The Better Hook Hanger
Tired of hanging your muskie bait on your line guides or that worthless tiny wire hook hanger above the handle? Well, this tip is for you.
1. Using a small drill bit, mark the center point where you wish the hole to be. Start drilling just into trigger slightly for pilot hole.
2. Next take a 9/64” bit and line up to pilot hole, then slowly drill through trigger. You may need to lightly sand smooth where drill bit exited the other side.
Another benefit of hanging you bait here is that it will help keep your sharp hooks off your line when bouncing across the lake. Now go fishing!
Modifying Dunwright 10" Lifelike Perch
The 10" Lifelike Perch has become one of my go to baits since the debut. It's true swimming action has been responsible for many fish in the 50" class in our boat. One thing to remember, be sure to store the lure laying flat and never with other soft plastics.
The bait comes with two hooks. For better lure action and big fish holding power, I recommend removing both hooks and the wire hanger and replacing them with one large 7/0 treble. Once you have done this, trim both fins behind the hook hanger off. This will prevent the hook catching on them.
Here is the finished bait with the 7/0 hook. Sharpen, and the lure is ready to fish! My hooking percentage has been very high with this modification.
Lee Tauchen’s Fluorocarbon Leader Knot
Would you like to learn how to tie a 130 pound fluorocarbon leader knot? Here is a PDF file giving step by step instructions to do so. Thanks for looking.