Bass and pike fight over the iconic daredevel spoon.
When it comes to iconic fishing lures, the "Daredevel" seems to be one that almost every angler has owned at some point. If you did not own one, odds are good your father or grandfather did. This red and white spoon has been sitting at the ends of angler's lines and in their tackle boxes for well over 100 years and counting.
For good reason too. It still catches fish! If you need further proof of that, check out this incredible underwater footage from YouTuber Fishing with Bryan Prokuski.
He pits the daredevel up against a live sucker and it produces some of the coolest underwater footage we have seen in a while. Watch as multiple pike come in to check out his spoon. At one point, he even has a largemouth bass and a pike both checking it out.
The beauty of the daredevel is the simplicity in the design. Just a plain, old metal spoon with a bare treble hook and probably the simplest color scheme ever painted on any fishing lure. Yet, this lure performs year after year for generations. If it is not broke, don't fix it!
Tipping a daredevel with a minnow or sucker is not a bad idea. Personally, my dad always liked to tip them with Uncle Josh pork rinds to give a little bit more action. It was often just what the lures needed to entice a strike out of the most stubborn of fish. One of those might have drawn a few more hits in this situation.
Either way, it was highly entertaining to watch these pike and that bass come in and react to the fishing lures. It is a sight we do not often get to see, especially when ice fishing. Think of it as a learning opportunity for the next time you are out on the water.