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About steellee

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  1. I would have been all over that deal too...Line should work. Just keep in mind floro sinks faster than any other line so if your floating long drifts its not ideal... The DC on that reel is abit different but they really are the most user friendly baitcast out there. You'll have it dialed in 10 mins.
  2. If you got it new or even lightly used for $225 you did well.
  3. Plenty of fish in the river right now. Its still a roe bite with salmon still kicking around. Best bet for trout is above the dams and beyond if you are comfortable pushing up that far in a boat. In mid november when temps drop fish seem to drop back and spread out more.
  4. I have a Calcutta TE DC 100. Its a bit older now and has seen a tonne of use. I float with it all winter as my hands get too cold with a pin from Nov-april or so. Also run it all summer for bass and chuck spoons for salmon. DC system is awesome. I can cast light float rigs effortlessly. I think the curado has a 4 point dc instead of the 8 on the conquest/calcutta dc. I sent the reel in to Shimano this spring they replaced a whole list of bearings and internal components for like 30$ and reel is like new. I have a few other nice baitcast but always go back to this one... i dont think you'd be
  5. Good call... think you are right.
  6. Is the black eyes a telling sign? The shape of those 2 had me looking twice at this one from spring time. No whiskers I can see, but typical carp eyes..
  7. steellee


    Are the largies still aggressive on frogs this time of year? Love froggin early season but the ponds i fish got too grown in this summer. Wanted to give it a go now that the pads have died but too busy steelheading since september. Few from last couple days before the rains..
  8. Couldn't make it out last night to throw some frogs for bass opener but was out early for an hour or 2 this morning. Lots of missed fish like usual and was able to land a few. Will be back for the night bite once or 2x next week I hope
  9. Ya. Not as heavy as some but like 30lb braid on baitcaster. First thing they usually do on hookset is try to hang you up in the thick stuff. A high gear ratio reel helps too. I'm mostly a river guy but in summer months its my hands down favourite way to fish.
  10. Most of my bass fishing is throwing frogs in the pads and I find the best pad fishing for me is at night. During the heat of summer bass will hole up and stay deeper by day. At night they move in to the shallows and constantly cruise the highways underneath the pads. Also the majority of frogs seem to be far more active at night hours which bass know to expect. I plan to be out this opener trying myself
  11. Lots of smallie fishing right in town in Paris if you are willing to wade and chuck lures.
  12. Did a bunch of mine over this quarantine. Take apart, good cleaning of all the old gunk. Qtips and clean rags. Than reel grease on gears, oil on bearings.
  13. Had a few rodbuilding projects laying around the house I got done having the extra time on my hands. Few guides to replace and rewrap etc.
  14. One from a kwikie first cast today. Spent the rest of the day watching my 7 yr old learn to fight suckers on a centerpin... 20200503_153323~5.mp4 20200503_174057~2.mp4
  15. For small erie creeks I usually fish I run anywhere from a size k4-k7 on kwikfish of f4-f6 on flatfish. Niagara a k8-k9 or bigger for salmon. Like mentioned above keep them slow as possible. Start at the top of the pool and cast across letting the bait sweep back in, do this a few times and take a few steps down. Repeat until you've worked the pool. I run them off a 3 way, with just enough weight on dropper to cast it well. Your leader length depends on size of lure. Ideally you bang rocks with your bait just occasionaly rather than dig into bottom. If the water in a pool is too fast I'll swa
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