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Old 07-04-2009, 11:41 PM
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I noticed that my swimmer gets tangled a lot on my leader. But at night its hard to tell whether its tangled or not causing me to waste a lot of time. I'll assume that my lure is moving properly on the retrieve and when it gets close its all tangled up.

Any reccos anyone? Is this a common issue??
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:13 AM
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take the trailer hook off
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:23 PM
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In my 1st year here striper fishing I have caught 7 thus far and none have been hooked by the trailer hook. So I don't think taking the trailer hook off will change the lures catch ability but it may change the way it swims? Maybe better / worse?

But in any case I can feel the action of my plugs and typically when one is fouled on the leader it feels heavier...like a dead weight with no action so I reel that in fast. I also have a couple plugs that seem to foul more than others so I have been experimenting with changing the angle in which I cast them.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:28 PM
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I'll give it a shot. Taking the trailer off i.e.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: When Casting the Danny Swimmer

I have some that tangle 30% of casts and some that hardly ever tangle. Try some others
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: When Casting the Danny Swimmer

When I fish freshwater 90% of the time I use top water plugs. When I do get a tangle for whatever reason I fish it slower than normal. It is a reaction lure, fish it slow and you will still catch fish. A dying fish doesn't swim a straight line. Last night I was fishing and got 3 hook ups when fishing a tangled lure. Good luck..
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:09 PM
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I noticed that my swimmer gets tangled a lot on my leader. But at night its hard to tell whether its tangled or not causing me to waste a lot of time. I'll assume that my lure is moving properly on the retrieve and when it gets close its all tangled up.
Try using a snap swivel on the metal lip swimmers and dont fire it as hard as you can. Toss it with an overhead cast not a snap cast. Retrieve slow. You can feel whether you have tangled it on the front treble by the feel after swimming the plug properly a few times as opposed to dragging it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:23 PM
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Thanks Guys how far should I really be casting the swimmer???
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Thanks Guys how far should I really be casting the swimmer???
Danny's and many other wood plugs aren't really aerodynamic. They dont really cast that far, but with a good setup and braid and not too much head wind you should be able to get a decent cast. Sometimes you have to wade out a bit and cast other times the fish are in close.

Read this article by russ bassdozer you will enjoy it.
http://www.bassdozer.com/articles/surf_plugs.shtml

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Most often I would use it for close-in infighting tight in heavy cover - jetties, sand bars, weed beds, shellfish beds, rock beds, piling, piers, sunken barges, wrecks - anything and everything that could hold a bass by day. If I had confidence a bass was there, repeatedly waking Danny's Surface Swimmer as close as possible practically touching the cover would eventually raise a fin for me. Even after several dozen repeated casts over the same piece of cover, I had high confidence that the next cast could be the one when Danny's Surface Swimmer Jr. would raise a bass to the top. Whether the plug just became irritating after a while or what, it worked that way. Persistence on my part as a plugger was paramount to success with this plug for me. Almost every piece of cover could and would have bass sulking on it, and it was just a matter of not giving up casting too soon.
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Does anyone know how much they weight by any chance?
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Does anyone know how much they weight by any chance?
VINTAGE Danny Pichney Surface Swimmer Sr.
No longer made.
7-1/2"
Weight: 3-3/4 to 4 oz more or less based on hook configuration


Tatoos Danny swimmer is 1.5 ounces and 4 1/2 inches
http://www.tattoostackle.com/lures/l...nnyswimmer.php

Gibbs Danny is 3 1/2 ounces.
http://www.gibbslures.com/shop/lures...3-1-2oz-5.html
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Feather the cast as it nears the end. Should solve 95% of your problem
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Feather the cast as it nears the end. Should solve 95% of your problem
Does that mean pulling back slightly before it hits the water to somewhat straighten out the lure ?
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When i know its messed up, i reelin quick until it breaks the surface and give a quick jerk sending it flying and then pause for a fewseconds. this usually gets the leader out of the treble. i then continue reeling and see if its swimming correctly. and i slammed one doing this earlier in the season. it was pretty funny. it went from DAMN IT to YES very quickly
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