November 4, 2012

My New Favorite Drop-Shot Bait: The Berkley Twitchtail Minnow

It's getting cold here in the Northwest, but that didn't stop me from hitting the lake yesterday.  I went out with Dan from to try to catch some smallmouth, test out a few new baits and take some photos.  I had just received a pack of the new Berkley 3" Twitchtail Minnows to try out, so I threw them in the boat to go with all of my other soft plastics.  
After I had put three fish in the boat and Daniel hadn't caught one, he became pretty interested in what I was using.  I gave him one and he immediately started catching fish.  I don't know what happened, but somehow we lost the bag in my boat and we went through every single compartment looking for them. In the back of my mind, I still think Dan might have "accidentally" put the bag of baits into his tackle bag, but I have no proof.   Amazingly, we only used three of these baits for most of the day and caught quite a few smallmouth as well as two crappie. This is a testament to how durable they were. I have no doubt that if we wouldn't have "lost" the bag, we would have caught even more fish.

Comes in 15 colors. Pictured: Clear Bluegill

Compact size, tapered body and straight tail
We talked about the bait on the way home and still don't know what it is about this bait, but it seemed to catch more fish than anything else we threw.  It has a compact size, great baitfish shape and a simple tail design that adds a slight movement as you move the bait.  It's pretty hard to impress us since we are tackle junkies and try out basically anything new that comes out,  but we both left the water with a new bait that will definitely stay in our arsenal.

Dan with his new Lamiglas XP 702 S Dropshot Rod

The biggest bass of day, just under four pounds

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