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  • Name Benno Heune
  • Location: Nice
  • Occupation: Bait Maker
  • Hobbies: Bass Fishing and Playing Bass
  • Homepage URL: Littlecreeper.com
  • Biggest Bass 10 1/2
  • Favorite Lake Clearlake & Ilsanjo
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Best Crank Rods?
The Loomis CBR845 is perfect, and I mean perfect, for anything from a Normans crappie crank to a DD 15. But once you go to a DD 22 or a Pointer 128 ( for a rip bait)), it won't be enough. The rod takes a little getting used to but it is perfect in that bait range. And that means Pop R's and Spooks, small spinnerbaits, and a ton of other baits in that size range (which is large), this is the ideal rod. Do not, under any circumstances, buy any other Loomis Crankbait rod. This is the one. The CBR 845 has been the single most versatile and amazing stick I have ever owned. It seems like the rod changes according to the line you use. I have used it all day on 8lb floro ripping a Staysee 90, or 10lb throwing a Speed Trap, or an Excalibur crank on 15 and thought; there could not be a better rod for this. If you want that finesse to medium beefy range with any moving bait, this is the perfect rod, and it is worth the extra $40.00 bucks. If you to go heavier then there may be other options. But for most moving baits in the 1/8oz to 3/4oz range this the stick.
This is just my opinion, but that stick is amazing. And it just puts big fish in the boat, day in day out. I hope this helps.

Good luck,
Benno












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1 on 1 challenge
Hi guys. I never comment, but this is a very intriguing idea.

I think if you seeded the head to head contests. But instead of random draw, it is seeded from the top down according to the Angler of Year standings. So #1 would fish against #2, #3 against #4, and so on. At the first tourney the year you would seed according to the last years standings. If the two anglers matched against each other wished to place a side bet they can.

The head to head portion could be kept as a separate Rookie of the Year type category, and at the end of the year the head to head winner gets a berth into the T.O.C.

Because the head to head winner is likely to also qualify for the T.O.C. the qualifier could work down the Head To Head standings until you reach an angler not already qualified.

Anyway I think this a cool idea that could be a fun addition to the existing tournament structure.

Thanks for listening, I hope to fish with you guys gain some day.

Benno
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Little Creeper Baits Introduces two new swimbaits
Little Creeper Baits is proud to introduce two new swimbaits: The Garbage Minnow, and the Jumbo Minnow. Check out our website for info and underwater video of both new lures. They are both available now. Please let us know what you think.

http://www.littlecreeper.com/
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MSR Plastic baits
Wow. I didn't see that coming. I should have though. Mike at MSR bought some of the first Trash Fish for his site last year. He always wanted me to sell him some molds so he could make some. I think the bait is kind of interesting. I am curious how it swims. Its flattering I guess that people would want to use my design as the basis for a new bait. Anyway at that price, even injecting them, he will go broke. Even at the price we have to charge it is tough to make it. I am glad you like what we do here at Little Creeper. We really are trying to make the best performing baits made anywhere. Thanks for looking around out there I wouldn't know what was going on without you guys. I will have some news very soon about some things we have been working on that we think you will really like. 

Good luck everyone,
                            Benno
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First Trash Fish Fish. Thanks Benno!
Wow! Nice fish. I'm glad we could help. The bite has changed some since the spawn began, but I have been hearing a few stories lately of some big fish knocking the Trash Fish. That is an awesome fish. I of course have a ton of questions. As far a the hooks go. I think the Owner Beast in both the 8/0 and the 6/0 are really good hooks for the bait when the cover is not too stringy or mossy.     We put the screw in just under the chin and smash the head forward while screwing it in. This seems to hold very well, stay extremely weedless and the hook up ratio is very high. If you let them eat it a little, they do and you can get most of fish that bite it. I have also been making a stinger by using a 2/0 treble hook cut off to make a double hook with a flat eye, then stick the eye under the back fin from behind it until the eye enters the back of the hook pocket, and then put the eye of the Beast or Gami through the eye of the treble inside the pocket. This works really well. It goes through wood better than a spinner bait and works pretty well in tougher weeds. Tules get caught a lot on treble though. 
    Good job on the toad and thanks for the props.

