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#12472158 - 10/19/17 11:02 PM How many lures do you never use?
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I was organizing my boat for the umpteenth time and realized how often I grab a box (top water for example) and always grab the same 1-3 lures. I'm either gonna grab a yellow magic, a spook or my favorite prop bait. The rest I will never use. In my mind if I can't catch them on one of those they aren't hitting top water.

I bet I have 25 pounds of soft plastics that I know I'll never grab. I'm slowly eliminating this stuff.

So how much tackle do you carry that you will probably never use?

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#12472180 - 10/20/17 12:18 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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Registered: 03/24/08
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Loc: Frisco, TX
I would say I fall in the category of... just in case. As I am not a guide, I don't know what might be working that day. Several times, having that extra has paid off. But on average, whatever I have tied on is generally what I am sticking with. I will change out my soft plastics. I will change out my sq bill between char/black, shad and craw. I will almost never throw deep cranks. I have no confidence in jerbaits. But... I still bring the boxes, LOL.
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#12472185 - 10/20/17 12:38 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
I have some baits that are well over 30 years old, I don't use them very often but, my theory if they caught fish back then they will catch fish now, and probably haven't been educated on them. Just my thoughts. laugh
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#12472216 - 10/20/17 05:35 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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I have one box loaded with "GO-TO" baits.

I use them 99% of the time.
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#12472243 - 10/20/17 06:29 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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I don't need this kind of negativity in my life. Of course I need them all.
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#12472281 - 10/20/17 07:09 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: Chris B]
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the ones that stay on the deck get used the most...
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#12472361 - 10/20/17 08:09 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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If I'm going to a highly pressured fishery or driving more than 2 hours to a lake, I'm taking my confidence lures.

Those can fit in one box. But, I'll need to take two boxes so that I have at least three of everything; and if I don't know the current water clarity, maybe three boxes so that I have five of everything in a couple of different colors.
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#12472462 - 10/20/17 09:15 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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We have all been there and I am sure we all can get rid of a few things. Please consider donating and this is a good start.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/12471060/#Post12471060


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#12472550 - 10/20/17 10:13 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
I was organizing my boat for the umpteenth time and realized how often I grab a box (top water for example) and always grab the same 1-3 lures. I'm either gonna grab a yellow magic, a spook or my favorite prop bait. The rest I will never use. In my mind if I can't catch them on one of those they aren't hitting top water.

I bet I have 25 pounds of soft plastics that I know I'll never grab. I'm slowly eliminating this stuff.

So how much tackle do you carry that you will probably never use?


I did this when I had a Z522 Ranger on fork. The wind was up so high one day so I decided to stay and take out everything I wasn't using then and have baits in one box at the house that I will use sometime during the year and those I will never use again. I ended up taking out about70% of everything in the boat. I put about 20 precent of the 70% and put in the box I will use sometime during the year. The other 50% went in the never use again, most of them where big crank baits. I just don't like standing out there cranking all day. I ended up catching more fish after that because I didn't stand out there all day wonder should I be using ??? I started just fishing and catching fish. I keep about 4 colors in most baits. I should when I get back down to the lake get all of that stuff and give to a high school team that would use then.

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#12472560 - 10/20/17 10:19 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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I need a gallon bag in each color of Repo Craws and a gallon bag in each color of tornados on the boat at all times.... roflmao
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#12472607 - 10/20/17 10:46 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2159
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: K.D.
I was organizing my boat for the umpteenth time and realized how often I grab a box (top water for example) and always grab the same 1-3 lures. I'm either gonna grab a yellow magic, a spook or my favorite prop bait. The rest I will never use. In my mind if I can't catch them on one of those they aren't hitting top water.

I bet I have 25 pounds of soft plastics that I know I'll never grab. I'm slowly eliminating this stuff.

So how much tackle do you carry that you will probably never use?


Probably 60-70% for me. I keep threatening to do the same on thinning out my tackle.

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#12472620 - 10/20/17 10:54 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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I only use about 5% of what I bring

Horrible I know but there might be that one day I need one of the other lures.........
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#12472672 - 10/20/17 11:32 AM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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Registered: 04/10/17
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Loc: Sanger TX
My philosophy is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. I think...

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#12472711 - 10/20/17 12:02 PM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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WAAAAYYY to many
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#12472738 - 10/20/17 12:16 PM Re: How many lures do you never use? [Re: K.D.]
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About 98% of them.

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