Cotton Cordell Ripplin' Red Fin
Great for small mouth bass
Just back from a fishing trip in Lake Temagami in Near North Ontario, and the Ripplin Red Fin worked great for small mouth bass. Good in those shallow weed beds of 6 to 8 feet where the bass came up to the the surface to strike, as this lure has a shallow swim depth of 1 to 2 feet. Hard to miss a strike with 3 treble hooks, but watch your fingers! I have had enough treble hooks in my fingers! Not a bad idea to clip the third hook, and pinch in the barbs. Only negative is that the nice mirror finish does scratch easily. When the bass are down deep, like in the middle of a sunny day, nothing beats the 5" senko worm rigged with the wacky hook. This has worked from Vermont to Ontario!
August 15, 2013
Even thought it doesn't cast well because of its weight it's a very good lure to use for striper at river or tailrace are of a dam. I've caught a lot of stripes on this lure, just add some drop shot weights on the line to make it dive more. Nice flash and a lot of vibration from this lure.
May 13, 2010
I go up north in northern Ontario every fall with my father and grandfather fishing for pike and walleye. First time I went up, I had no idea what to use. My grandfather had a black and chrome ripplin red fin on catching pike and walleye every 2-5 minutes trolling up and down the lake. So I put one on, getting the same results. This lure works so well on pike and walleye. I make sure I have plenty because the chrome comes off really easily. The only disadvantages are what I said before, the hooks catching on eachother and that it doesn't cast too well. You need to get used to it. I recommend the blue & chrome, black & chrome and black & gold.
December 25, 2012
Good but not for toothy critters!!
I do both Freshwater and Inshore Saltwater.
Ok, i'll admit I probably shouldn't have been using my Chrome Riplin Red for Stripers and Blue fish. But still while the lure lasted...It was "HOLY ANOTHER FISH" every other cast!!!!!
I like using freshwater gear like 7' Med action spinning rod with 10lb test mono and Largemouth Bass gear for my Striped Bass.. It's a challenge! But oh so Satisfying when you land a 33" + Striper on this gear.
Anyway, they wanted it fast with flash...only the lure finish couldn't stand up. Even with JUST stripers only, the Chrome began to come off by the 3rd fish. I say 4 stars only because other Lures like Bomber Jerkbaits for example...the finish holds up better.
December 31, 2008