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Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series ViperSnipers now available for purchase at canyoncandytackle.com

The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series ViperSnipers are now available for purchase at canyoncandytackle.com. You can buy naked baits or full dredges using our patented fabric linked technology. The ViperSnipers are simply put “Offshore ready.” They swim true at any speed, 1 knot to 10 knots and have teased in the winnoing fish in Big Rock 2017 for the sweet prize of 1.1 million.

See some of the beauties below:

Tell them Marty “WAHOONBOX” Hiatt sent you!

Marty WAHOONBOX Hiatt

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Daddy Mac Lures now available for purchase at Clark Marine in Manchester, Maine

We are proud to announce that you may now purchase Daddy Mac Lures at Clark Marine in Manchester Maine. We met Rob, the owner this past weekend at the Maine Sportsman’s Show in Augusta, Maine. He was so impressed with our lures, that he had to have them. So the next time you are there, getting your boat serviced or looking to pick up a new Crestliner, get some Daddy Macs and tell Rob that we sent you!

Special thanks to Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Captain Matt Trombley and his better half Tina of 3rd Alarm Charters for their hard work this past weekend representing Daddy Mac at the show in Augusta.

Clark Marine will have some of our Viper 3″ and Viper 5″ Minnows available in assorted colors.

Clark Marine

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Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Tim Moore: 3 Must-Have Striper Lures

By Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Tim Moore from Tim Moore Outdoors

Which lures work best for striped bass often varies based on geographic location. Stripers are migratory. As they migrate north each summer they have a variety of different food sources, but this variety changes along the way. This can alter the size, profile, and color of the most effective lures in each area. No matter where the stripers are along their range, they have three main prey types that they key in on. Small baitfish, medium to large baitfish, and eels. Here are three types of lures that closely imitate these prey items, and ones I never leave land without when pursuing striped bass.

Shads

Soft plastic paddletails, often referred to as swim shads, vary in size and mimic small to large baitfish, such as mackerel, alewives, or menhaden. A 6” swim shad is a staple in my striper tackle box. Paddletails are designed to not only mimic bait in size, color, or profile, but get their name from their large paddle-like tail designed to create thumping vibrations in the water. As much as a baitfish swimming through the water will entice feeding stripers, it’s the vibration created by the paddletail that calls them in and triggers strikes the best. You can cast and retrieve, or rip them through the water column and pause to let them sink briefly as if to imitate a wounded fish.

Soft Baits

Stripers find eels irresistible. They find the erratic action of a soft plastic eel-imitating bait even more irresistible. Soft baits, such as the original Hogy imitate eels, a favorite forage for striped bass. You can rig a Hogy weightless and twitch it in slow moving shallow water to entice cruising bass, or rig it on a jig head and fish it along the bottom in rocky areas where eels might be most likely to hide out. Slowly twitching a Hogy is a favorite of many kayak anglers due to the explosiveness of a big bass when it hits.

Vertical Jigs

Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Tim Moore from Tim Moore Outdoors with a nice Cape Cod Striped Bass caught on a Daddy Mac Lures Elite Deluxe 2.8 jig in Sand Eel Green vertical jigging.

Vertical jigs, like most lures, vary in size, color, and profile. The name vertical jig often leaves many anglers fishing them straight up and down, but these lures are deadly when casted and retrieved. Daddy Mac Lures makes one of the most comprehensive lines of metal vertical jigs on the market. The wide range of sizes and profiles allows you to tailor your lure to what the fish are eating, or match the hatch. While vertical jigs are very effective when fished below your kayak or boat, they really shine when casted out, allowed to sink to the bottom, and then retrieved back. Vertical jigs are my first choice when stripers are holding on deeper structure in fast moving currents.

There are many lures on the market that work well for striped bass. The ultimate choice of which lure we use often boils down to our confidence in a specific lure. We use the lures we believe work best and we use our favorites most often, sometimes to a fault. If space is limited, such as it is in a kayak, it becomes important to narrow down the options. Regardless of where you fish for stripers, walk into any tackle shop and you’ll see these three types of lures on the shelves. Partially because they sell, but mostly because they work.

Tim Moore is a full time licensed NH fishing guide and owner of Tim Moore Outdoors. LLC. He is a member of the New England Outdoor Writer’s Association and the producer of Tim Moore Outdoors TV. Visit www.TimMooreOutdoors.com for more information.

Tim Moore

 

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Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series ViperSnipers now available at Haddrells Point Tackle (2 Locations) in South Carolina

The Big Rock 2017 $1.1 million winning teaser bait, the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series ViperSnipers are now available at Haddrells Point Tackle in South Carolina (Charleston & Mt. Pleasant). Check out both stores and tell the Daddy Mac & Marty “WAHOONBOX” Hiatt sent you.

