01-02-2003, 06:50 PM
Several years ago i purchased a 5 pack of crank baits. What i know is they were wood, and i think made by Poe's. The one i'm looking for was pearl white with a wide lip and a lot of wobble. I guess it would be rated for 8'-12'running depth. All wood with double set of treble hooks. I live in minnesota so i probly bought it at Holiday sports( now Gander Mountain). These were sold in a walleye kit that's why i'm posting here. Thanks for any help.
01-03-2003, 08:39 AM
I'm not sure what your question is, but the Poe's cranks are pretty awesome fish catchers - if you can find one that runs straight and true. Even hand tuning the baits, you'll usually find only one out of six that will track and dive. And they are expensive when you need to sort through new ones, so I gave up a long time ago. If you look closely at them you'll notice the quality control was a bit lacking - bills not square to the face, gaps between the bill and the bait, poor paint, etc. But like I said when you find one that catches fish it will catch a lot of fish. Poes was bought out a few years back - I think LJ bought them but I might be wrong. The 200/300/400/400P series was the main product series, but if you bought a "Walleye" pack they may be the flat sided R's with the square bill. The R has a tight wiggle, the other series has a very wide wobble. If you look at the bill, the model is stamped on the lip. Poe's may have a larger following in the bass world, but under the right condiitons they'll catch anything and everything. If you find one that runs right and catches fish, hang on tight.
01-03-2003, 03:19 PM
HOGGER, THANKS FOR THE REPLY. THIS ONE I HAD HAD A ROUNDED BILL WITH A WIDE WOBBLE. A FISH CATCHING MACHINE!!
POUNDED IT INTO THE ROCKS ON MILLE LACS ONE TO MANY TIMES LAST YEAR AND THE WHOLE THING FELL APART.
I KEPT THE PIECES SO I WILL TRY TO FIND MARKINGS ON THE BILL ALTHOUGH WITH OLD AGE RUSHING IN IT'S GETTING HARD TO SEE. LOL
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
May very well have been a lure they called "Dead-Eye". Fairly round body and a slow open wobble.
01-04-2003, 03:04 PM
Thanks for the reply. Any idea where i can see those or if they still make them?
I haven't seen them for sale anywhere for several years and don't think they are in production now. Like one of the other posters said, there QC was not good.
01-06-2003, 08:48 AM
Capra's used to stock a lot of the Poe's. Holiday/Gander Mtn. used to have them as well, but I haven't seen them on Gander's shelves for some time. If you check Capra's swing by Thorne Bros. and check them too - I know TB stocks a ton of the Jackpot's so they may have some of the cranks in stock. I'll check Galyan's tonight, seems to me they had some last time I was there.
01-06-2003, 10:05 AM
Warden lures Yakima Washington owns and produces Poe's crankbaits now
01-10-2003, 09:38 AM
just saw at least a dozen Poe's on e-bay. probably not what you are looking for but maybe you want to check them out.