Welcome to Winter! I feel like I can finally say that with the incoming snow storm this weekend and the ice that has finally thickened enough for the real ice fishing to begin.
Lure of the Week
Ok. I give up. I keep thinking the ice is going to form up any day and I’ll be out ice fishing with wild abandon. Or at least with as much abandon as one can have in a largely sedentary sport… Anyway, while I continue to wait for ice on the local waters, I figured I’d step back and review a lure from the good old sunshiny days of summer.
Happy New Year everyone! And with the New Year comes fishing license renewals for all you PA fishermen. New York fellas are ok, gotta love that year-to-date license. But for all of us it’s time to start fresh, start our counts over, reset our personal best stats and pretend we don’t already have five fish in the freezer. (Or 20…)
Approaching the new year it’s a good thing there’s lots to do with the holidays. Especially because the stinkin’ ice will not form up! I know it’s technically a little early but it’s such a tease to see the ice form up almost thick enough before getting rain and warmer weather that knock it all out. Anyway, I’m still itching to get out and start ice-fishing if that wasn’t obvious.
I’ve been getting all set for ice fishing this winter. The ice hasn’t quite thickened up yet and we’ve had a few warm days that just keep the waiting game going. But in the mean time I’ve been reading up on ice fishing methods, tips and tricks, in the hopes that I’ll be even halfway successful this winter. I live in Northern Wayne County and just recently was reminded of a local giant in the lure industry.
Snow has been falling and the ice has been forming up. That means two words for this angler. Ice. Fishing. Now to be completely candid I’m out of practice.
The chatterbait is high on the list of popular lures for bass fishers everywhere. It’s even said jokingly that if you’ve never fished a chatterbait (among other lures), then you haven’t really fished.
I walked into Tom’s Bait and Tackle this morning in Narrowsburg, NY to pick out a lure for this week.
Just a few weeks ago I covered the Blue Fox Vibrax shallow diver. This week I’m moving on to it’s not too distant cousin, the Flash Deep Runner. The size I picked up is size 2, the 3/16 ounce. The reason I’m covering another blue fox so soon is because when shopping for a fisherman they are a very affordable brand and in my opinion you can never have enough spinners.
The Wally Diver is a popular lure designed and made popular by famous fisherman, Cotton Cordell. You may notice that the pictured Wally Diver here is not a signature Cotton Cordell lure however mechanically speaking it is the generic equivalent to one of these very famous lures.