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A shameless plug for Rage Tail Baits

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I swear, I really don't need to take anything else with me.  Went out today for a few hours.  Caught ten bass and one Yellow Perch.   Caught all the bass on Rage Tail Space Monkeys and Rage Tail 7" Anacondas.  Caught the perch on a wacky rigged 4" Senko  :;).

Nothing big.  But those Rage Tails are some producing baits.   Here's a sample from today...

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

Something wanted this Space Monkey more than I did.   I had a really hard hit in some water lilies.  As I was pulling in the fish, it went sideways against the lilie stalks and wouldn't budge.  I pulled harder and tore my lure out of its mouth.  I think it might have been a bowfin.  Never had a fish hold on that hard.

Torn

And here is a wacky little perch.  I threw my Annie in a break in the lilies and got a decent hit.  I followed up with the space monkey and got another hit.  I follwed up afer that with  wacky rigged 4" senko and pulled up this little guy.

Wacky Perch

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Man, what a great looking place to fish!!!  Daddy like!!

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Wtg Micro...those are some nice fish.. ;)

I just bought some rage tail craws..I can't belive the action on em... :D

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WTG Micro, I agree the Rage Tail baits produce all the time for me too.  That looks like a real nice place to fish.

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Add the Rage Tail Lobster to the line-up.

I got a schooling by Big-O at Kentucky Lake.

CJ and I fished the exactly the  same area

and shared a spot with Big-O fishing the same

class baits (soft plastics) and Rat-L-Traps. CJ

caught a few "keepers", I caught some numbers,

but Big-O caught numbers AND size. His big

fish was 6-8, but he had several 4s & 5s.

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I have to add to the plug for the rage tail baits. I read about them here and went out and picked up the Rage Tail shad in the Silver Bling and the Rage Tail Chunks. I tried that Shad and love that action on it but no hits figuring the water temp was a bit too cool but just wanted to get a feel for the bait. It's warmed up here a bit and after going thru my tackle box put a Black/Blue swim jig on with a Blue Rage Tail Chunk. This was the first rod out and on the second cast swimming the jig along some rocks I got a hit, a nice 1lb LMB. The action on the bait is great and ended the weekend with 11 LMB with the largest being a pair of 2lb fish. This was my first time using the swim jig and it paid off big time for me over the weekend swimming the jig along the rocks and thru a bit of cover at times.

Gonna have to try some of the other Rage Tail products but right now I'm hooked on the chunks

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Toads have produced for me before but yesterday I finally got on the board with the 10" Anaconda! Wasn't a monster but it helped me build a little confindence in the bait! I'll be throwing it more!

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Man, what a great looking place to fish!!!  Daddy like!!

Indeed, really nice place to fish.

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nice fish, but beautiful place to do some fishing!

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I went out last week and threw a Rage Toad for the first time. It was the only thing to produce for me that day, I even had a huge snapping turtle go after it a couple of times.

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Hey Micro, looks like you got those fish all worked up......and glad the baits are helpin' you catch'em.

BTW, Bowfins gotta eat too   ;D

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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I'll go with the Rage Tails too.

Space Monkey, June Bug, rigged on a 4/0 Owner keel weighted twistlock hook.

This has to be the most weedless, snagproof, foolproof thing I've ever fished. I can fish it through muck, and other stuff I had to either fish over, or avoid.

Screw the head onto the twistlock all the way. Make sure the lure is right side up. Back the bait off until it is right side up. Do not twist beyond making contact with the hook's eye or you may cut a plug from the head of the bait.

Run the hook completely through the body, making sure the body is straight. The business end of the hook from bend to tip should be exposed.

Stretch the body toward the eye about a sixteenth of an inch or so, then push it against the point so it penetrates that amount you stretched.

Here's how all the fish below were caught, most from under lily pads. Some from the edges. I only took photos of a few, but they are typical of the size this method produced the past two days.

Cast into the pads. Allow the bait to settle on the bottom.

A slow count to ten in five feet of water is adequate. Take up the slack. If you feel a weight, exert a gentle pull. If you feel considerable resistance, set the hook. Most of the bass below were caught before I started the retrieve.

If nothing has taken the bait, retrieve it slowly with twitches, jerks, and slow pulls of a foot or so, keeping it on the bottom.

You'll feel it slide by stems, and rocks. Anytime you feel weight, increase pressure. Like with a jig, pay attention to anything that signifies something living at the end of your line.

I use 15 pound braid, and a 15 pound leader. The braid cuts through the stems easily, and haven't had one break off yet.

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It's shameful. They ought to be banned. It's like fishing with dynamite.

A smattering of today's haul...

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

Bass

These lures seem to work exceptionally well in my lake. This particular lake has water clarity like a bottle of Yoohoo. The water looks like chocolate milk. Visibility is only about a foot or two in the creeks, more on the main body. The water also gets severe algea that seems to settle a foot or two under the surface. I need a lure that has a lot of action, and can be worked in the top two feet of water. Weedless is mandatory. The Space Monkey fills the bill better than any other plastic I've tried to date.

As I was trailering today, another fisherman asked me if I had any luck. He had been throwing cranks and topwaters, lamenting all the snot he pulled up on each cast. (Parts of this lake are not treble hook friendly.) I gave him my last 3 Space Monkeys in Watermelon/Red Flake, and a pack of Owner hooks. Hopefully, they'll bring him some luck, too.

And to the people saying the lake is beautiful - thank you - I agree. It's a very typical southern lake . We just don't have any alligators. But the scenery is spectacular. Here is a nice little cove I like to pull into and eat lunch.

Nice little cove

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OMG, thank you for uploading for pictures. I loved looking at those pictures. The lake again is absolutely beautiful.

What hooks where you using and how did u fish the bait?

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The hook is an Owner Twist Lock, 4/0, with a 1/8 oz weight.  All I do is cast and slow, steady retrieve.  

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