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I bought some storm wild eye swim shads (pearl with red eyes) at a salvage store. Thought I might try them on redfish. Haven't done it yet, but they were killer for crappie, walleye, and bass at a lake in Wisconsin I visited last summer. I left some for my father-in-law to use, and that's all they've bit for him. I bought him some more for Christmas, even some with spinners. They are really fun to fish and relatively weedless since the hook is on top.
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Jim wrote: Winning Prize: The Winner will receive a Brand New "Muit's Mouse" In my choice of color. They are custom painted and when I pick up the one I ordered for myself I am going to pick one up for the contest. The retail price of this Lure is $55 plus delivery. Luckily the maker of this bait is fairly local and it will give me an excuse to go to his shop and pick up the goods.

:shock: HOLY CRAP! $55.00 for a single lure!! Plus delivery? No offense Jim but WAAAAYYYY too expensive for my tastes.
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BloodStone wrote: :shock: HOLY CRAP! $55.00 for a single lure!! Plus delivery? No offense Jim but WAAAAYYYY too expensive for my tastes.
Can you just imagine if you lose it somehow/someway. #-o
Been there done that,...How about losing a brand new Kistler Magnesium All Day flipping stick & Curado 200 with rod sock and reel cover? I used it for 5 minutes before I lost it on the ride home from the lake............

If no one ran it over, they got one heck of a combo! :LOL2:
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If I win I'll put it in the curio cabinet with the crystal and china. Hahahaha!
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I hear ya Jim I lost a fenwick HMG / daiwa viento that I had just paid to have the guides updated and the handle shortened during a tourney this past summer!! talk about frustrating!

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Water temp should be in the 50's in the tomorrow because of the nice weather we've had the past two weeks. I'm thinking it will be a good day to throw swimbaits.

Hopefully I'll have a pic to post tomorrow evening.
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poolie wrote:Water temp should be in the 50's in the tomorrow because of the nice weather we've had the past two weeks. I'm thinking it will be a good day to throw swimbaits.

Hopefully I'll have a pic to post tomorrow evening.
Good luck....our hard water is almost all gone...but I've really got the bug. Might hit a river if time allows on Sunday.
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Will be going to as private lake tomorrow afternoon when I get off work. Will try to get one with the swimbait.

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Just returned from a local fishing expo and picked up some swimbaits.

They were in a "3 for $5" bargain bin. I got the two below plus some littler swimbaits on jigheads.

These two colors are the one's I actually got. They're called "Swimming Charlie." However, one was in a box with a "Joe Bucher" label on it and the other was in a "Megalure" box. I can't wait to try them!

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Nice score, Do a report on them in the fishing tackle section letting us know how they swim when you get to try them out.
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FishyItch wrote:Just returned from a local fishing expo and picked up some swimbaits.

They were in a "3 for $5" bargain bin. I got the two below plus some littler swimbaits on jigheads.

These two colors are the one's I actually got. They're called "Swimming Charlie." However, one was in a box with a "Joe Bucher" label on it and the other was in a "Megalure" box. I can't wait to try them!

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megabait charlies arent too bad, ive never caught anything on one but they have a decent action.

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Yeah, I can't wait to get them in the water. Like a dork (and like most of us) I've taken them out of their package already a few times to wiggle the tail and imagine myself a hungry fish. I think I mhgit be gniog cazry.
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Well Well Well - the stripers are moving in right now - and they love swimbaits! I am going for at least a 40/30 this spring (40" - 30lb fish) Came close last year but only weighed up to 28lbs


Might as well give up now - i am gonna win!
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Captain Ahab wrote:Well Well Well - the stripers are moving in right now - and they love swimbaits! I am going for at least a 40/30 this spring (40" - 30lb fish) Came close last year but only weighed up to 28lbs


Might as well give up now - i am gonna win!
Hey Cap. what kind of gear do you use for your stripper fishing? An old friend wants to take me out on his boat for the run, but I don't know what to use
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bearsphan3.14 wrote:
Captain Ahab wrote:Well Well Well - the stripers are moving in right now - and they love swimbaits! I am going for at least a 40/30 this spring (40" - 30lb fish) Came close last year but only weighed up to 28lbs


Might as well give up now - i am gonna win!
Hey Cap. what kind of gear do you use for your stripper fishing? An old friend wants to take me out on his boat for the run, but I don't know what to use

How are you gonna fish for them? For casting plugs and Swimbaits I use a 7 MH spinning (3500 04 4500 series reel) out fit 20lb braid and about a 7-10 foot leader. If I am chunking or drifting bait I go with a heavier outfit to handle the increased weight of the sinker
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