My may box included several hard plastic baits. I got a new few new Crankbaits and a new Jerkbait.
So far I have been very impressed with the service. I can get new baits delivered to my door and not have to pick out new baits that I may or may not use. For the most part I receive bait that I would 100% not purchase and those are the ones I have the most luck with. That is why I enjoy the boxes that I receive, not knowing what is coming is a fantastic way to build excitement.
The April box for me has a few baits that I would never buy, just to try. It also came with several that have been catching my eye for some time, but never pulled the trigger on the purchases. Some of the random crankbaits as well as the soft plastics that are included would not be in my buggy/basket. The versatility of the MTB packages are from out of this world. Whom ever it was/is deciding what we get in mail must be avid fishers as well.
The SMITHWICK suspending jerkbait is the first one I want to talk about. This is a very good jerkbait. The depth for this is between 6′ and 8′. This bait works great to target those fish that are hanging out between 4′ and 10′ of water. If you pick them up on the graph and they are just hanging out, this bait will get their attention and hopefully get you a bite. Crank it down to the depth let it sit a minute then twitch. Repeat this cycle a few times and your bit will be back at the boat, either in a fishes mouth or just back at the boat.
Next up is the KARL’S AMAZING BAITS THWACKER SINKING lipless crankbait. This should be a staple in any anglers tackle box for spring fishing. The color is on point, it’s a crawfish color. This bait also has a very good sound, you can hold this in your hand and shake it to hear the thump from the internals. I literally fish this bait almost anywhere, depth doesn’t really matter to me because you can burn it and keep it up in the water column or slow it down and fish deeper. I may be alone in this but, if you fish just on top of the under water grass and just rip it through it does a great job.
The LUNKERHUNT JOLT is a the one to talk about. I have always wanted to purchase a bait from this line, but have never actually pulled the trigger. I’m not sure why I have never bought one of these (from this line) but, it’s a fantastic bait. This is a very true running bait and the color pattern was perfect. Along, with the others this has a very good sound to it. The depth on it is 2.5′ which is ideal for fishing around most structure. Most square bills will deflect well off anything under the surface (depending on the make or model). I mean lets face it, not all crankbaits are made the same.
The BANDIT 200 is another great addition to my crankbait selection. This is one of the baits I may not have purchased or even thought about purchasing. For a medium diving crankbait this runs fairly true and has a good “wobble” to it. I wouldn’t say it has a tight or a wide action when retrieving. The color pattern is good, a shad color will work in most cases. My own personal opinion is that it would have a little bit of chartreuse included, but that’s just me.
For some reason I have better luck with a medium diving crankbait that has chartreuse in the color pattern. That may be my own preference and not really the color itself. At the end of the day you will purchase and use baits and colors you like or have experience with. You having confidence in what you’re throwing is a must.
I got another jig! One of my favorite ways to fish is, using a jig. The DIESEL JIG football jig is a great addition to my jig collection. I love to toss/flip a jig at any type of structure and slow down and work the area, slowly if needed. I attached a GOOGAN BAITS Krackin Kraw (may have misspelled that and I apologize). This jig is as good as any other jig you may buy or grab out of the box to tie on next. Football jigs are plentiful in my tackle box.
These SMARTBAITS worms are some of most unique and inventive fishing baits I have seen. They change colors depending on the water temp. I cannot say that the plastic is the best, but I only used one or two of them. The wide paddle on the tail has gret action in the water causing great vibrations and movement. The water I used these in was not the clearest so I was unable to see the buoyancy, or how well they stood off the bottom, if at all. I will use the rest of this bag before I decide to buy more. The soft plastic market has several options to choose from, but to my knowledge this is the only one that actually changes colors. If you are wanting to try a new or just something different I would suggest trying some of these, they are worth a shot.
Now for the last bait I got in this new box. The CABIN CREEK 4″ lizard is 100% not a bait I would buy. This is a very small bait and the color is not something that I would have confidence in throwing. The package says 4″ but, it seems to be a lot smaller than the other lizards I have in my tackle box. The color says “smoke” but, is almost clear with the only color being the black flakes that are infused in the bait. I’m not sure even how to fish this bait. The small stature of the bait makes it hard for me to use. Unless you tied it on to a drop shot rig, which I have never used a lizard with. Hey! I may give it a try.
I will continue to use the baits I received just like last month. If I have any updates or any more input I will share for sure. This monthly subscription has been fantastic and I would suggest everybody to give them a shot. After all the fees my bill $28 and some change every month. That may run some people off but, I assure you if you give it a chance it may change your mind. To me this is well worth the money. You get a variety of fishing bait delivered to your door every month. At the end of the day this saves me money. Now all I have to go buy is terminal tackle and a few replacement packs of my favorite baits. I no longer go and drop $80 – $100 a week on tackle because I can just wait and see what I get.
Thanks for reading, hope this has helped you out or at least gave you a little more of an insight to what my/your MTB may contain. GET OUT THERE AND CATCH SOME FISH!!