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#12287907 - 06/10/17 06:28 PM Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville
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Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 137
Loc: Plano, TX
Guys, my first trip out on the kayak and catching some nice fish in North Texas! Enjoy. fish


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#12288005 - 06/10/17 08:20 PM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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Registered: 10/17/16
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Loc: Seguin Texas
Good job. Thanks for sharing.

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#12288089 - 06/10/17 09:32 PM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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Question: why do you keep pushing the button on your reel when playing a fish? That's a big no no, let that drag do it's job.

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#12288142 - 06/10/17 10:40 PM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: Longeye]
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Longeye
Question: why do you keep pushing the button on your reel when playing a fish? That's a big no no, let that drag do it's job.


yeah that's really weird.

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#12288211 - 06/11/17 01:18 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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Registered: 01/17/13
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Wearing those rubber boots is weird to.

Good fish cathes though!

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#12288299 - 06/11/17 07:38 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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Enjoyed the video. Nice fish.

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#12288364 - 06/11/17 09:16 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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PUI don't get one lol....What kayak is that and what size?
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#12288368 - 06/11/17 09:24 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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Enjoyed watching. Thanks for sharing a good day of catching.
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#12288400 - 06/11/17 09:49 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: Longeye]
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Originally Posted By: Longeye
Question: why do you keep pushing the button on your reel when playing a fish? That's a big no no, let that drag do it's job.


That is the way it was done waaay back when reels had junk drags or direct drive and no drags!

I would also like info on the yak!


Edited by bronco71 (06/11/17 09:51 AM)

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#12288416 - 06/11/17 10:02 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
Gitter Done Offline
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Nice fish. Good job.

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#12288451 - 06/11/17 10:36 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: wtf242]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Originally Posted By: wtf242
Originally Posted By: Longeye
Question: why do you keep pushing the button on your reel when playing a fish? That's a big no no, let that drag do it's job.

No it's actually something lost professional anglers do instead of using drag.

yeah that's really weird.


The reason you thumb spool is because you can instantly put any amount of pressure on the fish quickly without taking a hand off reel handle to adjust drag.

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#12288452 - 06/11/17 10:38 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
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I thought people in kayaks only drank those fruity craft beers. I've been shopping hard for a yak of my own, but I only drink Keystone. Do the other kayakers make fun of you?
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#12288469 - 06/11/17 10:48 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: SourTemplePilot]
Barrett Offline
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Thumbing the spools on 3 and 4 pounders is weird.

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#12288478 - 06/11/17 10:55 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: Barrett]
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Originally Posted By: Barrett
Thumbing the spools on 3 and 4 pounders is weird.

I didn't watch video. Maybe he is practicing lol? Thumb spoiling isn't something you wanna try for the first time on a big fish haha

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#12288482 - 06/11/17 10:58 AM Re: Huge Bass off the Kayak - Lewisville [Re: Longeye]
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Originally Posted By: Longeye
Question: why do you keep pushing the button on your reel when playing a fish? That's a big no no, let that drag do it's job.


If you watch elites or flw they all thumb their spool. Way I've done it for years. Even with $300 reels I don't trust a drag enough. Thumbing spool gives instantaneous results
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