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97% Recommend this product (34 of 35 responses)
November 25, 2019
By Scott
Cape Cod canal
Cape Cod canal
August 4, 2019
Always a huge fan of Yo-Zuri!!! I decided to try the Mag Darter in black and purple at the Cape Cod canal. Arrived at 1:30am and caught my first fish around 1:33am!! Using an extremely slow retrieve against tide with a very slight twitch of the rod here and there produced a few hour stretch of great fishing! Never changed lure and caught several fish ranging in size from schoolies to 40"! This will be my go to lure at night! Once again thank you to Yo-Zuri for another fine product!
ProsSweet wiggle at slow speed!!
By william
New Jersey
Bronze baby!
June 14, 2019
The 6" bronze is honestly a Bluefish and striper killer and an absolutely gorgeous lure . It looks and plays the part of an injured bunker perfectly, and i have nabbed quite a few large Blues and a few stripers on it in just one weekend of fishing. Toss this lure out into a bluefish blitz or into a school of cow striped bass cornering bunker and there is little to no chance this lure does not get absolutely inhaled in seconds. Honestly may be my new favorite lure
By Salty
Well made!
November 4, 2018
I've decided to try lures after fishing with chunked mullet,shrimp, worms etc for years. This lure was well recommended all over the internet and by personal friends of mine. It looks amazing very detailed and crafted very well. The eyes and the hooks are extremely solid and instill alot of confidence.
By Will
Orlando, FL
Great Lure!
July 30, 2018
I own quite a bit of Yo-Zuri lures, and the Mag Darter is always one of the ones I always have ready to fish! They have great action, outstanding quality, and of course they catch fish! I have the older models and just purchased the New Black/Purple 6-1/2"(Beautiful finish), and tell you what guys, this thing cast a mile, even in windy conditions! Snooks, Jacks, and pretty much anything that was inshore during the time I used it were killing it!
ProsGreat quality, finish, and cast a mile! Oh and yes, they catch fish too!
ConsHurts to lose them!
By Christopher
Johnston, RI
Mag darter
May 9, 2018
A must have in your bag, great action and cast like like a rocket
ProsGreat action
ConsNone yet
Manchester CT
April 7, 2018
By Frank
San francisco, CA
January 31, 2018
Mackerel my fav color. Heard great things about this lure. Can't wait to use this season.
By HKJonathan
New York, NY
Love these
January 9, 2018
The 5" Mag Darter has always been one of my favorite minnow baits, the only drawback being that they were a bit small. These are much bigger but keep all the other things I loved about the " version. They cast week and swim nicely. I always have some in my plug bag
By rauckdaddy
Patterson, NY
Similar to the 5" mag darter but heavier
December 4, 2017
I love how these lures cast. They seem light, but fly straight upon casting.
By rauckdaddy
Patterson, NY
Striper go to lure
December 4, 2017
I love how these lures cast. They seem light, but fly straight upon casting.
By Daniel
Middlebury, CT
Bone colored Mag Darter
June 3, 2017
Fantastic lure! First day out landed 3 blues and one striper.
ProsCasts well and works the water fantastically.
By Keith
Fish love it.
May 5, 2017
Maybe not your conventional Darter. It will get you fish.
ProsGreat fish catcher
By Lou
Quick service on great products.
April 22, 2017
Great service, proven plug.
ProsIt works.
ConsNeed to change out hooks.
By Lou
Toms River, New Jersey
Awesome Lure
March 24, 2017
Great for stripers ... slow retrieve works well.
New York
Great lure
February 19, 2017
Always used its little brother i have been antiicipating the release of the new 2oz mag darter for a while. Used it in the surf last season and this plug destroyed the fish.
By Z
Jackson, NJ
January 10, 2017
Casts long distance with weight transfer system. Have this lure in the Bone color and I've had great success with striped bass and blues off the surf.
ProsGreat action
By Z
Jackson, NJ
January 10, 2017
Mag Darter is a must have lure. Killed the late season striped bass surf fishing with this lure. The slower the retrieve the better.
ProsAvailable in multiple colors.
