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Ive read about the Sexy Spoon designed by KVD. I know Lake Fork Tackle has their own version. Some companies are jumping on the bandwagon and designing their own spoon. A lure that has been around for decades in the Salmon fishing world,and now these companies that are creating them for the first time and labeling it "The next best thing in bass fishing."

The Krocodile has been around forever:

http://www.charkbait.com/cs/images/lures/LuhrJensen/krocodileALL.jpg

The Fiord Spoon as well

http://www.acmetackle.com/scripts/fiordspoon_colors.html

Wouldnt these have a similar action on the drop as the Spoon that KVD designed? Wouldnt these be just as good?

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I watched a tourney on Kentucky lake and guys were hammering them on spoons. I decided i had to have one. I bought the BPS nitro spoon in the bluegill pattern. I had it for a year without trying it. I tied it on one day and i was having a blast fishing it. I threw it for about 20 minutes, i was letting it flutter down and something hammered it. Im fighting this fish, thinking i have a huge bass. I get it to the boat, only to realize it is a catfish. It weighed 12lbs. It wasnt a bass but a very memorable fish. Only fish iv ever caught on it.

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I caught a few last year but everytime I was like "yeah! Great Fish", it was a toothy critter named Esox. :)

Blue \ silver hammer nickle worked well... Same pattern as desperation rattle trap.

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It seems like spoons are making a comeback. If you checkout BPS or Cabelas, they have their own versions of spoons that have been around forever. Spoons have always had their place in bass fishing.

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Not that I chart the number of fish I catch, but spoons probably account for 60-70% of them.  Cutting to the chase, it makes no difference what spoon you are using, they hit them all.  That said different spoons have different actions and I base my freshwater spoons on the fishing conditions.  Krocs are on the bottom of my list, they are ok for boat and pond use if you keep your rod tip low, they tend to flop on the surface more than other spoons, plus they are expensive.  I like j spoons and clark spoons for weedier conditions( single hook a big plus ), mepps cyclops if I'm fishing a high banked canal, they do run under the water better ( salt water gold is flashier than freshwater gold).  One of my favorites is a whaoo redfish spoon, skims above weeds pretty good too.  If you stay with many of the top name brands you'll be spending more money than you need to, a spoon is a spoon............

Some of these spoons can give you line twist, especially if trolling, I suggest ball bearing swivels.

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Jigging spoons were my bass fishing New Years Eve resolution this year. I bought some Luhr Jensen jigging spoons around Christmas and have tried them a little bit in the deeper rim canals during some of the cold snaps we've had.  I haven't caught a fish with it yet, but I haven't given it a lot of time either...

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Hopkins Shorty Spoons.  :-X

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Johnson's "silver minnow spoon" with a chunk type trailer can be deadly.

Ronnie

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Johnson's "silver minnow spoon" with a chunk type trailer can be deadly.

Ronnie

:)

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Hopkins Shorty Spoons. :-X

For some reason, I could see that up in your area.  They're a killer Great Lakes Spoon.

We fish a lot of spoons.  A guy I know turned me back on to them several years ago.  They're a great tool to have.  I use them more in spring than any other time.  Most of the time I don't use them as a search lure, I'm targeting active or aggressive fish with them in specific locations on a lake.  They're very, very effective here in NE on smaller ponds and lakes; say under 40 acres.

I love Little Cleo's and plain jane Daredevils.  I change my trebles out for a single siwash, usually.  There's a guy in MN that makes a tin spoon, rather than brass, that really flutters on the drop, far more than its heavier counterpart.

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I'm with JF on the Hopkins. gold seems to turn the trick here but try stretching a tube over the spoon for different looks.

Tim J

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I'm with JF on the Hopkins. gold seems to turn the trick here but try stretching a tube over the spoon for different looks.

Tim J

Now that's a trick I've never heard of!!!

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LOL, me niether.  Sounds insane enough to work really well.  :)

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the best tubes that I have done this with were the old gitzits. they were thinner plastic and some colours were not solid. the gold would be a dull flash through the plastic. this also kept the spoon action somewhat...much more than the thick plastic I use these days.

TJ

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In saltwater, we threw Hopkins spoons till our arms fell off (bluefish & stripers)

For largemouth bass though, my favorite spoon by a long shot

is a "1/2oz Johnson Silver Minnow dressed with a Kalin grub"

The magic of the weedless spoon is not the lure itself,

but the fact that it can be fished in virgin and low-pressured places.

The J-spoon has no equal in matted vegees and treads where buzzbaits bog down

Roger

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yeah...I forgot about largemouth! the hopkins was for smallies.

the johnson silver minnow in silver or black with a tail from a busted up gator tail worm...and a change up is the PT spoon. definitely fun fishing for LM. I'm with you RoLo. I'm guessing that I better have them on Toho in a few weeks.

TJ

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