Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
fatdad74, BigGeorgeTX, GeauxDeeper, dmat, Junnhb
109171 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89978
hopalong 78900
Pilothawk 77362
John175® 69659
JDavis7873® 67392
Derek 🐝 61583
FattyMcButterpants 60906
Tritonman 58353
LoneStarSon® 54781
Mark Perry 54408
facebook
Forum Stats
109171 Members
60 Forums
775096 Topics
9972480 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12797101 - 06/18/18 09:42 PM Lure Retriever
Grababrewski-and-Fish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/29/09
Posts: 64
Loc: Lewisville
Anyone use a lure retriever? I got one of those that has a big weight that looks lie a fish with retractable rope and chain. Thinking about the telescopic golf ball retriever type. Any ideas?

Top
Bass Fishing Ad
#12797114 - 06/18/18 09:48 PM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
9094 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 7924
Loc: Albany
2 or 3 oz weight with a snap wire tied to it. A friend showed me this and definitely the best lure knocker I have ever used. I also own one like the OP has plus two long extendable poles and the simple weight works better.

Top
#12797117 - 06/18/18 09:49 PM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
dlwfish Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 330
Loc: North TX
I keep a couple of the hound dogs you get for cheep from TW in the boat...

They seem to work pretty good and I haven’t lost a crankbait or a jig in a long time.

Top
#12797120 - 06/18/18 09:53 PM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3200
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I have used the telescoping kind before and a plug knocker (mentioned above). The one sold at BPS (telescoping) was kind of weak, until I put heavier bigger nuts on the telescoping portion of it. It would flex and give a little bit w/o the heavier hardware on it. Works well for bushes and grass, not so well on rock, but it does work. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. I forgot about the Hound dog... It is a real good lure retriever, too.

Thad Rains


Edited by Thad Rains (06/18/18 11:07 PM)
_________________________
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

Top
#12797123 - 06/18/18 09:58 PM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
aggieangler03 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 529
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
I’ve got the $5 one shaped like a fish with wire around it from academy. Paid for itself 1000X. Attached it to a marker buoy in case I drop it.


Edited by aggieangler03 (06/18/18 09:58 PM)

Top
#12797135 - 06/18/18 10:13 PM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
mossyback75 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/10/17
Posts: 46
3oz pyramid weight, large snap swivel, old baitcaster I never use. Easy to operate, quick to retrieve and reel up, and easy to store.

Top
#12797220 - 06/19/18 04:49 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: aggieangler03]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 449
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: aggieangler03
I’ve got the $5 one shaped like a fish with wire around it from academy. Paid for itself 1000X. Attached it to a marker buoy in case I drop it.

i got the Academy one too. It has a tendency to twist around your fishing line and not drop. But about 70% of the time, I'm able to get it out.
_________________________
One 10-pounder is better than ten 1-pounders
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/SkunkedAgain

Top
#12797248 - 06/19/18 06:19 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
i-Fish Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 1067
I have the same knocker from BPS. I also have a telescoping one that I use that in all honesty is a PITA if your bait is any deeper than 5 feet. Plug knocker gets my bait out 90% of the time so the telescope stays in the garage.

I now just use my landing net if it’s 5 foot or less. Net will grab the hooks. Works fine.


Edited by i-Fish (06/19/18 06:20 AM)
_________________________
If you can't find em wind em.

Top
#12797264 - 06/19/18 06:34 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
Tin Star Cajun Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/05/16
Posts: 79
Loc: Temecula, CA/Midlothian, TX
I've got the fish one but as said, it twists around the line so bad it took me a long time to get my lure back. I now have the telescoping (from Amazon) and it works awesome. I've used it about a dozen times and every time I've been able to get my lure back quickly. I even saw a spinner bait up in a tree someone lost and was able to reach up and get me a new lure!
_________________________
The only difference between a little girls scream and a warrior's battle cry is the direction your'e running!


Top
#12797310 - 06/19/18 07:32 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
Hittmanfish Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/28/14
Posts: 377
Loc: Arlington
The first time I used the one that looks like a fish from Academy I lost the lure knocker too... bang

Top
#12797320 - 06/19/18 07:46 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Hittmanfish]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6381
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Hittmanfish
The first time I used the one that looks like a fish from Academy I lost the lure knocker too... bang
lost mine on the second or third ATTEMPT. it never retrieved.

Maybe they should have shaped it like a dog. Or a sand bass.
_________________________
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

Top
#12797344 - 06/19/18 08:12 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
Bahala Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/08/17
Posts: 51
I have had good luck with the fish shaped one up until last weekend. I could not retrieve two crank baits and a c-rig. First time it had not worked.

Top
#12797359 - 06/19/18 08:22 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: i-Fish]
Barn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2341
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: i-Fish
I have the same knocker from BPS. I also have a telescoping one that I use that in all honesty is a PITA if your bait is any deeper than 5 feet. Plug knocker gets my bait out 90% of the time so the telescope stays in the garage.



This ^^

Top
#12797363 - 06/19/18 08:25 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Barn]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 9071
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I have the telescopic one, it extends to 18 feet, rarely have I lost a crankbait.
_________________________

Top
#12797380 - 06/19/18 08:33 AM Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Grababrewski-and-Fish]
SoCal Tom Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9747
Loc: Garland, TX
The fish retriever works well. Get an old reel, heavy braid and a sawed off rod to run it down there with and it will pay for itself 1000 times over.
_________________________


http://www.rayhubbardbassclub.com
President

3rd annual FFAC - Sunday October 28, 2018 - Lake Ray Hubbard

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide