Cermele: Lures that Consistently Disappoint

I snagged this photo, and the idea for this post, from the Australia-based “Fishing World Blog.” There are millions of … Continued

I snagged this photo, and the idea for this post, from the Australia-based “Fishing World Blog.” There are millions of lure articles out there, but I’ve never read one like author Sami Omari’s, which discusses lures that ain’t worth a lick. In the post, Omari talks about a box of lures “hidden away in a dark corner or a storage compartment somewhere on my boat…lures that are rarely swum and cursed at every sighting.” I had to laugh at this because I can totally relate. We all have those lures or flies that we really want to work…but they just don’t.

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Now, I’m not going to name names, but two such lures come to mind.

The first is a full-size menhaden lure designed for slow-trolling stripers. I fell madly in love with it and had drool-filled dreams about the cows it would catch come spring. I have probably pulled it 10,000 miles by now. Swims great. Never caught me a single fish, yet it looks so juicy I can’t get away from it. I want it to work soooo bad.

The second is a soft-plastic crawfish imitation. Rig that puppy up and it dances and flails really sexy-like on the fall. Short-hop it across the bottom and damn if it doesn’t look scrumptious and realistic. I am convinced one day it’ll land me the smallie of a lifetime, but to date, I’ve caught exactly one bass on it.

I realize that conditions, location, and delivery all factor into the equation, but I’m sure you know where I’m coming from. Who has a lure or two that dead-to-rights you know should work, yet always seems to disappoint? – JC