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Tackle Talk / Re: Spare spinning reel
« Last post by Phil Sweeney on October 21, 2021, 08:22:28 PM »
You would be surprised, Phil, at how many very high end reels have eliminated the feature.
Unreal! Let me guess cheaper to make? I think Iíve seen more talk regarding back reeling in in the last two years and they are eliminating it, on some reels.

On a different note. One of my first bait casters I had, had a back reel button. Accidentally hit that and guess what happened next? I think that kind of turned me off to Shimano bait casters. Though I have had a couple. And of course remember the ones dad had where when you cast it the handle turned. I believe you had to have at least one ounce to use those! Iím pretty sure spinning reels killed them. I donít even know where mine are.
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Tackle Talk / Re: Spare spinning reel
« Last post by zelmo on October 20, 2021, 04:44:34 PM »
Jerry McKinnis was a master of backreeling.  He went to a lake (I donít remember which one) to film one of his Fishin Hole episodes that was known for big brown trout.  The local guide looked at Jerryís UL rigs and commented that they would never work on that lake. Jerry proceeded to hook and land many big brownies on very light line by backreeling. 

To Billís question I have never used the feature with a fish on the line.  I probably have used it a few times like Phil.

You would be surprised, Phil, at how many very high end reels have eliminated the feature. 
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Lakes / Raystown conditions
« Last post by Phil Sweeney on October 16, 2021, 10:12:14 AM »
Yesterday upper lake got 73 degrees.
Thursday navigating in the fog with the Navionics app (outline of lake is accurate everything else is bad - would love to know how they made this map!):

Pretty bad for the lower Conowingo also.
My newest hair jig still producing:

Friday 2.42lb

Clean fish of the week!



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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by Phil Sweeney on October 16, 2021, 08:29:41 AM »
We met a guy last year who fishes and duck hunts the same time. When he sees a duck picks up the shotgun. I guess you could call that being prepared.  ;D
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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by zelmo on October 16, 2021, 07:24:36 AM »
I was out below HBG on Thursday.  The water temp was 67.  That should change next week.

I have done well in October fishing the deeper pools.  Many 1lb bass but enough big ones to get the blood pumping.  With the temps we have had it is hard to think of this as the fall bite but they are eating and are fat.

I hope I can get through duck hunting season without getting shot.  It is scary to be in the boat fishing and not be able to see more than 20 yards because of fog and then to start hearing shotgun blasts not far away (like 200 yards.)  I know nothing about hunting but it is hard to believe there isn't a reg about shooting when you can't see far due to the fog.
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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by Pawatch on October 15, 2021, 09:21:45 AM »
Phil
Thanks!
The river was 62 degrees Wednesday. But I imagine with this cold front coming, water temp will start dropping some.
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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by Phil Sweeney on October 15, 2021, 06:21:41 AM »
Caught a few nice ones yesterday. Looks like rain coming up for a few days.


Nice fish Doug! Whatís the water temperature up that way? Phil
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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by Pawatch on October 14, 2021, 06:01:59 PM »
Dry
3.35 lb I didn't measure but I would guess around 20. My measure board only goes to 18". I keep this up I will have to get a longer measuring board  ;D
They are hungry...
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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by DRY on October 14, 2021, 08:04:07 AM »
That's a dandy
Length?Weight?

I'm getting itchy to catch a few. Won't be long.  :)

Bill
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Susquehanna River Conditions / Re: Season change
« Last post by Pawatch on October 14, 2021, 07:00:32 AM »
Caught a few nice ones yesterday. Looks like rain coming up for a few days.


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