Just dropping a quick report so that I can head back up after work today. We had some close friends of ours up over the fourth and they wanted me to get them some fish for eating at home. I knew the traffic on Big Sandy was going to be at its finest so I opted for some smaller lakes in the McGregor area and the rewards were plenty! I have really started to hit the plastics hard trolling them anywhere between 1.2 and 1.6 MPH and the payoff has been spectacular! On one lake we caught 6 species of fish in 3 ½ hours! The people I was entertaining really didnt care if it was walleyes or pike but there reward was some very nice walleye mixed in with some fantastic Largemouth. Enjoy the pics.
Here is a sample of some discontinued plastics I have been using. I am in the works with a member here that has a chance at getting these produced again! As of right now it will be a qty thing. I am sure he will pipe in when there available.
Those are some good looking grubs. I especially like the bloodline look through the center of a couple of them..stellar!
Those look like a plastic I fished a lot back 20 plus years ago called a "ringworm". It came in a worm shaped variety in 4 and 6 inch lengths as I recall. They also produced a curly tail grub very much like the ones you have in the pictures.
The theory at the time was that air bubbles got trapped in the spaces between the "rings" on the grub or worm. The air bubbles were then shaken loose as the jig head or hook/sinker bumped its way along the bottom. This gave the impression that the lure was exhaling air and often triggered strikes from more wary fish. At least that was the theory back in the day... but it all sounds pretty reaonable.
That also reminds me that guys used to, and perhaps some still do, open a small pocket in a soft plastic bait and place a small piece of Alka Seltzer in it. This of course allowed for a "plop-plop-fizz-fizz" all the way back on a retrieve. Some guys swore by it. However, it seemed like you would need to float a loan to fish all day with it!
Anywayzzzz......thanks for sharing the pics. Those look like some nice quality grubs you are using. Obviously they are successful fish catchers. A soft plastic that puts lots of fish of multiple species in the boat is a good friend to have!
By the way Sand Burr...were you finding all your multiple species in the same type areas like a point or weed edges?
Did you find the grubs to be effective in multiple type areas like the weed edges or a rocky points, etc that are more open type water?
Fisher, Yes, Weed edges and if I'm lucky I will find one that will traverse out into a gravel ridge. The weed edges are what I like to use when I have people in the boat that might get board because it will put more pike and bass and panfish on the line.
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947