Mike Fixter

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About Mike Fixter


  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Surfcasting for striped bass
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired Firefighter (captain)
  1. Do like Steel Pulse suggested...... make some test cuts as you reduce the amount of kerf....... being sure you don't remove to much kerf.. be careful on how you remove the kerf......I doubt if any method is OSHA approved Mike
  2. Test swim the plug with no weight & see how it behaves. Then (if necessary) do what MassMike recommended about various weights held in place with rubber bands. The buoyancy of the type of wood your using will also be a factor. Have fun.... Mike
  3. Holey Smokes GRS................... that is a gorgeous batch of plugs.
  4. Knowing BRossi every old Cottonwood stump around there has been scraped clean.....
  5. That sounds like very fun fishing... I love fishing around rocks..... If the fish are in close & you can reach them with a tiny crankbait you will experience a very different type of perch fishing.....the shallow running crankbaits can suspend above the snags...
  6. Uncle Stu, it looks like the size perch your getting is improving dramatically.....
  7. Hey, What are you guys doing in my slough? I hope you at least left a few carp for me....
  8. The nap picture of Moocks is actually when he fainted after realizing he'd lost the keys to the rental car. The ice cream pose is when he heard what a new key would cost....:)
  9. A mighty rare plug indeed..... I painted very few with that barred surf perch pattern.
  10. Hey Moocks, that was quit e a bonus to the red tails. I could not have landed it without your coaching . I think there might be some other pictures floating around that better depict the size of that fish. Hope to get back there someday. Mike
  11. Uncle Stu, thanks for the info. I have a hunch your perch fly's would be worth a try on the Carolina rig. It's worked okay up here for me using a Surf Micky fly pattern.
  12. Hey Firedawg, good to see your still vertical. No doubt your looking forward to some California fishing. Mike
  13. Gorgeous pictures..... magazine quality for sure!!!!!!. Fish are also quality merchandise. Can you divulge what you caught them on. I'm guessing a Lucky Craft. I wish our tackle shops around here carried a better selection of them for perch. Mike
  14. One must remember that DD's idea of back packing into a place is parking in the lot at Manresa, donning his backpack full of chow, a 5 gallon bucket & sand crab rake then casually strolling down to the closest lifeguard tower where he'll set up camp.
  15. That cigar & pikie sure look like my work but I'm not so sure about that needlefish. The eye & tail wrap look peculiar. Also..... someone added the tail hook to that cigar........ as I built them with just the 2 belly treble hooks. Mike