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  • Favorite Lure

    What's your favorite lure? Post a pic of it if you can. Why is it your favorite? What do you catch with it? If your favorite lure is a live bait, say that too.

    Mine is this red and white daredevil spoon. I think it's my favorite because it takes me back to my childhood, and fishing for trout in Washington. I can still catch bass on it here in TN.

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    As my short name implies, Spinner Baits is my lure of choice.
    Next is a P61 Pop-R, blue gil color.
    I can catch fish on it when nothing else is biting.
    I do use the dare devil for trout though.


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    • #3
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      Most of the time I fish with lures that are pretty specific to the waters and species I am fishing.

      If I had to choose one lure for everything it would probably be a spoon (Daredevl or Krocodile). . .or a jig. . .or an inline spinner like the Mepps.
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      • #4
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        Favorite would have to be a soft jig. Over the past few years I have gotten away from the hard jigs. I like to fish for smallmouth and largemouth bass in lakes rivers and streams, mostly lakes. The soft jig will get me bit in just about any kind of water and any conditions. They are deadly on deep structure for pig smallies. This one is my favorite. It is a 4 inch "Rigged Smallie Crawlie" in roadkill camo color. Made by Winco custom baits. It has the 1/4 ounce football hook poured right into the bait, these things are sweet.

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        • #5
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          Tots & wiggle O's seem to be my bread & butter baits. I also run mepps spinners at tmes.

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          • #6
            Re: Favorite Lure

            Rooster Tail............My first choice
            Jitterbug................My Second
            Pop-R....................My Third (in both of them colors)



            I'll be fishing with a Jitterbug or other top water lure and not get a bite, then I throw a Rooster Tail on and catch one.
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            • #7
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              Senco worms rigged wacky style. I never fail to catch bass.
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              • #8
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                Rooster Tail ( Hot Pink ) I bought it for my daughter when she was 4 I put it on her pole Within 1 hour she had pulled in about 15 Largemouth the biggest was about 3# I still use it when nothing else works, I'll always get a bite. Just thinkin about that day makes me
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                • #9
                  Re: Favorite Lure

                  Mine would be a #20 caddis fly
                  Make sure the plug is in

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                  • #10
                    Re: Favorite Lure

                    I have different favorite baits for different fish.
                    large and smallmouth bass= Zoom trick worm
                    crappie= rosie red minnows
                    carp= oatmeal
                    stripers= live blueback herring
                    blue catfish= fresh cut gizzard shad
                    flathead catfish= any live gamefish
                    channel catfish= fresh threadfin shad
                    bream= crickets

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                    • #11
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                      What's your recipe on the oatmeal for carp?

                      We have a lot of carp here that I wouldn't mind fertilizing my garden with...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Favorite Lure

                        The old style Bomber Mini Whacker--Yellow or white. The type where the skirt slips on and doesn't need the rubber band. Only have a couple of them left--I'll miss them when they are gone. Have caught everything with them---Largemouth, smallmouth, walleye,bluegill,racoon perch---Man,what a lure....

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                        • #13
                          Re: Favorite Lure

                          Originally posted by SgtMaj View Post
                          What's your recipe on the oatmeal for carp?

                          We have a lot of carp here that I wouldn't mind fertilizing my garden with...
                          Best carp bait I've found is open a can of corn (Green Giant Niblets works fine but so do cheaper brands). Throw out several handfuls. Bait up each hook with about 3 to 4 grains and cast multiple poles out to the outer edge of where the corn landed.

                          If possible throw out the contents of a can of corn the day before you fish.


                          My favorite lure is also a rooster tail although I have probably caught the most fish on the old, original silver/black backed rapala.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by pman7 View Post
                            Best carp bait I've found is open a can of corn (Green Giant Niblets works fine but so do cheaper brands). Throw out several handfuls. Bait up each hook with about 3 to 4 grains and cast multiple poles out to the outer edge of where the corn landed.

                            If possible throw out the contents of a can of corn the day before you fish.
                            That's a good idea. I hadn't thought about that, but I'll be sure to pack a can of corn this year, just in case they are on the bite. They sure are fun to fight, and they make great fertilizer for the garden as long as you bury them deep enough. Plus, they are a non-native pest species, so I never feel badly about wiping out as many as I can.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Favorite Lure

                              I like a bandit footloose crankbait in baby bass for largemouth bass and shiners for bream and sac au lait (crappie).

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