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Dropshotting paddle sticks

Started by Savage, September 12, 2009, 10:43:51 PM

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Savage

Well I have to rave about my trusty Paddle Sticks again, they are my go-to dropshotting bait.  I used them last year at Charlevoix to make the Northern Divisional tournament, and the bass in Escanaba liked them well enough to help me capture the Michigan berth into the national tournament.

I have to give credit to my teammates up there at the Divisional for turning me on to the right color.  They were having luck with senko-type baits and mentioned that it was a baby bass color that was working the best.

I tried using the green pumpkin gold color that had worked so well for me at Charlevoix and tagged a couple fish, but when I switched to the green watermelon I really started to hammer them.  I was able top get 22 1/2 on the first day and 19 1/2 on the second, and some of the biggest fish came on those little Paddle Sticks.  In clear water they are hard to beat. They seem pretty small, but the fish see them a mile away and I watched them charge the bait from over 15 feet away in the shallows around Big Bay de Noc.

It's a money bait.
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oldjigger

where do you get these paddle sticks????

djkimmel

Case Plastics

I think this is the one he is talking about - Salty Paddle Stik 4-1/4" - Green Watermelon

They have a wide color selection and many great finesse baits too!

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Savage

Like Dan says, you can get them online at their website.  I use the green pumpkin, watermelon, and green pumkin with gold flake the most, but on an overcast day or in deep water I'll throw the white one too.

They are awesome for bedding fish too, but keep that one to yourself... ;)
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djkimmel

I sure won't tell anyone... definitely, I won't talk about the hellgrammites.

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Waterfoul

Quote from: djkimmel on September 14, 2009, 10:41:34 PM
I sure won't tell anyone... definitely, I won't talk about the heckgrammites.

I won't tell anyone either!   ;D
Addicted to fishing.  All the time, any species, anywhere!!  Especially in West Michigan!!!

bigjc

I believe the Salty Paddle Stix are a variation of the Jack's worm, which I have used for a few years now both Jig worming and Drop Shotting, it is a great finesse worm.

Mojo

Thanks Dan for bringing year round Catch and Release to Michigan

djkimmel

That is a good question. I'll have to ask because I'm not sure if that is part of the design. Savage might not be around. He is getting ready to compete in the BASS Federation Nation national championship:
October 26-30
2009 Championship
Harris Chain of Lakes, Tavares, FL

I can ask the guys from Case if he isn't available.

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dartag

I plan on using some on Cass tomorrow.   i will let you know if they float.  great drop shot bait.  in the spring i like them for bed fishing.

djkimmel

I look forward to the fishing and product report!!

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dartag

nope they sink.   

but they did help us get 2nd place at the last chance yesterday.  used them to catching schooling smallies.   the bass were chasing little minnows on the surface.  the gulls were having a feast also.    Gulp fry worked also but the paddle stick is a little tougher and lasted longer.  hold up better.

   most fun i have had all year.   

djkimmel

Congratulations and thanks for the report. I thought maybe they have salt in them which is not conducive to float.

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