Take a peek in my tackle bag...

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Salmonid, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Just curious what others have in there batch of tackle they carry around.
    Here is my bag used for the GMR and Ohio rivers, Has a shoulder harness, 1 large open pouch with room for 4 large plastic boxes, each box shown below, BTW,weighs entirely way too much.....

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    Here is the first box, accessories..to include several sizes of hooks, J, Circles and Kahles, 3 ways, swivels, Plastic beads, sinker slides, an emergency stringer I have never used, and a pocket knife

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    Next is a sinker box, loaded with several different types of 2/3/4 oz weights and a few assorted smaller and if headed to the Ohio river, has some more 4/5/6/8 ozers.

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    Here is my flathead box, includes large floats, bobber stops, glow sticks, rubber bands to hold them on, a few bells,duct tape for all emergencies.

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    Here is what the front pocket holds, boga grip with anti sink device, long turtle pliers, 2-3 different knives and a pair of heavy scissors to cut bait with, head lamps, small flashlights,digital scale and a very important tool, the knife sharpener. Also where i store my 20/30 and 50 lb leader materials.

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    lastly is the assorted junk that is carried on each end pocket, including toilet paper in a plastic baggie, bug repellant, sunscreen, a lanyard with nippers, hemostats and small line cutting scissors, and leather gloves for gar or lipping big fish.

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    Not pictured is a small plastic cutting board that goes into the back pouch, I store it in a plastic ziplock baggie and also 2-3 plastic trash bags.

    Shor eits heavy, but I mostly use it on the boat, when walking to a spot, Ill take some of the heavy stuff out but Im one of those folks that feels like i have to have it all, or else I m not prepared...:wink:

    Am I missing anything?? Maybe this will help some newbies out...

    Salmonid
     
  2. pescador

    pescador New Member

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    Amigo thats a lot of tackle to be carrying around
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Mark you are very organized. Looks good. That should cover it.
     
  4. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Mark, it looks good. You have about everything I carry on. The only things I can add are : camera, extra batteries, aspirin, small rag, lighter, and emergency beef jerky, LOL.



    -Jim-
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Just remember......K.I.S.S.... Keep It Simple, Stupid! I have lots of tackle as well, but try to consider the area and how im gonna fish it before going... Nothing worse than draggin a ton of gear for a day or night out only to use one or two tackle cases:wink: rollo
     
  6. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    i have a box that carries a few of the plastic boxes like salmonoids soft box.depends on where and how i am fishing,i just take out the boxes i don't need to lighten up the load some.

    i have a multi tool i usually have on my belt,so i always have a pair of pliars handy.also,a knife clipped to my pocket,it has a spring assist blade,that i can get out fast with one hand if need be.
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is very interesting, thanks for sharing. I use a really big "tool box" and then have smaller containers that I organize it with.
     
  8. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Dont worry folks, this is the full blown bag for the boat when and if I am hitting flatties, if not, I loose the glowstick box, loose some sinkers and scale waaaay down. Its really not too bad on the shoulder and can get a half a mile in before I have to switch shoulders when walking...:crazy: I figure in the boat, rather to have it and not need it then be missing it.

    Salmonid
     
  9. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    mark you are much more organised than i am...If i had that much stuff i would be tripping over it....

    sinkers, hooks, swivels, scale and a extra reel is all i carry.
     
  10. GOLD FISH

    GOLD FISH New Member

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    after reading this i went out and weighed my tackle bag and it was 33lb. lol
     
  11. BigCatJakeSr

    BigCatJakeSr New Member

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    I heard that!!!!
     
  12. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    i very rarely fish from anything other than my boat anymore, so most of my tackle is stored in the forward lockers. i have a 3 ringed trapper keeper style binder full of heavy duty zip lock baggies full of all my soft plastics-bass fishing. i have a soft case tackle bag with 5 hard plastic boxes full of crankbaits/plugs. i have a seperate deep well plastic box for spinner baits/buzzbaits/swimming-blade jigs. then i have 2 small plastic boxes for bream fishing with assorted hooks weights/bobbers/etc. along with 2 big plastic boxes full of leaders/weights/hooks/slip corks for cats. i keep those 4 boxes in a small duffle bag. i have 1 soft bag with 2 internal hard cases full of saltwater leadhead jigs/bodies/poppin corks/sally's etc. and one small canvas pouch kinda thingy for my flies/fly rod stuff.

    i keep fish skinners/plyers/fillet knife on board, as well as back up line.

    i know it is a lotta crap. and usually i swear by the k.i.s.s. rule. but i fit all of it into the storage lockers on the boat so it doesnt really get in the way, and if i am fishing in someone else's boat or if i am wade fishing- i just take a couple double handfulls of whatever and shove them into my cargo pockets... wife says i am he!! on a washing machine. lol.

    oh yeah and in the fall i keep a shoebox full of 100 watt 12 volt lightbulbs for my floundering lights under the console.
     
  13. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Heck Fire I need two men and a boy along with a pack mule to bankfish the Ohio River. Just the Large Cooler of Shad and Ice along with the bucket of 6-8 oz sinkers has ya beat!!!!!! LOL

    :smile2::smile2::smile2:

    :wink: nice job
     
  14. elizabuilt

    elizabuilt New Member

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    That's a nice setup. I usually take a cooler and whatever fits in it, lantern, bait, drinks. If I catch bait I put it in the cooler, and use the it as a seat. Extra batteries for the airator is always good. Hooks, swivels, and sinkers, and maybe a float or two, is all the tackle I carry. That is just for shore fishing, but in my boat I have everything.
     
  15. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I always said, " a good dirt dobber carrys enuff mud". My bag runnith over.:smile2:
     
  16. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    I carry a backpack filled with hooks, sinkers (around 20 lbs), swivels, spool of line for leaders, spare reel, a knife, needle nose pliers and a flashlight. man its gonna suck carrying that when my son decides he doesn't want to fish anymore!
     
  17. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Like HrCats above. I also use a backpack, 2 backpacks if the ol'lady comes along. But usually for the Muskingum river, I carry 1 backpack stuffed full of hooks, sinkers, extra spools of line. Then I hand carry a 5 gallon bucket with my lantern in it, plus my float n troll bait bucket, and usually 4 or 5 poles, 2 of which i just use for bait. I can usually cover the local banks here pretty easy. But wishing I had some sort of wheeled cart setup to haul everything in...:cool2:
     
  18. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    god you are very organised lol :smile2:
     
  19. TheRiverRat

    TheRiverRat New Member

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    o and welcome to the boc aaron