Need Help Expanding My Tackle Box.
Posted July 11 2012 - 12:12 PM
1) SK spinnerbaits 3/8 oz colors are only variations of white yellow and green. No bluegill or darker colors here.
2) scum frog white with green. Also some rapala poppers for my top water.
3) Yamamoto twin tail hula grubs and 5" Senkos. (I am going to buy more of these.)
4) I am all set as far as crank baits go I have square bills and deep diving cranks in various colors. Also I have many lipless crank baits like red Eye shads and some diamond shads in other colors. plus a rat-l-trap in chrome and blue and a KVD 5xd. Just one though. I do not have dark colors in any of these.
5) jigs I only have 2 one in brown and green 1/2 oz football jig. And a 1/4 oz white and yellow swimming jig. I need more of these and from reading on here it seems blue and black, pbj, and green pumpkin are good colors. Also, I feel I need to buy trailers for them so I was thinking matching color zoom super chunk or using my DT HULA GRUBS. Also, the lakes I fish in do not yield bass larger than 3lbs. Are 1/2 oz jigs too big? I am looking at buying the north star Premier hairy Craw football jigs or is there a better choice of north star on TW.
6) No buzz baits or trick worms except power bait 7" worms with the swirly tail.
That's about all I have so some advice and specific name brand suggestions would really help. I'm buying everything from tackle warehouse so they must have it there. Also the weight and colors I need would be much appreciated. I hopefully can complete my tackle box with your guys' help. Thank you so much!
Posted July 11 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted July 11 2012 - 02:21 PM
Sounds like you have an alright start on everything except your soft plastics. I would pick up some creature baits and some plastics worms. For creature baits I like Zoom Baby brush hogs, Berkley Power Hawgs, and GYCB Kreature. Also, one my personal favorites for topwater that you don't have is in my picture, Zara Spooks.
I can't seem to find Zara spooks at TW. Is there an alternative? And in what color
Posted July 11 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted July 11 2012 - 02:30 PM
I am looking to buy some more tackle to expand my inventory in my tackle box. I am looking for some advice as of what more I need.
This is a conversation best had with the Bait Monkey!
In all seriousness though, you are lacking most in soft plastics and topwater. These are my "must-haves" when I go out as far as soft plastics and topwaters are concerned. Everybody has their preference of brand so I listed a few off to the side for you.
Soft Plastics to cover all water columns:
Get some 7" and 10" curl tail worms(ol' monsters, powerworms)
Stick baits (senko, strike king)
straight tail (Trick Worm)
flukes or paddletail flukes (Zoom Superfluke, Yum Money Minnow)
creatures (beaver, brush hog, craws)
soft plastic buzz baits (Horny Toad, Rage Toad)
Buzzbaits (cavitron, lunker lure, booyah)
poppers (pop-r, zel-pop, chug bug)
Posted July 11 2012 - 02:51 PM
I would maybe look into a jerkbait or two for the fall and spring like a smithwick rogue or rapala husky jerk (inexpensive and catch fish), if you don't want a hardbait look at some soft plastic jerkbaits like a zoom super fluke, I like pearl, but another color may work better in your area.
Also, I would get a couple packs of straight tail worms like a zoom finesse worm or trick worm. Some days shaky head or T Rig is the ticket and hard to beat a finesse worm, also double them up as a floating worm. Green pumpkin, watermelon, junebug seem to work universally.
Posted July 11 2012 - 03:29 PM
As far as buzz baits. Should I get the boohyah pip squeak or the regular? And in what color.
Posted July 11 2012 - 04:09 PM
Posted July 11 2012 - 08:23 PM
You have a good start. Knowing where you fish in terms of lake, river or impoundment type as well as water clarity etc. For example where I fish the cover is boulders/rocks with little or no vegatation. Forage varies from baitfish like perch, sunnies and smelt to crawdads. I don't currently even own a frog but if I was fishing a lake that is about 1.5 driving hours south I'd buy some frogs before I fished there in the summer time.
Very good knowledge there sounds like I should grab up on another frog too then. I fish three different lakes here in Michigan. They don't yield bass like a lot of you guys have as your avatar pictures. So I think I need to go smaller with some of my lures. The water clarity, vegetation, and forage are very different in each lake so that's why I was looking to have a nice variety to match conditions.
Any input on whether to get the jr or standard super spook?
Posted July 11 2012 - 10:42 PM
Also don't forget about some tubes!
Posted July 12 2012 - 09:17 AM
Have some 3-5/0 EWG worm hooks (Gamakatsu is a good brand)
Some bullet weights. 1/4 - 3/8oz are good. Need these for texas & carolina rigs.
#1 or 2 Gamakatsu Octopus hooks for wacky rigging.
Get a big worm 9" + with a curly tail. Brand isnt important but Berkely Powerbait and Zoom make nice ones. Get green pumpkin or watermelon.
Look for Berkely Powerbait "Power Hawgs" in green. They are a great little craw/creature bait and work well on shakey heads.
Zoom super flukes in white.
Zoom trick worms (the larger ones) . Get a natural color like green or brown.
And of course some 5" senkos again, green pumpkin is a good all around color.
For other tackle:
I LOVE buzzbaits and wouldnt go out without one. I would get a large black one and use it at dusk.
A rapala husky jerk. The 5" natural looking shiner one.
get a 3/8oz flipping jig with a "craw" colored skirt. The Paca chunks by netbait are good trailers.
Posted July 12 2012 - 03:48 PM
Posted July 12 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted July 12 2012 - 07:07 PM
Skel.... Where do you fish in MI? I lived in both SW and SE MI and fished many lakes and a few rivers.
I fish Bills lake a clear water lake with many points and drop offs. Seems to have more pike in it then bass than previous years. Clifford lake a lake that is really weedy with deep long extending weeds. I've only had success with top water here. Also, there's a lot of lillypads as well. The third one being Mona Lake in norton shores where I. Have only caught one 2 lb bass and huge catfish and carp.the water at Mona lake is more murky.
Sorry but if you don´t tell me how much you have to spend I can´t help you.
I am looking to spend no more than a $100. Sorry I did not post that earlier.
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