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by Ken Sato
November 23rd, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 11-20-17 SOUND OFF
Replies: 40
Views: 694

Re: 11-20-17 SOUND OFF

:tupl:
by Ken Sato
November 18th, 2017, 10:46 pm
Forum: Off Species
Topic: 11 lb PB LMB
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: 11 lb PB LMB

Nice catching!!!
by Ken Sato
September 13th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Irma
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Irma

On Monday, we got 55MPH winds and 4.5" of rain. They closed the Air Force Base so I was at home replaying the recordings on the Onix to get better pictures of the Striper action from the other day. The power went out just as it was getting into the fish (after 45 minutes of just riding) and didn't c...
by Ken Sato
September 5th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: Needle fish in Lake Juliette?
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Needle fish in Lake Juliette?

I didn't think about the pump from the river but that makes sense. I'm not sure if the Stripers are eating them since I see them skittering on the surface as if they are being chased and sometimes, an explosion would occur.
by Ken Sato
September 5th, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: Needle fish in Lake Juliette?
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Needle fish in Lake Juliette?

Yesterday, when out on Juliette, I noticed a bunch of what looked like saltwater needlefish about 12-16" long. They were on the surface and would chase my surface lure back to the boat. At first I thought they were juvenile Gar but they didn't have any markings other than being silver. :geyes:
by Ken Sato
January 19th, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Viral CRAPPY video.
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Viral CRAPPY video.

Awesome!!! It would take me all year to catch that many. You could even see the heads and tails of the fish? I need a Mega.
by Ken Sato
January 9th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Off Species
Topic: A Little Memory Lane...
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: A Little Memory Lane...

Riley, that's some great fishing stories. I grew up there (for 23 years) and visit family every other year and never fished fresh water there. Us locals were always on the coast, fishing in the ocean. Lake Wilson has good fishing but is now over ran with homeless people according to a buddy of mine,...
by Ken Sato
November 24th, 2016, 9:01 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
by Ken Sato
November 18th, 2016, 10:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Humminbird Onix 10 SI DI GPS touch
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Humminbird Onix 10 SI DI GPS touch

David, that makes sense. I like the hype of the new Helix units, they sound pretty nice. I got lucky and bought the Onix 10SI from Cabelas for $1500 a couple months ago. As you had previously informed me, the Onix was superior to the 1198. I'd like to sell the 1198 and buy your Onix but I'm having a...
by Ken Sato
November 17th, 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Humminbird Onix 10 SI DI GPS touch
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Humminbird Onix 10 SI DI GPS touch

David, is the new Helix that much better than the Onix? I'm guessing you are going to switch to the new Helix. You were right about the difference between the 1198SI and the Onix. I'd like to hear your opinion of the "new" sonar. I'm loving the Onix10, maybe I need another one, are both transducers ...
by Ken Sato
November 5th, 2016, 9:50 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: 2016 Striper Mafia Fall Classic Presented by Striper Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: 2016 Striper Mafia Fall Classic Presented by Striper Sou

Mike, I commend you, Tyler and the Striper Mafia crew for being very generous and unselfish by promoting the sport and accommodating the youth group. Shawn, the same applies to you and the Striper Soup crew, that is awesome and very generous that you put your hard earned cash to support the event. M...
by Ken Sato
October 9th, 2016, 9:42 pm
Forum: YCDWID
Topic: Here we go...
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Here we go...

Thanks for your service!!! You definitely got to experience a lot. Welcome to the Soup!!!
Ken
by Ken Sato
June 2nd, 2016, 7:17 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Up and moved.
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: Up and moved.

Very nice home!!!
by Ken Sato
May 30th, 2016, 5:27 pm
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: Carp on the fly a bit long lots of pictures
Replies: 16
Views: 1638

Re: Carp on the fly a bit long lots of pictures

Nice read! It was interesting enough to read the whole story, great writing skills.
by Ken Sato
May 26th, 2016, 8:28 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Catch & Release Works!
Replies: 17
Views: 1079

Re: Catch & Release Works!

