Testing lures in a swimming pool

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  1. Vito1023

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    Well I haven’t been able to fish lately for a variety of reasons, bad back, torn miniscucs and the nasty cold that a lot of people have been getting but I saw a small opening of sun and I decided to go down to the pool and test some lures, I do this once and awhile as I like to see what they look like on retrieval or how they fall or what action I get on different retrievals.
    One of the lures I played around with was the top water frog, I experimented with different ones that I had small to large, Paddle tail, and the skirt legs I tested some that I cut one side having shorter leg then the other, and one of the frogs kept filling up with water, I noticed the slow fall as it slowly sank and thought maybe I might like it that it had a very slow fall and you could fish it at different depths, I wondered if anyone has ever caught a bass or other fish on a slow sinking frog?
     
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    I do it all the time to check action of lures and jigs.
     
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    Wish I had a swimming pool to test my lures and jigs....:emoji_confused: Got a bucket full that I'm not sure about that I don't want to risk taking when I pay to go fishing (I already take what I consider to be too much gear as it is). Oh well. First world problems....
     
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    Yeah, I’m lucky I have a pool to pre-test. And access to a boat to test “at speed.”

    Good luck
     
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    Yup, I test baits in my pool as well. Quick and easy to make adjustments then being out on the water doing it.
     
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    Used to do it all the time when i worked at one of the city pools, learned pretty much everything i needed to know about jigs and crankbaits haha
     
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    It’s interesting how different colors change at different depths, at least to our eyes. At six feet chartreuse almost disappears. Red appears black.

    Ok, so you people have used your pool to test lures but have you taken the extra step and stocked it with critters that swim?
     
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    That’s a hard flex right there
     
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    I use my pool all the time. My wife always just looks and shakes her head.
     
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    Yup!
    As a kid, thats how I learned to work a texas rigged worm....
     
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    Well during the winter the pool guy didn't add chlorine so I put a crawdad in mine and fed him and he was doing great. Till a hippie came over and let him go in a dry creek bed. It was a long time ago and I had a lot of roommates....
     
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    Do it all the time. Dress like a total tourist and hit any hotel in Mission Valley. Fake southern accents help.
     
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    Shoot... I probably use the pool for testing reels, lures, rods, techniques, float tube and kayaks, as much as I do swimming.

    Grab a cold one and practice flipping / pitching plugs at my kids while they swim. Good times.

    As Capt Ray said, I get the same head shakes and eye rolls from the wife when she sees me heading out back.

    This reminds me that I need to drop the PA in and try this funky little trolling motor set-up I have.

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    Funny, I’ve had my kayak in the pool as well!
     
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    That is, if nothing else, a very very nice pool.

    I'm ghetto and just use my bathtub. Not much space, and next to no depth, but it works for what I need. If I need depth, I just hit my conveniently well lit preferred spot in MB and see what I can see.
     
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    My wife has been on me for over 20 years about a pool. I wonder if she would a agree to a pool with critters that swim. Probably not but you got me thinkin.:)
     
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    Not even close as I use my toilet tank to see if lures sink or float. You are not in the tub when you are testing, right? ;)

    BTW, looks like a great spot under that waterfall!

    edit: To answer the question about the sinking Frog, I think an IKA would be better for that.
     
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    In 04-05, I left 15 live deans in the bait tank and brought them home. 11 of them made the trek, and threw them in the pool. They took off like rockets and lived for a good 4-5 hours into night time. My boys were young at the time, and put masks on and chased them around the pool. I had forgotten all about that till now. Was surprising how long they lived. ( you know you’re a redneck when... )
     
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    So you should pre rig a whole fish from like 99 Ranch, when smyou know she’s watching, swing for the fences and fight the fish.... then like a G, bounce that bytch right up on the walkway, lip it and run to her for a high five. I’ve sort of dreamt this before, would be cool to see it on video ;)
     
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    I think they sell Snakehead there.
     
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