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Dave Peros
05-20-2017, 08:37 AM
I am not a plug maker, but I always appreciated this thread; it was always heartening to see that there were still some folks dedicated to the art of wood. Anyone out there?
Dave

BigFish
05-20-2017, 04:20 PM
I will try to post some this week Dave!:hidin:

numbskull
05-20-2017, 07:35 PM
Not exactly a fish worth showing off, but I've been happy with the way this thing is looking.

numbskull
05-20-2017, 07:37 PM
Liking this plug as well. Built by Frank (eskimo) and won in the TCTFN raffle.

islander
05-21-2017, 09:36 AM
George, I know you have posted that plug before, but that truly is one hell of a build. True craftsman.
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Dave Peros
05-22-2017, 11:30 AM
Hi Larry and George - Thanks for responding and/or posting; glad to see that wood is alive and well!
Dave

Biteme
05-23-2017, 02:42 PM
My Hero.......

numbskull
05-23-2017, 03:14 PM
My Hero.......

Looks just like Paul..........holding a #10 fish.

numbskull
05-23-2017, 03:23 PM
Here is a cool one. Cookie cutter fish on Paul's Norris Needle copy.
Next drift had a legit #30 fish come airborne and miss it.

Dave Peros
05-25-2017, 07:42 AM
Poor Paul - He can't catch a break - even when he's helping others catch fish with his plugs!

Slipknot
05-25-2017, 11:32 AM
I enjoy the hell out of catching fish on plugs Paul makes :btu:

here is one about 20 pounds also on a plug George made

Thank you Numbskull

Slipknot
05-25-2017, 11:33 AM
My Hero.......


thanks
on a Bernzy surf howdy
what is the date on that picture Jim?

Slipknot
05-25-2017, 11:35 AM
Here is a cool one. Cookie cutter fish on Paul's Norris Needle copy.
Next drift had a legit #30 fish come airborne and miss it.

Nice George, I hope that fish comes back around for you for another try at it.

Biteme
05-25-2017, 02:39 PM
May 30, 2014, I think Lower was there that day.

Slipknot
05-25-2017, 03:42 PM
Thanks, Danny must have been also if I was in my boat

numbskull
05-25-2017, 04:13 PM
Got my mojo working now, suckers!

JLH
05-26-2017, 10:05 AM
First fish on a new plug that I've been working on. I'm calling it a Skonrad (longer and skinnier version of a Conrad).

pbadad
05-26-2017, 02:23 PM
That didn't take long.
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numbskull
05-26-2017, 05:21 PM
First fish on a new plug that I've been working on. I'm calling it a Skonrad (longer and skinnier version of a Conrad).

That had to feel good.

Diggin Jiggin
05-28-2017, 03:35 PM
I've been doing ok with the darters/bottle darters. Nothing really large yet. The bottle plugs I made get hit a lot but seems like I have a very low hook up ratio with them.

I haven't been out fishing much in daylight to do the topwater thing but finally found a pencil fish yesterday.

bart
05-30-2017, 09:35 AM
Damn, Jay. Nice fish, nice plug.

I've got some fish to 30#s on custom wood this year, but hard to take pics where I'm fishing. I've already lost two phones trying. Guess I should probably invest in a life proof case or whatever they're called :think:

tlapinski
05-30-2017, 10:56 AM
My first fish on a JLH glide bait from a recent outing. He held out on me all last season before finally gifting me with one for this year.

ProfessorM
05-30-2017, 11:14 AM
Some very nice fish guys. I couldn't catch a cold at this point so far.
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numbskull
06-01-2017, 12:41 PM
Predator fish
GooGoo handcarve fish
Banana fish

numbskull
06-01-2017, 12:43 PM
BigO handcarve fish

ProfessorM
06-01-2017, 06:09 PM
Your killing me. Very nice catches.
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JLH
06-01-2017, 08:36 PM
Nice fish guys!
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numbskull
06-04-2017, 06:32 AM
A "wannabe nice but not there yet by a long shot" fish. Still, after spending a big chunk of the winter trying to figure out this Dalecki darter thing I was happy enough to hit this on its first cast.

