MB Dark Sleeper

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by medicpelle » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:55 pm

I appreciate all the feedback.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by bronzebacks » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:13 pm

For the guys catching em on the sleeper how are y'all fishing them? Like a jig? I bought a couple that have just been sitting on the wall unopened. Maybe i should start throwing em

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by QUAKEnSHAKE » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm

bronzebacks wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:13 pm
For the guys catching em on the sleeper how are y'all fishing them? Like a jig? I bought a couple that have just been sitting on the wall unopened. Maybe i should start throwing em
I throw them in 20fow and will get bit on the fall quite often. If it makes it to the bottom Ill hop it at times or slow roll on the bottom.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by bronzebacks » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:27 pm

QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm
bronzebacks wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:13 pm
For the guys catching em on the sleeper how are y'all fishing them? Like a jig? I bought a couple that have just been sitting on the wall unopened. Maybe i should start throwing em
I throw them in 20fow and will get bit on the fall quite often. If it makes it to the bottom Ill hop it at times or slow roll on the bottom.
Awesome thanks

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by Fishing4Fun » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:16 pm

Fished this bait a few days now. It has caught about 5-6 fish on it. Here are some thoughts:

-eyes and finish are still intack 95%
- only a small tear in the bait about 1/10 of an inch
- casts well
- the tail moves rapidly even at slower retrieve speeds
- can be fished like a jig and craw or refugees at a slow steady retrieve like a swimbait
- love having the top fun provide a weedguard for the hook

Overall I am impressed. Will be ordering more baits and mor sizes over the winter

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm

Do all sizes swim well?

The sad thing is before these became popular I ordered a reel from Japan lure shop and they gifted me one with my
reel, I thought the damn thing looked dumb and gave it to my daughter because she thought it was cute LOL, now we
can't find it....

If I remember right it was in like 2016 :-k

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by Fishing4Fun » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 am

I would imagine they do. And it is probably because of the plastic they use. My only concern would possibly be the 1/4 oz wanting to roll since it is lighter but I would be willing to bet it swims fine. I think the design on them was excellent.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by ferrysj » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:28 am

Before Dark Sleeper:

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After Dark Sleeper:
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And just last night:
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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by hotdogin » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:35 am

If you need some help getting some I might be able to pick up some. My local stores and even Bass Pro have plenty.
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Do all sizes swim well?

The sad thing is before these became popular I ordered a reel from Japan lure shop and they gifted me one with my
reel, I thought the damn thing looked dumb and gave it to my daughter because she thought it was cute LOL, now we
can't find it....

If I remember right it was in like 2016 :-k
just hotdogin it

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by ferrysj » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:11 am

All sizes work for us as you can see in the pics above. However, the 3" 3/8 oz in HanaHaze and Wakasagi produce bigger fish. It is all my son fishes now until he gets them hung up and runs out. They are not cheap but did the math... it's about 42 cents a catch at the rate he is going. I keep a stash in the drawer and if his grades are good on the weekly review, he gets another.

I was surprised that even after this cold snap rolled in for a week, they still hit it pretty good. They day before it hit though, he caught close to 30, mostly on DS.

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Re: MB Dark Sleeper

Post by SSS » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:41 am

Used it for the first time early this spring. My new fav bedding lure.

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