I received a pile of cheap Chinese made lures today, they were poor quality imitations of the ones Daiwa makes.
So I decided to troll one behind my Kayak and see how it performs. They are fairly large lures (about 15cm long), but estuary trout have no problem attacking even very large baits. The result was a decent size Sea run. For a control, I changed to a smaller Lucky Craft lure for about half the time which was untouched. So the $2 Chinese lure out fished the $30 Japanese lure.