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lure you miss most?

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i was on the pike forum reminiscing about a spoon i lost and i figured i ask this. anybody lose a muskie lure that just produced like no other and then you lose it? no other lure like it just has that same magic? not retired destroyed lures, i mean the ones that you never know what might have been because it's just poof, gone..

mine was a super shad rap that had something special. i'd cast it and just know if there was a muskie it was going to hit it. i never really counted but i bet it got me around 40 fish. other shad raps i had got destroyed after a lot less fish but this one held up nice. i caught only a few pike on it, that was the really weird part. all i did was cast out from shore and snag something. i gave it a few pulls to free it and the line cut. must have been a sharp something or other. i miss it every time i cast any shad rap.

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thanks smeese. did i forget to mention i went swimming but never found it blush? i figured it floated away in the current. maybe the big snapper that owns that area. but yeah, that scuba gear woulda came in handy.

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the size 9 deep diving blue shad rap I caught my first musky on.

I had many more days left on a canada fishing trip, and it was the absolute best producing trout lure I had, so as much as I wanted to put it away and keep as a trophy, I figured "well, it's just a lure, and I'm going to take advantage of this wonderful fishing".

It caught many more fish, but eventually was taken from me by the fish gods.

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I was fishing a long weekend with my dad a couple years ago. Only bait that was moving and catching fish was the shumway flasher. I caught a 43 and 45 before noon. then gave it to my dad and he caught a 40 within 30mins. then next cast he gets a backlash and snap bye bye lure. didnt see a fish the next 2 days. oh and stopped by thorne bros on way home that weekend and they discontinued the color frown

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The lure I miss the most is an old Striker jerkbait made by Richard Gries. It had the perfect swing cry It would accelerate to the outside and stop on a dime then hang and shoot over to the other side and hang. Many of the new (10 years old or newer) glide baits are very heavy and they don't stop and hang like it did. It was a very very good bait.

I remember the day I lost it. Mid September-Fishing rocks- wind pounding in and the waves breaking over the shallow rocks. I got hung up in there and there was no way to even think about going in for a closer look without risking the boat. I sure do miss that one bait frown

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Steve

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A green double cowgirl!! Caught 8 over 50 inches with it plus about another 30 fish between 45-49.75 inches. I lost it on a hook set one day and I dont know what happened but my line broke!!! I sat on the buttom of my boat and almost cried. It took another month just to catch a fish, and I thought I was never gonna catch another 50 in my life!! Since then I replaced that lure with another green cowgirl and have caught many 50 inchers with it!!!

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Thunderhead slammer topwater bait. This bait caught me alot of muskies. I heard the company got sold last year. Can't find the baits anywhere!

Brian

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orange bandit hang ten manta didn't always produce but seemed to let me find them. I will say this I hate jetskis.

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