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First of all I would never had expected them so fast, now I have to wait 2 days before I get to use them. I wonder if the misses will let me use her pool......?  lo
The Mexican Rattlers and Diamond Tails look great and the color of my special order way exceed my expectations. Thanks for the extra Mexisticks.
I'll let you know Monday if the Lake Seminole lunkers like them as much as I do.

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Glad you like them. Never made any of your special color before, but I liked the challenge.

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All right Joe will be looking for them  ;PHO)  ~c~ ~c~

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Jay poured me a "minnow" 6" minnow lol (black back, silver middle, white bottom)

We flipped them into willows yesterday and had a blast.  12 bass in 3 hours, big around 3# but all keepers and that is very unusual on this mud hole.

Let us know how yours do and what is so "special" about the color!

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OK, the results are in!
I read a review that LSmith500 had posted pertaining  to the El Grande minnows, I liked the idea because it kept the testing fair.
My fishing partner and co-angler in tourneys (my oldest son 23)and myself fished my new Mexican Rattlers VS. Zoom Ol' Monster for about four hours Sat. morning on Lake Seminole.Two hours with one then we swapped to make sure that technique was not in play.We matched Zoom colors as closely as possible. At the end of the morning Zoom was 7 fish-6@ 1 1/2 to 2 lbs and 1 fish @ 3+ lbs. El Grande was 5 fish 3@3 1/2 to 4 lbs. and 1 @ 5 1/2 lbs.
All in all the Zoom caught more but not nearly the quality of the El Grande. In a tourney where there's a 5 fish limit I will take quality anytime. So If you want nothing but the big boys then El Grande is the ticket.

And LSmith if I tell what the special color is it won't be special anymore will it? lo lo

P.S. Thanks Swede most of these came from your spots.
Last Edit: June 01, 2008, 07:39:51 PM by Ranger Joe

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Jay poured me a "minnow" 6" minnow lol (black back, silver middle, white bottom)

We flipped them into willows yesterday and had a blast.  12 bass in 3 hours, big around 3# but all keepers and that is very unusual on this mud hole.

Let us know how yours do and what is so "special" about the color!

Lee

Does it look something like this one?......

This color has been one of my bigger producers.

OK, the results are in!
I read a review that LSmith500 had posted pertaining  to the El Grande minnows, I liked the idea because it kept the testing fair.
My fishing partner and co-angler in tourneys (my oldest son 23)and myself fished my new Mexican Rattlers VS. Zoom Ol' Monster for about four hours Sat. morning on Lake Seminole.Two hours with one then we swapped to make sure that technique was not in play.We matched Zoom colors as closely as possible. At the end of the morning Zoom was 7 fish-6@ 1 1/2 to 2 lbs and 1 fish @ 3+ lbs. El Grande was 5 fish 3@3 1/2 to 4 lbs. and 1 @ 5 1/2 lbs.
All in all the Zoom caught more but not nearly the quality of the El Grande. In a tourney where there's a 5 fish limit I will take quality anytime. So If you want nothing but the big boys then El Grande is the ticket.

And LSmith if I tell what the special color is it won't be special anymore will it? lo lo

P.S. Thanks Swede most of these came from your spots.

Great report and congrats on the fish! Any pics??

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OK, the results are in!
I read a review that LSmith500 had posted pertaining  to the El Grande minnows, I liked the idea because it kept the testing fair.
My fishing partner and co-angler in tourneys (my oldest son 23)and myself fished my new Mexican Rattlers VS. Zoom Ol' Monster for about four hours Sat. morning on Lake Seminole.Two hours with one then we swapped to make sure that technique was not in play.We matched Zoom colors as closely as possible. At the end of the morning Zoom was 7 fish-6@ 1 1/2 to 2 lbs and 1 fish @ 3+ lbs. El Grande was 5 fish 3@3 1/2 to 4 lbs. and 1 @ 5 1/2 lbs.
All in all the Zoom caught more but not nearly the quality of the El Grande. In a tourney where there's a 5 fish limit I will take quality anytime. So If you want nothing but the big boys then El Grande is the ticket.

And LSmith if I tell what the special color is it won't be special anymore will it? lo lo

P.S. Thanks Swede most of these came from your spots.

In 4 hours of fishing, that's some nice bass. You are right on the quality issue. When I tested the Rattler, I started picking fish up in the 2-3lb range and above. I cannot recall sticking any short fish. You are also right on the quantity. My partner was fishing a Zoom lizard and was catching 1lb fish left and right. I would catch 1 fish to his 3-4 short fish, but those on the Rattler were heavy. For you to say the same thing, it has to be more than a coincidence.

 


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