Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cape May Tackle - Fluke Jigheads (Spro Style)

Manufactured in Asia, packaged and label by the designers at Cape May Tackle.  Here is the homegrown jig that I got to pick up locally at B&T shop before sushi dinner the other night.  :)

I'd like to wonder where the skirts are that I can attach to them.  I figure they designed it to be customizable.  I picked up the 3 & 5 ounce for bottom jigging on drifts for fluke fish.

Some fellow bloggers have asked me to support east coast tackle so here is my plug  x__x

They look and feel like Spro jigs.  The finish is great, however I didn't get any glow out of them.  I just assumed they were glow versions but I was mistaken. From what I've heard they swim nose up, rather then fully horizontal like the Spros. 

Overall nice finish, and seemingly strong OWNER hook (perhaps I would prefer Gammy...but...)
One mishap that appeared after carefull examination is that one of the eye's on the 5oz. jig was glued on outside where it should be.  Oh, well, it's tight on there.  Nice looking product.  I will test it out soon on my cod trip.

Owner STINGER Treble ST-41BC 2X

This one is a size 1.  Some very very sharp and dangerous hooks for freshwater.

I was able to test them today on Greenlane LMB.  Fish up to 19" could not damage them, yet alone bend them.  Highly recommended.  These hooks are 2X strong.

Eastmans Cod Trip - Gearing up with Lav Jig & Squid Teasers

I have a cod trip out of Eastmans Port, New Hampshire.

Here is the gear I have prepared for the 12 hour marathon.  I was invited into the trip by Kilsong (whom I've seem to be fishing alot with lately).
Pulled my gear out of storage, some new, some used to death.

Anyhow, as listed below:

Lav Jig, 10, 12, 14 ounces
Solvkroken "99", 325 grams
Crippled Herring Jig, 7.5, 10 ounces
Three Hammered Diamond Jigs, 6, 8, 16 ounces

Cape May Tackle Squid teasers:
3 inch: Pink head/Glow & FloPink
4 inch: Blue & FloGreen

Twister tail: Grape 6"

Owner 9/0 Long Shank Ballyhoo Hook
& some red 3/16 tubing

I finally get to use these guys.  Need to tie on some squids on those jigs ASAP!

Greenlane Reservoir 5.22 - PUT ON AIRS

I'm putting the time in on Greenlane this year.  Although I know there are bigger/better bodies of water for LMB trophies, I like the reservoir.

Anyhow, with the weather today I knew it would be a fun time out.  So I went.  As I arrived there were 3 cars ahead of me that were stacked with fellows.  2 pulled up behind me and we were all waiting for the office lady to come open the gate and let us crazies in. 

Aki, I found a new way to the row boat launch.  I left at 5:17am, arrived at 6:02am.

Anyhow, I was the second on the water and here is my crazy picture report.  I know they aren't HUGE like we are used to but nonetheless.  Greenlane bass. 
Tip your hat to 'em!

Oh yea, so for some reason they all hit that Japanese Hooker dual prop.  That thing is fantastic and I upgraded the hooks to owners.  Very sharp and strong as a bull.

So, I went 50% today.  6 hits, 3 in the boat.  I missed a bigger bass from multiple headshakes under the boat.  I was watching him too much to be serious.


Overall, it was a fun trip with cloudy weather (the best!).  Topwater doesn't get funner then this!  Missing hits, snagging tree limbs, eating lunch on the boat! :D  2 thumbs UP!

Now Remember... PUT ON AIRS