Brainy Bugger/ Creature Style bait
Fish this bait around docks, trees, stumps, and into the heaviest of vegetation. When the cover is so thick it won’t penetrate, just add a heavy bullet weight to the nose of the bait; Texas rigged. Use this pattern with heavy braid line and flip in and hold on!
When fishing this top water style bait, you are looking for that explosive action that makes us all love fishing this pattern. When you’re not getting bites on the surface, don’t think that the fish are not home - just try a faster or slower retrieve. Some days you can’t reel in fast enough to trigger the strike, and some days you just need to creep this bait along. When you find the speed the fish want, keep your eyes in the skies, ‘cause he’s goin’ airborne.
This “senko” style is arguably the world’s most popular bait because you don’t need to do anything to catch fish… and big ones! Cast it out and wait and when fishing with Smartbaits your wait time just became a hole lot shorter. Typically this bait is fished in open water but with our color change technology, fish can see the bait changing colors from long distances. This bait often called the “do nothing bait” now does it all.
This little bait is a “go to” bait for almost every species. An amazing choice for finicky big game fish, or fishing for pan fish with the kids, the Straight Shooter is a must for every tackle box. Using this bait on a very light line with a small jig head or drop shot will have you and your family “catching” and not just fishing!
This bait will have you fishing for everything in the water. A light line combined with jig heads on this popular style can get you a lunch on shore fast. “Bottom bounce” this twister tail grub slowly around rock piles, docks, and any drop off. This bait would be a great choice to give to the grandkids to use at the cottage or around little ponds. Ice fisherman would also like a handful of these little beauties when targeting big walleye.
This Smartbaits version of a soft swimbait is a great pick for anglers looking to fish in open water for schooling fish. When using the Swimming Jesse it’s a great strategy to fan cast and reel in using a slow retrieve. This will allow you to cover huge amounts of water and will leave no fish safe.
Known to most as a fluke, this bait is a great pick for active fish. Fast casting and retrieving with jerk and pause motions will have fish ripping your rod from your hands.
Available in 5” or 10” lengths these baits look and do the same thing but in a different way. The RR 5” is much like a grub, and can be used for drop shotting, fishing humps, ledges, rock piles, and brush piles. The RR 10” is great for heavy cover when paired with big weights. Punching heavy cover with big bullet weights or dragging the bait through sparse vegetation with a Carolina rig can have you holding trophies in no time. Get your camera ready because seeing is believing!
This bait is long and lean, but can be very mean! Fish Fiona’s weightless whacky style in any open water, and lunkers will be coming up from the depths to punish her for coming in range. Lighter fluorocarbon line and a circle hook will be a deadly combination to pair up with Fiona.
Offered In five different styles and three different colors, the Smartbaits glow series offers many options for anglers that use these baits. The advantage is simple: the fish and the angler can see it better. When fishing in dark, dirty, or stained water these baits will show up in sight when other baits will be too difficult to see. They are also great for night fishing.
BIG TIP: “if your glowbait disappears in any of these low light conditions the odds are that it has landed right into the mouth of your next prized catch!”