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Laker bait...
« on: 05/21/22 18:44 UTC »
Here's a #8627 lipless bait offered here at Do-It done with a crinkle finished gold foil and sprayed with Do-It's Bait Blast Fire Red across the back. 2.5 size of Do-It's Attack Series eyes in Warmouth round things out then the entire bait got a double dip of regular CS Lure Coat.



Lake Trout and Coho Salmon seem to have an affinity for gold and orange baits so I had to cook these up in lieu of an up-coming trip north with Lake Superior only 10 miles away. I thinned the paint a bit to get transparency even after several coats. I did three of these, all alike. The crinkle gold foil offers a finish with a bazillion tiny facets to reflect light and I'm sure the trout will appreciate that.
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Re: Laker bait...
« Reply #1 on: 05/22/22 14:46 UTC »
Hope they help you fill the smoker!

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Re: Laker bait...
« Reply #2 on: 05/22/22 17:35 UTC »
Looks like a good flathead catfish lure also.

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Re: Laker bait...
« Reply #3 on: 05/22/22 17:49 UTC »
This foil product was very hard to work with, even on a smooth bait. It was supposed to have a "crinkle" appearance, but instead it showed every little line created by the adhesive. The new Bait Blast paint though adheres to the foil wonderfully. The gold/orange theme is a solid Lake Trout color for Lake Superior as well as a very good Salmon color. The foil is very shiny so I am certain that these baits will work on the big water. Anxious to try them.

No as for Catfish, I have little experience fishing them so I couldn't tell you what trips their trigger. I have taken Channel Catfish on jigs and plastics while fishing Crappies and Walleyes. Many years ago fishing below the Red Wing dam on the Mississippi River in March I snagged a Flathead with a jig that weighed an estimated 40 pounds. That was exciting.
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Re: Laker bait...
« Reply #4 on: 05/22/22 22:24 UTC »
Growing up in St. Joseph, MO, we fished the Missouri river daily. We used live goldfish for flatheads.
That bait resembles a goldfish really well.