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steeplechaser2    1
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Borsch,

I'm looking to buy some of the 2" Power Minnows in town...any ideas....I could also get a few more rods for hardwater....any big sales happening? Is Sportsman's closed?

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Borsch,

I'm looking to buy some of the 2" Power Minnows in town


Fleet Farm has them. wink.gif

They also have Berkley Lightning Rods for $14.99.

Sale ends today, tho. blush.gif

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I left a response for you in the URL forum. But like Skeets said Fleet has the 10 pack plus 2 jigheads. Sportsmans Warehouse and Scheels have the 12 packs of bodies. Gander have a few too last time I was in but have very limited color selection.

I was fishing them on a Thorne Bros Perch rod but any med action rod with a fairly light tip will due. I've also been fishing with 6lb mono or Fireline Crystal ice.

Good Luck in your search. I was hoping to makle a day trip today but couldn't find someone to go with last minute. Maybe I'll make it up for a day or fishing next Saturday. So today I'm cleaning house and working on making a few turkey slate calls. laugh.gif

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Go down to the Berkley store in Iowa. Was down there a couple of weeks ago and bought several packs of power minnows for $1.93 per pack of 10! What a store. I bought over $400 worth of tackle and paid $117 for it. Well worth the drive.

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Thanks for the post, Borsch....we hooked up with several packs at Sportsmans...along with some very reasonable rods....we've managed some comical breaking incidents this year...tooo few on fisH! A few of us are hoping to tempt the crappies on URL over our spring break....hoping for a real cold snap.... grin.gifgrin.gif

Have you had much luck with the power minnows open water walleye fishing? I've always used live rigs or stick baits....thanks for the speedy posts!

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I've not targeted eyes with them open water. Although given the success I've had on eyes with other plastics both open and hard water I'll be giving them a try this year.

Good Luck when you make it up. I'm hoping that I can still make one more trip up there this comming weekend if I get enough of my "Honey Do" items completed at home. Although, since my honey would likely be coming up with me I'll stand a little better chance of making it up. wink.gif

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borch, i have a couple thorne bros. sunfish rods with there spring bobbers, they sure are some mighty fine rods arent they.

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Yes they are great rods. Although no spring bobber needed for those URL slabs. I even had one rise 4 ft to hit my bait so fast that he pushed it an additional three feet up. I had the rod held high over my head and was standing on my tippy toes trying to reel and keep tension on it. When I landed it the slab had that 2" power minnow so far down it's throat I had to get the forseps out to remove it.

My wife gave my new Scotty's Custom Rods deadstick a workout that weekend. It also sports a Thorne Bros deadstick blank. Very nice.

Good Times. smirk.gif

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ya need that spring bobber for those really finnicky sunfish in the dead of winter. even needed them this past weekend up by deer river.

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ya need that spring bobber for those really finnicky sunfish in the dead of winter. even needed them this past weekend up by deer river.


Yah I know. I had one on my Sweet Thing Thorne Bros rod most of the winter. They are essential when the bite is light.

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