That's great info Mike!!! I noticed that it was caught during cool/cold weather. It may have died in warmer conditions.
by Ken Sato
May 3rd, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: We Lost Russ Edwards
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: We Lost Russ Edwards

I can't believe it. I never met him but always seemed upbeat and was very helpful when it came to Lake Sinclair. I definitely feel bad for his family and friends and I will miss his posts.
by Ken Sato
March 21st, 2016, 9:42 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: My Little Girl and Brian Lochte
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: My Little Girl and Brian Lochte

That's exciting but, we have a bad ass swimmer that could have won the olympics here on this board. He could have won gold if he didn't chase the silver all the dang time, right Shawn :P
by Ken Sato
March 14th, 2016, 7:52 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: a New Personal Best for me on SML
Replies: 25
Views: 1601

Re: a New Personal Best for me on SML

Congrats on the new PB. That's a great catch!
by Ken Sato
March 12th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: 3/11/2016 LMB and how "not" to take a picture
Replies: 1
Views: 355

3/11/2016 LMB and how "not" to take a picture

Hi Guys, I haven't quit Striper fishing, I've just been LMB fishing since Juliette striper fishing has been off and my son has been wanting to go LMB fishing. My buddy and I went to Juliette on Saturday and had a decent day catching 18 lmb up to 5lb10oz. I was also able to help him in tuning his Hel...
by Ken Sato
March 3rd, 2016, 8:13 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Help the victims of the recent VA tornados
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Help the victims of the recent VA tornados

Hey Mike, Thanks to you and Tyler for donating the proceeds to the victims of the storm. I just got the shirt today and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the shirt. For those that don't know, it's a Dri-fit type material, I was thinking it was a typical cotton shirt but realized that you gu...
by Ken Sato
March 1st, 2016, 8:51 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Questions

Like Shawn, I've noticed that the spawn starts getting heavy in April and tapers toward the end of June. I believe they spawn before the sun comes up and they seem to prefer riprap or more vertical banks with something they can lay eggs on like wood. I haven't noticed much spawning in the daylight h...
by Ken Sato
February 6th, 2016, 7:27 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Striper Soup Outfitters Store Vids
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Striper Soup Outfitters Store Vids

Awesome video!!! Congrats on the new store.
by Ken Sato
January 31st, 2016, 9:35 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Sorry Excuse
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Sorry Excuse

I'm sorry to hear about your losses in your family and other life issues. It's commendable that you did the right things. Good luck with your fishing trip!
by Ken Sato
December 21st, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: 12/21/2015 Not a Striper report but this LM bass is worthy.
Replies: 11
Views: 748

12/21/2015 Not a Striper report but this LM bass is worthy.

I know, this is a Striper forum but lately, I've been taking my son LM bass fishing which means no live bait and casting my arms off. We've been catching LM bass at various lakes but today, he caught this 7.5 pounder on a crank bait. We threw swim baits for a couple of hours with no luck so we downs...
by Ken Sato
December 16th, 2015, 8:43 pm
Forum: Tims Ford
Topic: 12-12-2015 Tims Ford - Pulling for Stripers
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: 12-12-2015 Tims Ford - Pulling for Stripers

Robert, that was a great instructional video. Please consider using an inflatable life vest if you weren't using one already.
by Ken Sato
December 14th, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: Gaston
Topic: 12/12
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: 12/12

Will, nice report! Don't think that those "glitter boats" are only attracted to your planer boards. I took my son out with our glitter boat on Friday and as we slowed to the "idle buoys" at a small bridge, I happened to look to the left and saw an idiot driving his glitter boat just 50' from me and ...
by Ken Sato
November 29th, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: Between Celina and Wolf Creek Trout Nov 13-16 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Between Celina and Wolf Creek Trout Nov 13-16 2015

Nice catching!!! I can appreciate catching river trout since I fly fished the Sierras in California for 12 years. Of course I tied all of my flies which is slightly different than catching bait.
by Ken Sato
November 27th, 2015, 10:44 pm
Forum: 'OFF' Species
Topic: Family Farm Pond and BIG greenies!
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Family Farm Pond and BIG greenies!

