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Lex LeQuia
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:08 AM 07/24/09 (CST)
Each year I try a bunch of new lures and try to figure whats a hit or a miss. So, while theres still time to benefit from each others trials and errors lets compare some notes... I'll start.
Berkley Gulp alive 5" jerk baits are a major bass bait.Rig it weedless { like a texas rig } and hang on.
Rage shad has been a major disappointment.
hard swimbaits work great but chip easily. my plastic swimbaits have met with limited success. { true test will be fall }.
Rapala shallow jerk bait has been hot and cold. When its hot, they don't leave it alone.
Rapala big profile shallow crankbaits look great but have not been producing for me.
You can't find a better universal, high production bait than a chart. spinner with a colorado blade. Don't forget the stinger hook!
Looking forward to hearing from my fishing family for more info.
Good fishing,
Lex
MrTwisted
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:15 AM 07/24/09 (CST)
I had great luck with the Gulp 5" shad in early May by Grand Marias. Worked well for Northerns and walleyes. Used it on Fish lake by Duluth middle of July, and it didn't work all that well.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:32 AM 07/24/09 (CST)
Not so much a New lure but some of us have been experimenting with these Mr. Crappie® Rattlin bobbers while Cat fishing for Flatheads with live bait. We attach this rattling bobber about 6 inches above our Bullhead, Sucker, Chub and the results have been very good. In the limited time we have been doing this the results have been fantastic compared to the baits without the rattling bobber. We're fishing the darker, murkier waters of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers so any noise or movement is beneficial to getting a Fish to come and take a look see!

Sometimes you have to think out side the box.

Credit goes to DTRO and Steve D for this idea!

Here's the tiny rattling Bobber which were not using as a float of course do to it's size. It just sits on the bottom with our live bait and the movement of live bait of course makes the Ralin bobber shake and make noise!

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Logan
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:20 AM 07/27/09 (CST)
that's a cool idea pier.

Gotta give credit to your friends for thinking outside the box with that one!!



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mdtolic
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 08:44 AM 07/27/09 (CST)
Wow, I thought I was the only person who hadn't fallen in love with the Rage Tails!

I was on a trip this weekend and, I have to say, the Spro Bronzeye Popper was getting hit a lot. I'm not a fan of the original Bronzeye, but the popper has a different feel and, of course, such a different action. However, the first big bass that hit it, and I'm thinking it was at least 4 lbs, tore it up! I'm guessing it got wrapped in my braid, but the entire face was slashed up. Worst part is that I lost the bass just feet from the boat. That was the "Natural Red" color. "Natural Green only produced short strikes for the rest of the time. Overall, I give the new Spro Popper two thumbs up.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:00 AM 07/28/09 (CST)
I had real good luck with the Gulp Alive 4" Shads. First time out with them 5 eyes between 15-19".
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:30 AM 07/28/09 (CST)
Its not a new product by any means but I've had some good luck this year while trolling Beetle Spins. The bite has been tough on my normal lake and while everyone else seems to be sticking with the normal crawler or leech I thought I would do something different since live bait didn't seem to be working.

Out came the beetle spin and in came the fish. In an 8 hour day the beetle spin out fished live bait 5 to 1 and the only fish that came on live bait were 3-4 inch perch. While the beetle spin produced walleye, pike and large perch.

I think sometimes fisherman get stuck in a rut and tend to use the same bait over and over especially when the bite is tough. Trying to give the fish something they don't see very often is sometimes the key to catching fish.


Lex LeQuia
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 12:56 AM 07/31/09 (CST)
Love the beetle spin! I like the original bronzeye better too. Got much less attention with the popper version.
I've had no good response to my pre-rigged plastic swimbaits. The Wildeye series and Spro designs have not worked out. I did get some good action from the Yum money minnow early in the season.
Gonna try some Suicks this weekend...we shall see...
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