Slipknot
06-04-2017, 12:23 PM
very nice

good catching guys

Dave Peros
06-05-2017, 09:58 AM
Some very nice fish guys. I couldn't catch a cold at this point so far.
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Hi Paul, did George's wooden version of a, ahem, Magic Swimmer steal all the mojo from all your plugs? What's up with your famous darters? Those Pichney Danny copies should be getting all kinds of attention around BH in the early hours? I need to see some evidence that you are still fishing and not just working on the Cape house!
Dave :wave:

Dave Peros
06-05-2017, 10:01 AM
Hey Larry - First off, nice job on Chronicle; I really enjoyed it - despite them editing out SOL!
That said, are you in hiding from the crowds that are seeking an autograph now that you are a TV personality? I hope your absence from this thread means that business is through the roof and you don't have time to post! But I can't believe that anything would keep you from fishing.
Dave

blondterror
06-05-2017, 10:04 PM
I have done well with this plug in the canal this spring.... eel green paint

Have caught several fish from 34-42 inches with it... both on top and swimming submerged

BigFish
06-06-2017, 05:49 AM
Hey Larry - First off, nice job on Chronicle; I really enjoyed it - despite them editing out SOL!
That said, are you in hiding from the crowds that are seeking an autograph now that you are a TV personality? I hope your absence from this thread means that business is through the roof and you don't have time to post! But I can't believe that anything would keep you from fishing.
Dave

Here is one Dave! Taken on a "Big Blitzseeker" in the ditch a couple weeks ago! Sorry.....been running in many different directions but I promise more pics soon!

numbskull
06-06-2017, 12:24 PM
I have done well with this plug ... both on top and swimming submerged

So how do those things swim.....I can't picture it.

blondterror
06-06-2017, 01:51 PM
George... similar to weighted little neck popper

ProfessorM
06-06-2017, 06:30 PM
Dave I have a new puppy and it has taken a lot of my time but I am still plugging away just nothing post worry yet. Soon though I can feel it.
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Dave Peros
06-07-2017, 04:41 PM
Hey Paul - I need a photo of the pup. Perhaps you could get George to help you make him or her into a fishing dog? But keep the pup away from the plugs, please! I have seen enough photos of dogs with trebles attached to their mouths and I still get nightmares from a photo that Mike Thomas had in the shop of a boxer - so much in those eyes!

ProfessorM
06-07-2017, 05:01 PM
Ha. oh she is going to have to love the tin boat that is a given. My last lab loved the boat. I don't know how to put pics from my phone on here. When I get on the puter I will send ya one.
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Dave Peros
06-18-2017, 04:10 AM
Hey Guys - What gives? Have the fish stopped taking wood? Is it the dreaded eel season when bass only want to eat snakes - or a facsimile such as a skin draped over a metal lip?
I'm tired of hearing about vertical jigging and livelining scup; I need to hear about wood ruling the day. We've had some fun lately with Gibbs' pencils in the rips, but nothing that's worth taking a photo of yet.
Oh, yeah, and Paul, where is that photo of the pup you promised?
Seriously, hope everyone is doing well and watch out for those jetties - they come up pretty fast - just as the Steamship Authority! Ouch!
Dave

ProfessorM
06-18-2017, 02:21 PM
George and I got some fish on needles and darters. No pics though and nothing really worthy of a shot for me. So some are catching on wood. Next week hopefully I will do better.
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ProfessorM
06-18-2017, 02:59 PM
I sent pup picture via text message. Can't figure out how to get off phone onto this site.
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Vogt
06-19-2017, 07:44 AM
I sent pup picture via text message. Can't figure out how to get off phone onto this site.
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Email it to yourself from your phone. Download from the email to your PC, and upload as normal. :kewl:

ProfessorM
06-19-2017, 09:15 AM
Ha I tried got it to my email and then could not open. I am so stupid with computers.
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Dave Peros
07-05-2017, 03:21 PM
Wow, this makes me sad! Perhaps Sauerkraut is right: the best way to catch big bass is with an eel - or put an eelskin over a plug. I wish I could contribute, but the only plugs I use in my business are manufactured by folks such as Gibbs. And any custom plugs I have I keep for myself - and I don't fish anymore!
Please help me with some plug love.:love:
Dave

Slipknot
07-06-2017, 09:51 AM
recent catch that was puking up herring (I sense a theme here)
got it on one of Chucks' heavy spooks, at least it is wood and not plastic.