By Doc
US Southern New England coast
Yo-Zuri R1216 Mag Darter Lure
January 8, 2017
Arrived VERY promptly, particularly surprising because it was during the holiday season. Delivered exactly as ordered, product seems intact and well constructed. Need to wait (New England) until the blues and strippers return before taking it out on it's maiden run!
By Zach
Long Island NY
Must have
December 13, 2016
Fish magnet! When you watch these swim they don't wiggle like a colt snipers or so minnows but fish especially bass cannot stay off these
ProsKills bass
ConsBetter in current
By TonyF
Farmingdale, NY
Good lure!
November 18, 2016
This is a nice larger size lure in the Mag Darter design. It has a tight swimming action and will "dart" if the rod is pumped. It's casts pretty well which was important for me as I use it near inlets and moving water where it is typically windy. Very happy to have this larger Mag Darter version.
ProsCasts good.
By Jim
Must have!
November 9, 2016
Great lure especially in calmer water. Use a slow retrieve with twitches ever once in a while. Catches big blues and stripers. The bronze is great when the bunker schools are around. So glad they lowered the price too. A must have in any surfcasters bag!!!
ProsCasts well, great action, easy to work, catches fish, good hooks, well priced
Fish Magnet
March 13, 2016
Catches when seemingly nothing else will. Has saved many a night for me, managing to pull at least a few fish when other offerings were ignored. Fantastic action and cast a mile for the size and weight lure. Hooks seem like they should be replaced, but I haven't had one fail yet on bass up to 22lbs- they're sticky sharp and stronger than they look. Black and the luminous pearl / white are my stand-bys at night and rarely go un-eaten. I'll throw the bronze when peanut bunker are around and the mackerel when small tinker mackerel are around and they haven't failed me yet - not sure if the color had anything to do with it or just the great swimming action, but they work. Favorite settings are on the beach in a sweep, where they get crushed, often in the 1st wave / lip close to shore and in current outlfows at breachways, salt ponds, etc. They don't swim real deep but if the waters relatively shallow or fish are feeding in the middle / upper part of the column, you're good to go.
Prosaction castability seem to catch fish when nothing else will
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
awesome snook bait
January 12, 2016
one of my favorite baits to use during the fall mullet run.
By crs
Great Lure
November 15, 2015
Anyone who's used a mag darter knows what a great lure it is. Great action, the fish love it, what more is there to say?
By Philip
Swampscott, MA
Must have in any surf bag
October 4, 2015
I take this plug any time I go fishing for striped bass. It is one of my go-to/confidence baits. When it seems like nothing else is working I can usually rely on this to at least pull in a school.
Proscast well, catch well, great colors
Consaction is sometimes hindered by clips
By John
Milford, NJ
Like It
August 31, 2015
Nice action...casts decently. Produces well. Bronze works best
By Jeremy
Brooklyn, NY
Great Product
June 12, 2015
Nice casting for approx 1 oz. Great movement. Great hooks
By Stefan
Bloomfield nj
Great action!
May 25, 2015
Blues and stripes love them.. Really simple lure to fish.. Light lure but flies well!
By Joe
sweet snook lure
May 20, 2015
Good for applications where you need to cast far the 1 ounce model casts a mile
By Alex
California, MD
Great striper lure!
April 26, 2015
Very productive and it'd hard to beat!
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Very productive lure!
April 18, 2015
The Yo-Zuri Mag Darter is a very productive lure. I have caught gator blues bigger than 15 pounds with this plug!
By Db
January 28, 2015
This mag darter is my go to lure for dusk time. its swimming action is very realistic. . I change the tail hook to 3/0 swash dressed hook and swimming motion got bigger.. I like either way..
ProsOne most productive lure
By aly
wichita ks
great striper lure for early morning and late evenings
January 6, 2015
Easy and great
ProsVery nice paint job
ConsNot any
By HKJonathan
New York, NY
Essential lure
December 24, 2014
This and the SP are two of the most productive surface lures in my surf bag. It casts quite well for its weight and I really like its swimming action (more importantly, the fish like it too). Great for stripers and blues. Highly recommended.

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