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Buy this ProductKicker Fish Xplodin' Toad

Frogs that I have talked about in other articles are made of Soft Plastic and I have found Kicker Fish Bait Company to have the best so far.


I can fish them on Top Water or let them sink.


The great things about these frogs are they last Bass after Bass. You will see a lot of the Soft Plastic Baits will catch fish, but will not last that long as the fish tear them up real fast.


Strike King 3X Plastics - 3X ZTOO 

Another one of my favorites is the Strike King 3X ZTOO which looks like a shad, and other companies call them flukes.


This is a very hot Soft Plastic that I have described in another article about putting three on one line with no weight and catching two to three bass in one cast.


I like the ones that are Blue Glimmer Pearl, watermelon seed, and Green Pumpkin with Red Flake design.


Check out my How To Choose Lure Colors web page then try out different colors in your area; also dip the tails in Dip It. Keep saying to yourself Soft Plastic is really good year round. When nothing else works, try Soft Plastic.



Crawdads or Crawbugs as some anglers call them are my Number one bait for the Spring Time. That is when they are getting out from the winters nap that they have taken in the ROCKS.


I guess I do not need to tell you where to fish these baits and do not for get to add what ever fish attractant you like Garlic, Bang, Shad or Lunker Sauce.


Here is a secret from Steve's Tackle Box with the Garlic Spray.


Instead of getting it from the bait shop, next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a can of Pam Garlic scent, it is cheaper and does the same job.


Zoom Soft Plastic Baits - 3-1/2'' Tube 

Zoom 3-1/2 Inch Tube Baits are great items to have on hand especially in the spring time.


They are almost like the Crawdad, but have no arms sticking out.


Tube Baits come in solid bodies or ribbed bodies and have a tassel off the tail. Most of them have hollow bodies so you can insert a rattle/cotton ball soaked in a scent and an ear plug to allow it to float. You can come up with something to insert into the tube that will allow you to catch more fish.


Storm WildEye Swim Shad 

The last bait I will cover in this article is the Storm WildEye Swim Shad . I like this in the smaller 2 - 3 inch size with the color preferences being either the Shad or Blue Gill Color and here again I did the tails in Dip It.


I have found that they work great at Pick Wick Lake for Small Mouth bass that are holding in the outside edge of the grass. Storm makes them in all different sizes but I have chosen the 2" or 3" sizes. I cast them on an Open Face Spinning Rod, because they are lighter lures and until you become real good with a bait caster I recommend a Spinning Rod.


Almost any kind of creature that you can come up with is made of Soft Plastic and worth giving them a shot in your favorite lake.


If you have a special lure or favorite bass lure that you would like me to try out and feature it on my website, let me hear from you.



Keep the Hook Wet



Steve McGoldrick 
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