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Lure Love Podcast

Two fishing fanatics and the Lure-Matic Computer answering the age-old question, ”Why buy one fishing lure when you can buy 103?”


The Lure Pick of Death!
Is it the end for the dynamic trio? Will the ultimate fishing lure fall into the hands of evil-doers? Find out in this episode...
34:43 11/10/2022
The best micro-jig ever?
John, Tim and Lucy talk about what might be best micro-jig ever, where bass hide in the test pond, and Al's Goldfish new Kwik Klips!   Mentioned in this episode: Al's Goldfish new Kwik Klips Balancing Acts for Panfish Jigs Turner Jones Micro Jigs          
59:32 09/28/2022
ICAST favorite lures including a purple rat!
We're back and we smell like fish! Tim, John and Lucy review winners and favorites from the 2022 ICAST product competition; there's a quiz about the best summer panfish lures and more!   Mentioned in this episode Berkley Power Bait Power Stinger Swimbait  Berkley Slobberknocker LIVETARGET Live Shrimp  10000 Fish Head Hunter Berkley Magic Swimmer Z-Man Chatterbait Flashback Mini BioSpawn ExoNed Al's Goldfish Shrimpo and Flu FLu jigs Shrimpo jig Cubby Mini Mite Trout Magnet Blog about Dynamax jigs Mule Jigs Keystone Jigs by Joe Renosky of Reno Bait Company Rebel Teeny Craw Johnson Beetle Spin Joe's Flies Mepps Panther Martin Rapala Rooster Tail Spinner Jugheads Mr. Twister Micro Craw Berkley Gulp      
75:30 08/29/2022
Lucy’s Best-of Compilation Episode!
Lucy ordered Crappie Hippie and Tim to fish more, so Lucy threw together this best-of episode! We throw back to how to clean lures with WD40 and also put in some show bits we did together for an old friend’s podcasting project.  Lucy then shares parts of an interview she and John did with Meg Carney on the Outdoor Minimalist Podcast, excerpts from her and Tim’s guest appearance on Wisconsin Outdoors with Dan Small, as well as Crappie Hippie’s take over of the Woman Angler and Adventurer Podcast where he interviews show creator Angie Scott. We close with the worst ear worm song parody ever, so you have been warned!   Mentioned in this episode Cleaning old lures Outdoor Minimalist Podcast   Outdoors Radio with Dan Small Wisconsin fishing lures Lead-free fishing Fish Nerds Podcast Cold front fishing Post cold front fishing Texas rig Algae   The Woman Angler Podcast  
51:35 07/24/2022
What’s that smell?
Lucy and the guys talk about the importance of scent on lures; catching two fish on one lure; and take a trip to fish some pressured water!   Mentioned in this episode: Craziest double plays in MLB history 1982 Wrigley's Doublemint Gum "Twins" TV Commercial Certs Two Mints in One Catching TWO Fish on ONE Lure!!! *TWICE IN ONE DAY* Bass Fishing Productions YouTube Channel SPRO CJ Smasher Z-Man Fishing ProCure Scents Get It Noodling Guide Tours American Snakehead Customs Glasswater Angling Smithwick Devil Horse MirroLure Strike King Berkley Fishing Heddon Beetle Spin Silver Minnow      
47:37 06/27/2022
The most disgusting lure ever seen!
The most disgusting lure ever seen; the story behind MTB's regional lures; how to turn a vintage spoon rack into a lure display; tungsten tuning tape and hematite bead slick weights; and an encore performance of Deer in a Kayak! Mentioned in this episode: Mystery Tackle Box  Catch Co. Biospawn VileMinnow  Biospawn VileTube Vintage spoon racks on eBay Suick Thriller Storm SuspendDots Tungsten tuning tape Glasswater Angling Hematite Bead Slick Weights on Amazon Z-Man ElazTech Z-Man Neko ShroomZ nail weight Jenny Sun Hematite Beads Barlow’s Tackle Jann’s Netcraft Outdoor Writers Association of America  Deer in a Kayak winning essay by Tim Bete Original Number 2 Corn Eyed Brown Trout lure  
53:47 06/13/2022
What was the Governor of Ohio’s largest fish?