Those are some beauties!!! Was that Jon holding "the big ones"? You aren't fishing the pond that Bill Dance fishes are you? lol I've taken Spencer to the Dodge County Public Fishing area to bass fish on Wednesday and today since I didn't want to mess with big waters with the forecasted winds. He cau...
by Ken Sato
November 21st, 2015, 10:08 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Do as I say... not as I do..... Winter Safety - READ THIS
Replies: 19
Views: 1285

Re: Do as I say... not as I do..... Winter Safety - READ THI

Wow Mike, we are all blessed that you are still with us. Thanks for sharing that story!!! That was really unfortunate that you fell in but that was some quick-witted thinking to get you out of that mess. I'm guilty of not having a swim ladder on my boats as my bass boats don't have provisions for it...
by Ken Sato
November 8th, 2015, 9:51 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Striper Mafia Tournament Series
Replies: 58
Views: 3660

Re: Striper Mafia Tournament Series

You guys did an awesome job at organizing the event. I know it took a lot of work and dedication to organize the tournament for the good of catch and release fishing. I hope you guys will do it again!!!
by Ken Sato
September 11th, 2015, 1:33 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: We Remember
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: We Remember

:flag: :flag: :flag:
I'll never forget when the SOBs changed our country forever.
The sad thing is, I believe it's getting worse. Our military and law enforcement is now advised to be cognizant of their surroundings since they are "targets" and don't wear their uniforms unless they have to. So sad.
by Ken Sato
September 1st, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Sound Barrier
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Sound Barrier

No B-1 Bombers here anymore, they moved them down to Texas years ago. I hate that we lost the work but I don't miss the obnoxious noise. Those suckers were super loud and made distinct sonic booms, a lot of times, we could hear a double boom. Since it was so long, they say that the tail created it's...
by Ken Sato
August 31st, 2015, 5:20 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Sound Barrier
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Sound Barrier

You can come down to Warner Robins if you miss hearing sonic booms. We get to hear sonic booms on a daily basis since the F-15 gets repaired and refurbished here. They call it the "sound of freedom".
by Ken Sato
August 30th, 2015, 8:42 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: How to use electronics to catch Stripers
Replies: 2
Views: 813

How to use electronics to catch Stripers

You can blame Mike Werner for this :lol: I watched his link on the F-18 then proceeded to youtube where this link popped up (I guess based on my browsing history of being a "couch" fisherman). I think that even I could have caught one or two in some of these spots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe...
by Ken Sato
August 30th, 2015, 8:17 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Cool F18 Video
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Cool F18 Video

Mike, Thanks for sharing that link. That's a bad ass fighter. I started my career on the F-18 and F-15 radar systems 32 years ago. The new upgraded radars are even more impressive. It's kinda like using the old "10 pixel" sonar vs. the down/side/360 scan, nothing goes unseen :)
by Ken Sato
July 26th, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Bypass Surgery for my wife...
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: Bypass Surgery for my wife...

We will keep her in our prayers. We hope for a good recovery.
by Ken Sato
July 23rd, 2015, 4:43 pm
Forum: Tims Ford
Topic: 7-18-2015 Fishing with Jackson and Jacob
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: 7-18-2015 Fishing with Jackson and Jacob

That's a great trip. That should have left a nice, positive impression on the kids. Way to go!!!
by Ken Sato
June 19th, 2015, 5:03 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Water Wolf Stripers
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Water Wolf Stripers

That was awesome!!! Thanks for sharing. Now you got me watching the other videos :hmm:
by Ken Sato
June 15th, 2015, 5:41 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sunset at Sinclair Dam
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Sunset at Sinclair Dam

That's an awesome video! I never saw the backside of Sinclair dam before your video. It will be interesting to see if you can find diving seagulls with it. I can see benefits of scouting large hunting plots with that drone too.Thanks for sharing.
by Ken Sato
June 13th, 2015, 1:35 pm
Forum: Kerr/Buggs Island
Topic: 6/7/15
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: 6/7/15

