First of all Happy New Year to one and all. Trust you all had an enjoyable Christmas with friends and loved ones. Ours was very quite and relaxed - we actually did nothing for a few days, just what was needed after another big year.
This year looks like another busy one in the Dog House with lots of plans and some new lures on the drawing board as we speak. I have really enjoyed having some time out of the Dog House over Christmas to draw and design new lures. You may have been following my efforts on Facebook?
Well it is almost here again;the Barramundi Season will be opening again injust 16 sleeps- at midday Thursday, February 1, 2018. I think for most the countdown will have begun!
I am actually making some new 150mm (6 inches in the old scale) lures which I will have ready in the next few weeks - I shall keep you "Posted". I am excited about this, it's back to the original! I posted it on Facebook too just before Christmas and it got a great response. See the photographs below and the comment from Tye Porter who has been using them to catch lots of Jew fish.
Here is one I prepared earlier and I can tell you about now! It is one of my favorite designs, done in collaboration with the late, great Col Cordingly, Darwin NT
A big thank you to Tye Porter for this photo and his kind comment. Tye Porter said I have never used a 6" Barra Bait that didn't catch big fish (jew in my case). All bar one of my 30kg plus fish have fallen to these lure and I won't mention the approx, 1,000 plus that were under 30 kilo's. The aluminium bib was vital as I would adjust the running depth as the tide changed during a fishing session. here is a pick of a few of the original lures that I still use today. The bleeding mullet one (3rd from top) has taken over fifty metre plus fish on it's own with my best session using it seeing seven fish between 14.2 and 23.7 kgs being landed. Sorry to rant on but they still get me excited after all these years.
What makes a good jerk bait? Balance!, Balance!, Balance!
Apply for Honour Board Status
To qualify for the Old Dog Lures Honour Board you must catch and release your trophy fish and you must photograph the fish being measured, preferably on a brag mat or have a third party verify the length of the fish, email the photo of the fish with the Old Dog Lure