Let’s Look Back – Part 31

It's my contention that bass, especially the big old ones, are more inclined to show interest in lures they've not seen before.  They've probably seen more spinnerbaits like the one I have in my right hand than you and I have.  That's not going to be true of the Bomber Waterdog and its pork rind strip trailer I'm holding in my left hand. Photo Stan Fagerstrom.

It’s my contention that bass, especially the big old ones, are more inclined to show interest in lures they’ve not seen before. They’ve probably seen more spinnerbaits like the one I have in my right hand than you and I have. That’s not going to be true of the Bomber Waterdog and its pork rind strip trailer I’m holding in my left hand. Photo Stan Fagerstrom.

I wouldn’t have bet you a cold bottle of Bud I’d ever get a bass to look twice at the goofy looking rig I was fixin’ to fish with.

If you’ve read my previous columns here at Let’s Look Back you know the “goofy looking rig” I’m talking about was a diving Bomber Waterdog bass plug with a 5-inch strip of white Uncle Josh pork rind attached to its hind end.

I’d been surprised how bass reacted to pork strips and chunks attached to a variety of lures in the past and used with different presentations. I suppose that’s why I eventually removed the teensy little spinner that came attached to the rear of the Waterdog and replaced it with a pork rind strip. [Read more…]