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Sunfish (shellcracker) Testimonials

Derrek CUmmings – Blanchard, Michigan

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker)

Mepps are ALWAYS my go to lure. The only reason I ever switch, is to keep things interesting! But almost all of my fish have been caught on Mepps spinners! Great lure for Pike anywhere from 2ft to 12 or even deeper! The fish smash the lure so hard they almost always set the hook themselves! Mepps are just overall great lures and you never know whats gonna be on the line when you throw one and hook into something!

Bob Scriven – Great Sacandaga Lake, New York

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Walleye - Catfish, Bullhead (brown, yellow & black)

I love my dressed aglia with a copper blade and black tail. I catch all kinds of fish with this thing. All of my friends don't believe me when I tell them I catch so many fish, until I take them out on my boat and show them. Once they see how many and how fast I catch them they all want to know how to get their own lure. So I tell them to get on the Mepps website and order their own. I have a lot of aglia lures with all different color blades and tails, but it seems the fish just can't resist the copper and black. Thanks Mepps for making fishing so much fun!!!

Michael Colamarino – Cold Spring, New York

Lure: Comet Mino

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Sunfish (shellcracker)

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 – Harwood Lake , Farmersville , New York

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown

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 – Harwood Lake , Farmersville , New York

Lure: Little Wolf

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown

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 – Rushford, New York

Lure: Little Wolf

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brown

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.

Travis Hill – White Pine River, Cloquet River And Private Lake , Minnesota

Lure: Minos

Fish Caught: Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow

I love Mepps!! I only really use Mepps, not just spinners, but, I ordered replacement Minos and use them on spring crappie and sunny spawn. I catch 3 fish to everyone else's!!! How you ask? I don't have to get a minnow out of minnow bucket! Plus, I use Mepps on fly rods with a sight indicator. Between St. Croix and Mepps I will continue to dominate anyone I fish with!!!

Brian Kreutz – Madison, Wisconsin

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, Striped - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

I LOVE the Aglia spinners. My son and I use them as a "go to" lure for pretty much anything we fish for and ALWAYS have luck when we do. Thanks for making such an awesome product Mepps!!!!

Dustin Long – Great Miami, Kiser Lake, Ohio

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, Striped - Bass, White - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Walleye - Catfish, Flathead

From 0 to number 5 these baits always work. Best baits in the world. My go-to bait every time I'm out. These lures will catch just about everything. Caught my 38-inch northern pike out of the Great Miami River. My mounted 29-inch northern. Catch smallmouth all day long with these. Double blades are also great. Silver blades with white bucktail. Also, the ones without a bucktail with the orange plastic piece works great. Great product, good prices. Wish I could fish for a living.

John – Raritan River, Branchburg Nj, New Jersey

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Pickerel - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Palomino - Trout, Rainbow

I went fishing at a local river on Saturday and no one around me was catching fish but me! I was the only one using a Mepps lure, everyone else was using bait. I caught my limit in 45 min. while I only saw one other person catch a trout.

Joshua Murrow – Northeast, Kansas

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

I can't say enouph about the Aglia. I have cought many diffrent kinds of fish with this spinner. The Aglia will catch anything. This spring I have already caught hundreds of bass and haven't used hardly anything else.
I have already caught three award-winning trout for the Mepps Awards. Monster trout that weighs up to and including the three pound class. Last weekend I caught the biggest crappie of my life. A one pound nine ounce white crappie out of a farm pond. I will have a pick up soon in the picture section on this site. I have used Mepps for over twenty years (about 1989) and love and respect anything Mepps puts out there. This spinner can run at almost any depth as long as you retrive it slow enouph to turn the blades and you can run it as low as five to eight feet. I use the 1/4 ounce #3 for bass and trout,#0 and #1 for crappie and other panfish, #5 for large bass and carp... anything really big. I have been a fan and always will be forever. Mepps is a part of my life and thats something I will never regret.

