So other than taking my modest Pompano 120 and turning it into a fish's worst nightmare (somewhat similar to taking a Honda Civic and turning it into Knight Rider) I got into jig molding and lure making this winter.
Thanks to the internet and the amazing company "Do-It", I gathered my memories and experiences of what our striped fishy friends like and made 80 or so of these:
I spent about $200 on all the gear to make them so I figure if they'd cost me $4 each at the tackle shop I'm already saving money in year one. Next year I'll make 80 or so more and it'll cost me $80.
Whatcha think? They gon' bite it?