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    How much thrust electric for 14 ft. aluminum?

    Seems the general rule of thumb is buy the biggest you can afford. That's what I did when I upgraded, although more so bought the biggest within the 24v range because I don't have room for 3 trolling motor batteries + cranking battery.
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    How much thrust electric for 14 ft. aluminum?

    Depends how fast you wanna go! My 17' Lund came with a 46# Motorguide which moved the boat OK but I've sinced upgraded to something way better. I would think a bow mount 46# would be more than enough for your boat, but the extra thrust comes in especially handy on those windy days. I also had a transom mount minn kota (36# I think...) on an old 12ft aluminum that pushed it good.
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    Bass ripped off the beds

    I'm big into bass fishing but not tournament fishing. Fished a tournament last year (first bass tournament) on my home port and left feeling pretty discouraged due to the obvious neglect put on most of the 5+lb smallies weighed in that were likely caught in deep water, "released" just to float around belly up. 20+ boats in this tournament all with limits caught most of which were great sized fish. A few guys were properly "fizzing" the fish but plenty of these nearly trophy sized smallies definitely died despite fizzing efforts. I left that tournament having a hard time picturing myself entering another one due to that along with many of those guys obviously not caring. My point is I have a hard time picturing C&R being more detrimental to healthy bass populations than the constant tournament pressure that many lakes get.
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    New PB?

    Nice fish, gotta love when they smack a chatterbait.
  5. It's always a bummer encountering fishing jerks on the water who do inconsiderate and downright stupid stuff like that. I don't troll like most of you guys in here, mostly stick to bass fishing but I swear "those" guys can be even worse. I like to keep a good distance between anyone else fishing, but I can't tell you how many times I've had people come up on me 20ft away or so and pretend like I'm not even there.
  6. Got my boat in this past Sunday and it felt great to be back down there after a long winter. Looks like we aren't going to have a repeat of last year's water levels either.
  7. Pretty sure you'd have to go to one of the marinas. I tried to do the same a couple years ago but couldn't find anything. I ended up at that really nice cottage on the point and the owner was outside. the small road ends pretty much at his driveway. I asked him if there was a public launch around and he didn't know of one.
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    South Bay Boat and Tackle

    Is it not the two twins in their mid 20's who own it anymore? One of them was there about 3 weeks ago when I went in. Again, I like those guys and their shop, but that instance is what made me look elsewhere for rigging. For simple service I would consider them because they are a 5 minute drive from my house.
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    South Bay Boat and Tackle

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    South Bay Boat and Tackle

    I thought about bringing my boat there for some rigging but after talking to them and realizing they didn't know there was such a thing as a 24 volt trolling motor (requiring two 12v batteries hooked into a series) and arguing with them briefly that this is in fact how it's done, and NOT by hooking into a "24 volt battery" as they put it.....I figured I'd go elsewhere for service/other misc rigging. All that aside, I like that shop and buy tackle from there sometimes, and the two guys who run it are pretty cool. That discrepancy though showed me they didn't really know what they were talking about, so why trust them with other electrical rigging?
  11. Can't wait to get down there in a couple weeks, mid to end of April is just about my favorite time of year to fish.
  12. Any news on the ice breaking up? Last I heard was it was about 75% gone last weekend from where we are on Hadcock Dr. Wouldn't mind dumping the boat in mid March.
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    7lb smallie out of Hughes Marina

    btw pikefreak, that's a beauty of a smallie
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    7lb smallie out of Hughes Marina

    Seems ironic to me that it's becoming more likely to get into the 6# smallie range than the same range for largemouth.
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    7lb smallie out of Hughes Marina

    Also working to get to that 6lb mark, however I'd be more than happy with 4lbers all day. That's when they are in my opinion officially "impressive" and put up a huge fight.