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dmorrs35
Posted: May 18, 2018 - 11:09 am


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Only 2 weeks tomorrow until muskie opener! god that itch is getting unbearable! where are you guys planning on fishing?

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colanut
Posted: May 18, 2018 - 11:49 am


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I'm going to Balsam Lake. I know they are there, but I have yet to land one. This is the year they will be on my target list. A couple of years ago, I saw a guy land one about 60 inches from a canoe. His girlfriend was screaming about a shark in the boat. Hilarious.

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Posted: May 18, 2018 - 04:47 pm


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I will be going up to Port Severn for the opener. hope this year I will be lucky.

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dmorrs35
Posted: May 23, 2018 - 12:34 pm


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QUOTE (colanut @ May 18, 2018 - 11:49 am)
I'm going to Balsam Lake. I know they are there, but I have yet to land one. This is the year they will be on my target list. A couple of years ago, I saw a guy land one about 60 inches from a canoe. His girlfriend was screaming about a shark in the boat. Hilarious.

oh yea they are there numbers and size! big tigers there too!

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BlackCrowe13
Posted: May 23, 2018 - 09:37 pm


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Canít wait! Bal is my likely choice.... trying to get my first handmade musky crank ready for the water to open the season.

Catching my first musky of the year on my own lure would be super cool!

Good luck all!

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BlackCrowe13
Posted: May 27, 2018 - 09:41 am


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Just about ready to go catch a big one!

Far from perfect, but Iím happy with the results on my first attempt.



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Ice
Posted: May 27, 2018 - 10:54 am


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Great looking colors and nice job. Please post some picture once they smash that lure

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Hank Jr
Posted: May 27, 2018 - 11:38 am


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Nice paint job I'm sure you will find a Muskie happy to chump on it . Good Luck

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Attila
Posted: May 27, 2018 - 06:23 pm


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I'll be on Sturgeon, but I don't think I'm going to be throwing any musky sized lures. Rather I'll be targeting the smaller sized fish by throwing 4-6" jerkbaits and maybe a couple of larger sized inline spinners.

There's a lot of numbers to be had and while I'm sure I'll see a couple in the 40" range I'll be catching quite a few under that length.

Cheers!

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Mjewell
Posted: May 27, 2018 - 08:16 pm


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I hoping to be on shadow lake this year. Going out with my daughters this year. Havenít fished shadow in 18 years but know they are there an now pike are too.

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dmorrs35
Posted: May 29, 2018 - 12:15 pm


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Hey Crowe, that is a sweet looking bait! what kind of wood did you use for it?


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BlackCrowe13
Posted: May 29, 2018 - 07:14 pm


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QUOTE (dmorrs35 @ May 29, 2018 - 12:15 pm)
Hey Crowe, that is a sweet looking bait! what kind of wood did you use for it?

Thanks D... appreciate the feedback.

Good old 2x4 of cedar. Iím still doing all I can to pile up some lures for opener. Late nights after work shaping, sealing, priming, wiring... and on and on! Hard, but Iím having fun learning.

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Posted: May 30, 2018 - 10:16 am


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Wow can't believe it's already muskie opener..

Where did spring go, or did we even have a spring?? LOL

I might pack the muskie gear this weekend, if I have time to fish for them..

Good Luck to everyone heading out.

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dmorrs35
Posted: May 30, 2018 - 12:17 pm


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QUOTE (BlackCrowe13 @ May 29, 2018 - 07:14 pm)
Thanks D... appreciate the feedback.

Good old 2x4 of cedar. Iím still doing all I can to pile up some lures for opener. Late nights after work shaping, sealing, priming, wiring... and on and on! Hard, but Iím having fun learning.

those types are definitely tough to make. Probably why Hose Baits charges $100+ a piece, and also why there are far more blade baits out there haha.

I think you should ALSO make a Jailbird pattern! jailbird never seems to fail! Brown walleye like the one you painted definitely works too! im sure a 40" range muskie will feel so much better on your own home made bait!

Im assuming you have a wire running right down the center of it? would love to hear how you make them!

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Posted: May 30, 2018 - 05:57 pm


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QUOTE (dmorrs35 @ May 30, 2018 - 12:17 pm)
QUOTE (BlackCrowe13 @ May 29, 2018 - 07:14 pm)
Thanks D... appreciate the feedback.

Good old 2x4 of cedar.  Iím still doing all I can to pile up some lures for opener.  Late nights after work shaping, sealing, priming, wiring... and on and on!  Hard, but Iím having fun learning.

those types are definitely tough to make. Probably why Hose Baits charges $100+ a piece, and also why there are far more blade baits out there haha.

I think you should ALSO make a Jailbird pattern! jailbird never seems to fail! Brown walleye like the one you painted definitely works too! im sure a 40" range muskie will feel so much better on your own home made bait!

Im assuming you have a wire running right down the center of it? would love to hear how you make them!

Haha, I am hoping a musky thinks itís lunch!

All my baits are being made as wire through. I donít split the bait in half but rather I thread it... itís a pain to say the least and I have had many an error that resulted in more repairs. I will be posting up a few more baits to share on the Simcoe boards Bait Makers Clubhouse probably later tonight.

Itís addictive, trying to make each one better than the last. Correcting errors that you notice on previous baits.

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