Friday, May 7, 2010
Again a long distance form my last post, hope people are still reading. I’m going to try and do regular product reviews in order to make for some good reading on the blog. This week has had some great fishing, I used a few new products and had some great results so I’m going to share a few product reviews with everyone. First lets start off with what sort of “set up” I fish with around this time of year. I like to use a 6’6 medium action rod, I like long medium actions because they give you enough sensitivity for those light walleye bites and enough back bone to handle the large pike that hone in on your lures here and there. This time of year I enjoy soft plastics They are great, they give off great action when your not trying hard and even better action when you are. One producer of… well everything is Gambler flappin shad, it comes in a 4” and 6” model, I don’t really bother with the 6” model because they seem to be too big for my liking. Flappin shad comes in a jumble of colors, unfortunately iv only managed to get my hands on three colors, Camo, crystal shad and black grey. All three colors seem to produce great results for me. They have a great wiggle and a nice paddle tail and work well jigged, swim bait rigged and even Texas rig all 3 work, although with jigs you want a long shank for hook sets on bites. I suggest every fisher person have a few in there box for just about any fish, walleye, pike, bass of all kinds and even larger perch, definitely a 4 out of 5 in my books. Next on the list is Spro’s one and only little john shallow diver, I cant say much for the deep diver if anyone was wondering, little johns catch everything and not just everything but angry everything’s, fish will hit this like its the last meal I don’t know weather it’s the unique wobble or the tungsten ball. The colors range a lot but over all id say all the vibrant tones are awesome for bass and walleye and the more darker and natural tones are great for pike maybe even a Muskie or two. Bottom line this lure catches fish spring, summer, fall, a must have for all, give you kids one for Christmas give your grandma it for her birth day we all need one, heck give me one for my birthday, at 12 bucks a piece these cranks aint no cheep ordeal! Next is Yoshikawa, now iv never heard of this brand before eBay, they sell these little 2.5 inch crank bates that run about a meter deep at max, they have an amazing swim action and no rattle, don’t even need one. They work amazing with fast cranking of the reel and sudden long stops they will stay at the depth you left them at for a long time I tell you what. Every color seems to work, trout pattern, red silver, perch, blue. I’m currently waiting on a small selection of popper lure from them as well because of how happy I was with these little guys. Fed up with the cost of curly tailed worms? Well what Iv found to be a great solutions for the costs of curly tails is buying the ones your local tackle shop makes, now I don’t know what tackle shops make them but I know Le Barons manufactures there own, or at least labels them as there own. They come in bags of around 30 for 2$ Canadian, all you gotta do is throw some salt in the bag with your favourite sent and bam you got yourself a few bucks left over to spend on piles of lures to loose on some drop off at your local fishing hole WOOHOO!! Another interesting soft plastic to look into is those little 3 inch swim bait imitations Le Barons also makes these in blue/white and black green I have to admit the action is dull but bringing them up off the rocks then letting it flutter down works great, just keep pressure and wait a good few seconds and you will get that heart stopping chomp. The look awful but it turns out they perform so bad they look like a mentally and physically challenged minnow perfect pray for your local lazy arse fish.