Eppinger Red Eye Wiggler Spoons
My go-to Pike lure
The 1 oz. for Pike is my go-to lure in Manitoba at God's Lake. I'm almost convinced that the color doesn't matter, other than lite lures for bright days and darker lures for dark days. Beyond that, it doesn't seem to matter. Pike will hit this lure with abandon. When the double hooks in front get lost it doesn't seem to affect anything; Pike keep hitting it. My favorite colors are the Chartreuse/Orange Sides, the Black/White Stripe, the Silver/Blue, the 5 of Diamonds, and the Hammered Copper. An erratic retrieve will generally always produce strikes.
It can be used in the weeds, too, if you are careful. Great Pike lure.
August 12, 2014
This lure is the best. I have caught countless fish off it.
July 29, 2014
The Red eye wiggler is a proven early season performer for Northern Pike and bass on Sanford Lake. The hammered copper color seems to really work. The upper hooks make a rattling noise that helps attract fish, and they seemingly cannot resist the urge to strike. with 5 hooks, they usually get caught. The main disadvantage is that it is no longer useful in trhe weed bed areas once the weeds get near the surface. Available in many colors.
May 28, 2013
Timeless Versatile Killer
I remember seeing this in my father's spoon collection since I was very young. It was on the suggestion list of spoons I should buy for the NW Territories of Canada. Not only did I reel in enormous ancient pike with these until my arms felt like jelly, but I've also pulled in numerous 20+lb lake trout while trolling with them.. I recently tried some shore casting with the standard 1oz nickel. I pulled in a 30lb king salmon from the mouth of Green Bay. The term "oldie but goodie" is an understatement with these lures. The 1oz is great for casting for distance, and the action is easy to feel and adjust or maintain evenly. The action along with the size and eyes really peeves off territorial fish causing them to strike consistently. There's no school like the old school.
September 20, 2012