I tried something like a Road Runner with a big willow leaf blade on it a few years back. It caught flounder, but not enough to use it full time.I've been experimenting with lures. Not better than the usual stuff but have caught on a redfish magic (like a spinner bait) and erie dearie in shallow water. No luck on an attempted bluefish plug behind a small trolling weight - except for blues. Tried a 'bama rig too. Largest blue fish last yr. Learned it is not fun with a lively blue in the boat and 4 free jig hooks flying around.
If i ever find myself stranded in the swamps of Jersey and starving to death, I'll give that a try.I cut 4" strips off a red and white leather Nike sneaker and squirted some sheddar crab oil on them. Put them on a bucktail and they worked great, I even caught a few weakfish as well.