Michigan Stinger Kandy Korn (XKK) Scorpion Spoon
The Michigan Stinger Scorpion spoons are among the most popular trolling spoons and consistent producers on the Great Lakes and elsewhere. The Scorpions (2 1/4 inches in length) are the smaller version of the Michigan Stinger spoons. Originally designed for Walleye, they also have gained tremendous popularity with the Trout and Salmon anglers. They are also proven effective in the spring for Browns and Coho off planer boards, as a slider off downriggers, or any time small baitfish are encountered. This spoon breaks all the rules with regard to the old saying "Big bait - Big Fish". The fact is large predators often feed on very small prey, and find these spoons irresistible.
The Scorpion spoons are now available with a "Harness" option. The Scorpion spoon harness is rigged to add both the properties of fishing with a spoon, and a crawler harness. The harness is snelled and crimped using a 13 pound test coated wire with VMC hooks. Originally, this method was created on Saginaw Bay to troll for walleye. As water temperatures warm up, this presentation allows you to troll faster. The combination of spoon and harness has proved to be an extremely effective tactic. The reason is because you can now troll a crawler at over 2 miles per hour and still get the attention of a fish that wants to eat a crawler.
Images depicting the Scorpion Spoon with the "Harness Option"