Uncle Buck's Panfish Creatures Minnows Rigged and Spares
Bad weather threatened to ruin my scheduled fishing trip. 40 degrees, NW wind 15-25, mostly cloudy with chance of rain. I hoped to seine some minnows and get some early season perch, but the were no minnows to be found along the shoreline. I have never had a lot of luck catching perch using artificial lures, and sure the conditions had the fish in a negative holding pattern, I hoped just to find them and be able to catch a few.
I anchored on top of a drop off on the NW side of the main lake body and tied on 1/32 oz gold Panfish Creature. 7' light spinning rod with 4# Extreme mono, cast, count down and slow retrieve to keep the lure near the bottom. Caught my first perch on the first cast. About three hours later, I left with 22 perch and 3 bluegill. Never changed my lure, adjusted the body of the bait twice after getting into the weeds, but the lure still looks like it did when I first tied it on. Durable. Great value for the purchase price, Uncle Buck's Panfish Critter has earned a place in my tackle box and I am looking forward to trying the different sizes and colors on crappie and bluegill later this year.
April 3, 2011
little bait-big bass
i first happened on this bait while crapping fishing. i tossed it beside a dock post and hooked a 5 pd. large mouth that broke me off.this was early spring. so i up my tackle to light rod whith 6 pd. line. this allows the bait to keep a natural action. any heavier line kills the action. the past 3 years using this bait i have caught more bass than ever. last year i caught 2 5pd. smallies and lots of 3-4pds. bass
March 5, 2007
Went fishing yesterday at a couple ponds and used these for the first time and was amazed! Caught 6 crappie and 2 small mouth bass in 1hr using these. I recommend getting alot in all the colors considering the low cost. I am definatly getting more. Great job uncle bucks!
June 17, 2008
I was amazed by how often I use these lures. Whether jigging for crappie, or fishing them through cover for bass, these are great little buys. Lately, I've been attaching them to spinners and using them like a Beetle spinner. A great purchase time and time again.
August 19, 2010