texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Daniel lee83, zooey026, allhandsondeck, thediscochef, rcpalaska
115869 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 104,068
hopalong 99,303
Pilothawk 81,173
John175☮ 79,876
Bigbob_FTW 75,739
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 66,946
Mark Perry 63,768
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,155,696
Posts15,800,002
Members140,869
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Lure Retriever #14031825 06/14/21 07:12 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 273
S
Stratos2011 Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 273
What is the best lure retriever for bass lures? I know there are a few kinds.

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14031849 06/14/21 07:30 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,209
S
sprigsss Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
S
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,209
Any heavy retriever with chains works great. Will pay for themselves in a hurry. Do yourself a fabor and spool up an old reel with the retriever line and mount on an old broken rod. I usually cut it down right past the first eye and tape up the end. Otherwise you will be fighting a tangled mess

Last edited by sprigsss; 06/14/21 07:39 PM.
Re: Lure Retriever [Re: sprigsss] #14031857 06/14/21 07:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 11,008
BigDozer66 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 11,008
Originally Posted by sprigsss
Any heavy retriever with chains works great. Will pay for themselves in a hurry. Do yourself a favor and spool up an old reel with the retriever line and mount on an old broken rod. I usually cut it down right past the first eye and tape up the end. Otherwise you will be fighting a tree angled mess


Great advice! thumb

I use the Jewel Hound Dog Lure Retriever myself. bannana2

Jewel Hound Dog


2016 Ranger RT188 Charcoal Metallic Dual Console
2017 Yamaha 115 VMAX SHO (VF115LA) SS Prop
Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Link 45" 80 lb.
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BalZout Console
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BBT Bow Mount
Trick Step

[Linked Image]
Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14031861 06/14/21 07:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 145
WacoJ-Z20 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 145
Not sure the name of it, but I have a telescoping pole with the coil on the end. Closed up, it’s about 4 feet long and extends to about 12 ft or so.

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14031865 06/14/21 07:39 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 598
F
FlyFX Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
F
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 598
I have successfully used for years a heavy weight 3/4 -2 oz and a snap. Whatever I have onboard
inexpensive if it doesn't work and you have to break off but seems to work most times,
if you are in the rocks it needs a little more finesse, but works good on wood snags almost 100% depending how hard you set the hook


Most people double haul so they can throw their mistakes further - Bernard "Lefty" Kreh - R.I.P.
Glass rod, click & pawl, ugly flies
Re: Lure Retriever [Re: sprigsss] #14031870 06/14/21 07:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 273
S
Stratos2011 Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
S
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 273
Originally Posted by sprigsss
Any heavy retriever with chains works great. Will pay for themselves in a hurry. Do yourself a fabor and spool up an old reel with the retriever line and mount on an old broken rod. I usually cut it down right past the first eye and tape up the end. Otherwise you will be fighting a tangled mess

Thanks. Do you use heavy braid for this on the reel?

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032004 06/14/21 09:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,209
S
sprigsss Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
S
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,209
This is what I use. I just spool up the line that comes with it and replace it with trotline twine when necessary.

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops-e-z-lure-retriever?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CGeneric%7CAllProducts%7CHigh%7CSSCCatchAll&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgtjbmImY8QIV2KiWCh2zyg3pEAQYASABEgJ9jfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: FlyFX] #14032044 06/14/21 10:09 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 15,421
E
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
E
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 15,421
Originally Posted by FlyFX
I have successfully used for years a heavy weight 3/4 -2 oz and a snap. Whatever I have onboard
inexpensive if it doesn't work and you have to break off but seems to work most times,
if you are in the rocks it needs a little more finesse, but works good on wood snags almost 100% depending how hard you set the hook


+1

cheap and effective

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032135 06/14/21 11:29 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 253
D
dr.juice Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
D
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 253
Randy Qualls ( he is so old he can't remember) showed me a Hound Dog 30 yrs ago, and it still is the most dependable tool in my boat. I went to Lewisville with J. Biggs, and he was impressed with its abilities. Trotline on an old reel and anything from crappie jigs to big cranks. Don't leave the dock without it.


If you're not happy naked you won't be happy with clothes on. Don
Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032163 06/14/21 11:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,736
B
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,736
Purchase a 2-3 oz. “spider” surf fishing weight and attach 2 small linked chains to the wires-Clip a heavy duty snap swivel were you would tie your line to. Attach a small diameter rope on one of the other wires.


"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."

John Wayne

ADHAERO VIRTUTI
Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032166 06/14/21 11:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,627
C
Coolarrow Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,627
I have one I bought at Academy. It looks like a lure but is lead and has wires to hook on your line. I have an older one that has chains on it. I replace the string on one of my buoys with braided nylon and bought a big swivel to put in the line about a foot above the lure retriever. Keep twisting down. I can see that the fishing reel would be a great idea but this works for me. I also have the 15’ pole lure retriever. I use it a lot when I take the kids fishing! Lol it paid for its self over and over. Shoot just getting lures you see along the bank will cover the cost pretty quick!

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032169 06/15/21 12:01 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 15,433
L
lconn4 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
L
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 15,433


A good rule of angling philosophy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

https://vimeo.com/73372194
https://vimeo.com/72859045

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: lconn4] #14032577 06/15/21 01:34 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 227
I
Igofish2 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
I
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 227


With a retractable dog leash.

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032602 06/15/21 02:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 720
B
bockscar Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
B
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 720
Academy Plug Knocker + Key Ring + small chains from home depot = best lure retriever you can get imo

You can put it on one of those retractable dog leash's if you wanna be fancy! LOL

Re: Lure Retriever [Re: Stratos2011] #14032720 06/15/21 03:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,277
Bruce Allen Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,277
Hound dog has worked for me for going on 35 years. All the paint has worn off but the chains still work great. I have it on a 28' anchor rein.


Every Thursday
Daytime Tournaments.
Lake Fork Anglers 5 fish format and
Hard Core. .MLF format
www.bassfin.com/


Lake Fork Sportsman's Association
www.lakeforksa.com/


We are VERY PROUD of our Induction into the
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.





Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3