Lure Love Podcast

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?”


November 9, 2022 34 min

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...

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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





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    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 ...
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    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 Crapp...

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    June 27, 2022 47 min
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    June 13, 2022 53 min

    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 ...
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    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 Ja...
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    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 H...
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    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 re...
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    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 t...

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    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 th...
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    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
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    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)
  • Pr...
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    February 21, 2022 47 min

    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 ...
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    February 8, 2022 38 min

    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. Beck...
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    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 we...
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    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 B...
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    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 proc...
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    December 10, 2021 57 min

    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 Classi...
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    December 1, 2021 30 min

    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
  • Tro...
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