Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fun On The Water

Been pretty busy since last weekend and I'm just now getting around to posting this. :-P

Went fishing with Brian Waldman of Big Indiana Bass on last Friday, September 12.  Had a great time fishing as we caught numerous white bass, black crappie, and a few largemouth bass.  I was introduced to Spoonplugging, a method/philosophy/technique of fishing developed by a North Carolina Physics Teacher named Buck Perry.  It involves some trolling along the structural contours of a lake.  Actually, quite a bit of it.  I admit that I was very impressed with our catching.  Brian, most certainly, is extremely well-versed in this technique.  I had a blast.

Here's a photo of me and a white bass that I brought to hand.  Caught him on a Spoonplug.  Yeah!

Did some casting for crappie as well.  Here's one that I boated.

Used a variety of chartreuse-colored craft fur jigs to land this fish and many others.  Something I've been learning about craft fur jigs is that they do not have to be pretty, tied uniformly, tapered, thin, thick, or follow any preconceived notion about their appearance.  They only need to be wet in order to be effective on crappie. ;-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Brown Split-Tail Jigs For Brown Bass

Tied these with leather scraps, Sili Legs from FlyMasters, and chenille yarn from Hobby Lobby.

Heads weigh 1/8 of an ounce.  Hooks are light-wire bronze #2s.

Fun to make.  I am impressed with the chenille yarn which is 100% polyamide (nylon).  Its central thread doesn't fray or unwind.  Bought 131 yards of it for $4.19 + tax. :)  Do wish it wasn't discontinued. :(