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    Default Sir Toadie's Cricket jigs.

    Trick or Treat. Well it was a Treat to open my mail box
    yesterday. Holy Cow what did I find ? A package from Sir Toadie. Man I could hardly wait untill I got back in the house. I had a good idea what was inside the enevlop.
    Much to my surprise there was more than I deserved to get. 2 packs of crickets and 1 pack of little frogs. Oh hot dog it's 82 degrees outside and I got new plastics to test.
    As I grabed my fishing gear I hear this voice from the kitchen, Where are you going ?

    My responce was something like. I just got a surprise from Toadfrog, I'm going to the river.

    Not so fast came her responce, did you forget you have somewhere to be in 45 mins.

    I responded what ever it is, it can wait till tomorrow. Boy was that the wrong answer.

    My wife was very unkind as she reminded me it was halloween. I was signed up to work
    the cotton candy machine at the harvest fest at our church.
    She reminded me how much I had been telling all my sunday school kids to make sure to
    stop by and visit me for an extra large cotton candy. Man she was right I hate say it
    but fishing was going to have to wait.

    So I went to bed with visions of fishies swimming in my head. Only to wake up this morning to
    a storm comming in. Where did all my nice warm weather go ?
    The wind is blowing so hard my plum tree no longer has any leaves, the high today is going to be 53 degrees. with rain starting tonigh through the next 3 days.
    I not complaining about the rain,
    I just wish it would of held of for a couple of more days.
    the weatherman is saying next week is looking good, dry and in the mid to high 60 degree mark. So as soon as I get a chance I will be testing these new bugs.
    and shall post a full report.
    If you did not know DA GILLS are my passion !!

    There is no loosing in fishing.
    Either you catch fish, or you learn.
    Either way it is better than working!!

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    I will bet you a quarter that if you take them to a heated dock this winter you will still get crappie . And if you don't I'll pay the quarter and eat one of the crickets ,
    You and I can make a positive difference in someones life every day if only for a moment.

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    LOL.
    They almost look good enough to eat.
    notice I said almost.
    If you did not know DA GILLS are my passion !!

    There is no loosing in fishing.
    Either you catch fish, or you learn.
    Either way it is better than working!!

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    OK the bad weather passed thro, and I waited a couple of days for the water to settle.
    I went to my favorite Gill honey hole this morning. Time to test my new cricket & frog plastic jigs.
    so the following will be an account as to how everything went.

    The water was as smooth as glass.
    I used 2 poles both set up the same except each pole had a different cricket.
    one pole had a solid color and the other had a 2 colored cricket.
    I had each pole set with a size 8 hook 1 16th oz split shot and a float approx 18 inces from the hook.
    I had each placed in the water about 2 foot apart. after 30 mins of nothing I changed my set up.
    I removed the float and tryed fishing on the bottom. 30 mins. again nothing.

    A Deputy Sherriff showed up we started talking, I told him I was a beta tester for the Sir Todie crickets
    showed them to him, as well as some other nice jigs I have been blessed with.
    He told me I should have been at my honey hole the day before yesterday.He said yesterday he
    had arrested 3 men for several violations. None of them had a fishing lic. each of them had well over the limit
    as well as undersize fish and no Id's. he said they quite possably fished this area out for a while.
    We talked a little about O-F and he said he was going to join O-F. It sounded like a qulity web site with good people. Best of all he told me about his honey hole about 1/2 mile up river.

    I found the spot he was telling me about it is a creek that feeds into the river,there is a tree that has fallen over accross the creek. He told me to go out about 1/2 way and the water was about 15 foot deep.
    He said I should try to set my bait around 12 foot.

    I set both rods up the same again, this time I used a slip float and a 1/32 oz jig hook.
    first attempt I used a red worm one one hook and a live cricket on the other. I wanted to know if there were any fish at this spot. If were they feeding or not.
    after about 3 mins. I hooked a small bluegill on the cricket. nothing on the red worm.

    I now set each pole with the plastic crickets both with the same color
    one pole I cast it out and allowed it to sit. The other pole I dropped stright down, and I would jig the bait
    up & down about 10 inches to make the bait move.
    I hooked a fish on the one I was jigging. I lost it before I got to see what it was.
    So I reeled the other pole in and placed on a 2 color cricket and started jigging it
    I caught a nice 11 inch crappie with in about 3 mins.

    I switched back and forth between the solid and 2 colored baits and I got hits on each color.
    it seemed each color works as well as the other. I caught several bulegills and 2 more nice little crappie

    Then I switched to the little frog.
    I tryed just casting it with just a hook in it and reeling it in.
    I tryed casting it with a little weight on the line as well as using a float
    and jig head. I did not get any hit on this jig. I will have to find another place to try these out,

    So in closeing I must say if anyone has any doubts about using Sir Toadie's plastic crickets
    Don't use them. this will leave more of them for me LOL
    I highly recomend these crickets. they are an outstanding
    bait. in a little over 90 mins. I caught at least 12 gills and 3 nice crappie.
    If you did not know DA GILLS are my passion !!

    There is no loosing in fishing.
    Either you catch fish, or you learn.
    Either way it is better than working!!

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    Mix up some pure anise oil and WD40 equal parts . Rub it on with a q tip or soak the baits in it . DON'T let the warden Know . Some states it is no legal . OOPS might of already joined . My Bad
    You and I can make a positive difference in someones life every day if only for a moment.

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    LOL it is ok to use sent on your bait here in Ca.
    I only used the oli that was on the baits when I got them.
    I have some of the other baits you sent back in march I soaked them in wd-40
    If you did not know DA GILLS are my passion !!

    There is no loosing in fishing.
    Either you catch fish, or you learn.
    Either way it is better than working!!

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