Dropping a heavy metal spoon directly below the boat is a perfectly acceptable technique for jigging up saltwater species or perhaps Great Lakes trout, salmon, and walleye. It might seem like such a simplistic method of catching fish doesn't have a place in today's high-tech, fast-paced world of bass fishing, right? Truth is, that's just not the case. You can't argue with the effectiveness of a spoon; heck, they even include them in survival kits. Believe it or not, I have seen quite a re-emergence of spoon use in the modern-day bass fishing arena, but just like any other lure, you have to understand where and when to put them into play.