The all new MYDO Luck Shot
MYDO Luck Shot # 1 (NO PIN)
The all new MYDO Luck Shot range starts with the 1.7 ounce (42 grams) #1 – for casting and jigging in shallower waters, or to fish on the surface. It takes any plastic bait that completely comes to life when stuck onto the MYDO Luck Shot, an adaptation of the incredibly successful MYDO Bait Swimmer principles, designs and patents.
Cast, troll, jig or drift these versatile lures and work more of the water column as the weight of the MYDO Luck Shot gets you there and back without fuss. The weedless hook positioning gets you in and out of structure and under the noses of ambush predator fish. And when you hook up, it’s in the corner of the mouth where minimum damage occurs to the fish for quick release or deployment as live-bait.
These heavyweights are meant for saltwater deployment and are suitably armed with 7/0 to 9/0 Mustad O’Shaugnessy single hooks (or equivalent). Strong! And then we tested the internal wire rigging of the MYDO heads to 60kg’s!
Watch this video of a MYDO Luck Shot # 2 with a 6 inch paddletail being trolled reasonably fast, around the Umzimkulu River lure testing track…
Targeting different species…
Queen Mackerel (Natal Snoek)
Snoek jump on the MYDO Luck Shots. Rigged with smaller white and other other lightly tinted and translucent paddletails and jerk baits that come to life when trolled, casted, jigged or drifted! Speeds of 6 to 9 knots and higher mean you can chase the shoals around and head them off. Luck Shots and Stripswimmers are great for when the Snoek are on the boil, you can cast to the fish, or leave the lure out the back. Single hooks mean solid hookups in the top jaw for easy and healthy release.
King Mackerel (‘couta)
‘Couta love the erratic, flailing action of the MYDO Luck Shot. When the ‘couta are around, best you fish the Luck Shot with wire, 7 strand or something resistant to teeth.
Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna
The versatility of the MYDO Luck Shot also means you can just leave it out there on the drift. Skipjack seem to love this way of offering a lure, as the rolling motion of the boat is transmitted to the lure – resulting in a confused, jerky and erratic movement by the Luck Shot.
Daga Salmon / Kob / Mulloway / Kabeljou
Casting into the surf at night is the best plan for shore anglers after the Daga Salmon. The weight of the MYDO Luck Shot # 2 is 42 grams, an ounce and a half of casting magic. The lure is then retrieved slowly, often dragging along the bottom, where the salmon see the sand and action and attack accordingly. A few jerks of the tip during the retrieve add to the flash and action and sand churned up – it’s an old technique refined.
6 inch Paddeltails or Trick Baits in lighter colours, especially translucent blues and whites, have produced the most fish at the Umzimkulu River mouth lately.
It’s great having such a versatile and adaptable rig going, and using the Luck Shot as a sinker when bottomfishing is a heap of fun. It’s like finally putting some intelligence into something so singularly deployed. Now all of a sudden, your sinker is a lure! And it works great for rockcod, as you can see from the product gallery.
Adding flash seems to add to results, we are busy developing flashy skirts to add to the offering. Check under Superskirts soon.