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shavdaddy81  
04/09/2012 03:58PM
Here is the arsenal this year...anybody else want to share tackle photos?
 
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Basspro69  
04/09/2012 04:00PM
shavdaddy81  
04/09/2012 04:12PM
Basspro69 I bought some of those spider jig heads you suggested for your 4in power worms this weekend...Thanks!
togue  
04/09/2012 04:58PM
I'm done this year with carrying so much weight in tackle. Just need to add a couple things.

04/09/2012 07:30PM
togue, is that a deptherm? i thought i was the only one who owned one.
togue  
04/09/2012 08:11PM
quote tyh: "togue, is that a deptherm? i thought i was the only one who owned one."

Sure is tyh such a great tool.

Savage Voyageur  
04/09/2012 09:17PM
Here is what I'm bringing this year.
Basspro69  
04/09/2012 09:26PM
quote shavdaddy81: "Basspro69 I bought some of those spider jig heads you suggested for your 4in power worms this weekend...Thanks!"
May many 5 pound smallies bless your hook. p.s. Im sure you will do great with them, just remember they really shine in clear water, if you fish murky or tannin water, use the motor oil colored ones with the chartreuse tail.
WhiteWolf  
04/09/2012 10:53PM
quote togue: "quote tyh: "togue, is that a deptherm? i thought i was the only one who owned one."
Sure is tyh such a great tool."

they are getting harder and harder to find. Fun thing to check at camp. Even put bets on it on the way in.

Benjamin27  
04/10/2012 02:04PM
quote shavdaddy81: "Here is the arsenal this year...anybody else want to share tackle photos? "


ZOOMS! You know what it's like catching lots of fish, don't you Shavdaddy?
RainGearRight  
04/10/2012 03:35PM
quote Basspro69: " "




Oh man that is some tackle porn!

Look at those boxes!
shavdaddy81  
04/11/2012 02:22PM
quote Benjamin27: "quote shavdaddy81: "Here is the arsenal this year...anybody else want to share tackle photos? "



ZOOMS! You know what it's like catching lots of fish, don't you Shavdaddy?
"


O yeah...not a thing in that picture I haven't caught fish with!
apugarcia  
04/11/2012 02:41PM
I like tackle porn too. I'd take a pic myself but I'm pretty sure you all know what a black jig head and a leach looks like... its the only thing I used in 6 days last fall!
Wallidave  
04/14/2012 12:07PM
although I bring all of this every year...I don't want to admit how little of it is used due to the effectivness of one particular piece of tackle...that being a jig and plastic body.



Bdubguy  
04/14/2012 09:01PM
Wow - pretty impressive Wallidave. I thought I took alot of stuff. I bow to you sir...
Basspro69  
04/14/2012 09:09PM
quote Bdubguy: "Wow - pretty impressive Wallidave. I thought I took alot of stuff. I bow to you sir..." +1
ron1  
04/14/2012 10:49PM
Wow!
Wallidave; I think that's literally more tackle in that photo than I've bought in my entire life combined! And I'm 45. Mind if I follow your route a day behind you with a swim mask? :-)
Wallidave  
04/14/2012 10:52PM
LOL...here's "some" of my other gear minus what's in the garage and
car C: yes, I have an addiction...


GBTG  
04/15/2012 07:34AM
Nice! I have all that stuff I just wish it was that well organized!!!!!!!!!!!
cptrea  
04/15/2012 12:55PM
Here's my garage, bane of my wife's existence!

Wallidave  
04/15/2012 01:20PM
quote cptrea: "Here's my garage, bane of my wife's existence!


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NICE:)


If some of your stuff mysteriously starts to disappear I'd check that bin labeled "garage sale items". LOL
BananaHammock  
04/15/2012 01:51PM
I spy a hot clown Xrap
Basspro69  
04/16/2012 01:52PM
quote Wallidave: "LOL...here's "some" of my other gear minus what's in the garage and
car C: yes, I have an addiction...