Jay, nice report and catching. I regards to the flasher, I've had Lowrance flashers in the console and another unit on the trolling motor on my bass boat,. The display and ping rate seemed faster than the lcd type sonars that I've owned. I think the flashers were good at higher speeds since they upd...
by Ken Sato
May 11th, 2015, 10:12 pm
Forum: Off Species
Topic: Alaska Fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Alaska Fishing

I fished the Kenai river around 25 years ago. It was awesome. I think its considered a trophy river as some 50+ pounders are caught on a regular basis. The biggest we caught was 40 lbs. The bad thing about the Kenai is that they can shut it down to fishing if the spawning run is weak. That can ruin ...
by Ken Sato
April 26th, 2015, 7:37 pm
Forum: Off Species
Topic: trip to see
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: trip to see

That's awesome Steve!!! I'm glad you got to go out with your daughter, I think those moments get more precious as we get older. My son just turned 18 and I see a lot less of him too, he goes pond fishing with his buddies a lot so I guess that's a good thing, lol.
by Ken Sato
April 26th, 2015, 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Got in Outdoor Life
Replies: 25
Views: 1173

Re: Got in Outdoor Life

That's awesome :tupl:
by Ken Sato
April 11th, 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: What the heck Mike Ward
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: What the heck Mike Ward

Happy Birthday Mike :clap:
by Ken Sato
March 13th, 2015, 12:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What we do for a living...
Replies: 32
Views: 2427

Re: What we do for a living...

Russell, I detail my daily driven vehicles as a hobby. I guess it's an old habit from the hot rodding days. A few months ago, I wet sanded/buffed my 2001 pewter colored Silverado and applied a ceramic type coating and it's been awesome. The dirt still doesn't stick to it and it's been a few months s...
by Ken Sato
March 9th, 2015, 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What we do for a living...
Replies: 32
Views: 2427

Re: What we do for a living...

I provide engineering support for a tactical fighter radar and avionics units. I've been working for the same corporation for 32 years and teach baseball hitting and pitching to kids in my spare time for food money. Then with whatever spare time I have left, I try to go fishing.
by Ken Sato
February 14th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Almost state champ
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Almost state champ

Roland, Congrats to your daughter and you parents!!! Youth sports consume a lot of time and patience from the whole family.
by Ken Sato
January 16th, 2015, 10:47 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Captain Macks Urigs
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Captain Macks Urigs

Mike, that's an off-topic, anti-Urig picture :hellyea: With bait like that, the umbrella rigs would have to stay dry in my boat. 'Might have to experiment with a "live umbrella rig". Shawn, at this point, I'd be happy hooking up with a 15 pounder in any lake around here. I'm hoping that the older st...
by Ken Sato
January 16th, 2015, 6:54 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Captain Macks Urigs
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Captain Macks Urigs

Yeah, I've hung them up a few times on J in them stinking trees but I'm thinking about trolling more on Oconee and Sinclair. We should have some 15+ lbrs in Oconee soon. I'm hoping the Juliette striper population recovers. I also plan to get out there with gizzards soon to see if a 20+ lbr still swi...
by Ken Sato
January 15th, 2015, 8:14 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Captain Macks Urigs
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Captain Macks Urigs

Thanks for the tips on going "solo". I've trolled u-rigs a couple of times but always had someone else on board.
by Ken Sato
January 13th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Bob Alsup
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Bob Alsup

Shawn, I was looking for a redneck design, not something from M.I.T. Bob, the purpose of the skimmer would be to remove the foam that develops on the surface of an overloaded tank. Surface foam inhibits oxygen transfer. Conventional oxygen transfer occurs when the air bubbles pop, collect oxygen whi...
by Ken Sato
January 13th, 2015, 7:15 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Captain Macks Urigs
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Captain Macks Urigs

After hookup, do you guys keep the boat in gear if you are solo? I would think its a struggle to steer the boat and fight/land the fish while in gear.
Jay, can I borrow around 50 ponies from your outboard?
by Ken Sato
January 12th, 2015, 9:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Bob Alsup
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Bob Alsup

It's mainly for saltwater tanks that tend to foam up but us live bait guys that usually overload the portable tanks suffer from foam build up that inhibits oxygen transfer at the surface. Here's a quick link to one of many descriptions: http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/proteinfiltersetups/ss/protein...
by Ken Sato
January 12th, 2015, 7:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Bob Alsup
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Bob Alsup

That's an impressive video presentation of that CNC setup (I watched parts of it). It would sure make production easier and more precise. Since you have the high tech toys, maybe you can come up with a protein skimmer along with the hyper-filter that you are experimenting with. Mike W. discussed the...
by Ken Sato
January 11th, 2015, 11:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Bob Alsup
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Bob Alsup

Welcome to the Soup, Bob. No wonder you have auto-cad type, design renditions of your filter design. You have a fascinating career in the CNC world. I've always been amused by it. I am a hobbyist woodworker with a lot of "under-used equipment" including a lathe and routers that may need to be adapte...
by Ken Sato
January 10th, 2015, 7:20 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: 2015 Shrinkageddon
Replies: 18
Views: 1282

Re: 2015 Shrinkageddon

Wow Shawn, that looks freakin cold!!! You might want to build a heater for that area. A wood shop here used two 55 gallon drums and a blower to heat a huge shop area. It was stacked/staggered and piped together where one was the firebox that exhausted into the other drum then out the exhaust pipe on...
by Ken Sato
January 9th, 2015, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Weather
Topic: 2015 Shrinkageddon
Replies: 18
Views: 1282

Re: 2015 Shrinkageddon

That's a dang shame that those shad got frozen to death. Would a black tarp sealed tight to the tank have helped?
Jim, good to see you're still here. I've been wondering what happened to you. :huhh:
Ken
by Ken Sato
January 4th, 2015, 11:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New guy from Nashville
Replies: 39
Views: 1402

Re: New guy from Nashville

It's storming here so I can stay on my computer and ramble on this site :dlgnt: As the emphasis for catch and release is growing, I agree with Merv, the stripes over 10lbs aren't nearly as good to eat so I'll never keep a 10+ lb'r to eat unless its going to die. Anyways, the point I want to make is ...
by Ken Sato
January 4th, 2015, 10:20 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Short Leash U-Rig Device
Replies: 19
Views: 1943

Re: Short Leash U-Rig Device

This is a very informative thread! I seldom troll but I still appreciate the inquisitive/innovative thinking here. Fine tuning fishing depths can make the difference in fishing and catching. I know a couple of feet is critical in LM bass fishing, especially when fishing with lures. Thanks for sharin...
by Ken Sato
January 3rd, 2015, 3:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New guy from Nashville
Replies: 39
Views: 1402

Re: New guy from Nashville

Welcome to 'da SOUP!
by Ken Sato
January 1st, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: SML Year-End video
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: SML Year-End video

Wow, Tyler made an awesome video!!! You guys did a lot of good catching in 2014 but more importantly, put up a lot of great, informative posts.
by Ken Sato
July 23rd, 2014, 6:03 pm
Forum: FisherKIDS
Topic: My stepdaughter got a little Sinclair stripe
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: My stepdaughter got a little Sinclair stripe

It's always great to share the catching with the kids. I'm surprised you didn't catch any LM bass. I might take Spencer to sinclair on friday for some LM fishing and maybe some bait retrieval. I assume you are visiting at sinclair. Hurry and find the fish for me so I can capitalize on your hard work...
by Ken Sato
January 5th, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: In my world we call them noob's
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: In my world we call them noob's

Hi Charles, welcome to the soup! I can relate to your passion of automotive performance. We used to drag race Chevys in the 70's and 80's. A friend (Brian Anderson) of mine here in middle Ga also builds performance motors also. He had a twin turbo small block street car that dyno'd 1650 HP and won $...
by Ken Sato
December 25th, 2013, 4:41 am
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Haven't posted for awhile...
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Haven't posted for awhile...

