By Mike Whitten
July 24, 2012
There is not much argument that Gary Yamamoto has been one of the most innovative and prolific designers and producers of plastic fishing lures in the past 20 years. Just take a tour through the latest catalog, and note offerings like the Fat Ika, the Hula Grub, the Swimming Senko and the myriad of other salt-laden, fish catching creations given life by Gary’s creative genius. There is not a junk offering or a “what the H is that?” in the bunch.
With all of that introductory stuff said, and proper homage paid to an incredible angler and businessman, there are still two lures that jump out at me and scream “Sure Thing”, “Fish Catcher”, “Confidence Lure”, every time I see them. And in looking back over my fishing notes and memories for the past several years, the reason for the attraction is clear. These two lures just catch fish, in almost any season, in a variety of applications. That, my friends, is the best reason I can think of to take them for a boat ride.