"
The first time I saw this Picture I thought it was the lower level of Cabelas :)
friman001  
04/16/2012 07:56PM
jeroldharter  
04/16/2012 09:44PM
quote Savage Voyageur: "

Here is what I'm bringing this year. "



Where do you get those big deceivers with the peacock herl in the upper left? Do you tie them yourself or buy them. Hard to find a source of dood, large deceivers.

toddhunter  
04/17/2012 09:46AM
quote friman001: " " Nice and efficient. A little too much lead for me, but very sweet. Where do you pack the spinnerbaits and plastics?
friman001  
04/17/2012 05:58PM
quote toddhunter: "quote friman001: " " Nice and efficient. A little too much lead for me, but very sweet. Where do you pack the spinnerbaits and plastics? "

only spinning lures I use are inline (mepps are hidden in there somewhere, you can see the buck tail sticking out on one of them) and when I make a harness with blades. Also, only pack in white mr twisters which I will just tie to the outside of the tackle box with my stringer.
toddhunter  
04/20/2012 10:37AM

By increasing use of "elaz-tech" plastics, I may be able to reduce the third column to nothing. Some of those bags are combinations of lures. I don't do as much changing of lures while in a canoe though. Everything should fit into a small tackle bag, along with pliers, stringer, spreader, knife, rag, and nipper.
toddhunter  
04/20/2012 10:57AM
This is constantly evolving. I really should be able to get away with no more than 3 of each: jerkbaits, shad raps, topwaters, lipless crankbaits, spinnerbaits, in-line spinners, spoons, then maybe 1 or 2 chatterbaits, swim baits and some miscellaneous. Also 1 or 2 bags of Zeros, Zulus, Grubs, Tubes, finesse worms, Gulp leeches, 10 or 12 jigs, a variety of hooks, snaps, and weights, and a couple of leaders. 3 or 4 reels, 2 rods, spare spools, extra line. I might bring a float, but I don't usually use live bait. I also will bring crappie size tubes and jigs fwiw.
schweady  
04/20/2012 11:16AM
A tip for those who like their Rapalas: I bring a LOT since they weigh almost nothing, but always have needed to either divide them up into individual sections or leave them in their boxes to avoid dealing with 5-6 of them tangling together. A simple rubber band can be hooked on the lip and to the back treble, then the front and middle trebles can be coaxed to lie down along the body, slipping two of the hooks on each treble under the band. Is it perfect? No, but you can save a lot of space by stashing a lot more choices into one area, and you'll maybe only pull out one or two at a time instead of a whole handful.


fishguts  
04/20/2012 11:28AM
Who's vacation is it? Take enough tackel to loose a bunch.
fishguts
toddhunter  
04/20/2012 12:51PM
I took a lot more on my first trip than I do now. The less I bring, the less I carry. I'll be winnowing it down until the day i leave, and enjoying every minute.
ckb  
04/20/2012 03:52PM
quote Wallidave: "although I bring all of this every year...I don't want to admit how little of it is used due to the effectivness of one particular piece of tackle...that being a jig and plastic body.


"


That is a veritable ton of plastics. Question - how soon will you throw away a Gulp (or whatever) package after you open it? Days or weeks? Even with the ziplock, I assume the scent goes bad or they eventually dry out once opened.
shavdaddy81  
04/23/2012 09:01PM
quote schweady: "A tip for those who like their Rapalas: I bring a LOT since they weigh almost nothing, but always have needed to either divide them up into individual sections or leave them in their boxes to avoid dealing with 5-6 of them tangling together. A simple rubber band can be hooked on the lip and to the back treble, then the front and middle trebles can be coaxed to lie down along the body, slipping two of the hooks on each treble under the band. Is it perfect? No, but you can save a lot of space by stashing a lot more choices into one area, and you'll maybe only pull out one or two at a time instead of a whole handful.


