These lures are excellent for surf casting, deep jigging while drift fishing and even trolling.
They are very popular along the east coast of the the USA for Striped Bass & Blue Fish. Vary the speed of retrieval to create the action you desire and the fish won't say no.
This style of Deadly Dick is becoming more and more popular for big lake trout and pike. On the west coast Rockfish, Ling Cod and Halibut just can't resist.