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#11557724 - 04/21/16 06:08 PM Saving money on crappie fishing
jp24 Offline

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 153
Loc: Texas
Maybe itís because Ö

- Iím just a few years from retirement, likely to a place on Cedar Creek, or
- I canít understand why the cost of literally everything boat-electronics related is so high (a simple 15-foot Lowrance Ethernet cable: $50?), or
- Iíve lately lost so much tackle chasing spawning crappie in the heavy brush!

But whatever it is, I find myself becoming obsessed with saving $$ on fishing supplies lately. Iím scouring websites for the best prices on everything from jigheads to slip bobbers. AND Ö Iím thinking outside box, so to speak. A couple examples:

I bought 100 1.5Ē lighted bobber sticks (20 packs of 5, with connectors) online for $28. Theyíre 4 sticks for $2.69 at Bass Pro, so $67.

Today I picked up this pack of crafting beads (I like the small ones for crappie fishing) for $3. Donít know how many there are because they come by weight (2.3 oz). At Bass Pro theyíre $2.29 for 160. This bag has at least 10 times that many.

Not sure Iíll do it, but I even watched a couple YouTube videos on some clever ways to make your own slip bobbers wink

All of this is nickel and dime stuff, and yes, it adds up Ö but Iíd still love to find ways to save on the bigger stuff.

#11557744 - 04/21/16 06:20 PM Re: Saving money on crappie fishing [Re: jp24]
184Champion Offline

Registered: 11/24/15
Posts: 104
Loc: Arlington TX
I'm 20 years from retirement and still look for the best deals I think I can find. Guess that why I have a 1990 model boat. It all has to do with amount of "disposable income", not that I ever had any, and how bad you want/need it.

#11559166 - 04/22/16 12:28 PM Re: Saving money on crappie fishing [Re: jp24]
Raptor Mike Offline

Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 161
Loc: Highland Village
The title of this thread is an oxymoron.
Kinda like jumbo shrimp...

#11560236 - 04/22/16 10:23 PM Re: Saving money on crappie fishing [Re: jp24]
lovetofish10 Offline

Registered: 02/20/13
Posts: 27
Where did you get your lighted bobber sticks?

#11560242 - 04/22/16 10:26 PM Re: Saving money on crappie fishing [Re: jp24]
jp24 Offline

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 153
Loc: Texas


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