Pro Point Lures’ Crunch Minnow, a soft swimbait.
It mimics a baitfish easing along. In other words, it’s got a fairly subtle action in all, but the tail kicks at any retrieve speed and the body rolls as well.
A swimbait like this is pretty straightforward: Find where the fish are holding and reel this sucker through the pack and you’re likely to get some reaction. Its 4 1/2-inch size appeals to all sizes of bass, from keepers to lunkers. Or, since the hook is on the top, you can use it like a jig, slowly working it along the bottom. You could also throw a whole bunch of them on an umbrella rig.
There are lots of good soft swimbaits on the market, but many of them aren’t too durable. Sure, they garner lots of bites, but they tear and break easily. Softer plastics typically have better action, but they aren’t as rugged. Pro Point has managed to walk the line of durability and action to create a soft swimbait that’s good for fish after fish, all while maintaining good action. The colors are pretty much spot-on for the forage base they’re mimicking as well.
www.tacklewarehouse.com has ‘em for $7.99 per pair.