This weekend I was fishing Lake Okeechobee and ran into Elite Series Pro Jared Lintner fishing. We started talking and he said "Dude, check this thing out!" and pitched something onto my deck. It was a perfect set-up for the grass we were fishing, a Paycheck Punch Stop, Eco Pro Tungsten Weight, Punch Skirt and swimbait and a Paycheck Bait Nose Job in the middle of it all. That's alot of products there, but the action and look underwater was really cool. For some reason, I never thought of putting all those things together. I asked him how it did with the grass since it was weighted and he said it came through great. He was fishing it just under the surface and down into the holes in the grass and it looked good.
|Jared Lintner's Nose Job Rig|
Paycheck Baits is a company that isn't afraid to innovate. Look at the Punch Skirt and Punch Stop as prime examples showing the ingenuity these guys have. Those are just two of the products I have come to rely on from this California based company. Of course they make several other products that are proven fish catchers, but their creativity continues to impress me. The latest from Paycheck is the Nose Job. I have been fishing with this for about a month now and have caught some fish with it already. It's pretty interesting looking and does what they say its supposed to do; add vibration to any soft plastic bait imaginable.
I have also fished the Nose Job with no weight and a fluke and it was pretty cool to be able to make a fluke spit and pop like a topwater and then fall whenever you wanted it to. I've also used it subsurface with a swimbait and with swimming worms. Certain techniques and styles of baits seem to have better action, but it always does something to change the feel of the bait as it is coming back to you.
If you want to spice up your soft plastics, you may want to give these things a try. I can't wait to see what Paycheck Baits comes up with next.