Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
perla, Hammondegggs, Txsharpshot, Abasov Oleksii, Tylerlovescawk
109018 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89757
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 77170
John175® 69245
JDavis7873® 67392
Derek 🐝 61437
FattyMcButterpants 60906
Tritonman 58310
LoneStarSon® 54751
Mark Perry 53916
facebook
Forum Stats
109018 Members
60 Forums
830771 Topics
12097133 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12571656 - 01/09/18 08:37 PM New drift socks
ATM97 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 709
Loc: Bullard
Finally upgraded my drift socks recently and what a difference it made this last weekend. I have a 22' CC and previously had two of the biggest socks BPS makes (think they are 5') but it just didn't work too well once winds got up over 10 mph. Pulled the trigger on a couple of ten footers a few weeks ago and after a little bit of trial and error on the first trip with them, decided to get out on Palestine and give it a try again on Sunday in the 20 mph winds. Checked a couple of usual winter time spots but only marked bait. Saw some birds that were messing around and looking out in open water so circled way up wind and started immediately marking fish. Threw out both socks and immediately slowed down to a perfect 0.3 mph. With previous set would have probably been going anywhere between 0.8-1.0. Had a limit of hybrids in 15 minutes then caught hybrids and magnum whites as fast as I could get them in for the next three hours. Most of the hybrids were 18-20" but had a bunch in the 5-8# range. Hadn't been on the lake in a few weeks and the temperature definitely dropped since last time out. Fish were also quite a bit deeper. All fish caught 20-28' down in 30 fow. Deepest I have ever caught fish on Palestine and easily the best solo day of fishing I have ever had. Caught them equally well on all colors tried of 4" gulp minnows and a 3" shad profile bait a buddy pours.









Top
#12571673 - 01/09/18 08:48 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
lenahorse Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 4091
Loc: Cash, Texas
where did you find that SIZE?
_________________________
Fishing on Texoma
http://www.striperexpress.com
903/786/4477


www.mtpocketstackle.com

Top
#12571684 - 01/09/18 08:55 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: lenahorse]
TCK73 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3884
Loc: Jack County
Originally Posted By: lenahorse
where did you find that SIZE?


^^^^**

Top
#12571705 - 01/09/18 09:04 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
CHAMPION FISH Online   happy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7523
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
Solid catch. Drift socks are the way to go.
_________________________

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

www.pro-cure.com
www.falconrods.com

Top
#12571709 - 01/09/18 09:06 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
SeaPro-Todd Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 7352
Loc: Richardson TX
10 ft wow. Be careful deploying then on windy days. You may be parasailing lol. Mine are 7 ft in diameter and I thought they're big lol. Nice report, BTW
_________________________

Top
#12571813 - 01/09/18 11:24 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
ATM97 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 709
Loc: Bullard
Lenahorse and TCK, saw a post on FB for a company that made them called Easterlin's Sea Anchors. Were a little pricey but the difference it made with boat control was huge. Definitely more difficult to handle than the 5'ers but after getting the hang of it was not too bad at all. Forecast looks like more big wind this weekend so they will get another work out.
_________________________

Top
#12572275 - 01/10/18 11:05 AM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 847
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: ATM97
Definitely more difficult to handle than the 5'ers but after getting the hang of it was not too bad at all.


So, there is a "trick" to deploying them???? roflmao

Top
#12572565 - 01/10/18 01:49 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
CHAMPION FISH Online   happy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7523
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
Do they float? Mine have a built in floatation in the mouth of the sock. That helps them deploy and if for some reason they blow out of the boat when changing locations I will not lose it. That also has happened.


Edited by CHAMPION FISH (01/10/18 02:19 PM)
_________________________

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

www.pro-cure.com
www.falconrods.com

Top
#12572723 - 01/10/18 03:44 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
CCL Hybrids Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 115
Where do get those tails you were using as well as the jig head? I like the white/chartreuse pink head combo as well as the pink blue/lime green combo. You are also spot on when you said .3 mph is the sweet spot. Nice fish!

Top
#12572874 - 01/10/18 05:41 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
Filletmaker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/09
Posts: 2648
Loc: Mesquite, Texas
cheers banana
_________________________

Top
#12573012 - 01/10/18 07:10 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
ATM97 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 709
Loc: Bullard
Championfish, yes they float (already had a similar episode with it going one direction and boat going a different) and they actually have a small bean bag weight on opposite side to aid with opening. Redgun had the privilege of seeing the learning process unfold. Just didn't have enough room to stow and deploy them and had entirely too much rope but fixed that.

CCL, those 3" baits were intended to be big crappie magnets but as soon as I saw them knew they would be great for dead sticking. We had been catching a bunch of good hybrids while fishing for crappie the last three months on the pink/white/chartruse and pink/purple/chartruse combo but best color dead sticking on palestine for me has actually been bubble gum pink. He also pours jig heads and has heads from 1/8 oz to 1 oz with stout 1/0 and 3/0 hooks that handle hybrids no problem. They are solid body and tough plastic and I have one bait that has probably 50 fish on it with no wear. I like fishing them on the 1/8 oz head on a huckabee loop knot so it is always level in the water above a heavier 1.5 oz lower weight. He also makes some tandem hooks if you prefer that. If you are interested could have him send you PM. I have not seen them for sale in that size anywhere else.
_________________________

Top
#12573139 - 01/10/18 08:38 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
CCL Hybrids Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 115
Have him send me a PM. Thanks for the help.

Top
#12575691 - 01/12/18 01:47 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
Double Row Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/09/05
Posts: 592
Loc: Sulphur Springs, TX
I'd like more information, too.

Top
#12575769 - 01/12/18 02:50 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
SeaPro-Todd Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 7352
Loc: Richardson TX
I got my 7ft socks from below after many of my trust worthy friends post it on TFF about 5 years ago. I just contacted Bob and he still makes the large very quality socks. You can call or email him with the desired sizes

Bob at 724-612-5398

G2outfitters@gmail.com
_________________________

Top
#12576066 - 01/12/18 07:09 PM Re: New drift socks [Re: ATM97]
ATM97 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 709
Loc: Bullard
Great information Todd. While I like these I probably would have got 7'ers if I would have known about them. The 10'ers are big.
_________________________

Top



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide