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Let's see your Spears, Decoys, Catches, and Darkhouses!

Discussion in 'Darkhouse Spearing' started by Firefighter, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Scottygvsu

    Scottygvsu

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    That girl was special ordered for the esox with a 42" size limit. Some guys use 24"+ decoys and are very successful.
     
  2. Lerms

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    Perch spear for LSC. 20180205_150929.jpg
     

  3. jasonmichalski

    jasonmichalski Darkhouse Ninja

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    Definitely not too long I make mine 1/4”
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    Sent from my iPhone using Michigan Sportsman mobile app
     
  4. Lerms

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    Another one... I was board that day 20180202_125544.jpg
     
  5. Timberdoodle2

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    to me the first one looks like better setup on the barb to point proportion.
     
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  6. mondrella

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    I use to have about 6 dozen 20 inch dekes. Had a shanty broke into a few years ago. Took all my decoys. All my old builders have passed away so just now just really finding guys who make great decoys today. When one was down I always seen better fish. We use to be able to get 20+ Inch live decoys also. Always have ran larger than normal decoys. The past few years with out them my overall size is way down on fish I see in the hole.
     
  7. Lerms

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    Yeah that's why I made 2, the first picture was really the 2nd one I made.
     
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  8. Timberdoodle2

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    mondrella, i agree the best season i ever had was with 15"
    to 17" sucker decoy with smaller artificial decoy down as well.
     
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  9. lamdilligaf

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    One of the research articles that I read on pike feeding habits concluded that a pike's preferred food is 1/3 of its length.
     
  10. Mr. Botek

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    Just picked up my 5 tine Hjelle Arc Custom spear from Loren Hjelle in New London, MN. It's light, balanced and very pleasing!

    Dave, I showed Loren the 7 tine you made me. He was very impressed by all of it, but especially how balanced it was. He sends his compliments 20180213_161003.jpg 20180213_161010_001.jpg 20180213_161025.jpg
     
  11. Mister ED

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    Really cool looking spear.

    But I have to tell you ... I think you have an issue.
     
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  12. Mr. Botek

    Mr. Botek

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    I do, and I'm fine with it.
     
  13. Mister ED

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    Found it, Spear-o-philiac.
     
  14. lamdilligaf

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    He makes a unique looking spear. I look forward to seeing one in person. I hope you brought your heavyweight spear as well. Last year some of those ND fish took my heavyweight out under the ice from the moment I hit them until I finally pulled the spear out from under the ice with the pike on it. It was a pretty good tug of war the whole time. Obviously, if their back was broken then that didn't happen. I can only imagine what they would do with a lightweight spear.
     
  15. lamdilligaf

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    Here's a little clip of a test run with a new Garn wobbler that my buddy sent me from ND today. I'm sure you would have let this guy go.:D He was about 42 inches. That's a 12 inch decoy.