Bottle Cap Fishing Lures

So you’re out in the middle of the lake, it’s just you, your trusty boat, your best bud, the sunshine, the lake, and an ice cold beverage.  You reach down to grab your tacklebox and realize, “Fiddle sticks!”

You forgot your tacklebox in the truck.

But you do not fret!  You remember that time you learned how to make a Bottle-Cap Fishing Lure at Cove Palisades State Park!  You search the floor of the boat and find an old hook and swivel, and a few rings in your pocket and you are totally set.  You take the metal pop top from your “ice cold beverage” and in less than 10 minutes, toss a line and your back to business. 

Unfortunately, not every fisherman is fortunate enough to have been artfully enlightened by a Bottle Cap Fishing Lure workshop at Lake Billy Chinook.  If you happen to be one of those fisherman, there is still hope.  Every Friday for the rest of the summer 2012, the Interpretive Team will be leading lure-making workshops absolutely FREE at the Lower Deschutes Day Use area!  Bring the metal bottle cap from your favorite brewski or pop or we’ll provide one for you.  All you have to do is show up to save yourself from fisherman’s turmoil on that one day you forget that lucky lure.

Home-made Cove Bottle Cap Fishing Lure from a Deschutes Brew

Now supposedly, the small-mouthed bass and the trout like these tasty lures.  They are particularly attracted to the caps that have a hint of silver or gold in them.  To fancy up these lures, make a noisemaking jig by clamping some bb’s (we also provide those) on the inside, and adding another swivel or two.   Check the program calendars at Cove Palisades State Park to view the dates and times of this workshop. 

Photo courtesy of Survivaltek.com

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Posted on July 22, 2012, in Events, Fish, Wildlife and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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