The Bondy Bait Co. Stub Grub.
It’s a very simple but very effective goby/burbot/whatever baitfish imitator. It’s Occam’s Razor applied to smallie leadhead fishing; the simplest idea (or in this case, bait) is the right one.
Because those smallies on rockpiles have seen every tube you own! Also, it’s designed by former Bassmaster Elite Series pro and bigwater guide Jon Bondy, a smallmouth and musky ace.
Ideally, you thread it on a leadhead, like shown, and hop it around rocks or grass, or wherever the fish are holding. This will also work down bluff walls in Southern reservoirs. Use the same technique and slowly drag it down the wall into the strike zone.
The range of colors is very natural, and all sizes of flake are used in the pouring of the Stub Grub. Plus, they’re made of musky-grade plastic (like saltwater plastic for the Northern guys) so they’re highly durable. They’re 3 inches ling, are 5/8 inch in the center and taper to 1/2 inch at the head.
$3.49 per 10