Imagine you’re in really deep water, there’s a ledge with a big shallow flat on top that drops down to the deep water. Most baits would have to be thrown to the edge of that grass, right where it starts to drop off, otherwise, they would get hung up on the grass. Most people would make three or four cranks, hit the grass, then get bogged down in it. The Hybrid Hunter bait won’t make you fear the grass; in fact, it works best in this type of situation. Using the Hybrid Hunter from my kayak has been a real game changer. From catching bigger bass to even a double catch.
Fishing the Hybrid Hunter
When I’m fishing the Hybrid Hunter, I keep my rod tip up and feather the bait through the grass. I’m not jerking it through. When grass gets hung up on the hook and breaks off, I pop the bait to get the grass free. Other than that, I can almost sit and feather it through the short, thick grass underneath the surface.
I don’t think bass fishermen realize there can be a lot of fish in the grass like that. Most of the time, there’s only one or two ways to catch them in that scenario: a swim jig or a fluke. But there is a lot of fish that do not want the jig or fluke. They want something loud, just beneath the surface, making a lot of noise and being erratic. Especially in the colder months.
Hunting in the Grass
The Hybrid Hunger is flat-sided, even though it looks round. When you pop the bait, it angles from side to side and gives off a lot of flashes. The lineup of colors all gives off that flash, similar to the Red Eye Shad colors.
You don’t see that kind of flash on a lot of crankbaits, because they don’t have flat sides. When you’re hung up and working it free, its body is angling around as it floats up. I would say most of the bites come as soon as it breaks free of the grass because of that flash.
When I throw it in the grass, I barely work it through it—not jerking it, just gently tugging. When I get free of the mat, I can get down about 3 or 4 feet. I can follow the grass from where it’s high to where it gets low. That’s almost impossible with other baits. You can get to the deeper stuff, but it’s harder to fish the shallow stuff. The Hybrid Hunter makes both depths easy to work with.
Like No Other Crankbait
The Hybrid Hunter is L-Shaped Bill Shallow Diving Crankbait that features a fat-bodied, flat-sided shape with a unique, L-Shaped 90-degree bill that combines to create a hard thumping, exaggerated hunting action with an extremely loud rattle that causes fish to strike with a vengeance.
Thanks to the shape of the body, the unique lip design, and the buoyancy of the bait, it is more than a crankbait. It can work effectively in situations many anglers throw a lipless crankbait, a jerk bait, a crankbait, or a swimbait.” It is designed to be fished on heavy lines and performs best in the 1 to 5-foot of water range. Available in two sizes, the 3 and 3.5 inches. are sure to revolutionize your shallow water fishing game.
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