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Bass Jigs / Re: Open Water Swim Jig
« Last post by WALLEYE WACKER on Today at 22:29 »
Sweet BKJ  Just got the mold and can’t wait to stick some eye’s with them.
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Fish and Wild Game Recipes / Re: the first jar....
« Last post by WALLEYE WACKER on Today at 22:26 »
Tasty there Tom
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General Discussion / Re: Differences in tubes and how they fish
« Last post by ctom on Today at 20:18 »
Lamar mentions salt and weaker plastic. When I fish walleyes with tubes in the late fall I use straight plastic, no salt, and let the jig get the tube down. For walleyes and sauger, since they're both not short on teeth, I like a tube with a heavier wall in the tube portion but I like the way the injected tails work over the hand-dipped. I made this little unit to allow me to inject substantially heavier bodies and I get a whole lot more mileage out of the tubes if the walleyes are hungry.



Seen here is the Do-It spline and the Do-It insert. At the bottom is the insert I made to get much heavier bodies on the tubes. I made a boring jig from some 1/8" strap steel, drilled and tapped to accept a 1/4" coarse thread bolt, threaded end up. After centering the 1/4" tapped bolt hole in the drill press, I drilled and tapped for a 10-32 screw. After tapping for the screw the 1/4" bolt was cut to length to screw into the spline and the 10-32 screw was cut to the same length as the Do-It insert. Just screw this in when a heavier, more tear resistant body is desired. I use a small drop of scent oil to lube a 1/4 ounce ball head cast on a light wire wide gap hook, usually in the 4/0 to 5/0 range and have at it. The head slips right up in the pocket and the eye of the hook gets pushed thru the nose end of the bait. This is one of the best walleye baits a guy can dunk when the water temps are dropping like a rock as it can be fished fast or slow or anywhere in between. I make all my tubes with Essential plastic and zero salt. Between the plastic and the thicker walls these tubes take a beating and it takes a lot to tear one.
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Fish and Wild Game Recipes / the first jar....
« Last post by ctom on Today at 19:51 »
.... of spaghetti sauce is capped and sealed with a big ole bowl full in the fridge for Friday's pasta dinner.



The tomatoes are going to come all at one time this year. The beans are nuts right now. I froze 3 quarts this morning and set aside two more quarts for Carole and I to split with a daughter. The cukes are beginning to show up too as are the green peppers and jalapeno peppers. The Salsarific and Thai Dragon peppers are heavy on the bushes and just now starting to turn red on a few. My squash are all over the place and I can't even start to count the set fruits....and I probably don't want to know how many.

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Bass Jigs / Open Water Swim Jig
« Last post by BareKnuckleJigs on Today at 16:54 »
BKJ's MAGA Jig

Do-it Shad Head Jig
Boss Flair Band
Skirt



https://youtu.be/FOWf8uqGf8A
Keep Your Eye On The Ball.
Check Out Power Trip's "Hornet's Nest" as well.
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General Discussion / Re: Differences in tubes and how they fish
« Last post by Lamar on Today at 16:45 »
To be honest I never really paid attention to the fall rate as I did the action on the fall, my tubes are dipped on 3/16" and 1/4" rods depending on profile I want but I use jig head weight to dictate the fall speed.

  I just read this and I disagree. Respectfully. It's why I fish a 5/8 oz jig instead of a 1/4 oz one. It doesn't fall any faster. Gravity pulls at the same speed no matter the weight. The bigger tube will displace more water and slow it down some but same size tube different weight will all fall the same speed. Why I fish the 5/8 oz is because it's heavier and easier to control in the wind. Fall rate to the bottom is the same if I make it the same profile.
  Oh and I don't use salt in my tubes either. If I'm using a weight then what is the salt going to help me with ? It only weakens the plastic.
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Photo Gallery / Re: tried to do moon juice
« Last post by DobynsTriton on Today at 15:15 »
I've got a Zcraw mold from them and it injects great.  Looking to have them make a horny toad mold for me here soon.  Who makes "moon juice"?  I've never seen that color name before but your version looks great!  Should do very well anywhere there are bluegill.thanks! its made by sk,one of their new colors at icast
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Photo Gallery / Re: tried to do moon juice
« Last post by bassinfool on Today at 14:28 »
I've got a Zcraw mold from them and it injects great.  Looking to have them make a horny toad mold for me here soon.  Who makes "moon juice"?  I've never seen that color name before but your version looks great!  Should do very well anywhere there are bluegill.
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General Discussion / Re: The other Boys of Summer
« Last post by ctom on Today at 14:24 »
Here's another one....http://bit.ly/MississippiRiverQuestionnaire   This one is a MN DNR questionnaire. Essentially the same body of water in both.
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General Discussion / Re: The other Boys of Summer
« Last post by efishnc on Today at 14:09 »
For those of us that fish the Upper Miss pools #3 through #8 and would like to see more logical regulations, here's a chance to help make it a reality: https://dnr.wi.gov/news/weekly/article/?id=4248
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