New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

The Eyes Have It


April 5, 2021

Simonson Photo

See What I Mean? This large-eyed white crappie targeted a standard jig-and-tube combo. Even the smallest suggestion of an eye on a lure gives predators a target to key in on and adds a bit of realism to any lure, no matter how gaudy or non-natural it might seem.

There's a curlytailed grub that's getting tougher and tougher to find, to the point where I have to order it directly from the manufacturer's site to ensure I have enough for the season. While it comes in standard white and yellow, two must-have colors for my spring fishing, along both sides of the twisting plastic tail of the thread-on body are three black dots. My theory is that these dots sy...

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