home made baits vs store bought?

9/23/14 @ 11:18 AM
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ice queen
ice queen
USER since 12/16/10
just recently started about a year ago making our own bucktails. Very educational!! You can make any color, shape, size from deer hair to feathers and blades galore! Yes there is the right time to use blades etc.. dont get me wrong I do fish with store bought baits such as a bulldawg, but the gratification of catching a monster on something you made is pretty cool. this fish was on a blade yes there was a happy dance on that one!!
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5/6/18 @ 6:17 PM
burroak
burroak
USER since 6/26/01

I have been making my own musky and bass lures since I took classes at the musky school seven years ago.  Surface lures like a Zara Spook/Jackpot are much easier than I have even made one similar to a Top Raider, Jitterbug, and a Globe.  Also tie my own bucktails.  Lots of fun catching a fish on one that you made

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5/3/18 @ 7:06 PM
ice queen
ice queen
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Woo hoo can wait to try my new custom rod this weekend!!! Love the custom paint!! It is a Thorne brothers predator blank 8’6” heavyweight.

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4/26/18 @ 12:45 PM
ice queen
ice queen
USER since 12/16/10

Here are a few more for my husbands recognition, not to bad especially when we are only casting/jigging!!

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4/26/18 @ 12:41 PM
ice queen
ice queen
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Thank you to everyone for all the encouragements the past years .  Received some nice recognition from our chapter 35 Muskie inc club!!! 

Hope to see some of you out at Smokies on Saturday 4/28/18 for the mistake on the lake!!

Edited on 4/26/18 12:43 PM
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4/14/18 @ 6:05 PM
ice queen
ice queen
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https://d3efjls8gnbg8i.cloudfront.net/1642134/122477949.mp3?rhihttphost=wssp.hosted.cx

Hope this comes through was a great show today on 105.7 the fan!! WOW it actually worked don’t know how I did it :) LOL

Wait until you get to the 21-18 minute mark for a good laugh!! Love all you guys and gals!!

Edited on 4/21/18 6:12 PM
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4/4/18 @ 11:31 AM
ice queen
ice queen
USER since 12/16/10

Thank you! I know those fish have been eating good and also pre-spawn. Was interesting to find out from one of their biologists  that the 40.50 & 42.50 were fin clipped on the left pectoral fin on both. Found out they were stocked in 2011/12 making them only 6-7 years old!!

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4/1/18 @ 7:55 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
USER since 12/9/08
Nice! That last one looks real girthy too!

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4/1/18 @ 6:46 PM
ice queen
ice queen
USER since 12/16/10

Having a great weekend down at Cave Run staying at Tony Grants place what an awesome time!! Got 4 fish today, pulled a hat trick for the first time ever!! Nothing on Saturday but today look out!! Second cast of the morning I got a 34in, then a 39.50, 40.50, and to finish the day of with a 42.50.

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3/31/18 @ 8:35 PM
ice queen
ice queen
USER since 12/16/10

Oh I know also have my small bucket of tools with!! Including a nip-x hook cutters for when I get that hook in my finger again LOL!! Have a mouth spreaders and a long pliers as well.

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3/31/18 @ 5:04 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
USER since 12/9/08

IQ,

Don't forget those release tools when fishing from shore.  I made that mistake once when I took my son for a real quick....."let's take a few casts from shore."  I only had a small pair of pliers, no net, no hookouts, and no wire cutter.  I ended up catching a 45", approx 25lber that I had to hand land off the broken rocky shoreline, then unhook it with the small needle nose.  I never made that mistake again.

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