Lucas Catch All Spinners Get A New Flash
Any angler who has spent time up the Oconee River during the annual spring white bass runs is either casting or has seen someone throwing an Original Lucas Catch All. This small inline spinner has been a local standard for about 30 years.
The Lucas Catch All is made by Lynn Lucas, of Eatonton, who turns 78 years at the end of May 2019, and who still fishes the lake and river often. As the name implies, the Lucas Catch All will catch most species of fish, but it is particularly deadly on white bass, trout, big bream and farm pond bass.
The hammered blade emits an ultra-sonic vibration that fish can’t resist. Fish it over stumps and logs with minimal snags because of the ‘in-line’ blade’s wide rotation. The Catch All is available in nickel, orange, chartreuse, black, glow, brass, pearl and green chartreuse blade colors. It comes in two sizes — the No. 5 is 5.4 grams and the No. 4 is 4.6 grams.
Recently, Lynn has come up with a new version of the Lucas Catch All that also has a small flasher blade attached just above the treble hook.
Lynn was featured in the June 2019 GON magazine with a haul of flathead and blue catfish caught during a night of running lines up the Oconee River above Dyar Pasture. Lynn and his fishing partner that night, Will Hawn, had 275 to 300 pounds of catfish, including a 45-pounder that Lynn caught on a spinning rod. That fish was just 4 pounds shy of the Lake Oconee flathead record.
The Original Lucas Catch All is available in the Lake Country area at Sugar Creek Marina, Blue Springs Marina, Buckhead Grocery, the River Store, Rhodes Sporting Corner in Union Point, the Happy Hooker in Winder, Franklins in Athens and at several Ace Hardware stores. You can also order them directly through Mr. Lynn by calling him at 706.473.6961.