I have seen some terrible fishing lures in my years of fishing. These absurd fishing lures have designs and features cooked up by marketing departments and sometimes just fun-loving fisherman looking to share a laugh. Let’s take a look at some of these ridiculous lures:
by sewerlure.com, this absurd fishing lure looks like a floating turd.
Budweiser Can Crankbait
by Heddon, because beer!?
President Obama Daredevil
by Eppinger, thanks obama!
Floating Duckling Lure
by persuaderamerican.com, absurd because the fish never sees the duck’s head only what’s at and below the water surface.
by Gatta-X, The Japanese make some bizarre fishing lures…this one looks looks like Mothra.
Prawn in cup
by tsubo rig? Another absurd looking Japanese fishing lure. This one mimics a prawn or shrimp hiding in a cup.
by RomanMade, absurd because it costs $435… it’s a soft plastic swimbait made for catching giant largemouth bass.
What in the world is this thing? Looks like a fish finder from WWII… you’re not far off.
Introduced in 1989, the above Vexilar FL-8 is a compact and lightweight depth sounder. Besides indicating depth, the unit also shows changes in bottom content and conditions. It can also discriminate between large underwater targets, such as fish, and smaller targets such as bait fish and plankton. The unit is a SONAR. It transmits bursts of high frequency pulses, which are converted from electrical to mechanical energy by the transducer. These “sound” pulses radiate from the transducer downward and are reflected back up to the transducer where the energy is converted back to electrical signals. The FL-8 then processes these signals and displays them. The circular display is accomplished by attaching an LED (Light Emitting Diode) to a wheel, which is then spun at a high speed in the clockwise direction. This allows for an extremely high speed update. The bottom, as well as other targets, can be displayed as red, orange, or green to indicate strong, medium and weak signals respectively. The FL-8 also has an alarm, which can alert you to fish or shallow water. The user controls this alarm so that anything that appears above a specific depth will sound the alarm.
Fun Fact: Sonar is an acronym for SOund Navigation And Ranging.
While on the topic of bear encounters, this informative PDF from the Manitoba, CA dept. of Wildlife has some tips on what to do. Rule number one is stand your ground and keep your group together…something the hikers at the Apshawa Preserve didn’t do.
WEST MILFORD, NJ (AP)- Police say a 22-year-old man was killed over the weekend after an encounter with a black bear in the Apshawa Preserve in New Jersey.
West Milford police say four friends reported Darsh Patel missing around 4 p.m. Sunday. The group told police that the bear began to follow them though the wooded area. The hikers became separated after an attempt to flee the area.
Officers from the West Milford police department and West Milford Search and Rescue unit began searching for him. The body of Patel, of Edison, was found about three hours later. “Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear,” police said in a news release early Monday. The bear was located and euthanized at the scene.
The Apshawa Preserve is a 576-acre natural area in the Highlands of Northern New Jersey and used for hiking and bird watching.
Host Denise Marie Theiler fishes with Mike Roman and Paul Silva, both experienced and Round Valley Trout Association members. Denise gets instruction and hands-on experience in trolling planer boards to target trout at Round Valley Reservoir. This video was originally published on Jul 9, 2012.