Luhr Jensen Krocodile Spoon
Good Quality & Results
A friend gave me a few of these spoons and said he never caught a fish with one. Ironically on our next fishing trip we were bouncing jigs off the bottom of Lake Mohave at about 60 to 65 feet and were catching a few average bass so I changed over to this spoon. I caught several 3 to 5 pound largemouth within 15 minutes jigging this spoon of the bottom and later I caught over a dozen stripers slow reeling and letting the spoon fall repeatedly on my retreive. The look on my friends face was priceless and NO I didn't give him back one of these spoons. These are excellent producers, cast well and have a different action depending on retreive speed. Experiment and they should produce for you too.
December 4, 2007
I love the action on this spoon. I caught my first steelhead on one of these.
March 20, 2010
A lure that won't disappoint you...
Have you ever bought lures and haven't caught anything on them? I've been through that many times. The reason why that happens is because some of us don't care to read reviews on the lures we purchase. This is why I'm writing a review for this fantastic lure.
There are certain ways anglers fish these spoons. The most common technique used is, retrieving the lure at varying speeds to control the depth of the lure. The reason why anglers do this is because some species of fish may prefer a certain depth to feed at. When I use this particular spoon, I let it sink to the depth I want, before I start my retrieval. When I start reeling, I reel it very slowly to keep the lure deep. If I want to bring it up, I just speed up my retrieval.
Another commonly used technique is jigging. To do this, all that needs to be done is to give a quick snap of the wrist while reeling, to give the lure an up and down action. I do this a couple of times in one cast to change up the action every time I cast. I found it better to use a smaller spoon, like a 1/4 ounce to a 1/2 ounce.
The most important part of using any of these techniques and the lure itself, is using the right line. Just because the lure can catch a large amount of fish, doesn't mean that you can use the thickest line possible without the fish seeing it. If you prefer fishing for salmon like me, I would use at least an 8 pound test line because I can cast a long distance using a 1/4 ounce krocodile. The salmon really love the chrome and silver color, but it really depends on the weather conditions.
If you like fishing heavy cover for bass, I would use an abrasion resistant line and at least 12 pound test to be able to pull those bass out the weeds. For the perch and walleyes, use a light line, like a 4 pound to a 6 pound test, because they can be very wary at times, and a thick line can spook them. I use a solid chrome Kroc for the perch and the glowing Kroc for the walleyes at night.
If you like fishing for northern pike and muskie, than use a steel leader on your line to prevent abrasions from the teeth of these species, because they do a lot of thrashing around and might cut a non braided line. I use 14 pound test to be able to fill my spool with a lot of line and still be able to cast my lure out there. The best Kroc spoon for these species is a solid chrome.
I'm hoping that this review was helpful to anyone who was willing to take the time to read it. This lure really does work, based on my real experiences and it won't disappoint you. I don't want anyone to buy a lure without reading about it first. Since you read this review, you should try this lure and you'll love it!
July 19, 2006
Won't be without them again...
We'd had a good morning fishing for largemouth on a Texas lake with good numbers of 2-3 lbs mostly on spinnerbaits. Then the bottom dropped out as we approached noon. Just after lunch, to the amazement of my fishing buddies, I pulled out a 3" chrome Krokodile spoon and tied it on to my baitcaster. The lure casts a mile and is remarkably weedless if fished fast enough to clear the weed tops. I started catching fish and got 8-10 total, all good quality fish, before I broke it off on a cast late in the day. It was the only one I had in my tackle box that day but that will never happen again.
Great, versatile lure that gets results.
February 17, 2012