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Friday, July 17, 2009

• New Purchases: Line, Cranks, Worms

The opportunities to fish have been few and far between lately. When anglers have down time, I think we spend most of it browsing lures. I fell victim to temptation and added to my collection.

Finding P-Line Halo around here is difficult. I prefer using 15# Halo for lots of applications, but because it is so hard to find, I've been holding off on respooling the two reels that have 10# Halo on them. Vicious Fluorocarbon is incredibly easy to find, so it has filled the void to suit my fluorocarbon needs. Long story short, I had to go online to order some Halo. Put two spools in my shopping cart and moved on to browsing other things.

What other things? So glad you asked.

I've been planning to take a trip over to Caddo Lake to fish some deeper water in what locals call the river, but I still call it Big Cypress Bayou. The bayous on the Texas side have some good 15 feet deep stretches and a few spots that are a little deeper. In addition to putting big worms in front of bass, I wanted to do some cranking to put my E5 Curado to the test. Thing is, I don't have any deep divers because I fish in less than 10 feet of water most of the time. I looked at the DT16's, but changed my mind and went for Norman DD22's instead simply because of the price. Better to do some deep cranking with a $5 lure than a $7 lure. Once I get a feel for working my way out of deep structure, I might splurge for a DT.

Local tackle shops do sell Norman cranks here, but color choices are limited. I knew crankbaits in shades of red/black and blue/chartreuse have worked well for me in the past, so I skimmed the color choices and found Apocalypse and Sexy Shad Chartreuse. Fried Green Tomato looked good to me, but I controlled my urge to spend more than I intended.

I also had a $10 gift card for Dick's Sporting Goods, but I don't golf, so I had to figure out what to use it on. My line conditioner is running out, so I got their last bottle of Line & Lure. I also grabbed a pack of 10" Berkley Power Worms in Tequila Sunrise.

I should be set.


Rattletrap Ramblings said...

Those Norman cranks are some fish catchin gizomos and they don't cost too much.

Rich said...

Where did you purchase from?

BassFishingDem said...

Ended up going with Landbigfish this time around.

Basspastor said...

Bait Monkey ATTACK!!!

BassFishingDem said...

It was definitely an attack of some kind. I've been holding out on buying the line now for about two or three months because I could not find it in town. The cranks were a new thing. Might not have been the smartest plan either because I don't know if the spots I want to fish are still accessible.