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Creature Baits for Bass: Flipping and Pitching vs. Structure Fishing

Few soft plastic fishing lures rival the profile and overall visual appeal of creatures baits. On top of that, their rigging versatility is expansive, from conventional flipping and pitching setups as stand-alone Texas rigs or jig trailers, to finesse setups such as drop shot and Neko rigging, to structure applications like Carolina rigging and swinging jigs. Pro bass angler Fletcher Shryock shares 2 of his favorite creature baits — one optimized for flipping/pitching applications and the other for structure fishing. He discusses what bait attributes to look for in a good flipping/pitching creature bait and a structure fishing creature bait.