I was thinking about making up some saltwater sized blade baits out of some scrap metal. I was thinking of up-sizing a Silver Buddy to the 6 to 8" range. Has anyone tried this? Did Ling Cod respond to them or ...?
Thanks for the idea of the rubber core sinkers. I have been using AC duct for the metal and a wood mold to pour my own lead. The molten lead burns the mold unevenly so I wind up with ever heavier baits that have to be sanded/dremmeled to what I want. Not as bad as it sounds but still a pain. I test them in a buddy's pool until they seem right. Haven't caught much with them yet, but only have made 1 trip to the coast since I started.