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  • Posted by Brian on December 12, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Today I fished from 7:30am-12:30pm. The bass were biting pretty good. I headed to the warmest water I knew about…..Spring Creek, and fished in there the whole morning. I started at the bluff wall on the left all the way in the back, right before the small finger coves(on the left) around the big flat(on the right). I started with a spook, switching between a shad rap and Kevin(BCGS guide) fished with a blade bait. The first hour we caught around 6(two keepers) casting to the bank. After the rock points ended we switched to other side of the channel ledge and I caught a good keeper on a 6-8ft crankbait(shad color). The next 3 hours we continued to the back of the creek and into the branch where the spring is fishing jigs on the rocks(I was using a Hoppy’s Rattle Brush Hog, 3.8oz black/blue………Kevin using brown/purple). We caught around 4(including a 4lb) and lost 4-6(some were good size)! We also caught a few more short fish on a crankbait during that time. The water back there was 53-56. The clarity was a little over 1′. We had around 20 bites, caught 12-15 and have 4 keepers for 10lbs. I feel like if I did not break off on a few fish and miss and few fish swimming with my jig, we would have had a big sack!

    I think I am going to start selling a shad rap SR5 “look a like” I’ve been using. They look, perform, and produce just like a Rapala Shad Rap. They are plastic instead of balsa wood, but float out of the rocks very well, have great paint jobs and hooks! I was tired of buying $8.00-$9.00 and found a supplier I can get them cheaper and sell them cheaper!

    I’m thinking $5.00. I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts.

    Brian replied 10 years, 5 months ago 8 Members · 14 Replies
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  • l-pitman-comcast-net

    Member
    December 12, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Are you throwing the SR5 on a bait caster or spinning gear? I’ve been reading about your SR5 success and went to get some, but was scared off by the light weight and price. I didn’t think I could throw it with my bait casters. I would be very interested in a cheaper version, especially if it is a bit heavier.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I throw the SR5 on spinning and baitcast, but it can be hard with BC in the wind. These baits are a little heavier. I used one alot today with a baitcast and could get great distance! It was obvious to my partner how much further it went.

  • l-pitman-comcast-net

    Member
    December 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I’m interested. Thanks.

  • frank

    Member
    December 12, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks Brian for all you do support us amateurs….and VERY amateurs like me. I’ve certainly caught fish with you, caught fish on all of the crappie gps locations you gave us, and I’ve caught fish with your technique and lure reccomendations. I am definitely interested in anything that you catch fish on!! Count me in!!

  • frisky97

    Member
    December 13, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Sounds like a great idea. Do you plan to sell them through you on-line store along with your trips, tee shirts and decals?

  • rolltidech

    Member
    December 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I would like to grab a few of those also.
    What colors can you get them in?
    And also what action rod do you use for the shad raps and what lb test line.
    I use a skeet reese Finesse Tube rod with fast action with 8lb Pline but I don’t seem to get much distance out of it.

    Thanks..
    Chuck Howell…

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 13, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Yes,
    I think I am going to put them in the store on my website. The two colors I have used and like are the shad color and crawfish color.

    I usually fish my SR on spinning tackle with 6-8lb fluro, but these I have been using on my baitcast with 10lb copoly

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I also can sell a-rigs for $6 and am going to field test spooks they sell. If they look, sound good and catch fish, ill sell them too. Pretty much it us going to be like “Brian’s tackle box” things I use on priest to catch fish.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    December 14, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Certainly very interested in the shad raps. Both colors are the ones I use. Are you looking to sell the shallow shad raps too?

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 14, 2013 at 2:33 am

    Yes, I think I will. The ssr replicas are still in my field test, but so far the ones I used I like 🙂 I want to make sure I have 100% confidence in them.

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    December 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I’m interested, too. How soon do you plan to have them available? In the meantime, exactly what kind of shad rap should I be looking for? Hoping to take my sons fishing over the next few weeks when they’re home for holidays.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 15, 2013 at 3:03 am

    I should have them up in the store in the next 24 hours. I have some now, but put in a bigger order today so I have enough for everyone.

    I would buy the SR Shad Raps in shad and craw color…..can’t go wrong.

    Brian

  • simplecircuit

    Member
    December 20, 2013 at 5:04 am

    On the question of throwing shad raps…
    I throw them on 6’6″-7′ spinning rods with the following trick. I use 12lb sunline sx1 braid with a 2-3ft fluoro leader. I do miss some fish due to the lack of stretch, but also get bites that I wouldn’t get otherwise. I’m going to try a mono leader this year. Also, switching to a little larger hooks on the sr5 makes it possible to throw on a BC rod/reel. Just some tricks I’ve found useful. Otherwise, I’m always interested in buying more lures. Hehe.
    J

  • Brian

    Administrator
    December 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Great Tip! Thanks!

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