 

Haddrells Point Tackle – Charleston

Haddrells Point Tackle – Mt. Pleasant

  • WAHOONBOX Series ViperSniper (5.1 oz.) – Flying Fish

    $20.99
    The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series baits are the hottest offshore Dredge Baits on the market. Designed by Marty Hiatt ("WAHOONBOX"), ideal trolling speed 6 to 8 knots. They were the winning teaser bait for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in 2017. With their patented Viper Kevlar technology and their durable lifelike paint job, you will pull in all offshore species. Currently, they come in three colors with more to come in 2018. This is the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series Flying Fish.

    WAHOONBOX Series ViperSniper (5.1 oz.) – Flying Fish

    $20.99

    The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series baits are the hottest offshore Dredge Baits on the market. Designed by Marty Hiatt (“WAHOONBOX”), ideal trolling speed 6 to 8 knots. They were the winning teaser bait for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in 2017. With their patented Viper Kevlar technology and their durable lifelike paint job, you will pull in all offshore species. Currently, they come in three colors with more to come in 2018. This is the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series Flying Fish.

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  • WAHOONBOX Series ViperSniper (5.1 oz.) – Mullet

    $20.99
    The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series baits are the hottest offshore Dredge Baits on the market. Designed by Marty Hiatt ("WAHOONBOX"),ideal trolling speed 6 to 8 knots. They were the winning teaser bait for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in 2017. With their patented Viper Kevlar technology and their durable lifelike paint job, you will pull in all offshore species. Currently, they come in three colors with more to come in 2018. This is the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series Mullet.

    WAHOONBOX Series ViperSniper (5.1 oz.) – Mullet

    $20.99

    The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series baits are the hottest offshore Dredge Baits on the market. Designed by Marty Hiatt (“WAHOONBOX”),ideal trolling speed 6 to 8 knots. They were the winning teaser bait for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in 2017. With their patented Viper Kevlar technology and their durable lifelike paint job, you will pull in all offshore species. Currently, they come in three colors with more to come in 2018. This is the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series Mullet.

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  • WAHOONBOX Series ViperSniper (5.1 oz.) – Squid

    $20.99
    The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series baits are the hottest offshore Dredge Baits on the market. Designed by Marty Hiatt ("WAHOONBOX"),ideal trolling speed 6 to 8 knots. They were the winning teaser bait for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in 2017. With their patented Viper Kevlar technology and their durable lifelike paint job, you will pull in all offshore species. Currently, they come in three colors with more to come in 2018. This is the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series Squid.

    WAHOONBOX Series ViperSniper (5.1 oz.) – Squid

    $20.99

    The Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series baits are the hottest offshore Dredge Baits on the market. Designed by Marty Hiatt (“WAHOONBOX”),ideal trolling speed 6 to 8 knots. They were the winning teaser bait for the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in 2017. With their patented Viper Kevlar technology and their durable lifelike paint job, you will pull in all offshore species. Currently, they come in three colors with more to come in 2018. This is the Daddy Mac Lures WAHOONBOX Series Squid.

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Daddy Mac Lures can now be bought at Two Rivers Canoe & Tackle in Medway Maine

We are proud to announce that you can now purchase Daddy Mac Lures at Two Rivers Canoe & Tackle in Medway Maine.

We are looking forward to building this relationship with Barry & Nancy after a great discussion at the Maine Sportsman’s Show in Augusta Maine this past weekend. Two Rivers Canoe & Tackle are initially carrying our Daddy Mac Lures Viper 3″ and 5″ Minnows in assorted colors. Please stop by and tell them that Daddy Mac sent you!

A huge shout out to Captain Matt Trombley and his better half Tina of #rd Alarm Charters for their work representing Daddy Mac Lures in Augusta Maine.

#daddymaclures #fishwithvenom #3rdalarmcharters

Two Rivers Canoe & Tackle can be found here: https://daddymaclures.com/stores/two-rivers-canoe-tackle/

3rd Alarm Charters can be found here: https://www.lakechamplainfishingcharters.com/

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Vertical Jig Black Sea Bass and Top Water Striped Bass/Bluefish with In Season Outdoors TV

To keep in line with the Black Sea Bass theme, check out this episode on In Season Outdoors TV with host and Daddy Mac Lures Pro Staffer Tim Moore from Tim Moore Outdoors. We embark out of Falmouth and fish the wrecks and humps between Falmouth and Marthas Vineyard for jumbo Black Sea Bass. We end up at Middle Ground fishing top water for Bluefish and Schoolie Striped Bass. In this video we use the following Daddy Mac Lures jigs/lures:

It is highly recommended that you subscribe to both In Season Outdoors TV and Daddy Mac Lures here:

In Season Outdoors TV (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUSDVxFkxYbW0weDm2Q2pww

Daddy Mac Lures (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/DaddyMacLures1

