This morning before takeoff I recorded the lure details for the gallery to be shot later today by Shane Durrance.
John Crews is rotating through a lineup of his Missile Baits but with unexpected results.
“I intended to just catch a limit on a lightweight Neko rig.” Instead on Thursday he caught a heavyweight largemouth weighing 11-2. He made the rig with a Missile Baits Fuse 4.4 on a No. 1 Gamakatsu Octopus Hook and nail weight.
Alternatively, he is rigging the slender June Bug crawfish bait to a 4/0 Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Flippin’ Hook and 1/8-ounce sinker.
"Flipping a straight bait seems to be a huge deal during the spawn in Florida,” he explained.
He also is using a 7-inch Missile Baits Destroyer, green pumpkin flash, on 5/0 Gamakatsu Hook and 3/16-ounce tungsten weight.