I only fish my own stuff ( I collect plenty of others plugs but wont fish them)..
My spook the 6" version ( featured here in a how to) has done it's best day breaks and sun sets.. Mostly on the flats early moning, but I had a memorable mid day blitz with Coalman two Augusts ago...in the mouth of the river on a dropping tide
The 9" joppa Jinx jointed eel has saved many a night in both the flats and out on the beach.. when a slightly bigger slim profile bait was on the menu... this is a calm water plug..
I make several styles of darter, some heavy ( Montauk style) designed after the great darter made by the late jack Fretch...these are best in rough water and heavy currents some times it's a toss up, darter or bottle plug...
I've done well with both conrads and slope heads at the bottom of the tide ( ebb) when the tide just wasnt running hard enough to run a goo-goo on wire or swim a darter but the fish were too deep for a danny...
the crowned prince the last two seasons has to be the 6" sand eel plug, inspired by Danny pinkney's sand eel plug.... this plug has caught more bass the last two years than all the others combined... some of the largest too... one of which taped out at 48".... this is a sub surface slim profile swimmer that seems best in calm flat water.... I need to make more of these as an under water freight train... peeled off 50+ yards of line through a mooring field and kept on swimming.. plug and line in tow.... it was in early October.. the last fish I hooked this past season...