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Tues 6/23/20 Fished till noon today before storms. Got one 34" on a JW00 FT and had one good rip. DW
Monday 6/22/20 Got out a few hours today in between the rain and storms.
Turned out great. Took 5 Muskie the largest was 44" caught by my son Joseph on a JW 00 FT. 4 fish came on JW00s and 1 on a DW000 Mag in FT OS. DW
Friday 6/19/20 Took 3 Muskies today, the biggest was 40". All on JW00s in Fire Tire OS. DW
Wed 6/17/2020 JW00 Strikes again! 45" on Fire Tiger OS. My son Joseph and my long time friend Mike Douglas fished with me today. Lost a 30 ish fish over in Cabin Bay but right toward the end of our day as we discussed our evening plans, one of my rods let out a loud rip and went silent. No more than 30 seconds or so after that Mike's planer board rod went screaming. He landed and released a a streamlined 45 incher.
Our new JW00 series continues to bring home the bacon! Hoping for a few more Monster fish catches like Dennis' 51" before the season is up on these baits!
Back on the water Friday with clients. See u on the lake.DW
Sunday 6/14/2020 GOT A CALL LAST NIGHT.... from what I thought was a sincere inquiry on booking a guide trip with me. Thought they were going to go ahead and set a booking date when the BIG question came up....."Can I keep any Muskie I catch?" I kept my cool and proceeded to inform this person the importance of releasing these great trophy fish not least of all is they don't dependably naturally reproduce in our reservoirs thus its imparitive that all non trophy fish must be released and the vast majority of even trophy fish. I dont begrudge anyone mounting a GIANT Muskie of a lifetime...but that should be a rare exception. But this guy wasn't asking about keeping a monster fish. His view was that even a 40" Muskie was a trophy in the eyes of the beholder and since he paid his hard earned cash to pay the state of Ohio for a fishing license then he had the right to keep and mount such a fish. And technically he was right by the letter of the law in the state of Ohio. But NOT in my boat! He became quite irratated with me because I would not conceed to his insistance that he could keep any Muskie he caught. Needless to say, my polite and informative explanations were rapidly reaching the red line.
I do not know of any Muskie guide worth his salt that would book a client that would insist on his right to kill a non trophy fish. In my boat we practice photo catch and release and that includes with clients as well with the only exception being in the case of a monster fish and 99% of the time those even are released. As hard as our fine Muskie clubs and organizations preach and teach catch and release, there are still persons out there that don't really care about preserving our great natural resource in Muskie fishing. I do not and will not accept bookings from anyone that doesn't respect our Muskie fisheries in preserving them to fight another day.
Wed 6/10/2020 Spent the day on Salty today and it was a pretty good one! Went 3 for 4 today. We caught and released a 35.5", a 38", a 40.5" and lost a jumper near the net. Also had 3 rips to boot. 2 were caught on the new JW00 Fire Tiger OS and one on the JW00 Gold Perch. Things are heating up as we enter the summer peak period! DW
Sunday 6/7/20 DW000s and the JW00 on fire since Friday. Friday afternoon my son Joseph and I were on Salty. Joe took a scrapin 40" on the JW00 in the Fire Tiger OS pattern. Then Saturday Dennis Pfeifer took a 36" and a 42" on a DW000 Fire Tigers. Also on Sat Russ Dawkins took a 32" and a 38" on the DW000 in Gold Perchs out of his boat. On Sunday Dennis took a 34" and a 42" out of his boat on the DW000 Gold Perch pattern. On Sunday Russ took a 36" and a fat 43 inch muskie on the DW000 Gold Perchs. Both guys had other fish on that were not landed. A great weekend of fishing for my baits. Should be a great week of fishing coming up. DW
THURS 6/4/20 Got a short day in today on Salty Fork with approaching storms immenate.
We took a scrappy 32 incher today on the new JW00 in Fire Tiger OS. Had another strong rip but no hookup. With better weather and the approaching front coming Friday, Joseph and I are planning a full day on Salt Fork together.
See you on the lake! Danny
SUN 6/1 AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW ITS BEEN A PRETTY GOOD WEEK FOR OUR NEW JW00 SHADS! 5 nice Muskies and one giant. Our JW00 baits are red hot!
More good reports to come I'm sure!
CHECK OUT Dennis' Great fish ON OUR FEATURE PHOTO SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MAIN PAGE. DW
SAT 5/30 Got an early Saturday morning call from Dennis Pfeifer from Salt Fork . He took a giant 51", a 40" a 38" and a 36" on our new JW00s in Gold Perch and one in the Fire Tiger OS JW00.
WED 5/27 we took a 38" and a 40" Muskie at Salt Fork on our New JW00 Shad in Gold Perch and our Fire Tiger OS pattern, Healthy fish...released.