"


Very clever schweady...I have a rubber band ball the size of a softball too
TeamTuna06  
04/25/2012 01:33AM
quote fishguts: " Who's vacation is it? Take enough tackel to loose a bunch.
fishguts"


Hey fishguts - maybe you can enlighten me...what kind of bait is the perch colored popper directly below the shad pattern skitter pop (2nd row down, middle). Looks like it has a clear skitterpop lip, but a wider body like a popmax from Megabass. What is it? Looks pretty hot.
Wallidave  
04/27/2012 08:58AM
quote ckb: "quote Wallidave: "although I bring all of this every year...I don't want to admit how little of it is used due to the effectivness of one particular piece of tackle...that being a jig and plastic body.


"



That is a veritable ton of plastics. Question - how soon will you throw away a Gulp (or whatever) package after you open it? Days or weeks? Even with the ziplock, I assume the scent goes bad or they eventually dry out once opened. "


Actually I prefer powerbaits over gulps. If I keep the packages sealed good enough the gulps don't dry out and I have a few a couple years old opened but resealed. If necessary I could also drop em in the containers with the liquid juice, but have used those even less...my gulp containers are going on 4 or 5 years old now :C

I prefer the 2.5" powerbaits over the 3" variety...I've got a bag of 3" powerbaits they have been in a baggie since a 1999 trip that still have the strong smell to them. Since I use the smaller size the 3 inchers rarely get used but I bring em along for backup C:

This years arsenal...my son always says why do we always bring those crankbaits? LOL

shavdaddy81  
04/27/2012 11:38AM
Looking good...I thought I had plenty jig heads but looking at yours wallidave I feel the need to bring more.
mc2mens  
04/27/2012 12:35PM






Now that I've seen Wallidave's gear, I truly feel like a fishing rube.
toddhunter  
04/27/2012 12:46PM
Wallidave: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Basspro69  
04/27/2012 01:11PM
quote Wallidave: "quote ckb: "quote Wallidave: "although I bring all of this every year...I don't want to admit how little of it is used due to the effectivness of one particular piece of tackle...that being a jig and plastic body.


"




That is a veritable ton of plastics. Question - how soon will you throw away a Gulp (or whatever) package after you open it? Days or weeks? Even with the ziplock, I assume the scent goes bad or they eventually dry out once opened. "



Actually I prefer powerbaits over gulps. If I keep the packages sealed good enough the gulps don't dry out and I have a few a couple years old opened but resealed. If necessary I could also drop em in the containers with the liquid juice, but have used those even less...my gulp containers are going on 4 or 5 years old now :C


I prefer the 2.5" powerbaits over the 3" variety...I've got a bag of 3" powerbaits they have been in a baggie since a 1999 trip that still have the strong smell to them. Since I use the smaller size the 3 inchers rarely get used but I bring em along for backup C:


This years arsenal...my son always says why do we always bring those crankbaits? LOL


"
I totally agree with you on Powerbait over gulp, I much prefer Powerbait .
Kruegtown  
05/02/2012 04:03PM
Here's my casting box. I have an identical box that keeps my corks, jigs, spinner rigs, etc.
toddhunter  
05/07/2012 10:13AM
quote toddhunter: "
By increasing use of "elaz-tech" plastics, I may be able to reduce the third column to nothing. Some of those bags are combinations of lures. I don't do as much changing of lures while in a canoe though. Everything should fit into a small tackle bag, along with pliers, stringer, spreader, knife, rag, and nipper. "
This small bag will hold all I will take. Hopefully, all I will need.
TeamTuna06  
05/11/2012 04:26PM
Spent some time today adding a few and taking a few out from last year...finally about ready to go. Heading out early June with a primary target of smallmouth bass...hence the excessive amount of topwaters! I'll also be bringing in some leeches for walleyes...it'll be the first time I've used leeches.

timhutson1  
05/11/2012 07:51PM
you guys make me feel better about myself. I was thinking i took too much last year but now I am feeling like I need more.
Frenchy19  
05/11/2012 08:48PM
quote cptrea: "Here's my garage, bane of my wife's existence!


