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by LDUBS
18 Sep 2019, 00:36
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Decided to go finesse

I don't know. I think I might disagree. I mean, sure the fish isn't having a conscience thought process like "Gee, does that look like a shad minnow over there?". Instead, through action, noise, scent, vibration, color or a combination of those things the lure is representing something that is trigg...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 23:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

I found the product DaleH mentioned. Here is a copy of his post from another thread: "by DaleH » 19 Jun 2019, 20:05 I like and prefer LifeCaulk by BoatLife, and it too is a urethane goop like 3M 5200, but it is not a traditional caulk. It too is sandable and paintable. Their tubes last year's, where...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 23:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

Epoxy paste & do a fillet? It is used on think skin plywood boats. Don't know why it wouldn't work for your application. What’s an epoxy paste? Like fiberglass? It is two part epoxy with a filler to give it a thicker paste like consistency. It can be used as a gap filler. It is frequently used to m...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 19:58
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Decided to go finesse

"Not so sure about lifelike as a reason fish bite lures."

Maybe not, but could be a big reason fisherman buy them! Haha

Actually, I think something that seems like prey or wounded prey is going to be effective.
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 19:44
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Why do fish strike lures?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Why do fish strike lures?

they're as nuts as we are! strictly a live bait guy. why use something that imitates bait instead of live bait? Some waters don't allow live minnow baits. Another reason would be fishing style (i.e. trolling). We sometimes troll night crawlers that are alive when we rig them up, but can't really ef...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 19:29
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

Epoxy paste & do a fillet? It is used on think skin plywood boats. Don't know why it wouldn't work for your application.
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 19:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Annoying transom rattle/vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Annoying transom rattle/vibration

‘foam rope or tubing’

That is backer rod. Made of closed cell foam.
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 19:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14’ Lund deluxe floor replacement conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: 14’ Lund deluxe floor replacement conundrum

Seamless is great for cosmetic reasons. But if you put the floor in sections it might pay off in the long run. You will thank yourself down the road if you ever have to pull it up for some reason. Say you want to run some wires. You can just remove the screws in that section and not have to go throu...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 18:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Annoying transom rattle/vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Annoying transom rattle/vibration

Well, at least you know where the rattle is coming from. If the gap is big enough to dribble some goop down into it, maybe try pushing some appropriately sized foam backer rod material in first to see if that eliminates the rattle. I wouldn't force something in that would widen the gap. Cut the foam...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 18:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Center of gravity
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Center of gravity

Interesting discussion about the center of gravity. If I understand what is being asked it is at what point along the hull is the weight forward of the point equal to the weight aft of the point. That would be the balance point I think CRScooter is talking about. I've really never given that much th...
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Decided to go finesse

I prefer finesse/life like presentations. Produce better for me than swimbaits or other giant sized lures. I have to agree. Been a while since I targeted pan fish with light tackle. Last time was maybe 4 years ago and I knocked them dead using tiny trout magnet jigs. Many moons ago when I used to t...
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:21
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Why do fish strike lures?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Why do fish strike lures?

When it comes to scent, I believe fish are super sensitive to algae stuck on our lures and not even bother nipping them. Anytime I troll a crankbait with even the least amount of algae attached anywhere between the line and lure, no bites - period. Nature made predator fish animal protein orientate...
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:17
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

senkosam wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 16:48
So, would trolling a brined shad minnow be considered a lure or a bait? Maybe an "organic" lure. Haha
...more like a dead fish with a hook in it. LOL
:LOL2: :LOL2: :LOL2:
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:14
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: trolling crankbaits to catch fish

No vibration = algae caught on the lure = no fish.

Smart observation.

Doubling up is always a good thing! Thanks for the report.
by LDUBS
16 Sep 2019, 11:09
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 40 Pound Brown Trout
Replies: 0
Views: 64

40 Pound Brown Trout

Saw this on another forum. Guy named Bill Babler from Missouri caught a 40 pound 6 oz brown at Lake Taneycomo in Branson. It was 41.25" and had a girth of 28 inches. It is a new state record and only two pounds off of the current world record caught in New Zealand. Previous state record was 34 pound...