Archive for November 2015

Wilderness Systems Ride 115 Kayak

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I have a 2015 Wilderness Systems Ride 115 up for sale. Bought it brand new this spring for around $1000. Would make a great Christmas present!! Only been on the water 3-4 times and in a private pond. Still looks brand new minus a couple faint scratches on the bottom from pulling it down to the water. I Also have a paddle I’ll throw in for free. Still have all the registration paper work since I never took it on public water. Make me a reasonable offer and I’m sure we can work something out. Asking $600.

Sold…Sold

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Squirrel Tail Program

I was over checking out some lures over at Mepps today and saw a link that cuaght my attention on their site. It was about recycling squirrel tails and how they pay you for them, plus they will double their value by trading them in for Mepps lures.

They use the hair from the tails for their hand-tied dressed hooks for their world-famous, fish-catching lures. they only recycle tails taken from squirrels that have been harvested for the table and do not advocate taking squirrels strictly for their tails. I naturally thought of you Scott and decided to share it on here.

For all good quality tails they pay the following:

  • Gray, Fox & Black Squirrel Tails
    • 16 ¢ each — under 100
    • 19 ¢ each — over 100
    • 21 ¢ each — over 500
    • 22 ¢ each — over 1000
  • Premium Tails
    • 20 ¢ each — under 100
    • 23 ¢ each — over 100
    • 25 ¢ each — over 500
    • 26 ¢ each — over 1000
  • Red Squirrel Tails (Hair at the base of the tail must be at least 1″ long)
    • 8 ¢ each — under 100
    • 9 ¢ each — over 100
    • 10 ¢ each — over 500
    • 11 ¢ each — over 1000

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iBobber

Have you ever found it hard to buy for someone that has everything when it comes to fishing. Well if your one of those lucky people, I think I have found something they probably don’t have yet but would love to have one and yes I hope my wife is reading this. I found this while surfing around and thought to myself, Now here is something I don’t have and it would be something handy to use since I do a lot of bank fishing.

Its called an iBobber and it is basically a fish finder attached to the end of your line that allows you to find fish by syncing via Bluetooth to your smart phone and showing what amounts to viewing a panel on a fish finder.
Here is a some features that come with it:

Sonar: 3′ – 135’ deep • Depth scale & Fish depth & 2 Sizes GPS Tagging: Tag fishing hotspots
Waterbed Mapping: Up to 100′ H20 Temp
Lunar Calendar: Month & Day, Moon & Sun rise/set Fish Alarm
Weather: Temp, Rain, Wind & Barometer LED Beacon: Remote On / Off
Strike Alarm: On / Off / Adjustable Battery Status
Trip Log: Date, Time, Location, Title, Conditions, Type of Fishing, Lure, # of fish caught/species, Map

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Its priced at $99.99 on the manufacturer’s website but I found it cheaper at Amazon.

Selecting the Right Line for Monster Flathead Catfishing

While most fishermen give a lot of thought to the rods, reels, electronics and baits they purchase, many give little or no thought to the line they buy and use, which could be a huge mistake.

When you hook into a Monster Flathead Catfish, your line is the only thing between you and that one of a life time experience. If the line is weak or frayed it’s likely to fail during a prolonged fight. If you don’t want to lose the fish of your dreams, it’s time to start paying attention to the line you use.

Here are a few simple tips you can follow when it comes to selecting fishing line:
Always go with a good quality line. There are dozens of different lines on the market, but there not all the same. Those bargain basement brands are often “seconds” sold under someone else’s label. Stay with a major brand.

Make sure to check your line several times each day for nicks and weak spots and remove them from your line, because those spots will be the most likely to fail when that Monster Flathead Catfish gets hooked on the end of your line. The bottom few feet can also be weakened if the line is stretched in fighting a fish. I would recommend you retie after ever battle.

Always buy your line in large or bulk spools. That way it will allow you to change your line frequently and will save you money.

Heat and sunlight can destroy nylon line so it’s a good idea to store your line in a cool, dark place.

Learn how to tie a good knot and carefully test each knot with a strong, steady pull. Some knots can slip under pressure while others break at 50 or 60 percent of the line’s rated strength.

Always check and set your reel drag.

Bottom line is that your fishing line is the last place you will want to go cheap.

 

Explaining Catch & Release

What it is like explaining catch and release.