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Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:22:29 PM »

One of my kids picked up a 4.5" sunfish swimbait awhile back and I threw it a couple weeks ago, right it was pretty neat and picked up a 4.5". Bluegill for myself

Threw it for the first time today, on my 4th or 5th cast I decided to fish it like a jerkbait and BAM!

Unfortunately the Damn fish RAN. pulled my drag about 60-70 yards FAST (just about the length of this tiny pond). All the while I was cranking down my drag and reeling like a machine. By the time the fish got to the end of the pond it spit the damn lure.
There's a 31lb catfish in there, I can only assume that was what it was.


Anyhow, stopped by Academy and picked up a replacement (lost it on my next cast, hung up on a fountain), one kid got 3.5" crappie and the other got a nice jerkbait, he's also got a topwater bluegill.

Anyone else have experience with this company? I find their logo to be piss poor, but ths products themselves appear to look top notch. Kind of hard to look past the generic looking packaging.

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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 08:25:46 PM »

oh and a bit off topic, but how the hell do you catch a fish that pulls the drag out?
Abu Garcia Revo SX, 80lb test braid. Maxed out my drag and was afraid it'd pull my spool down to my 20lb test backing.

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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 08:44:54 PM »

H2O lures are good not great baits. They work fine for me, I have had no issues what so ever with any style of theirs. I have a frog, some suspending jerk baits, some lipless, some squarebills, jointed and nonjointed, rattles and no rattles, along with several of their small swimbaits. I probably have more but for the $ they are a solid choice for me.
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »

I've fished several crankbaits and jerkbaits that I ordered from Academy, and like them very much. Also have some of their worm binders, which have been as good as any I've tried including some Shimano brand. I could care less about packaging or logos, they make no difference about how any product actually performs.  ~shade

A bunch of years ago I bought some Renegade lures at a Walmart. Only paid about $1 each for them. I was taking my youngest two sons on a fishing trip to PA to fish the Susquehanna River, and knew we would lose some lures. I didn't want my "good", higher priced, name brand lures lost, so went with the Renegade lures. Turned out to be some pretty darn good, fish catching lures. We caught a bunch of Smallmouth bass on them, and I still have some Renegade saltwater lures I bought after that and have caught plenty of fish on them too.

Just because a lure doesn't have a higher price tag, or a big name brand label on it, that means it won't be a fish catching lure. I've proven that to myself many times with " cheap" lures that I've bought.

Academy sells some very good lures, and other fishing products, so let the label or price sway you away from them.  ;)
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 09:31:06 PM »

My grandfather uses them. I change out his trebles and he does fine with them.


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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 12:58:24 AM »

oh and a bit off topic, but how the hell do you catch a fish that pulls the drag out?
Abu Garcia Revo SX, 80lb test braid. Maxed out my drag and was afraid it'd pull my spool down to my 20lb test backing.

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Did you use your thumb? I know with the low profile reels sometimes its harder to get in there and get good pressure, but once he slows down a bit, you can use that thumb of yours to add an extra pound or so of drag.
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 07:48:11 AM »

oh and a bit off topic, but how the hell do you catch a fish that pulls the drag out?
Abu Garcia Revo SX, 80lb test braid. Maxed out my drag and was afraid it'd pull my spool down to my 20lb test backing.

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From what you describe doesn't sound like it was a bass on the other end of your line.  :'( Sounds like you may have caught a big catfish or grass carp if you have those in your area. As far as controlling a fish that's pulling drag like that, my suggestion would be to chase the fish down by foot to recoup line.  Assuming you were bank fishing. At some point the fish would have to let it up just enough for you to start gaining the advantage. If that big fish manages to lodge itself into thick vegetation, it could be game over.
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 01:07:16 PM »



Did you use your thumb? I know with the low profile reels sometimes its harder to get in there and get good pressure, but once he slows down a bit, you can use that thumb of yours to add an extra pound or so of drag.

problem is he never slowed down. if anything he got faster lol. I would have burned my thumb off!

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 01:10:23 PM »

From what you describe doesn't sound like it was a bass on the other end of your line.  :'( Sounds like you may have caught a big catfish or grass carp if you have those in your area. As far as controlling a fish that's pulling drag like that, my suggestion would be to chase the fish down by foot to recoup line.  Assuming you were bank fishing. At some point the fish would have to let it up just enough for you to start gaining the advantage. If that big fish manages to lodge itself into thick vegetation, it could be game over.
it had to have been that huge 31lb catfish. a kid caught in march. not sure how he landed it but I've seen pictures of it.

