Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
uplander

Wake Bait..??

9 posts in this topic

Just bought x-calliber wake bait....Looks awesome in the water ..Any users or results on the bait? The way it moves it looks like I'm begging a big ole muskie to come up and run away with my $10...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took the bait out last night durring my leauge and gave it fair shake.... one taker....14" ...two others that missed it..bass just didn't seem in the mood to chase last night.. almost all fish came on plastics fished slow to stop....mostly stop.. I will keep using that bait, looks too good not to... you can also hear the thing rattle about when it gets about 30 feet from the boat. Might be a great lure for after dark... It's got a good beat and you can dance to it, I give it a 6.......with a chance of moving up.......Anyone....anyone......Bueler......Bueler........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't used them yet, but I would say they would be an excellent choice right around dawn or dusk. Moving nice and slow right at the surface, I really like baits like that at those times. Rapala has a couple new lures coming out, one of which is the DT01 which has a tiny square bill to fish within an inch or two of the surface with that DT wobble. That will be a deadly bait.

If you haven't seen rapala's new offerings that they brought to ICAST, you owe it to yourself to check them out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the response....now I dont have to be known as the guy who posts and then responds to his own post.......or maybe I still am that guy , 3 out of 4....yep, that's me. My guess is not many people are using them yet...thanks again..uplander

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a billion baits out there, many to catch fisherman vs. fish. I try to always keep that in mind. I've said this before, but I've came full circle from simple, to trying all the hot new stuff, back to KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).

So the first thing I would do is classify this bait. To me, it's in the topwater / shallow crank category. A bait for fish "looking up" or living shallow. Our lakes have weeds, so to classify even further, this is NOT a weedless bait like a Frog, etc.

In this same category, I like to throw a buzzbait. So to me, if the conditions are right, I'll reach for the buzzbait first. So where would this bait out perform a buzzbait? You'll basically be throwing it in the same places (no weeds on top or at the surface). So to me, the only place where the wake bait would be advatagous would be in clear water. Would it work equally as well as a buzzbait in dirtier water? Maybe. So that is where the choice comes in.

So sticking with my KISS method, I'll stick to a buzzbait. The advantage is I develop and maintain confidence in what I'm throwing. The disadvantage is I might miss out, or be late to the party on the "new best thing".

Sorry, not much to add about the bait, but wanted to give you an idea of why I throw a bait, and why not (yet). :o) Believe me, if you post pics of 5 lbrs on this thing, I'm like any other fisherman and would have to try it. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that...KISS....method/ explanation. I'm just not sure if you were calling me stupid or you or all of us...I guess that makes me stupid. I do like to keep it simple for me 90% of the time it's a plastic worm....rigged diferently but still a worm. It's the speed that you can retrieve this lure that will seperate it from your buzz. You can go ultra slow if choose an option the buzz does not give you ...Anyway I don't want to get in to that disscusion or advocate the lure, just currios if anyone had tried them. Don't worry fluker I know you wern't calling me stupid, but sometimes i would agree with you if you were... peace out..uplander

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha ha. I think you took that in jest, and were just giving me a hard time, atleast I hope so. smile And you are 100% correct, I was not calling you, myself, or anyone else stupid. The KISS method is just something I learned back in a business class and it sure has fit in to many aspects of my life.

Sometimes it's NOT the best approach. When you get down to clearer, pressured water, details can be a major factor. Most of our waters aren't that way though. When I lived in Missouri, I bet I had 15 different colors of Watermelon / Pumpkin tubes. I've seen a purple flake vs. a red flake make a difference down there in that water. I still have several colored tubes, but about all I look at in color is dark (black, junebug, etc), natural (browns/greens) and light (white/chart.). The small details just dont' seem to make a difference as much in dirtier or less pressured water.