5/4/2020 Contacted by two of fishermen last weekend. One from Kentucky and one from WV. Both took Muskies on our New DW DZ Minnow in the Silver Bullet pattern. DW
5/3/2020 Our NEW JW00 Shads now available on our Ebay Store! Click this link! https://www.ebay.com/str/dannyscustomluresandproducts
4/20/20 Was contacted by Gary on Sunday, one of my guide clients and DW000 Mag users. He and his friend John fished Piedmont on Saturday and they boated 3 Muskies . 1 on a DW000 Mag Bright Tiger and 2 on a DW000 Mag Sand Craw trolling moderate depths short lining. Pics will be posted shortly. Way to go guys! DW
4/4/2020 WHY JW 00 Shad?
My son Joseph is now helping me in the lure shop and is starting to build some baits of his own. The two of us have been kicking around for a couple of years now the idea of our own Muskie Rugged alternative to the AC Shiner 00 lure that is truly rugged enough for Muskie fishing. So in 2020 we took the idea to the next level and made the bait Joe and I have been kicking around for some time. About 2 years ago I went out on a limb and told you about my new DW000 Magnum baits and said I believed they would be a real BIG fish getter and they were and will be again this year. I'm going to go out on a limb again and say the new JW00 will catch a bunch of fish this season with far less big fish losses than with the traditional AC Shiner 00s we've loved and depended on for many great Muskie catches through the years. The JW00s will be available for sale on May 1st. You can contact me to pre-order if you want some in early May. DW
4/4/2020 CHECK OUT OUR NEW PRODUCTS SHOW CASE SECTION TO VIEW THE NEW JW 00 SHADS.
3/25/2020 NEW Danny Wade Lure SOON TO BE RELEASED!!
Our featured product photo is about to be updated. My son Joseph and I have been working on a brand new bait for us that we are super stoked about, The Lure...the JW 00 Shad.
Here's the skinny. Its no secret that I have caught a ton of Muskies on AC Shiner lures. They make a great product and they are great people. In the early 1980s I began using AC Shiner 3.75 and 4.50" minnows for shallow water, cold water spring Muskies. Still do every year. Nothing changed there. But duriing that same period I stumbled on to another AC Shiner lure that proved outstanding for suspended summer muskies, That was the AC Shiner 00 in Gold Perch, Silver & Black and Sunfish. We have only the greatest of admiration for these baits and their company. Howerever....the AC Shiners as terriffice a bait they are...they are still a BASS LURE. Not built to handle the rigors of the mighty Muskie.
We have caught two 50" class Muskies out of my boat over the years on AC Shiner 00s but I have to admit we have lost many large fish on them because they were never built to handle big Muskies.
We have designed and have been testing a similar sized lure as the AC Shiner 00 but different in appearance but with even better action when trolling. The NEW JW00 as we call it has the following features: Basswood construction, not soft balsa. Basswood is still light but far stronger than balsa wood. Complete .051 stainless wire thru design. A full 1/8" thick Lexan lip, an internal fish attracting rattle and a double clear coat finish to stand up to chewey Muskies and abusive fisherman. This bait trolls true at speeds in excess of 4 mph. AC Shiner 00s begin to get unstable at trolling speeds in excess of 3.7 mph. I have lost many big muskies on AC 00s at the boat because the soft wire nose loop will wear thru over time, giving way to a lost fish and lure. Don't get me wrong. I love AC Shiner Lures. Have caught a zillion fish on then. Period. But the root of the problem is they are a bass lure. Never designed to handle the continual stress tests that Muskies put them under. But also understand that the concept of a downsized bait for Muskie fishing has now been proven by many to be super effective on inticing Muskie attacks. Not speculation. Absolute fact. For years I have been saying there has to be a better way, especially for summer Muskie fishing.
Well I believe we have found it. We have designed our new JW00 Shad as a super strong built Muskie lure in a smaller bait package. The JW00 Shad will be available to you beginning May 1st. We will be posing a photo of the JW 00 on our feature photo section in the coming days. Our expectations are high for this lure. This spring and summer season will confirm our testing. Will keep you posted. DW
PS: We have some other new baits to introduce but none with the potential impact of the JW 00. You need to be introduced to the JW 00 first.
2/15/20 MORE NEW BAITS and Patterns coming this season, We are now selling our baits directly through our Ebay Store but if you prefer, mail in orders are still welcome. All baits shown in our Ebay store are available for immediate shipment in the quanities shown. Contact me if you have any questions. DW
SALT FORK REPORT 2/22/20
Was at the Morning Glory ramp on Saturday to do a quick action test of several new lure designs of mine. Ice is now off with open water as far as the eye
can see. Water temp still very cold. Water murky as it often is at SF right after ice out. Used to start fishing Muskies in March but from experience its a cold still pretty unproductive time. Things begin to pickup in April if we have reasonably clear water at somewhere close to normal water levels.