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Essentially "shout-out" a tried and true bait a little off the beaten path... Gives ideas for the upcoming season :cool:
Fin-Tech Title SHot Spoon - Good for northerns in heavy cover, bought a few more at the Figure 8 booth at the boat show for $3
 

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If you're going to buy lucky strike spoons for fishing pike, I've found that the pattern that is like a five of diamonds, but with a slightly greener background, and about ten orange dots, has always outfished daredevils or five of diamonds spoons.
 

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If you're going to buy lucky strike spoons for fishing pike, I've found that the pattern that is like a five of diamonds, but with a slightly greener background, and about ten orange dots, has always outfished daredevils or five of diamonds spoons.
I went to Lucky Strike's website and couldn't locate what you're describing. Do you know what the name of the lure is?



 

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In the early season when the walleye and bass are up in the shallows, a shallow suspending bait like an X-Rap or Husky Jerk is tough to beat. Long pauses are key, but you have to be patient.

If you're fishing a spot you know there are fish, a well placed wacky rigged senko is pretty much a guarantee. Again, the pauses of letting it sit there or slowly sink is key. Run it weightless when it's calm or with a tiny bit of weight if it's windy so you can detect bites.

These things even catch walleye more often than not...


 

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Backroad Benny said:
In the early season when the walleye and bass are up in the shallows, a shallow suspending bait like an X-Rap or Husky Jerk is tough to beat. Long pauses are key, but you have to be patient.

If you're fishing a spot you know there are fish, a well placed wacky rigged senko is pretty much a guarantee. Again, the pauses of letting it sit there or slowly sink is key. Run it weightless when it's calm or with a tiny bit of weight if it's windy so you can detect bites.

These things even catch walleye more often than not...


I've also caught (bigger) perch and gators on them too.
 
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Essentially "shout-out" a tried and true bait a little off the beaten path... Gives ideas for the upcoming season :cool:
Fin-Tech Title SHot Spoon - Good for northerns in heavy cover, bought a few more at the Figure 8 booth at the boat show for $3
How would you rate their ability to shed weeds compared to the Johnson Silver Minnow?



 

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Going old school to the days when I was a kid and had the luxury of fishing with the Eaton's angling club, or the Inkster club.
There was hard core guy by the name of 'Ted Sokolowski' that made his own metal dies to cut spoons from Brass.
They were known as LIL JOE spoons.
I only have a few left as ... well part of a collection.
Unfortunately I don't have any of the more popular colors left (Red, and Whites).
This guy was pretty innovative with the color patterns for the time.

I once tried to find out where the dies went, but they disappeared when he passed away.

They were great on Walleyes, and Pike would try to smack these things really hard.
Unique action on the drop and on the retrieve.
 

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There was hard core guy by the name of 'Ted Sokolowski' that made his own metal dies to cut spoons from Brass. They were known as LIL JOE spoons. I only have a few left as ... well part of a collection.
Unfortunately I don't have any of the more popular colors left (Red, and Whites).

They were great on Walleyes, and Pike would try to smack these things really hard.
We used to do very well on the walleyes with that black and white spoon back in the late 60s! Yes, I said the late 60s!

The largest gator I've ever seen on a hook was caught in Bird Lake in 1969 on a 19 cent red and white Lucky Strike spoon.

Red and white for gators, black and white for walleyes. The glory years when we only had a couple of lures to choose from.
 

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I like throwing loud and bright spinner baits or tandem spinner baits into the cabbage for gators. They can be worked at different depths and the single hook doesn't get snagged to the point that the whole plant gets pulled out.
 

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Going old school to the days when I was a kid and had the luxury of fishing with the Eaton's angling club, or the Inkster club.
There was hard core guy by the name of 'Ted Sokolowski' that made his own metal dies to cut spoons from Brass.
They were known as LIL JOE spoons.
I only have a few left as ... well part of a collection.
Unfortunately I don't have any of the more popular colors left (Red, and Whites).
This guy was pretty innovative with the color patterns for the time.

I once tried to find out where the dies went, but they disappeared when he passed away.

They were great on Walleyes, and Pike would try to smack these things really hard.
Unique action on the drop and on the retrieve.
Hey keep an eye out at garage sales
 
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