Handpainted hardbaits at a great price! All your favorite colors plus a few you won't find elsewhere, all intricately detailed for true-to-life presentations in any water. Great action throughout the line. All styles have 3-D Lazerball eyes, Lazer finish with hand painted detail, and VMC premium trebles. This proven Lures Minnow is designed to rise on the pause. Produces a nice, wide wobble--excellent for steady retrieves, stop-and-go or use as a subsurface jerkbait.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gsager great
I only fished it for about an hour before I accidentally threw it in the trees. However I caught at least two times as many bass as I usually do. I was devastated and ordered a new one right when I got back.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by imsunk try it
I use all three sizes they work like a jointed trout pickerel walleye bass they all love it
November 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by twf57 great lure
For the money these are one of the best lures I have ever used. the chartreus Silver and the Baby Bass are my favorite colors and are deadly for bass and trout. The only downfall is the bill which breaks off easily so be careful when casting around rocks
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IamQ bass pro shops xps speed lure-minnow
Absolutely my go to lure on my rivers and lakes...bass color pattern. Bass love this thing. Use as a twitch bait or jerk bait...it floats and only dives a foot or two on retrieve. ..positively awesome bait...
September 11, 2013
It depends on where you are at and what time of year and the weather conditions are. Where I am in the smaller reservoirs, they like gold and black back or chrome and black back.. In the bigger lakes they tend to like the ghost colors and shad colors. These speed minnows are ok for the price, but I like the BPS pro minnows the best. hope this helps!
Depends on the light conditions of the day. For partly sunning to bright sun, I have found the Chartruse(yellow)/silver to work best. On more overcast (low light day) Black/Gold or Purple/silver. It goes to the general rule of light conditions use light lures;darker use darker colors
Same for Bass Chratruse/Silver Bright days. Black/Gold for darker days. I have read and experienced that fish rarely if ever have a real preference for color. Rather, light conditions make a certian color more visible than others at certain water depths.
the size depends on the clarity of the water, and time of the year. Till the end of July, I would use 2" or 3". Color, again, always have a burnt red with black ribs, medium green top,pearl sides and hot pink belly.
Not really. If you cast it softly, a brand new one fished on #2 o#4 test will float. Once you begin your retrieve, it wil sink to 18-24". The depth and thightness of the action can be adjusted, as with any crank bait, by ever so slightly bending the "eye" on the front of the lure. For these, very slight pressure from your thumb is all it takes. You can also adjust the dept by tieing on with a snap swivel or by adding a few coils of wire to the hook shafts. As you use this lure, slight amounts of water enter it and a well used one will no longer float
Yes, the lure is made in China. But, while I do prefer buying American made products, the lure works very well. It has a very aggressive action that big fish like! The hooks that come on the XPS lure are not very strong however. I change them to stronger(American Made) treble hooks!
Yes, Muskie will hit very well on nearly all the XPS / XTS lures (as will Pike). The best way to determine what color is best, is to try several different ones in different light conditions (cloudy, sunny, dawn, dusk, etc.). You will quickly find out which work best and when.
You will need a small split ring (like the one that is usually on car keys but LOTS smaller). There are split ring pliers that you can get to open the split rings because it is almost impossible to get them open with your fingers. Then just attach the hook and the lure to the split ring and you're done.
Exact size is not critical as long as the replacement is not so large that it fouls the other hook. Experiment with slightly larger hooks and you can get this lure to sink more. Always use a pair of split ring pliers. The tool makes the process quick and safe.
Hook size is 8 on the 2 1/2" lure and size 6 on the larger one. If any of the hooks break, simply buy treble hooks at the tackle shop and install them. In fact, I replace the hooks on all XPS lures before I use them. They are much to soft and weak for any larger fish.
The minnow color of this lure used to be sold by BPS. It was the Lazer Eye Saltwater Series. 6 3/4" long, the color was mullet. We use red fingernail polish to paint up the gills and use it for musky fishing. I nicknamed this bait "Old Reliable" due to it effectiveness in drawing in musky when other baits wouldn't work. My fishing partner and I still use what we have left and it's still very effective.