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Tapps Lake Report
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05/15/2013
Smallmouth Bass
Morning
05/15/2013
3
669

Because of a promise to watch my grand urcants, sorry, grandkids, I was only able to go out for a couple hours. Because my time was limited I went straight to the point across the lake to the left, and fished down the far shore. Though not a shoreline I fish often, it did give me six smallies in a little over two hours of fishing, with two around the 2 lb plus range. All caught fishing my home-poured straight-tailed 4 inch worm in watermellonseed, using a 1/8 oz slip sinker. All fish were in 6 ft or less water around docks and boat lifts. And most took the bait on the sink.


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SammamishYak
5/15/2013 2:26:00 PM
Would love to see pictures of your home-made baits. Been thinking about making my own to keep occipuied in the colder months. Do you perfer sliding sinker over dropshot?
rickydbasser
5/16/2013 2:42:00 PM
Though I pour worms as needed, it is something to occupy my time during the winter months. And it does save me money. Especially pouring swimbaits, which retail can range from a dollar to two dollars a piece. I can make them for pennies. The initial cost of plastic, molds, color, and glitter, not to mention a microwave oven and utensils is the the hard part. But once purchased, they all eventually pay for themselves. I buy my supplies through Jann's NetCraft, which can be found on the internet. Also, any used plastic baits can be remelted and used again.
Though I have several methods I like to fish, I fish the slip sinker method when fishing shallow, and the dropshot method when fishing 10 ft and deeper.
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