Michael, we will include your Dad in our prayers. Have a merry and safe Christmas.
by Ken Sato
December 17th, 2013, 8:08 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety
Replies: 30
Views: 2426

Re: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety

Good point Mike. I didn't think about the open bottoms on bibbs. I just seen a Christmas add from Cabelas where the $170 automatic vest is reduced to$100 for those that may be interested. One other word of caution for those that wear hunting type boots with laces and hooks. On our last trip out, my ...
by Ken Sato
December 17th, 2013, 7:11 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety
Replies: 30
Views: 2426

Re: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety

Jim, no wonder you haven't been fishing, happy wife=happy life :geyes: I still have the big tank running but no bait in it. I should shut it down but I keep hoping to have time to go fishing again. Currently, it's my "doomsday" water supply :ericpeace: On wearing bibbs, should we be using a wader be...
by Ken Sato
December 15th, 2013, 7:19 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety
Replies: 30
Views: 2426

Re: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety

Hey Jim, it's good to see you posting again. I guess it takes a life or death post to get you to say anything huh? :D Don't be a stranger, you can join my couch fishing club if you want. :shh:
by Ken Sato
December 14th, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety
Replies: 30
Views: 2426

Re: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety

We've discussed this many times here but an automatic vest might be the best $100 (or so) that we can spend on saftey. We wear them all day once the water cools down. One important point is the comfort level of the vest, if it's comfortable, wearing it all day is not a problem. I say this because I ...
by Ken Sato
December 13th, 2013, 11:03 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety
Replies: 30
Views: 2426

Re: Winter-Time Boating and Fishing Safety

Good pointers Mike. That's why a ladder type device would be really handy. Years ago, I bought a ladder that hangs over the gunwale for emergencies but it was useless since the lower support went below the hull and the ladder just swung under the hull on both boats. I still don't have a good emergen...
by Ken Sato
December 7th, 2013, 10:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Lost & looking for Norris Lake
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: Lost & looking for Norris Lake

Welcome back Ezell!!!
by Ken Sato
October 26th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: New hobby with fishing potential
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: New hobby with fishing potential

Electric or gas? Not to be nosey but is that a float plane on the floor? Spencer has and electric with 48" wing span, it's slow enough where he can correct for mistakes but if it was faster, it would be in the scrap pile. ;)
by Ken Sato
January 21st, 2013, 10:24 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: ...a stick in the road
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: ...a stick in the road

I would have to say it would be relative urgency of where I was going, and if I was dressed to go out there for that kind of work. If it was cold, wet and muddy and I had dress shoes and a light jacket, I run it over but if I had boots on, I'm moving it to the side. I probably wouldn't move it if it...
by Ken Sato
January 12th, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: The Weather
Topic: Crazy warm January weather
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Crazy warm January weather

Dirk, that's interesting stuff. I wonder if it' a combination of the drought and air temps. Lower water levels=quicker temperature change.
We need more rain in Georgia.
by Ken Sato
January 1st, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Jigging 101
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: Jigging 101

Tyler, this excellent post deserves 2 cans :idea: . Those were excellent graph pictures and it's evident that you spent a lot of time writing this article, thanks for sharing, we appreciate it. I consider myself a "jigger" but I did for LM bass years ago when I used to LM bass fish a lot. Since your...
by Ken Sato
December 23rd, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Souper disappointed!!
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Souper disappointed!!

Happy belated Birthday to and the soup!!!
Man, it's been that long? I remember when you started the soup.
We'll try to "suck less" next year, :lol:
by Ken Sato
December 20th, 2012, 11:38 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Eagle took the bait
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Eagle took the bait

That's a fake video that was entered in a Canadian video contest. These guys a really good at video editing.
I know that hawks in our area pickup small dogs from people's yards.
by Ken Sato
November 10th, 2012, 9:30 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: The end
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: The end

Media also didn't mention anything about the 2 heros that went to the embassy (after hearing gun fire) to rescue most of the staff, one of the heros died as he laser painted the mortar site hoping that they sent the gunship but instead he got killed. It's interesting to watch the media talk about th...
by Ken Sato
November 9th, 2012, 3:51 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: The end
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: The end

