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  1. slipbob

    SLR Bass opener

    I agree and haven't eaten bass in a long time but the last ones I kept were some smaller smallies from Lake George and they were pretty darn good. Not quite as good as perch or eyes but not bad. Talk about good I wish we had some haddock in our local lakes
  2. slipbob

    Mono vs braid or nanofil

    I've used Fireline since it first came out and mainly use 4 and 6lb Crystal because it's easy to see and still love it with no reason to change. For trolling bottom bouncers I run 10lb Fireline on my line counters. If I'm casting stickbaits at night I have a spinning rod setup with 10lb Fireline because the lighter tests end up wrapping into the trebles and split rings too often for my liking. I find with the heavier thicker braid I can avoid those wraps and obviously line shyness is not a concern at night.
  3. slipbob

    SLR Bass opener

    Nice ones. Brings back memories of the bass opener at Cannonsville reservoir with my dad and brother. Every year we used to go and get some smallies and they always get so pale when you ice em down. Pretty good eating fish when they are in that small to medium size range.
  4. slipbob

    Turkey 2018

    Nice birds everybody. I got a 23lber with a 9" beard on a spot and stalk this morning. He was strutting around with 3 hens in a field and I went way around and used a little ridge in the field that was just tall enough to block me from their view to get within 30 yards. Once I got to where I thought they'd be 3 heads popped up and started puttin. I had to stand up real fast and take my shot as the birds were starting to leave but it worked out. Only the 2nd time I've managed to stalk and kill a tom in a field using terrain to my advantage.
  5. Very lightly used Right hand Cruxis 200 in excellent condition $50 plus $7 shipping. Great low profile bait caster.
  6. 12 chubby "D"s 4 sizes excellent condition $35 plus $7 shipping.
  7. 8" Nils with spare blade. Asking $350 pick up or meet only in the Albany area due to size and shipping cost. There is some missing paint on the flighting but does not affect the performance. Both sets of blades are due for a sharpening before next season and the Tanaka head runs great. Have the original paperwork and toolkit as well as manual crank handle.
  8. slipbob

    Spring striper help

    You're welcome drifting chunk herring is not the norm but it's worth a try. Message me a couple days before you come and I can give you an update on river conditions. I included a link to the tide predictions which is helpful but I just use an app called Tides Near Me on my phone.
  9. slipbob

    Spring striper help

    For rods what you have will be fine and you really can't go too heavy. They are big fish in strong current. I run baitrunners with 30lb braid for a mainline and 25lb floro leaders. For hooks a 7/0 or 8/0 circle(snell them if an up eye hook)will work although I prefer to run 7/0 octopus hooks for drifting and only run circles when fishing chunk herring off anchor but lots of guys use circles and do well for drifting. Circle hooks you let them run a bit and just tighten up with regular J hooks I hit them immediately to avoid gut hooking bass since most of them fall within the slot and have to released anyway.