  Good luck,
               Benno
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Wow What A couple of Weeks - and a Big Thank You.
Hey Guys,
       The Trash Fish bite on Clearlake the past few weeks has been epic. The word is out and we are even getting some national attention. We are extremely busy and the future looks very bright for Little Creeper Baits. I want to say thank you to all of you for your support in getting us to this point. The road has been very hard and there were many times we thought this was our road to homelessness.  I will be getting the books set up correctly in next few weeks and will be sending credits to all who invested in the beginning. In the mean time I want to make sure all who invested can get baits if they need them. Now that things have started to explode for us I want to make sure those who have been with us from the start are at the front of the line not the back. Please let me know if you need anything from us. My cell is: 707-696-6027
     Thanks again for all of your support I consider you my friends and I want you to all know how much I appreciate everything you have done for us. 
     I also want to congratulate Dave on his victory this weekend. Very impressive. I sat on my porch looking at the lake Sunday and felt sorry for all of you out in that. To come back with bag like that is crazy.

   Thanks again,
                   Benno
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Little Creeper Baits wants thank everyone..
We want to thank everyone at the meeting for welcoming us on Wednesday. Thank you for letting us come and fly by the seat of our pants. We hope we helped you guys a little. You folks really helped us. Now we would really like to see some pics of fish caught on our baits.  As we said at the meeting if anyone has any questions for us, about our baits or not please feel free to call or email us, we would love to help any way we can. Our contact info can be found on the website.



          Thanks again,
                          Benno & Cody                    
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New Trash Fish swimbait video. With underwater footage
We finally did it. We finished our new Trash Fish video. Check it out. It contains tons of underwater footage and really gives you a good idea of what the bait can do. We also put our new rigging video on the webpage, to help you get the most out of our bait.

 I am working on the website, on a photo and video page. If you have photos of fish caught on our baits please send them to us (with a story or comment if possible). People have told us stories and asked if we wanted pictures. We would love to get some photos from you. 

  Check our our video and let us know what you think. We will see you on Wednesday night.

           Good luck,
                     Benno


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Sneak Peek at Two New Little Creeper Baits
Hey folks, here's a sneak peek at two new Little Creeper baits. The Ganesh Bug is 4 3/4" Creature bait with a lot of options. It works well in heavy cover and has been very effective in deep water as well. The Roto-Toad is a toad style bait built for maximum hook-ups and long casts through heavy cover. The tests have gone really well, the baits are final and we are finishing the color formulation. Both baits should be released in about two weeks. If you would like to get your hands on some now we have some available for an introductory price. Give me call at: 707-696-6027 or email me at: Littlecreeperbaits@gmail.com

                       Let me know what you think,
                                                    Benno
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Any tips on Blue Lakes?
All I can say is look for the biggest trees you can find. This is the time of year the big fish live in them. Both lakes.

      Good luck.
                     Benno
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ALL SET
Let's go Mike. I've got some really good shots I want to get. I can't wait to see you back here my friend. Give me a call or drop me a line.

      Benno
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Video of a bedding Bass attacking my carmera
Actually what's funny is we ended up catching him on the new Ganesh Bug prototype. It was weird we had several fish hammer the Trash Fish on camera but it was hard to fish from shore and accurately fish the bed with it because Cody couldn't see the bed, and they were in clearings surrounded by weeds. With the Ganesh we could keep it in the zone better and blind fish them more effectively. I will get some more video up soon. We are going back out tomorrow to finish up our video. I will hopefully have two videos done next week. In the mean time I will post a few interesting sequences in the next few days. 
      Mike I look forward to getting together with you when you come back.

          Benno
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Video of a bedding Bass attacking my carmera
We were out doing some underwater filming of our baits for a soon to released Trash Fish video, and we found this bed fish in about 3 feet of water. When I moved the camera in a little closer I must have put it down right on the sweet spot. Needless to say he didn't like it. 

         Enjoy,
                Benno

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Whats your favorite Flippin Bait?
Right now my favorite is the new bug we are coming out with soon. It's called the Ganesh Bug and so far I have pummeled them on it. Having said that, I think it really depends on the day and the cover you are flipping. A jig and pig is still hard to beat early in the year. Once the weeds start to grow up in the tules and trees, and form dense patches of their own, I like to use a plastic bait rigged texas and pegged, to get through the snot and stringy stuff without getting gooped up. I could go on all day about which particular baits I like, but I think the important thing is to find baits that let you flip for long periods without having to mess with it. Then you need several profiles and actions in your arsenal to dial in the bite. I haven't been able to fish much this year, but I have caught most of my fish flipping. Here are a couple of eights I nailed on the Ganesh. 
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Outdoor Pro Shop - Monster - Restocked with Little Creeper Trash Fish
Funny you should say that RiverRob. We just shipped Coyote Bait & Tackles' first order yesterday. They should be getting them today. I am glad that you all like the bait. We are doing our best to make them better everyday.

           Benno

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