Keeper Trout

8.75" multi-joint Keeper Trout swimbait with assist hook hanger in the tail and an additional line tie on the chin.

100% hand carved out of a single block of wood using only a utility knife, a handsaw, and sandpaper. Base colors are spray painted with the detailing and highlights hand-applied using acrylic. This bait took over a year to finish, but it swims like a champ and has a very special place in my tackle box. ;)




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Sorry the original photo is a little blurry, but at least she catches fish! I was reading through forum threads and came upon this one that had me thinking how cool it would be to see some fish catch pictures on all these awesome garage baits  http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/topic/33995-new-idea-for-best-lure-contest/. This fish was my first bass of the year and my very first fish on the Keeper. Comparing the size of the bait to the size of her mouth has me dumbfounded.

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What a great pic! It amazes me sometimes to see how big a bait can be in relation to the fish that will hit them. That's a nice big bass but even the small ones will sometimes go after baits that are bigger than they are.  Again, that trout is a real work of art. Thanks for sharing. 

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