Luhr Jensen Needlefish Trolling Spoons
Excellent For Many Species
I have never trolled one of these, I have always cast them and they cast well. They have a great action and can be used at various depths depending on your retreive speed. I have caught a lot of trout using these along with a lot of largemouth bass and they have even been very effective for crappie at times. The attached photo has several different patterns and they all seem to work well.
January 3, 2008
Lake Don Pedro
These lures in various patterns have been the best for taking large trout and salmon up to 3 pounds, even during the heat of the day.
We fish them with down riggers set between twenty and forty feet with eight pound test line with the lure trailing about fifteen feet.
July 11, 2006
A great slow speed lure.
I also cast the Needlefish as opposed to trolling it. It casts well with light spinning gear and has a great wobble. It can be retrieved very slowly while not sinking too much thanks to its lighter weight. I have caught trout with it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a spoon that can be fished effectively at slow speeds and still stay shallow.
August 3, 2008
One of the best weapon to catch trout (or matter of fact other specise of fish) in the luher jensen arsenal, cast it and let it sink and it really sinks very slowly, start you retrive very slowly and let the spoon do the catching, its fluttering action combined with flash from the tail flipper create such action fish cannot resist it. I prefer to use this spoon with UL spinning set up.
October 7, 2009