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11/15/22 try Bink’s Spoons with a minnow dipped down pole timber or along bluffs

Daily Fishing Log For November 15, 2022

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date November 15, 2022 Air Temp 20s-30s Current Generation Minimum
Fisherman See below notes for more info on Bink's Spoons! Water Temp 50
Hours Fished Sky Partly Sunny Water Clarity Stained
Fishing Overall Good Wind Moderate
Fish Caught
Total Caught Total Keepers
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Keepers Other Fish
Bink's Spoons
Bait Colors
Keepers Other Fish
Location/Presentation/Structure
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.  We will have a post about Bink's Spoons every two weeks until February talking about how to effectively use them on Truman Lake and beyond for crappie and many more predator species. Bink's Spoons were made popular by their creator, Darrell Binkley, on Norfolk Lake. There, he uses the spoons to target many species including crappie, walleye, white bass, hybrids, and stripers. You'll even catch some big blue and flathead catfish as well. Dipping trees with a minnow tipped on the spoon can yield many crappie and is the most popular usage of the spoon on Truman Lake. For hybrids and white bass, the fish will hit it on the fall most of the time. Humps from the dam to KK island have been producing hybrids and white bass, but the shallow bite has started. If you find a wind-blown main lake point, or a windy point on a flat, that's a good place to start with your rooster tails. Bounce the spoons in a little deeper water. As the water temperature continues to cool, the white bass and hybrid fishing will definitely slow down for most anglers and they'll move off the banks. But with the warming trend we have coming, you might still get in on a shallow bite.
Fishing Notes

Special Note from Bink’s Spoons:

New line of plastics are in. The Bink’s Power Shads come in five different colors. The website shows the Green Pumpkin/Red flake as looking almost black, especially on mobile devices. This is an issue with the image. But, the only bait that’s black is the leech. If you click on the power shads you can select the color and it will bring up a picture of that color. These baits are all infused with chicken liver and UV glow. We have had very positive feedback on these baits.

Bass love chicken liver and it turns out walleye seem to also. The reaper is an awesome walleye bait but you can catch everything with them.

Bink’s Fishing Report:
If you’re looking for dinner, tie on a 1/4 oz white spoon and head for the creeks to catch some crappie. They are moving into the creeks lake wide with many reports of fish caught halfway back to the mouths. Tip the spoon with a minnow for maximum production. White Scale is a good color in the cleaner water, drop it down the trunk of a tree or to the top of a submerged piece of wood structure and hold it there until you feel the thump! Don’t bounce it around, just hold it there fairly still and let it sit in front of the crappie. It has been a very good bite in the last week in the mid to upper parts of the Grand and Tebo on the spoon tipped with a minnow. Osage has a good bite as well, but you might find them in a little deeper water. A really good way to target crappie on the lower end right now and all through the winter is to cast up to the bluff and let it bounce down the bluff to the bottom and then bring it back slowly bouncing it along the way. You’ll feel the thump.

The spoons provide a great benefit to fishing around brush and timber as well. If you are tired of getting snagged while dipping minnows down in all of those trees and brush, get you a Bink’s spoon with a single aberdeen hook on it. Or, swap the treble hook out yourself on the Bink’s spoon you already have with your hook of choice. Then, simply tip that hook with a minnow and drop the spoon down into the structure. When using the spoons, Jeff Faulkenberry recommends hooking the minnow behind the eyes, not through them because when you go through them, they are much easier for a crappie to steal off your hook. He hooks them below their jaw and out through the top of their head bone and says you can usually catch 2-3 crappie off the same minnow that way before you have to change. The other benefit to the spoon is if you get snagged, you can easily just use the weight of the spoon to knock it off the snag and retrieve the bait. This procedure can work with the treble hook, but not as well.

All colors of Bink’s Spoons are reported to be working, but favorites are Albino, black/white, all white, chartreuse, blue/white and green/white.

You can visit this link to browse the Bink’s Spoons Catalog:

Bink’s Spoons Website

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