I stopped by my brothers shop the other day to find this work that he had done for a customer. I found it interesting because he did it with pearls and foils. He rarely uses pearls so I took a few pictures:
NICE work Marshall !! & Vince your Son does phenomenal schemes!! That H-D,,is BADASSED SMOOTH!! He has some kind of eye!! I really like seeing "Bike Art" like that,,I could look at stuff like that for hours!! Tell Him,,He is Way Cool,,with His craft!! Like he don't already know that..... ----->>>>>sonar<<<<<-----
Made it down to Leesville for about 2/3 of the day Saturday. Didn't boat anything, but I did get the boat shaken down for the summer season. Really starting late this year, but other things came first and that's okay.
The water was about 71 degrees so the bite should get strong in the next few weeks.
I tested a few new baits and that all worked out well. I should have a nice variety to put on the mailing list for sale in the next few weeks.
On the way home, I had a the steel belt on one of my trailer tires start bulging. I'll need to replace it before I go out again. I can't complain. It was one of the original tires from when I bought the boat about 10 years ago. I pulled it off the trailer this afternoon and I'll get a replacement tomorrow.
I may get a chance to get on the best pike lake in Ohio this week. Should be fun although Northern Pike don't trip my trigger as much as they used to.
I'll have to rig up a few of my lighter rods that I still have stored out in the garage for the pike. It should be interesting. Some of the 4 3/4 Flatshads I just painted for early season muskies should be just about right for the pike too. I'm also looking forward to trying out a new bait in the same size called "Fatboy." It was one of the ones I tested Saturday and I'm excited to try it this year at Milton and for the pike.
I hope you get 'em,,vc!!(Pike,,as you mentioned) & that's what caught my eye in your last post,,was you saying,,that you have a "Fatboy" for Pike-n,,at Milton??? I have fished there for a way-long time,,& I have NEVER!! gotten -1- Pike.. I truly,,have not even heard of one being hooked.. Let us know how you do with them.. I never really thought about there being any in there,,'til you posted that you're gonna go get some..lol I am kinda thinking that it is just like me,, not realizing what I haven't caught ,,instead of what I have caught/or,,almost caught... GOOD LUCK Vince!! ----->>>>>sonar<<<<<-----
MadMac is right, the Fatboy baits should work for both pike and musky. But I'm like you, Sonar, I have never scored a pike on Milton and I don't really know if they're in there.
But...there is another fine pike location I'm hoping to visit soon if the weather would ever match up with my schedule. The way this weekend looks, I may stay home again. Between the crowds, the colder temps and the potential for storms and high winds, I'm not sure I want to invest the time of the gasoline.