The pictures show a green pumpkin with purple and green flake grub. My former fishing partner Jeff Barkley and I caught
some nice smallmouth on them. This color was by far the most popular offering of our Featured Products this year. At that time
we also asked for possible names for this grub from our followers.
The name we chose for this grub-like many of our other colors has a story behind it. First of all, the name of that prototype color is now DRAGON. According to Ernie Pate, this color is almost identical to a color that his deceased brother Kenny favored in his creature baits. This was unknown to me, as well as Kenny’s nickname, The Dragon. This made the decision an easy choice.
The fishermen around Pennsylvania are very familiar with the Pate family. The level of success of every team this family has offered is well documented, starting with their father, Ernie Senior. Back in the day, I know “Pap” caught 100’s of fish on our original Smoke Grub. His loyalty and that of his 3 sons is a big part of the history and success of our brand.
With fall weather and fishing now starting, things are getting Grubby.
From now until the end of October get DRAGON at $5.99 for a 25 pack or 2/25 packs for $10.
This can be added to your regular grub order for free freight at $25
Thank you for your support!
Guides & Grubz
Being a fishing guide is one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. Not my words, but words of 3 long time friends whose names you will probably recognize. Al Lindner, Gary Roach and Babe Winkleman. All three started their careers guiding the lakes in Minnesota and all three
went on to become legends in the fishing industry. There’s nothing quite like the stress of taking money from strangers, putting them in your boat and getting everything in place for them to catch fish. Besides the guides fees, there’s often airplane flights, motels, vacation time and more invested in this day. Lots of pressure, but their love of fishing and the smiles on the faces of satisfied people make it all worthwhile.
Below are 3 friends and local guides from Western PA. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Darl Black and Jeff Knapp for years. I’ve known Mark Rose for more than 2 years. A common thread they all have is they all sometimes fish with Galida’s Grubz. They all treat the grub as a lure and presentation that works well at certain times, like any other lure, when conditions are right. I really appreciate their confidence in my grubs.
I am very confident that if you or your friends are looking to fish with a guide, you will probably have a great trip with any one of them. You might even fish with a Galida’s Grub.
- John Galida
Darl Black and John go back a long way. When John had his tackle shop and fished the national bass tournament circuits, Darl and John fished together quite often. Articles about John and the Galida’s Grubz appeared in magazines such as Bassmaster, Fishing Facts, Pennsylvania Fishing and many others. Darl and his wife Marilyn have been using the grubz for years.
Darl guides on Pymatuning for crappies/bluegills from May to July and Conneaut Lake for Crappies, Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds from mid July to mid September. Per numerous requests he also guides for bass on Pymatuning, Conneaut and Lake Wilhelm.
Darl’s produces an up to the minute Fishing Report for all the popular waters in Northwestern PA. His relationships with a huge following of local anglers help make this possible. Darl can be reached by googling the home page of Blackwolfe Communications. Type www.blackwolfecommunications.com go to Fishing with Darl Black Guide Service.
"The Galida's Grubz is the one bait that I always have with me on river guide trips. It produces year-round. During the spring and fall we slowly jig it along the bottom. Big river smallies scarf it up, likely thinking it's a crawfish. During the summer, when bronzebacks are in faster water, thanks to its deep-ribbed body the Grubz excels as a soft swimbait, often putting fish in the boat when the bite's tough. And late fall through early winter I can count on the Grubz, with its bite-triggering paper-thin tail, to dupe river walleyes. It's the 12-month bait, and one I'm never without!" - Jeff Knapp
Jeff Knapp is the owner and full time guide of Keystone Connection Guide . Jeff focuses on smallmouth on the free flowing (middle section) of the Allegheny River from early spring till late fall. He also targets walleye on this section as well as the lower (impounded) section. Jeff also guides for various warm water species on various waters such as Kahle, Pymatuning and Keystone Power Dam.
Jeff’s articles have appeared in several local and national magazines. He also has weekly outdoors columns In the Butler Eagle and Indiana Gazette. Jeff has been using Galida’s Grubz as a part of his arsenal for years.
Mark Rose has been guiding as a part of a nationally known team called Bass on Line. He has been guiding on Lake Erie, Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades for several years. He has repeat customers flying in to these locations from all over the country. John's relationship with Mark began a couple years ago. While fishing Erie Bay, more than once Mark noticed John and his fishing partner Jeff Barkley catching more than their fair share of large smallmouth.
Curiosity got the best of him and he asked what lures they were fishing with. When they answered Galida's Grubz, Mark was a quite a bit skeptical. There had to be something more to it, that little grub couldn't be all there was to it. John explained that the grub should only be considered as one tool in a tool box. Jeff tossed Mark a bag or two and
they both went on their way.
Mark eventually tried them with very marginal success. As time went on, Mark again saw John and Jeff catching fish and had to stop to learn more. They eventually gave Mark a few pointers and end result, Mark became quite a grub fisherman. While guiding, Mark uses most of the popular lures and techniques, but when conditions are right, he often opens his toolbox and reaches for a Galidas Grub. Mark is constantly posting pictures of his smiling customers holding an oversized bass along with a package of Galida's Grubz on Facebook.
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the Grubz Brothers
Ernie and Ken Pate. Affectionately known as the Grubz Brothers. Two of the original grubz fishermen and a big part of the success of the Galida's Grubz brand. Through the years they won literally thousands of dollars fishing with the Galida's Grubz.
A younger Mikey Knis caught this bass on a Galida's Grub. Mikey is much bigger now, and so is the size of the bass he continues to catch on grubz. Mikey is one of dozens of young fishermen that were raised fishing Galida's Grubz and continue to do so.
Bass King and Grubmaster Junior Jeff Barkley
with one of hundreds of big smallmouth he has caught
through the years on Galida's Grubz.