Sep’s Profishing Strikemaster Dodger Review

Strike King

When testing new tackle, I like to take it out and use it over the course of a couple or three months. Sometimes that is hard, especially since it is winter and the fishing for kokanee is not especially red hot. Soooo…, I have come up with a system of trying out tackle that doesn’t put me in the spot of not really knowing if it works or if it doesn’t work. I have a few favorites that I have been using for years now, such as the Shasta Tackle Sling Blade for fishing fast or Vance’s Tackle’s Dodgers. These two items are tried and proven over the years and have resulted in some very fishy days!

Last year, Sep’s Profishing sent me some of their new dodgers and in order to give them a fair shot, I kept one or the other on one of my rods all year. These dodgers ended the season being right up there in my favorite dodger selection. I first started putting them in the “hot” setup last spring while fishing Wickiup Reservoir in May. The weather literally sucked, but the kokanee fishing was hot! I ran the Watermellon Strikemaster dodger all day long and boated eighteen fish with that rod in conjunction with a glow pink spinner. I changed out some of my terminal tackle but the Strikemaster stayed on my hot rod.

I spent many more days chasing fish in lakes all over Oregon and a few up in Washington but the Sep’s Strikemaster always seemed to produce;  many times when nothing else would bring on a strike.

This dodger worked well at slower speeds as well as moving the speed up to 1.8 MPH. It even brought in one of my larger kokanee of the year, measuring just shy of eighteen inches. If your local tackle store doesn’t stock these babies, put a bug in their ear or just order them direct from Sep’s online store.

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About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

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