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daveowens286
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04/13/2021 01:36PM  


Just my hard baits I have a small plano for jigs/hooks/weights.
 
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04/13/2021 02:01PM  
What do you use those crawdad looking weights for on the first picture?
 
jdoutdoors
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04/13/2021 02:17PM  
Not a bad collection! A little bit of everything (and a lot of crankin')!
 
daveowens286
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04/13/2021 02:22PM  
Better look more closely plenty of top water and spinner baits, plus two slots of chatter baits. The mepps and spoons will be stocked better once they go in from my trout box. Top water -poppers, buzzbait, ploppers, walk the dog bait, and frogs.

The crawdad weight is a keel weight to get trolling lures deeper, never tried before.
 
jdoutdoors
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04/13/2021 02:28PM  
daveowens286: "Better look more closely plenty of top water and spinner baits, plus two slots of chatter baits. The mepps and spoons will be stocked better once they go in from my trout box. Top water -poppers, buzzbait, ploppers, walk the dog bait, and frogs.


The crawdad weight is a keel weight to get trolling lures deeper, never tried before."


You got me, I forgot there was a second picture before I responded :) edited my post accordingly. You've got it all covered! Except maybe swimbait heads?
 
daveowens286
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04/13/2021 02:30PM  
2 years ago on boot lake we slayed largemouth bass on swimjigs! Got a few 1/4 and 3/8 oz. In there.
 
daveowens286
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04/13/2021 05:28PM  
Anyone ever have any luck with smithwick p10s or similar baits? We troll these with great success for walleyes
 
04/13/2021 07:05PM  
Looks good. Have plastics anywhere else? (i see you say you have jigs/hooks elsewhere. Plastics with those?
 
daveowens286
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04/13/2021 07:22PM  
Yeah plastics separate. Craw trailers, paddle tails, flukes, ned rigs, senkos, and drop shot baits. Slip bobber set up with the jigs and misc. Items
 
04/14/2021 06:48AM  
daveowens286: "Anyone ever have any luck with smithwick p10s or similar baits? We troll these with great success for walleyes "
The Smithwicks Perfect 10 are $$$. They have some major flash.

As far as your tackle box, I always like to have a few spoons and jig/jig spinners with assorted Twister Tails. A 5" Twister Tail on a 1/4-1/2oz jig spinner can be a great combination whether casting from shore or in a canoe.
 
daveowens286
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04/14/2021 10:18AM  
shock: "daveowens286: "Anyone ever have any luck with smithwick p10s or similar baits? We troll these with great success for walleyes "
The Smithwicks Perfect 10 are $$$. They have some major flash.

As far as your tackle box, I always like to have a few spoons and jig/jig spinners with assorted Twister Tails. A 5" Twister Tail on a 1/4-1/2oz jig spinner can be a great combination whether casting from shore or in a canoe.
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They are comparable to most rapalas, not too extreme for me. You obviously know them and have used them....any luck trolling them in canoe country?
 
04/14/2021 11:27AM  
That is a lot of lures. I don't see any spoons though. You might want to consider adding a couple different spoons. I'd probably cut down on some of the duplicates in a different color though. I like to have my tackle box a little less crowded so it is easier to swap lures in the canoe and not poke myself. I like to sharpen my hooks for lake trout though, so a little poke tends to break the skin.
 
04/14/2021 01:56PM  
oh yes , BW and locally
 
04/14/2021 02:07PM  
I predict you will be taking half that amount in a few years. LOL
 
daveowens286
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04/14/2021 05:25PM  
Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use.
 
daveowens286
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04/14/2021 05:25PM  
Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use.
 
outsidethebox
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04/14/2021 08:18PM  
daveowens286: "Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use. "

You may be an exception but my 68 years on this planet says that the better fisherman you are the less lures you take with you.
 
daveowens286
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04/14/2021 08:43PM  
outsidethebox: "daveowens286: "Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use. "


You may be an exception but my 68 years on this planet says that the better fisherman you are the less lures you take with you. "


Since when is trying/learning new things a bad thing?
 
04/15/2021 06:54AM  
take what ever you think you'll need , i see on your profile no BW trips yet.
as your trips add up you'll take some away and add some , gotta have some spoons ;)
 
04/15/2021 07:07AM  
just came across this . i thought it was appropriate for this thread :) LOL
 
04/15/2021 07:17AM  
shock: "just came across this . i thought it was appropriate for this thread :) LOL "
LOL
I've actually done a trip where I had the same bait on the whole time.
 
04/15/2021 08:14AM  
daveowens286: "outsidethebox: "daveowens286: "Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use. "


You may be an exception but my 68 years on this planet says that the better fisherman you are the less lures you take with you. "



Since when is trying/learning new things a bad thing?"


