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Back Beach
05-21-2016, 01:40 PM
Always look forward to this thread and noticed nobody started one yet so here goes...lets see em.

numbskull
05-23-2016, 08:03 PM
:heybaby:

OLD GOAT
05-24-2016, 06:49 AM
Nice Fish !!!!

pbadad
05-24-2016, 06:55 AM
George that darter catches anything.

JLH
05-24-2016, 03:22 PM
Here are a couple of pics. I got my first fish on a new larger needle that I was working on over the winter. Also my first fish on a variation of the musso maple swimmer I've been messing around with.

numbskull
05-24-2016, 03:55 PM
Crap! And there I was all happy catching 8" bass.

ProfessorM
05-24-2016, 08:36 PM
Those are some quality fish. Congrats. I haven't even made a cast yet.
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eskimo
05-25-2016, 03:19 PM
Here are a couple of pics. I got my first fish on a new larger needle that I was working on over the winter. Also my first fish on a variation of the musso maple swimmer I've been messing around with.

sick! guess that maple swimmer worked out.

eskimo
05-25-2016, 03:27 PM
Spotty but finding a few. Slim darter I was messing with over the winter and a slow sink maple needle.

eskimo
05-25-2016, 03:29 PM
maple needle

JLH
05-27-2016, 01:57 PM
Nice fish Frank!

ProfessorM
05-27-2016, 03:39 PM
Very nice Frank. I need to ditch Numbskull and start fishing with you.
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JLH
06-08-2016, 02:03 PM
The Musso maple style swimmer has quickly become a favorite of mine. The original yellow prototype that I had been fishing is now retired after getting me a new personal best but itís been replaced in the bag with a copy that will hopefully be just as productive.

tysdad115
06-08-2016, 02:05 PM
Congrats Jay!

beamie
06-08-2016, 04:25 PM
Very nice JLH, look at the shoulders on that beast.

Rockport24
06-08-2016, 04:28 PM
holy crap great fish!

Slipknot
06-08-2016, 05:42 PM
That's GREAT, congrats Jay!

ProfessorM
06-08-2016, 07:12 PM
Man I am getting sick of seeing all the fish you get.


But on a serious note Great catch
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numbskull
06-08-2016, 08:33 PM
Great looking plug
Great looking fish
The fisherman..........not so much......but at least better than Paul.
Nice catch

Diggin Jiggin
06-09-2016, 07:50 AM
Congrats Jay, that's the 'holy grail' of fish on a homemade right there...

Nebe
06-09-2016, 07:53 AM
Lordy Lordy... That beast is way over 40 !
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eskimo
06-09-2016, 10:08 AM
Epic fish Jay!

pbadad
06-12-2016, 06:53 AM
Great fish J. What an accomplishment catching on a piece of wood formed by one's hands.

JLH
06-12-2016, 12:56 PM
Thanks everyone! It was a very special fish, especially coming on a plug that I had built. Felt really good seeing her swim off, maybe we will meet again in few years.

numbskull
06-15-2016, 09:59 PM
Beggars can't be choosers.
That's a big darter, too.

JLH
06-15-2016, 10:26 PM
Beggars can't be choosers.
That's a big darter, too.

If you could catch blue crabs you might be on to something...
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numbskull
06-19-2016, 09:40 AM
When you're hot you're hot.
Notice how he automatically holds it out towards the camera to make it look even bigger.

Nebe
06-19-2016, 12:22 PM
What a beast !
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ecduzitgood
06-19-2016, 12:28 PM
When you're hot you're hot.
Notice how he automatically holds it out towards the camera to make it look even bigger.

Pretty fish...notice how the back hook wasn't a factor even with that beast ;)
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ProfessorM
06-19-2016, 02:07 PM
Yup took all my skills to land the beast. My drag was set pretty tight so it only took me down to the backing twice. I doubt he will be hitting any flaptails in the future.
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numbskull
06-19-2016, 08:16 PM
What a beast !
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Uhhhhh, Paul, I think he was talking about you.

tlapinski
06-20-2016, 08:28 AM
A hair less than half the weight of Jay's fish big one at just 25 pounds, but landed on the first cast ever with one of his maple Musso copies. That plug is now either blessed or jinxed.

