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Fishing with top water lures

Fishing with top water lures
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Doing some fishing at Lake Sam Rayburn in East Texas.  The tiny torpedo in the video is one of my favorite top water lures of all time.  It seems to work best when the wind is not blowing very hard and the top of the water is smooth.  If there are any hungry bass in the area, this lure will find them.

Some of the fishing gear I keep in my tackle box.

1 tackle box
2 spools 300 feet 330 pound tensile strength trotline string
1 spool 580 feet 235 pound tensile strength trotline string
1 package (8 qty) eagle claw lazer sharp 4/0 all purpose hooks
1 box (25 qty) mustard circle hooks 11/0
1 spool 30 feet nylon coated wire 60 pound test
1 package (15 qty) zoom tiny brush hog watermelon red
1 package (12 qty) eagle claw 3/0 safety snaps with barrel swivel
1 package (12 qty) zoom baby brush hog green pumpkin pearl
1 package (8 qty) zoom brush hog plum-apple
1 package (5 qty) vicious 4 inch jerky shad
2 packages (20 qty) zoom u-tale pumpkin chartreuse
1 package (8 qty) zoom brush hog watermelon red
1 package (10 qty zoom 5 inch lizard june bug
1 package (9 qty) zoom monster 10 1/2 bullfrog
1 package (9 qty) zoom 6 inch lizard cotton candy chart.
1 package (12 qty) zoom baby brush hog pumpkin spice
1 package (qty unknown) culprit classic worm
3 bags various artificial worms
1 bag (13 qty) bobbers aka corks
1 tape measure – for measuring fish length
3 spinner baits
1 stringer
1 spool zebco 8 pound monofilament line
1 spool zebco 10 pound monofilament line
1 spool zebco 12 pound monofilament line
1 spool zebco 20 pound monofilament line
1 spool zebco 30 pound monofilament line
3 tiny torpedoes
1 rattletrap
3 beetle spins
Various lures from Daves Great Outdoors
4 crankbaits
1 pair fingernail clippers – for cutting the monofilament line

Storage boxes – In the bottom of the main tackle box are three small plastic boxes. Each box is setup for a different type of fishing – bass, perch and catfish.

Bass fishing box – the plastic storage box for my bass fishing gear has some cone shaped split weights, and hooks for setting up a weedless Texas rig. In this box I might have 50 weights and maybe 20 hooks.

Perch fishing box – the plastic box I have setup for perch fishing has weights on 1 side and hooks on the other side. I am not going to count all of the hooks and split, but lets estimate close to 100 round split weights of various sizes and maybe 50 – 75 various sized hooks for small perch.

Catfishing box – this box is about 1.5 times larger then the bass and perch box. Same as the other boxes – hooks on one side and weights on the other side. The majority of the weights in the catfish box are teardrop weights with a brass swivel. The swivel goes all the way through the weight. The hooks in the catfishing box vary in size around 1/0 and 2/0. I probably need to pick up some more circle hooks just for this box.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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