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Finally.......after catchin smallies and rock bass for a month i got into another walter.....

Started fishing my spot off the breakwall in Harbor Beach at 7:30p.m. and fished till 9:30 till the little white flys came out.....nasty things, anyways started off by tying on a #11 husky jerk, nothing... then a orange and chartruese hot n tot... nothing. next a firetiger hot n tot and something big just missed it about 8 foot in front of me around 8:30, i tried another 10 minutes...nothing
I remember i bought this lure in Mackinac this summer called a Ping A-T, suppose to be good for multiple species....i bought it for casting for salmon in the fall but decided to try it out and im glad i did, this lure has a ton of action....it wobbles and moves side to side....2nd cast..... "Fish On" and it feels good, so i get it in and its a 24 incher.....my 3rd walleye from shore this year and my second 24 incher.
I cant wait for fall to see what else this lure will produce.....Big Walleye, Brown Trout and Salmon i hope......im going to stock up on a few more cause im a believer after this result....they work!!!!

Heres a couple pics of the fish and the lure.....enjoy

Smitty
 

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Great job, C.Smitty. I have some Ping-a t's that I bought 30 years ago. Caught a few Salmon on them back in the day. I know that Propwash like to throw them.
We will have to meet up on the wall one of these nights.
 

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QUOTE(BASSTEK @ Aug 13 2009, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great job, C.Smitty. I have some Ping-a t's that I bought 30 years ago. Caught a few Salmon on them back in the day. I know that Propwash like to throw them.
We will have to meet up on the wall one of these nights.

anytime Tek
, im there just about every weekend and once in a while during the week after work
 

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I've got 5 or 6 of them, bought specifically for casting for Salmon in Harbor Beach, Pt. Sanilac and Lexington. Great for early fall off the docks and yes, have actually caught a few walleye with them too. Mine are all about 7-15 years old too, but the glow in the dark ones have held their glow over the years. Nice fish, gotta love that hyper action on the Ping a T.
 

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Great job on the wally! I've been having some pretty good success the last few weeks casting from shore on the DR at night with some cranks. Changing it up seems to be KEY for me. I'll go on consecutive nights sometimes, and both nights go through my whole tackle box before finding something that works. Patience and persistence is key. Nice work, but if your experience(s) are anything like mine, be prepared to throw an entirely different lure next time!
 

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QUOTE(barnz @ Aug 13 2009, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great job on the wally! I've been having some pretty good success the last few weeks casting from shore on the DR at night with some cranks. Changing it up seems to be KEY for me. I'll go on consecutive nights sometimes, and both nights go through my whole tackle box before finding something that works. Patience and persistence is key. Nice work, but if your experience(s) are anything like mine, be prepared to throw an entirely different lure next time!

barnz have you tried casting big jig heads 3/4 oz and a 6" twister tail? iv done pretty good in the scr from shore casting those things..
 

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Where can i find some of those? I fish all the time from shore and havent caught a whole lot. So i might invest in a couple of the Ping AT's
 

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QUOTE(tai @ Aug 13 2009, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Where can i find some of those? I fish all the time from shore and havent caught a whole lot. So i might invest in a couple of the Ping AT's
franksgreatoutdoors.com.................i just purchased 3 more tonight......in the search box at top right, type ping a-t
 

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QUOTE(DR.hook @ Aug 13 2009, 08:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(barnz @ Aug 13 2009, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great job on the wally! I've been having some pretty good success the last few weeks casting from shore on the DR at night with some cranks. Changing it up seems to be KEY for me. I'll go on consecutive nights sometimes, and both nights go through my whole tackle box before finding something that works. Patience and persistence is key. Nice work, but if your experience(s) are anything like mine, be prepared to throw an entirely different lure next time!

barnz have you tried casting big jig heads 3/4 oz and a 6" twister tail? iv done pretty good in the scr from shore casting those things..


Yes, I have thrown the jig/twister combo. Only SM on the twister this year from shore, but I caught a nice 2.5 lber (walleye) with an unpainted jig head and black/silver 6" worm in June. My buddy nailed a few last week, and one a few nights ago on an unpainted jig and GULP! Alive minnow (white). 3/4 oz seems big, though. We normally throw 1/4 or even 1/8 if the wind/current allow it. I have no question that the jig combo works; however, the way (and places) I fish from shore rely on me pulling the fish over a rail, and I have more confidence in the multiple treble hooks on a crank over the single hook of a jig when pulling them over. Also, far less snags with a crank. But, my buddy fishes jigs, I fish cranks, and we more or less do the same. To each his own, I guess...

I LOVE this topic, though, as casting for 'eyes is the most fun fishing I've ever had. Fills up the freezer nicely, too! If you haven't already, take a peak at some of my reports from the last few weeks. I'm going out again tonight after them, around 11pm! Soooooo addicted!
 

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As far as I know, that terriffic lure was out of production until the current company bought the molds, and the rights to reproduce the ping-a-t last year. Terriffic around harbor beach for salmon, and great for eyes!!!
 

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you guys ever heard of a storm flat-fish? pretty similar in design Have never caught eyes on them but have never really tried. I have a number of them in various sizes and colors. but I have a few in ultra light size that kick A$$ for warm weather crappie and gills. I'll try to post some pics in a while.
 

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Wow, mentioning the Ping A -T brought back lots of good memories from the early 70's and trolling outside Harrisville harbor for king salmon. Light green Ping A-T's, flourescent red Flatfish and J-Plugs longlined behind our 14' boat accounted for a lot of action. Fish boils and smoked salmon; its been a long time.
 
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