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Lake Trout jig/spoon thingy

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Okay,

So I was up in Canada and Lake Trout fishing for really the first time. We did pretty well with 1 oz jig heads with big sucker minnows and stinger hooks - in about 50 feet of water.

I talked to a guy who showed me a lure he says works well. The only problem is that you have to buy the mold and make it yourself.

It was a large lead flat-oval shaped thing with a trebble hook off the bottom. His were painted white with silver flecks. He said you tip it with a big minnow head, drop it to the bottom, give three huge jigs and then start cranking up.

I think he said the mold came from a company in Texas (but I'm not sure).

Anyone know what this is?

Here is a nice 30" I caught with just a jig and sucker minnow:

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Hey Billy,

Try putting this in the lure making forum also since it's a mold.

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The lures you are talking about are called Slab Spoons. You can buy them at Bass Pro Shops, or online at TNT tackle, from Texas. They work great on Lake Superior for Lakers.

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I have one of the slab spoon molds you are talking about. They are made by Do-It Molds out of Denver, Iowa. They work great for lake trout and I use them in a different color tipped with half a crawler for deep walleyes too.

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Thanks guys!

I (and Andy) found these:

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(Barlow's tackle - Painted Shad Jigging Spoons)

Similar to what this guy had but his were a little less oval - slightly more circular...

I'll check out your recommendations (not that these wouldn't work...)

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These are almost the same as what that guy showed me (and premade and cheap!):

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(from TNT tackle...Slab Spoon)

Which is pretty much the same as the mold:

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(just do your prefered-search-engine search on "do-it molds" and you'll find it)

I still haven't found exactly what this guy had but these are so close that I will probably stock up on a few - maybe even try some ice-fishing.

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Yeah I looked into buying the mold from that HSOforum however, the jigs are 1 dollar a piece from TNT tackle plus s&h. I think it came to 37 dollars for 24 of them ready to use. Something to think about.

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