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Got a question about fishing, that you have never been able to figure out?

Well, along comes old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and resident backlash picking champion, with the solution.


Sometimes, slow-rolling a spinnerbait down real deep across structure is the only way to get a cold winter bass to strike. But, spinnerbaits weren't made to fish deep. Recently, a few companies have come out with extra-heavy versions of their spinnerbait products to support deep applications. The only problem is that these are special application lures and the price is high. What we need is a good 10-cent fix for our everyday spinnerbaits, which will allow us to get them deep.

Well, old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and National Backlash Pickin' Champion, has a tip that is easy to implement and will sure help.

Take a look at the photo. Old Tipster ain't as dumb as his ex-wife tells you he is. Tipster went digging around in his catfishin' box and came up with all kinds of little forgotten goodies (a four year old bottle of homemade stink baits was one of them; don't dare open that stuff now; maybe we can sell it to the Pentagon as a new weapon of mass destruction!!). One of the treasures we found was a pack of those lead sinkers with the removable rubber core. That sinker style way made to keep us from having to crimp the lead on and damage the line.

Guess what? It also fits right on the wire of most spinnerbaits, too. Remove the rubber insert and slide the lead onto the wire. Pulling the rubber from each end to elongate and narrow it, slide it back into its slot. (If it is too tight, open the slot in the lead just a touch with a knife blade.) Be sure to place the lead only on the LOWER wire by the head. Have to keep the lure weighted downwards, you know. This sure does work well.

If fact, this type sinker makes a great 'easy-on/easy-off' replacement for a Texas-rig or Carolina-rig sinker. You can change sizes on a second, or go to a weightless worm with cutting and re-tying.




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