With new baits coming out testing has been a top priority for me. I had some success the first trip catching around 20 bass, the biggest fish being around 4 pounds. My plan is to continue testing for the Phatty Craw throughout the fishing season. The good thing about the Phatty Craw is its versatility on the way you fish it, the type of cover, and what you fish it on. I found the most success when I had it Texas Rigged and S-L-O-W-L-Y fished it around cover (stumps, trees, and docks). The reason I emphasize fishing slowly is because when the water temperature is still in the 60’s those fish will just start to come into the shallows and aren’t ready to chase a fast moving bait. This time of year if the water is still clear; a dark color such as black, green pumpkin and watermelon are great colors. Another thing that I do to my baits to really get strikes from finicky bass is I add chartreuse tips on the claws.
Along with the Phatty Craw I am ready to announce a new bait that i am ready to sell. Instead of a craw bait this one is a seven inch ribbon tail worm.
I am still deciding on a name for the bait but that is what it looks like with the tail just sitting. In the water the action on this bait is awesome. The tail displaces a lot of water and attracts more bites. I just got on the water with a bag of these and caught a few fish. (Black and blue Phatty craw and worm)