Cutbait Bob

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About Cutbait Bob

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  • Birthday 02/07/1950


  • About Me:
    CBST here at SOL... if you see anything you like, let me know and I’ll post them “for sale”.
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    fishing, hunting, making lures
    FB - ES Lures
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    Boyds Tavern, VA

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  1. If the lure eyelet diameter(thickness) is smaller that the hook eyelet diameter, then hook first.
  2. It very well could've been two bucks fighting - the second rut is just cranking up here in VA.
  3. We usually catch them on corn. Small hook and small float. Worms work great also...
  4. I'm in... Thanks for the chance to win some nice lures.
  5. Nice lure... nice hook! I finally painted the new ones...
  6. is a good link to give you some idea of how colors will come out... YMMV Bob
  7. Painted... dipped in white then baked, painted and baked, eyes & stripes installed, then double dipped in clear and baked. Will post pics when finished. thanks wvbud22 ... it’s one of those “I’m sure they’ll be fine”, but you never know. I guess I’ll have to make another a bit longer. I want it to be about an ounce. Surf fishing on the outer banks it’s surprising how well a smaller lure will catch fish. The bad part is the smaller lures get cutoff more than the others... oh well.
  8. Well, they came out just a hair over 3/4 oz. I was hoping for a little more, but c'est la vie. I'll throw them in the hog trough this weekend sometime and see how they swim.
  9. Almost ready to pour a little lead...
  10. Make a box, add some clay, a couple alignment pins, a gateway for the lead, mix up some silicone and pour 1/2 the mold.
  11. Pluck out the eye and add new ones. Nice and shiny... and shiny = smooth. It's ready to make a mold. You can see it will have weight to the rear for casting distance. If it actually was shaped like a silversides it would have weight forward - and would spin or "propeller" on the cast and reduce distance.
  12. The wire is a wire form - drill each end of the lure, cut ends off of wire form and glue in the holes. Dipping in paint and sanding shows the high spots - low spots are filled with epoxy and sanded - akin to bonds/primer paint on auto body. You can see through the paint that there was a low spot near the back and the epoxy line at tail. It’s on its second dip in white now.
  13. Just got this in an email: Big news for a little fish this week. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted on Monday to continue with the status quo for managing the menhaden fishery rather than immediately adopting limits that would take into account menhaden's role in the food chain. They made this decision despite overwhelming public outcry in support of an ecosystem-based approach to menhaden management. This included more than 14,000 CBF supporters who sent letters to ASMFC and a group of extraordinarily dedicated CBF volunteers who boarded buses to Baltimore from all over the region to stand up for menhaden at the meeting. Menhaden, often called "the most important fish in the sea," are a crucial link in the Bay's ecosystem—they are, in many ways, the foundation of the food web, serving as vital food for striped bass, osprey, and other important Bay species. But the Chesapeake Bay has not been seeing the number of young menhaden it did historically, raising concerns for anyone who cares about the Bay's health. The catch limits would have served as guardrails for the commercial fishery by ensuring enough of these forage fish are left to serve their critical role in the food chain. In spite of this disappointing news, I am happy to report a significant victory for the Bay. Near the end of the two-day meeting, the Commission voted to decrease the Chesapeake Bay reduction fishery cap by 41.5 percent. Reducing the cap keeps menhaden harvests by the reduction fishery in the Chesapeake Bay from growing, protecting an important nursery ground for both menhaden and striped bass. In fact, CBF's very own Allison Colden stepped in to passionately and successfully argue that because of ongoing ecological concerns the Bay's menhaden needed further protection with a reduction in the fishery cap. Click here to read this WYPR article about it. While the ASMFC commission members decided to delay the ecosystem-based approach to managing "the most important fish in the sea," they voiced broad support for adopting this management approach when their analysis is complete in two years. Rest assured, with you by our side, we're going to hold them to it! Thank you, as always, for your steadfast support on this important issue, Chris Moore Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  14. I use 5’ 2x2 angle aluminum and pvc attached - I also drill and bolt a 1/2” dia x 5” bolt 16” up from the bottom - I stick the spike in the sand, put my foot on the bolt and rock it back and forth until the bolt is flush with the sand. A fish is not pulling it over AND you can tell if the sand is washing out around the spike by how much the bolt is exposed. Now get out there and catch a big one! Bob