My father taught me how to catch bass using these lures. Of course, that was 50 years ago. Two of us in a 14 foot aluminum boat we carried on top of the station wagon. We were hot stuff with our newfangled Silver Troll electric motor mounted on the front of the boat (cutting edge stuff back then).
We caught many, many big bass tossing these lures around stumps and downed trees throughout East Tennessee and Kentucky. I still have some of his old lures.... old wooden versions.