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Royce Aardahl

favorite smally lures

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Other than a fathead on a bare hook with a split shot I love fishing for smallies with Mepp Spinners. What's your favorite?

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#1: Bass Buster Beetle Spin
#2: Rapala Skitter Walker
#3: Mepps #3
#4: Rattle Trap
#5: Aardahl Wiggle Worm

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You must have a BIG tackle box if you have room for an Aardahl wiggle worm.

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I have three:
#1 BIG tubes
#2 pulling cranks - Notice I said "pulling" cranks. I can cover more water, on a river, trolling than casting them. Sounds odd????
#3 topwaters (anything that goes buzzz, wooossshhh & pop)

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got out tonight, mepps caught a couple but most were with split shot and minnow or crawler. cats, smallies and walleyes a 5 pound cat nailed my mepp and I thought for sure I had my monster smally. maybe next time.

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I agree on the tubes or anything I can skip under cover. Also like regular bass jigs in a crayfish color.

I've got a couple on top water and a couple on cranks, but more often I'm fishing the shore line cover, while all the big bass are below the boat. Figures!

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1/6 oz. Yellow Bumblee Rooster Tail.
3 inch pumpkinseed, Texas rigged with 1/8 oz. bullet weight crawfish(all in one breathe).

Jim W

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