I was able to coax a couple 5/8 ouncers away from Marc for a trip to Lake Superior and have managed to throw them n more than a couple occasions. I like them. The Lake Trout like them....if only BIG Lake Trout had been around. 3 pounders hammer these like its the only thing to eat.
I didn't get a chance to jig these in the deep water but casting them and retrieving them with a moderate speed was what the fish hit. Man, do these have action fished in this fashion. I've been using mono line and can feel the action start up at the end of a 150 foot cast to 90 feet of water letting the bait drop to the bottom first.
For the sake of blade size comparison the standard blade bait at the top is done on the 1/2 blank. Like the top bait, the big honker likes to swim best using the center hole attached using only a snap, no swivel. If a person were to vertically jig this bait I'd suggest a high quality ball-bearing snap swivel because the baits cover some serious ground jigged straight up.
This bait takes blades to a whole new level. This fall will ee them in the river attempting to tease a wall-hanger type of ole marble-eyes into hitting. For the southern Striper guys I think this bait will be a huge success.