THE KOKE/EYE LURE FAMILY
Caterpillar lures come with two hook options–two Gamakatsu #2 red octopus hooks, or a Mustad #1 Slow Death® hook. Each lure has a Smile Blade® in a red scale finish. Each lure has three contrasting gold wedding rings with red rhinestones. They come in two bead sizes, 6mm and 8mm. All lures are tied with P-Line® 15# CXX clear leader. The wired lure is made of 8mm, lime green beads with contrasting red wedding rings and a Gamakatsu #4 red treble hook. The preferred method of fishing these lures is to troll them just above the bottom but they will work equally well behind a bottom bouncer at 1.2-1.5 mph.
I am also introducing two new additions to the Koke/Eye family of lures. These are designed to imitate Chironomids, a major food source. For Walleye, a red or green chironomid imitation with Gamakatsu #2 octopus hooks. For Kokanee, I use smaller Gamakatsu #4 octopus hooks, spaced closer together than the Walleye version. The preferred method of fishing these lures is to twitch them just above the bottom but they will work equally well behind a bottom bouncer at 1.2-1.4 mph. I would also use a maggot or kernel of corn on the top hook of the Kokanee version.