Introducing the “Flutter Shaker” as seen in the October/November issue of In-Fisherman

What a way to celebrate 100 years of Snyders Lures Innovation with the unveiling of Gary Snyder’s newest creation, the Flutter Shaker! This noise maker and attention grabber is sure to help any angler catch their limit in both the open water season and under the ice! You can find the Flutter Shaker in the latest issue of In-Fisherman magazine, page 15,October/November. The Flutter Shaker comes in 12 color options, size #8 and #10 hooks.

Team Snyders Spotlight Angler, Sam Souter

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.

Did You Know? Fun Facts about Gary Snyder

Here are some fun “Facts” about the owner of Snyders Lures, Gary Snyder.

  1. Gary invented the “Hawger Spoon”. One of the highest selling ice fishing lures of all time!
  2. Gary started “Jig-A-Whopper”. A very successful fishing product company in the 1980’s.
  3. Gary brought “Salmo” Lures to the United States from Poland! Yes, That’s right,The, “Salmo” Lures!!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Welcome Conner Jared Christianson to Team Snyders!

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.

The New “Moon Fry Jig”

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.

Success with the “Lil Rascal” by Pro Staff Matt Ress

 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.

 

 

 

Field testing the new Lil Shaker

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”

The new “Lil Shaker” is the HOT lure for Panfish

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!

I “SPOON” feed fish

If your like me than you probably have an addiction to spoons. I almost always have a spoon on during the ice season. Spoons bring more to the table than a jig in my opinion.
Spoons come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some have smaller spoons attached that flare out the water while jigging them. Some have rattles inside for calling in fish in murky water. Some have a bullet like profile and they shoot straight up and down in the water while others have a slender wavy profile that allows them to flutter as they fall giving the impression of a dyeing bait fish. Some have feathers on them and some have colored beads on them.
The larger profile of a spoon generally attracts the more active fish who are on the feed. Fish that wont just nibble the bait but will come in hot and just smash the spoon. Spoons are made for almost every specie of fish. Everything from Crappies to Lake Trout. You can tip the spoon with everything that you can tip a jig with whether it be a whole minnow, a minnow head, wax worms or even plastics.
While using a spoon you can utilize many different cadences. Sometimes the fish like long, fast jigging with a free fall back down. Sometimes all you have to do is quiver your rod tip enough to make the spoon just bounce in the water. I prefer to give the fish long jigs and a flutter down until I have their attention. Once they move in, I will change that to a quiver while slowly rising up in the column until they commit. Your cadence will depend upon spoon size and the species you are targeting. It will also depend on the mood the fish are in.
When I buy a new spoon I like to fill a pitcher of water up and drop the spoon in and bounce it around in there so I can see exactly how it acts in the water. This will give me a good idea on how to use the spoon in most situations effectively.
A little advice, you can never have enogh spoons!
I hope this helps you in your future fishing endeavors.
Good luck and tight lines!
Kyle Lynn
Snyder’s Lures
Team IFM