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Bassinfool last won the day on June 6

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  • Birthday 01/21/1991

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    Lay Lake, AL
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    I've been fishing longer than I've been able to walk. I get in as much seat time as I possibly can whenever possible. When I'm not fishing, I'm thinking about it or making soft plastics for myself or friends. Thanks for coming by my profile and War Eagle!

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  1. I am partial to the Baitjunkys ribbon tail worm. You can buy it from lureworks. It has caught me a boat load of fish over the years, especially during the summer months.
  2. Base color has everything to do with the end effect. I have a bunch of colorshift powders. You can mix them with a transparent base, clear top coat, or brush them on. As for where you get them, there are a ton of different vendors out there. I recently purchased a bunch off of an etsy store, amazon, ebay, dipyourcar, custompaintingpearls are all viable options. In my experience, you get the most dramatic effects over a black base but some of the lighter powders also a do a great job adding a subtle shift when over white, white pearl or other lighter shades. You just have to do some experimenting to find what you want.
  3. My opinion on the matter is that attraction and triggering often time go hand in hand. One of the best examples I can think of are with big glide baits thrown in clear water. These big baits have a lot of "drawing power" with those slow, wide movements bringing in fish from a long distance away- I have had instances where I can see a fish close on the bait from maybe 10-15 feet away, get right on the tail of the bait and follow it all the way to the boat before turning away. Obviously this fish was attracted to the lure but didn't commit. This is where the triggering part comes into play. Again, using the glide bait example, if I can see that I have a follower but they're not committing to the bait I will jerk my rod tip hard a few times to make it dart side to side, crank the reel handle hard a few times and kill the bait to let the bait slide off to one side or, depending on the bait, twitch it and make the bait do a 180 turn and face the fish. Often times these movements are enough to illicit a violent reaction from followers or turn them off completely- you really don't know until you try a few different things and start getting bites. To summarize, attraction is what brings the fish to the bait but triggering them to bite appeals to their core predatory instinct making them lash out and commit to the bait.
  4. https://www.basstackle.com/8_Fat_Treat_Worm_p/196-kj-4.htm It's a beast. I throw it on a Randy Howell Magnum shaky head jig I pour from Do-it, typically in 3/8 or 1/2 oz with a 7/0 hook.
  5. I has some of the V hooks that I use in my shaky heads and magnum shaky heads and they're bad to the bone. Very sharp, stout and hold fish well once they're hooked which is really important to me with the magnum heads.
  6. Man I hate to hear that his health issues finally caught up to him. I still have two old bears injectors, some hilite powders and a jar of blue flake from him that I just keep refilling.
  7. https://www.alternativelures.com/ This is one of the best sites I have found for blanks, swimbaits and glides in particular.
  8. If you have a hobby lobby near you they have some great pearl ex powders that are really affordable. I use their purple pearl for several of my baits and it looks really nice.
  9. I use a mix of chartreuse and dead on Neolime for mine
  10. I like very little yellow in my bone, just a hint. Mine is mostly white colorant, 1 drop of yellow and a drop or two of natural. You can adjust it to your liking.
  11. I used to know an old timer who used the old yellow/orange dial bar soap on a trotline and it worked like an absolute charm. Catfish truly will eat damn near anything it seems
  12. Hop on Facebook and look up Dakota Mcneill (Mcneill Exotics). I'm sure he can provide you with what you're looking for.
  13. MF makes the watermelon brown colorant; it's really thin but makes a fantastic color. As for myself, I use several different colorants to make my version of watermelon just to give the baits a little more depth. I use watermelon 101 from lureworks, some lime green from dead on, some natural from lurecraft and some green pumpkin 109 from lureworks as well. Is it necessary to make it that complicated? No, absolutely not. You can get a great watermelon color with watermelon 101 all by itself, but I want to make my colors my own which is why I add the other colorants. I added a photo of some worms I did in gallery and will drop the wink below. http://www.tackleunderground.com/community/gallery/image/21027-straight-up-watermelon-seed/
  14. My version of a classic
  15. I had issues with Dead On bubbling as well to the point that I bought a vacuum chamber. Depending on how much you bought and what container it came in, I would HIGHLY suggest that you not shake the container and instead use a plastic tip mixer that you attach to a drill. Experienced much less bubbling when mixing this way. In my experience and considering where I live (central Alabama), moisture is normally the number one culprit when I get bubbles in my plastic. Moisture can also get in your colorants, flake, powders, and other things we put in our plastic. Salt is also an absolute magnet for moisture.
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