WOUNDED BAIT SECOND
VAGABOND took notice that a fish is a predator which hunt using its sight and keen reception to sound. From recent studies, it’s been known that a bass respond very sensitively to the change in water current and the sound frequency generated underwater. And it is believed that a big bass respond very well especially to the low sound frequencies.
The unique action which enables the wounded fish effect comes from the intricately carved mouth construction. The protruding chin act as the lip, and the diving ability is approximately 1 1/2 feet. The 5 stage characteristics of the WOUNDED BAIT are:
① First, with the tip of the protruding chin, it’ll clutch the water current
② Softens the water current from ①
③ 6mm diameter hole on the lip will take hold and balance itself to the water current and by reeling, it’ll produce a stabilized wobbling action
④ Water impact to the inside of the mouth prevents and controls the diving by acting as a brake
⑤ Upper horizontal groove glides the water and allows to flow freely around the body
■Table Turn Action
The most effective action using the Wounded Bait on bass is the Table Turn Action. The way to work the Table Turn Action is by keeping the rod tip down and snap the line without tightening the line tension, it will make a big turn in same the spot turning it’s head left and right. By repeating this action the Wounded Bait will move left and right. This is not the easiest action using the Wounded Bait, however, once mastered you’ll be able to catch more bass using it as a top water plug.
By reeling in the Wounded Bait, it produces a swimming action of a minnow type plug. Because you can adjust the depth by the rod angle, you’ll be able to approach the bass in different conditions. For instance, when the bass is attentive to the surface, hold the rod up and play the water right under the surface or use it like a skipping buzz baits. By doing the jump and swim action, you can also produce an action of an unstable bait being chased. Also even under a tough condition on the surface, you’ll be able to attract the inactive bass by tipping the rod and letting the lure dive.
■Dog Walk Action
The Dog Walk Action produced by the Wounded Bait is like the pencil popper with popping sound and moves it’s head quickly. You can create this particular action by moving the tip faster in shorter intervals than when using a conventional pencil bait and by keeping the line tension. Also by holding the rod tip up and moving it in a short sharp jerk it will Dog Walk without the popping sound. It can adjust to the bass’ conditions by using it with and without the popping sound. This is one of the biggest advantage of this action.
While testing our Wounded Bait lures, we were able to catch the biggest bass with this Sliding Action combined with the Table Turn Action. How to use this action is while reeling in, lightly snap the tip. This action which combines 3 movements of sliding, sound and diving and will surely attract the meanest bass.
All the action methods described above are the most important and basic actions of a Wounded Bait. Other then the above, there are various actions and combinations that are possible. Please try different action variations depending on the bass’ conditions.
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