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    The first artificial bait I used as a kid was a yellow beatle spin. After a slow start with two different crankbaits, I tied on a yellow beatle spin. I probably caught 10 or more bass, mostly 14 inchers or so but a couple that would go over 2 pounds. Also caught 3 crappie. Two of them were 12 inchers. All I needed was a zebco 202 and it would’ve been 1980 all over again. Got to give credit to the private pond also. I usually have good luck when I fish there, but today was a great outing.
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    Big bass will eat them also. Then there is the big boy version- the Strike King Redfish Magic.

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    I caught my PB largemouth on the smallest Beetlespin made..11.08 lbs
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    The Beetle Spin, and the similar bait from Mepps, have saved many a fishing trip...it's a terrific lure. I especially like the 1/8 and 1/4 ounce sizes.
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    I have tried a beetle spin a few times mostly trying for bream or crappie. Never had any luck catching anything on them.
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    I like to use them for white perch
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    Try the smallest size in the black color with the 2 yellow stripes. Your luck WILL change
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    My go-to has been a Beetle Spin rig with a yellow curlytail grub, for about 30 years now.

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    Like trolling them from the canoe when the bite is tough!

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    I am also a believer in the small black with the yellow stripe beetle spin. My secret is to tip the hook with a yellow power bait ball. It is deadly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard View Post
    I am also a believer in the small black with the yellow stripe beetle spin. My secret is to tip the hook with a yellow power bait ball. It is deadly...


    Count me in on the bandwagon of the black beetlespin with the 2 yellow stripes. That's what I grew up on....that was my GO TO bait for any pond. It's funny how we grow up and consider it a "kids lure" or something and throw $15 baits while a $1.29 beetlespin still gets the job done
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    I grew up saltwater fishing and had really never done freshwater fishing until a few months ago. I got a recommendation to try a 1/32nd beetle spin for bream on here and it has been dynamite for me. I've caught some really nice bream and crappie. When I started I bought a cheap Zebco spinning combo just to use for freshwater fishing and with the help of the beetle spin I burnt up the drag on the cheap reel after about 4 trips and had to upgrade to something decent.

    I have had best luck on the green ones, followed by the white/red spot, then maybe the chartreuse. I tip it with a crappie bite, the bream love those. Easy to fish and cheap, I love them. They are around $0.85 at Wal-Mart, and I have bought them at Dick's recently for as little as $0.50.

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    So, for saltwater fishing, take the beetle bait off and thread on a Gulp 3 inch or 4 inch swimming mullet——and then hold on while the puppy drum, rock, and big flounder try to destroy it!
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    I smash panfish and peacock bass on them here in Florida. Caught a 9lb snakehead on one once, what a fight that was on 10lb braid with a 6lb leader.
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