Search This Blog

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Memorial Day

In town for the holiday?

Want to get out for some fishing?

Give me a call, 262-893-2183, and we'll get you on the water and on some fish.


Some Pics

Trophy Smallmouth:


Uncle Louis and his Daughter

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ironclad Lures-Product Review

Was out Friday, and I had a chance to put some of the Ironclad stick baits ( in the water for a test run.

Despite being made to last, they do have some end to end action in the water. They are heavier than comparable stickbaits, and cast a mile. They skip reasonably well, and have a slow sink rate.

I would have liked to see them sink a little faster, and was suprised that they didn't. I added a nail weight to one end, but that wasn't quite the answer I was looking for.

Wacky rigged there was no problem with the bait interfering with the hookset, but I did miss a few bites when i used the rigging holes at either end for texas rigging. I can't say that it wasn't my fault, but the worm was still hooked when I brought my line up. I didn't try them on a carolina rig, but I think they would excel there given their bouancy.

Ironclads work great around cover that would normally pull off a soft stickbait, and I made more than 100 casts without a problem, including several around boatlifts, piers and grass and lillypads. They do last.

I'd give them an 8.5 out of 10.