Testimonials

New York

William Torraca

Location:Lago Entrepenas(Lake Entrepenas) Spain, New York
Product:Comet Mino
Fish Caught:Pike, Northern
Testimonial:I was stationed near Madrid, Spain for 6 years with the U.S. Air Force. I used to go to 3 three bodies of water near each other. All three were on the way to Zaragoza, north of Madrid, nesr the city of Guadalajara. My chief and I were out on a rubber dingy going back and forth between the river and the lake. We were both using Comet Minos and in the course of 4 hours we each caught 12 Northern Pikes apiece. That is one of my best fishing memories. Sadly, the particular Mino's hook rotted out but the plastic body is still good. Are there replacement hooks for them. I'd like to rehook it and give it a place of honor on the retired shelf. Thanks for a great product. My first ever testimonial. I still have some Mepps lures and the mini tackle box they came in that I purchased in the mid 1980s. Some are pretty beat up but still combat ready! :)

Ronald Jankowski

Location:Allegany Ny, New York
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Crappie (Black) - Pike, Northern - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye
Testimonial:I remember I showed up to a spot my friend showed me and I really wasn't sure what kind of fish were in this pit. I just had a gold undressed Mepps number 2 size spinner on and I threw it in the corner of this pond. Next thing ya know I thought I had a big snag, but, sure enough I reeled in a 36" northern pike...

Michael Colamarino

Location:Cold Spring, New York
Product:Comet Mino
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Sunfish (shellcracker)
Testimonial:I bought the Mepps Rainbow trout Comet Mino on Saturday 4/23 and I went fishing 4/24. I went to a spot I never caught fish at. I was really just using it to shake the rust off and it was a real open spot so I wouldn't get tangled or caught on anything. So I get there and there are three other people fishing. I ask "Hey, you guys catch anything" They said "No we haven't" They were there an hour before me. So I set up shop and I cast out "bam" big sunfish, probably the biggest I ever caught. Then, I cast out two more times, bam! Caught a largemouth bass. These guys were looking at me upset and asked what I was using, I told them. I ended up catching 5 total on the day at a spot I never caught fish at before.

Mark Bell

Location:Harwood Lake , Farmersville , New York
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown
Testimonial: The lure I reach for first, no matter what I am fishing for is a Gold size 1. It's always catching me trout at the small lake near where I live, catching my limit, even when those right near me are catching nothing. I like how it makes me look like a great fisherman by just knowing the right lure to use. People ask me what I am using and I just tell them to switch to a Mepps spinner. You made Mepps my favorite lure when you first sent me your Fishing Guide 20 years ago and I have been using them and catching fish ever since.

Mark Bell

Location:Harwood Lake , Farmersville , New York
Product:Little Wolf
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown
Testimonial:Have been using Mepps all my life. But, when I first bought a Little Wolf, it was gold. It became one of my favorites. First day I used it while fishing at a small lake near where I live in western New York, I caught 3 largemouth bass,at least 5 bluegill, a couple of crappie, and 4 brook trout in about a hour. I then passed it on to my wife so she could catch some fish, since the live bait she was using had only caught her a couple of bluegill. This gold Little Wolf and others that I have bought this season, have been producing every time.

Mark Bell

Location:Rushford, New York
Product:Little Wolf
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brown
Testimonial:Great lure! Fishing small lake with 1/8 gold for less than a 1 1/2 hours and caught 4 largemouth bass, 3 brook trout,couple of crappie, and at least a half-dozen bluegills. Have also used in Creek to catch trout. Have always fished with Mepps, but, have a new favorite now.

Noland Michels

Location:St. Lawrence River, Wellsley Island, New York
Product:Black Fury
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Perch, Yellow - Pickerel - Pike, Northern - Walleye
Testimonial:Whenever I go out fishing anywhere I always make sure I carry AT LEAST 2 Black Fury's dressed. My personal preference is Black/Chartreuse in a #5. I have caught countless Northerns on these (and I only retire them after the paint and stickers are mostly shredded off by teeth marks). I currently have 3 of them with all of the paint stripped off and another on the way. They produce bar none. I had a fishing competition just this past week. Fishing was real rough as only 4 Northerns were caught. 3 of them were by me with the Black Fury. I have never gone out with this lure and not caught a fish. I am amazed at the successfulness of this lure and highly recommend it to all of my friends and anyone else who is reading this! Mepps has my loyalty and money for life!

