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5/18/22 Bink’s Spoons – tips for selecting the right tackle to throw a spoon

Daily Fishing Log For May 18, 2022

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date May 18, 2022 Air Temp 50s-60s in the morning warming to 70s-80s Current Generation Heavy
Fisherman Bink's Spoons Water Temp 70-75
Hours Fished See below notes for details Sky Sunny Water Clarity Slightly Stained
Fishing Overall Excellent Wind Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Caught Total Keepers
Size/Weight (Pounds)
Baits Used
Keepers Other Fish
Bink's Spoons
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Lower Lake - Dam area, first 10 miles of Grand, first 10 miles of Osage Bink's Spoons has been around since the 90s and used across the country, but especially in the midwest from Arkansas all the way up to Minnesota and Wisconsin. You may have seen other reports discussing Bink's Spoons in previous months. For the next year, we will have a post about Bink's Spoons every two weeks and how to effectively use them on Truman Lake and beyond for crappie and many more predator species.
Fishing Notes
Today, we will be sharing some stories from expert guide, Brian Ondrejka, owner/operator of Kansas Angling Experience, who guides on several lakes in Kansas and has utilized Bink’s Spoons for years for multi-species fishing ranging from crappie, hybrids, white bass, and walleye across the Midwest. Below are his thoughts on targeting wipers and walleyes with the spoon:
Wipers & Walleyes are my favorite fish to target with a spoon, but it’s not an end all, be all catch fish anytime presentation. It’s a fun way to fish, especially when the fish are aggressive, but it’s also a good way to get a reaction out of otherwise negative fish, and this especially applies to pressured Walleyes. It’s also great for kids or inexperienced anglers when the fish are schooled up, because it won’t matter as much how you’re working the bait. My clients feel like they’re doing something, and getting results.
Right now on Truman Lake is an excellent time to target hybrids and white bass with the spoons as they are beginning to school up big time around shad. It’s the perfect recipe for dropping a spoon down in there and giving it a few jerks until you feel your line get hammered. Then hang on.
I have far too many stories to tell about 100+ fish guide trips on Bink’s spoons, especially in the beginning of my guiding career. Big and small fish alike. Wipers and White Bass are pretty dumb for a spoon when they’re biting good, which is right now on Truman.
I do have a good story too. Over the years now I think I’m up to 8-9 hooks in my hand…and it all started with a 1/8 oz. Binks. Wiper fishing with my dad on my birthday in 2016, I got a little too comfortable with a big fish thrashing around in the net and sent the treble straight into my finger. It was in there kind of weird and we thought it had gotten a hold of a tendon or something, preventing us from doing the line trick, so we ended up going to the ER to have it taken out. They gave it back to me in a urine sample cup, and we went back to the lake. I still have it somewhere in my garage. Moral of the story, the first hook I ever got in my hand was a Binks. With that in mind, be careful when you get those fish in the boat!
-Brian Ondrejka, Kansas Angling Experience

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