Crews' lure lineup

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.