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Bass Fishing => Bass Fishing Tips, Techniques & General Discussion => Topic started by: 21XDC on November 17, 2017, 08:15:10 PM

Title: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on November 17, 2017, 08:15:10 PM
Anybody use these? I have seen some and thought I should make some that fit better in your pocket or tackle box. More weight and cheaper...

3oz, 4oz and 5oz.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1510966105_zpsssyutv4o.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1510966241_zpscero3c9r.jpg)
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on November 17, 2017, 10:25:43 PM
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1510968230_zpsy2pxhlql.jpg)
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: dartag on November 18, 2017, 11:04:55 AM
Good idea.  Got my crankbait hung up a couple times Tuesday.  Luckily I got them back.
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on November 22, 2017, 10:33:28 PM
Have you field tested those yet??
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on November 23, 2017, 08:38:40 AM
Not yet Dan... But soon.  :)  There are others that use similar products that cost more.... But have a good success rate.

(http://www.strikezonelure.com/images/products/pocket-knocker/pk-package.jpg)
(http://shop.bigbitebaits.com/images/Pocket%20Whopper.jpg)
(http://shop.bigbitebaits.com/images/pocket%20whopper%20out%20of%20package.jpg)
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on December 26, 2017, 11:42:00 AM
I think I've gone the heavy weight on a clip before but overall I use the kind more often that wraps around your line with a really big weight, and either some small chains or a wire bar so it can sometimes grab a hook and pull out a really bad snag. I still loose some crankbaits and similar lures once in a while. I'm real good and getting my line into small cracks so my lures isn't even visible or reachable!
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: Hollada on December 26, 2017, 07:35:52 PM
I may need to get an extendable golf ball retriever with a lure grabber on the end for the hotponds.  Never been hung up as much as I get hung in there.
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: dartag on December 26, 2017, 09:21:49 PM
I may need to get an extendable golf ball retriever with a lure grabber on the end for the hotponds.  Never been hung up as much as I get hung in there.

Yea but when you break the off they float to the surface.   Golf Ball Retriever is a good idea.
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: bigjc on December 27, 2017, 03:26:03 PM
I have and use multiple styles of lure retriever.  I have the Bass Pro Shops brand lure retriever that I have used to recover many a crankbait.  I also have the Tiptons Golden Retriever, which is much heavier and a better design.  I keep each of these on an old, broken rod, using the reel to retrieve the slack line.  I also keep and extendable "gig" style pole retriever, that extends to about 12 feet.  This style works excellent in shallowish water.

Lure retrievers pay for themselves many times over, with lures costing as much as they do today. 

I have always wanted to find the pocket knocker style, like the ones you guys have mentioned, and I will definitely pick one up.

J. C.
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on December 27, 2017, 04:21:27 PM

If I remember, I will try and bring some to Bobs swap meet to give away.
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on January 01, 2018, 04:18:04 PM
That would be cool!!
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: bigjc on January 08, 2018, 02:54:15 PM
Anybody use these? I have seen some and thought I should make some that fit better in your pocket or tackle box. More weight and cheaper...

3oz, 4oz and 5oz.

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1510966105_zpsssyutv4o.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1510966241_zpscero3c9r.jpg)

I would buy a few!
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on January 15, 2018, 10:26:20 PM
I told 21XDC he should open a custom fishing lures and tackle business - maybe full-time!!
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on January 16, 2018, 05:01:13 AM

Been there, Done that... Got many t-shirts.  :o
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: dartag on January 16, 2018, 07:29:56 AM
I needed one yesterday.   Lost the only Rattletrap I brought to Florida on something in the pond I was fishing.   Good thing the Senkos are working pretty good.   Did see a bass making a bed yesterday. 
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on January 22, 2018, 12:01:57 PM

Been there, Done that... Got many t-shirts.  :o

You could do it... maybe sell your best designs to the big-time companies!?! There are people who almost no one knows writing songs that famous singers sing. You could be the fishing equivalent - the unknown GENIUS behind all the hottest new lures!!
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on January 22, 2018, 12:03:34 PM
I needed one yesterday.   Lost the only Rattletrap I brought to Florida on something in the pond I was fishing.   Good thing the Senkos are working pretty good.   Did see a bass making a bed yesterday. 

Lucky you for being around bedding bass! Pretty sure are bass are also spending some major time 'in bed.' Sitting there doing nothing in the freezing water a good part of the day.

Meanwhile... wonder if you lost your Rattletrap to a gator?!? Big Mo maybe... ;D
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on March 11, 2018, 03:50:46 PM
 >:( I'm so mad at myself... I made over 100 these to give away and forgot to take them to the swap meet.... I took a bunch of other lead products, blade baits, etc and left the lure knockers on the table.  >:(


Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 1BADAIR on March 11, 2018, 09:01:51 PM
You were too excited to get to the show
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on March 11, 2018, 09:07:53 PM
Someone try and remind me to bring them to the Mad Wags tournament. 
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on March 11, 2018, 09:37:10 PM
If you try to remind me to remember to be there, I will try to remember to remind you to bring you're lure knockers... Can someone try to remind me to remind 21XDC to bring his lure knockers... or remind him to remind me to be there??
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: 21XDC on March 12, 2018, 04:46:09 AM
Dan... You are a mess lately.. LOL
Title: Re: Pocket Lure Knocker
Post by: djkimmel on March 12, 2018, 01:50:57 PM
I guess you could say that... though I've been ahead of the curve with forgetfulness for a long time now. Luckily, I run in to people who appear to have it worse. I think... I can't remember for sure... ;D

At least this 'Outdoorama' virus or whatever it is that I caught seems to be tapering off so that I can be my 'regular' (forgetful) self this week at the Ultimate Sport Show and the Bassmaster Classic.