Diemai, I'm surprised that you haven't had much success with the Cicadas, as they are a killer for shut down English Perch (Redfin) in my local lakes whilst doing slow and gentle stop start jigging. Most of the time they gobble the lure up while it is pausing on the bottom.
I take it that English Perch are in your local vicinity, or maybe zander?? The zander look like a nice fish to catch.
These Reddies are a very widespread species in Europe , ......not sure about the very South of the continent , but otherwise almost every water holds them from the Alpes mountains almost up to the North Cape , from Spain east to the Ural mountains of Russia , they even survive in the only little salty waters of the coastal regions of the Baltic Sea .
Zander are almost also as common , though stocks may vary in different kinds of swims , ......they don't like very clear water , even if stocked in there , they'd remain hard to catch , .........best are the bigger rivers with more or less murky water .
In clearer stillwaters nighttime fishing with baitfish is best , a ligt set-up is required as they are a lot more cautious there , ..... whereas the all day No.1 lures in rivers are plastics on leadheads , .......but you can also get them with crankbaits and spoons , provided that they are actively hunting and not hanging on bottom , as they most likely do , .........though I also caught a couple on these lure types SLOWLY worked along the bottom(sinking crankbaits) .
No , I really don't have much success with such blade baits frequently and also not with such rattling crankbaits like "Rattlin' Rapala" , "Manniac" or "Ratt'L'Trap" , though they seemingly do catch in native waters , but probably just not in my local swims !
What does produce well for me on both species are smaller jigging spoons(or pirks) jigged vertically from a boat(I'd sometimes use one of these rattling cranks to call the perch to come by and investigate , but then they'd most likely bite the jigging spoons worked by my wife , not the rattler itself).
But on jigging spoons cast out and jigged back in I've also never caught , .........strange but true
greetz , diemai