More on the Shallow Spoon...
This shallow-riding spoon is not just for shallow water however. It may be used to fish close to the surface even in deep water. Many times you can have schools of small baitfish clustered on the surface and the gamefish must chase them there, so it is important your lure can stay near the surface. Under these conditions, the case is often fast-moving schools of predators feeding on the baitfish. One never knows where the gamefish will pop up next, so it is important that your lure is a heavy one that casts far, quickly and precisely. The Shallow Spoon meets all these goals.
It has a lot of other great uses as well. On the drop, it has a rocking, fluttering irresistible sinking action that makes it great for vertical jigging. You can ice fish with it or do any kind of vertical jigging within the depth range that's appropriately suited to its size and weight.
It is also dynamite as a live bait delivery system. You can hook a natural bait like a shrimp, a strip of squid, a thin pork rind on it, and the Shallow Spoon makes a wonderful kind of a jig head used this way. Even a thin, supple soft artificial lure may be used as a trailer on the hook, and it won't seriously affect the swimming or rocking action of the spoon.
Thanks to the precise weighting of the body, even with a natural or artificial bait hooked on it, the Shallow Spoon always comes to rest on the bottom with the hook upright. The body shape is wide and flat, so even if the bottom is soft or muddy, the Shallow Spoon will rest on top of mud or soft sediment. If it was a regular jig head for the same weight, it would sink into a soft bottom, but thanks to the shape of this lure, it will sit on top of the mud or even perch on top of grass, and present the bait at the right place.
It is made with a weedless wire guard system. If you want to go fishing in brush or grass or rocks, then it really is very snagless and comes through all kinds of snaggy situations quite well. Of course if you are fishing open water, you may permanently remove the wire guard with no ill effects to the spoon or its action.
Although it is a small lure, a relatively big single hook is molded inside the compact body. So it can catch small fish which go for its small size, but even if you hook a mighty large fish, you should have no worries with the formidable hook that can easily handle bigger, stronger brutes that go for this unique little lure.