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Lure of the week
Lure name: Sanshouo Salamander
Company: Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits (www.baits.com)
Lure type: Soft plastic
Sizes and colors: Available in 12 colors, including green pumpkin, Okeechobee craw, fading watermelon with black flake and blue with light blue flake. They’re 4.75 inches long.
Target species: Largemouth and smallmouth bass and walleyes
Technique: This lure – which bears the Japanese name for salamander – can be fished deep or shallow, by itself or on a Texas or Carolina rig. It can also be teamed up with a jig head. Pairing it with a swinging jighead in particular makes it “wander” through the water. In all cases, drag it slowly around rocks or grass or across the bottom.
Sugg. retail price: $6.49 for a bag of six.
Notable: The key to this lure’s action is its wide, flat body. That produces a lot of side-to-side wobble and disturbance.
Tip of the week
Are you someone who hunts coyotes year round? If so, at this time of year, look for fresh-cut hayfields. When a farmer cuts his hay, the field will be full of mice and small rodents that are immediately exposed. Coyotes will move in to take advantage of the sudden bounty. The predator hunter set up there can do very well.
Recipe of the week
Blueberry breakfast bake
- ½ cup milk
- 8 slices of bread
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Here’s a fun twist on that old camp standby, the foil packet.
Mix the wet ingredients, sugar and cinnamon in one bowl. Cube the bread, put it in another bowl, then pour the wet mixture over it. Stir just enough to cover the bread.
Add in the blueberries and let everything stand until the bread soaks up the moisture.
Spray the foil with non-stick spray, spoon in some of the bread mixture and seal. Cook over coals 25 to 35 minutes. Serve as is or with syrup.