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#11422612 - 02/18/16 10:16 AM Never Help Your Friends...
twstephens77 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 187
Loc: College Station, TX
So my roommate and I have a little competition going on. We've been keeping track of the number and weight of fish we catch, but only the ones we catch fishing together - got a spreadsheet going and everything. Went out to Gibbons Creek on Saturday, and at the beginning of the day I'm 5 fish and just a few pounds behind. I'm throwing a jig around stumps and he's throwing a 'trap, and we get no bites for the first hour or so. So he asks me if I have any suggestions (I have quite a bit more fishing experience than he does). I tell him to try a Texas-Rig around the stumps and weed lines with a watermelon red plastic (mistake #1), to which he responds that he doesn't want to take the time to re-rig his rod. At this point I make my fatal mistake - "I've already got that exact thing all rigged up on my spinning rod, so you can just use that if you want" I say. He takes me up on my offer...and on his second or third cast BAM, 3.5 pounder. About 10 minutes later another 3 pounder. At this point I demand my rod back. Toward the end of the day, I suggest a particular laydown that I've always caught fish off of...and he pulls out another 1 pounder. Meanwhile, I got skunked on the day. The moral of this story is to never help a friend on the lake.
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#11422619 - 02/18/16 10:20 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
you use a spinning rod for texas rig? JK...sounds like a fun friendship.

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#11422654 - 02/18/16 10:31 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
Karl Dietz Offline
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Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 947
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Aggies? stir eeks


Edited by Karl Dietz (02/18/16 10:32 AM)
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#11422678 - 02/18/16 10:41 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
mbalb61 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Illinois
I fish a texas rig on spinning rod about 95% of the time

Check out the video... look around 4:30


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#11422704 - 02/18/16 10:55 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
twstephens77 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 187
Loc: College Station, TX
Both Aggies. And yeah I've really come to prefer using a spinning setup for T-rigging. Just more comfortable with it. I use a lighter wire hook so I've never really had a problem with hooksets...may be an issue when I finally catch a big girl but I'll cross that bridge when I get there laugh
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#11422711 - 02/18/16 10:56 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
twstephens77 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 187
Loc: College Station, TX
BTW....great video mbalb61! Heck of a fish.
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- C.S. Lewis

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#11422751 - 02/18/16 11:14 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
Karl Dietz Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 947
Loc: Weatherford & Lake Fork, Texas
Nice video!
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#11422794 - 02/18/16 11:37 AM Re: Never Help Your Friends... [Re: twstephens77]
mbalb61 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Illinois
Thanks for viewing the videos. Hope to get out this weekend if the ice melts off the lakes here in central Illinois

If you are interested in making your own maps on your Lowrance HDS units, check out the videos below






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