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Semicircular Scratches on Hardbaits

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Recently i have been finding semicircular scratches on my hardbaits.  these are round the front treble hook and are really annoying me because it ruins the look of the hardbaits.  I was wondering why this is happening and is there any way to stop this. This has happened to lures i have fished and not fished, and even on a lucky craft jerkbait.  i can not post pictures now, but i will if they are needed.  Thank you for the response in advance.

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I believe that comes from the hooks. I have baits with that and it does not appear to affect the fish, at least that I can tell.  On my favorite bait I get them and continue to catch fish on it. I would not suggest reducing hook size to correct, to me it's not worth the loss of hook potential. Just my opinion.

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Yep, hook scratches. LC's are bad for that.

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There's nothing you can really do to prevent it while fishing but when in storage, you can purchase hook bonnets to place over your trebles so they don't scratch your finish.

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Recently i have been finding semicircular scratches on my hardbaits. these are round the front treble hook and are really annoying me because it ruins the look of the hardbaits. I was wondering why this is happening and is there any way to stop this. This has happened to lures i have fished and not fished, and even on a lucky craft jerkbait. i can not post pictures now, but i will if they are needed. Thank you for the response in advance.

You might not like them but the bass could care less about some scratches. They'll bust the bait regardless.

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Thanks for the response guys.  I figured that the scratches were from the hooks. I still catch fish on the scratched baits, so i guess it really doesnt matter.

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I catch more fish with those scratched baits. :)
Yup same here the more beat and battered the better if u r worried about um getting scratched hang um up on ur wall  ;D ;)

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I think the reason "scratched baits" work better is because you

have caught fish on them and therefore, use them more often.

The scratches themselves probably don't add or detract from

the performance of the lure.

:;)

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I catch more fish with those scratched baits. :)
Yup same here the more beat and battered the better if u r worried about um getting scratched hang um up on ur wall  ;D ;)

I am not worried about them getting scratched up, i was just wondering why this was happening.  they are fishing lures, they are meant to be scratched up and beat up from use. The fish in my avatar was caught on a scratched up bandit.

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Yeah lucky crafts are esp. bad for that.  I have those hook marks on every one of my lucky crafts except the ones that are still in the boxes.  Their paint tends to get chipped really easily too, you think for the money you spend on them they could use chip resistant paint?  Just my opinion

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Yeah lucky crafts are esp. bad for that. I have those hook marks on every one of my lucky crafts except the ones that are still in the boxes. Their paint tends to get chipped really easily too, you think for the money you spend on them they could use chip resistant paint? Just my opinion

which is why you should spend half of the money on a rapala  

rapalas have 7-12 epoxy clear coats and the epoxy will get scratched but the actual paint will not, and you can brush on some clear fingernail polish over the epoxy scratches and you cant see em anymore.

its too bad bandit and lucky craft do not have epoxy clear coats  :;)

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My posting is somewhat hippocritical, but I cannot believe a post like this carried over to two pages after the first post answered it fine.  LOL.  Not even Winter for most of us anymore.

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And i thought they came from half-lipped lampreys......

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Those outbarb Megabass Visions are worse than LC. As far as being scratched I have a silver pointer that is now half clear, missing an eye and on its 7th set of trebles but still works.

Allen

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Yeah lucky crafts are esp. bad for that. I have those hook marks on every one of my lucky crafts except the ones that are still in the boxes. Their paint tends to get chipped really easily too, you think for the money you spend on them they could use chip resistant paint? Just my opinion

which is why you should spend half of the money on a rapala

rapalas have 7-12 epoxy clear coats and the epoxy will get scratched but the actual paint will not, and you can brush on some clear fingernail polish over the epoxy scratches and you cant see em anymore.

its too bad bandit and lucky craft do not have epoxy clear coats :;)

i knew you would have to come in here somewhere dave and support rapala ::)

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