Always good to check the success rate of tried and true lures

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  1. spoonminnow

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    I fished a lake I grew up picnicking with my parents decades ago but never fished not knowing anything about fishing. The place is completely overgrown and unrecognizable but has its moments when it comes to decent size fish. So, last Sat. I decided to make sure to cast lure designs I've done will with on other waters - most of which I've posted sdfish.com.

    I was fortunate to find a large concentration of fish in the north end after seeing small bait fish near the surface. Depth fished was 7', anchoring the boat for 1 hour and fishing in all directions at 4 pm. The water was glassy calm, water temp around 72 degrees:
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    Got this +12" hog on a Beetle Spin:
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    ...and then went back to using my more conventional lure designs after catching 5 more fish on it:
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    Even got a few trolling a Risto Rap and a sunfish on a crankbait in 13':
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    Some things to take note of:
    1. the clear plastic hand poured curl tail grub with a bit of glitter glued to the tail used on the Beetle Spin
    2. The grub body fused with a candle rig both regular and wacky using a 1/24 jig
    3. 4" Kut Tail worm that caught small and decent size fish rigged on a light jig
    4. Crankbait trolled caught fish but only one fish when cast and retrieved
     
    #1 spoonminnow, Sep 23, 2019
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