texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Scott Clifton, Benny33714, Kalvis, JBowie20, RSF
117843 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 112,174
hopalong 110,133
Bigbob_FTW 85,826
John175☮ 83,780
Pilothawk 82,609
Derek 🐝 67,933
Mark Perry 67,873
JDavis7873 67,414
Bob Davis 64,064
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics1,149,636
Posts15,697,726
Members142,843
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Bites and Strikes] #14588629 01/07/23 02:40 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
O
Osbornfishing Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
O
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
Originally Posted by Bites and Strikes
Wow, I used range cubes to chum all the time, I've heard of using them as bait, but I've never seen a bass eat them. Pretty cool. When you are using the cubes as bait are you chumming with corn as well?


I do not chum with corn. I just chum with cubes. Once the fish get used to eating the chum they will eagerly go after the cubes as bait. I caught 5 carp this evening on cubes. roflmao

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Osbornfishing] #14600458 01/17/23 10:30 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,785
M
Mo Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
M
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 14,785
For those who fish with range cubes, do you wait a certain amount of time , or do you start fishing right away ?

MO



MY BACKYARD , 20,000 ACRES , NO MOWING smile
Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Mo] #14601666 01/19/23 02:48 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
O
Osbornfishing Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
O
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
Originally Posted by Mo
For those who fish with range cubes, do you wait a certain amount of time , or do you start fishing right away ?

MO


I start fishing right away. If I don’t get any bites, then I throw out a couple of handfuls of cubes. After I fish, I throw out a couple of pounds then fish the area the next day.

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Osbornfishing] #14602360 01/19/23 10:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 1,130
J
JimBridger Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
J
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 1,130
Great teaching video! Thank you


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke
Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: JimBridger] #14602492 01/20/23 01:09 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
O
Osbornfishing Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
O
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
Originally Posted by JimBridger
Great teaching video! Thank you


You are very welcome. I hope you catch some with cubes and I can’t wait for the pictures.

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Osbornfishing] #14616843 02/01/23 08:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,955
M
marcus254 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,955
i use them too but i us small clear rubberbands from the hair section at walmart wrap the band around the cube and tuck the hook in like a wacky worm works great

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Osbornfishing] #14616854 02/01/23 08:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,781
C
Curt0407 Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
C
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,781
Marcus, I like your idea. I may give that a shot. Sounds quick and easy.

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: marcus254] #14616967 02/01/23 09:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
O
Osbornfishing Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
O
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
Originally Posted by marcus254
i use them too but i us small clear rubberbands from the hair section at walmart wrap the band around the cube and tuck the hook in like a wacky worm works great


I started by using bands on the cubes and it will work. I found the rig would not last as long as the drilled cube method since the band would break the cubes once the cubes started to dissolve. It is always good to have different methods available for different situations.

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Osbornfishing] #14619567 Yesterday at 09:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,955
M
marcus254 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
M
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,955
Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
Originally Posted by marcus254
i use them too but i us small clear rubberbands from the hair section at walmart wrap the band around the cube and tuck the hook in like a wacky worm works great


I started by using bands on the cubes and it will work. I found the rig would not last as long as the drilled cube method since the band would break the cubes once the cubes started to dissolve. It is always good to have different methods available for different situations.


i have tested it in cups of water actually ha, you get about 30 mins until it disolves to where it fails, it will hold pretty well especially if use use the smaller bands that are tight.

Re: Winter is a great time to fish with range cubes [Re: Osbornfishing] #14619667 2 hours ago
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
O
Osbornfishing Online Content OP
Extreme Angler
OP Online Content
Extreme Angler
O
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 2,926
I have tested the dissolve rate of range cubes under a variety of conditions. Unfortunately, ever bag of cubes dissolves at a different rate. I have had cubes dissolve immediately when they hit the water, and cubes that took over an hour to dissolve. Current, water temperature, species present (like sunfish, shad and small catfish) will all effect how long the cubes will last. I found that using a band reduced the viable time of the cubes on the hook, and resulted in a lower hook-up rate, when fished side by side with the drilled method; but the bands will work and they are definitely faster to rig. I would be interested to see if you have similar results. I have also used string to tie.on cubes, tape, water soluble bags, and even glue. All will work if the fish are actively feeding.

Page 2 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3