Tim interviews Governor Mike DeWine about fishing, Lucy quizzes the guys about racehorse and lure names; there's a crank call to Bass Pro Shops; and tips from Rawr Fishing about teeny-tiny baits. Mentioned in this episode Bass Pro Shops  Fat Guys Fishing: El Gordo Bandit Lures Lucky Strike Lures Killer Rabbit Fly Barely Legal lures (Reaction Innovations) Barely Legal lures (topwater lure) Slump Buster fly Goliath Chatter Bait Hungry Jack lure Ohio Department of Natural Resources  Glasswater Angling Crappie Dueller Bobby Garland Baby Shad  ProCure scent Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and Parks Rawr Fishing  YouTube Facebook Instagram Eurotackle B-Vibe  Eurotackle EPF Swim Z-Man ChatterBait FlashBack Mini South of the Coast lures Goochland Middle School news release  
43:59 05/30/2022
Is the Juggernaut Case a good value?
Is the Mystery Tackle Box Juggernaut Bass Fishing Case a good value? Lucy and the guys do the analysis. Plus there's talk about weedless lure innovations and the history of weedless lures.   Mentioned in this episode Juggernaut Bass Fishing Case Mystery Tackle Box Catch Co.  Shop Karl's Northwest Fishermen YouTube Channel Everyone's a Winner: 1978 hit song by Hot Chocolate Sebile Flatt Shad D&S Crank Bait 10,000 Fish Head Hunter Z-Man MinnowZ, Diesel Minnow & TRD TicklerZ Berkeley Power Worm Pipe Bomb Marlin Lure Guides Secret M-80 Popper Glasswater Angling Bismuth jig heads ProCure Crappie and Panfish Magic Baitwaxx  Fishing History Blog Shannon Spinner (Dr. Todd Larson)   Roland Martin's Helicopter Lure
45:12 05/16/2022
The death of a fishing podcast (but not this one)
John, Tim and Lucy mourn the death of the Bent Podcast; Tim shares his latest lure flipping success in which he sold a few lures for large sums of money; plus there's news about tinkering with lures and excitement at Z-Man. Finally there's a new song about lures that you're going to love!   Mentioned in this episode: Bent Podcast Meateater Joe Cermele (Instagram) Hayden Sammak (Instagram) Which lures have caught the most record fish (episode 18) Bite-Em Bate Company  Marling Baits YouTube Channel Antique Fishing Tackle Collectors Facebook group  Z-Man Hires Angling Innovator Jose Chavez How to buy vintage fishing lures (episode 7) Retro Bassin YouTube Channel Neutral on Paul Prankbaits Official Music Video Glasswater Angling       
50:16 05/02/2022
What is the World’s largest collection of fishing lures?
John, Tim, and Lucy wax eloquent about using the right rod with the right lure; a parody book about vintage fishing lures; a lure company that uses stone instead of lead; the World's largest collection of fishing lures; the Juggernaut Bass Fishing Case; Louie's Lures' new soft baits; a commemorative lure from Al's Goldfish; the lure that caught a 67-pound striper; and national coverage of our story about the lures that have caught the most record fish! Mentioned in this episode: Fish Nerds Podcast Daiwa rods St. Croix rods Ugly Stik rods Z-man Chatterbait Dead End Lure Company Amazing Lures & Flies: Rare and Forgotten Materpieces of Fishing by Dickson Schneider World’s largest collection of fishing lures Juggernaut Bass Fishing Case from Catch Co. Louie's Lures soft plastic bait launch  Rapala Super Shad Rap (67-pound striper) Al's Goldfish commemorative lure Duluth (Minnesota) News Tribune coverage of our lures that caught record fish story  
33:51 04/18/2022
The best lure to get stuck in your nose!