Jon, you got the title wrong, it's the beginning of the end :lol:
I wonder why mainstream media didn't talk about all of this before the election, hmm.
by Ken Sato
June 27th, 2012, 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Notable Striper
Topic: JULIETTE at its best
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: JULIETTE at its best

Jon, thanks for the laugh, I needed that :lol:
Unfortunately, the J is not getting a whole lot better.
by Ken Sato
April 23rd, 2012, 7:29 pm
Forum: The BIG one
Topic: Joined the 30lb club
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: Joined the 30lb club

Congrats on the new milestone! That's a nice fish.
Your age formula is flawed, how high does a 51 year old pole vault, 10'? :lol:
My fastball tops out at 54 MPH, that's what my son threw at 10 years old. It sucks getting old :roll:
by Ken Sato
April 16th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Fellas, I've been bitten by the baseball bug again
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Fellas, I've been bitten by the baseball bug again

I can relate to the kid’s sports thing. I’ll use this moment to brag on my son Spencer (15 now). He practiced baseball hard since he was 6 and was an upper tier all-star up to his last year at 12. He had 3 Georgia State titles and 2 Southeast Regional titles by the age of 12. The big trophy was goin...
by Ken Sato
March 25th, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Wake (transom) bait?
Replies: 15
Views: 2081

Re: Wake bait?

On Friday, I was letting out a planer with the bait about 12' behind it when a fish hit it. The planer was only 10' from the boat. Hmm, maybe I'll run a freeline with a small float and shorter leader to get the "wake action" next time :ugeek: When we quit Striper fishing that morning and threw the u...
by Ken Sato
March 7th, 2012, 5:27 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Striper Soup Store
Replies: 117
Views: 10130

Re: Striper Soup Store

Shawn, I wish you all the success with the store!!!
by Ken Sato
March 3rd, 2012, 8:36 am
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: SSBnT Tank setups
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: SSBnT Tank setups

Shawn, that's a nice, simple, setup. The one thing that you may want to address is the stress that is being put on the pump's neck. If it's like mine where it has a plastic neck, it may eventually break due to stress. You may want to support it with something.
Good Luck with the store!!!
by Ken Sato
February 20th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Striper Soup Store
Replies: 117
Views: 10130

Re: Striper Soup Store

Shawn, that's a great idea but that's not what I was suggesting. You are still a newly wed :P . I like the idea of a "Striper starter kit", maybe 2-planers, balloons, hooks, sinkers, leaders, etc. If a guy had a woman that bought the "basket" for him, they wouldn't need the "rejuvination kit" :P. My...
by Ken Sato
February 20th, 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Striper Soup Store
Replies: 117
Views: 10130

Re: Striper Soup Store

I have one more item that should make Shawn's store the biggest online fishing store :idea: I've discussed this concept with a few friends and always get different answers. I haven't found the right ingredients yet. It's a "Marriage Rejuvination Kit" that is priced under $100 and if both parties wil...
by Ken Sato
February 20th, 2012, 9:51 am
Forum: Striper Soup the Store
Topic: Striper Soup Store
Replies: 117
Views: 10130

Re: Striper Soup Store

I like the online store idea while integrating a quality forum like the soup. I personally shop online for a lot of stuff. I can't hardly add to the list that the great membership has mentioned but here are a few other things you may want to consider: 1. Made in USA section or items made in USA iden...
by Ken Sato
February 8th, 2012, 8:50 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Jigging SML striper video
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Jigging SML striper video

Travis, thanks for posting the video, that was pretty impressive. I'm going to try the SML jigging technique as soon as I can get the proper tackle together, and time to go fishing of course. I've never tried jigging using this technique so this is another weapon that I can use from this site :D
by Ken Sato
January 28th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Fatal Attraction techniques
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Fatal Attraction techniques

I've recently been using the noise making techniques to attract Stripes and I believe that it helps more than it hurts. We even try slap the net on water to simulate schooling :geek: . Anyway, I've been contemplating coating the planers and sinkers with "shiney stuff" and even putting noise makers i...
by Ken Sato
January 25th, 2012, 9:45 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Old soup
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Old soup

Hey Shawn,
I was attempting to access our powerful database on the old Soup but I got an error. I tried 2 different browsers, same result. Everything else on the old Soup worked. :? :geek:
Thanks,
Ken.
by Ken Sato
January 16th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Random Whateverness
Topic: Don't give up everything...
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Don't give up everything...

