Recommended Lures and Gear

Modified 1/16/08


We use the following:

  • Crankbaits with large diving bills like Mann's Loud Mouth. Rapala Fat Rap, Tennessee Killer by Norman Lures. (Mann's Loud Mouth can be heard being retrieved 20 feet from the boat)
  • Spoons like Eppinger's Dardevle 5 of Diamonds, Laker Takers by Bay DeNoc, Mepps Syclops, Johnson Silver Minnows

                                                                 Laker Taker             Syclops

  • Rapala Minnows & Double Jointed Minnows, Hot N Tots


  • Spinner Baits


  • Buzz Baits


  • Mepps Dressed Spinners


  • Barney Spoons The Barney Fish Lure Co., 1064 Ravena Road, Kent, OH, Phone 330 673-5202
  • De-barb all hooks


  • Spiderwire for casting.
  • Any name brand monofilament line for trolling. Florescent line aids in tracking line in windy conditions

Terminal Gear

  • Any quality ball rearing snap swivel.
  • Eagle Claw or South Bend 12 inch steel leaders, 20 to 30 pound test. 

Stuff to Keep in Tackle Box

  • New Skin (Waterproof Wound Care)
  • Lip Balm (SPF 15 or Above)
  • Hand Cream
  • Band Aids
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Water Purification Tablets 
  • Spare Can Opener
  • Fishing Pliers, Stainless Steel
  • Large Forceps, Stainless Steel
  • Jaw Spreaders
  • Rapala Fillet Knife (I've had the same one for 41 years)




 Very easy to remove the rod when a fish hits. A single motion does it.

The Fish Grip:

Essentially a floating "vise grip" that grabs, locks,s and hold fish for hook removal. Cabelas sells this for item $12.99. We highly recommend this product.

  • Minnow Bucket
  • Minnow Trap
  • Mini Down Rigger

Camping Gear

  • Eureka Tent (Bathtub Floor)
  • Coleman Propane Stove
  • Coleman Lantern (I have both a gas and battery lantern)
  • Coleman Camp Oven
  • Coleman Mummy Sleeping Bag
  • Sterns Breathable Rain Suit
  • Gerber Camp Saw
  • LED Flash Light
  • MSR Camping Cookware
  • electronic insect zapper (The Executioner bought for less than $20 CN)

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