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Old 09-07-12, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Mepps Spinners For Bass

This past summer, while out west I got to do a lot of multi-species angling.

One lure that I found was very effective in rivers were #4 Mepps spinners, I used one with a chartruse blade and landed steelhead and some nice trout.

On my way back through Alabama, I continued to use the mepps on a smallmouth stream and found it a pretty decent lure for smallmouth in current.

I always thought of this as a yankee lure, but how many of you guys use Mepps for bass?


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Old 09-07-12, 07:38 PM   #2
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I still have several Billy. And yes, they catch all kinds of fish. The main reason I don't use them more than I do is because they hang up so badly in and around weeds. But they do catch fish! The #5 white Mepps was my dads favorite. He called it Whitey. But the #2 brown squirrel aglia Mepps with a silver blade, man oh man, did he catch a LOT of largemouths on that. You just may have me worked up to getting out and throwing a few again. They work well after the sun goes down too!
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Old 09-07-12, 09:05 PM   #3
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I've always thought of a Mepps as just a yankee cousin to a Rooster Tail. Don't know which one pre-dates the other.
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Old 09-07-12, 09:21 PM   #4
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i used to use mepps spinners alot billy. lost em all and replaced em with rooster tails. i really ned to stock back up on em. great spinners in my opion. mepps came BEFORE the rooster tail kenneth.
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Old 09-07-12, 09:43 PM   #5
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Back around 1976, I was fishing with my dad on Big Thunder Lake in Minnesota when I caught what I found out later to be close to the world record Rock Bass. It weighed 2pounds 2 ounces, and was caught on a #2 Mepps Aglia squirrel tail spinner with a gold blade. I had added a small artificial 2 inch plastic red worm for a trailer. It wasn't untill several months later when I recieved an angling award from Mepps that they told me the world record was 3 pounds. I almost died, lol. I yelled at my dad, "We should have mounted it, not eatten it!". Anyways, Mepps will catch virturally all species north and south.
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Old 09-07-12, 10:13 PM   #6
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Back around 1976, I was fishing with my dad on Big Thunder Lake in Minnesota when I caught what I found out later to be close to the world record Rock Bass. It weighed 2pounds 2 ounces, and was caught on a #2 Mepps Aglia squirrel tail spinner with a gold blade. I had added a small artificial 2 inch plastic red worm for a trailer. It wasn't untill several months later when I recieved an angling award from Mepps that they told me the world record was 3 pounds. I almost died, lol. I yelled at my dad, "We should have mounted it, not eatten it!". Anyways, Mepps will catch virturally all species north and south.

My father and I once had a similar experiance catching rock bass on Pickwick that were getting up there. Didn't realize what the record was at the time, but we caught a couple that were close to 2 lbs from this rock wall on flukes of all things.
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Old 09-07-12, 10:20 PM   #7
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Mepps/Rooster Tails = Great baits IMO!
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Me too, Billy. My wife recently gave me a couple more and I have one tied on a spinning reel right now. Great multi-species bait.
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I grew up using Mepps and Kastmaster spoons out in Wyoming. When I moved back to Indiana, they all were lost in weeds and not replaced. Much better lure for rocky, hard bottoms. I assume they will catch anything that swims though.
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Old 09-10-12, 07:40 PM   #10
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I can remember fishing inline spinners for rockbass on the Dry Fork River (W.V.).




Hey check this out, this caught my attention over on youtube, inline spinner in front of a swimbait.

check it out...http://youtu.be/4vkMWXRSDxc


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Old 10-01-12, 08:08 PM   #11
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I have used them in our local lakes. I found good luck swimming it by an isolated clump of grass. Just close enough to not tangle , come at them at differant angles. I did not however catch anything with any size. Mostly those little 8-10" largemouth bass.
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Old 10-02-12, 07:53 PM   #12
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At one time Mepps spinners were my most-used lure. They catch anything, including LMB and SMB. I don't know why I stopped using them other than the explosion of new lure types and these got lost in the shuffle, although I do still use them occasionally.
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