The lure was painted or had fluorescent rings around it and they worked it in a figure 8 at the lights. Have you ever seen this and know what it’s called?

I used to see the old guys fishing for snook off of low piers at Marco Island Fl in the late 70′s with a homemade rig. The rig was about a 6′ piece of bamboo pole with about 6′ of heavy live and leader. The lure would be a cone shaped piece of balsa with a treble hook in the end. The lure was painted or had fluorescent rings around it and they worked it in a figure 8 at the lights. Have you ever seen this and know what it’s called?

No, I have never seen anything like what you are describing, but I do know a bit about snook fishing using treble hooks. I also know that many anglers familiar with fishing for snook believe that wood, or natural lures are the only way to go when it comes to snook fishing. There is a manufacturer who will actually custom make and paint lures to your specifications. HighRoller is known for both making lures from wood and custom making lures to fit angler specifications. If you are interested in having custom made lures, you can contact HighRoller by going to highrollerlures.com and requesting pricing information. The thing is that you are going to be needing some specific instructions and even some drawings (rough sketches will work well, if you are not artistically inclined, perhaps you can enlist the aid of someone who is) to assist the team at HighRoller in reproducing your specified lure. There is a minimum requirement of sixty lures for each design, and you will have to call for pricing information. The only other alternatives I can suggest is to speak with other local snook anglers and ask if they are aware of the type lure of which you are speaking, and seek advice at various bait shops and marinas. Fishing guides are another way to ensure that you have all your bases covered when it comes to finding an answer to your question. I am sure that if you ask enough old timers, contact different manufacturers of custom lures, and use a little ingenuity, you will be able to replicate the lure for which you are searching. Good Luck!

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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