Many anglers haven’t heard of the late Buck Perry, which is unfortunate, because they’re missing out on a vast storehouse of fishing information, and missing out also on a lot of bass, walleyes and northern pike that can be caught with Perry’s “spoonplugs.” Replaced in recent times by crankbaits, spoonplugs ( were developed by Perry to run true at specific depths while trolled at high speeds. Times have changed, but fish haven’t: They’ll still whack spoonplugs.