Joshua Murrow – Kansas

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bass, White - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Rainbow

What does the Aglia "not" catch? I have caught everything from bluegill, crappie, bass and even a few rainbow trout for Mepps awards. The Aglia plain catches everything that swims.

Roscoe Solley – NY, PA, GA, FL, Fl Keys, EVERYWHERE, Pennsylvania

Lure: 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)

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.

JEFF COSTIGAN – CRYSTAL LAKE, SULLIVAN COUNTY NY, New York

Lure: Black Fury

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Pickerel - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow

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.

Bob Hayett – North Garnett Lake, Garnett, Kansas

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker)

I'm a long-time Mepps fisherman. Just recently tried the Thunder Bug line. I'm catching an astonishing number of panfish on the Cricket color (dark gray), both single and treble hooks, both plain and dressed. Can't wait to try the other colors.

Mark – Mississippi River, Black River, Lake Onalaska, Wisconsin

Lure: Comet Mino

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Walleye

I'm completely In Love with this lure. I came across it a few years ago. And it quickly became my "lucky" lure. It's pretty much all I use. I try it right away everywhere I stop. And you can seem to use it anywhere. And you never know what might hit. I feel completely heartbroken every time I lose one. Most of the time it's been to gigantic fish that broke the line, or other faults of mine.

Dallas Morrison – Little Valley, New York

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Channel - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker)

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.

Joe Knoernschild – Oconomowoc, WI & River, MO, Wisconsin

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker)

This is the best lure I have ever used. I started using these on Oconomowoc River in WI. I needed something light that could work in a current with average depth of 2 feet. I fish with 00 and 0 size lures. There is nothing I have found that does a better job catching fish. Usually my first cast with one of these produces an instant fish. I have been using Thunder Bugs for over 10 years now and love them.

I was visiting WI this last week and went out on the river again. I caught 3 16" northern pike off of it. The Grasshopper color has worked best and Cricket the second. I also like the Firefly and Bumblebee.

There is no lure I would rather have with me plus they can take a beating. Buy these and you won't be disappointed.

Justin Terp – Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Streams

Lure: Aglia Ultra Lites

Fish Caught: Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Rainbow

I've never found a better, more consistently effective trout lure than the Mepps 00 Ultra Lite dressed single. Maroon, black, and white have all worked exceptionally for me. I've caught countless brookies and rainbows on Wisconsin and Upper Michigan streams. It fools even the most wiley native trout. I've caught smallmouth, bluegill, perch, you name it on this lure. 2-pound smooth casting line, an ultra lite rod and reel set-up, and a Mepps 00 is all I need on the water.

Cole Sosebee – Southeast U.S., Georgia

Lure: Aglia Ultra Lites

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

This is my go-to lure when fishing gets tough. I have caught everything from a 2 ounce bluegill to a 4 pound largemouth on this fantastic lure! Great job Mepps!!!

Jeffrey Voss – Rock Creek, Imperial, Missouri

Lure: Little Wolf

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Catfish, Channel - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Walleye

About a month ago, I placed an on-line Mepps order for several spinners. Through a fabulous Mepps promo, I received 2 free "Little Wolf" spoons which I used for the first time yesterday; and what a day!
I had about 2 hours to kill after work, so I decided to hit one of my favorite little streams close to home.
I started out fishing my normal "go-to" lure (a Mepps #1 Aglia Long), and was catching my fair share of fish, when I came to a slightly deeper stretch of water. I was just about to tie on a bottom bouncing lures of some kind, when I rememebered that I had my new "Little Wolf" with me, and thought, "now's as good a time as any to give 'em a try". - Boy, am I glad I had that thought. I caught all of the above mentioned species and then some. I also landed a couple of sauger, and a few spotted bass (one of which was about 2 pounds). In about an hour-and-half, I landed somewhere in the vicinity of 40 fish in all on this lure.
The Mepps "Little Wolf" certainly made a believer out of me, and has been added to my list of favorite lures.

