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I snapped one of these on two weeks ago at one of my HIGH confidence spots. It was the 7 inch minnow bait in blk back, silver sides. I'm a minnow bait guy. I love twitching minnow baits, and this one twitches real nice.
The bait has a different body style than most minnow baits I've used.
It is shapped the same when you look at it from the side, but its twice as wide as other minnow baits. I think this gives it a slower, wider wobble.
It also runs deeper, 3 to 5 foot down, and the nice thing is it stays deep even at nice slow retreives. It doesn't want to float right back to the surface real quick. Thats GOOD when the waters COLD. Slow and in their face, an easy, close meal. This bait fills that job for me.
I worked this lure through the eddy's that were ice free, "fishing behind Rivermuskies!", and drew the attention of a upper 30 inch tiger who realized something fishy was going on when my plug reached the bank and she turned and swam off.
If the muskie likes the bait! Then I like the bait!
The hooks look stong and sharp, and the bait looks good and solid! Only time and wear will tell how good the paint and eyes will last but it seems pretty good. This baits gonna get some lunge this season!
Nice job Steve!
Ditto steve.I got a 49" on his 6" bait last summer.It seemed to have the same slow wobble bigfish is talking about only it runs deeper and has a shad style body.This fish hammered it and the bait came back in great condition.There is a banner on our sight here for steve if your interested.I'v got at least 200 lures and this bait is as nice as any of them.I just got in a couple of 8" shallow baits and if work lets up i know were i'll be.Please bigfish??????
March 20, 2004
I want to second the comment by Bob about Steve's paint patterns. I just received my order, right after the Pittsburg frenzy no less, and the lures look great. I can't wait to get them wet. I have a ton of musky baits and am confident to say that Warner crankbaits look to be one of the best crankbaits on the market in terms of quality and value. Check them out!!
Thanks guys,Archie glad to see you managed to stay out of the dog house,I would hate to get a fellow muskie hunter in trouble with their better half 😉 As far Marsh creek,you could'nt go wrong with the 6"deep shad in perch,firetiger,silver shinerw/black back.Had luck with tigers in other small lakes on this bait.
March 26, 2004
These look like really nice baits! I am interested in ordering a few. Please let me know how I can get some? I am particularly interested in the shallow runners for twitching. Is there a web site at all?
PS: Would it be possible to sell these through my store at Gander Mountain? Thanks!
I want to thank Bob and Arch for the opportunity that they gave me to sell my baits through the clubs website as I will NO longer be making muskie baits as of 7-24-04.Also thanks to the club members who purchased baits from me in the past and good luck in your pursuit of this magnificent creature.
March 19, 2004
March 22, 2004
Steve,Thanks for the offer to send what you have left.The club members will be very happy to know they will have a chance to get one of your lures at the club meeting raffle.I will have to put one of mine on the shelf with some of my other collectables.Also thanks for particapating on our board.I'm sure i'll get to meet you on the water one of these days soon.If theres anything we can do for you,just let me know.Thanks again,Bob Jones ;D
I'm not totally getting out of the lure buisness,I still have to keep my own tackle box full.As for selling to the public,I tried that for 18 months now and there is very little interest for my baits out there.I tried to offer a quality built bait at a fair price,but people wouldn't buy them.President Jones went as far as trying to get my bait out on the saltwater market as a striper bait,Two months after a editoral appeared in a magazine I got no inquiries about my baits.I even tried the wholesale/retail thing last summer in a musky shop in western pa.That didn't work either as the retailer made more profit than I did and I made the bait.
March 22, 2004
Well, I was fortunate to have won one of your baits at one of our first meetings, but have subsequently lost it to the depths of Nockamixon. So if you would like to make a few bucks on the side from time to time I would love to have a few more of them. As I won't make it to our August meeting I'll miss out on the chance to get one of those that you're sending with Bob.
Its a shame that, in our capitalist society, a quality product has to lose shelf space to other lesser products.
March 22, 2004