The Striper Special is a versatile, slim-tapered spoon that fishes heavy—an excellent deep-water choice for panfish and predators alike.
If you want to get down deep to the big fish with a small, compact bait, the Striper Special is for you! Plus, they’ll catch just about anything that swims, including perch, walleyes, white or yellow bass and panfish. Ideally suited for depths 8 feet and deeper, the Striper Special has gained a loyal fanbase not only for its fish-catching abilities but excellent sonar returns. Striper Specials show up extremely well on locators, which make them effective for suspended fish. Striper Special sizes 6 and 4 are top walleye choices, which is why colors (02) Chartreuse and (GB) Glow Brite are very hot sellers. One secret to catching more walleyes is to have duplicate colors of the same lure style in different sizes. When the fish are aggressive, be sure to use a big lure. As soon as the action tapers off, switch to a smaller size in the same color. Often this switch will trigger more fish into striking.
Striper Specials are great choice for year ‘round use and are particularly effective for deep-water perch. Always check with local bait shots for the correct live bait selection because often the difference between catching a limit of fish and going home empty-handed is as simple as using soft-shell crawfish instead of shiner minnows, or vice versa.
Posted by Lorin Ammon on Apr 10th 2017
These things are awesome for bobbering walleyes. I've been ice fishing with these for years and years. Strong hooks that don't bend open and the finish on them is excellent. The best part is walleyes love them. And large perch don't mind them either.
Posted by Andy on Mar 7th 2016
We call it big orange awesome in northern Wisconsin
Striper Special Jigs- My Go To Panfish Lure
Posted by Unknown on Feb 22nd 2016
If I could choose only one panfish lure, winter or summer, it would be a # 6 Striper Special in Yellow Chartreuse, tipped with four or five spikes (maggots). Fished under a slip float or pegged bobber in open water or without a bobber through the ice, it will catch every panfish, trout or bass that swims.
Happy to find your Striper Special Jigs
Posted by Jerry D Jones on Feb 19th 2016
We used to use a jig like the Striper Special ice fishing but had put in the back of the tackle box for several years. Last year nothing was working so we took out an old half orange half chartreuse one out and tried it and began having good luck with it for Perch, Crappie and Northern Pike. It continued to work all winter.
This winter again nothing was working so we tried the old one again and ended up getting our limit of giant perch and a few crappies.
I would like to see you paint some of your orange with black eyes one half chartreuse and some of your chartreuse with black eyes half orange. Those colors seemed to work best but we also caught several on the green with black eyes.
We had not had any luck locating any like the old ones until someone told me to check with Custom Jigs and Spins. We are really happy to find them again and have ordered several in different colors and sizes