Vol 37 | Num 3 | May 16, 2012
Article by Larry Jock
You know the old saying, “Be careful for what you wish for because it might come true.” Well, in this case it did!
A couple of years ago, Joe Morris at Lewes Harbour Marina showed me the “hot lure” for striper fishing in the Delaware Bay. It was a Stretch 25 in the Cabo Sunset design. I used the lure that fall and caught a load of striped bass.
Last year, Lanny Deal, a representative for the Mann Bait Company, manufacturer of the popular Stretch artificial lures, stopped by my office. I expressed to Lanny how much I love their 10-inch Stretch Imitator lures and how they are striper catching machines. However, I would love them more if they came in the Cabo Sunset style. Well, don’t you know that based on our suggestion, Mann now offers such a lure. I was fortunate enough to get a prototype this past fall and it worked great. I caught many stripers on it and it is now my “go to” Stretch lure for striped bass.
Some local tackle shops are already carrying it, but if they don’t have it in stock, just ask them to order it for you. You won’t be sorry.
Here’s another case of a company responding to the desires of local fishermen.
Binnacle Lures, run by local anglers Rick and Teresa Grapes, has been producing top quality lures and dredges for several years and have been featured in Marlin Magazine.
Over the winter, some captains put in a request for a heavier mojo lure than you can typically find for striper fishing. Most tackle shops only carry mojos up to 32 oz. Some captains were looking for ones as heavy as 50 oz. that they can run right off their transom.
In response, Binnacle Tackle is producing two new bullethead lures marketed under their Chesapeake Lures line. They weigh 35 and 50 oz., have 3D eyes, replaceable skirts and hooks attached to heavy duty swivels.
The products are brand new and should be available in local tackle shops in the coming months. For more information log on to BinnacleTackle.com.
Berkley has come out with a new product designed to help fisherman carry their fishing rods along with a 5-gallon bucket.
The Berkley Bucket Rod Holder features steel rod construction, an electrostatic finish and mounts in either an upright or angled position on a standard, 5-gallon bucket.
Unless your bucket weighs a ton, I don’t see using the rod holder while you are fishing, since the bucket would definitely tip over when a fish takes your bait, but it would make carrying your equipment a little easier. The Rod Holder has an MSRP of $2.99.