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Favorite chain pickerel lures

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11 hours ago, flyrodder44 said:

For me my go to two are the Kroc (gold or silver depending on the weather), and a Black Fury (Mepps) if you can still find them.  Second to those are Yamamoto worms either purple or baby bass colors.  My 2 cents.

Which size kroc do you use? I found a good deal online but not sure which size to get.

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5 hours ago, Surfinator said:

I like using the small jointed Rapala's but hate the trebles. Anyone ever change them out for singles?

I'm was thinking about doing the same thing. Here is a excellent video I found about this.

 

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15 mins ago, Surfinator said:

I picked up some #2 and #1 Owner inlines..hopefully they work

 

Owner is the way to go. VMC inlines are terrible hooks...

 

While you're at it you should swap out the split rings for Owner Hyperwire too. And the small size texas tackle split ring pliers are the perfect tool for the job. 

 

 

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I've always had decent results with zoom flukes, paddle tail worms & grubs.

I've also found that the color white works best for me.

 

Based on the knowledge that they are sight-hunters and are most active in brighter conditions (so they say)

The lighter colors tend to stand out more.

As for when the skies aren't so bright, I will throw spinners and buzz baits to increase noise and vibration.

 

 

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How do you prevent the front hook  from hooking the body of the lure or the rear hook ?  Do you find that the action of the lure has changed after you replace the trebles with single hooks? I found that my hookup rate drops

significantly. Not because of snagging fish just less hooks to catch  inside

the fish's mouth.  2 hooks vs 6 hooks would be about 1/3 the hookups 

with single hooks that you get with trebles.  The action of the lures

changes dramatically. It is better for the fish . And the fisherman. Less likely to damage the fish or your hands trying to unhook  them. But you will definitely catch less fish.

 

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