Custom painted lures…………. Do you think they make a difference?


A custom painted bait can make the difference in catching fish or just fishing. Have no doubt; most bodies of water offer a variety of forage, many of which are specific to their origin with respect to color, shape and size. Having a bait custom painted with these detailed characteristics provides an edge. While most bait’s are generic in paint production they cant always offer a hue or pattern that fish will key in on. Having a bait that offers a distinct similarity to what they are accustomed too is critical.

On a recent trip while throwing crankbaits I experimented with a custom Pizz painted 1.5 shad pattern while my son used a strike king 1.5. Shad that was as close as we could get to match the natural shad within the lake. My custom bait had three specific characteristics. It was painted with a transitioning dark black back color in prism and charcoal grey (identical to the lakes natural shad). The belly of the bait was light grey with a light silver flake (most baits are solid in color) and the plastic body of the bait was clear before being painted, adding an element of dimension. After fishing for just a few hours my bait out performed the standard 1.5 by an average of 5 to 1. To further support this finding my son and I exchanged baits and the results proved nearly the same. Upon removing the custom bait and then using a standard color 1.5 our fish catch decreased dramatically. Although we were just practicing that day, having that kind of advantage is critical in competition events.

Give yourself a winning advantage and take the time to understand the specific distinctions of the forage that are offered at the lakes you most commonly visit, the results are impressive! For your custom painting needs visit Pizz baits.    Jim Hallauer

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