Tour Tube

By: Big Bite Baits
Regular price $5.00


The 3.5″ Tour Tube is the Tour Flipper Tube‘s little brother. It is smaller but is made using the same extremely soft and salty formula. This 3.5″ tube also lacks the solid head of the Flipper Tube, which allows it to be rigged with a tube head jig. Try these tubes when the fish have seen everything else!


Tubes have probably caught more smallmouth bass than just about any other techniques combined!  Pair this tube with a 1/8oz to ¾oz weight, depending on the depth of water that you’re fishing and slowly pull or hop this bait along the bottom...and hold on!  Typically fished on spinning gear - a rod between 7’ and 7’6” will be perfect for this setup, and braided mainline to a fluorocarbon leader is recommended.  What makes this bait so effective is its ability to mimic a variety of forage types, from crawfish to baitfish or gobies, this bait can be made to imitate a variety of things bass like to eat.  Another effective technique for this bait is flipping.  It’s an overlooked, yet effective technique when bass become more finicky and another way to catch big bass in heavy cover.  Using a 4/0 EWG style hook and a baitcasting setup, you can flip this in and around heavy cover to trigger strikes from both largemouth and smallmouth bass.

  • Reel:  6.2:1 Spinning Rod
  • Rod:  7’ - 7’6” medium rod with fast action
  • Main Line:  10-20lb test braid
  • Leader Line: 8-12lb test fluorocarbon

This bait is a must-have when smallmouth fishing.  This bait is tried and true and catches smallmouth no matter where you live in the country.  One unique tip that you can use when fishing around clear water is to dull out the tube - this can be done by rolling the tube back and forth in your hands or simply grinding the tube along the ground or on the carpet of your boat...think about it, there aren’t too many creatures in nature that are glossy colored!  Also, don’t overlook this bait when fishing for largemouth either - this catches both species and is a great technique for finicky bass.