I can't bring myself to fish eels from shore only from a boat sometimes when I get invited by some generous friends. I do however enjoy catching on plastic almost as much as wood, have to give them what they want sometimes.

Diggin Jiggin
07-07-2017, 08:07 AM
Nice fish Bruce.

I have a few pics from my camera that I needed to resize. Its been a pretty slow first half of the year for me. I found a few nice fish in early june when I took off a week to fish but had no numbers just a few large fish in an otherwise very slow week.. (like 2-3 hits/night and that SW wind we seemed to have every night made it really tough to hook anything).

piemma
07-17-2017, 12:03 PM
Email it to yourself from your phone. Download from the email to your PC, and upload as normal. :kewl:

The only problem with that is you will:
1 have to resize as most pics from the phone are several megs and John's site has a I meg limit and :
2. You may have to store as a JPEG as most phone (at least my 'droid) store pics in a PNG format.

slingToad
07-20-2017, 06:36 PM
I think he hit the teaser and missed.

tlapinski
08-08-2017, 09:37 AM
Posting a few updates that were caught on JLH's plugs. Sorry for the sucky pics, since Jay has been in the hospital with his son I've been mostly fishing solo.

This fish on a needle was nothing special, maybe 20 pounds, but on the subsequent cast I hooked something I couldn't stop and was eventually broken off when it took me deep into a boulderfield. It could have just as easily been a 30-pound class fish that was snagged as it was a cow, so I'm not losing much sleep over the fish. I was more pissed at lowing the needle than the fish as it was one of two special giants that Jay made for me based off the old Red Fin perch pattern.

tlapinski
08-08-2017, 09:41 AM
And here are a pair of fish landed on a JLH maple Donny that has ben very productive for me this year. The one with hook in the back of the fish's head was 33# but felt like a tank due to the hook placement. I was getting a bunch of weird hits and dropped fish before landing this one that night. The bass were either having a hard time zeroing in on the plug or they were just looking to kill it. The other one hooked properly in the mouth was mid-20s.

ProfessorM
08-09-2017, 09:14 AM
Nice
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angler229
08-09-2017, 10:12 AM
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Slipknot
08-25-2017, 10:45 AM
Got a dozen fish in a row on a Swimmer pencil popper recently, I think this is one Frank gave me made of some ash I cut up for him from his tree. Great plug!

Slipknot
08-25-2017, 10:47 AM
More fish in the dark on Numbskulls' darter

Slipknot
08-25-2017, 10:49 AM
Got a nice fish on one of Chucks' Linsider69 darter, a real early one I got from Stewie, thanks Stewie.

Great plug

chefchris401
08-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Got a 36lb fish on my medium pikie, pretty stoked on it.

Will get some pics up soon
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Slipknot
08-25-2017, 07:21 PM
That has to feel great Chris doing that on your own wood

Congrats
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chefchris401
08-25-2017, 09:03 PM
That has to feel great Chris doing that on your own wood

Congrats
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Yeah I know they'll say ditch fish don't count, but if you know how and where to fish metal lips in the ditch they slay.

Thanks Bruce!
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chefchris401
08-26-2017, 10:19 AM
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee435/chefchris2/FDF4E072-4B53-44A9-ACE6-B7EA36C9D678_zpsmxi11ica.jpg (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/chefchris2/media/FDF4E072-4B53-44A9-ACE6-B7EA36C9D678_zpsmxi11ica.jpg.html)
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chefchris401
08-26-2017, 10:19 AM
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee435/chefchris2/FFEFBC5E-155B-41E5-95D2-793C055F1134_zpsxwpam6y2.jpg (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/chefchris2/media/FFEFBC5E-155B-41E5-95D2-793C055F1134_zpsxwpam6y2.jpg.html)
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chefchris401
08-26-2017, 01:52 PM
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee435/chefchris2/B3B0D89D-C072-4131-B6F6-AB35839533A3_zpspdnhoc7g.jpg (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/chefchris2/media/B3B0D89D-C072-4131-B6F6-AB35839533A3_zpspdnhoc7g.jpg.html)

