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Lure of the week
Lure name: Wake One Knocker
The Wake One Knocker
Company: Fulks Custom Cranks (www.everybodyshops.com/fulk-wake-lure.html)
Lure type: Squarebill crankbait
Sizes and colors: Available in a two colors, Natural Gill and Venom, in a ¾-ounce model.
Target species: Largemouth, smallmouth bass and hybrid striped bass.
Technique: This is a shallow-running crankbait – it works from just under the surface to one foot down – with a wide body and internal rattle. Those two things together make it effective on fish in stained water or hidden deep in grass. The body rolls side to side on the retrieve, making the internal rattle bounce around. The resulting sound and vibration attracts fish.
Sugg. retail price: $8.29.
Notable: These lures are especially effective in situations where predatory fish are schooled and there’s lot of competition to get to food first.
Tip of the week
If you want to catch more steelhead this fall, look not for fish, but for promising water. Meaning, focus less on casting to visible fish and look for deep pools with structure and current breaks. If you can find such places when water levels are steady or even dropping, you’ll likely find fish.
Recipe of the week
- 1 ¼ pound steelhead fillets, cut into chunks
- ½ green apple, cut into sticks
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- ½ head red cabbage
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 3 green onions
Tired of the same old fish fillets, baked, fried or grilled? Here’s something different.
Slice the onions. Put half of them, the steelhead, curry and a ½ teaspoon of salt in a food processor and mix until finely chopped.
For that into patties, then freeze for 10 minutes.
Cut the cabbage into 1-inch-thick slices. Hit those with cooking spray, then char them on the grill or in a pan. Next, fry the burgers.
Slice the cabbage and toss it with the apple. Add the remaining onions, another ¼ teaspoon of salt and the vinegar. Top the burgers with that slaw and mayonnaise and serve.