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Gene Larew Soft Plastic Baits Product Review – 4

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Floating Finesse Craw

Floating Finese CrawI pinched off the worm body so I can have smaller crawfish size. Mt. Pisgah Lake is known to have lots of largemouth bass in the 11 to 14 inch size. I fished a lot of shoreline cover (lay downs, reeds, weeds, and rocks) in the two to five foot zone. I would hop the jig-n-craw with occasional stops in and around any visibly cover. The water was stained with visibility of two feet and temperature of 72 degrees. The weather was partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70’s. I had a good day with 21 bass.
I liked the small size of the bait and the garlic scent. Because the craw is in the floating series, the craw’s pinchers floated up and making it look like a crawfish in a defensive position… learn more

Baby Hoo Daddy

Baby Hoo DaddyThis bait is salt impregnated, garlic scented, and is three inches long. At Cayuga Lake, NY., I fished this lure in a watermelon pepper color. I fished it on a 1/8 ounce jig head and a spit shot rig. I would swim, drag, or bounce the bait on the bottom and around weeds. Cayuga Lake is know for its clear water. There was 7 to 10 feet of visibility (fairly clear water) and water temperature of 64 to 73 degrees. Both smallmouth and largemouth bass were in the pre-spawn and spawning phase. I targeted primarily weed and rocks in the 2 to 7 foot zone. The weather was sunny with highs in the lows 80’s. I had a great day on the lake with average bass weighing 2+1/2 pounds with the biggest weighing 4+1/2 pounds.

The Baby Hoo Daddy has a ribbed body and a tail like a Zoom Baby Brush Hog. A major difference between the two is the Baby Hoo Daddy is a more compact bait. This is a great bait for clear to stained waters… learn more

4″ Tube Worm

Tube WormThis bait is salt impregnated, garlic scented, and is 4 inches long. At Cowanesque Lake, Laweranceville, Pa., I fished the watermelon neon color bait texas-styled with a 1/8 ounce slip sinker. I would drag the bait on the bottom with an occasional hop. I would throw it to any visible cover (stumps, lay downs, and weeds) in depths of 2 to 6 feet. Water visibility was four feet and temperature in the mid 70’s. The smallmouth and largemouth bass were in the spawn and post-spawn phases. A nasty storm with thunder and lighting had just passed but I managed to catch 15 largemouth bass (the biggest weighing a bit over 4 pounds).

The Tube Worm has a worm-like body, but it is ribbed. The bait has a tail just like a tube bait. This bait gave the bass a totally different look… learn more


Mark Brozozwski