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Archery setup-what are you shootin!

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Alright we've got about thirty hours until archery season so let's see what everybody's setup is.

Here is my rig:

Mathews Switchback XT-- 30" draw length and 58lbs draw wt.

Cobra Sure-loc Sidewinder Ultra Pin(5 pin)

Schaffer rest

Carolina Archery Products Lore stabilizer

Cobra Pro Caliper release/buckle

Carbon Express Terminator Hunter-4560

Wasp Boss Bullet and Wasp SST Hammer 100 grain

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Mathews Switchbackc XT 28"draw


Cobra Sidewinder Sight*3Pin*With light kit

CAP Deluxe Wisker biscuit

Vibracheck Stabilizer

Gold Tip Pro Arrows with Tight Point Shuttle T Lock Broadheads

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Hoyt HavocTec Cam and 1/2 (27" draw at 70 lbs)

Trophy Ridge 3 pin sight

CAP Whisker Biscuit

Sims Stabilizer

125 grain Grim Reaper Bheads

Carbon Express Arrows

TRU Ball Tornado Release

As much sound dampening as I can hang on it.

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Matthews Switchback XT 70lbs 29 inch draw

Cobra sidewinder three pin sight

Vapor Trail String

Qad Ultra Lock-Down arrow rest

Gold Tip Pros 5575 cut down to 28inch.

Muzzy 4 blade 100 grain

My first season of archery hunting...cant wait....

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Hoyt Trykon 28.5" 70#

Schaffer TEC-1 rest

HHA XL-5000 Single pin

Fuse detachable quiver

Easton A/C/C 3-40/360 with 100 Gr. TEKAN-II Mechanical Broadhead

Vibracheck Isolator stabilizer

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Mathews Switchback 28" 67lbs

Gold tips and blazers

Wasp 4blade and slick tricks

HHA 5500

Mathews dropaway rest

Mathews quiver


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Golden Eagle SplitFire bow, 29" draw, 58 pounds

Easton ACC carbon arrows

100 gr. Thunderheads

Tru-ball release

Fiber optic sight, don't know what kind.

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Parker BuckHunter bow

Deluxe Whisker Biscuit QS rest

Lore Stabilizer

Fiber obtic sight (also not sure - came with bow)

Easton carbon arrows

100 grain muzzy 3 blades

Tru-ball release

Several limb savers and string silencers

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PSE Infinity SRL500 27" draw at 60#

PSE top gun 3-pin sight

Beman ICS 400 at 29" with G5 montec 100's

Fletchunter Release

The stuff except for the arrows is around 10 years old, but it's accurate as all get out...

and the only "up to date" item: summit bullet backpacker

No hunting for me this weekend....too hot!!


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Mathews Switchback XT-- 30" draw length and 70lbs draw wt.

Cobra Sidewinder 3 pin

Schaffer MAT-1 rest

No stabilizer <- My XT Doesnt need one smile.gif

Cobra Pro Caliper release

Carbon Express CX300

G5- Montec 100 gr.

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so haaad

Call me old school...most of my gear is from around 1990.

Pearson Ultra, 65lb, 30.5" draw

T-pins (3)

2216 Gamegetters

100 grain Thunderheads

Trophy hunter pro release

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Extreme RT900 sight

Ripcord rest

Carbon express maximas

Doinker D-2 muti-rod

Slick tricks 100gr. broadheads

Scott wildcat release

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Bowtech blackhawk (30" draw at 64lbs)

Trophy Ridge matrix 3 pin

Trophy Ridge Dropzone

Bowtech stabilizer

Blackhawk Vapor 4000 arrows

muzzy 100grain 4 blade

and bowtech hush kit.

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    • monstermoose78
      I will be going out for the night bite on green this week. I need to find some more fish as the wife wants a fresh fish dinner.
    • Wanderer
      We found our better pike in 20 fow this weekend.  Same weekend last year they were in 7.  That might be the reason you haven’t been seeing much while spearing? Thicker ice and more snow.  And they’ve been grabbing small minnows after staring at em for a long time.  They marked a heavy line on the sonar for up to half hour before slurping in the crappie minnow. Small shiners have been getting small pike.  Large shiners haven’t been getting hit at all.
    • Spss
      I've been out there a few times. Where are the deadheads?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      Fished shields lake yesterday from 900 am to 6. 12 fow caught 25 real nice gills 10 perch ,all dinks. And 2 crappie about 9 inches. Pretty steady fishing all day. We were about 50 yds from all the sleepers. Lots of traffic. At least 2 ft of ice. Used a little ant , orange and bright green with some white dressing tied to it. Got em from Nagel's. He said they were good, and he was right. Tipped with wax worm. Crappie came in at 530 caught the biggest on a glow blue angel eye with a minnow head. Snowing really hard so we packed up. Tent is froze. But we're going back out here in a bit. Gonna try roberds lake. I'll post later on that. Good luck all!
    • Tom Sawyer
      You two are sure putting the smack down on some super sized Pike! Those walleye text you just sent were nice too. Your killing me man; I'm off todo more snowblowing. Though to take it when the wife's schoolin' ya', been there lots of times with Patty. Join my club, LOL!
    • Bigfatbert
      Slobslayer99 , Echo can be a fun lake to fish for Walleye and Crappie. As for being there on the opener , like most lakes , it's all going to come down to when the ice goes out , and the type of springtime weather that prevails up there this year as to how the opener bite might be . The lake is shallow and has quite stained water . Early ice out , and a warmer spring can have the lake good to go on the opener for you  for both species. As for where to fish , that also depends on the spring also , as the water starts to warm there , very shallow muck with deadheads around the lake , or the shallow rock pile with reeds on the far eastern  end are usually safe bets for Crappie . As for the walleye , they can be caught on the rocky shorelines throughout the lake . Early fishing there is best with minnows...  ahhh the opener , you gotta love it .
    • Slobslayer99
      Going up the echo for the first time this opener any tips or info would be appreciated
    • JBMasterAngler
      Tried South Lindstrom today. Was able to mark some fish, but they were tight to the bottom, and would not move! Got 1 tiny perch. Was only out for a little bit, then the snow really started coming down. Talked to someone else, and they had the exact same results.
    • monstermoose78
      I have two boss toms at my dads and I think a strutter might be the ticket
    • IceHawk
      I'm really leaning to buying a mojo scoot and shoot amd trying that this year talk about a adrenaline rush. 
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