However on the adverse side, I fail miserably at KISS when it comes to rods, reels and electronics. On electronics, I think details make a difference. Every little bit helps. But rods and reels? I'm particular and even build my own rods. But I've had my butt kicked a many times by guys with old technology equipment. What can I say? smile

Lastly, I do apologize if you took my post out of contect. I know if was a little off topic, but thought I'd give another line of thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By the way, very good comparison on speed of retrieve between this lure and a buzzbait. If they aren't actively chasing, the wake bait would probably out produce the buzzbait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like I said before I didn't take it the wrong way fluker. Just hav'n some fun.. Have a great rest of the season..by the look of things with that photo you keep at it longer than most..uplander

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • That is amazing!! I especially like the dovetails!! And the hand made flasher holder!! That has me seriously thinking... just what i need, another project before winter gets here.  Seriously, that's awesome!
    • Who said anything about victim? We have terrible representation, I am taking responsibility by trying to change it. Sure beats picking some party your parents voted for and blindly sticking with them your whole life. That isn't a poke at you Del, just the way things are.
    • I like them in Spring when the water is still cold. An original in white works well for me, usually fished on 15lb mono. This year I mostly used a Strike King blade minnow as a trailer.
    • Just ask her..... It's because you want more of the Obama policies and more.  It's because she is a woman and you want to show you are not a bigot. It's because Trump will destroy the country and probably the planet.   /sarcasm for the reading impaired...
    • You don't deserve better because they got nominated by voters who chose them instead of one of the other possibilities.  What did you do to get one of the others chosen?   If you just watched TV and went to work and were not involved in the process, then you got what you deserved, as did the rest of the country.   You are not a victim.  No mysterious cabal did this to you.   We are all responsible and that includes you.    Is that so hard to accept? 
    • Sorry if this has been discussed before, I wasn't able to find anything through a quick search.  I'm looking to start a new fish house build and wondering what everyone's thoughts were on Tebben frames.  I like the idea of how they raise the tongue of the trailer keeping the hitch level.  My current trailer binds up on the ball when it's lowered making it difficult to disconnect from my truck. My main concerns are if I can get it galvanized and if there were any added charges for that.  Also, do these come with trailer brakes built in, or would I have to add those myself?  From what I've seen online, correct me if I'm wrong, trailer brakes are required on trailers with a gross weight of 3000# or more in Iowa and Minnesota.  With a frame weight of 1780#, I'm assuming I'll go over 3000# pretty quickly. I'm planning to build a 20' house with steel 1x1" square tubing for the studs.  My first build was a 6-1/2x10' plus a 3'v.  It still works great, I just enjoy the project almost as much as I enjoy fishing out of it and I'm ready for an upgrade!
    • Lets not project your low self esteem onto me, it's hard for me to imagine anyone in this country not deserving better than Clinton or Trump but yet here we are. I guess sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you see how bad our choices are. Just wait until the economy crashes hard again, tends to happen around these elections you know. That should get some people riled up.
    • So I should vote for Hillary why?
    • I wonder Joe's focus some also, always looks focused but when after the first 9 games of the year you have a 0% chance at the post-season if that's a factor at all ? Hasn't been for Dozier. Will this happen when he gets in that final contract year will he have a good year ? I think he slides off into the sunset but that will depend on his wife, kids and family. .261 as of today still 11/49. How many years away are we from seeing playoff baseball again ? Hopefully sooner then later. Now you read up and we don't have a good defensive catcher etc. in Sunday's star and trib. I'd ask him to go back there, this saving him for what ? Wilson Ramos for Matt Capps was it ? Front office has been a weakness also for a while now.   
    • Are we comparing Teddy to Carr ? Is Carr good ? OK, simmering down fine keep Theodore for a backup because in 3 years when he's finally ready maybe again, Bradford might be down. People are assuming Ted can come back from this he nearly needed an amputation from what the training staff did saved his leg or was that report false ? I think the next Louisville guy might be a franchise QB. Ted needs to fill out in a hurry, maybe this down time will put some weight on him. I look at it this way in most sports. Is Teddy making the guys around him better or is it the other way. Either way we're 3-0 and I've forgotten Teddy just like everyone else has, no one is shedding a tear that Ted is sidelined, beat Rodgers and Newton back to back, feeling blessed Teddy wasn't out there tossing a flailed left handed pass to nobody.  
  • Our Sponsors