the Muskie season, many Muskie anglers and bass anglers as well, pass up those
thick patches of weeds or other vegetation (SLOP) where fish are known
to lurk. Anglers are heard to exclaim: "I know there is a fish there but
the vegetation is just too thick to get a lure through it".
Over the year there have been attempts to
devise methods to fish the slop. Weedless bucktails are only somewhat successful
and plastics don't seem to have the flash that instills confidence.
is a lure that has been recently made available that seeks to make it more
attractive to invade the 'Wonderful World of Slop'.
The lure is appropriately called the SLOPPER.
It uses a hammered Buzz blade attached to a Weedless Spoon with a yellow
plastic double tail as an attractor. This 7" lure weighs 1-1/8 ounces,
and is also likely to be a producer of bass.
This lure has all of the elements to attract
fish, noise from the buzz blade, flash from the weedless spoon and trigger
motion from the plastic double tail. Certainly, this will not completely
eliminate vegetation entanglement, but it surely minimizes it.
This is an excellent addition to your tackle
options for those days in spring when you want to test the weeds or those dog
days of summer when vegetation growth has forced you to fish weed edges or
deep water. It is also a chance to try a little finesse fishing for Muskie
rather than the brute force 'Run & Gun' approach that has a bit more
This lure is available from Moore's
Lures Website Lure Sales for a very reasonable price of $8.00.