I picked up that lure a the prior lake bait shop 2 weeks ago. They have a variety of colors and they are a $5.99 a piece. i have been fishing for crappie with it and it works wonders tipped with a minnow head.
Been to Mille Lacs about 5 times this year. First trip all they wanted was a brass colored flutter spoon so I went home and bought a couple more. Next trip they wanted nothing to do with that but loved a gold/red Kastmaster jig. Next trip it was a perch/chart rattling flyer.
Essentially each trip I end up going home and buying 1 or 2 more jigs so the kid and I can both have the hot one and every time it is different.
Was on the pond all weekend as well gonna be back down there this weekend. Fish all over the west side and mud did pretty good. Lots of big fish caught. No perch but my best bait was a perch rippin rap. I dead sticked with a green Gemini and that caught quite a few fish as well. The deeper gravel has been holding more fish.