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Dice183
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:07 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
What do you all normally put in your takcle boxes and do any of you have more than one for a fishing trip or am i just different.


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 09:21 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
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Can I call you that?? I think what's in your tackle box depends what you will be fishing for. I used to carry a big box with everything from line to big lures and fake worms and all that crap. Then I figured out that I was bringing way more than I was using and I really only needed a few things that I could fit in my small jig box. I really only fish for walleyes during the season so this is what i bring. i have slip bobbers, sinkers, jigs, COLORED hooks (my favorite), bobber stops, jig eye punch, clippers, and a glow light. That's all I carry as far as fishing, then I usually have a pack of gum and a plyers as well, because who knows how long you could be out there, you may have to eat the gum for lunch or dinner. lol I hope that give you some idea of what to bring.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:34 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
BD does it like I do. Why bring everything you own. I carry a sit-n-stow with everything I need.
Corks,extra line,jigs,hemostat,eye buster,camera.Fl-8 sits in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket with the sit-n-stow on top. When I leave the lake all of my fish go in the bucket.
It's a great system.

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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:39 AM 04/28/06 (CST)

I'm the stupid guy that has to take the whole frickin' arsenal so I can trip and swear and complain about that my boat is to small, and then get the woman mad at me for swearing across the lake.

I have thought about making smaller boxes for each time of year and species, but I htink I will go from a 17' to 19' instead! Bet you that would really make the wife happy!

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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:42 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
I have 3-4 plastic plano boxes and I just bring what I need for that day.
Usually all the stuff I need goes in a duffle bag. If I am going for a weekend trip and plan on alot of variety I will bring my jig box, my box of slip bobber stuff along with more jigs and misc stuff. Also i have 2 boxes of rapalas, spoons, spiners, and crawler rigs that i will bring if trolling.

The duffle bag also holds my rain gear, radio, food, extra line, maps, basically anything I need. Duffle bag and 2 rods is usually all i bring for a 12 hour day on the water.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:20 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
Depends on what I am targeting. Ice fishing I have a little trout bag with two small boxes inside along with extra line pliers, etc.. One box holds jigs, bobbers, slip knots, split shots, and bare hooks. The other is my jigging raps, spoons, and pimples. In the summer if I know I am only chasing walleyes I just bring one jig box with an assortment of colors and sizes along with bare hooks, split shots, bobbers and stops. Now if I am going to say vermillion or bass fishing I usually bring multiple rods. baitcasters and spin. along with a bag with everything from plastics, raps/cranks, topwaters, jigs and everything in between. If I am on vermillion and not catching walleyes I decide to chase smallies or once in a blue moon muskies. Better safe than sorry, there is nothing worse than being on the water and not having what you need, even if it is a clutter sometimes.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:33 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
Dice Man-

Several of the guys are expressing a similar idea here--one that I use as well. I have 8 larger soft sided duffle type carriers. Each of those duffles will hold 5-6 of the plano molded plastic boxes in each duffle. That will more than fill the bottom of a boat. So the question becomes "What species am I targeting on this fishing trip?" The answer to that question will pare down your tackle to a very small amount of necessary equipment. If I am after early season crappie/gills then all I need is 1 small plano box of hooks, sinkers, slip floats, bobber stops, and enough jigs for the outing. That can be carried in a 6 X 9 X 1 inch box. If I am after muskies I take a much larger duffle----but it is still only 1 duffle that would have around 70-80 muskie baits for different applications.

To make it very simple---just purchase a few small inexpensive molded plastic boxes. Put lures in each one according to the species you would fish for from that box. That simple sysem will go a long way. Far enough for most. If you get way into fishing then start more boxes with specific lure types--few examples would be live bait rigging, jigs, crankbaits, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, etc. If you go nutso (like me or some others here) you then divide the boxes by lure type for species ( I mean why take a Zara spook out when I am fishing 60 feet down for lake trout and splake?

It is good to remember though-----GETTING ON MY SOAPBOX NOW---RARELY do you need very many lure or bait options to be successful. You are A TON better of to stick with some very basic lures and riggings and learn to master those presentations,learn how to interpret the waters you fish, and learn the seasonal patterns of the species you fish for on those waters. If you do those 3 things you will consistenly outfish 90% of all anglers reguardless of how many boxes they have or what new doodad they have purchased. The depth you fish at, the speed of retrieve, the size of the lure, the action it carries, and lastly it's color are the things that make a lure "successful". It is not the fact that the latest whoop-e-doo lure to catch fish had purple spots and you only bought the one with green spots. It was likely fishing the wrong spot,at the wrong depth,at the wrong speed,lure was wrong size, VERY rarely-will it be because of wrong color. GETTING OFF MY SOAPBOX NOW.

Hope that helps--don't drop a ton of money on all kinds of stuff. Get basic high percentage lures and master knowledge of those lures, the biological progressions of your target fish, and the makeup of the watershed you fish. When you put those 3 together you will score big--but only have to carry a little tackle box! You will also save yourself a ton of wasted money in the process. Go invest that money in a 12%-15% growth stock mutual fund and retire at 45 with a new Lund so you can fish full time with as many boxes as you want to!

Gheesh--went on and on--I guess I have a strong opinion on it.

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:42 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
yea i have multiple tackle boxs with different lures and jigs and all that good stuff....i sorted them into 3 main tackle boxs one for northerns one for bass...(small and largemouth) and one for walleye...i usually only bring my walleye box with just because i perfer to fish for them instead...plus u tend to get multiple pike during your walleye fishing day anyway..
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 10:48 AM 04/28/06 (CST)
Do not take it so hard Fisher!
All of us fisherman that are avid get to the soapbox once in awhile.If your motovation is to help then it is ok. If you were demeaning then you should apologise.This is not the case ,therefore no apologies are nessasary.
You make great points Fisher and guys like you should be reveared & respected,opionons and all. I do not have an outdoor title,but I do know one thing about fishing. You get good at what you practice, so like Fisher says learn high percentage baits. Learn the yearly patterns of the fish. Then target them. You'll see you get better each time.
I keep track of weather too.Was it sunny or overcast. Cold or warm, a front moving in or 5 days of high barometer readings.It all makes a difference in the mood of the fish.
Things like if I see deer on the way out to my fishing hole chances are good I'll find them aggresive. No deer means not to many walleyes.
Go figure,
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 12:45 PM 04/28/06 (CST)
I feel so different and yes you all can call me "Dice Man"


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