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What's your poison?

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1 What's your poison? on Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:36 pm

Thai Mai Shu

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Hey guys, long time since I've posted anything. Anyway I'm curious as to what everyone's favorite brand of lures is? Mine is RAPALA. I love those lures so much and have so much confidence in themy that I should be sponsored by them! I fish other luses of course but Rapalas are usually my go to lures because they work so good. My second choice would be Jackall lures cuz u just can't go wrong with those 2. So what is your poison and why? The one downfall with my favorite lures is that they're made of balsa wood therefore hard to fish on a windy day. I'm just being nosey lol and maybe someone can bring up a brand I'm unaware of. Thanks for replies in advance!

2 Re: What's your poison? on Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:52 pm

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Big Hammer swimbaits all the way. Maybe I am old fashioned but the big hammer was the first saltwater lure I throw from my tube, with consistent catching. There are a lot of great swimbaits out there but I always have a descent selection on hand and when things get tough I go to the Big Hammer.

Great Topic what does everyone else think? study


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3 Re: What's your poison? on Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:32 am

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While im more partial to fishing trout, I do fish bass also.
For trout my go-to lure has always been FLATFISH by Worden.
Now if im not hitting consistently with my Mepps, or Thomas Cyclones or Rapala.
I bust out the Flatfish. It swims similar to a Kastmaster but a lil faster.
This fast side to side motion, combined with almost any color scheme/ pattern you can think of
triggers very AGGRESSIVE strikes. I go from getting followers on other lures, To downright disrespectful snatch and grab Whenever i use the Flatfish.
Kwikfish makes some decent colors but the point of tie is not nearly as good as Wordens.
The Kwikfish model ties off on a lil almost plastic one piece rod and if you dont tie properly it will slip out.
Go with Wordens.

Now Bass ive always used spinnerbaits. Whether im fishing a lake in Austin, Tx at my Uncles house or Bonneli park in Cali. My go to has always been Strike King Spinners. They have those shiny attractive spoons and thos tantalizing skirts those hogs cant resist lol (in my opinion) and they got beautiful color schemes.
That shiny spoon seems to catch their attention from the depths. Once that spoon catches their fancy that swaying kil skirt is just too much to resist. Given the right presentation, no bass can resist those spinners.
For me a lot of stikes happen on the pause. I reel steady and a medium speed. 5 cranks.
then I pause for about 3 Mississippi's then reel again and BAM.
I throw plastics. And usually texas rig. I throw Rapalas and Rattle traps. But I love the strike kings.
those are just my preference.

4 Re: What's your poison? on Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:05 am

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I too favor the Rapala!
I use a Rapala CD instead of a crankbait quite often around points and dams because I can work from 18 inches deep to 15 feet without changing lures. I have caught Bass, trout, and Bluegill with the Rapala CD.
That being said I keep a lot of other stuff in the tackle box.


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5 Re: What's your poison? on Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:08 pm

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My go to lure for trout in the Sierras r spoons. From 1/8 to 3/16 ounce. My best spoon is a Kamloops, by Acne. I have to order them because I have not found them anywhere in Cali. They r made of nickle, cast a mile and sink fast. Next is Thomas Boyant, which r spoon like. If they don't bite then it's Potski red label salmon eggs.

Bass fishing is all about noise first then attraction. Bass have I believe 5 area's  of sensors, they feel the prey before they see it. So lures that make noise, vibrations, rattle traps, bladed baits, surface lures, poppers. In the weeds, site plays in. U r on top of the fish, shallow water, so presentation and colors come into play, worms, grubs, curly tails.......that's  my 2 cents..GT

6 Re: What's your poison? on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:13 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:My go to lure for trout in the Sierras r spoons. From 1/8 to 3/16 ounce. My best spoon is a Kamloops, by Acne. I have to order them because I have not found them anywhere in Cali. They r made of nickle, cast a mile and sink fast. Next is Thomas Boyant, which r spoon like. If they don't bite then it's Potski red label salmon eggs.

Bass fishing is all about noise first then attraction. Bass have I believe 5 area's  of sensors, they feel the prey before they see it. So lures that make noise, vibrations, rattle traps, bladed baits, surface lures, poppers. In the weeds, site plays in. U r on top of the fish, shallow water, so presentation and colors come into play, worms, grubs, curly tails.......that's  my 2 cents..GT

Spoons are killer in the Sierras.
I love tossing the Thomas Cyclones. Red/Gold works wonders. But a man I met last yr was tossing Blue/Silver and was SLAYING.

7 Re: What's your poison? on Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:24 pm

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I believe that as long as whatever you use inspires confidence within it helps you become a better fisherman.  I have lures in my tackle box that have never caught jack! Some lures are designed by nature to catch the fisherman and not the fish lol. But whenever i tie in a Rapala I get excited knowing of the great possibilities of that next trophy.  However if I tie on that failed  lure I don't exert myself as much because my last experience with it lowers my self confidence setting me up for doom and failure.  Fishing is sometimes magical in that sense lol.  I like to experiment with new things most the time and take the leap.  Never know I might find a new favorite and inspired confidence! I do hear from friends a lot that Rapalas are no walk in the park to use but after I tie on a new one I throw it in the water just a couple feet before me to see how it swims, then I adjust and tinkle with it to try and make it imitate bait fish that i have observed in the past. Once I find a method that makes it look the most lively just take note and fish it that way and boom!  4-5 pounders are a regular at lank perris for me! I love Rapala versatility and the many many ways u can fish just one type of bait. Like I said I should really be sponsored by those guys lol. BTW I know Gary Yamamoto is a great soft bait company but anyone have experience with their hard baits? I just won 4 of then on ebay for $20 bucks and can't wait to try them. I never get them cuz they're a little pricey sometimes and I never hear anything about the hard baits lol.

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