Archive for the ‘Lures’ Category
Another bait that Jacob Wheeler used to win the Forest Wood Cup was Trigger X Flippin Tube. This bait is used for catching bass in heavy cover. It can be purchased in a variety of colors and is made of a phthalate free soft plastic composition. This bait is salt infused which gives it the benefit of having better taste, scent and weight. As the angler retrieves this bait, this bait releases pheromones that attract the bass. Retrieving bass on a Pflueger President Casting reel and rod with this bait is sure to make any angler happy with his catch.
Chatterbait has been around for a long time but was not considered a favorite bait of the angler because it broke so easily. With recent improvements, this bait has become a favorite with many bass anglers. Just recently, Jacob Wheeler won the Forest Wood Cup using Chatterbait. Chatterbait comes in a variety of colors and sizes. This bait has the action of three baits in one. Think of it as a crankbait, jig, and spinner bait all in one. It swims like wounded prey and can be used in deep or shallow water to catch bass. The metal blade on this bait creates a flash and a vibrating noise as it is retrieved. Try using this bait on a Pflueger Patriarch rod and reel combo set.
Be sure to use this bait with medium action rod such as a pflueger president spinning reel and with a monofilament line. This bait can be used around grass lines and shallow cover. It spits and gurgles with any movement and is a great bait to use during spawn season. This prop bait also has counter-rotating blades that spin in opposite directions and flash feather teaser tail which should attract any bass with an appetite.
The Daiwa Saltiga SA-Z is another great product, and it has many of the features that consumers love. This reel was designed to be one of the strongest on the market. The case has been thoroughly engineered, and it prevents contaminants from entering the housing. This is a major cause of damage to the reels. This reel features a sleek, elegant and clean design, and it works great on the water.
The Daiwa Certate spinning reel is known for the four core concepts that define its engineering. It is modeled around a real engine that features endurance, control and customization. They introduced this reel to reduce friction. It functions smoothly, and this reel is known to bring in the line. This product can hold 110 yards of line, and it has an extremely light weight. This product was first introduced in Japan, but it is now available throughout the United States. It has an excellent, low gear ratio, and this allows the model to feature one of the best retrieves on the market.
Shimano’s Sustain is a premium reel ranked between the Stella and the Stradic that has a more affordable price with the same advanced technology of their higher models making them so popular. The Sustain FE features the new Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement, Propulsion Line Management System, and Aero Wrap II Oscillation as well as the fact it is improved with a titanium coated spool lip for excellent castability. It features A-RB non-corrosive ball bearings, a Super Stopper II roller bearing, and an unhurried oscillation for better line lay.
Shimano Stradic FI Spinning Reel won the Best in Category Freshwater Reels in 2007 with a combination of new technologies with their proven components increasing the durability. Featuring a Waterproof Drag System, Shielded A-RB Bearings, and a size up to 8000, the Stradic FI is equipped to catch any fish. Seven models of the Stradic include the Stopperless design in two models lowering the back play. Gear ratios vary on each model and the ball bearings on all of the models are 5s with varying weights, all with a reliable performance in any casting tests. With a repairable drag clicker and maintenance port that goes with it, the Stradic FI will allow you to get your money’s worth by lasting longer.
Shimano’s Stella SW spinning reel is the equivalent luxury reel for saltwater fishing. Six models of this reel vary in line capacity, the weight, gear ration, drag, and ball bearings used. This Stella SW will allow you to cast the farthest up to 500 yards and catch the largest fish. This reel includes the Propulsion, Paladin, and Aero Wrap features that Shimano is known for.
Let’s talk about the Okuma SR-200W Serrano baitcasting reel. With this reel you’ll get a Micro-Click Drag Star that will help you keep a very accurate drag with different settings. On top of that with this particular reel it also comes with a right plate made out of aluminum that will keep your gears in perfect alignment so that way they won’t move around making catching that big fish easier than ever to catch. many fishermen don’t like having to deal with a big lunky and heavy spool, so with the SR-200W Serrano you’re in luck! This spool is a magnum light spool which means not only will it be very reliable but very light and easy to maneuver in those fights with big fish.
Looking here we see the crappie is good late in the evening and at night. Several fishing places are biting just a different at each place. Be sure to bring your baitcasting reel and go fishing.
Arcadia: August 14. Elevation below normal. Channel catfish fair to good on slip corks with minnows and punchbait at 5-8 ft. and on stinkbait and punchbait in deeper channel water at night. Crappie good at night off docks and fair on minnows in the evenings. Report submitted by Chance Whiteley, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Hefner: August 15.. Elevation below normal, water 85-93 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on crankbaits and jigs at 6-20 ft. along deep structure and rocky banks. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on shad colored crankbaits, grubs and sassy shad at 2-10 ft. all around the lake when chasing shad. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and prepared bait at 6-15 ft. along rocky shorelines and the dam. Flathead catfish slow on live bait at 15-30 ft. around the dam.. Crappie slow on minnows and jigs at 15-30 ft. around the dam. Walleye fair on crankbaits and grubs at 14-20 ft. around east points and the dam early. Sunfish and bluegill good on worms and small jigs along rocky banks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: August 14. Elevation 9 ft. below normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair to good on cut shad, chicken liver, shrimp and hotdogs early and late and fair to good at gar hole. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Wes Watkins: August 15. Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 88 and clear. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits at 12-15 ft. in late evening. White bass fair to good trolling the main lake. Crappie fair on minnows around deep structure early morning. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.