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Booyah Pond Magic Spinnerbait in package

Booyah Pond Magic Spinnerbait 9/28/18

The Booyah Pond Magic is an interesting lure. It looks like a buzzbait, but is really a spinner-bait. The Booyah Pond Magic has a wire frame harness that swims with a jig-head on bottom with the hook facing up. It has inserted eyes, rubber tassels around the hook, and two blades that spin on mounted swivels above the jig-head. The first blade is smaller and round, approximately the size of a dime, the second, located further up and behind is a longer pointed spoon blade. In some color models of this lure, the blades are the same color, while others are inverse colors that match the remainder of the lure. Yellow seems to be a popular color across the board with this lure however it comes in silvers, blacks, reds, greens, whites etc.

This lure can be tied on to your line directly or used with a swivel connected to the lure. I have found that neither really affects the performance of the lure. Personally I tie it on without the swivel because I don’t want to leave any room for a knot to fail, regardless of how good I feel about my knots.

The advertising on this lure says it is best used during early spring and that you should use the color options to best match your environment. I chose the yellow and black combo because it is a little darker. The clarity in the water I fish has been low, so the black helps the lure appear natural, while the yellow keeps it from becoming too unnoticeable.

I’ve found that using this lure in front of underwater grass seems to work pretty well. Along banks and in front of overhanging cover where the water shallows up a bit and the shade keeps the water a little cooler; this is where I seem to find those ambush strikes.

I have to be honest though, I didn’t get to test this lure very long before I got lazy and got hung up in a tree. Amateur move I know. I was trying to sneak in underneath it, and well long story short it sits in the water underneath said branch now until the water level goes down and I can fish it out possibly.

In practicality it seems to be an effective lure. It’s not as ostentatious as I first assumed, meaning it doesn’t make as much splashing and noise as I suspected something that looks like a buzzbait to make. You can pretty much just do a straight retrieve with this lure and let it work. It’s not like other spinners I’m used to but I think I’m going to get some other colors and see if this doesn’t soon become a part of my short list for pond fishing. I would encourage you to try it out if you get the chance. It’s only about four bucks and I found this one in Wal-Mart.

I haven’t tried this in a lily pad field yet, but I look forward to hopefully doing so in the near future. I have high hopes for more ambush predators across the front of these fields. I wouldn’t recommend throwing into the lily pads themselves. This kind of spinner is pretty much guaranteed to catch vegetation. But near the edge of the pads, that’s where the action is. Try it out and let me know how you make out. It may be fall, but I think with the cooler weather coming in you might see some success with this in the smaller ponds and lakes around.

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