I like big baits and I cannot lie (those of you who are children on the late 80′s, early 90′s get that musical reference, the rest of you think I’m an idiot). Big baits catch big fish, that’s a fact. I keep the below bait in my tackle bag for this very reason.
The downside is that big baits catch very few fish. That is also a fact. Why? Because a puny little three pound bass would be scared of the bait shown above. That’s why I also keep a large supply of undersized baits in my tackle bag.
The one undersized bait I’m using right now is the Stanley Wedge Tail Crappie Minnow rigged on a 1/8th ounce spinner bait head (these baits were sent to me for testing). While the name says they’re for crappie, I’ve been using them to catch bass. Note the paint chipping off from fish hammering it. Nothing huge, but decent bass none-the-less. Dragging the bait through the water it’s easy to see the unique wedge tail design wiggles even at ultra slow speeds making it look very similar to a swimming minnow. Also, this time of year a larger bait doesn’t match the small bait fish that are swimming around the shallows so downsizing will actually increase hits.