JULY 2010 - WE ARE MAKING SOME CHANGES TO THE WEB SITE. WE WILL BE ADDING PAGES WITH INFORMAITON ON OUR PRO STAFF, WHAT TOURNAMENTS THEY ARE FISHING, WHAT LAKE, HOW THEY DID, WHAT THEY CAUGHT THEIR FISH ON ETC. OUR PRO STAFF ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND BY DOCUMENTING THEIR SUCCESS, IT WILL GIVE THEM THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT THEY WERE USING AND HOW THEY WERE USING IT.
WE ALSO WILL HAVE ROOM FOR MORE PICTURES SO IF YOU CATCH FISH USING POOR BOY'S BAITS, EMAIL THEN TO LureCraft@ClickaNerd.com AND WE WILL GET THEM ADDED TO THE SITE. PLEASE EMAIL ANY SUGGESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND WE WILL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO ACCOMODATE THEM.
KEEP CHECKING BACK BECAUSE YOU WILL SEE NEW ITEMS AS WE GET MADE.
Available January 2010 - Poor Boy's Lure Dye. Several local tournament guys asked if we could match the "Old Ranger Dye" they loved so well. I don't know about matching it, but we came up with a formula that works and the guys love. Look for it at your local bait store or you will see it soon on the LureCraft web site. This product is also helping raise funds for the Future Fisherman Foundation. $0.20 of every bottle we sell will go to support the foundation.
Available February 2010, we are introducing a line of injected baits. Made with the same quality as our hand poured baits, we have chosen a small line of products we feel the fishermen will love as much as our hand poured baits. We will be adding them to the web site soon. Look for them in stores near you. If you can't find them, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you. The baits will include a Wacky Worm, 2 creature baits, a craw and a trailer.
January 2010 - the introduction of the Dixie Darters w/2 Honey Hole hooks. Speically marked packages will include 2 Honey Hole hooks in a size 3/0. Available will also be three count packages in stores. Poor Boy's Baits and LureCraft will also be exclusive distributors of this hook so if you can't find them at you local store, call LureCraft or check on www.Lurecraft.com. A stock of these hooks will be available by 2/1/10. They will be available in 3 packs and also larger quantities.
You've been waiting for it and it is finally here. In June of 2009 Chad Pipkens weighed in a scale-smashing 28lb bag of smallmouth bass at the Michigan Division BFL tournament on
And it's not just for sight fishing. This tool is extremely valuable anytime you are interested in seeing more detail under the water. In our clear northern waters it can be used to help you understand the bottom content, rocks, weeds types, etc. You can know exactly what is down there and not just guess.
Of course, the Flogger comes into prime use during the spawn. Instead of guessing whether or not that "dark spot" is a bed, you can drive right over to it, drop down the flogger, and know for sure. Sometimes you can even see fish on the bed if they do not spook off. It saves time and gives you increased confidence in bed fishing.
This tool will revolutionize sight fishing. Seldom do new tools like this come along that become "must-have" items. Usually when they do come along, they are outrageously priced. For $110 you can understand exactly what is going on beneath the water. This tool will improve your knowledge of bass habitat and give you a competitive edge.
Call up Poor Boy's Baits at 260-463-2687. Ask specifically for Kim Straley. She will set you up and take care of you. Tell her you want a flogger.
DOUG HANNON ENDORSES POOR BOY'S ERIE DARTER AND POOR BOY'S SILLY RABBIT. HE SAYS "I CATCH THE BIG ONES BY STAYING CLOSE TO NATURE. WITH POOR BOY'S, NATURE IS IN THE BAG."
TWO TOP 10 FINISHES FOR MEMBERS OF TEAM SILVER STRIKE
Jeff and his partern take first place using Poor Boy's Copper Candy tubes and Ryan Said and his partner take 8th place with the help of Poor Boys Green Pumpkin Erie Darter. Congrats guys!!!
BJ BAXTER WINS BFL ON GRAND LAKE, OHIO
May 2009 - BJ Baxter finally gets a long deserved win on Grand Lake using Poor Boy's new color tube - Road Kill Blue. CONGRAT BJ!!!
NEW 3/4 OUNCE FLIP'N JIG
Chip Harrison of Bremen, Indiana, recently won his first FLW Outdoors national victory on Lake Champlain and gives much of the credit to Poor Boy's Baits.
"I used Poor Boy's tubes in the colors watermelon, copper and purple as well as the Poor Boy's D.S. Darter in a color called mango magic," Harrison says. "When the people at Poor Boy's make a bait, they make it right. They use ideal colors and the perfect amount of flakes so that the baits look natural and not too gaudy."
From day one of the Wal-Mart FLW series, which began Sept. 3, 2008, Harrison exclusively targeted smallmouths, which sent the Indiana angler to the top 10 in the BP Eastern Division event. With a three-day total of 52 pounds, 7 ounces, the Iams pro entered day four approximately 4 pounds behind the leaders who were targeting largemouths.
After catching numbers of smallies early in the day with the tubes, Harrison made a move to one of his favorite smallmouth holes in 17 feet of water. He picked up one of his preferred smallmouth lures - a drop-shot rig loaded with a Poor Boy's D.S. Darter in mango magic - and cast into the flat. Within minutes he reeled in two sizeable largemouths, which culled Harrison up to a final-day weight of 21 pounds, 6 ounces - one of the biggest limits of the tournament. He leaped over the rest of the contestants to take his first FLW Series victory with a four-day total of 73 pounds, 13 ounces.
"I've used the darter religiously since June and believe that it's the best drop-shot bait that I've found," Harrison says. "The tubes greatly helped my success as well because they closely matched the color of the perch in the lake making them irresistible to the smallmouths. I relied most heavily on the 3 ½-inch and 4-inch tubes that I helped design with Poor Boy's owner Shawn Straley. Poor Boy's has a variety of great-working, unique baits. Best of all, when I ask Shawn to make a specific bait for me, he makes it just right."
Poor Boy's Baits are hand-poured and salt impregnated, which allow the utilization of colors that injection molding companies cannot use. Thanks to this process, Poor Boy's also creates multi-colored baits with a defined line between the colors.
Poor Boy's Baits are made out of some of the most expensive, high-quality, low-odor plastic chemicals on the market.
"We do not use scents at all because our baits have very little odor," Straley says. "The tournament fishermen tell us that there's something about the type plastic we use that catches fish. We listen to these anglers and provide them with the design and color of baits they request."
For more information on Poor Boy's Baits, call 260-463-2687, or check out www.poorboysbaits.com.