The Floating Minnow might be the most versatile hard bait you can own. Run it over shallow riprap and gravel bars, troll it deep on a bottom-bouncer, or bring it in with a jerk-and-pause retrieve. The classic injured baitfish action is a proven producer on just about every game fish. Rigged with quality Matzuo hooks. Per each. Sizes:
Cabela's Fisherman Series Floating Minnows Reviews:
Fisherman Series Floating Minnow: gotta love it!
I always read the negative reviews first. In this case, it seems there are some defective ones out there. I got a couple of good ones. They look great, run every bit as well as a Rapala, and northern pike in my favorite river think they look mighty tasty in the chartreuse/silver color. The treble hooks held up fine during an extended fight and the lure wasn't noticeably damaged. Why pay more?
I use these on the mississippi river in Mn behind bottom bouncers or cabela's bead chain sinkers. They work just as well as more expensive brands but it doesn't break the bank when you snag and lose one (lots of snags fishing the river).