Steve McBasser Posted March 21 Share Posted March 21 January 6th this year is the first time I ever caught a bass on a blade bait. I had thrown one a few times but had never caught a fish on it. I must say, so far it has been a ball trying to learn to use them. If anybody who is proficient with them or even if you are just experimenting with these baits as I am, has any pointers for me, I would very much appreciate it. Rather than buying the name brands, (I fish for Team Tightwad) I have been buying mine from lure parts online and letting my buddy Andy paint them for me. Then I put the split rings, hooks, and eyes on them. For me this adds to the fun when catching fish on them and I wind up only having a couple bucks in each one. Anyway, after the warm rains a couple weeks ago muddied the waters and brought the lakes up so fast we enjoyed a spring like crank bait bite that lasted for several trips. Now that we have experienced a serious cool down and the waters have cleared up and surface temp has dropped 5*, that bite has gone away. Now, instead of catching them in 3-10 feet of water, we were forced to follow the fish back out to 15-20 foot zone. I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to start throwing the blade bait again. And boy was I right. After giving up on the shallow bite I picked up my blade bait pole and caught one on my 3rd or 4th cast. Then just a few casts later I hooked another but she pulled off about halfway to the boat. Then in short order I had another one on and got her in. Then just a couple casts later had another one on that pulled off and I was getting so excited I was hyperventilating. Then........ the trolling motor died. NOOOOOO.......We made every effort to get it up and running but no go. So after finally figuring them out and starting to catch some quality fish, we had to quit. So much for MacGyver. Anyway, here is the two I managed to get in the boat before the troll motor crapped out on us. nomolites, Carl W, Dock-in-it and 5 others 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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