Sam Souter, Madison,South Dakota. Sam joined the Snyders Lures family two years ago when he was just 15 years old. Sam was discovered by our owner Gary when Sam was working at a bait shop where Snyders Lures are sold. Sam enjoys all that South Dakota’s outdoors has to offer as Sam is not only an outstanding angler but an accomplished hunter as well! Sam is also a great student and an outstanding young man. Sam would like to own his own Guide Service when he finishes school.
Here are some fun “Facts” about the owner of Snyders Lures, Gary Snyder.
- Gary invented the “Hawger Spoon”. One of the highest selling ice fishing lures of all time!
- Gary started “Jig-A-Whopper”. A very successful fishing product company in the 1980’s.
- Gary brought “Salmo” Lures to the United States from Poland! Yes, That’s right,The, “Salmo” Lures!!
- You, more than likely own a lure designed by Gary and you might not even know it. Gary’s lure designs have been “Knocked off” by many companies.
- Gary doesn’t like the limelight, doesn’t like his picture taken and doesn’t like to “Toot” his own horn but he deserves to be recognized for the pioneer that he is!
We are happy to announce the addition of Conner jared Christianson to Team Snyders! Conner lives in the Detroit Lakes area of Minnesota and fishes the area hard core! Conner is the owner of CC Outdoors where he produces You Tube videos of his fishing adventures. He is also active on social media where he has quite the large following. We are very lucky to have Conner and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
We’ve taken the fish catching machine vertical!!! One of our HOTTEST selling ice lures just got a face lift and is now ready for open water as well as hard water. Now with an off set sharp angle hook and the proven Moon Fry profile, Crappie, Bass, Pike and just about everything else that swims doesn’t stand a chance when tempted. Available in 6 colors and 4 sizes of hook. Coming soon to a dealer near you or shop our store.
We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the Snyders Lures family, Mitchell Kettner. Mitchell is from Glencoe Minnesota but currently attends South Dakota State University. Mitchell lives and breathes fishing and loves to share his passion with others. We are excited to see what the future brings for Mitchell.
o share his passion
I use the Lil Rascal as a search bait as well as my confidence lure. My favorite color is any with gold. When I see Fish on the locator I drop down to them making sure to keep the lure at minimum 1 foot above. I basically “vibrate” the lure with a light steady jigging motion. As the fish rise up through the column I start to bring the lure higher all the while still jigging or vibrating it. Occasionally as they’re coming up I’ll stall it. Then return to my vibrating or fast jigging technique. I almost always have the lure jigging or dancing on the line. Occasionally I’ll rip the lure up two or three times to use the blades on it as a call lure. I’ve caught a lot of little fish on it and big fish. I use the Lil Rascal on an ice blue series light rod combo with two pound test line.
Last weekend I was able to get out and field test a new lure called the Lil Shaker. I was very impressed on how the lure performed especially since the bite wasn’t exactly “Hot” at that time. I started with the purple and chartreuse tipped with a 2.5″ Berkeley Gulp Black Shad Minnow. First I used a slip bobber and sinker. I tried a horizontal presentation and hooked the treble hook through the back. I was instantly catching pumpkinseed sunfish one after another. They were larger in size than I had caught using a different presentation earlier. The sunfish would hit the lure as it dropped and the bobber would not fully reach the bobber stopper. I then started catching a few Crappie as well. I switched colors to see if this would affect the bite rate and it did not.
Second, I tried hooking the trebble hook through the mouth of the bait. I did catch a few more fish but not at the same rate when i was using a horrizontal presentation.
I then tried jigging the lure without the slip bobber. I had success with a horrizontal bait presentation. Both Blue Gills and Pumkinseed Sunfish favored this method.
I would recommend using Berkely Gulp minnows or live bait when using the Lil Shaker.
I would say that the Lil Shaker is an outstanding lure for panfish and I would highly recommend using them.
Brian Koshenina”Pro Staff”
Gary Snyder has outdone himself once again! He has taken the proven fish catching ability of his lure the”Shaker”, shrunk it down, and will now be offering the scaled down version called the “Lil Shaker” to the public. The “Lil Shaker” will be offered in many colors including chartreuse, purple/chartreuse, red, blue and will also be offered in glow colors as well. Look for them at a retailer near you!