As a side hobby, when I can't fish, I try to come up with lure designs that may catch fish - of any
As you can see from the above, some lures are modified by attaching the part of another lure; Spike-It is used to chance or modify colors; and the others are lures poured from molds.
Lure selection isn't rocket science and a few will do
no matter where or when I fish. But it is fun to see the variety of designs and color combos that get bit, not just by one species, but by most
fish species. Today I caught crappie, perch and sunfish in 48 degree water on a few of the above and the hits were hard at times! I did use a light 1/32 oz jighead to slow the lure's retrieve rather than the 1/16 or 1/8 oz I normally use.
I've given some of my poured lures to guys down south and never got an answer as to how well they did. Could it be they don't work in other states or regions or is it laziness to not try something new? All I know is that I've caught hundreds of fish this year on my own lures in different lakes and the proof is always in the catching.