ProfessorM
06-20-2016, 09:08 AM
Good one. Same area as J's ?
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ThrowingTimber
06-24-2016, 08:51 AM
The Musso maple style swimmer has quickly become a favorite of mine. The original yellow prototype that I had been fishing is now retired after getting me a new personal best but itís been replaced in the bag with a copy that will hopefully be just as productive.



Beautiful! Pretty work man and on your own! WHAT??? Awesome! Congrats on the release!!

numbskull
06-27-2016, 08:01 AM
When the bar needs lowering, I'm the guy.

JLH needle making something out of a slow night.

JLH
06-27-2016, 04:06 PM
When the bar needs lowering, I'm the guy.

JLH needle making something out of a slow night.

It's great to see the needle is getting fished!

ProfessorM
06-27-2016, 07:46 PM
Yeah good catch. At least someone caught something. Been a while since i did something other than practice casting
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Slipknot
06-27-2016, 08:11 PM
not as long as I Paul, I have not caught since last year :(
maybe soon, guess I will miss catching in June as well as May.

George you look thinner than that bass, good going

JLH
07-26-2016, 04:16 PM
Here is a nice bass from earlier in July that fell for a black maple metal lip. Hard to believe but this fish was actually a couple of pounds heavier than the one I got back in early June. Fish was released after getting a quick weight and a few pics.

pbadad
07-26-2016, 07:23 PM
Wow, you got it this year. And without eels.

ProfessorM
07-27-2016, 08:20 PM
Hell of a catch
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Diggin Jiggin
07-31-2016, 05:17 PM
Thats a monster, Congrats !

Diggin Jiggin
07-31-2016, 05:35 PM
It was a funny first half for me. I had a couple of nice fish but my offseason plans never seem to translate into what really happens when he fish show. What I think I will need and build never seem to work out with what they want. The plugs I spent the most time on I didn't end up fishing much and the one that was my best producer was just a prototype I was just planning to mess around with in the canal.

The plug in its mouth is the white one from the first picture. I made it to fish the canal subsurface but it ended up being my best plug all spring Sorry its crappy cell phone pic, wasn't in a good place for pictures.

Diggin Jiggin
07-31-2016, 05:55 PM
Highlight of my first half was this darter fish. Its my biggest fish yet on on one of my darters. I think I got those yellow eyes at plugfest 3 or 4 years ago.

Chuckwood
09-25-2016, 02:03 AM
The Musso maple style swimmer has quickly become a favorite of mine. The original yellow prototype that I had been fishing is now retired after getting me a new personal best but itís been replaced in the bag with a copy that will hopefully be just as productive.

Absolute pigs. Well done.
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ANY LUCK?
09-25-2016, 11:33 AM
Here's a 38" fish on a 5" needle.

ANY LUCK?
09-25-2016, 12:40 PM
Early season keeper on green/white swimmer, not caught by me.

tysdad115
10-08-2016, 08:03 PM
Somebody here got 100# fish on his own spook...here's a teaser.

Slipknot
10-08-2016, 10:55 PM
Nice one!

Throwing Timber I would say
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Guppy
10-09-2016, 06:22 AM
Nice one!

Throwing Timber I would say
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Me too

I just knew u guys would score this week.... Congrats

tysdad115
10-09-2016, 07:44 AM
Wasn't Vic.
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BigFish
10-09-2016, 08:47 AM
Prof M?

Slipknot
10-09-2016, 10:09 AM
Prof M?


now that I see the plug on my computer, I agree, looks like a Paul plug

but Andy is not telling so just a guess

oh ya, white boots if that is the builder/angler in the pic, white boots I know someone with white boots

tysdad115
10-09-2016, 11:23 AM
It's no "secret" , he has the other pictures and I'm sure he'll see this. I was just happy to be there and see it happen.
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angler229
10-09-2016, 12:25 PM
...

tysdad115
10-09-2016, 12:36 PM
And there it is! Nice job Dan.
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Slipknot
10-09-2016, 01:08 PM
Congrats Dan!
That is a hell of an accomplishment
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numbskull
10-10-2016, 01:59 PM
Awesome.
That raises the bar a bit.