Originally Posted by Rusty
My fishing buddy and I use a boat very similar to yours on the river. It's hard to lure fish from but is great for setting and checking lines with how stable it is. You can see it in the 3rd pic in my op.
Judging from the pic of your boat you use open face and bait casters. Why is that?
Yeah, they are nice boats, easy to launch easy to control. I have been "on the hunt" for a new bass boat for a year or so, maybe a tidecraft or something like that. I just have a hard time justifying the purchase when what I have works well enough.
As for my reels, I use a bait caster when getting up close in the tulips/under the arching tree branches or anywhere that requires me to land at a specific point, it allows for better accuracy. I use the spinner when not having to worry about that, it tends to give me larger distances and it's a "no brain" reel, can cast it without thinking or having even the slightest chance at a nest. I take both out when I go so that I can switch up when I feel the need to.
Went out again today, went to Orick to do some trout/big mouth fishing and when I got there the whole lake was full of grass. I went all the way down the lake and every inch was covered... was very annoying, it's an hour long drive to get there. I haven't been there in a while and forgot that this time of year it is just full of grass. I had not brought proper bait to fish with water like that so I had to go back home.
I did pop over into the local lake for an hour or so though on the kayak, caught 2 decent bass, nothing special but better than nothing. I started using a new crawfish crank bait that I bought yesterday, I use crank bait fairly often when bass fishing as... well, it's like catnip for bass, but this is my first time using crawfish design. I caught both fish on it within an hour, so it did its job well enough for it being in the afternoon when the fish aren't biting too well there.