Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bimbelton

Snake Lures?

Recommended Posts

Guest the_muddy_man

Hey Check out Doug Hannon's site i think hes the guy who invented them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, that's the site I visited.  

Before I ordered them I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with them to see if they're worth the investement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest the_muddy_man

I have no experience but you are lucky Go to the professors corner on the forum thats Doug Hannon Himself, Hes a member just ask him yourself

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there was a post about these not too long ago. I dont know that a lot of people were recommending them.

As far as asking Doug, his answer may be somewhat skewed due to him profiting directly from the sale of those lures. I highly doubt you would hear any downside from him, but ya never know....from what I hear he is a pretty stand up guy.

JMHO

Wayne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I remember others posting, they are too light and have to be thrown on spinning gear.  The plastic is really stretchy, and the hookups are extremely tough.  Lightinrod purchased some and said he'd never buy them again.  I have not heard one good thing about them, but the video does make them look awesome. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cannot judge a product i havent tested by my self but Lightinrod's words r wisdom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wandering the same about these baits. there is another thread started also called the doug hannon water snake that has a little info also. I havent found anything real promising about them but i am not judging them rather being optimistic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been throwing 12" worms for a number of years now and they must certainly reproduce the image of a snake in the water. I throw them on #14-#20 test and use a 6'6" MH rod along with a Abu Garcia C3 reel. They have caught some big fish for me here in Maryland. I like the BPS Tournament worms in Green Pumpkin, Red Shad, Watermelon/Red Flake and I saw recently where they added a Dark Melon/Purple Flake to these big worms. One thing about them is you need to wait a second or so before setting the hook. I use either a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG Gamy hooks for these worms. I like to use them weightless in the mid to late spring. My best wt. for them has been light, as in 1/8 to 3/16. When late summer rolls around I have had a lot of luck with them at night and on points with a 1/4-3/8 wt. They excel around spatterdock and reeds. Give them a shot. It may not be a numbers bait but they certainly put some good fish in the boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't used Doug's but have used the Tiki Snake in Sweet Potato Pie early in the spring and had good results. These are 5" made by Wave Worm and in the same colors. I believe early in the spring is when snakes have their young and when they hit the water is easy pray for fish. Could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have never used the lure your talking about but..Doug had a different snake that had a foam head and a place where you could texas rig a worm to. That bait was a heck of a summer time lure. I used it around weeds and such and it did catch fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest avid

I think that doug will give us pointers on how to fish his snake and the conditions in which it should excel.

There are any number of big bass lure designs that he could have chosen to market.  But this is the one he selected so I'll assume he had good reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. -- I'd like to think that he had SOME reason for choosing this lure design.

Honestly -- I didn't even know that Bass ate snakes!

Then again, I've been fishing for less than a year and STILL haven't caught anything.  ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The result of nearly every study has found the 'plastic worm" to be the most productive bass lure (yes, stick worms are worms too)

Oddly enough, worms are not a common aquatic inhabitant, in fact their appearance in water is rare and accidental.

In my own experience, live snakes are VERY LOW on the list of prefered bass foods.       Go Figure

Roger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kind of agree with you all on the snake thing. Why they hit my big 12" worms I do not know. Maybe it looks like a eel. In my 35+ years of fishing for bass I have only caught one that had about a 18" water snake in its mouth. Who knows. All I know is that they work and I have caught most of my #5 and up green bass on either big worms or a jig. I am not going to fix it if its not broke. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had that same question.

I looked all over the website but I couldn't find any option for buying only a couple of them.  It seems that the smallest package I could find was the $40 one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Hawghauler,

                 Yes they do float to a certain extent. I have found that the best thing to do with these 12" worms is to be patient and not be too aggressive with them. Eventually they sink but, very,very, slowly if you do not use any weight. I kind of let them do their own thing after I throw them then just kind of slink them along a little at a time. I have even used as little as a 1/32 or 1/16 wt on them on the flats in two to four feet of water in late spring around those emerging grass patches. If you put say a 1/8-1/4 on them they tend to sit nose down on the bottom most of the worm floating up. Like I said, most guys do not have the patience for these worms. They want numbers. Catching big fish can be a long and tedious process at times but, if you want green bass in the #5 and up range this is one of many excellent techniques to add to your arsenal. I sure have done well with them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×