"


Excellent! Next time my wife complains about me buying a freaking hula popper, I am going to show her this pic!!
Spookmeister  
05/12/2012 07:22PM
BassPro, I see you've got a couple blade baits in there. I fish them a lot in mid-summer but catch 10 walleye for every bass. Do you catch many bass with them, and if so, do you fish them differently for bass than walleye?
ryebread26  
05/13/2012 08:35AM

well this is what I'm bringing for the big trip. I spent $100+ at Bass Pro Shop yesterday and I still feel like I don't have enough!
Quiviracabin  
05/15/2012 07:23PM

1 month to go and counting. I'm sure I will be adding a few more to my arsenal before we paddle out.
cowdoc  
05/15/2012 09:58PM
Savage Voyageur  
05/15/2012 10:22PM
quote jeroldharter: "quote Savage Voyageur: "
Here is what I'm bringing this year.

"



Where do you get those big deceivers with the peacock herl in the upper left? Do you tie them yourself or buy them. Hard to find a source of dood, large deceivers."

I have tied 1000's of flies but those I found at Cabela's in Clearwater, MN. I hope to tie into some pike with those. They are so cool looking and when they hit the water they swim lifelike. Sorry I did not get back to you, missed this one.

Savage Voyageur  
05/15/2012 10:31PM
quote schweady: "A tip for those who like their Rapalas: I bring a LOT since they weigh almost nothing, but always have needed to either divide them up into individual sections or leave them in their boxes to avoid dealing with 5-6 of them tangling together. A simple rubber band can be hooked on the lip and to the back treble, then the front and middle trebles can be coaxed to lie down along the body, slipping two of the hooks on each treble under the band. Is it perfect? No, but you can save a lot of space by stashing a lot more choices into one area, and you'll maybe only pull out one or two at a time instead of a whole handful.


"



That is a great idea, Thanks schwedy.
BearBrown  
05/16/2012 03:13AM
You guys take a lot more gear than I do... I just feel like I end up using so little of what I have taken along in the past that I par things down a lot now. Always bring extra blue and silver and black and silver original rapalas though. They catch fish. Hard to find a species of fish they wont catch either.
Sierra1  
05/16/2012 06:44AM
quote cptrea: "Here's my garage, bane of my wife's existence!


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OMG!!! That's impressive!!
mocha  
05/16/2012 02:32PM
quote cptrea: "Here's my garage, bane of my wife's existence!


"


any idea how much $$ you have sitting in that corner of the garage?
Ingvald  
05/16/2012 03:07PM
I'll bring 5 trays of lures this year. One for plastics, one for jigs, bobbers, spoons, and spinners, one for crankbaits, and two for all my son's lures. There will be inevitable duplication with my son's stuff but I want him fishing with his lures so he can catch fish and create memories from his own tackle box.
blutofish1  
05/20/2012 07:38AM
Here it is, rusty hooks and all
cptrea  
05/21/2012 10:21AM
quote mocha: "quote cptrea: "Here's my garage, bane of my wife's existence!



"



any idea how much $$ you have sitting in that corner of the garage?"


No. I don't think I want to know, and I'm sure that I don't want the Mrs. to know........
jpete  
05/29/2012 10:50AM
quote ryebread26: "
well this is what I'm bringing for the big trip. I spent $100+ at Bass Pro Shop yesterday and I still feel like I don't have enough!"


What kind of dog is that under the table??? Some kind of miniature headed lab??
Basspro69  
05/29/2012 04:21PM
quote Spookmeister: "BassPro, I see you've got a couple blade baits in there. I fish them a lot in mid-summer but catch 10 walleye for every bass. Do you catch many bass with them, and if so, do you fish them differently for bass than walleye?" Sorry I didnt reply I just seen this now. I actually use the blade baits mostly for lakers, but they work very well for smallies on deep humps.
 
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