The soft, realistic, textured claws are ribbed on both sides and the outer edges having specially cupped pinchers that taper down to join the body. The specialized plastic, super fine salt and scent infused formula used to make the Muscle Back Finesse Craw allows the claws to float at rest for a time mimicking the defensive stance of a real crayfish. All of these exceptional features produce a craw that swims, hops and undulates in the water creating a NEW unique sonic signature and vibration that bass love! This bait comes in miscellaneous colors.
Available at: many tackle retailers nationwide or at www.xzonelures.com
The Muscle Back Finesse Craw works great when fishing for smallmouth bass. Rigged on the back of a jig or shakey head, you can fish this for smallmouth to provide a smaller presentation that your typical craw bait profiles. This bait also works well when flipped around heavy cover. Because of the smaller profile on this bait, it will come through cover well without getting hung up on your favorite Texas Rig setup. Match the weight of your jig or texas rig to the depth or amount of cover your fishing. Go up in weight and line size depending on the cover you’re fishing.
Rod: 7’-7’6 MH Fast action
Line: 12-20lbs fluorocarbon
When other anglers are using standard size craw baits, downsizing presentation on the back of a jig or texas rig is a way to trigger bites. Especially during the heat of summer after bass have already seen a variety of baits, changing your profile or presentation is a good way to get a couple more fish to bite. What makes the Muscle Back Finesse Craw so special is the kicking action on the fall due to the ribbed claws.