Lucky Craft Kelly J Prop Baits Hardbaits
I really love this bait and it does catch fish. But, I have to agree with the other gentleman who reviewed thi product about the paint job. The finish of the lure is awesome out of the box, and there are multiple individual scales that are glued onto the body that give it some great flash. However, the things start to peel off after a few uses, and I even received one I ordered that was already starting to peel. I used some lacquer to cover the scales and prevent them from peeling off, and then soaked the bait in some Yum attractant to kill the scent. It worked, but for the price of the lure, you shouldn't have to do anything to it.
September 25, 2010
this lure works great early in the morning, or late in the evening. it doesnt work well with braid unless you use a flourocarbon or mono leader. braid tangles up in the props. i like to twitch and pause than burn it along just a little that twitch again. this lure has landed me my biggest fish. i have american shad. well worth the money
May 31, 2011
On 9/23/10 I lost my last Luckycraft dual prop topwater, (I think it was called a Splashtail, looked kind of like a Smithwick Devil's horse). I found that it was no longer available at BassPro Shops and that Kelly J Prop Bait had replaced it in the stores.
On 9/26/10 I tried this lure in "American Shad " color on Kentucky Lake. My first ten casts produced 8 fish off a main lake point with a creek junction.
The chunkier body is not thrown as easily as a longer lure. Sometimes a longer thinner lure is actually knocked out of the way by fish trying to hit it. This shorter chunkier lure is more easily mouthed by the fish in my opinion.
The finish is great and it has good hooks.
September 27, 2010
This lure was advertised as a surface lure. Right out of the box it failed to float. After about 15 minutes of use it required holding your rod tip high and reeling
rapidly to get it on the surface. I can only assume it was leaking. Then I noticed a birds nest in my line at the rod tip. The lure was not running true but was instead rotating. I had to put an in-line swivel to combat the line twist. The finish is great and the White Bass loved it with 95% of the strikes occurring with the lure submerged. But I thought I was purchasing something that could be used over cover or grass beds.
June 3, 2014