12-08-2002, 09:35 AM
Years ago I bought a bunch of 1/4 oz and 3/4 oz Rocker Minnows. I have been using them for years thru the ice and slabbing with the bigger version. Yesterday i caught 14 eye's on Rocker minnows slabbing at Chatfield with Eric/CO. They were hands down the best spoon all day! Does anyone know if they still make the 3/4 oz version and where I can get some? I am down to only three. You can still get the smaller versions from Thorne Bros in all the assorted colors.
12-08-2002, 11:01 AM
I think the original owners of Jig A Whopper went under and they were the one's who produced the 3/4 oz version?
12-08-2002, 09:04 PM
I saw on their web page (Throne Bros.) that they only carry the smaller ones but have you tried to e-mail them and ask if they have the bigger ones?
I've seen some lures by J&R(I believe) that look just like the old J-A-W Rocker minnows. Not sure about sizes. I saw these lure at Gander.
12-08-2002, 09:35 PM
The 1/4 oz works great, but the 3/4 oz is alot easier to keep on the bottom. Eric does a good job of keeping the boat right over the fish so I was able to use the 1/4 oz alot. I got just as many strikes on the bigger version, but missed more. Silver/Green was the ticket! I was really surprized when i saw the size of the Kastmasters everyone using! They were the really small size I usually use for ice fishing!
We make a number of jigging lures & one may be the rocker.I would have to see it.If we don't we can make a mold & run them.If your interested let us know.
12-09-2002, 09:17 AM
Neil, give those guys a call at throne Brothers and see if they can get larger sizes, Jig a Wooper I believe is gone, Redneck Tackle makes the rocker minnows now. I also saw a company in MN making "angle Eyes", the smaller ones look just like the rocker minnows,just another option. I killed the trout on Blue Friday with the 1/8 oz rockers with a meal worm on them, also caught a big old hook jaw male koke thru the ice, great morning on the ice! Any size to the eyes on Chatfield?
12-09-2002, 12:57 PM
They were all under the slot except one. It was 3 lbs.
What part of Blue Mesa were you fishing?
12-09-2002, 04:07 PM
Do you have a website?
12-09-2002, 06:22 PM
Iola, has about 6" of ice on what is left of the Bay, the water starts at about the steven creek ramp, I was fishing the corner by Willow creek, usally a good spot for trout, I know friends don't let friends fish for trout but it is about all we got over here!