Testimonials

Pennsylvania

Pete Wise

Location:East Licking Creek, Port Royal, Pennsylvania
Product:Bantam Syclops
Fish Caught:Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:Ultralight spinning for trout is my passion, and I can always count on Mepps lures for success. On a recent trip to a favorite small stream, I caught and released native brook trout as well as wild rainbows and browns...all taken on a #0 Bantam Syclops spoon in silver and red. This great lure has never let me down. It is one of my "go to" lures for trout and panfish, and the larger Syclops are outstanding for river smallmouth bass! Simply put, Mepps lures catch fish when nothing else will.

James Mengel

Location:Kaercher Creek Lake, Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:I'd been using scent baits all day long then I tried using the plain Aglia (gold, red, and white) and on the 4th cast got a 16 inch largemouth. Thank you Mepps this has been the first decent fish in months.

James Mengel

Location:Lakes, Rivers, Streams, Pennsylvania
Product:Thunder Bug
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:This lure works perfectly in shallow streams and rivers where the current is fast and the water is clear. The fish can't resist going for this lure, it never fails. When the scent baits aren't working just pull out The Thunder Bug and watch the magic happen. This lure is a must for any species of trout; the #00 works the best in all silver.

James

Location:Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
Product:Black Fury
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:This lure works fantastic in deep rocky water where visibility is low. It retrieves smoothly and casts perfectly (as in weight). I use the No. 2 mainly and catch about 8 trout per day in the 9-11" inch range. The dressed lures even attract 2-3 lb. bass in at times. Overall a great lure made by the best in the business.

Andrew

Location:Lakes, Ponds, Streams, Creeks, Rivers , Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:Like most other posts, this is the go-to-lure. When all else fails or fishing is tough and unpredictable this is the first thing I will turn to. Favorite is a number 3 with a red-white blade with a white tail. This became my favorite after this last weekend of fishing. I was fishing the Susquehanna River for smallmouth. We were using spinnerbaits in the early morning and caught a few nice fish, and then the bites stopped. Switched to the Mepps and started nailing fish. Caught 23 fish with this lure! There were a couple smaller fish, but, most were respectable sizes with a few 3-4 pounders. Love these lures and the great quality! Keep up the good work.

Joe Miller

Location:Yellow Creek, Brush Creek, , Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia BRITE
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:The Aglia Brite has been a consistent lure for stream trout. It runs a little deeper and really draws attention. Great addition to the Mepp's line up.

George Lutz

Location:Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:Last week I fished with three great friends and fellow Bass fishermen. After an hour of throwing spinner bait of ever color in the spectrum, the team was skunked. I pulled out my trusted arsenal of Mepps Aglia and chose a 1/4 oz brass body with a silver/Red & White spinner blade. Within one hour, I had landed six very desirable Largemouth Bass ranging from 1 to 3 pounds. I have used the Mepps products for years and many more to come!! This is a great product without exception!!

Robbie Yanos

Location:Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
Testimonial: Today using the gold bladed size 2 brown tail Mepps Aglia, I caught a smallmouth. It was an amazing fight. The fish jumped over 2 feet in the air 4 times. The gold blade is amazing when it's slightly overcast or you're fishing under a tree. The fish ended up being 1.5 pounds 13 inches. It may not be big, but it's a whole lot more fun than catching tiny sunnies.

Robbie Yanos

Location:Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Product:Comet Mino
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth
Testimonial: The water was getting really low and really clear. Therefore getting harder to catch fish. So, I went to one of my favorite spots along the Schuylkill River and I casted a size 1 Comet Mino. Before this, I never caught a fish on it and was still to be convinced. On the second cast, I got him. He gave a pretty good fight for his size. He came out to be around 10 inches. It may not seem big, but its average for the river I fish. Also, it's not the size that counts, but the fun you have reeling it in.

Robert Yanos

Location:Birdsboro, Pa, Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught:Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim)
Testimonial: With these lures I almost always catch a fish(there isn't a large population of fish where I fish). I only have 5 different colors of the size 2, but they're all I need(unless I lose one). I caught the largest and most hard fighting freshwater fish of my life with a size 2 silver blade brown tail dressed Aglia. It was a 16 inch smallmouth(where I fish there isn't a big food source so that's just about as big as they get). This bait must of made the bass strike out of agression because when it hit I literally got mad because I thought it was a snag. Too bad I didn't have a scale with me(probably 2+ pounds.) Also when I got the lure out, I pulled all the dressing off the tail:( When I'm fishing for bass, sometimes, I get a real nice sized rock bass and they hit and fight hard also a really tough fighter for it's size. Again, I think they bite out of pure agression or they are just REALLY hungry. Hope you catch something "wait", let me rephrase that, "catch something big." You won't regret buying this lure. I've tried rooster tails, but the wire is cheap and bends with some of the smallest panfish. Another thing wrong with the rooster tail is that I found with some you have to dry them off or they rust with in a couple of weeks or so. Aslo it can be hard to make the spoon spin with them, but the Aglia's once they hit the water they start spinning.
I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH GET A MEPPS DRESSED AGLIA.

