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Old 05-21-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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Fish on custom wood 2016

Always look forward to this thread and noticed nobody started one yet so here goes...lets see em.

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Old 05-23-2016, 08:03 PM   #2
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:49 AM   #3
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:55 AM   #4
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George that darter catches anything.

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Old 05-24-2016, 03:22 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:55 PM   #6
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Crap! And there I was all happy catching 8" bass.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:36 PM   #7
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Those are some quality fish. Congrats. I haven't even made a cast yet.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:19 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 05-25-2016, 03:27 PM   #9
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Spotty but finding a few. Slim darter I was messing with over the winter and a slow sink maple needle.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:29 PM   #10
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maple needle
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Nice fish Frank!
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:39 PM   #12
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Very nice Frank. I need to ditch Numbskull and start fishing with you.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:03 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:05 PM   #14
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Congrats Jay!

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Old 06-08-2016, 04:25 PM   #15
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Very nice JLH, look at the shoulders on that beast.

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Old 06-08-2016, 04:28 PM   #16
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holy crap great fish!
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:42 PM   #17
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That's GREAT, congrats Jay!

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Man I am getting sick of seeing all the fish you get.


But on a serious note Great catch
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:33 PM   #19
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Great looking plug
Great looking fish
The fisherman..........not so much......but at least better than Paul.
Nice catch
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:50 AM   #20
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Congrats Jay, that's the 'holy grail' of fish on a homemade right there...
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:53 AM   #21
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Lordy Lordy... That beast is way over 40 !
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Epic fish Jay!

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Old 06-12-2016, 06:53 AM   #23
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Great fish J. What an accomplishment catching on a piece of wood formed by one's hands.

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Old 06-12-2016, 12:56 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:59 PM   #25
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Beggars can't be choosers.
That's a big darter, too.
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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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Old 06-19-2016, 09:40 AM   #27
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When you're hot you're hot.
Notice how he automatically holds it out towards the camera to make it look even bigger.
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What a beast !
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:28 PM   #29
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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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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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