We couldn't be more excited to announce that we have just completed the transaction to add Lure Lore to the My Bait Shop family. Lure Lore (lurelore.com) has been around since 1997 and was one of the very first tackle collecting websites. It focused on providing in-depth lure specific historic information. In addition to their famous Lure Lore articles the website also includes a comprehensive Heddon color and numeric archive as well as a virtual treasure trove of additional historic information.
We are excited to be able to help preserve this history and carry it forward to the next generation of lure collectors. Over time you will see us update My Bait Shop with Lure Lore articles.....click "Read More" to continue
For this episode of Lure Mysteries we are going in a little different direction. So far none of the previous lures have been identified and I am almost positive today's lures will be solved by someone out there fairly quick. Heck I might even remember the identity of these lures myself. I feel like the name is on the tip of my tongue but after several days, I give up so I present them to you....Click "Read More" to continue.
This week's episode of Lure Mysteries is a "lure" I've had for a long time. Dating back to a large lot of lures I bought back in the 1990's. It was a rather large lot and included a lot of variety and some really old lures. At the time I purchased this lot I was rather new to the hobby and was convinced this lure was only missing the back hooks or was a piece of something really old.....Click "Read More" to continue.
My Bait Shop Pro Angler John Holtz takes us fishing and gives us tips on how to fish fall patterns using crankbaits. John takes us largemouth bass fishing on a November day and uses some great lures such as Rapalas, Bagley's, Storm and more. Check out how John did and pick up some great tips along the way.
Welcome to our newest addition to My Bait Shop, Lure Mysteries. Each week we will bring you one new lure that we have been unable to identify through our research. Some of these lures have been researched heavily in books, catalogs, forums, etc and some a little less. We will post pictures and what we know of the lure and ask that if you can help solve the mystery or add any information that might help, please comment below this post. Now on to Episode 1, The Case of the Hotcubbie.
We purchased the Hotcubbie in a very large musky lure lot in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This lot included a lot of brand name lures but also some prototypes and some smaller, "garage production" type companies that never made it big time. The Hotcubbie is 5 1/4" long and appears to be very well made and not a prototype by any means. It has "Hotcubbie" written on one side and what appears to be the makers signature on the other side. I have tried to alter the photo of the signature the best I can but cannot recognize the name......Click "Read More" to continue.
My Bait Shop Pro Staff Larry Patterson and John Holtz fished Stop One on Sunday March 25th. With cold (45 degree) but stable water conditions we had a great practice day! It seemed that any and all jerkbaits we threw would catch a fish. Sunday came and everything changed. Stocton Reservoir began to release large amounts of water as the water temps cooled. With falling water (now 42-43 degrees) the fish were much harder to catch.
Proving you have to always pay attention, a mistake turned us onto the key to success.
Now that Christmas has come and gone, all my New Years resolutions have been broken, the ground hog didn't see it's shadow and the Bass Master Classic being only a month away can only mean one thing, The lakes are thawing and the big bass will be moving into their pre-spawn areas.
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