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    The kinks worked, not sure why I wasn't seeing the pics before if others could see them. Anyhow, those look good.

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    Here's the answer, it works!
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    That looks like our Jack crevalle down here in florida. They are so stupid I've hooked them in the ass. We don't usually eat them because of the blood veins in the meat. Fun to catch and release however. They school up next to the lures when trolling and we usually hook them 2 at a time.
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    They call it "carangue", it seems to be the same as jack crevalle. He caught a bonito fish too (bonite in french), not the fishes the most sought after but that's the game
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    Nice looking lures but I do have to say, Lead is the worse metal one can think of to chuck into our oceans.

    If 40 million fishermen lost just 1 lead lure that size................

    As a life long angler, you want your artificial bait to mimic an injured fish which will attract predator fish to eat your bait.
    Specific colors only help make the lures visible to the fish.

    Research the color spectrum for visual penetration under water.

    Usually, you make a plug, them make a silicone mold, insert your reflective tapes, etc. and fill the mold with epoxy resin.
    Then place the mold in a pressure pot and let it do it's thing.

    Some people will mold a cylinder plug and then grind and polish it to the desired shape & finish.

    They must be really bored using this method. lol

    In regards to jigging or trolling lures, different sized bills allow for different depth penetrations below the surface as they're reeled in or pulled behind a boat.

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    I hate using lures (toooo much wrist action involved) unless I’m trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    Specific colors only help make the lures visible to the fish.

    Research the color spectrum for visual penetration under water.
    Theres more to lure colors than that. Type/s of schooling baitfish around, time of day, weather, general attitude of the fish on a particular day. You can be having success, (or not) with a particular lure, and changing to an identical lure in a different color can have a pronounced effect.

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    Colors and their visibility is only the tip of the ice burg.

    You are correct, it’s all about what the fish are eating for any give time period whether it be spring, summer, fall or winter,
    in addition to what types of natural bait are available within that specific body of water.

    Then you have tides and celestial moon phases to even complicate the subject even more.

    Only fishing apparatus I use anymore is a KOAH and it uses spears for bait.
    That works any time of the year.

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