Check out the Hot Cape Cod Black Sea Bass action with Tim Moore from In Season Outdoors TV and Dennis “Daddy Mac” MacDonald and Jack Houghton from daddy Mac Lures below (Special shut out to Chuck Fritz on the camera):

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Vertical Jigging Sea Bass

It was August 2013 when Dennis MacDonald (Daddy Mac) and I were chasing birds in Vineyard Sound. We were hoping for some Bonito or False Albacore, but honestly it was one of those carefree days where what we caught didn’t really matter. I hooked into the first fish and it took me for a long first run, that unmistakable run that lets you know you’ve hooked a False Albacore or Bonito.  As I walked around my sport cabin fighting what turned out to be a nice Bonito, I heard Dennis yell out, “Fish On!”  It was in that moment, on the bow of the boat, that I saw hundreds of jumbo Sea Bass darting all over the place actively feeding. I looked back at Dennis to find him pulling a five-pound Sea Bass over the gunwale. That day in August that forever changed the way we target Sea Bass, and the result has been a considerable increase in our Sea Bass catch. Sea Bass are not lazy bottom fish, so why do we fish for them that way?

The success of vertical jigging versus bottom fishing bait was never more evident than it was on July 19th, 2015. Dennis and I were “mothershipping” Tim Moore (of Tim Moore Outdoors) and his kayak into the middle of Vineyard Sound to record an episode for Tim Moore Outdoors TV. Tim knows his Sea Bass, and also holds the New Hampshire State Sea Bass Record. We started early, at first light.  My experience has been that Sea Bass are most active at that time. Vineyard Sound happens to be home to many ship wrecks, all of which provide great starting points to find fish. As we approached the first wreck, we saw a common sight which was a charter boat fishing on top of the wreck fishing bait on the bottom. They appeared to be leaving as we approached, but decided to stay, presumably to see if we’d have any luck finding the fish. We dropped our jigs to the bottom and started to fish them up in the water column and bam!   We doubled up right under the surface. This continued with every drift. The charter captain, probably tired of his clients seeing our success, moved on. We ran into the same charter later in the day only to have the same thing happen. Before the days end, I asked Tim Moore for a tip on sea bass fishing in New Hampshire and he said, “Sometimes you will have to increase the size of your jig when the current picks up.  For instance,  I use a lighter jig during slack tide, but as the current increases, so does the size and weight of my jig.” I also inquired about Tim’s favorite Sea Bass lure.  His response was “Daddy Mac Elite Deluxe 1.4oz. Sand Eel Green, the exact lure I used to catch the New Hampshire State Record fish!”

We no longer carry bait on our Daddy Mac boat. Our success now comes from fishing the entire water column with Daddy Mac Lures vertical jigs. Here are some tips we’d like to share:

  1. Get out early!  Fish first light.
  2. When catching smaller fish, increase your jig size. The size of your catch will increase too. For Sea Bass, fish jigs from .5 ounces to 4 ounces.
  3. Recommended setup for Vertical Jigging Sea Bass: Shimano Trevala Rod with a Shimano Stradic 5000 reel, spooled with 30 to 50 lb. braid (there are always bluefish and stripers in the area) and a shot of 20 to 30 lb. fluorocarbon leader (Seaguar is recommended).
  4. Lower the jig to the bottom and increase the action of the jig as you get higher in the water column. The higher fish are more aggressive and like more action.
  5. Fish the lure all the way to the boat. Sometimes you can see the Sea Bass hit right under the boat.
  6. When bite slows, fan cast away from the boat and jig as you reel. Locate the fish and then move the boat.
  7. Leave the bait at home.  Bait is a small fish and “other fish” magnet (scup/dogfish).
  8. Wrecks are great to fish, but are usually overfished. Don’t be afraid to find little humps and bumps on the chart. They hold fish too.
  9. Be aggressive with your hook set. The fish will quickly realize that the lure is metal and will spit the lure, so as soon as they hit, be sure to quickly set the hook.
  10. Recommended Daddy Mac Lures: 1.4 Elite Deluxe Sand Eel Green, 1.4 Elite Sand Eel Green, 2.8 Elite Sand Eel Green, 3.5 Trophy Sand Eel, 4.0 Diamond Sand Eel Green. Notice that green is preferred. Pink is a close second.

Daddy Mac Lures on New England Fishing which aired on NESN in 2017:

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Shipping notifications are finally fixed!!!

It has been a long time coming, but we are now sending shipping notifications. We are sorry for the inconvenience to this point, but we were experiencing technical difficulties due to high traffic volume and site overload. We will continue to improve the site, the underlying servers and infrastructure to give you, our customer the best experience possible. As always, if you experience any issues and need assistance, please send an email to orders@daddymaclures.com.

Thank you

Jack Houghton

Daddy Mac Lures