I’ve been fishing Cincy Fisher Blade Baits quite a bit in the last few weeks. Locally our water temps are in the mid forties and that’s perfect for this technique. Our waters here in Indiana have been a bit more stained than normal and I’ve found that painted blade baits have been more productive in those conditions. Brass is another great option but painted seemed to be significantly better for me lately. I paint a few different patterns but currently only sell my most productive (to date anyway) color and that is what I call Olive Shad. Yeah I know I’m not the creative type when it comes to naming my baits or color patterns. One of my customers had a good morning on the lake with my Olive Shad baits and shared a few cool pictures, one of which I really liked. It showed my bait of course hanging out of the mouth of a small mouth bass. It wasn’t a big fish (some of his others were much bigger) but the picture showcased the bait and the fish very nicely I thought. Thanks Brendan for sharing that. Later that same day (this was Sunday 12/9/2018) Brendan parked his boat and fished with me for a couple hours until 5PM darkness set in – I hate these short days. The sun had come out pretty well so I tried yest another blade bait pattern – Nickel Blue back. One of my customers contacted me about painted a few of these up and I liked it and thought it might be a good pattern for sunny days like yesterday afternoon. Anyway I caught the first smallie while Brendan was parking his boat. It was in the 2.5# range I’d guess. I caught 3 more in the similar range as well as a decent “eater” walleye. The bite has been “good not great” and I have to say I like this Nickel Blue back pattern for sunny conditions. I’ll probably paint up some more. Contact me if you have any special requests. I am not a great artist with the airbrush but I can pull off simple patterns. And let’s be honest here – the fish don’t visit a lot of art museums… Anyway, I hope you’re still catching fish or at least trying to. Tight lines, Bryan.