Here you go "married" Guys, this will help :lol: I gave Shawn some simple, awesome, marital advice many years ago as we drove to Oconee: "You can be happy or you can be right, just choose one". If you pick being right, you won't be married long :lol: When a man steals your wife, there is no better r...
by Ken Sato
December 3rd, 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Power Lines = Bait
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: Power Lines = Bait

I have to agree with the pattern and the magnetic field may have something to do with it but, how about most of the powerlines have roads (high spots)under them that they used for laying the power lines and the road is usually over an old creek which would be a high flow point in an otherwise incons...
by Ken Sato
November 5th, 2011, 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Lakes
Topic: Lake San Antonio CA
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Lake San Antonio CA

Hey John, I'm glad you got those fish for your troubles. Is live bait illegal there still, sounds like a downline bite? I lived in southern cal years ago but I don't recall anyone netting shad. The only live bait I can remember was crawdads and waterdogs. Anyway, we used to catch nice stripers out o...
by Ken Sato
September 6th, 2011, 9:21 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Release mortality
Replies: 18
Views: 1540

Re: Release mortality

Duane, we caught the fish in 30' of water on downlines, using #15 line and trying to bring it up as fast as we could. The water temp was around 87 at the surface. After the results of our findings, I quit fishing for Stripes until it cools off. On some of our previous trips, we would get random floa...
by Ken Sato
August 11th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Rig
Topic: 2070 Weld Bilt Flatbottom CC
Replies: 44
Views: 8210

Re: 2070 Weld Bilt Flatbottom CC

Good Job Shawn!!! It must be real satisfying to outfit the boat from scratch.
by Ken Sato
August 5th, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: Striper Talk
Topic: Release mortality
Replies: 18
Views: 1540

Re: Release mortality/ tracking

Okay, we finally got to try our un-scientific, post-release fish tracker. We went to Juliette this morning and caught a 9lb and 5lb striper. The 9lb fish came up just about dead, after a good battle, it just came in gliding to the boat so we kept it. The 5 lbr was next and my son brought it in quick...
by Ken Sato
August 4th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: Cheap Troller Plug alternative
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: Cheap Troller Plug alternative

Dang dude, I wish I used the dryer plug. I bought the Minn Kota plug and 6 gauge adapter for around $40 and it has unplugged itself a couple of times now. The only thing I see that I might do different, is mount it on a slant so water doesn't collect on the surface.
Thanks for sharing.
by Ken Sato
July 31st, 2011, 6:55 pm
Forum: Show Us Your Rig
Topic: 2070 Weld Bilt Flatbottom CC
Replies: 44
Views: 8210

Re: 2070 Weld Bilt Flatbottom CC

Shawn, that is quite a project. I like the post, almost feels like a McGyver :?: episode. There's nothing like seeing creativity that works, on and off the water.
That is one killer trailer, it costs than my used 17' Fisher that I use on Juliette :mrgreen:
Ken
by Ken Sato
July 25th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: To be quite or not to be
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: To be quite or not to be

Here's a different angle, does the noise stimulate the fish's curiosity or does it disturb the bait fish :?: ? I remember a trip to lake Blackshear years ago where I marked a big school of shad while running about 25mph so when I got of plane and looked back, the Hybrid and White bass were in a fren...
by Ken Sato
July 24th, 2011, 9:23 am
Forum: Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Topic: To be quite or not to be
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

To be quite or not to be

'Just thought that I'd post this observation that I thought was interesting to me anyways. On our last outing, we had 2 separate instances where my son was swimming around the boat in 30+' of water and the rods took off with stripers on the other end. We also had the same thing happen on previous tr...

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