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Old 04-14-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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A weedless worm has a very thin piece of rounded wire in front of the hooks to keep weeds away. Some people love them...I have never liked them.
I used to make worms by making a silicone mold. First I took a 1/4" round piece of steel and making a silicone mold by imprinting it into the silicone. Next I used rubber I bought from a book I got from an online fishing lure supply company. You would heat the rubber, then pour it into the mold and it cools pretty quickly. This is the easy way to make just a plain worm...any color you want by adding dye. For worms with hooks, (like K&E) I made a very intricate tool for holding 3 hooks that I tied together..(just like a K&E or Kelly), the tool I made would hold the 3 lined hooks nice and tight, and after I poured a worm into the mold, I would set my tool over the mold and it would burry the hooks at just the right depth. I would pull the extra string and keep it tight, that comes out the front and ties to the swivel....until the worm cooled. I had a very cool setup...everything made by hand and from my own imagination. My favorite was a watermelon colored worm with red flecks. I would also add white stripes or dots like K&E, by pouring white rubber first...then quickly adding the main color so they would fuse together. This was pretty time consuming, but once I got going I could make 15 or so at a time...very fun!
Ah.... now I get it. I forgot about jellyworms (Heck, wouldn't gummy worms be faster, cheaper, and easier? Not so healthy for the fisher... person).... LOL, weedless... that mental image was too weird even for me.

I like making things by hand. We're having a blast putting up a fence. I know to some folks it's drudgery, but for us, I guess the novelty hasn't worn off, and it's satisfying to put something together and see your work over the next 20 years. I think I have resigned myself to no planting this year, but I hope to have livestock set up and ready for winter. Maybe a few trees in the fall, if we get done in time.

What about live worms? I know cold weather can be a problem, but aren't they good? I think there are some that don't shrivel up when they hit the cold....
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Gah, mk, forgot but DirecTV still thinks Michigan Outdoor is on....
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Ah.... now I get it. I forgot about jellyworms (Heck, wouldn't gummy worms be faster, cheaper, and easier? Not so healthy for the fisher... person).... LOL, weedless... that mental image was too weird even for me.

I like making things by hand. We're having a blast putting up a fence. I know to some folks it's drudgery, but for us, I guess the novelty hasn't worn off, and it's satisfying to put something together and see your work over the next 20 years. I think I have resigned myself to no planting this year, but I hope to have livestock set up and ready for winter. Maybe a few trees in the fall, if we get done in time.

What about live worms? I know cold weather can be a problem, but aren't they good? I think there are some that don't shrivel up when they hit the cold....
Live worms are great...especially for Bluegill...Sunfish and other panfish. Dont worry...they love cold water!
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:51 PM
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Live bait is always better, but artificial lures are just more convenient.

For 'gills and such, I'd cut the crawlers in half.

Or, get the small red leaf worms that you can find at any bait shop.

Hint:

You're gonna have a lot more fun ifya use smaller hooks.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Live bait is always better, but artificial lures are just more convenient.

For 'gills and such, I'd cut the crawlers in half.

Or, get the small red leaf worms that you can find at any bait shop.

Hint:

You're gonna have a lot more fun ifya use smaller hooks.
What size do you prefer?............for small Lakes....
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: America
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We have a free fishing weekend coming up . You can take the kids/grandkids and teach them how to fish , bait a hook ( back the heck up when thier ready to throw out a line lol )

Summer: June 11 and 12, 2011
Two days twice a year, families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan's premiere outdoor activities, Michigan Fishing, for FREE!
All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. Residents and outstate visitors may enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for all species of fish. All fishing regulations will still apply.
For many, the annual Free Fishing Weekend has become a tradition - a time to get together and have some fishing fun. While some may find time to reflect while fishing, there are no limits to variations on a great theme!
Michigan offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, over 11,037 inland lakes and 36,350 miles of rivers and streams. Included are 12,000 miles of trout waters, for which approximately 1,000 miles are considered Michigan's finest blue ribbon trout mainstreams.
So grab a pole and your family and friends, and let's go fishing!

DNR - Free Fishing Weekends
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Man I miss fishing. Since I started my business 5 years ago its been real tough to get out there. The thing I miss the most is going out on a warm...calm night on a clear lake and doing some night fishing for big bass with a hula popper....there is nothing better!
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Loving life in Gaylord!
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Speaking of fishing, I just made this metal "wall art" piece with my plasma cutter. I think this will look good hanging at the cabin!

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:47 PM
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What size do you prefer?............for small Lakes....
Size 8 or 10.

Get the black ones.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:48 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Man I miss fishing. Since I started my business 5 years ago its been real tough to get out there. The thing I miss the most is going out on a warm...calm night on a clear lake and doing some night fishing for big bass with a hula popper....there is nothing better!
I've had bass try to hit 'em before they touch the water.

Be ready.
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