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I USED THE SK COFFEE BAIT AND WASN'T IMPRESSED. What was your disappointment lure?? BH

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GYCB Chikara crank/squarebill. I thought they would be great, what with the weight transfer system, but the casting distance is unimpressive and the action isn't very good at all, especially since if you retrieve any faster than a slow crawl it starts spiraling. It does make a dandy keychain, though!

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Norman flat broke. I havn't got to use it a ton but it swam and had terrible action on my shallow cranking setup. It very well could have been user error though lol.

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The old Hales Craw worm . That thing was so hard I could not get a hook set  with it .

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Rage Tail Blade Minnow. Didn't do what i hoped. 

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Sluggos. never understood the hype.

Pshhhhh... I love 'em. I do greatly prefer the Slug-go SS though. Man do those things slay on a weightless t-rig!

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Also War Eagle spinner baits they tilt over when trying to retrieve at anything over a moderate pace.

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Buzz baits

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Hardly ever go fishing without a buzzbait tied on. It's first in my topwater lineup. My disappointing lure triggerfish ( never did anything it was supposed to do) depps buzzjet still no fish on it but the reviews keep getting better

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Storm Arashi squarebill. Put many hours fishing it and not a single fish. I love squarebill too, just not this one.

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Surprised to see the strike king coffee tubes and sluggos on here. Coffee tubes have caught me a lot of smallies, and I've landed 5lb Largemouth on sluggos. I was expecting this to be the "The Flying Lure" Anonymous thread.

I was hoping to have more success this summer with Sebile Bull Cranks, but no dice. Most of my crankbaits fish have come on rattling baits, so maybe that played a role.

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Heddon torpedos

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Rage Shad and Shellcracker.

No matter how or where, I just can't get bit on those things.

Mike

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First it's all about when, were and what time your throwing it. The presentation matters. With a new bait I wait for a slow time to practice my presentations with it. Sometimes a bass will let me know when I get it right. It could be the color were using too. Some days the bass are limited to what color they can see. I try to purchase an assortment of colors with each bait.

Rapala DT's haven't worked for me yet. I'm sure it's me with the presentation.

Those torpedo prop baits I use my "world famous"(i crack my self up)

1-2-3 rip n pause presentation. Three short rips enough to make the prop stir then a pause. The timing has to be even. The bass will time it so it hits on the pause. This 1-2-3 rip n pause works with any topwater bait. Some days it's a slow reel just fast enough so the prop spins.

Some days I find myself fishing too fast. I'm exceited to be out there.

I purchased three Mann's crankbaits. One murders the bass. The others nothing. I guess we need to tweet/tune some new baits too.

I'm no pro nor will I ever be one. I'm just crazy about fishing. I want to experiment and try everything with fishing. I go out and have fun throwing lures. Just to figure out if it works, what presentation works.

It's not luck in fishing it's skill.

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Savage Gear Glide Swimbait in bass pattern. Hasn't caught a thing. Huge wide wobble doesn't look like a bass swimming. The pattern looks unnatural for a bass. The rear hook gets caught on the rubber tail a lot. The reason it gets caught on there is the bait helicopters when cast. I know I don't have a correct, dedicated combo for casting 1 oz swimbaits. But I thought being an ounce, it would cast a little more easily. I've been thinking I'll give it a try on a MH spinning combo so I could lob it better.

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I USED THE SK COFFEE BAIT AND WASN'T IMPRESSED. What was your disappointment lure?? BH

Most baits I get and are not impressed with eventually get their day and given enough casts in the right conditions do catch fish.  Obviously some lures will catch fish at better rates.

There are very few lures I have in my stash which havent caught since I take some out with the intent to give half the trip to this lure given the right conditions for it.

 

Im surprised tho the SK coffes havent done it for ya cause they are quite effective

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I know these baits are effective, but I really struggle to catch fish with a fluke.

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The Rapala Scatter raps. I know they catch fish I just don't believe there is a real efficient way to fish them. When I am cranking I am usually targeting a certain depth range. With the Scatter rap it seems like there is not consistent means to get your bait into that range and for it to stay there. Sometimes it dives left, sometimes it dives right, and sometimes it dives down, there is just no telling.

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Most baits I get and are not impressed with eventually get their day and given enough casts in the right conditions do catch fish.  Obviously some lures will catch fish at better rates.

There are very few lures I have in my stash which havent caught since I take some out with the intent to give half the trip to this lure given the right conditions for it.

 

Im surprised tho the SK coffes havent done it for ya cause they are quite effective

After several attempts with a questionable lure that hasn't produced and gets buried in the box, I'll give it away. I'm not talking about Rat-L-Traps, Torpedoes or any other proven baits. I know they'll produce un the right conditions. I mean the 20 year old Cotton Cordell minnow out of the Walmart $1 bin that I always overlook in favor of a Rapala #11.

 

My friend has one of those Double Take Floating Minnow with a shad trailer. He's been trying that thing since we started fishing together 3+ years ago. Finally caught its first fish last week. a 7 pounder. May never produce again, but it got itself out of the bottom of the box.

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