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Does anyone else like to search for lures in trees and in the shallows at local lakes? Picture is from my cleanup in the past 3 trips searching for lures. First post here. Share the lures and other fishing gear you have found!

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I wish lures like that were hanging around the ponds I fish. All I find are nasty old senkos and tangled bobbers!

 

(I did find a pad crasher once though...)

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I might start . Wow , nice haul .

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1 hour ago, Battles2222 said:

Does anyone else like to search for lures in trees and in the shallows at local lakes? Picture is from my cleanup in the past 3 trips searching for lures. First post here. Share the lures and other fishing gear you have found!

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well, ive never really thought about doing that, but it sounds like a good idea. free lures!!!

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I do, although I haven't had as much time to do it this year. Had a couple decent finds this winter, 3 whopper ploppers, a 128 Pointer, and a Megabass Vision 110 being the highlights so far. We had a thread going for awhile all about finding baits.

 

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I used to do that all the time, mostly rapalas, jitterbugs and old plastics. I still look in trees from time to time when im out on the water. Most of my lure hunting was when I was ice fishing. 

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14 hours ago, flyfisher said:

I prefer to spend my time on the water fish hunting myself lol 

Me, too.

   I'm one of the ones donating. I'm pretty good with a plug knocker, but I'm not spending a lot of time retrieving (mine, or anyone else's)....my fishing time is more valuable to me

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It’s a bad habit, and I’ve got it bad. Just say no, kids. I’ve got more lures than I know what to do with, but I can’t quit looking for them. It starts off as something to do when the fish aren’t biting and eventually you find yourself looking for lures when you should be fishing.

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Can I have that one back?? I never really look for them but I certainly pick up any that I find. I would love to find a lucky craft or megabass jerkbait, because that will be the only way I ever get to fish with one haha

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Yuup hank ..same goes for snake hunting..then that leads to old bottle hunting when the other 2 dont pan out

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2 minutes ago, Maxximus Redneckus said:

Yuup hank ..same goes for snake hunting..then that leads to old bottle hunting when the other 2 dont pan out

Actually I'm afraid one day I'm going to step on a snake when I'm not watching where I'm going because I'm looking for lures.

 

I picked up an old bottle once and it broke in my hand, requiring several stitches. That broke me of that habit pretty good.

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Welcome aboard!

 

Indeed! I've found some nice ones in trees, etc.

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I have scored a few spinnerbaits that were hanging in the trees. I wasn't intentionally looking for lures but the yellow and white stood out.

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21 hours ago, FCPhil said:

I wish lures like that were hanging around the ponds I fish. All I find are nasty old senkos and tangled bobbers!

 

(I did find a pad crasher once though...)

I do find a ton of soft plastics and bobbers too. I either throw them out or don’t even waste my time trying to get them 

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I don't really hunt for lures, but sometimes I'll find one. 

 

This is the last one I found a couple of weeks ago as I was leaving the lake. It was floating on the surface with some line that looked like it was snagged on some brush. Being really close to the launch ramp I later figured I should have pulled the line in instead of just cutting it off. Might have been a rod and reel on the other end of it.

 

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8 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

 I would love to find a lucky craft or megabass jerkbait, because that will be the only way I ever get to fish with one haha

 

The only MB jerkbait I own is the one I found 😆

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I've found a bunch this Winter while Crappie fishing standing timber off the bank at Winter pool. Not as many as you though, nice.

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I don't so much hunt for them, but, when I'm fishing near shore from my kayak, I happen upon them all of the time.

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Good find on that whopper plopper! There’s a public park by me that if you have waders you can pick up 40 bucks worth of online spinners every other week lol.

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When I'm fishing I don't intentionally go looking for baits, but I do keep my eyes open.  I also have a few favorite trees I check out if the bite slows way down.  This is my haul from 2018.

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Man, 4 Whopper ploppers, good haul!  

I fish a pretty clear, woody lake that mostly just gets hit by kayakers. I find quite a few crankbaits on sub-surface trees, but nothing compared to what you found.

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I do, but not specifically to do so -only while I'm fishing. I pretty much find at least one lure every time I'm out. They tend to mirror what's popular: Senko's, frogs, and squarebills tend to lead the list here.

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1 hour ago, Avalonjohn44 said:

Man, 4 Whopper ploppers, good haul!  

I fish a pretty clear, woody lake that mostly just gets hit by kayakers. I find quite a few crankbaits on sub-surface trees, but nothing compared to what you found.

Yeah I’ve gotten lucky. The weird thing is that every single plopper I found is missing the center hook, if not both. Not sure if it is a coincidence or if the plopper hooks rust out quick. 

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On 2/11/2019 at 9:42 PM, FCPhil said:

I wish lures like that were hanging around the ponds I fish. All I find are nasty old senkos and tangled bobbers!

 

(I did find a pad crasher once though...)

Funny you say that. I was reading your reply the other day and was thinking how I have never found a frog. Sure enough today I got a frog out of a tree in thick snow. Great feeling!

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