Happy Fourth of July! WITH A SPECIAL FOURTH OF JULY, ONE-OF-A-KIND REED MONTGOMERY STARS AND STRIPES ZARA SUPER SPOOK!
From Reed Montgomery and Reeds Guide Service www.fishingalabama.com
When I’m not guiding or just fishing Alabama’s many lakes, I spend my time at home creating some new lures to help me fool those big, Alabama bass with! Or, I may spend countless hours refurbishing some of my old lures, like my favorite topwater lure, the James Heddon Zara Super Spook!
This is a big, five inch, three-hook topwater lure, with internal rattles, that is made to be walked with a side-by-side motion employed by the bass angler. That then entices a big bass to blow up on this oversized offering, including big bass of all types! Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and striped bass included!
Still, the constant side-by-side motion does do some damage to the lure, that occurs from the very sharp Gamakatsu brand treble hooks gouging out the lures sides. So sanding these used spooks down first, may be needed, for those more “worn out” model lures.
Its amazing what a little sand paper, spray paint, paint pens, permanent markers (and even clear fingernail polish with glitter in it), can do to make an old lure look new again! Even changing the spooks clear eyes with a permanent red marker with a big black pupil will help entice those predator bass looking for that injured look these red eyes exhibit!
Adding new spilt rings and new Gamakatsu treble hooks helps assure better hook ups as well, often from some very big, tackle testing bass! Sharp hooks on any lure are very important for your success…which is catching bass!
As you can see, you can create dozens of designs with colors that help mimic oversized minnows, bream, blue back herring, threadfin shad, gizzard shad and other prey these bass dine on.
Lures and special colors that may at times flounder on the water’s surface and perhaps help you fool that big bass of lifetime!