Capt. Bruce (CaptainBruceSportfishing.com) offers a line of unique
lures that he has designed and tested utilizing his knowledge and
experience of more than 45 years on the water. The effectiveness of
his lure designs have been proven day after day and year after year
aboard his charter boat “The Otter” sailing from Groton, CT. The
lures offered here are responsible for the many success stories of
thousands of his customers and clients.
Available now are:
Otter “Bunker” spoons
Otter Long Tails
Otter Short Tails
Otter Tiny Tails
Otter Leech Tails
Otter Combo Scent
Otter Custom Bunker and Worm Trolling
ALL “OTTER LURE” products are proudly made in the U.S.A.
by Captain Bruce & Crew
OTTER TAILS “The first truly
superior alternative to the pork rind.”
Several years ago, Captain Bruce designed, developed and
tested a new material from which he has created several types of lure
and strip baits. This new material is soft, flexible and it absorbs and
holds scent like a sponge. It is tough enough for repeated catches
even on toothy fish and won’t dry up and shrivel if left exposed to
sunlight and air. It can be dyed any color and with glitter adds a
flashy attractant. Many of the colors we have chosen are iridescent
and have pearl like reflective tones. We also offer Tails that Glow
in the Dark.
There are new designs being developed so check back
often to see if they are in production.
Provide strike stimulating scented action
Last longer than plastic or pork
Sizes to fit all presentations
User friendly packaging
Many vibrant sparking colors
Unlimited shelf life
A positive addition to any tacklebox
Made in the USA
effectiveness occasionally return the lure to the jar to recharge with
scent and worm oil lubricant.
Otter Tails are stuck together in
pairs. Peel apart to separate them.
Each re-closable jar of 8 comes pre-scented
with Capt. Bruce’s Combo-Scent.
“OTTER TAIL” colors are: WHITE, RED, BUBBLE GUM,
CHARTREUSE, YELLOW, BLACK, BLUE, and NATURAL WORM. GLOW-IN-THE-DARK is
available on a limited basis.
Otter Long Tails
“OTTER TUBE TAILS” are 6 1/2 inches long and provide
strike stimulating scented action on tube lures. They can also be used
on bucktails, fluke rigs and umbrella rigs. They may also be cast alone
on a single hook with a slip sinker for most any fresh or saltwater
Otter Short Tails
“OTTER SHORT TAILS” are 5 inches long and were
designed primarily for buctails, fluke and seabass rigs, also a variety
of fresh water applications.
Otter Tiny Tails
“Otter Twin Tails” are 2.5 inches long. These tails were
designed for smaller salt water and fresh water fishing applications.
They can be used alone, on a hook, or fished on small jigs, spinner
baits, or spoons.
Otter Action Leeches
“Otter Action Leeches” come in all three sizes, (long,
short, and tiny) with the difference being they are packaged in pure
“OTTER TUBES” are one of the “weapons of choice” aboard
Capt. Bruce’s charter boat when hunting for Trophy Striped
These tubes are made from the most productive color that
Capt. Bruce has found, which is translucent RED. They are 20” long,
supple and are armed with an 8/0 custom hook*. The tubes come in
1/2 oz., 1/4 oz. and un-weighted. Un-weighted tubes are ideal for
Kayakers or shoreline fishing in shallow waters of 10 feet or less.
Each tube can be adjusted to give perfect slow rolling action by gently
coiling and squeezing, thus imparting a banana shaped bend. For
different color arrangements simply change the color of the “OTTER
TAIL” on the business end of the tube.
Remember, all tubes need an
“OTTER TAIL” or sandworm or strip bait on the
hook end to be effective for Striped Bass.
Captain Bruce finds the “Tube and Tail” method works best.
*Note: All tubes are now made with a superior custom
hook that stays sharper longer, has a superior barb and is 3X
OTTER “Bunker” Spoons
SOLD OUT - New design coming soon.