This episode includes the best of everything! The best crank baits to fish from the bank; the best lure accident; the best bridge-trout lure; and the best Crappie Hippie/Angie Scott adventure! Mentioned in this episode Drew Cook video on Bass Pro XPS Super Shallow Crankbaits  Decoy T-shape treble hooks SPRO Fat Papa Squarebill Angie Scott / The Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast Freedom Boat Club Top 10 Baits from the Toyota Series pro bass tournament  Best Walleye Lures of 2022 Best Saltwater Lures of 2022 Best Swimbaits for Bass of 2022 Best Baits for Striped Bass of 2022 Best Fly Fishing Vests of 2022 Best Tenkara Rods of 2022 Best Fishing Coolers for 2022 The Best Fillet Knives of 2022 My misadventures ice fishing on Jordan Pond include getting a lure stuck in my nose by Leighton Wass Video: Colorado Angler Catches a Trout While Stuck in I-70 Traffic Frostbite Slayer Swimbaits Glasswater Angling  
32:28 04/04/2022
Which lures have caught the most record fish?
Lucy shares which lure types and brands have caught the most record fish; the mysterious history of the Paw Paw Bait Company is revealed; and how having a go-to lure can make a difference--or not.  Mentioned in this episode International Game Fish Association  Lucy's complete analysis of lures and record fish Paw Paw Bait Company History Fin & Flame Fishing 4 the Past Mr. Lure Box Paw Paw Guy Collectors Weekly
55:49 03/21/2022
Best lures for Lake of the Woods ice fishing!
Tim shares his ice fishing adventure at Lake of the Woods in Minnesota, where he stayed at the River Bend Resort, saw the local sights, and tested gear from Al’s Goldfish Lures and St. Croix Rods, as well as Z-Man and ProCure Bait Scents.   Mentioned in this episode Lake of the Woods Tourism Bureau River Bend Resort Al’s Goldfish Lure Company St. Croix Rods Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers The Fish Wrap Writer (Todd Corayer) ProCure Bait Scents Z-Man ElaZtech Igloo Bar Willie Walleye statue Ice Ice Baby ice fishing parody song Photo gallery from the trip    
38:33 03/06/2022
How much do you spend on fishing lures?
Tim shares the cool lures he found at the Cincinnati Fishing Expo; pro-angler Jim Moynagh talks about his polygraph experience; there's debate about how much anglers spend on lures each year; and Lucy share her investment in the lure company, A Band of Anglers. Mentioned in this episode Cincinnati Fishing Expo Lucy's Directory of Fishing Shows Hawg Tank video Hammertime Lures website Hammertime Lures Facebook page Lawless Lures website Lawless Lures Facebook page Brazalo Custom Lures website Brazalo Custom Lures Facebook page Motivated Fishing website Motivated Fishing Facebook page Jenko Fishing website Jenko Fishing Facebook page Ministry of Hemp Louie's Lures Jim Moynagh MLF profile Moynagh Bass Fishes Youtube Channel Jim Moynagh Facebook page A Band of Anglers website A Band of Anglers Investment site Leave a review for the Lure Love Podcast! Apple Podcasts Spotify On our website  
47:55 02/21/2022
Valentine’s Day Lure Special!
It's Valentine's Day, and John, Tim and Lucy the Lure-matic Computer are talking about heart-shaped lures, lure love poems, how bass see lures, Al Capone, and more! Mentioned in this episode: Bomber Lures history at Heddon Hellbender (new) Heddon Hellbender (vintage on e-Bay) Promo Lures on Etsy Photos of Tim's lures from Promo Lures BassVision app in the Apple Store Bass Insight company The Fuller Lab (Dr. Becky Fuller) Research study: Seeing red: color vision in the largemouth bass 3 Big-Time Advantages of Buying Fishing Tackle in Bulk by Shaye Baker (Wired 2 Fish) Bass Pro Shops Tackle Warehouse National Fishing Lure Collectors Club NFLCC Facebook group photo of the "Capone Kid" lure        
38:24 02/08/2022
Al’s Goldfish, a $14,000 lure, and just what color is Gitter Done?
