Here is some more fusion. The Lucky Craft Blade Cross Bait you have to check out. This thing really fuses the jerkbait, underspin, spinnerbait, and swimbait thing together. I really like how neutrally buoyant this thing feels in general. It sinks out, but any slight tension flattens the bait out and you can get a near suspend with any bow or wind in your line. Very senko-ish in feel. You can rip rip rip and then stall this thing and just be totally stoked at this jerkbait, flash, spin, stall stuff this bait produces. You can slow grind out and transition out of your jerkbait cadance, and get more swimbait style. Just slow grind it along, mindfully.
I think jerkbaits catch fish all year long, but as winter sinks in, and then again right before Spring springs….the jerkbait is king. I can see smashing fish on the Ozark lakes on this bait. Where ever you have a good reaction bait bite. Lake Mead/Havasu come to mind. I can see the herring eaters going nutty about this bait, especially those spotted bass herring eaters that love spinnerbaits and jerkbaits so much. Lanier, Clarks Hill, Murray, Keowee, Hartwell —those lakes come to mind as well suited for this bait. All clear water lakes, that is for sure. And anywhere you know fish react to jerkbaits, well shoot, I would just tie one of these on and give a try, because this thing fishes sick. There is no doubt you’ll enjoy and appreciate this bait. It almost has a glide bait feel to it, and has so many other influences, I was impressed.
This is a modern twist on jerkbait, spinnerbait and swimming baits and if you think about it, is a bit of a sister to the spy bait thing. The spy baits have the props and the whirring of their blades creates a new unique vortex. So does the Blade Cross Bait. Very unique swim signature and profile. Lucky Craft makes quality baits and this is no exception. I notice these things tend to be low in quantity and stock in Tackle Warehouse often. That is usually a good indicator.