38 fish from 22-33 lbs on this pikie in a few hours of fishing
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chefchris401
08-26-2017, 01:53 PM
http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee435/chefchris2/B850D234-C96B-442C-B49F-89B626612460_zpsr5vraepx.jpg (http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/chefchris2/media/B850D234-C96B-442C-B49F-89B626612460_zpsr5vraepx.jpg.html)

36lb fish taken on this medium pikie, fished along the drop edge

Plus 7 others from 22-28lbs
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pbadad
08-30-2017, 08:59 AM
Warriors of battle. Nice going. Those 4/0 hooks.

chefchris401
08-30-2017, 09:28 AM
Warriors of battle. Nice going. Those 4/0 hooks.

Thanks Billy, yeah 4/0 mustad 5x
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pbadad
08-30-2017, 07:40 PM
I just pick ed up 3/0 Mustads and they size up to VMC 4/0. I saw the broken hooks. Now I wonder. I'm changing because of a heart breaker now I see those. Geez!

Slipknot
09-19-2017, 12:34 PM
I am still catching fish after fish on this darter I got thanks to Stewie that Chuck (linesider69) made a long time ago.

I went out last night to a favorite spot I used to fish a lot and was reminded why I don't fish there anymore, a line of people. So I went west, way west and fished the whole west tide. Got fish on the first cast on darters by Chuck, this yellow one and a dark blue mackeral one too. It took a while to fish thru the schoolies to get a decent drag burner and some other decent fish but worth it. I did not do so well jigging. I was glad to have a few poles worth of real estate to myself when this fish took off. Not as big as I thought it would be but that is plug fishing.

Chuck, make some more of these please :)

numbskull
09-20-2017, 05:26 PM
Took a nice bass (31lb) on the wooden magic swimmer I built.........then dropped it overboard the next day. It sinks and sank :fury:

numbskull
09-20-2017, 05:30 PM
Big predator doing its thing.

tysdad115
09-20-2017, 07:49 PM
Took a nice bass (31lb) on the wooden magic swimmer I built.........then dropped it overboard the next day. It sinks and sank :fury:

D'oh!! Still must have been nice to catch on it George. Nice work.
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Dave Peros
10-19-2017, 10:34 AM
64650C'mon guys and gals - It's October and other than George and Slipknot, nobody has done anything this fall on their plugs or some they got from friends who do the wood thing?! Where's Larry with a BigFish showing? Where's Paul with a flaptail fish or two? Or is George right in saying that your talent lies in a plastic plug, God forbid? (Actually, I made that up!)
What about the rest of the crew? Or have eels and Sebiles, SP Minnows, and Savages stolen the soul of the dedicated plug tosser?
Just to get thing started, no monster, but a photo of Tom Worthington who caught this on a R M Smith Jackhammer along the islands on Monday in heavy swell that made dodging rocks and working in tight interesting in order to avoid one of those rollers breaking into the boat. It proved to be a good day for keeping track of what was behind us!

Ryan560
10-19-2017, 11:34 AM
I made a small 3/4oz. pencil popper earlier this year and have been taking lots of fish on it recently. I really just had Albies in mind when I made it but it has been working well for keeper bass when there on peanuts. The bass in the picture is 38" and was a decent fight on my albie setup.
Also been taking lots of fish on some darters I made this year. The other night I had 10 bass on this yellow over white darter, which was the only darter out of that batch I didn't hydro-orientate. My buddy was struggling to catch any bass on a super strike darter not 15' away from me.
It's been a slow year all in all but fishing is starting to get hot in my area.

JLH
10-19-2017, 01:16 PM
My time on the water has been pretty limited this year but I did manage to fool a nice bass with a skonrad earlier this month. Not a great pic, I realized after releasing the fish that the camera lense was all fogged up for the pic. Oh well!

numbskull
10-19-2017, 03:41 PM
Nice to see and so deserved.