It's the 70th anniversary of Al's Goldfish Lures, and John and Lucy chat with the owners of Al's, Jeff and Mandy DeBuigne. There's talk of creating a 27-foot-long lure-mobile; a lure sells at auction for $14,000; Daiwa creates new tackle storage bags; and John attempts to guess what color Gitter Done is!   Mentioned in this episode: 1905 Wiggletail Smith Minnow that sold for $14,000 (photo) Al's Goldfish Lures website Al's Goldfish Lures Facebook Page 70th anniversary announcement  Gadabout Gaddis - Fishing USA (video circa 1969) How Does Electroplating Work? (video) Goldfish lure action (video) 49er lure action (video) Helgy lure action (video) Wicked Wec High-Low Rig Catching Black Sea Bass on a Wicked Wec (video) Catching Fluke on a Wicked Wec (video) Catching Bonito on a Wicked Wec (video) Tinker Bell Effect Daiwa D-VEC Tactical Soft Sided Tackle Box Daiwa Tackle Barn Tackle Barn (video review by Tim Bete) Z-Man new ElaZtech bait colors
54:50 01/25/2022
Water-skiing squirrel buzz baits, Wisconsin fishing lures & lure research updates
The water-skiing squirrel shares the life of a rodent buzz bait; Lucy talks about Wisconsin lure history, including the Suick Thriller and Uncle Josh pork baits; and Tim and John chat about two research articles from In-Fisherman magazine, including how bass react to lures. Mentioned in this episode: Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show  Twiggy the World Famous Water Skiing Squirrel Peacemaker pistol Glasswater Angling Wake Flip Back Full Twist Twigmeister Squirrel Tail Buzzer (Perhaps some day. Until then, look at Glasswater's other lures.) Outdoors Radio with Dan Small Suick Thrillers Uncle Josh Mepps Field & Stream 50 Greatest Lures of All Time In-Fisherman magazine Florida Fish & Wildlife  Commission TrophyCatch Effect of fishing effort on the catchability of largemouth bass by Matthew Glenn Wegener TacticalBassin YouTube Channel Craziest Underwater Bass Fishing Footage EVER! Whopper Plopper, Swimbait, Jerkbait, Fluke, Topwater Insane Underwater Footage Of Bass Eating Worms and Finesse Baits! Amazing Underwater Footage of 8 Big Swimbaits! Fishing With Bryan Prokuski YouTube Channel Ice Fishing Northern Pike with AquaVu HD7i Pro (Muskrat, Bass, Crappie, Pike) Ice Fishing Mille Lacs Lake (Amazing Underwater Footage) E-Z Trout Floats Louie's Lures      
56:04 01/11/2022
The past, the future and a Z-Man Elaztech update
John and Tim learn Lucy the Lure-matic Computer's origin story; the gang reviews episodes from the past year; after 12 months of fishing Z-Man Elaztech baits, John and Tim give their verdict on cost, quality and effectiveness; ChordaWorm Lures wins the Iowa Innovation Challenge; and an inexpensive lure retriever is shared. Mentioned in this episode Z-Man Elaztech soft baits 7 ElaZtech Hacks video Z-Man GOAT ToadZ lure design process videos Berkley Hit Stick List of all 2021 podcast episodes Fish Nerds Podcast Glasswater Angling Retro Bassin Youtube Channel Get your lures reviewed on the Lure Love Podcast ChordaWorm Lures Inexpensive lure retriever video from Wired2Fish          
55:34 12/28/2021
Lure Love Christmas party!
John, Tim and Lucy celebrate Christmas like never before, with several rounds of Lucy's Dr. Pepper Avocado Catfish Dip Nog, a lure trivia contest, the history of red and white lures, several Christmas songs, how not to decorate your tree, and a special gift for you! Mentioned in this episode: Big Ray's: The Alaskan Outfitters Gibbs Delta Big Eye Glow Jig  Gibbs Delta Cod Jig Silver Horde's Coho Killer Spoon  Blue Fox Classic Vibrax Mepps Longcast Spinner Gibbs Delta Mag Squid (6-inch) Ugly Stik World's Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament  video Photos of John, Tim and Lucy's Christmas presents  
57:39 12/11/2021
It‘s sloppa doppa in Maine!
