Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Five Baits You Can Make Yourself That Catch Fish - Yesterday (Memorial Day) Fishing Report 5/29/2023

Five Baits You Can Make Yourself That Catch Fish
Yesterday (Memorial Day) Fishing Report 5/29/2023
From the Original Inventor Of Each One - Bob La Londe

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Every bait I'll show you below will get bit in local waters.  We got bites on every single bait shown.  One of them was fished for the very first time ever yesterday:

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Line Thru Swim Baits

Part 1 Making the lead insert weight.

Part 2 Pouring the Swimbait

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Dropshot for Pan Fish

Drop shot is my favorite way to fish for panfish. I like the 1.5 inch curly tail grubs like these:

https://www.cncmolds … curly-tail-grub.html

I use two hooks about 8 inches apart and play with the tag length until I find the level and color they like best. You can catch some big bull bluegill and massive redear this way. I’ve found the panfish are more keyed by color, but generally smoke sparkle catches panfish, and watermelon catches bass. Matching a local hatch (red/pink snail eggs, white fry, etc) can really make the bite crazy. I’ve caught so many fish and had so much fun a using this rig I made a worm/grub just for a bigger hook when the bass are on them:

https://www.cncmolds … ty-or-26-cavity.html

Please share this information with all your pan fishing friends

Monday, March 27, 2023


Made Some Square Back Minnows For The First Time In Years

The other day I made some for the first time in years. It still catches fish.


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Saturday, March 18, 2023

My First Core Shot - The Way The Cool Kids Do It

Thursday, March 16, 2023

CLUB-O You should really check it out.


You should really check it out. Its may be the most versatile bait mold I make.

It started out long before I was in the mold business. I wanted a stick worm that wasn’t just another Senko ™ knockoff. Its turned into one of my universal fall back baits. I make it with heavy salt and fish it a bunch of different ways. If I could have only one soft plastic this would be it.

* It punches heavy cover texposed or texas rigged like a champ with much less weight than just about any creature bait. It is a killer flipping bait.

* It fishes weightless as a cast and drop bait. I’ll put it head to head against any other stick worm even though it isn’t just another stick worm.

* It works well as a swimbait on a weighted swimbait hook. Sometimes just burning it through the water produces violent strikes other times a lazy jerking retrieve does the trick.

* It gets some massive blow ups with the rod held high to wake it along the surface. Yep. I sometimes use it as a topwater too.

* Drop shot

* Ned head

* Wacky rigged

There is 4+ inch and a 5 inch version, and a customer recently paid me to make a 6 inch version. If you want a mold just place your order and I’ll add yours to the cut list.

… and now for the finesse guys there is even a 3 inch version.

A&B Tackle and Tennesse River Tackle among others sell most (all between them) sizes. If they don’t make your color or your weight formula. Just ask them.

If you want to keep your colors secret just buy the molds and make your own, or if you have a tackle business feel free to sell as many as you can make.


Sunday, February 26, 2023

Preheating Molds Often Isn’t Necessary, but sometimes…

Recently on an Internet group I saw an often repeated mocking of preheating soft plastic bait molds. I assume they mean aluminum molds. I make aluminum bait molds for soft plastics (and lead) at CNC Molds N Stuff, so I thought I might have some thoughts with which to weigh in.[Read more…]

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Why Aren’t You Fishing Today

I know why I’m not fishing today. [Read more…]

Sunday, January 22, 2023

What Is The Most Sold Mold I Make

I have a hard time narrowing that down to just one mold, but there is a class or type of mold that seems to be the number one overall. [Read more…]

Sunday, January 15, 2023

What Plastic Should You Use

Its really going to depend on the bait type and the preference of the angler using it. [Read more…]

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Does Color REALLY Matter

One person told me. “Color theory is disproven. FACT.” To them the idea that color made any difference was superstitious fiction. Before I go on to explain what I think they said and why I agree or disagree with their observations let me just say this. I think color does make a difference… [Read more…]

Sunday, January 8, 2023

5 Minutes ON The Water - Sunday (Jan-8-2022)

Oh, wouldn’t it be cool to throw a handful of gear in the Jeep and go hit the … [Read more…]

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Is It Worth Having a Custom Mold Made

Honestly. For most people. No. A lot of people don’t even actually want a custom mold. They just think that’s what they want.

Superior Bump Hog by CNC Molds N Stuff
Image courtesy of: CNC Molds N Stuff
( https://www.cncmolds … perior-bump-hog.html )

What most people want who contact me about a “custom” mold [Read more…]

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

When Should I Order Molds

If you are ordering a stock design off somebody’s website it can take from a few days to a few weeks. Don’t wait to order it the week before you need it to fill an order. Order it as soon as you can afford it.

If you want something done custom any mold maker who is any good will have a back log of work. I tell people to order summer customs during the fall. I have had from 2 to 6 months backlog of work. In fact this is what it says on my website. https://www.cncmolds.com

Lead Times

  • Stock (Ready To Cut) designs listed on the website take 2-4 weeks to manufacture and ship. During busy times this can be a little longer.
  • Custom (new original designs unique to you) designs take anywhere from 2-6 months depending on current work load and the size & complexity of your project. Includes Custom, Non-Stock, Stock Modifications, and New Stock designs.

Sometimes Hot & Slow Is The Answer

Sometimes getting the details the customer wants in a mold there has to be a bit of a process to injecting it and getting good baits. The details on the RT45 and RT35 will easily trap air bubbles, If you run the plastic a little hotter than you run some other molds and fill the mold slowly the thinner plastic, and the extra time allow the air bubbles to float up to the vents to be squeezed out. Because you are running a hotter plastic it will shrink more as it cools. You may need to hold gentle pressure for a little while after the mold is full to prevent or reduce denting as it turns from liquid to solid.
Check Out These Molds at CNC Molds N Stuff
RT35 - Awesome Flipping and Worming Bait
RT45 - Awesome Flipping and Worming Bait