Texas’s Favorite Lure For Trout (Does It Work Elsewhere?)


Several cold fronts have significantly dropped water temperatures and forced some unpredictable conditions on us.

But the time is NOW to go out and specifically target huge trophy speckled trout.

In the video below, I’ll show you how to predict where these fish move with precision and the main lure Texans love to use to catch them.

Take a look!!

Texas’s Favorite Lure For Trout [VIDEO]

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On-The-Water Observations

The Corky is a Texas staple that has been in trout fisherman’s tackle boxes for years and years.

Fellow Insider Members and even other Fishing Coaches have called me CRAZY for fishing with the Corky so much.

Most anglers outside of Texas simply doubt its effectiveness and write it off.

I started this trip off wanting to throw some topwater lures.

After a few casts with a Heddon Super Spook Jr. and a couple of missed fish, I switched over to the Corky.

The reason for fish not fully committing to topwater lures was the lack of mullet hitting the surface.

I saw mullet here and there breach the surface but not as often.

The mullet that did breach the surface were most likely getting chased down by something underneath.

The baitfish were swimming up to the surface because they were being chased, not because that’s where they were holding.

Little things like this are a perfect example of what you should take note of out on the water.

The mullet behavior on this trip told me how the fish were feeding and, most importantly, where I should have my lure swim in the water column.

The trout wanted to chase the mullet and pin it to the surface with nowhere to go.

Most of the hits I had were in deeper cuts that lay adjacent to wider bodies of water.

As I moved in shallower toward my boat, I started picking up lots of grass in the treble hooks.

So I switched the Corky out for the Alabama Leprechaun Jerk Shad.

Corky Lure Retrieve

The Corky itself can be bent on either side to adjust the action or have the lure swim deeper.

However, I don’t really alter the lure out of the packaging at all.

With regards to retrieving this lure, pop your fishing rod and reel simultaneously until you do that 10 consecutive times.

Then come to a complete stop and let that lure wobble down to the bottom.

Let that sink for about 3 seconds and then continue the retrieve at the same cadence.

You should, however, adjust the waiting period as you move shallower or deeper.

Keep in mind that retrieves will be different based on where you’re fishing and how the fish behave on that day.

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The Corky should become part of your arsenal – even if you don’t live in Texas!

It can be useful when the fish are chasing mullet to the surface and feeding above them like they are RIGHT NOW.

Oh and if you have any questions about the Corky, please go ahead and let me know in the comments!!

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Luke Simonds
2 months ago

Nice work Wyatt!

For the record, I don’t recall claiming that Corky lures don’t work at all… I just believe that they don’t work as good as weedless soft plastics for most areas of the Central FL Coastline that I fish since the biggest fish are often holding up in shallow grass flats. So anything with trebles that doesn’t float is a nightmare to fish with since it keeps snagging grass.

Jerry Grant
2 months ago

What’s the water temp

Patrick Bowles
2 months ago

I love fishing for trout with cowbells and a night crawler .you troll very slow and the fight is on.

A Rollins
2 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Bowles

That’s funny. I thought I was the only fisherman that did that. I used to catch freshwater trout (brook trout, brown trout, togue (lake trout), plus all of their hybrids) and landlocked salmon while trolling a nightcrawler on a Paul Brown lure between 1 and 1 1/2 mph. Before moving out of the state of Maine,
It works equally well for saltwater trout too.

Last edited 2 months ago by Andrew Rollins
Glen Hayes
2 months ago

Hey Wyatt, AP Texas boy here. Went to the Laguna the other day, caught several gators using Fatboys. smallest was 21″ and largest was 29″, had 12 over 22″. Most on the FatBoy and some on the Softdine and a few on DownSouths. Fatboys are legendary in Texas, not sure why no one else uses them.
One tip on fatboys if you don’t mind, when a trout turns it loose, or if you miss the strike, don’t reel it in. Many times the trout is striking the bait to stun it and come back. I had a 25 and a 24 do that back to back in pretty cold water, Dec 22. I just let the bait sink after the miss, then started working it like nothing happened and the trout returned and smacked it. Our group that fishes together usually uses the 3-5 twitch, then pause. Works awesome. Very nice video.

George Layton
2 months ago

SOLID work Wyatt, congrats & thanks for a great tutorial !!!

Mark Ethridge
2 months ago

Good info Wyatt. What size single hooks would you use to replace the trebles?

Mark Ethridge
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

Good to know. Thanks!

Matt Lanier
2 months ago

I see ya my guy! Good work out there! Those corky’s shown out in Texas for sure!

Andrew Ward
2 months ago

Quite a few of us trout guys up here In Carolina love to throw these things!

John Thomson
2 months ago

This Florida boy has a couple of corkys and will be using them again this winter!

Kim MacCartney
2 months ago

Wyatt…I click on “Salt Strong Mulligan” and NADA. Has this soft plastic been added to the tackle section?


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