Top producer

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Duke
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Top producer

Postby Duke » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:46 pm

What’s your #1 all time bait for fish put in the boat? Mine goes back a ways, but I’m pretty sure its a gold (colored) weighted squirrelly burt

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Mayhem
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Re: Top producer

Postby Mayhem » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:15 pm

Double ten bucktails and Regular size medussas have caught more fish for us then anything else and most of the big ones I've been a part of.

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Revinchev
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Re: Top producer

Postby Revinchev » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:44 pm

I’ve got a crazy colored double 9 bucktail that has boated a bakers dozen. It’s pretty thrashed but will hopefully last a few more years
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vano397
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Re: Top producer

Postby vano397 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:52 pm

Not sure the top one, but double digits on a holo perch 10" suick, and a firetiger super shad rap... each on at least 3 different lakes too!
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Re: Top producer

Postby skegmonster19 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 am

I have an old bucktail with a number 8 Colorado blade painted orange and black. At some point the clevis got bent on such a way that the blade clicks against one of the beads when retrieved, Muskies absolutely love it. I nicknamed it " Natalie " , the alternate name for the dollarville flooding.
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Re: Top producer

Postby jasonvkop » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:37 pm

Not sure on exact bait, but double 10 bucktails is my top producing bait type followed by bulldawg. I have a nickel/nickel cowgirl that has caught a lot of fish for me so I would guess that's my number 1 bait. I've used it so much one of the clevices broke so it's a single ten right now. Still gets action though!
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Re: Top producer

Postby swanezy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:35 pm

Side to side topwater by far gets the most attention for me.

After that burning smaller single blade bucktails has produced far more for me than bigger blades on our pressured inland lakes.

Also rubber of all kinds

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Steve S
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Re: Top producer

Postby Steve S » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:04 pm

205 Crane in brown perch ok stop laughing!!

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Re: Top producer

Postby Will Schultz » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:58 pm

Seems like this thread is useless without photos! I'm feeling lazy right now so...
From a numbers perspective, I have a a 25+ year old Cobb minnowbait that has caught fish in every lake I fish in S. Michigan, St Clair and 3 Indiana lakes. It's had the through wire ripped out three times, it's had a number of 5+ fish days and easily has more than 150 fish on it, maybe over 200. If I could ever find another I wouldn't hesitate to spend $100 on it, problem is I've been looking for at least ten years and can't find one...
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vano397
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Re: Top producer

Postby vano397 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:01 am

swanezy wrote:
Also rubber of all kinds


Never had a ton of luck with rubber. And now that my kids are constantly busy, having time to work on all this is proving dufficult...
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Re: Top producer

Postby jawtag » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:48 pm

I have a couple that have been good for me but the best one is a mag size little claw with some extra weight in it. I got it at the first lure swap I went to and had a fish on it the next day, it's been catching fish ever since. I tried to have Mike coustom weight a few more but they just don't run like this one does.
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Re: Top producer

Postby ERJake » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:52 am

Mepps Musky Marabou is hard to beat double & single blades.

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Jake Vyverman
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Re: Top producer

Postby Jake Vyverman » Fri May 31, 2019 11:02 pm

Musky innovations magnum pro dawg! I absolutely love chucking those lures!

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Re: Top producer

Postby Dan Kneibel » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:16 am

Definitely Musky Innovations Pounders and Wolfcreek Monster Shads.

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Re: Top producer

Postby MuskyDan » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 pm

Poe's Giant Jackpot
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