Mary Murphy

Location:Lake Chataqua, New York
Product:Musky Killer
Fish Caught:Musky
Testimonial:Hi! I LOVE fishing, but, I have not fished in years (married-husband doesn't like to fish!) I ALWAYS wanted to catch a Musky. We were invited to my in-laws house on Lake Chataqua-NY. So, I went to Dick's Sporting Goods where I picked out my lures,------thought and said to the men helping me,"Musky Killer, its pretty and looks like a fur coat on the end!" They laughed and said it was funny how I was picking out my lures by look. Anyway, we got to the lake and I started with a pretty silver lure. After a while when that didn't get any attention, I reeled it in and said, " Ok that's it, time to break out the "Musky Killer". After 2 try's-the Musky hit on the third! I thought that I had snagged some seaweed but felt a pull to the right and something large on my line. When I saw the Musky as I was reeling it in closer to the boat I said, " I think I caught a Musky!" Everyone on the boat didn't believe me until they saw it! The Musky I caught and released was 32inches. My Dad loved fishing, flying, and golf. He would always show-off the Musky he caught at Lake Chataqua when he was younger. When he was dying from cancer, I told him I would get a hole in one or try to catch a Musky for him. Well, 1st I thank you God! I also want to thank Mepps for making pretty lures that work! Thank you also to my in-laws and Family for use of their boat, and especially my father-in-law, Gordy, who was our fishing guide that day, and took the hook out of the Musky's mouth for me!

Laurence Holden

Location:Smith Pond, Rockville Centre, New York
Product:Double Blade Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:My #5 double blade in hot orange/black has been my go to lure in murky waters. The action seems to attract more hits than any other lure I own. I fished this one lure hard in a spatterdock ridden area, many times having to go swimming to retrieve it. Normally I would have just cut the line and called it a day, but I could not part with it. In fact, I normally would be fishing weedless in spaterdock but the double blade results was worth the headache of snagging. Highly recommended for Pickerel and Bass (small & large)

Thomas Winger

Location:Oseetah Lake, Saranac Lake, New York
Product:Syclops
Fish Caught:Pike, Northern
Testimonial:I live in Chicago, we have been to the Mepps store for a great tour last year. I'm a believer in Mepps and always use them. On our recent trip to the Adirondacks, I caught several fish smallmouth, perch and several northerns all using Mepps. I have converted several local fishermen to using Mepps it's a great product made by great people in Antigo.

Don Bedford

Location:Rondout Creek, Kerhonkson, New York
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
Testimonial:I gotta say MEPPS are by far my go-to-lure company(Blue Fox is my second) for fishing lures. I own about 5 different patterns, I use sizes 1 and 2. My favorite Mepps is the Aglia gold blade spinner with red bead on the hook. I've caught tons of trout and bass on this lure. One morning I caught 3 13-14 inch browns with this lure, all within 30 minutes without even moving location. Word of advice, buy Mepps and plenty of them.

Michael Way

Location:Erie Canal, Fayetteville, New York
Product:Thunder Bug
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Pickerel
Testimonial:On one trip I caught 5 largemouths, the biggest was 10lb, 10 bluegills, one was 9in, an 18in pickeral and a crappie. All caught on a size 0 in the Bumblebee and White Miller blade pattern.

Larry

Location:Lake Ontario, New York
Product:Black Fury
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
Testimonial:One of the best smallies lures ever made!

JEFF COSTIGAN

Location:CRYSTAL LAKE, SULLIVAN COUNTY NY, New York
Product:Black Fury
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Pickerel - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial: HAVE USED THE BLACK FURY FOR MANY YEARS, GREAT LURE, HARDLY LETS ME DOWN. PICKEREL LOVE IT BURNED. ALTHOUGH I REALLY LIKE THIS LURE, IT IS NOT MY ALL TIME FISH CATCHER, THAT LURE WOULD BE THE ACME KASTMASTER. I USE ALL SILVER TYPE THE MOST, COME IN GOLD, & OTHER COLORS. BUT MEPPS SPINNERS ARE A GREAT LURE. MANY A TRIP HAS BEEN SAVED BY THEM. A GREAT LURE THAT I WOULD TELL EVERY FISHERMAN TO BUY AND USE. JEFF COSTIGAN.

