Lure Proves Mettle On Canadian Bass
RIVER, Ontario - When Jeff Cammerino of Lyndhurst, N.J., told us about his new
bass lure, the Jersey Rigg, we believed he was trying to con unsuspecting
fishermen. But at K/O Lodge we
learned the lure’s fish-catching ability was as good, if not better, than
the technique used by Cammerino with his Jersey Rigg is not new, his new plastic
worm imitation has surely enhanced its fish-catching attributes.
Jersey Rigg is nothing more than a three-inch plastic worm which Cammerino has
created in such a fashion that its sink-rate is controlled in a most effective
fashion. However, when impaled on a
1/0 hook in its middle it doesn’t look like it would catch anything.
But it sure does.
River has gained fame as a prime smallmouth bass fishing site.
The deluxe five-star rated lodge, owned and operated by the Carlin family
(all U.S. citizens) borers the 2,900 square-mile Algonquin Provincial Park and
within this vast wilderness are lakes loaded with trophy bronzebacks.
ask Billy Westmoreland, the famed bass pro from Dale Hollow, TN.
Westmoreland annually fishes the waters about the lodge and says it
offers some of the best smallmouth action in North America.
back to the lure. To be perfectly
honest when Cammerino gave us a handful of his plastic worms and some 1/9 hooks
to try during our visit, we thanked him politely, put them in the bottom of our
tackle box and promptly forgot about them.
we arrived, we soon discovered a number of Jersey anglers had arrived a few days
earlier including Willie Harzula of Middlesex and Joe Vitelli of Glen Gardner
plus Paul Pear, Jeff Hummel and Charlie Martina, all of North Plainfield.
evening we’d discuss the day’s fishing action with the Jersey gang in the
lodge’s main meeting room. But it
wasn’t until the evening prior to our last day of fishing that we thought
about the lure.
immediately inquired if anyone had heard of or fished with the Jersey Rigg.
All answered they were not familiar with such a lure so we proceeded to
display the rig.
lure doesn’t look very appealing,” we offered.
Nevertheless, we handed Charlie Martina a pair of Jersey Riggs and told
him to give them a try and let us know what he thought of them.
following evening as we mustered in the lodge we inquired of Martina about the
lure. Martina merely smiled and
said, “It sure does work and works extremely well.
But you got to fish it slowly and over known structure.”
said he caught 16 bass on the two Jersey Riggs before they were eventually
destroyed by the bronzebacks.
there’s no question I’ll be using the Jersey Rigg more often,” Martina
The Jersey Rigg must be fished slowly. It should be cast over known structure and allowed to sink just below the surface. Then simply give the rod tip a slight twitch and watch the rig. It does produce bass. If you’d like more information about the Jersey Rigg, call Cammerino at (570) 226-6304, or write him at 75 Mountain Lake Estates, Hawley, PA 18428.
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