Lucy the Lure-matic Computer spends 27 hours in the car with Tim; dragging the dirty bottom for lake trout; playing the squid game; truck trout and pellet flies; the Kittery Trading Post, and more! This episode is sponsored by: Glasswater Angling Mentioned in the podcast: Bucks, Bass & Beyond guide service with Charlie McGee Fish Nerds Guide Service with Clay Groves Sebago Lake, Maine North East Troller Spoons  Alewives in Maine Trout fish food pellets Stubby Steve pellet bait Nubble Lighthouse webcams Squid attaching a lure video Yo Zuri squid jigs Kittery Trading Post Video tour of the fishing department at the Kittery Trading Post FirstStateFishing YouTube Channel Z-Man Elaztech 6" SwummerZ Molix Nano Jigs Catch Co. Mystery Tackle Box 12 Days of Fishmas Glasswater Angling jigs and tackle Al's Goldfish Lure Company  
30:36 12/01/2021
Fishing with bird lures: A Turkey Day Spectacular!
Tim, John and Lucy the Lure-matic computer talk turkey about fishing with bird lures and lures made with turkey parts, including maribou, topwater ducks, Muddler Minnows and more. This episode is sponsored by: Glasswater Angling Mentioned in this episode: Glasswater Angling Double Underspin Angle King 2001: A Space Odyssey 618 Fishing (whole turkey leg bait video) Catching Goliath Grouper on a whole turkey (video) Angler being attacked by a turkey (video) Berkley Gulp Alive  WAPSI Quality Fly Tying Materials History of the Muddler Minnow Giant Trevally eating birds (video) Chasebaits Smuggler bird lures and a Kingfisher bird lure project on the Marling Bait YouTube channel Carolina Lures Yummee Bird-7 inch flying fish  Rapala Angry Bird lures Oakland Zoo Rescues Pelican With Fishing Lure Stuck In Its Throat news story  
39:55 11/17/2021
Best fishing lures for kids, inside Crappie Hippie‘s brain and what to yell when you hook a fish
Lucy the Lure-matic computer takes a deep dive inside the 10-year-old mind of the Crappie Hippie to discover the best fishing lures for kids; learn how Tim caught his first fish as a kid and became a fishing guru; and be amazed at Tim's new catch phrase that was inspired by lake trout and the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. This episode is sponsored by: Glasswater Angling Mentioned in this episode: Buy a metal colander on Amazon to build your own thought-wave scanner Z-Man Trick Shot baits Creepy Crawlers DareDevle Little Cleo Dixie Jet Johnson Silver Minnow Panther Martin Rooster Tail Mepps spinners Z-Man TRD Delong worms Heddon Tiny Torpedo Your sister's earring Hollow frogs from Tackle Warehouse Rapala Hit Sticks from Berkley Road Runner jigs Crappie Dueller from Glasswater Angling Beetle Spin Fishing Father Blog: 4 Kid-Friendly Fishing Lures (And 2 to Avoid) Glow-in-the-dark lures Fish Nerds Guide Service (Clay Groves and Vinnie Matturro) Berkley Gulp Minnows  Slip bobbers Beadhead Nymphs River Monsters TV show Charlie McGee Guide Service (Bucks, Bass & Beyond) Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby  
37:26 11/02/2021
How I got tons of FREE lures (and how you can, too)!
