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Old 11-17-2010, 05:29 PM
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Default Caught a decent fish today!

So I've been fishing the pond beside the house since late 07 when I really got into bass fishing. I first caught two fish out of this pond in Dec. 07 on baby brush hogs and that's what got me hooked!

A little background on the pond: The pond has been there for years. It is not taken care of anymore. Weeds and grass have taken over the edges other than the paths that i have wore down. One side of the pond is shallow and kind of narrow. The other side is deeper but I'm not sure of how deep. I catch most fish on the left side of the lake in the position that it is in. That's mostly because the other side has way too may weeds to go though. The red dot is where I was standing and the green is where I cast. This spot in the pond seems to always get me a fish.



On my first cast i still had on a Watermelon Candy Truck worm on a Green pumpkin shakey head. I was watching the line on the first cast on the drop. I noticed it never dropped, but then seemed to moving away from me so i set the hook on my nice 3 lb 8 oz LM! Now granted its not the biggest LM in the world, but the biggest I have caught in that effing pond. I have fished it many times and been skunked my it many times. not today! Caught three in all, and missed another one that had picked the bait up and was traveling with it.







Buddy watching a fish jump

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Old 11-17-2010, 05:31 PM
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Nice man! Anything ever come of that DREAM house you were looking at?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:32 PM
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Nice fish
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:36 PM
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Awesome post.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:36 PM
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Nice fish! I like the little diagram, I keep a little log like that showing where I cast from and where I caught something for everyday I go.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:37 PM
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Nice man! Anything ever come of that DREAM house you were looking at?
yeah it was crap on the inside. pics lookd good, even looking through the windows it looked good until we got in, it sucked balls
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:39 PM
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O damn sorry to here that. Guess it just wasn't meant to be. Keep hunting you will find something better.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:41 PM
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Sorry to hear aboat that.
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O damn sorry to here that. Guess it just wasn't meant to be. Keep hunting you will find something better.
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Sorry to hear aboat that.
we'll find something
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:14 PM
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Have you always used a bait cast reel? I got a little more into fishing this year and I bought medium and ultralight uglystick rods, both with spinning reels, but I've been thinking of getting a bait cast reel for next year. Are you happy with yours?
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:20 PM
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Nope been using one for two years now, now I cant cast anything else...lol

I used spinning reels all my life and the occasional Zebco 33. Now when i try either one of those, it either goes in the trees or strait up in the air!

I have alot of precision with my baitcaster and hardly EVER backlash one. ANd if I do, its not that bad. On the occasion that i accidentally grab the side of the boat or a tree and cast real hard, i can fvck up the line...lol

If you are just starting, it will be a PIA, trust me. I started with a Pinnacle Platinum plus from walmart. Then the Pinnacle Solene, then the Pinnacle XLT you see pictured. Pinnacle makes good beginner reels for not so bad price.

IF you want a GREAT baitcaster, get the Abu Garcia Revo S baitcaster. I dont have a pic of it. Its silver and is the best reel i have ever used. They retail for around $120-$130, but i lucked up and got mine for $50 from Sara's uncle never used in the box. Trust me you will love it. Its so easy to adjust!

I highly recommend a baitcaster

(p.s.) all the reels i listed i still have and they all work great! The XLT has been giving me some squeaking problems lately, so im gonna disassemble it and oil it.

Here are two of my reels, the Pinnacle Solene (orange) and the Revo S

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Old 11-17-2010, 06:42 PM
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Cool, thanks for the advice. I'm stopping at Bass Pro when I go home for Thanksgiving so I'll have to check some of those out.
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Default Re: Caught a decent fish today!

I dont think you will find the Pinnacle ones there, but definitly get a Revo S.

Personally if i had to do it over again, id just get 5 Revo S's instead of 4 Pinnacles
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:01 PM
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I'm a little weary aboat the price on the Revo S the Pinnacles look like they're more in my price range right now. Maybe if I could find one on sale though. Lol, wish I could find one for $50, sounds like you lucked out there!
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:39 AM
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Nice fish, Scott! Those small ponds often hold pretty good bass, but they can kick your butt sometimes.
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