Jason Allen

Location:Endicott, New York
Product:Musky Killer
Fish Caught:Musky
Testimonial:If I had one lure to use to catch a big Musky, I would choose the Mepps Musky Killer with gold blade and yellow- enough said!

Dallas Morrison

Location:Little Valley, New York
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Channel - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker)
Testimonial:I got my my first Mepps lure last year because I ran out of lures and needed some new ones. It was one of the best decisions I've made getting one. I got the Aglia Plain Treble Hot Firetiger #1. I caught easily over 50 largemouth bass with around 20-25 of them all over a foot long last season. The largest of the season was 18 inches. So far this fishing season I have caught over 30 and around 20 have been over a foot long with the longest around 17 inches. I've caught 2 channel catfish both around 13 or 14 inches, one this season, one last season. I've e caught 2 perch this year both around 11 inches long and I've caught 2 small bluegill this season, none last season. I only have that one lure and it has never disappointed me. I want to get a few more that are a little bigger for some bigger fish. This has to be the best lure in the world. I can't wait to try all the different types.

Bo Norris

Location:Oneida Creek, Sherrill, New York
Product:Bass Pocket Pac - #3 Aglia Plain
Fish Caught:Barracuda
Testimonial:I couldn't fing it but the Mepps Hot Firetiger is the greatest lure ever. I went fishing for chub and it attracts them like crazy definitley buy a Mepps Hot Firetiger 0!!!!!!

Michael Bailey

Location:Schroon River, New York
Product:Trouter Kit - Dressed #0 Lure Assortment
Fish Caught:Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:I caught at least two dozen rainbows in about an hour. Best Mepps lures ever in my opinion!

Keith

Location:Oatka Creek , New York
Product:DeepRunner
Fish Caught:Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown
Testimonial:This lure drives trout crazy.. its my go to lure. I think I caught more fish on this one lure then any spinner out there..

David Layton

Location:Collins Pond,Scotia NY, New York
Product:Aglia Long
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:This has to be the best lure I have ever used. To be more specific, it was a Mepps Lightning with a willow leaf spinner and chartreuse decal and bucktail of the same color. I went to Collins Pond in 1989 and the minute this lure hit the water, I caught bass, crappie and even sunfish and pumpkinseeds went after this lure. The only time I was ever able to find this lure was in the Mepps Bass spinner kit. Upon searching this site I was able to purchase 10. I cannot believe they discontinued this lure. You should endeavour to bring it back.This lure WORKS!!!. I fished for nearly three hours that day, and caught more than forty fish, until my line broke on a cast and I lost it because I neglected to check my line for fraying and tie a new knot. Anyway, please try to bring back this lure.

Alec

Location:Upper St. Regis Lake, New York
Product:Giant Killer
Fish Caught:Pickerel - Pike, Northern - Trout, Lake
Testimonial:This lure is great for lakers... just troll slowly acrosse the lake and bam you slam one. The pike love it... and you will catch trophy pickerel with this lure.

Rick Allen

Location:St. Lawrence River, Fishers Landing, NY, New York
Product:Black Fury
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:I caught seven 8-12" largemouth bass in less than 30 minutes with this awesome lure. Unfortunately I can no longer find them and I lost mine on my next fishing trip after getting hung-up in some rocks. Please let me know where to find them.

Paul Lynch

Location:Sleepy Hollow Lake New York, New York
Product:DeepRunner
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:I'm from Ireland and recently visited the beautiful country of the USA! I fished the freshwater lake with this incredible lure! I experienced first hand the awesome power and fight of the largemouth! I managed to land a double figure and many others that week thanks to this great lure! I highly recommend it to beginners and experienced anglers alike!

