Originally posted by: ouachitabassangler on 10/27/2005 7:59:21 PM
All summer long I fished my "secret" lure that was secret not because I didn't want anyone in on it, but because of the ribbing I took whenever anyone saw it tied on a line. It got so bad I immediately began putting the thing away before returning to the ramp and being seen with it. Now there's some legitimacy to it, used by the top 6 finalists in the BFL regional here last weedend. It wasn't a beer can lure. It's a 1 - 1.25 oz jig, and it's used in very shallow water. The idea of it is to punch through a thick mat of vegetation where the larger bass hide in mid-day if not in deep water. Smaller bass work the edges, but the mature ones take up choice positions in shallow ditches running under the vegetation, or in stump holes there, well inside the outside edges. Most anglers avoid casting into the stuff, hauling weed on every retrieve. I pop it through, let it sit on bottom a few moments, then jiggle it up & down. If there is no bite there I pop it to the surface through the hole it made, then skim it across to cast again. That's what Neggermeyer did to bring in 3 tournament creels of five bass for a total three day stringer of 15 at 50 plus pounds. I don't know his color, but mine is camoflauge, a sort of rattlesnake pattern.
It's worked all summer and is still producing.