Swamp Zombie Lures recently co-sponsored a children's fishing tournament for the Boy Scouts of America. We'd like to thank Capt Bill Broughton and the South Florida Thunderbird District for allowing us to donate to this worthy cause. I'd also like to give a BIG shout out to my official South Florida Pro Staff member Mr. Santa Anna ("CD") for representing Swamp Zombie at this function. "CD" is a valuable staff member here at Swamp Zombie and went above and beyond to help us in this endeavor. Please take a moment to peruse the pics of the tourney. And look closely at these winners- you might be witnessing a future Capt Jose' Wejebe, KVD, or Capt Mark Sosin!! I will be posting more pics and info on this tourney as I receive it- please check back later to see more updates!
As most of you know, coloration plays a major role in deciding a Crankbait. Body style/Blank and sound is very important too. But, (IMHO), one of the most important aspects of choosing the right Crank is what the belly of the lure looks like.
For shallow to mid-depth Cranks, the belly of (most) lures gets the most "face time" from fish than any other part. Only the deepest diving lures, (Norman DD-22, Etc) get more side and top looks. (Because the lure is dredging the bottom and the fish are typically looking DOWN at it!)
Therefore, when choosing a Crank, make sure to inspect the belly FIRST, then the sides; understanding, for shallow to mid-depth Cranking, the top of the lure makes little difference to the fish- they rarely see it! And, if they DO see the top, it is usually only a blur......
This is why a simple "Bone" colored lure can work so well over more colorful patterns!
Had a great day yesterday testing new lure designs with Al Ansell. We went through approx 20 different lures- making sure they ran correctly and looked good in the water. Apparently, they looked good enough! Al managed to catch a few while testing! (He is amazing!)
We also had a nice chat with 2 of our local DNR officer's. We had the honor of being the first fishermen checked for the 2013 season! MN has some of the most courteous and professional DNR officers in the country. A big shout out to all those MN DNR officers who keep our boaters & fisheries safe!
(PS- Water temps were in the mid 40's! Kinda chilly, yes?)
This is what my new coating would look like if it was a person! TOUGH!
I'm adding a new "Ultimate" clear coat to the Swamp Zombie family. In conjunction with my typical 2 - 2 1/2 layer "Fat" epoxy resin coating, 2 layers of automotive Clear will be added. This new coating will be extremely durable without adding too much weight. It will rival (if not surpass) anything in the industry.
You asked for the "best"- this is it!
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