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I'm dreaming of a chartreuse Christmas...

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21 hours ago, Quillback said:

Merry Christmas everybody!

Some great colors in the sky this morning at the launch.

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So why chartreuse?  

I have noticed that when I fish small swimbaits like a Keitech that it seems I'll catch more smallies and wallies if I use a chartreuse jig head.  Lately when fishing my Ned rigs I have been doing ok on the spots, but can't catch a decent smallmouth.

I have some Nutech chartreuse crappie heads in my tackle stash and decided I would give them a shot.  Glued on some Dirt colored half Zinkers on a couple of them and took them with me today.  Caught 2 nice keeper smallmouth and a couple of walleye.  Maybe a coincidence, but I haven't caught a keeper sized smallmouth in a while.  Chartreuse seemed to make a difference, but more 'research' is required.

Caught some spots too.  17 bass total, 4 keepers.  One of the smallmouth really pulled, thought for sure it was either a big walleye or big largemouth - but it wasn't.

Still fishing steep banks, rocky points and timber.

Who knows where this bank is?

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Couple of smallmouth:

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Sir Spot:

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And a wallie:

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guess where they were hooked.

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Do the screw lock types work with a Ned.  I bought some for crappie fishing and they will keep a bait useable longer.  Suck to lose one though.  They are available in about any color, I bought orange and purple ones.  The purple to fish with craw type jigs.

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20 minutes ago, MOPanfisher said:

Do the screw lock types work with a Ned.  I bought some for crappie fishing and they will keep a bait useable longer.  Suck to lose one though.  They are available in about any color, I bought orange and purple ones.  The purple to fish with craw type jigs.

They don’t work with Elactech baits unless you put a hole in them first.  I carry a small drill bit and a lighter so I can melt a hole in them when I want to use a screw lock.

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23 hours ago, Champ188 said:

Nice going Jeff and thanks for the report. Donna and I are going tomorrow on our annual Christmas Day trip. Looking forward to it. 

Slow catching day, but had a few keepers looking down.  Got to show one to the camera with my Snoopy Santa hat on.

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