It looks like I will be heading to Cranberry Lake (Ontario)at the end of August for a week. Its about a 13 hour drive, nonstop. If anyone has any experience up there and advice for lures/techniques I would appreciate it. Sounds like mostly smallies and northerns (which is perfect for me!). I was at my step-dads tonite (he's got a woodshop) and cut out some blanks from some scrap mahogony. Got home and realized I probably need something much bigger!!! I'm gonna shape some of them for now, but I need to get some wire thicker than 0.031" diameter. If anyone can tell me what to get from a place like home depot, let me know or will I have to special order it? I've been taking a break lately from building lures but am VERY excited to make some bigger plugs. Shown are the finished lures I made for Canada. Unfortunately I didn't catch any fish on them. I did have one on the perch crank but it got away. Also I did catch a couple (one pike, one largie) on another lure that I had previously made (about 4" and 5/8 oz) which is shown(the big pic). The water was deep (26-38 feet in many places we fished) and I barely fished cranks. I fished tiki sticks(wacky rigged with split shots about 15" above, or texas rigged with 1/8 oz bullet), Countdown Rapala 11's (and countdown jointed 11's), and 1/2 oz Kastmasters a lot.