The popularity of fishing with big flutter spoons has grown tremendously over the past few years. Most of its due to professional anglers like Kelly Jordon winning a major tournament with one. Everyone saw how effective a big spoon could be for catching big fish.
Advancements in electronics are another reason that fishing with spoons have become popular. It’s so much easier to see baitfish and school of game fish with sonar units like Lowrance’s HDS units. You can even see the fish hit your spoon as you drop it up and down.
The GPS and mapping chips also lets anglers find offshore structure more quickly. Imagine you pull up on a lake you have never been on; your GPS can drive your boat right to a drop-off loaded with fish. It makes fishing offshore structure so easy any angler with a spoon can do it.
The only problem with big flutter spoons is fish are becoming more conditioned to seeing them and are getting wise to this lure. They know one bite will result in a quick trip to the live well. So anglers are searching for other lures to fish instead of spoons, but no lure can match the action of a big flutter spoon. That is until now.
Wake Fishing (www.wakefishing.com) just released a new lure called the Soft Spoon. Soft Spoon was designed by Mikael Brandt of Finland. “I designed the Soft Spoon like a spoon and swimbait combination with an easy changeable skin,” said Brandt. The changeable skin slides overtop a minnow shaped lead body. The body has long line tie coming out of the nose section.
Brandt uses the Soft Spoon just like any other spoon. “I fish it just like any other spoon with side to side action. When I stop reeling the Soft Spoon will start to sink horizontally just like a dead fish,” explained Brandt. Brandt noted that the Soft Spoon was heavy when casting, but surprisingly light when in the water.
Brandt likes using the new braid fishing lines when fishing with the new Soft Spoon. “My best results came on braid,” said Brandt. The line size depends on which Soft Spoon he is fishing.
Soft Spoons come in 4-, 6- and 10-inch in length and 11 colors including transparent black silver, transparent blue silver, transparent Mackerel, bloodscales, power perch, clown fish, sexy shad, blue gill, craw daddy, arctic Char and ghost. Each cover is interchangeable with the correct insert.
Brandt advises anglers to fish with the smaller 4-inch Soft Spoon to catch any type of fish, but it was made specially to catch sea trout and salmon. Brandt also said, “The 4-inch Soft Spoon will also work on walleye, perch and bass; although, we don’t have any bass here in Finland.” He recommended the 6-inch and 10-inch Soft Spoon for pike and other big game fish.
Soft Spoons are a hybrid between a big flutter spoon and a swimbait with all the positive qualities of both. The enticing swimming action of a Soft Spoon is unique and hasn’t been seen before so even conditioned fish will bite them.
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