Couple things recently got me thinking this way. Okay, make that four.
1. A show on some nature channel about freshwater Murray “cod” in Australia, huge bass-like river fish that get 4 feet long. One of their prey items is “yabbies,” aka crawfish. They get sorta big:
Yep, that’s a freshwater craw.
2. This pic of a recently caught 21-pound “lawbstuh,” as they say in New England:
3. The fact that the recently deceased Homer Circle said his all-time big bass bait was a big lizard.
4. Been doing some pond fishing with my kids, and always have a 12″ Power Worm tied on. There’s usually one big bass in a pond, and if he sees that worm it’s over.
In other words, basses love craws and big baits catch big fish, so why don’t we fish with big craws?
Most soft-plastic craws are 4″ or less. Yum makes one 4.5″. Berkley makes one 5″. Not aware of any bigger ones.
Would a 6″-plus bait be unflippable? Unfishable? Even – going to hard baits here – uncrankable? I think not. Not for bassers.
So who’s gonna pour a few and see what happens? Gotta feeling they’ll work.