How to get TONS of FREE fishing lures using e-Bay and Facebook Marketplace, plus the best crayfish scampi-scented plastics! From this episode: Boyd's Bytes Crawfish Scampi recipe E-Bay Facebook Marketplace Frank Zappa's Montana (Fishing Lure Tycoon!) The Water Loo lure Antique Fishing Tackle Collectors Facebook Group Retro Bassin's Bingo episode (including the Bingo Toilet Seat!) Help us identify this 24-inch display lure (and get a reward) Glasswater Angling
50:21 10/19/2021
How to break a crank bait & the Road Runner
Learn how to break a crank bait (and where not to test one); how Delong Lures has risen twice from the dead; how to perform surgery on a Z-Man ElaZtech bait; how Louie's Lures is bringing hand-crafted lures to the forefront; and why the Crappie Hippie is so enamored with the Blakemore Road Runner lure. From this episode: Serious Angler Podcast Louie's Lures (handcrafted fishing tackle) On the Spot Baits Z-Man ElaZtech Delong Lures Blakemore Road Runner RoadRunner Fishin’ Lure by Dave Rittershouse (White River Valley Historical Society)
37:59 10/05/2021
The Infamous River Runt & Does your insurance company sell musky lures?
Was the red carpet at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers award event really camo-colored? Was there really a deer in a kayak? Can lures be sold from a lemonade stand? Does your insurance agent sell musky lures? All this and more as John and Tim talk about all-things lure.   Mentioned in this episode: Assn. of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers awards Deer in a Kayak essay The Heddon River Runt Identification and Collector's Guide (Whitefish Press) My Bait Shop, Heddon lure history WDRB TV video of Boyd's Bites Boyd's Bites Facebook group Vance's insurance and tackle shop (Jackson Newspapers story) Vance's General Store & Insurance Facebook page  
30:44 09/21/2021
Did the first family of fly fishing use lures?
Tim shares an interview with John Maclean about his fantastic new book, Home Waters; a mini-review of the Strike King Zero stick worm and John shares a news story about Fat Guys Fishing molds; plus Lucy the Lure-matic Computer. Mentioned in this episode Strike King Zero with ElazTech John Maclean's book, Home Waters Luhr Jensen Cowbell Trolling lures Fat Boys Fishing molds
39:36 09/07/2021
A bedtime story of lost lures
Lucy the Lure-matic Computer tells a joke; Tim shares news about fishing on the Striper Swiper; Marshall Arnwine leaks news of a secret swimbait society; the Berkley Gilly takes best-in-show; Tim reads Lucy a bedtime story; and the lads ask listeners for help with a lure mystery. Links from this episode Captain Greg Metcalf on the Striper Swiper Marshall Arnwine on YouTube, including a video of him  catching two huge bass at the same time on one giant swimsuit. He can also be found on Instagram (@thehomelessfisherman) and Tiktok (@thehomelessfisherman). ElazTech 7" Diesel MinnowZ Glasswater Ultra Minnow Jig Heads Florida Sportsman: Berkley PowerBait Gilly Wins ICAST Best of Show Berkley PowerBait Gilly Giant lure mystery photos
30:38 08/24/2021
This fishing lure could save your life!
John and Tim talk about a lure that could save your life; John ties 600 jigs; an artist creates a 400-pound lure and Lucy the Lure-matric Computer shares the top 11 lure names that sound like skin disorders. Mentioned in this episode Glasswater Angling WWII Emergency Fishing Kit World's Largest Lure
30:11 08/10/2021
Berkley Hit Stick Review, Luke Bryan Mystery Lure, Smart Lures and Test Ponds
John and Tim try to keep Lucy the Lure-matic Computer from hacking into the Berkley Fishing mainframe computer, attempt to understand spinner physics, taunt largemouth bass with “your mother was a carp and your father was a catfish”, and wax eloquent about their personal test ponds.   Lures and stories mentioned in this episode: Berkley Hit Stick smartLure Model Zero Luke Bryan hook-up video (ouch)    
31:00 06/14/2021
The Z-Man ElaZtech Challenge!
What are the benefits of Z-Man ElaZtech softbaits and why are John King and Tim Bete only fishing them during 2021? And why don't these guys like lead fishing tackle? And how many pounds of lead fishing tackle are lost each year? And what's a "meat dog"? These questions and more are answered in this episode of the Lure Love Podcast! 
22:48 03/18/2021