Alex Retzloff

Location:Adirondacks, New York
Product:DeepRunner
Fish Caught:Pike, Northern - Trout, Brown
Testimonial:I got this lure as a freebie from Mepps when I bought a large order of their lures. I wasn't quite sure that I would like them, because I usually use lighter lures, but they were free so the price was right. I took them out fishing at one of the nearby lakes and first cast, I caught a nice Great Northern. I then took them out to a favorite trout fishing spot under a big water fall; the water was deep and fast, and I ended up catching a 14 inch wild brown trout. This is really a quality lure and, now, one of my go-to lures in my tackle box.

Linda

Location:Oneida Lake, Syracuse, New York
Product:Black Fury
Fish Caught:Pickerel - Pike, Northern
Testimonial:I have been fishing since I was 5 and have only caught Northern's in Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region where we had our family camp. I also usually only use nightcrawlers, but since it was early spring April 25th, and the weather was so nice this day we took the boat out just to see what we could do. After about half an hour they started biting and it didn't stop from there. From about noon 'til three it was non-stop catch-and-release. I caught three Northern's, 17, 21 and 23 inches. My fishing buddy was using a Mepp's red spinner and he caught three Northern's and a Pickerel. I love spring fishing anyways but because of this lure, it was great! We were using my father's Mepps, but after that day, I am going very soon to buy my own supply! Can't wait to do it again!

Richie Cal

Location:Finger Lakes, Great Lakes, NY, New York
Product:Trophy Series
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern
Testimonial:The vey simple Silver/Silver or Silver/Blue was an unbelievable producer for smallies in clear water. Burn it as fast as you can and hang on tight! The pike and largemouth slammed it when it was reeled just above the weeds.

Mark Bell

Location:Western New York, New York
Product:Aglia Streamer
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker)
Testimonial: I am writing to again back up the claim that so many fishermen make. Mepps make the worlds best lures!
Since the time I started fishing when I was 8, had no clue what I was doing and bought my first Mepps spinner mostly because it looked pretty in the package and then caught fish the first time I used it, up to this point almost 20 years later, Mepps has proved to me that they have a lure which will catch any fish I am chasing and you don't have to be a expert to use them.
I enjoy taking my younger brother and sister(ages 9 and 12) fishing and like to brag about their catches. One time when I brought them to a small pond which I knew would provide alot of action fishing for bluegills, I tied on a small Black Fury to my sister's line and on her first cast she landed a large bluegill and continued catching fish the whole time we were there. I gave my brother a #3 Aglia after he kept telling me that he wanted to catch "a bigger fish than that" and I figured there might be some bass around, on his first or second cast he hooked and brought in a 4 1/2 pound largemouth. After that I started casting a #3 Aglia Streamer and soon caught another bass, this one weighing about 6 pounds, both of these fish were very large if compared to the size of the pond. It just goes to show that anyone can catch anything on a Mepps.

Thomas Novobilski

Location:Chenango River & Susquahana River, Binghamton , New York
Product:Giant Killer
Fish Caught:Musky
Testimonial:I been fishing for musky's on and off for about a year now. I recently used your Mepps Giant Killer Bucktail for the first time and boated my first two muskies. First one was a 38 inch from the Chenago River and second was a 41 inch from the Susquahana River, both within about a week of each other. Your lure enabled me to catch the "1 in a 1000 cast fish" faster then I ever thought possible. Your lures will be always be a part of my fishing tackle when heading out to "Hunt for Musky". Thanks for making a Great Product.

Sincerely
Tom

Alex Retzloff

Location:Adirondacks, New York
Product:Little Wolf
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Trout, Brook
Testimonial:This is the best spoon ever! Everything about it is first class; its side-to-side up-down wobble, its bright flash after bright flash, its ability to keep wobbling even when you troll it really slow. I have caught big largemouth bass and smallmouth bass on it in lakes and ponds and I've caught nice brookies on it in small streams. It's versatile and best of all it catches fish whereever you throw it. Thanks for making the best spoon ever Mepps!

Tom Angelo

Location:Black Creek, Rochester, New York
Product:Comet Mino
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern
Testimonial:On any given day, no matter what the fishing is like I can cast out a Mepps Comet and catch SOMETHING. Fishing it fast over weeds and drop offs works great for bass and northerns. I have sizes 3-5 in various colors for different weather conditions.

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