The allure of a lipped lure

The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow is a shallow-running, lipped crankbait that’s effective on speckled trout.

The Yo-zuri Crystal Minnow is among the best lures for catching speckled trout. While many anglers use lipless crankbaits, this one has a lip.

The shallow-running lure is at its best when cast along sandbars and oyster beds in creeks.

Twitching gives the lure an erratic motion like that of a wounded mullet, and trout cannot resist striking what they see as a helpless target.

A rattle chamber increases the lure’s attracting power.

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Mike Marsh
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Mike Marsh is a freelance outdoor writer in Wilmington, N.C. His latest book, Fishing North Carolina, and other titles, are available at www.mikemarshoutdoors.com.

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