Cincy Fisher Baits is proud to announce a new product – the Bait Head Underspin. As you may know, these baits are great for the cold water conditions most of us have this time of year. Our baits are built with premium components like Mustad hooks (5/0), Worth (USA) ball bearing swivels, and powder coated / oven cured heads. You won’t be able to beat our normal prices for quality baits like this, let alone our crazy low prices of only $2 each for pre-orders. We expect shipments to begin going out first week of 2016 so get your pre-orders in now.
Well thanks to El Niño I am fishing later this year than normal. Sunday started off at 22 degrees but warmed later in the day to the high forties. The water was 49 degrees in most places I fished. I fished with my buddy Curt Kugler and although I did really well a week prior you have to have a short memory in this game of fishing. You just don’t know where the fish will be on tournament day. Speaking of tournament day – there were only 3 boats that showed up to fish our pickup tourny at Brookville Lake (Fairfield Ramp). I’m kind of used to this in the fall. Most of my fishing buddies hunt. Some of the others are wimps and can’t take the cold temps. You know which one you are… A very few will brave the temperatures to fish with me. I’m ok until the water turns hard. Call me a wimp but I pack it in then. So we head south from the ramp going as fast as my ’99 18′ Triton with 150HP Merc will carry us. That is maybe 57mph. Not that fast as far as bass boats go but it is good enough for me. And for Curt who doesn;t have a console on his side of the boat. But he’s smarter than the average guy. He sits in the bottom of the boat facing rearward so the wind isn’t hitting him in the face. I probably should buy one of those face shields for the co-anglers that aren’t as smart as Curt. Yeah there are a few…
Ok back to the fishing report…
We start at the first spot as last week and catch our first keeper smallie at the same exact spot as last week. Smaller but still a nice keeper. Blade baits again. Curt is throwing crankbaits but after the first blade bait fish he switches at least for a bit… We fish the general area (steep rock) a bit longer and no more takers. We target similar areas the remainder of the day and catch a total of 7 keeper bass, 3 nice walleye, and one nice catfish. Curt snags multiple shad too. 6 of our bass are smallmouth but our lone largemouth went 4.3# so it was a nice one for our region. I threw that blade bait until my arm cramped up. Then I threw it some more. I tried an Alabama Rig (3 arm for Indiana) for a bit just to give my arms a relief (funny as that sounds…). But it was all a blade bait bite Sunday. I met one of my customers on the water for a bait pickup. He threw blade baits as well and caught 3 keeper smallmouth and a variety of other fish. The blades are equal opportunity baits for sure. We ended up with a nice 12.8# sack of fish anchored by the 4.3# greenie. Good enough to take 1st place and big bass. Not bad for Dec 20. Heck for me it’s not bad for anytime of the year.
I’m happy to announce a new product offering – the Darter Head Jig. The Darter Head is a finesse jig that works great in cool water especially when the bite is slow. It lets you glide small plastics through the water column. It’s the slow drifting and gliding that provokes the hit normally. These are a very good jig head for the Umbrella Rig. suitable plastics include stick baits, grubs, small swim baits and other small plastics. These are sold in packs of 12 and are only $4.99. They come in 2 sizes (1/16 and 1/8) an d2 hook styles (Red and Black).
