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Fish Fry
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Fish Fry


Tiny crankbaits loaded with fish-catching talent! Built with sturdy "thru-wire" construction, hard peafoam and razor sharp treble hooks which are as good as any treble-loaded crankbait in the world. The Fish Fry hosts a holographic, natural life-like finish that will attract all species from bluegill, crappie, bass, walleye and even carp.


From the first field test of the Mini Fish Fry, it proved its worth on multiple fish species which succumbed to its charms. testing began on a warm day in early September 2007. Only a dozen prototype lures had been created for the original tests. Six of them in Shad finish, six in a Perch pattern.

'Bobber' Anne and I decided to try this new lure on the upper Mississippi River, which is rather shallow, rocky and hosts both fast and slow waters. This part of the Mississippi contains multiple species of fish. Walleye, smallmouth bass, rock bass, catfish, bluegill, northern pike, muskie and a wide variety of roughfish swim beneath its waters.

Using a five-foot lite spinning rod loaded with four-pound monofilament line, we began to troll above the lift area where water depth reached five to six feet. Knowing this, we'd added a #8 shot a foot above where the line is tied into a tiny lure. To allow the lure freedom in its wobble, we'd tied a #12 snap-swivel, one with a round clip, to line's end and snapped the Mini Fish Fry to it. The split shot would take the small lure down to about four feet of depth.

We'd traveled less than a hundred feet when the light rod snapped backwards by a hard hit. After a tough fight, the landing net swung under a 12 1/2-pound channel catfish. It was the first fish the Mini Fish Fry had captured.

Yes, a bit unusual but very understandable. All species feed on tiny fish fry which crowd our fishing waters, especially those which have just emerged from the egg yolk stage.

Our second fish ended up being a seven-pound carp. It was a battle I'll never forget. What pleased me was the fact that this new lure's #14 treble hooks held so well. After months of testing, it became evident that these tiny trebles held and never failed, no matter how large the fish.

Note: The angler needs a needle-nosed pliers to get the small hooks out much of the time.

Our testing was confirmed on that very first day with literally dozens of fish landed. The oddest of them were a pair of redhorse suckers that sucked the small lure in as its nose kicked up silt off the bottom in a large eddy. Other notable fish taken on day one of our field testing was a 4 1/2-pound smallmouth and dozens of its children in the 9 to 14-inch size. A five-pound walleye and numerous small walleye between 6 and 18 inches were also taken. Our bag included bluegill, rockbass, a small pike and even a yellow bullhead.

At this point, it was obvious Gapen's had a winner. Fourteen more months of testing the new Fish Fry line of lures in two sizes, as well as a dozen colors further showed us we had a winner. We'd gone from some of the largest lures in the world to the smallest crankbait with great success.


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4 of 5 December 16, 2020
Reviewer: jeff young from onalaska, WI United States  


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5 of 5 Fish Fry October 22, 2015
Reviewer: Daniel Probst from Millstadt, IL United States  
I've used these for small mouth on the Mississippi.  They are excellent!  The eye sometimes gets knock out of alignment from the aggressiveness of the bites; it's rather easy to bend back into shape till the fish fry wobbles and jiggles like new again.

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5 of 5 First time Gapen shopper. June 22, 2015
Reviewer: Richard Butcher from Rock, KS United States  
Excellent products and excellent shipping. Thank you. I will return.

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5 of 5 fish fry July 1, 2014
Reviewer: robert loftus from lake forest, IL United States  
it'll catch anything in the water

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5 of 5 excellent July 18, 2013
Reviewer: Bogdan Ksiazek from Cary, IL United States  
excellent

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