THE BAIT WITH AN OVER COAT
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THE BAIT WITH AN OVER COAT

THE BAIT WITH AN OVER COAT




      
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THE BAIT WITH AN OVER COAT


THE BAIT WITH AN OVER COAT

By PAUL SKOLLEAG

One never-to-be-forgotten summer we were enjoying life in camp at Lake Augusta. We were well supplied with underwater baits which had done their duty nobly when it came to filling the larder. But there came a time when the bass would touch nothing but floaters. Of these we had but one in camp, an old Heddon which was totally lacking in paint. The dark color of the wood when wet did not prove very attractive to the fish, but there was no paint available and it would take a week to get some new baits up to camp. Meanwhile I did not intend to be idle. I took a piece of birch bark, split it pretty thin and lashed it around the bait back of the collar with a few bits of old line. Then I punched out a hole for the belly hook and hung it back in place.

When I got through it was 2 o’clock in the afternoon, a bit early for the evening fishing, so I sat down on the bank to consider a bit. My partners returned to camp and laughed with glee at my homely makeshift. Cooney offered to make every meal for a week if I caught so much as one bass on it. The laugh was on him, however, when we started out fishing later that afternoon, for we returned to camp with no less than twenty nice bass. If you should look into my tackle box to-day you see this very bait with its original covering of birch bark as well as another which I rigged up like it later with a few improvements.

These baits have done business for me on many different lakes. The trick would work equally well with any other make of plain floating bait.

Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.

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