Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:46 am Post subject: AC Plug declared number 1 iconic plug....
in an article by SDFish.com. A San Diego newspaper article a while back but shared on Facebook recently declares the AC Plug the number "1" iconic lure.
It started the modern swimbait revolution way back in the middle 80,s,
the bass guys were all using worms and crawdads. Striper guys bombers.
According to bass pro, Don Iovino who had a Saturday morning bass talk radio show; he had callers calling in saying a guy at Castaic Lake was throwing trout and using trout. That was me after I caught a 15 pound largemouth bass on December 7th, 1991, Pearl Harbor day! and three more over 10 that week in December when they don't bite. Don remembers all the stur and no body seen a trout size swimbait. And he remembers all the guys calling, saying "we know what a trout looks like" He calls me the Godfather of swimbaits. Its true. I started the revolution! The game warden there, Marty
Weld said he got 100 calls about me using trout. He watched me with his spotting scope and saw me catch huge bass on my new wonder lure!!! Then rush to buy one of my plugs!! $50-75 each... And then a whole cottege industry sprung up with 100's making
AC Plug clones... Outdoor writer Jim Matthews wrote!
And then the copying of my lure by thousands of fishermen once they found out
what it was. Even today they are more popular than ever. They're somewhat different looking but the same principle.
I started making lures at Pyramid Lake when I saw the trout truck and boiling stripers.
I've been making them for over 30 years now. I started the whole thing. Now after the cat is out of the bag all these copiers claim they all had it first. No, I started it!
The AC Plug still catches bit fish today. I have perfected my lures today and they are better than ever. _________________
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