The new and improved Maguroni Lure by OTI
July 10, 2014
Review/Comments - Ocean Tackle International acquired Maguroni Lures and rather than put the fairly popular lure right back into production, they took the time to evaluate the design with an eye on improving it. In my opinion OTI was highly successful and the MAG-1101 is an improvement over the original lure. The internal weight system not only lets you cast the lure farther and it doubles as a rattle and will attract fish in the area. The lure casts like a dart and this eliminates fouling the hooks with line/leader and then coming tight on a fish. I believe the through plate used in place of wire makes for a stronger lure, I haven't had a MAG-1101 body crushed by a tuna yet. The lure will jink left and right walking the dog, dart left and right on sweeps, dart like a crippled bait fish on twitches and it's swimming action depends on the rate of retrieval. This sinking lure is one of the best ones I have ever used. I have caught Yellow Fin Tuna, Black Fin Tuna, Bonito, Amberjacks, Barracuda, sharks and one Gag Grouper on these lures.
Pros:Pros - This is a versatile lure, worked fast it acts like a suspending lure while working it slower lets it settle deeper in the water column. I have drifted this lure deep an watched it on the bottom machine get down to where the YFT were schooling 100 - 150 feet down. Working the lure up through the water column using the various techniques results in a lot of predatory strikes. The action of this lure is so effective that a wide variety of fish find it almost irresistible.
Cons:Cons - I'm on my third order of lures because of sharks. The lure works so well that the sharks feel like they have to hit them too. I'm designing a long handled snipper so that when my lures get sharked I can cut the hooks off the lures, saving the expense of the lure for myself while not harming the shark other than adding to it's jewelry collection.