Mueller's lure lineup

Paul Mueller is a lure tinkerer and his bait choices prove the point. He favors hand-poured jig heads made from molds sold by Do-it, the longtime DIY company with 55 years in the business. Here’s the lineup.

His primary lure is a 1/2-ounce Do-It Molds Herring Head with a 3/0 Gamakatsu 111 Jig Hook in size 3/0. Mueller removes the blade from the underspin-style jig to impart just the right action for the fish he targets on the bottom. To that he added a 3.25 Reins Fat Rockvibe Shad.

Mueller is also using a 3/8-ounce Do It Molds Freestyle Jig Head with a No. 1 Mustad Hook. He adds a 3-inch Reins Bubbling Shaker to complete the rig.