Lure: Aglia BRITE
Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, SmallmouthI've fished this country from Florida to Alaska several times over. I've never caught more fish & more species with any other lure than my trusty Mepps #2 Aglia gold. My brother loves to hate it because I outfish him every time. But, eventually he puts it on.
Fish Caught: Pike, Northern2nd cast near weeds. 2 ft of water. Sunny morning. Caught 36" Northern. Caught 5 Northern for the week.
Fish Caught: Bass, White - Pike, Northern - WalleyeThe Gold #00 Syclops was a killer bait. I found it on shore one day and never knew Mepps made spoons and since the white bass run was on, I was psyched to try it out. And, man did it catch the whites bad. I outfished all of my friends who were tossing small Daredevils and Twister. I caught some walleye and pike while I was at it, too, but as soon as I went to try a different bait, I didn't catch a single fish after. I guess they just love the erratic action of the Syclops.
Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia
Fish Caught: Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, RainbowI am in the high Appalachians of Northwest North Carolina. Don't let Elk "River" fool you. Like most of our cold, rugged, high mountain streams it is 50 yards wide at it's widest and normally half that on average. It is, on average knee to waist deep with pools just over my head. I am 6'2". However, it is running down a mountain and the currents, undertows, whirls and eddies make it dangerous. Our trout season opens the first Saturday in April - many times up here there is a snow covering on opening day, but the Elk is normally thawed sufficiently for fishing. From opening day until mid-September the copper, undressed Aglia, "0", single drop is THE Spinner. This spinner is effective on Rainbow until the Elk freezes over-in January usually. However, I switch to pink in the fall, because the Browns and Brookies seem to love it and few Browns or Brookies are caught before fall here. Come to Avery and Watauga counties in North Carolina to trout fish. If you have tried the Asheville area it is great trout fishing. We are 1500 to 3000+ feet above Asheville; we are a different world.