-- Last Updated: Apr-12-11 4:44 PM EST --
...... I got hooked on them , both literally and figuratively !!
We used to use the 4" size but Yum discontinued the 4" (rediculous) ... why I'll never know because the 4" got more of the 20"-21" to bite . These are great for early season Smallies before the water is warmed enough for the spinner bite (spinner bite starts to come on at about 60F.+)
If you try them , stick with the "Green Pumpin" color , it gets many more bites . The 3.25" size is the largest of this Crawbug Yum has now and that's what we'll use mostly ... but have caught some big Smallies on the the littlest one when they are burning hot .
We use 1/8 and 1/4 oz. jig heads inserted into the Crawbug from the face end (just like a tube) ... these crawbugs are hollow . I set the hook weedless by raising the upper face (mouth) and stretching over the hook point .
These are great for working the cover and contours of the bottom real slow (stop and go) dropping into rock crevices , etc. . The bite is usually just one light bump , then imediately rod tip down to give a little slack (even open bail if you want) because after the bump comes the run ... set hook on the run .
We use these for Smallmouth in the peidmont and mountain sections of rivers . Largemouth (lake or river) will take these sometines also .
Used to use the tube , but not anymore !!