Another guy I talked to said he caught a huge 40ish catfish there 2-3 years back. Amazing how big some of the fish are in this pond, probably the size of a football field, smaller actually. I pulled a 7lb LMB out of there 2 weeks ago, another lady claims she got one 8lbs (saw pics).

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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 03:29:46 PM »

One of my kids picked up a 4.5" sunfish swimbait awhile back and I threw it a couple weeks ago, right it was pretty neat and picked up a 4.5". Bluegill for myself

Threw it for the first time today, on my 4th or 5th cast I decided to fish it like a jerkbait and BAM!

Unfortunately the Damn fish RAN. pulled my drag about 60-70 yards FAST (just about the length of this tiny pond). All the while I was cranking down my drag and reeling like a machine. By the time the fish got to the end of the pond it spit the damn lure.
There's a 31lb catfish in there, I can only assume that was what it was.


Anyhow, stopped by Academy and picked up a replacement (lost it on my next cast, hung up on a fountain), one kid got 3.5" crappie and the other got a nice jerkbait, he's also got a topwater bluegill.

Anyone else have experience with this company? I find their logo to be piss poor, but ths products themselves appear to look top notch. Kind of hard to look past the generic looking packaging.

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After using several of their crank baits, they have become my go to for these lures. At 2-3 dollars a crank you can't ask for a better painted lure, with good sticky hooks, and they run true out of the box.
H20 Xpress lures are fantastic.
The logo looks crappy, but who cares about the logo? Once I take it out the box, the logo means nothing.
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 06:03:16 PM »

A lot of guys swear by them for the price.
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 06:06:27 PM »

I use a lot of their crankbaits and hooks.  For the price you really can't beat them. 
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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 05:49:52 AM »

Unfortunately the Damn fish RAN. pulled my drag about 60-70 yards FAST (just about the length of this tiny pond). All the while I was cranking down my drag and reeling like a machine. By the time the fish got to the end of the pond it spit the damn lure.
There's a 31lb catfish in there, I can only assume that was what it was.

You might have snagged a catfish or a carp, but if it pulled steadily away from you, I'd guess that it was a carp; those fish pull like tractors. Earlier this year, I snagged a 30+ pound carp just in front of its dorsal fin. I was fishing 10 pound test fluoro from a kayak, so it dragged me around and went wherever it wanted for more than 35 minutes. When you snag a carp toward the center of its body, you can't slow it down and you can't turn it. After I finally got it off the bottom, I considered landing it in the shallows, but decided to try and hold it at the surface and either lip or gill it. Before I could grab it, my line finally snapped; holding a 30+ pound fish on the surface with 10 pound test line was a mistake.

I fish with spinning reels and you have to be really careful to NOT reel while a fish is pulling drag. It'll twist up your line like crazy. However, sometimes you really have no choice. I ended up having to re-spool after losing the carp; it twisted my line into rope:

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Re: Anyone use H2O Xpress?
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 01:24:26 PM »

You might have snagged a catfish or a carp, but if it pulled steadily away from you, I'd guess that it was a carp; those fish pull like tractors. Earlier this year, I snagged a 30+ pound carp just in front of its dorsal fin. I was fishing 10 pound test fluoro from a kayak, so it dragged me around and went wherever it wanted for more than 35 minutes. When you snag a carp toward the center of its body, you can't slow it down and you can't turn it. After I finally got it off the bottom, I considered landing it in the shallows, but decided to try and hold it at the surface and either lip or gill it. Before I could grab it, my line finally snapped; holding a 30+ pound fish on the surface with 10 pound test line was a mistake.

I fish with spinning reels and you have to be really careful to NOT reel while a fish is pulling drag. It'll twist up your line like crazy. However, sometimes you really have no choice. I ended up having to re-spool after losing the carp; it twisted my line into rope:


i have never heard of a carp in that pond. Not to say it doesn't exist.... I fish for bass in our tiny neighborhood pond almost every day... good never think there was bass in there either, except one of my boys pulled up a 3" LMB 2 weeks ago

Whatever it was, yes it was steady, and yes I'm going to find it eventually. Bought the same swim bait and will continue to toss it in and jerk fish it...



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