I also like his Megabass X80 jerkbait KO. I add about a gram of BBs to the weight transfer, and it runs down 2-3'. Very erratic action. Good bait.
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Predator Sinking Lipless And Rc 2.5s?
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:48 PM
Too bad most of those jerks are too light. I hate throwing a jerkbait on spinning gear. I would have got some 100 kos, but those are sinkers. Didn't want to take a chance on the "Predator jerk" .
Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:59 AM
Email me your name you use on paypal and I will ship you 2 of the predator jerk to try out.
Have you tried the sinking one ?
Edited by Predator Bass Baits, 12 May 2011 - 04:00 AM.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:37 AM
I'm unclear about why rounding the bill is necessary.
How does that affect the action of the lures?
Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:45 AM
X3 on that I get 10 here or 10 there and the service I got was by far the best I sent jim a TY email on my first order and what do you know he mailed me back the other place I was getting my eyes from never Emailed me back
AS for the floating lips I got a few and with very little tweaking they were good to
Edited by hillbilly1, 12 May 2011 - 07:47 AM.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:49 AM
Mark, it is just for looks, some guys do not like the looks of the bill and the screw in plug to change the rattles, I can understand the looks but the options it has out weights that but the fisherman is a mighty picky individual.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:58 AM
Hillbilly, are you talking about the floating lipless ?
I tested 6 of those the last couple days and 4 swam great with some tuning with # 4 hooks on the front and # 6 on the back, 2 of them would not swim, I put # 2 hooks on those 2 and then they swam.
Because I got a complaint the other day on them and the testing I did on them I have decided to drop the price to $.35 each and when they are gone I am not restocking them.
Some guys are going to get a good deal on them, only about 350 give or take left.
If anyone here orders, the way I have shipping set up and the cheap lures I may have to ask for additional shipping charges.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:45 AM
I am one of those fisherman Jim.... lol
Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:48 AM
That"s affirmative I played with them a little in a test tank I wanted to see if I could get them to suspend I just added some ballast (5 bb's) IMHO I think its a water displacement issue across the forehead of the bait I just added some ballast to get the nose down a little more and boom it was a go.I just like to tinker with baits
Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:04 AM
I did the same with the #2" till I got one balanced then drop the a size till It was all most dead on at the end 5 bb's a 4 in the front and a 6 under the seat. As for the squair bill sometimes a SB will deflect more off of cover (so I was told) to me if it catches fish I dont care if it has moles or the surface of a fire break as long as it catches fish. Speakin of moles and fire breaks I need to give my wife a call
Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:33 AM
To me it seems like I get more roll, or is it yaw, the rounder the bill is. I havent tested this on jim's square bill just the lures I make.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:44 AM
Ok, thanks. I haven't tried the sinking LC ko's. I was very tempted but I wasn't sure if the sink rate was agonizingly slow (good) or more like a countdown (not good).
Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:46 AM
I've never tried it - but I'm sure it would affect the way a crank deflects. I can't see it altering the swim very much.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:02 PM
The sinking lipless is a fast sinker not a slow one.
I did some testing today on the square bill.
no difference in swimming action,
It was a tad harder to tune the rounded bill.
Plus if it does not swim right make sure the lure floats, if it sinks it has water in it, I found that one out.
These lures are suppose to be tank tested for leaks but if you remove the plug then it needs to be tested, I removed 3 and 2 of them leaked.
If Anybody ever has trouble tunning them it is a fine line to were they need to be, you bend the figure 8 snap left or right, not twsit it left or right.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:24 PM
All of the baits I has used from Jim are top notch. Keep up the great work. I won't buy blanks from anyone else anymore.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:45 PM
Has anyone tried drilling the 4" predator jerk bait to add weight? I drilled some of the x80's with an 11/64 bit and all went well but the 4" predator cracked at the seam with that same bit. Not sure why but any help is appreciated. I been fishing both pre weight and love them so far I just trying to get them to suspend. They have both caught fish well. Thanks guys!
Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:43 PM
I had the exact same thing happen to me. Maybe the plastic is different, or thinner. Either way, I reglued the cracked plastic, added my ballast, bondo'd over the holes, and crazy glued that, too. Then I painted it, and it is fine.
I fished it hard this last weekend, and had not problems.
Alas, I also had no bites.
It runs very shallow, even though I added several grams of ballast, both in the head, and in the mid section.
I painted it as a baby bass, so I hope it's a dynamite post-spawn bait.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:28 PM
Yea mark I had to add alot of weight also. I don't have scales but I added 12 of the .177 bb gun bb's and four number 6 shot from a shotgun shell to get it to suspend in the bucket and it feels heavy. Haven't fished it yet so I'll let you know. I been doing real well on the yellow perch pattern it's my fav!
Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:08 PM
I've painted a bunch of the LC Pointer knock offs which sink slowly. I drill out some of the ballast weight to get it to suspend. Seems easier than adding weight?
Posted 18 May 2011 - 05:18 PM
I wish I would have known you guys would change the weight on these, I probably could of had them made with different weights, my next batch I will have them made a tad lighter if everyone would prefer but for now I am expecting a new order anyday so will have to wait until these are gone.
Any other lures you would like to see changes too ? I will be ordering dt-10 and 16's next.
I have 2 new molds being built also that should be a big big hit.