I will be adding other products to the lineup very shortly. Think Midwest Finesse…
Yes it is December in the midwest and the weather is fantastic. Unseasonably warm temps approaching 70 greeted us for our Sunday pickup bass tournament at Brookville Lake in southeastern Indiana. Water temps still in the low fifties. Nine teams showed up and we launched at 7:30AM. I fished with my good friend Gary Armstrong and I had told him to prepare for a shallow bite. After all that’s where they were a few days ago. Notice the italics… Yeah I don’t know about your local lakes and rivers but patterns around here change as often as the weather does. I rarely find a pattern that holds up for more than a day or 2 it seems. It seems to defy logic. I mean when the fish should be deep you find them in super shallow water. I’m beginning to wonder if the fish even know where they are supposed to be. Maybe they don’t read the same blogs as I do. Anyway back to the fishing report. We launch and head for the bank where I had been catching them shallow. No shad around and no shallow bass around either. Nothing being marked on the graph. It’s kind of like fishing in the living room. beats working I guess but I’d rather be catching. We head for a nearby rocky point and I start throwing a blade bait. I hear the walleye have been eating them good lately. Right off the bat I catch a 3.5# smallie. Gary is still throwing a square bill. The nice thing about a team format is you can throw different baits until you figure out the pattern. We fish similar areas for a couple hours with nothing to show except for a handful of walleyes on the blade baits. I decided after catching that nice smallie that I was going to throw the blade bait until my arms fell off (almost happened too). We were working one particular rocky steep bank (pardon me for not being too specific…) and met another angler working the bank in the opposite direction. Friendly enough guy. We exchange lies like normal and keep fishing in our respective directions. After politely passing, I mean about 1 boat length away I stick a fish. A big one too. Maybe a catfish because it’s pulling hard and these blades do catch about any fish out there. I’m trying to get Gary’s attention because I really need some net help but I don’t want to attract a lot of attention. I mean this bank is already getting beat up by other anglers… Finally Gary notices my weird heads shakes, grunts and big bow in the rod and grabs the net just in time to land a large mouth just shy of 5#. The other angler was none the wiser. And I promise it wasn’t you Matt Cash. At this point I tell Gary to tie on a Cincy Fisher Blade Bait or get out of my boat. We both throw nothing but 1/2 oz Nickel blade baits for the remainder of the tournament. We end up catching only 6 keepers but 4 of them are real nice for a limit weighing 14.8#. We figure if we’re on fish then everyone is. I mean these guys are good. Really good. Turns out we had the only limit and took 1st and Big Bass. Second was 2 fish and I didn’t see the weight but it wsan’t a lot. Nobody else weighed in a fish although I know Matt Cash stuck a nice smallmouth but didn’t weigh it in. I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. Our fish were caught in 10 to 15 foot of water and were very close to the bottom. Small hopes were key and the bite was very subtle. They ate it on the flutter down but you couldn’t really detect it until the next rip up off the bottom and they were just there.
So I trust everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day. We enjoyed a great meal with family and friends and watched some football too. I managed to get some fishing in as well and the bass are biting good here in Ohio and Indiana. The waters are cooling off a bit and the Cincy Fisher Blade Baits are starting to be my go-to baits. So the Thanksgiving Free Shipping coupon is over but there is, of course, another great coupon I’d like to share with you. It is Christmas2015 and it grants you 15% off everything (even sale items!) AND free shipping to boot (US only). Orders must be $25 or more to use this coupon. It’s my small way of wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
So during checkout just enter Christmas2015 in the coupon field to take advantage of this great deal.
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Well the Thanksgiving Holiday was a blur of family activities, fishing, and bait building. I just shipped all the orders from the weekend except for one. That one will ship tomorrow. The Bait ball spinner bait is the holdup (epoxy still curing) on that. I’d like to give a shout out to Gary Armstrong for helping me out with and emergency supply of hooks for the Cincy Fisher Blade Baits. It’s good to have a few friends to lean on when you need some help. I hope I’m a good friend like that too – I know I try…
Free shipping ends today (November 30). Can you believe December is just about here? Some people are even winterizing their boats already…
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and it’s a great time to reflect on the most important things in life and to give thanks to our God for all the our blessings. Trouble and pain finds us all eventually and it’s natural to focus on that but what are you thankful for? Ok I’ll go first. I’m thankful for:
- A God who is all-powerful and all-knowing AND chooses to care about me
- A wonderful wife
- 3 lovely daughters
- All my friends and family
- A job I enjoy
- A house that keeps my family dry in the rain and warm in the cold
- Physical health for myself and my family – mostly healthy anyway…
- The great sport of bass fishing
- Bacon (ok so the list isn’t in priority order maybe…)
So what about you? What are you thankful for?
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FREE SHIPPING through the end of November. No minimum order!
Yes that’s right! In the spirit of THANKSGIVING shipping is on us – no coupon necessary. Just complete your order anytime through the end of November and your shipping is free (US only). Cincy Fisher Baits is a small and growing company and really appreciate every single customer so this is our small way of saying THANKS!