My first choice when bait casting for fishing in back bays, brackish waters where a number of different species of fish are found. But it is great in both fresh and salt water. Looks real and easily fools fish just by simply reeling in the lure, but if you experiment with different speeds to adjust depth, fast starts and stops - smashing strikes often occur. Can be fished tandem by tying a double surgeons knot or blood knot for superb fishing. I've easily limited-out doing this and caught and released over a 100 fish a day . . . also catching two fish at a time, both Reds & specks in Louisiana. Striped bass smashed the heck out of it in Rhode Island too, along with blue fish. I've caught a brown trout (once), catch & release - not trying, just farting around trying a new bait casting rod after fly fishing one evening, good 20" fish though. Bass like it just as well too. The only down side is that it is not very durable depending on the species of fish, i.e. teeth, because it is soft plastic. I can usually catch about 5 to 10 reds, depending on how I hook them, and sometimes up to 20 specks on one lure. Then again, if I hook the fish wrong, the lure could be ripped open with only one fish, but this is the exception to the rule. I've even caught blue fish in Rhode Island on them and caught several before they shredded it to pieces, using a good clean hook set, and I have never used a steel leader, either. My father uses it jigging to catch bass. It is quite versatile and can be worked in a variety of ways - up to your imagination. Finally, An inexperience fisherman could easily use this lure to catch fish too. I smash the barb for easy releases, just keep tension and set my drag properly to play the fish. This may help to make the lure last a little longer too, and may be kinder on the fish? The action is great!
Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish, Fish Don't Escape, Looks Realistic, Easy To Handle
Cons: Not very Durable
Best Uses: Salt Water, Fresh Water
Would you recommend this product? Yes