Stanley Jigs Wedge Plus Spinnerbait
Big Blade, Big Fish
Recently I was fishing Normandy Lake. I was catching good solid 3 lb. fish on a double willow spinnerbait. The big females were pulling up and feeding. The structure I was fishing was big tree tops in 5-15 feet of water. The problem was, I was getting hung up in some of the tree tops, and I was fishing good tops without a bite. I decided with the water color, to try my new Stanley wedge spinnerbaits. Right of the bat, I could tell it was the bait I should have been throwing the whole time. The thump it had allowed the fish to find it, and me to fish the cover a lot more thorough. Right of the bat I started catching 4,5, and 6 lb. fish, and off of most of the trees I fished. I topped it off with my biggest largemouth ever, a 7.3 lb. largemouth. She was lying in the middle of the cover, and I feel like if I hadn't swapped spinnerbaits I would have caught a very big tree limb instead. Thanks a lot for a awesome spinnerbait. I just bought 50 more.
March 16, 2006
I have used the "Stanley Vibrashaft" since the 1970s and almost all of my biggest fish have been caught on the double willow leaf chartruse and white.
I like to buzz them across early spring weed beds just like KVD did in the tournament he won in Michigan.
They also catch a lot of fish slow rolling them on shallow flats on overcast low light conditions and spawning fish in shallow water and on laydowns.
I also always rig it with a chartruse 4" twister tail.
March 14, 2014
There is something about this Spinnerbait that fish hit it more often. I caught over 50 bass in 5 days with this bait. The fish were mostly small, but I did get a 3, 4, and even a 5 pounder. The lure is completely beat up now. It has lost paint, the skirt is missing a few lines, and the lure was bent completely straight on the last couple of fish. So now the form is pretty bad. I noticed that as the lure gets beat up, you lose more fish. This is not because of the sharpness of the hook. I sharpen mine every few fish to be safe. It is because the metal became so weak from being bent so many times, that when the fish hit it the hook doesn't set as well. This is because the bait is no longer stiff and gives with the bite. So you have to be careful with that and set the hook yourself once the bait has been beaten up. Or just buy more. I'm here to buy 10 more of these. :)
March 18, 2013
this jig has been a great bass lure but after you catch one bass the jig is just about done for. blades fall off too easily and a big bass just straightens the whole wire.
July 19, 2012