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Handpainted hardbaits at a great price! Bass Pro Shops® XTS™ Lures feature 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.
Brown Trout Magnet
I’ve been reading a lot recently about using small crankbaits for fall brown trout fishing and trout fishing in general for that matter. I found this at the BPS Store in Denver, CO for $2.99 and thought I might as well give it a try.
WOW!!! Landed 8 the first time I went out using this lure and six the next time I used this lure! I probably would have caught more on the second trip but I was up in the mountains and it started snowing so I cut my fishing trip short.
I already have plans to use these for SMB next season and as has already been said, at $3, if you lose one it doesn't sting as much.
Tie one on…you won’t be disappointed!!!
November 13, 2012
One of the top 10 Best Lures
When fishing the clear lakes and ponds of New England; it often becomes necessary to reduce the size of the offering as the day wears on. At these times, Lew's Speed Lure Minnow has consistently produced both panfish and bass. They are available in a variety of colors(get some light and some dark) and can be tweaked/tuned to swim deeper or with a tighter or looser movement.
Fish them on 2 or 4# outfit for the best presentation and most fun.
They also work well on trout and other river fish. Cast up stream and out and retrieve with an eratic and /or twitchy motion. If you have a few of these and use them properly, you can almost always find some action
July 23, 2009
I live in New Hampshire and i am not one of those folks who fish for trout with live bait. I picked up three of these in the 1 inch size ( baby bass, purple back and the all yellow orange belly) and they are great producers. I use them as erratic jerkbaits I have caught some awesome brook trout, and even pickerel and smallies in my local streams. Just some words of caution, the hooks are not the best quality, i have broken several dehooking so replace them. Also the one inch size is so small even my ultralight setup has some difficulty in throwing them. They work great in fairly stiff current and in the slow spots. Good luck and tight lines.
May 6, 2010
I use this in a small lake that has Rainbows and Largemouths. In the winter, when the fish are sluggish I use the smallest size in both the rainbow and baby bass pattern, fish them real slow, and catch plenty of both species- yes I caught a 5 lb bass on the smallest size with the small hooks. The small hooks are durable and sharp. I use the 4 inch size in purple flash in the spring for stripers and do really well with them. With the stripers, they bend the hooks so I replaced the treble on the tail with a better hook and I dont use a hook under the belly on my 4 inchers and it works well.
January 31, 2011
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.