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Weedless Spoons??

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Hey guys!

 

As i grow as a fisherman, i am beginning to understand many different types of lures much better!

 

But one lure that i have never tried and no matter how many articles read i just dont understand it....a weedless spoon such as the johnson minnow

 

how are they weedless with only that one little strand of metal protecting the hook?

 

when should i use them besides when fishing for suspended fish?

 

do they work well in grass?

 

What color imitates a perch/bluegill better gold or silver( im assuming gold)

 

If any of you could answer these questions that would be great!

 

thanks

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They are very weedless. We slaughtered the bass on them last year fishing them in coontail and grass. Silver on sunny days and black on cloudy. i use a split tail spinnerbait trailer on them, cut in half and hooked once

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how are they weedless with only that one little strand of metal protecting the hook?

 

I presume because the wire weedguard is lined up exactly opposite the hook.

 

I don't use spoons anymore because I have more confidence in the hooking ability of soft plastics. But spoons come through surface weeds, such as lily pads, very well and do attract fish.

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The Johnson minnow style weedless spoon is designed to run across weed beds with the hook upright.

What I have never liked about the Johnson spoon is the hook, might be the dullest hook ever produced on a lure! You file the hook point sharp and doesn't hold it's sharpness.

There is a very similar design weedless spoon that has an excellent hook and comes in fish scale patterns; Persuader lures.

The trick with these spoons is to learn how to feather the spoons flight during of the cast so it lands softly and reel quickly at the start of the retrieve so the spoon doesn't puch trough the weeds, instead slides over them, then slow down.

You can easily work the weed edges and over the top of mates.

Tom

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