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At the Crappie USA Classic a couple of weeks ago, we were talking with some of the fishermen while watching the weigh-ins. Several of them asked us to make our Fish Food Lure in pink. They said that is their favorite color if they were forced to choose. So........ less than one week after the conversation, here it is!
We listen to the professionals in the industry we meet while at a conference or on a fishing trip.... a lot can be learned from the guys who have been in the trenches. We were told that "black" is some fishermen's favorite color to use.... especially at dusk. We listen, we invent, and then we go fishin'!
I had four bites after four casts and then decided to do the "catching" a little better.....
Three small mouth bass caught with new "BLACK" Fish Food Worms
Our 3 inch worms are doing so well we decided to make them a little longer for the bass and redfish fishermen....
John - and Official Field Tester from FishHound told us: "I thought this product worked very well for small mouth bass there could be a better selection of colors but over all they work very well in the types of shallow waters i fish". He didn't have the new "Lightnin' Bug" color!
Fish went crazy over this new color! One fish even held on for 19 seconds before letting go...
Rainbows and a Brook caught using "Lightnin' Bug" Worm
Two brand new lures added to our product line. We listen to fishermen....
The latest testimonial from FishHound official field testers:
"This product was alot smaller than I imagined, but for it being so small, it still got more bites than lures alone. I just wish it was a little bit bigger. I think it could work even better if it were combined with some red food coloring, to make it look like blood." Joesph
Thank you, Joesph. We already thought about it and think you'll be pleased.....
Crappie fishing? Try our Stubby Steve's pellets! One pellet lasts all day (current record is 62 crappie with ONE piece)!
The new "Lightnin' Bug" color is a vivid chartreuse. Seems to almost glow in the water!
A new site to help introduce our new Fish Food Fishing Worms! They are made with the same proven formula as our original brown pellets... just in the new shape and all three (maybe four, hint, hint, hint....) colors: "True Earthworm Brown", "Blood Red" and "White"... and " "(can't say just yet)! They still have the same stay-on-the-hook-all-day durability as our other lures. Fish were chasing these like crazy when we filmed a video fly fishing for trout. The chum trail is immediate and unbeatable. The lasting scent, well... lasts like it should! A knowledgable tournament fisherman told us he tells everyone, "try to get it off your hook... you could beat it against a rock and you might bend your hook but you're NOT getting the Stubby Steve's off!".
Stubby Steve's Fish Food Fishing Worms
Gorgeous photography by T.J. Stallings (T.T.I. Blakemore):
This was quite a successful adventure! The size of the Rainbow is unbelievable (compare it to Steve's thighs). We're guessing it weighed ~12lb because we earlier weighed a smaller fish at 10lb and this one is MUCH bigger! The "Blood Red" is brilliant in the water. WATCH THE RAINBOW JUMP OVER THE GOLDEN TO GET TO OUR LURE!
We live for lovely surprises like this letter Crappie USA sent to us. This little man has a red hat, decal, and a package of Stubby Steve's already in the mail to him. This is what it is all about,... getting the kids out fishing. Thank you, Ethan, for taking the time and consideration to send this.
"The bait worked well in the river Brackish water caught some nice catfish on it but also hooked some nice spotted sea trout on this bait. I really enjoyed fishing with is product." Timothy
"Having worked in the fishing business for over 25 years it takes a lot to impress me when talking about new fishing products. During the past two months four of our employees and myself have been fishing Stubby Steve's for crappie, shellcracker, bluegill and channel catfish. Knowing well the importance of scent and having used Power Bait and Gulp for years when fishing for these species my employees and I are overwhelmed at the effectiveness of Stubby Steve's. One pellet will last longer than a jar of Power Bait product and catch as many or more fish whether fished alone on a bare hook or tipped on a jig. When anglers try this product they will never go fishing without it. It is truly the best scented bait I have ever used."
Captain Darrell Van Vactor, President / CEO Crappie USA and Cabela's King
Congratulations to Doyle and Sonny Miller from Murray, Kentucky!
"Amateur Division Results
First place in the amateur division was the Murray, Kentucky team of Doyle and Sonny Milby with a 2-day total weight of 18.51 pounds and earned $1,500 for first place in the Amateur Division. Doyle and Sonny also received $200.00 for the Driftmaster Rod Holder Bonus. Doyle and Sonny were slow trolling lime/chartreuse Southern Pro tube jigs tipped with Stubby Steve's Bait in 9 feet of water over natural wood cover up Bear Creek. The team caught 75 fish for the 2-days of the event"
$10,000.00 Super Event
This past Friday and Saturday April 27th & 28th Crappie USA held a 2-day $10,000.00 Super Event on one of the most popular tournament sites in the nation the Pickwick/Wilson Lakes at Sheffield, Alabama. Over 100 anglers from 13 states were competing for not only the $10,000.00 in cash and prizes, but the opportunity to qualify for the prestigious Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic. This year's classic will be held October 24th-27th, 2012 on the Barkley/Kentucky Lakes at Cadiz, Kentucky...
Congratulations to Brian Arnett of Kevil, Kentucky and Marc Shoulta of Symsonia, Kentucky who placed 2nd using our Stubby Steve's Artificial Fish Food Fishing Lure.
"I've been having great success with Stubby Steve's for crappie. I have had the same 1/6th a piece on my jig for three weeks, and still catch as many or more fish than anglers using Crappie Nibblets. Although the Nibblets work well, you have to rebait 99 out of 100 times you get a bite. The only time i've ever lost Stubby Steve's is when I lost my jig. I have an inside connection with Berkley, so I have 2 cases of Nibblets I will never use." Mike Suitt - Lawrence, KS
"It was very windy yesterday but I still managed to catch more than 25 crappie with one piece of Stubby Steve's. I love this product. The bad thing is I have 10 jars of Crappie Nibblets that I don't know what I'm going to do with. I guess I can give them away for Christmas presents!" Richard Varran - Lawrence, KS
In fourth was the team of Daniel and Steve Gentz both of St. Louis, Missouri weighing in 22.92 pounds and earning $300.00. Daniel and Steve were vertical jigging chartreuse Southern Pro jigs fishing in 23 feet of water up the Blood River area to catch over 50 fish for the event. Daniel and Steve credited Stubby Steve's biodegradable scent attractant for catching their fish. Several teams used the new Stubby Steve's attractant on their jigs and commented how it stayed on the jig longer than any other attractant on the market and really helped them get more bites and caused the fish to hold on to the jig longer.
This 10lb 12oz Hybrid Striped Bass was caught on an 8 weight flyrod using a Mustad dry fly hook.... and of course, Stubby Steve's (the state record is 13lb.... so guess what we're up to)!!!