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What Cheap Or No Name Lure Have You Had Success With?

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Whether it is for Christmas or your birthday or some other occasion, most of us recieved a lure from someone who is clueless about fishing and if you haven't then you probably ended up with a cheap lure when first getting into the sport. Besides how we end up with cheap lures the point is we all have or had at least one but I was wondering if there was one of those lures that actually caught fish? I got 2 poppers from a friend than knew I fished a lot, he picked them up at a local show his church had sposored and of course I thinked my friend and made a big deal over these lures when in actuallity they were just cheap lures probably made for a beginner kit or something similar but I put them in my box anyway. Well out on the river a few weeks after getting those I saw fish busting the surface and since I was in the jon boat on a float trip I only had a small assortment of lures with those cheap poppers as the only topwater baits, well I tied one on, it was all black with a red mouth about 1/4oz and the fish were killing it until the hooks broke but I still caught a lot of fish on it, probably the fact that the fish were just hitting anything on top. Well I decided to keep those lures after that trip so I put some new triple grip hooks on it and the next trip to a local lake made me realize there was something with this lure, we were on the water for 2 hours without a strike and so I put the black popper on again and the first cast got me a small keeper size fish and then a few casts later another and then another after that. I ended up catch 15 fish all on that popper, my friend with me got 1, I even tried the second popper I got with the first one and not a single fish, and ever since it has been an incredible bait, I have touched upp the paint and replaced the hokks a few time but I still have it. The triple grip hooks I put on the bait were the first year mustad came out with them so that tells you how long I have it and it still gets bit.

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A 1/8 oz rebel pop-r I rescued from the dollar bin in Walmarts. It isn't a no-name, but it certainly was cheap...

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blaze minnow

if is similar to the original floating rapala but with better action

river smallies kill it

i bought 20 of them just to keep as extras

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I got a couple of shallow crankbaits out of a bin at BPS that turned out to be murder. One white with black back, and the other gold with a brown back. They were $1 each.

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One of those cheap "producers" labeled lures its an off the wall orange colored spook in the sale bin. I think it was 99 cents or $1,.99 i don't remember. I used it one day and caugh many bass on it.

There was an online bait shop in FLA. who had all the bigger saltwater spooks i purchased what i could but he went out of business soon after. I like the bigger spooks.

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the one dollar walmart spinnerbaits

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basspro's cheap jerkbaits.

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I wouldnt put cheap and no-name in the same category, when cheap is implied it usually means discounted therefore it was at one time a full priced lure.

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Ugly Ducklings

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Wal-Mart Renegade 6” hook tail worm black with silver glitter ;)

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1.96 conqueror jigs from walmart in blue/black. I put a pit boss on it and Ive caught fish on it both times Ive used it. Ive thrown the same color booyah jig and only caught 2 fish throwing it 100s of times.

Ive also used their(conqueror) premade carolina rig with a luck e strike lizard(walmart kit) and caught a 3.5lb fish

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I've beaten to the punch.........the @2.99 Blaze Minnow. To my chagrin, they have been discontinued and I can't find them anymore.

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One of the biggest and best "no-name" producers for me has been the "genaric" Strike King spinner baits sold for $4 at Dicks Sporting goods. Not the el cheapo ones with a barrel swivel and crap skirts that are $1-$2.These are the same exact bait BPS sells as there exclusive KVD series spinner baits for $7+. The difference is the Dicks versions have fewer sizes (only 1/4 and 3/8) fewer colors, and fewer blade configuration choices, and the don't come in a fancy package, just a small tag clipped to the wire and hung on peg in the spinner bait isle.. They come with a trailer hook, and the "magic tail" skirt that the KVD and Premier Plus both have. They have been very good baits for me over the last 5-6 years.

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Got some store brand buzz baits from Walmart about two weeks ago for a dollar each, they don't run super great, but they sure do get some fish. green/chart is the killer color over the white.

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Lucky Craft..... Small company from over China/Japan way.... I think they're made in the same factory as those Matzuos, but I ain't sure....

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Deep Creek lures, a plastic company out of Dunn, NC. Make some great plastic brush hogs and senkos.

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Walmart spinnerbaits and buzzbaits for a buck.

Creme white pearl swimbaits 2 pack for 1.16 at walmart.

Picked up a bomber knock off made by some brand named

Excaliber or something. Killed em til a bass pulled the treble hook and eyelet out.

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Luck e Strike floating worm a variety pack of like 60 all neon colors for a few bucks.Last year the orange was a hit

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Rebel Minnow

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4" and 6" renegade worms. plus the smell is pretty nice.

-gk

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The conquer minnow at walmart for $1.96. I bought one cuz i liked the look of it. I can tell you i LOVE the action too. They slowly float, but my walmart now sells suspen strips and kvd trebles so after some tweaking, you can get a great bait for like 4 bucks

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A buddy gave me a knock off Jackall Aragon crank that actually runs straight and catches fish!

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4" and 6" renegade worms. plus the smell is pretty nice.

-gk

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I've also had pretty good luck with the BPS version of the same worm. I'm almost embarrassed to be seen carrying 6-8 bags of them to the register, but they're dirt cheap and the stupid things catch fish.

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Jig-N-Minnow

A-B, I LMAO about the female beds quote. Good one.

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