Monday, February 13, 2017

Coon Creek Pheasant Hunting 2-13-2017

I haven't posted in a while so figured this was a good one to blog about. Got out to Coon Creek for a pheasant hunt with the dogs. My cousin, his friend, and my dad came along. It was a great day! Temp was perfect and the birds held pretty good. We did have a few that were running but the dogs help with those. You can't get away from a dog. They are amazing and do not miss many between Tino and Roxy. It will probably be our last outing for the year and it was a tough year. We only got out four times. I feel badly and hopefully next year we will get out many more times than that. Here is a video of the highlights of the day! Check it out and don't forget to like and subscribe. Thanks for reading and watching.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Shimano CI4 Un-Boxing

Here is the video I made with the un-boxing of the new reel I got to replace my Exo that self destructed. I will be throwing it on a Powell Inferno 705 CB glass/comp rod. It is a medium action medium tip and has a parabolic bend to it. The fish seem to really get pinned with this combo and I do not lose too many. I feel that the gar I lost was due more to the low gear ratio of the reel I was using than anything else. I got a bit higher gear ratio on this one at 6.2-1 because I will be using it for shallow cranking and square bills. It has a great feel and is very light although the Exo's were lighter than most of the reels I have used. My Core is still the lightest reel I have ever used. Well here is the video on the lures and description of the features of this reel.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mini Gator Attack!!

Here is a quick clip of my last one hour outing while I was sorting the boat engine out. I did get out and there were a lot of boats out there but I managed some nice fish.

Water was a bit cooler at 74 degrees so I was not thinking that they would be that active. The fish seemed to like the edge of the weed line in 8-12 fow. They liked reaction baits in chartreuse or white or combo of both. They were hitting hard and there was no doubt that a fish was on. Highlight of the day was not on camera when a 36-38" Gar attacked my square bill. The bass continued to be extremely lethargic and we did get a few but no good ones. The bass should also move out into summer patterns soon. Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to the channel. Thanks for watching!!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Frog Strikes, Period!!!!!!

Quick follow up to my earlier setup vid!!! This is just what is says, frog strikes and videos of the release process. Just some good ole fish porn!!! I love underwater footage of fish on the line and being released. Don't quite know what it is that is so mesmerizing about it but here is the follow up vid!!! Enjoy and don't forget to like and subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow the blog if you like what you see!! Thanks again and see you on the water. This week I will be on the water more in depth on how and when to use the frog to its potential!!!!

Frog fishing and frog setup video!!!

I have been having a great time with frogs this year so I figured what the heck, I will post my setup because of the increased hookup ratio this year. I have been experiencing 90% or better and this is probably due to several factors. I strongly feel one is the equipment I am using.

The rod I am using is a Powell Inferno 765c. It is 7'6" medium heavy action with an extra fast tip. The reel is a Shimano Chronarch E5 with a 6.4-1 gear ratio. It is spooled up with moss green power pro in 65lb test. I went with 65 because the 80lb seemed like steel cable and the lakes I fish the 65lb has never let me down.

The frogs I use are The KVD Frog, The Deps Slither K, and The Live Target Bluegill. This is a great combo and I let the fish tell me what they want. When I am fishing a clear lake such as Loon or Delly I have a tendency to go with more natural colors or anything with yellow or white especially on a sunny day. If the water is dirtier or it is over cast I tend to opt for the darker colors. Although, I must say, this year it has been exactly opposite. The cloudy days I have stayed with chartreuse or white.

I'm going to make another video to address how I use them out on the water but that is coming later because here is the video of some fish and my setup to be followed later tonight by a strictly frog strike video. Thanks for reading and don't forget to checkout the YouTube page and subscribe.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Frog on a Frog and some bass thrown in!!!!

Just a quick post on a recent outing I had. Finally found some bass in the shallows and aggressive. No real big ones but lots of action. All fish were relating to any structure that was protruding into the lake. Docks, points, weed clumps, and anything else that provided some shade. The water temps jumped up 10 degrees from Sunday so pretty quickly. The water temps were 74.5-76 and the best and most productive water was the warmest I could find. Great day and I was 100% hookup ratio on a frog for the first time ever. I think all the practice is paying off. I am not setting the hook too soon and that felt great. Here is a little video of the day. Please don't forget to like and subscribe to the youtube channel.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rainy day bassin at Lake Opeka

I woke up and figured this would be a perfect day to go fishing!! Heavy rain, clouds, wind, and cold. It turned out to be the right decision because we had a great day on the water despite the conditions. It did take some time to find what they wanted to eat, but once we did, the action was steady and fast at times. At one point, I got three fish on three consecutive casts!!! Seemed like most of the fish were little males but we did get a couple big girls to cooperate and eat a crank.

Here is a little video that will give you an idea of how the day went. Please don't forget to like and subscribe to the channel since I am still recovering from my channel getting deleted a few months ago!!!