I have used a Moss Boss now for about 20 years,the older lures used to have a prop like a paddle wheel right in the middle of the thing. Did it ever stir up a commotion!I tried something last year that put the Boss to shame! It's called a Scum Frog.You can get it through Bass Pros for about the same price as the Moss Boss,and it can be thrown into slop that even the Boss would hang up on.I first used it in the Washadamoak last summer,everything I threw would pull in a huge salad. I tried buzz baits,spinner baits,top props,rigged sluggos weedless,and yes,even the Boss hung up in the junk!Finally ,I found this little Scum Frog in with my plastics and thought "what the h"",can't hurt anything. First cast hit the slop and sat for about 3 seconds,then "wham",a 25" green torpedo engulfed it! I pulled more pickerel out of that crap that morning,really impressive little bait! Since then I've used it as my go to lure all across the land and it works everywhere! Anyone that lives for top water fishing,should include a couple in their arsenal.I'm sure they would be just as deadly on Smallies also!yup, i like the moss boss for soft water pickeral fishing too. i add a trailer to beef up the presentation and target bigger fish. i use plastics for this, either a big bass worm or the back half of a big lizard, and they prefer the ones with a pink tail.
the older moss boss's had a cheap vinyl skirt - throw it away and use a bass skirt instead. the new ones have the standard soft plastic skirts.
...i have one hanging from my xmas tree!!!...
what are the best kind or lures/jigs for pickerel and smallies? HI, ONE OF THE BEST LURES I HAVE FOUND FOR BOTH PICKEREL & BASS IS THE ACME KASTMASTER, I USUALLY START WITH A QUARTER TO THREE EIGHTS OUNCE SIZE, PURE SILVER. AFTER II HOOK A FEW TO DETERMINE SIZE & HOW HARD THEY HIT I WILL MOVE UP IN SIZE FOR LARGER ONES. BUT I STILL USE SPINNERS & TEXAS RIGGED WORMS, THEY ALWAYS CATCH BUT THIS HAS BEEN MY BEST LURE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL SEASONS.