Johnson® Original Silver Minnow™ Spoons
A tackle box standard, this Johnson Lures classic spoon is weedless and can be cast, trolled, jigged or twitched on the bottom.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Preacherman2 Great "Change-Up" bait! The Johnson Silver Spoon in different sizes and colors serve most fishing needs that I have. I can put a "trailer" on the hook and use it almost any where I need a "change-up" bait. I have caught Rainbow and Brown trout in mountain lakes and streams using a small chartreuse trailer. I have caught Small Mouth with various soft plastic trailers on this weedless spoon; and Large Mouth with a plastic worm or other plastic baits as a trailer. January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scgc silver minnow i love this spoon i use it like a jig tiped with a worm, im going to it for ice fishing October 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noronha A killer The biggest johson silver or golden spoon are killers to dourados ,cachorras and tucunarés here in Brazil. They are my first cast always, only later I change to others lures, first a big spoon to see what fish are hunting. Noronha August 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gofullthrottle bigger spoons are better one-half ounce spoons allow for longer more accurate casts. Great for schooling fish or sight fishing. July 31, 2012
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Details:The hook is unusually dull and it is awkward to sharpen because of the angle. How or what do people use to get them razor sharp?
A:You don´t use a very fine point in the hook here in Brazil, with the exception of the tucunaré, the dourados and the cachorras have bone in their palato, you need a good hook, with a good point, but one that do not broke or bend when you strike the fish.
A:a narrow fine grit stone is used to sharpen at three different angles. This will give you a needle point.
Details:What color is good for striper fishing?
A:Use a half ounce spoon wth the color of the bait they ae chasing. Usually a white shad color. Add color by using a plastic trailer.like a grub. Very effective on shallow fish thirty feet or less.
Top 10 Contributor
A:the 1-1/4 oz silver spoon works great
Top 25 Contributor
A:The larger the spoon, the larger the light reflection and flash.
A larger spoon in the silver pattern should work well for stripers.
Top 1000 Contributor
A:the 1/4-ounce size is definitely too small for striper because of the small hook but any of the larger ones should be work well with 3/4-ounce being the best overall size for stripers.
as for color, silver is the best color overall, especially in the fall when stripers are chasing shad. gold is a good alternative in the spring and summer when they'll also eat bluegills and crawdads. i have never used the black nickel color before.
A:The 1/8 oz is 2" and the 1/2 oz is 3".
I'm using the 3". Works with the bass
Top 1000 Contributor
A:the 1/4-ounce version is 2-1/4 inches long and the 1/2-ounce version is 2-3/4 inches long. i don't know about the larger ones though. just a note: the 1/2-ounce versions actually weighs 0.4 ounces, not quite 0.5 ounces...still casts a mile and is the best size for largemouth.
Details:I use these spoons a lot for mid summer fishing and i even have a review on them but does anyone think(or know) if these would make good spoons for cold water winter bass fishing in places like the midwest in water that is abould 25-40 feet deep.
A:in Nj I use in in the spring for pickerel
A:It is good in open water.
For a trailer I attach a hitchhiker spring trailer holder to the hook and screw on a small curl tail grub. The hitchhiker is a device for attaching a trailer to any lure with a single hook. It allows the trailer to move naturally and enhances the action of the lure. Especially Silver Minnow spoons and spinner/buzz baits.
A:The spoons are good in open water, but are excellent for plucking bass from matted vegetation in shallow water. A short, compact trailer is best since it won't foul the spoon's wobble, probably something like a Berkley PowerBait Double Tail Grub. To find the Double Tail Grubs, do a product search for item number 38-250-317-03
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