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Roughrider IV

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  1. 4 hours ago, Kevin J Legg said:

    Got off to a bad start early this morning when I drove a treble hook into my finger past the barb while organizing my boat.  I was able to wrap some heavy braid on the hook and depress the barb and it popped right out with first tug. 
      Fishing started slow but ended up with my limit.


    I was also out early, slow start till the moon set, then they switched on. Same for you?

  2. On 9/26/2021 at 3:02 PM, Grady95 said:

    I stopped at the TI Bait Shop a couple weeks ago to fuel up a boat.  There were glitterboats all over the parking lot.  I asked the kid at the register if there was a tournament this weekend.  He rolled his eyes and said "there's a tournament every weekend."  I was then out on the water in the area near Singer Castle on the American side about 100 yards off shore.  This damn puddlejumper came past me in between me and the shore going probably 50+ MPH.  I was under power and making a turn toward the shore and it was only just dumb luck that I didn't choose to accelerate because this moron came at me from my blind side.  Had I increased my speed at all, he would have T-Boned me for sure.  I'm sorry but I have no love for these people.  I don't own a marina or a tackle shop, I don't own a motel, but I've lived here all my life and I have NEVER seen such inconsiderate, in to themselves people on this river as these so called "real fishermen."  I thank God that for the most part, they're gone for the rest of the season.  I have many friends who own bass boats but they also possess an ethical compass, born of experience up here that we once took for granted.  Not any more.  I mean really, this son of a **** barely missed me and there was NO room at that speed for him to make any kind of course correction.  And I know I'm not the only one this keeps happening to week after week.

    I had to actually stand up one morning when trolling and the guy is coming straight on me, at 50 yds that was close enough. I’m also glad their season is over. I can tell you a spot I fish was on TV recently getting a lot of bass attention, 5 boats showed up there together Saturday at 730, shut me right down.

  3. Today was another invasion of bass derby boats into my “space”. I completely understand that no one owns the water, as I’ve been a troller for more years than I care to remember. I get annoyed when a boat comes within 20 yards, completely ignoring me, then sets down right in front of my path. I caulked it up to the ignorance of today’s youth on the derby trail. What happened to common sense?

  4. On 10/16/2020 at 2:38 PM, bout time said:

    Anyone try to start rattling or grunting with any success? Thinking with the cold weather approaching this weekend I may try it

    ‘Bout Time

    Took this buck yesterday with the grunt tube, he was by me headed away at 30 yds, I hit the grunt about 6 times, he stopped and stared me down, we were eye level. Every time he looked away I grunted softly a couple toots, he reversed and started raking the tree over his head, then worked a scrape below him, that’s when I finally grabbed my bow, quartered to me I hit him inside the near shoulder, went 100 yds. I was rattling and grunting previous to him showing up. Good luck!


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