Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Finally a fish

It took 8 fishing trips and going to my super secret spot, the place you go when you feel you are in a deep rut and will never get out, but I finally squashed the skunk this last Sunday... at least for a little bit.  The fishes choice of bait was a Super Fluke in Watermelon Red,  Lizard in Sapphire Blue, and Lizard in Pumpkin Fire.  Between two of us 6 bass were caught which was pretty decent considering the cold front that came through the night before along with the big gusts of wind.  Ironically I was holding my second bass over the water when I removed the hook causing the fish to trash and wiggle free back into the water :/ .  Pics below.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Small, but I'll take it.
Dave (True_AU_Fan) with a nice bass

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wine Cork Plug

As most people will tell you, it’s always a little more fun to catch a fish on something you made then something you bought at a store being massed produced.  To be clear I am by no means an expert lure maker or claim to be.  I found this in an old Field and Stream article and decided to give it a try.  Here is the web address in case you want to read their article: Field and Stream Wine Cork Fishing Lure Article

Materials needed (Image 1):

1 Wine cork
1 Wire spinner shaft
2 Beads
1 Hook
1 Propeller blade
2 Eyes
1 Skirt
Super glue
Outdoor paint

Image 1

You can find most of this at your local Wal-Mart, crafts shop, fishing shop, or online.  I used jannsnetcraft.com to purchase the spinner wire and propeller blade because I could not find either at my local stores.  I went with red paint, red beads, a white Strike King Silicone Skirt, diamond color eyes, a gold propeller blade, and a size 6 hook. 

First cut the wine cork diagonally (Image 2).  Second take a 1/16 drill bit or anything else around that size and poke a hole through the middle of the wine cork and thread the wire spinner through.  Next place a bead, the propeller, a second bead, the skirt, and hook on in that order.  Once done take a pair of pliers and close the wire around the hook by looping and then twisting.  Then you are ready to paint.  Finally after letting your lure dry all you need is some high quality H2O and a fish to take the bait.  Thank you for reading!

Image 2

Finished Product

Weekend Recap

My no catch streak continues, now sitting at 7 fishing trips. Yes, I said it S-E-V-E-N.  I could make up excuses, but I won’t.  I will however continue to go fishing and know that the streak will eventually be snapped.  Is it frustrating? Yes it is, but will make my next catch all the sweeter? I’d like to think so. 

What I did do was loose my A-rig on Saturday which I had bought on Thursday.  For anyone who doesn’t know it’s roughly a $15 lure before adding hooks and soft bait.  I reared back, cast, the line went slack, and the A-rig flew off into the distance and into the waters of West Point Lake never to be seen again.  Boy was I mad, but it was an expensive lesson learned in making sure you tie your knot properly.  I have since bought another A-rig while I had the money and have successfully managed to fish with it without losing another one.

West Point Lake

Overall it was nice to spend the weekend outdoors, fishing, and with friends even though I didn’t catch anything, rather then being stuck inside and bored.  Until next time everyone.  Thank you for reading!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now and have finally decided to.  My reason for doing so is to share my adventures both big and small with anyone and everyone.  Unfortunately I didn't have any luck this past hunting season in Alabama so I don't have any hunting stories or pictures to share at this time.  I plan on putting in a little land management work before next deer season.  Since I fish regularly I should have something else to talk about soon.  It's currently late or early depending on how you want to look at it and I should be getting to bed.  Tomorrow will bring a new adventure so look for a new post soon.  Until the next time.