Capt. Bruce’s Otter Spoons have evolved over many years of
testing and tweaking. The end result is an amazing spoon, that when
tested by Capt. Bruce against the top competitive spoons, out-fished
Capt. Bruce now uses his own spoons exclusively on his
charter boat “The Otter” out of Groton, CT. His record catches confirm
the effectiveness of not only his spoons, but all of his unique Otter
Otter Spoons receive a seven step automotive finish that
is far superior to other spoons. (Note: the beautiful and durable
finishes are painted by Auto Body Professional Ryan Bernard of Leon’s
Auto Repair in Keene, NH.)
The flashy teasers, the swivels and needle sharp VMC hooks
are examples of a design that has been taken a number of steps further
than even the most popular “Bunker Spoons” on the market today. The
result has been more strikes, fewer fish lost, along with more
flexibility in speed and rod requirements due to greater
adjustability in the swimming action.
Otter Spoons are simply better than the
Otter Spoons are currently offered in six strike
stimulating colors and in two sizes Large 8” X 4” and Medium 6 7/8” X 3
3/8”. A Small Surfcasting spoon is in production.
Colors are: White; Green/Yellow Chartreuse;
Blue/White; Flounder Brown; Porgy-Bunker Pink; and Black
COMBO-SCENT is blended by Captain Bruce and Crew from
Premium Squid and Fish Oils with a Worm Oil Lubricant. It
is also Pheromone and UV enhanced. Combo-Scent can be added to “OTTER
TUBE TAILS”, “OTTER FAT TAILS”, “OTTER TWIN TAILS”, “OTTER ACTION
LEECHES or any other plastic bait package to “recharge” baits with
Combo-Scent is available in 2 oz. and 4 oz. re-closable
Captain Bruce guarantees you will be satisfied with his
“OTTER LURE” products.
If, for any reason, you are not
satisfied, simply call Capt. Bruce (860-235-6095) within 60 days of
purchase before returning a product for complete refund, including
Thank you for choosing OTTER LURE PRODUCTS.
Best of luck with your fishing adventures!
NOTES & TIPS
All of the OTTER Lures and products are hand-made, and the
demand is high. We apologize in advance for any temporary shortages of
colors or particular products that may occur.
We are continually improving our production capabilities
to keep up with demand
"Otter Tails" allow you to change or try different
colors and/or color combinations on the business end of the tube and
at the same time will add strike stimulating scented action. You will
soon see that this is a productive and deadly combination. A definite
improvement of the tried and true "Tube & Worm"
2 or more tails of different colors can be put on the
same hook and still retain the same strike stimulating action and
The un-weighted tubes are ideal for the Kayak or
shoreline angler trolling in shallow waters less than 10 feet deep.
The internal stainless steel wire enables the tube to be
gently bent to produce that all important slow rolling
Tubes of course, are only effective with our Otter
Tails, sandworms or strip bait on the hook.
Otter Tails and Lures are hand-made – there may be a
slight difference in color in each batch.
If worm oil gets depleted in the re-sealable package and
baits get slightly sticky, simply add a small amount of “Otter Combo
Scent / worm oil or a small amount of vegetable oil – DO NOT USE
OTTER TAIL baits can be made shorter if desired by
shortening and rounding off the hook end with scissors or a
Otter Fat Tails are not pre-punched
with a hole on the hook end. Simply force the hook point through the
fat end. For easier hook removal you can pre-punch a small hole with
a knife point or awl.
Tails can be used on umbrella rigs. They provide lots of
swim action without twisting.
Tails can also be used on fluke rigs instead of strip
Tails can be used alone on a single hook with an egg
sinker and cast on light tackle
You can and are encouraged to add your choice of scent
oils to the re-closable jar. Place the lure flat, not all crunched up
into the jar.
Tails are also very effective for fresh water fishing.
Otter Tails are pre-punched with a hole for the hook.
lures are the proven original replacement for Uncle Josh and developed
over 10 years ago.
Please feel free to call Captain Bruce (860-235-6095) with
any questions or suggestions.
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Order or for pricing @ 860-912-4894 or at the following tackle shops.