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  1. derds126

    Saginaw Camping

    Won't be able to do any of the camping. But I will try to stop in for a couple hours or so on saturday. Scheduele is really hectic this week.
  2. derds126

    Saginaw Camping

    I will most likly attend, based on cross country scheduele, meets are the only problem but I don't think we will have any.
  3. derds126

    Saginaw Solved!

    And as a little tidbit. Almost all of the fish I caught had little itty bitty leeches on them like 1/4-1/2 inch long. Weird. And when I first got out I got two cats then the rest were carp so I assume that carp are bullying out the cats once they get on the bait like I've heard.
  4. derds126

    Saginaw Solved!

    So I went out today went awesome! My haul included at least 15 fish including a fish that broke the 20lb mark for me . My rig today was a simple hair rig with 50lb power pro on a short curved shank size 4 lead clipped to 2.5 oz gripper lead with a snowman with a banana and crayfish boilie combo with a pva bag of crushed boilies, maize, and regular boilies. Got a few false indications but all other takes were full blooded runs. Tried a line aligner rig on fluorocarbon but that didn't work as well as the aforementioned rig so I switched over and got a run within a couple minutes. ABSOLUTELY NO TANGLES got it all figured out! Thanks guys for all the help, I need some more PVA though, went throught 26 bags today . Have an order coming from K-1, all ready to make a batch of crayfish boilies to fish a new place, where the Saginaw opens into the bay. This spot looks flipping awesome!!!! I know someone who has a slip in the Bay City Yacht Club so I will fish it. It's directly across from the power plant and it is a flat that drops right into the shipping channel, a 20 foot ledge! Definetly a place to test the Mario Kok boilie theory, I want this place more than Sebewaing, it's got the shipping channel for structure, but the only problem is camping arrangements, maybe I could camp on the sailboat? I don't know but I really want to try this spot! -Nathan My first 20 she just barely cleared it!
  5. I've heard stories of 35 lbs from Houghton and I thought about fishing the lake myself but it would indeed need lots of prebaiting. Higgins is supposed to have large carp too but I only hear of bowfishing. Would require major prebaiting as well. Personally, I would try Higgins. Better features with sunken islands and what not but it would take a long prebait session (a week at least 2 weeks would be ideal of solid baiting no fishing) with a good food source especially well balanced food boilies, maybe corn the first two or three days to get them in then start mixing in the boilies. But this is time and price consuming. If I could pick the best times to get a 40 it would be prespawn when the fish start to roll in on either the Saginaw Bay or a lake like Higgins. If you really put the effort into it, it would be well worth it. Nathan
  6. derds126

    Rig Help!

    Just ordered some lead clips and pva from resistance along with other various items.
  7. derds126

    Plans For Fishing #8

    I will be there all day Friday. See y'all there!
  8. derds126

    Rig Help!

    Thanks for all the help guys. I just don't have the resources to purchase the more specific tackle for carp fishing so I'm just working with what I have. Gander Mountain doesn't sell PVA and I don't like method much but I will try some more because my method mixes always fall apart or they don't break down quick enough (within 10 minutes because when I get the fish in the swim I'm getting bit that fast with just maize on the hook)
  9. derds126

    Rig Help!

    I am in love with combi rigs because I like the movement of the braid but the kicker effect of the stiff part. I would like to switch the braid for Triggalink for the reasons previously stated and compare the rigs, a picture of my rig is include below. I use the shot to create less of a pull and more of a shock when the fish bolts so instead of slowly loading up with the weight when they first accelerate they are already moving when the lead hits them. This rig has worked in the past and has been tangle free up until today. So that's why I think the fish are really flinging the lead and twisting it in the mainline.
  10. derds126

    Rig Help!

    My rigs weren't tangled unless I got the bounce on the tip. And I was using maize so I assume they were carp cuz I never caught a catfish on maize. I don't know I guess I'm just a tackle tart but I really want to try out that Triggalink just to see how it works.
  11. derds126

    Rig Help!

    So when I went to the Saginaw today to test rigs I caught ZERO fish. I had plenty of takes at least 10 or 15 but none stayed on. I would get a sharp bounce on my rod tip then nothing. Upon winding in my rigs would be horribly tangled. After thinking for awhile in the car on my way home I came to the hypothesis that the carp were sucking in the bait, getting pricked with the hook, feeling the lead, shaking their heads, throwing the rig and tangling it with the mainline. My solution: Nash Triggalink and sharper Korda Wide Gape X's. The Triggalink is an elastic material that Kevin Nash designed for really riggy carp and if you think about the concept it makes sense, imagine tying a hook to a rubber band then to a lead, prick the hook in and shake your hand, no matter what there is still tension but not enough to rip the hook out! Its like how a fly rod is parabolic and very forgiving in the way it keeps tension but doesn't pull the light hook out of a trout's mouth. I've been wanting to experiment with some Triggalink since I heard of it and this gives me the perfect reason to do so. Do you guys agree? Any suggestions? -Nathan
  12. derds126

    Plans For Fishing #8

    Where is this secret spot we are all meeting up at?
  13. derds126

    One Eyed Common

    I decided to name him one eyed Willie. Kinda the same healed over eye thing.
  14. derds126

    One Eyed Common

    Went fishing out on the Tittabawassee today to practice float fishing on the 2 and 3 pound carp I always milling about when I'm fishing for smallmouth. Well I baited up my spot with a few handfuls of maize and sat. Well I got bored of float fishing so I switched to a split shot rig just for kicks. Well with 5 minutes left until 9 and I cast out for the heck of it and reeled back slow. My line shot off and I had a short fight with a common. As I landed the common I realized it was missing an eye! Looks like it must not have been born with one. Pretty cool. Never know what your gonna find all you have to do is start looking. -Nathan Eyeless Side Side with an eye Over head view
  15. Sounds like a deal. I went out this week and got 9 or 10 fish in 3 hours. Nothing over 15 but still a good day.
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