Three of us fished these lures almost exclusively on our Arroyo trip last Nov.
Certainly two of us are junkies now - our 3rd member hasn't fished the salt enough to really appreciate them.
Though I didn't get the hook set on my big spec for the trip (a winter sow), she took the lure instantly when it touched the water (long cast to a visible sand hole on Rattlesnake Bay).
On the "gin clear" grass launching at SP Bay Access (flat at the top of the boat channel), the tourist trout would follow them to the boat and try to eat them a half-dozen times. As I mentioned on another thread, I landed several fish that weren't hooked, but were holding the lure in their gullet, not wanting to let it go no matter what.
Agree with a non-weighted swimbait hook, this is not a topwater lure, but it obviates the need for all your dog-walking plugs. Very easy to keep it above the grass with a slow retrieve (pump).
Same thing fishing from our lighted pier on the Arroyo, but that's where we had the most fun with them.
I got up every morning to fish the hour before first light to take a few schoolie specs.
Also the last night, casting into the teeth of a beating N wind. Into that big wind, easy to cast to the edge of the light.
For the pier, was fishing a weighted swimbait hook with a crawling pump. Again the nursery trout would hit it a half dozen times on the way in. Then, in your view right beneath the pier, 4 or 5 schoolies would take their arcing shot at the lure.