Like I mentioned in my post Sunday about my latest tournament on Okeechobee, my buddy was schooling me on a bait. I was using a Norman Flat Broke crankbait and was catching fish, but he was outfishing me with a different bait. I first heard about it almost two years ago at the ICAST show in 2009. The bait in question; a Hover Trap by Langill Lures.
I admit that when I first saw the bait I didn't know how (and why) I would use it. This weekend was a perfect time to use it. Regular crankbaits and lilpless cranks were getting hung up in the rocks like you wouldn't belive. I was hanging up so much I think Russ probably thought he was fishing with a kid or someone who doesn't ever fish.
The beauty of this bait is that it is basically a lipless crankbait that will float, or hover. Once hung up, if you would just wait; most of the time it would float right back up out of the snag. I was impressed and will definitely be buying some.
Here is what Langill Lures says about the bait: