Lure: Timber Doodle
Fish Caught: Bass, LargemouthWell, my buddy had live minnows. I had the Mepps Timber Doodle 1/4 oz silver with the 4" white split Double Tail Grub. We're on a drop-off casting into the open weed pockets letting the Doodle fall on its own. He would pull up a bass on live bait and I would, too. We went catching doubles for a while then the Timber Doodle decided enough was enough and pulled ahead on the numbers of bass caught. They stopped hitting the live bait and the Doodle stayed working. I didn't want to ruin my buddy's fishing trip, but, he learned a lesson about using quality lures. I did nothing but add a shot of bass scent and let it dance down in the weed pockets. Now, asks me, you don't have a few Timber Doodles yet? You haven't ordered it yet?
Fish Caught: Pike, NorthernBlack spinnerbaits with large blades have been catching pike on the Connecticut River so far this Fall. After multiple trips throwing a black spinnerbait with willowleaf blades with no luck, I made the switch to a black Double Blade Musky Marabou this past Sunday morning. This was my first time using this lure. Not more than 30 minutes into throwing it, I was hooked up with and boated a 37" pike weighing 14lb. My biggest pike so far, by far.
Lure: Comet Mino
Fish Caught: Bass, LargemouthI have been sick for six months. Coming from the doctor, all I had was my trout tackle in the car. I put on a Mepps Comet Mino on my ultra lite trout rod and caught a 2 1/2# Largemouth Bass. After being sick and missing half the season, just catching one bass made my day.
Lure: Little Wolf
Fish Caught: Bass, LargemouthBought two 1/8 oz Mepps Little Wolf spoons, because I am a big fan of spoon fishing and was getting ready for a good trout season. I took this to my local lake to try out. Yesterday, I caught a few bream, and one 11 inch bass, no big deal. Today, I took out a friend to give him a fishing experence, and, this little spoon earned its place in my box. I pulled 8 fish, only one small bream, and the rest bass. The big fish for the day was 2.7 lbs and was taken on the gold and red version of the Little Wolf.
Lure: Musky Killer
Fish Caught: Bass, StripedWhile on a pier one evening plugging, trying everything in my tackle box(I always use Mepps spinners in freshwater with much success), I pulled out a #5 Musky spinner with dressed treble which I felt confident with. The third cast had a hard hit, fish tore off 20 yards of line, I fought the fish for 10 minutes, to my surprise when I saw it was a striper 33" long. Great night.
Fish Caught: Bass, LargemouthThese work great for spinnerbait trailers besides on the weedless Timber Doodle.