It's not, but eventually most people figure out that less is more. If you want to try something out, then try it out. I just wouldn't recommend bringing 3 of the same lure when you are trying it out. Personally I only bring 1 duplicate as a backup. Even if you are providing for everyone, I would only bring 1 duplicate and put a different lure on every rod. The only time I think everyone on the same setup is a good idea is when you are right on top of the fish and jigging or bobber fishing. Otherwise variety is better.
 
tarnkt
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04/15/2021 09:50AM  
Nice setup. When doing a fishing basecamp trip too much tackle is not a thing.

Ya never know what they might want!
 
daveowens286
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04/15/2021 10:39AM  
tarnkt: "Nice setup. When doing a fishing basecamp trip too much tackle is not a thing.


Ya never know what they might want!
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Great picture!!! Let's see some more!
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/15/2021 06:44PM  
AmarilloJim: "shock: "just came across this . i thought it was appropriate for this thread :) LOL "
LOL
I've actually done a trip where I had the same bait on the whole time."



Do tell me what that lure was.
 
preacherdave
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04/15/2021 07:08PM  
The first year we went in my son went the whole week minus the final day on a #5 Perch colored Shad Rap. We didn’t know any better, didn’t think to take live bait and ended up catching all the walleye we could eat plus some. Had a blast.
 
moray
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04/16/2021 08:46AM  
tarnkt: "Nice setup. When doing a fishing basecamp trip too much tackle is not a thing.


Ya never know what they might want!
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Wow! My friends tell me I bring to much tackle but you’ve got me beat! I might have to up my game.
 
outsidethebox
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04/17/2021 06:49AM  
A1t2o: "daveowens286: "outsidethebox: "daveowens286: "Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use. "



You may be an exception but my 68 years on this planet says that the better fisherman you are the less lures you take with you. "




Since when is trying/learning new things a bad thing?"



It's not, but eventually most people figure out that less is more. If you want to try something out, then try it out. I just wouldn't recommend bringing 3 of the same lure when you are trying it out. Personally I only bring 1 duplicate as a backup. Even if you are providing for everyone, I would only bring 1 duplicate and put a different lure on every rod. The only time I think everyone on the same setup is a good idea is when you are right on top of the fish and jigging or bobber fishing. Otherwise variety is better."


The issue here is about fishing ability...and each of us have our individual strengths and weaknesses. My father was a great catcher of fish and he taught me and my three brothers how to catch fish under a wide variety of scenarios. Yesterday I limited out (trout) in half an hour fishing the same waters/holes as others-who caught nothing while I was there. I was simply executing what I learned over 60 years ago, as a child, fishing the small streams of Northern Indiana. Those near me saw what I was doing in a general sense but they could not duplicate the art of the matter.

In general, fish will bite anything if you give them the opportunity. Sure, the bait/lure makes a difference but if you don't know how to make the correct choices and present them in the correct manner-good luck. One needs to know WHAT and HOW to offer fish the opportunity. Otherwise, catching fish has very little to do with the lures and, here, successful fishing has little to do with luck.
 
04/21/2021 07:42AM  
Savage Voyageur: "AmarilloJim: "shock: "just came across this . i thought it was appropriate for this thread :) LOL "
LOL
I've actually done a trip where I had the same bait on the whole time."


Do tell me what that lure was. "

A TDD 11 with a 2oz snap weight. It was late Sept. and all the LT and eyes were in 45'-65' depth that year. I think I had on a firetiger and my wife had a purpledescent.
 
Basspro69
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05/01/2021 11:55PM  
daveowens286: "Haha I know it's a lot but I'd say that is doubtful. When I go into the boundary waters fishing is priority number one for me. Easily spend 10+ hours fishing from a basecamp. My partners aren't very experienced when it comes to fishing in other ways than bobbers or jigs so I bring enough of my lures for them to use. " +1 Fishing is a priority so I’m bringing a lot . I whittled my box down to this
 
05/03/2021 12:29PM  
Here is my box from a couple years ago. Gets refined a bit after each trip based on time of year, etc. It's 3 small boxes that go into a small carry bag. I have each box labeled on the end with species/general contents so I can grab the right box pretty quickly. WAY easier than the giant multi-drawer Plano box I took when I first started taking trips up there.

 
MasterBaiter
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05/05/2021 12:19PM  
 
05/06/2021 06:42PM  
Why do so many of you say he needs more spoons? What are you targeting, Pike, Lake Trout? I find spoons put a ton of twist in my mono, unless I put an extra swivel in there someplace. What situations are you fishing with spoons? Are you jigging for lake trout? Is that more effective than trolling say a deep tail dancer type rig?
 
Rockriver
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05/06/2021 11:24PM  
I've got to rob some other boxes to add to this box and that's it for me.

 
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