Frank Benning – Waterford MI, All Lakes, Michigan

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bass, Rock - Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Bowfin - Catfish, Channel - Crappie (Black) - Perch, Yellow - Pickerel - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker)

I use the #3 squirrel tail/silver blade, along with some custom made Mepps. I always have at least one pole with it on, sometimes 3 poles. I outfish everyone with this lure alone.

Shawn A. – Private Lake, Peoria, Illinois

Lure: Spin Flies

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker)

I love this little lure! I am convinced it will catch just about anything with fins. I remember one day in particular, my brothers and I were fishing a private lake. I was throwing a red wooly worm, and it seemed like I was catching something every other cast. My brothers, who were not doing as well, asked what I was using and if I had any more that they could use. I will be stocking up pretty soon for this upcoming season.

Derrick Broeckel – Northern Wisconsin Lakes, Wisconsin

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Bass, Rock - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (Black) - Crappie (White) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker)

This is the best panfish lure Mepps makes especially the #00 size. I like to suspend it from a bobber and tip with a tiny piece of nightcrawler. When you shake the bobber the blade goes crazy and it brings the fish into your bait like a cat to catnip. The panfish you catch are usually bigger than with a plain hook as well. I like the Cricket color alot as well as the all silver bait.

Auston – Seeley Lake, Seeley Lake, Montana

Lure: Aglia & Dressed Aglia

Fish Caught: Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker)

Man, this is one of the greatest lures I have ever used! My family and I went up to Seeley Lake, mostly to boat, 'cause I'm the only one who's crazy about fishing in my family. I waded into the water next to some lily pads. As I cast my Mepps Aglia out, I see a nice two foot long pike swim by. Excited, I cast my Mepps in his direction, and two seconds after it was in the water, I see the pike swallow it, and I caught my first pike. I also caught countless perch, another nice pike, and one of the biggest sunfish I've ever seen! This is one of the greatest lures I've purchased.

John Millis – All Over Colorado, Colorado

Lure: Aglia Ultra Lites

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Grayling - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Cutthroat - Trout, Rainbow

These are great with a 4"9 ultral-lite rod and 2lb test line. I wish I could find them in more stores. WalMart always has a few... but never enough!
They may be small... But I have caught trout well over 20 inches on them!
One of my favorite's!

Alex Retzloff – Colorado, Colorado

Lure: Black Fury

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Sunfish (shellcracker)

Using the Black Fury in size 0 with a yellow tail, I was able to catch a mess of fish, big and little, in a matter of minutes in a private pond in Colorado. Truly, this is a great lure and shows Mepps quality through out. Way to go Mepps!

Andrew – Lake In Crossplains, Texas, Texas

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Crappie (White) - Perch, White - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker)

The dressed Mepps Thunder Bug is an awesome lure! I was at my deer lease close to Crossplains, TX when I was catching panfish left and right! I also caught crappie and largemouth bass. When nothing is catching fish, the Mepps Thunder Bug does! If you buy this lure, it will be worth your money!!!

Eric Klingeman – SandyBeach Lake, Canada, Ontario , Canada

Lure: Thunder Bug

Fish Caught: Bass, Smallmouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, White - Perch, Yellow - Pike, Northern - Sunfish (shellcracker) - Trout, Brook - Trout, Brown - Trout, Rainbow - Walleye

This lure catches everything from small panfish all the way up to the big northern pike. Fish this lure everywhere you would a normal spinner.
I fished this lure and my dad fished a regular Mepps spinner and I caught 3 times as many fish as he did. This lure is the best for hatches af any sort of fly bugs, the best is the may fly hatch in Canada.

Mark Bell – Western New York, New York

Lure: Aglia Streamer

Fish Caught: Bass, Largemouth - Bluegill (Bream, Brim) - Perch, Yellow - Sunfish (shellcracker)

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.

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