on the new boat. I narrowly avoided a disaster because of a transom saver failure. Now I use one of the wedge style “transom savers” to prop my outboard up while trailering. There are several different styles out there. The one I use is “ M-Y Wedge”. I like it a lot. Just my opinion, but it...