Corky - The best lure ever for trophy trout

Corky fishing lures

Without a doubt, the best lure you can tie on and fish for trophy trout right now is a Corky. It’s the lure Jim Wallace used to catch the state record rod and reel trout weighing 13.11 pounds. It’s a classic mullet imitator, which is why it’s so good at catching big trout from Sabine Lake on down to the Laguna Madre. There are three types of these lures made: the Paul Brown Original, the Fat Boy and the Soft Dine. They aren’t the easiest lures to fish, but once you figure them out, they will produce big trout from about now through April.

All three of these lures are suspending plugs, but the original Corky and Fat Boy are also available as floaters. The original Corky is a 3/4-ounce, soft-bodied lure that’s 3-5/8 inches long. The Fat Boy is 3-1/2 inches long. The Soft-Dines are available in two sizes: 3-1/4 and 2-5/8 inches. The Dines are the newest Paul Brown lures. But over the past few years, they have become very popular among hard-core trophy trout anglers. Two of the more popular Dine patterns are pearl/black back and chartreuse/silver/white belly.

The original Corky has been around since the mid-1970s in one form or another. It’s been modified over the years because Brown would give them to guides and top-notch anglers and ask for their input. A lot of that input was from Wallace, who was one of the great trout anglers along the Texas coast. With that input, we’ve got three of the best lures ever designed to specifically to catch trophy trout.

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