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#11850449 - 09/26/16 03:52 PM BASS Rule Change
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BASS announced that they will allow anglers to use up to a 10 ft long rod starting in 2017. Interesting to see what comes from it.
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#11850455 - 09/26/16 03:54 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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Are there any current rod makers that make a 10ft bass rod? Maybe they will use it to get under docks or something. Seems like it would just be bulky and in the way to me
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#11850457 - 09/26/16 03:58 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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#11850458 - 09/26/16 03:58 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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23' & 24' bass boats in the near future confused
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#11850553 - 09/26/16 04:49 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: UTDmiller]
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Originally Posted By: UTDmiller
Are there any current rod makers that make a 10ft bass rod? Maybe they will use it to get under docks or something. Seems like it would just be bulky and in the way to me


Not docks. Probably more so for flipping tall reeds or making a far cast when deep cranking.
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#11850564 - 09/26/16 04:57 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: M. Alexander]
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Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
23' & 24' bass boats in the near future confused


Of course. Everyone's going to need the deck space and rod locker length for 10 foot rods!
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#11850572 - 09/26/16 05:01 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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Bringing back the Doodle Socking techniques for back under docks and heavy cover.
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#11851125 - 09/26/16 09:05 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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Maybe good to use for giant swimbaits but man I really can't see them being used for other stuff.

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#11851183 - 09/26/16 09:21 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Bringing back the Doodle Socking techniques for back under docks and heavy cover.

Wow them are Dee Thomas words right there, not heard that term in years Donald...
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#11851241 - 09/26/16 09:55 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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Doesn't affect me. I've caught some bigguns doodlesocking for crappie
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#11851250 - 09/26/16 09:58 PM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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I've got 8' Swimbait rods in my rod box on my Champion 181.

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#11851652 - 09/27/16 09:16 AM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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You never know when fishermen get the erg to pole-vault? I think about it often on the way to the lake. roflmao


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#11851670 - 09/27/16 09:29 AM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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Keep your head down if your are in the back of the boat

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#11851695 - 09/27/16 09:43 AM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Keenan
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Bringing back the Doodle Socking techniques for back under docks and heavy cover.

Wow them are Dee Thomas words right there, not heard that term in years Donald...


Good article on the subject and there are many others with videos for those that are interested. Research is good.

http://www.outdoorchannel.com/article.aspx?id=24779

Ray Scott demonstrates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13KWTb6e-DQ



Edited by Donald Harper (09/27/16 09:47 AM)
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#11851727 - 09/27/16 10:01 AM Re: BASS Rule Change [Re: Brent S]
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