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Embrace your new addiction


Im embracing it for sure, just a little overwhelmed.

Its funny because I originally wanted a kayak for duck hunting, fishing was not really on the mind. Then the tables quickly turned.






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I just did a rough count and figure I bring around $600 worth of bait/tackle on each trip with at least double that sitting in a larger storage box at home.

It will take you years to build up your collection. Hard baits are the biggest money drain. So many different colors/depths/models for different situations.






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Its shite like this that makes me want to cry when I see it. Might as well be a trigonometry problem.









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Keep those spooks for sure . Those are as good of a big fish bait as you'll find . If you can swing another rod and reel I'd try a medium action seven footer with a fast tip . It'll be a little better for those cranks and spinners . Especially the crankbaits you will see your fish losses cut in half if not more .



Worms, spinners, crank and spooks. Nothing else maters!!






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Assemble your own baits w kits from
Jann's

I do and it's a cool way to pass some time.






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Boats n Hose
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I got a cheap small tourney choice tackle bag on sale at academy. Replaced 4 shitty boxes it came with with 5 Plano boxes (3 regular 2 low profile) and got a smaller double sided Plano box for bream stuff to keep on top of the other boxes in the bag. Shove all my bags of plastics in the front pocket, and the rest of the plastics bags and a small spinnerbait/buzz bait box all go in a clear plastic container from walmarks.

I'd go with low profile Plano box for terminal tackle and regular sized for the rest. Binder would be good for you for plastics, and IMO a spinnerbait/buzzbait binder or wallet would be better for you as far as space saving goes.






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for terminal tackle get this and only this. nothing else keeps them organized as well.

Plano 3740-10 waterproof box







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Plano 3740-10 waterproof box


Nice, thats the size I am looking for.

Going into terminal tackle -

I have some 5/0 wide gap and regular worm hooks (mostly use the wide gap. Bullet weights (rarely use). I have a shitload of split shot weights from very small to large....do those have any use?






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Clyde Tipton
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I like the bandit crank baits. I'n my box it's 90% bandit and 90% square bill 200 series. The other 10% are deep running cranks like 10 to 14 ft. for creek channels and Toledo point fishing.

On your above chart...

02
03
04
08
09
15
38
41
80
82
A20
D02
d27






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Clyde Tipton
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I have some 5/0 wide gap and regular worm hooks


Regular for for frogs, wide gap for everything else.

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Bullet weights (rarely use)


How do you Texas and Carolina rig?

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I have a shitload of split shot weights from very small to large....do those have any use?


Yeah, for perch jerkin'.

Back to the bullet weights, you need to get some swivels and glass beads if you want to become a good worm fisherman. The Texas rig will only take you so far, then you have to expand your horizons to the Carolina.






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Back to the bullet weights, you need to get some swivels and glass beads if you want to become a good worm fisherman. The Texas rig will only take you so far, then you have to expand your horizons to the Carolina.


I have just been fishing the senko weightless at the moment. Really the only soft plastic I have been using.

It looks like I need to get some C-Rig gear, drop shot gear, and tungsten for punching?






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I still like the one box method. Grab and go. I'm not tied down to my boat. Can easily change out soft plastics for different seasons. The many plano boxes are too limiting for me.





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Clyde Tipton
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drop shot gear, and tungsten for punching?


I have this stuff, but it's not my go to method. If someone started catching them on it, I got the stuff with me, though.

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I need to get some C-Rig gear


I would get this before tungsten and drop shot stuff.






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Ok I will focus on the C Rig stuff.

I see these pre-made c-rig kits at BPS, but I assume like anything it is probably better to rig my own?

I wish duck season would get here soon so I can change my thought focus for a little while






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but I assume like anything it is probably better to rig my own?
Yes






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Palo Gaucho
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If you're planning on fishing the river, get some drop shite stuff. If not I wouldn't worry about it around SBC. Not that you can't catch them other places on it, just not like the river.

As far as crankbaits go, you can drive yourself crazy with colors. Most of the year I throw chartreuse with a blue or back back or some shad color. You don't need every color in the catalogue just pick a few and stick with them. I'm the late winter/early spring I like a red crawfish pattern.






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I rarely fish the main river, just small oxbows since I am in a kayak. My main fishing spot spoiled me because it is clockwork, frog from 6-7, senko 7-close. Guaranteed.

It is when I get in public waters where I choke up on the different techniques and colors. My fishing partners (coco in general) who are very knowledgeable about scanning areas start pulling stuff out that I have never seen or heard of and im just like....








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Palo Gaucho
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Do you ever fish Caddo, I would think that a kayak would do good in Alligator Bayou this time of year. That place is hard to beat in the summertime. I've never been in a kayak so I'm not sure how far you fish from your launch point. You would have to launch at Johnson's Ranch so it may be too far. If you haven't been up government ditch, it would be worth a long paddle.


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I'd drive around to Jefferson and put in on Cypress bayou to fish Govt. Ditch. There is launch close to there on the bayou that sales fish plates. Damn good fried fish too, I might add.





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Ive only fished Caddo a few times with my FIL, he has a Pro Gator. We usually launch out of Crickets right across the state line, and hook a left, other than that I dont know my head from my arse on Caddo

Next year I want to try to get out there in my kayak and check it out.






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