> …Holey Boat, a flat-bottomed craft into which a pair of holes have been cut and then topped with something like a stovepipe. Ice-fishing-style Vexilar fish sounders are mounted, and anglers fish through the hole at the top of the pipe, just as if it were a hole in the ice.
> The angler, closer to the line and rod tip, can better watch what’s going on there. More importantly, that angler sees what the fishfinder screen shows — the presence or arrival of fish, and how they react to the bait and presentation.
> By all accounts, the results are astounding. “Every time, people fishing in the holes in the (boat) outfish people fishing over the side.”
O….kay? I get it, but: What if you catch a fattie or a drum or whatever and it can’t get through that hole? What if you snag a rock or a stick? And: Does this mean we don’t need drain plugs anymore??
But crazy cool how someone would even think of that.
Robison sacks another one.
Talkin’ the Vikes’ B-ri Robison, who far as I know is the biggest bass-head in the NFL. Another bassin’ sack “dance,” this time against the Broncos — click on the pic to get the short vid:
– FLWer and Classic winner Luke Clausen talkin‘ ’bout working his tush off to make the Elites again. He made it through the Opens. Don’t know what he’s talking about re: the FLW Tour schedule…lol.
Unrelated, but in the same article he says:
> I think winning is easier when you don’t know as much and you don’t know what it is that you should be doing.
Herm Edwards say:
3/8-oz Lunkerhunt Natural Series Skirted Swim Jig, “spawner” color, 4/0 hook, wire-tied skirt. Not on TackleWarehouse.com yet, but more info here.
Apparently Sturgeon Bay and Erie were too tame. Under consideration are the Youghiogheny River, MD and the Colorado River, AZ:
Word is all you need is a jet drive and you’re good to go.
Okay, that’s sarcasm. #safetyfirstyo
Skin cancer on his lower lip. Hope he’s doing well.
No tail clippers needed…lol.
> The scale read just over 9, and that’s the weight I stuck with cause I’d rather downplay a fish than exaggerate it.
> I caught it on a big GP Custom baits football jig. It was caught on a large body of water in eastern Oregon better known for its other fisheries.
Can’t tell if color blind or genius:
Tip of the Day
Gary knows more about fishing than any 10 guys so:
> My son Richard and I have fished both rigs [Texas and wacky Senkos] side-by-side to determine the difference in the bites, and the wacky rig just gets bit 10-1.
> Some guys may use the smaller bait, but I don’t go any smaller than the 5″ Senko because if you do, you tend to catch so many little fish that it becomes a big waste of time.
> If the wind is blowing, I’ll throw the 6″ Senko because bumping up a little in size give me a little more mass and that can make a big difference when I’m trying to punch through a strong wind.
> Sometimes if I’m fishing a little deeper and I need to reach farther into the water column, I’ll put a 1/16- or a 1/8-ounce nail weight right in the middle of the bait by the hook to make it fall faster. I know some anglers like wacky jig head heads, but I prefer the nail weight.
> Over the years, I’ve lost a lot of fish on those little wacky jigheads, so I don’t want to give up my Gamakatsu split shot/dropshot hook. I like the size and the design of this hook and the weed guard helps me prevent a lot of snagging when I have to fish near cover. I use a 1/0-2/0 or even a 3/0….
> I always use an O-ring because, with the hook outside the bait, it gives me better action. On top of that, it also saves me time. Every time you get a bite without an O-ring, you have to change baits because the fish rips your worm.
Quote of the Day
Looking around and hoping to find a school isn’t a plan, and it rarely gets you anywhere.
– Greg Hackney talkin‘ ’bout what he was doing when his Sturgeon Bay smallies moved on him. But Hack, that’s my plan every time I go out mang! Hahahaha!
Seriously. It is.
Shot of the Day
Looks like someone hit this smallie with some oxblood shoe polish:
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