Roscoe Solley

Location:NY, PA, GA, FL, Fl Keys, EVERYWHERE, Pennsylvania
Product:Minos
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Salmon, Coho (silver) - Salmon, Sockeye (red) - Steelhead - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Cutthroat - Trout, Lake - Trout, Rainbow - Trout, Sea/Speckled - Salmon, Chinook (king)
Testimonial:These Mino spinners have been one of the greatest lures I have ever used, everything likes them, to the point that I have several of each size in three different tackle boxes. When nothing is biting on anything I throw in, all I have to do is throw one of these in and let the fun begin. I prefer the chad, but also have the Rainbows just in case the weather turns bad, seems the worse the weather, the Rainbows work better. These are also good for SEA TROUT in southern FL. Great all around lures.

Stephan Peters

Location:Cascade Quarry, Pennsylvania
Product:XD
Fish Caught:Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:It was one of those days where no one was catching anything. I was the only spin-caster at the quarry, everyone else was using bait. I usually use French spinners. My favorite is the discontinued Mepps Combo Killer but you can still make one from a Comet Minnow.
I don't usually use spinners with sonic blades, but I had an XD dressed I got in a Mepps discontinued grab bag in my tackle. I got EXCELLENT response! I was so thrilled with the XD I went straight to my usual sporting goods store to get a couple more.
They didn't have Mepps XD so I got a couple Panther Martins but I was very disappointed with the quality of the paint and the blade, and the dressing was actually glued into the blister pack so I lost half of it when I opened the pack.
I will always insist on Mepps XD from now on when I'm purchasing sonic spinners.
The only problem with the XD is bluegills really like them too.

Chris

Location:Lake Paige, New Milford, Pennsylvania
Product:DeepRunner
Fish Caught:Bass, Largemouth
Testimonial:I just got this lure and I was very surprised the first time I threw it in the water. It casts farther then any other spinner on the market and dives deep to the fish that are feeding on the bottem. I have to say this lure is unlike any other spinner in my box and highly recomend it if you're looking to catch a lot of fish. I never leave home without it!

Steven Hertkorn

Location:Delaware Canal, Yardley, Pennsylvania
Product:Aglia Long
Fish Caught:Pickerel
Testimonial:This was the first time I have ever used this small Aglia Long, the blade size was only a 1, but by my third cast, I had a pretty nice sized pickerel. This lure I bought from a small bait store and it seems to be an older one, the blade was weird, the packaging was different from the other Aglia Longs that I have bought. But this lure is one of my favorites and all I fish with is Mepps spinners.

Chad Vibostak

Location:Chest Creek, Pennsylvania
Product:Thunder Bug
Fish Caught:Trout, Brown
Testimonial: The Thunder Bug is the most productive spinner for trout I ever used. It out fishes any other lure in my box, it continues to catch trout at a high rate. I would recommend this lure to anybody.

M.D. Prout

Location:Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Product:Bantam Syclops
Testimonial:I want to thank Mepps for creating one of the best trout lures ever produced. I have always been a rooster tail spinner fisherman, until a few years ago. Now I don't even purchase traditional spinners. I use the Bantam Syclops for all of my lure fishing for trout. I have caught Trout, Crappie, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass on this amazing lure. It all got started several years ago when my brother and I were Shad fishing in the Upper Deleware River in Pennsylvania. My brother put on a traditional Mepps Syclops and caught some Shad. I guess they couldn't resist the wabble and glimmer of the lure. Later that year I purchased some of the Bantam Scyclops in 1/8 oz size and have been "hooked" ever since. Most of the time when I'm fishing I don't advertise about what lure I'm using. This is my best kept secret locally and afar. Thats not particularly good for Mepps sales along the stream, but it keeps me catching the agressive trout when others are not doing much. I will add that I make some modifications to the lure when I'm using it. I swap out the single hook for a size 12 or 10 GOLD treble hook. This works best for me. I don't add any dressing to the hook, I don't need to. The wobble and glimmer of the lure work well, as is. In my opinion, the Mepps Bantam Syclops is the best Trout lure there is. I will not tell you exactly how to fish it, but I will reveal my favorite color, it's the shimmery Green Platium with black bars, (not Chartruese). I will add that all of the colors do work well. So if you ever find yourself in the Wharton Store in Potter County, Pennsylvania be sure to look for my picture on the "Wall of Fame" I'll be the guy with the Big Slammer Brownie, and an even bigger smile :-)

Chris Luzier

Location:Frenchville, Pennsylvania
Product:Comet Mino
Fish Caught:Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow
Testimonial:Bought and used a Comet 00 for trout and caught tons while other caught only few or none, liked it so much I bought a #3 and tried it for bass... First time trying it, I caught 5 or 6 bass on another lure which was my favorite, and when it died down i tried the Mepps Comet and it was the most excitement I ever had bass fishing. I caught 8 or 9 bass out of the same pond after it died down when using the other lure.. It seems they hit it even when they don't want to hit and won't hit anything else.

Ron Dimond

Location:New Enterprise, Pennsylvania
Product:Pro's Choice for Northern Pike
Fish Caught:Bass, Smallmouth - Pike, Northern
Testimonial:The #5 dressed Aglia, red/white with white dressing/red quill feather is a good lure for pike and smallies in Ontario in June. Fish the rock reefs for the bronze backs and of course the weed beds for the toothy critters.

Richie

Location:Coalport, Pennsylvania
Product:Grab Bag Specials
Fish Caught:Perch, Yellow
Testimonial:The Mepps spinner in my opinion is one of the best lures money can buy. My favorite colors are white and yellow. Just last week, the end of April, I caught 3 citation size yellow perch in one day. Thank you Mepps. Richie

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