...on the bull.
last weeked was kinda tough but i'm sold on the bullshad...first couple of casts and had a 1/2lb swipe at it. couple casts later and pulled a FAT 3lb shoalie from under a rock...only bumped it and didn't catch hooks, though.
missed another nice 3lber that came unbottoned...i was actually reeling it in fast cause it was in 6in of water and i had my head up looking for the next cast when i felt a good hit. looked down and the fish was on and flopping nearly on the bank. this suckker had come out of a narrow crevice that i would have never guessed would hold a fish like that. pretty cool.
basically, for the first time out, i thought the bull fished much like a spinnerbait (burning, slow rolling, stop and go) and i used it much like i would a spinner and in similar situations. the big difference is that it looks EXACTLY like a shad swimming in the water. on the second trip i was able to compare the gizzard flavor BS with a live gizzard of the same size. the resemblance in the water was absolutely unbelievable. my long time fishing partner and long time live bait striper fisherman was totally impressed with the bait.
ended up burning it like a spinnerbait and caught a few dinks...nothing of any size just yet...however, it's nice to know that this thing will catch the smaller ones to...that way it doesn't get too boring tossing all day.
big bait...normal fish
nice 2.5lb shoalie on a fluke.
no stripers wanted to play with the usual baits (or the bullshad) and once again the a-rig saved the day. 1st cast got a bump...3 casts later hooked up. caught a nice 7lber...he looks much smaller because of the camera angle.
thrown the bull on two different occasions now and it's evident that it will/can bring the fish out from their holes. now whether they take it or not depends on the day and how your holding your tongue. bottom line is i've seen this thing pull some nice fish from tiny holes that i wouldn't think a good fish would be in so i'm pumped to see how this thing performs once they get back to normal.