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  • November 7

    Posted by degaman on November 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Heading out again this morning. Probably do Mona to keep sheltered from the wind. Got my order of blade baits in yesterday. It should be that time of year.

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  • simplecircuit

    November 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    What did you get? Silver buddies?
    Let me know how it goes. I’m getting ready to put some dedicated time into learning how to fish deep with the blade baits and spoons. I typically have thrown 1/2oz in silver color. Do you ever go heavier or use gold?
    Thanks. j.

  • degaman

    November 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Got 2 Cotton Cordell Gay Blade, 3/8oz, chrome/black, and several Bass Pro Lazer Blade, various colors and sizes.

    Tried the Cordell and didn’t like it. Absolutely no vibration.

    The Lazer worked much better although it produced only a couple taps and a large catfish.

    Went back to the spinnerbait/grub combo and landed a few.

    I think I’m ready to get back on the main lake.

  • simplecircuit

    November 8, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I fished the lazer blade up at old hickory a lot a couple of years ago.
    However, I was using it just like a rattle trap. Medium retrieve with some pumps and short pauses along the way. The half ounce in silver with the holograph sticker caught quite a few fish in the 2-3.5lb range. I still want to learn how to really fish a silver buddy on the bottom for winter smallies. Do you know anyone who is really good at it? My hope is to find someone who is really good at that or fishing a Hopkins spoon to either take out or ride with for some in person learning.

  • blockel

    November 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Being from Michigan and primarily fishing smallie must of my life, the bladebait is a staple and as important as the jerkbait and tube! To be honest, I’ve always thought of a bladebait as a deep water jerkbait.

    As for working them, it has always been pretty straight forward with people up North. You let them sink to the bottom and simply lift your rod from about 3 to 1 o’clock. Then you can either drop your rod, creating slack and as a result making the bait fall suddenly and straight to the bottom. Or you can keep the line tight and almost follow the bait with your rod down to the bottom, creating more of a gliding action. Both are effective, however I’m usually using the latter method described, following the bait down to the bottom.

  • rolltidech

    November 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Simple here’s a youtube video with Mickey Beck fishing priest useing the Vibe Blade.

    Chuck Howell

  • Brian

    November 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Mickey Beck is the best I know with them! Brian

  • degaman

    November 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Interesting video. I usually fish the blade like Blockel, but maybe an old dog can learn new tricks.

    Does anybody recognize which part of the lake he was fishing?

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