Neko rigging crawfish soft plastics for bass is a phenomenal way to generate bites pretty much anytime. Bass can’t resist the tantalizing action of a plastic crawfish drug across the bottom, and as Wired2fish’s Ryan DeChaine notes, rigging and fishing it is easy.
Although most creature/crawfish plastics will work, DeChaine discusses why he prefers mid-sized to smaller baits with floating craws such as the Yamamoto PsychoDad. A medium power spinning rod paired with a braided mainline and fluorocarbon leader get the nod for casting ability, sensitivity and power for handling fish around grass.
This setup requires you to fish slow, so it excels in known fish-holding areas. DeChaine walks us through how he leverages his fish finder’s side imaging and custom mapping to precisely fish productive areas.
- Yamamoto PsychoDad, Green Pumpkin Red
- VMC Ike Approved Neko Hook, Size 02
- VMC Half Moon Wacky Weight
- Megabass Orochi XX Spinning Rod, Shakyhead 7′
- Daiwa Luvias Spinning Reel, LUVIAS3000H
- Sufix 832 Braided Line Ghost, 8lb
- Sufix Invisiline Castable Fluorocarbon, 8lb
- Lund 2075 Pro-V Bass XS
- Humminbird SOLIX 15 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS (console)
- Humminbird SOLIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS (bow)
- Humminbird AhtoChart Zero Line SD Card (for custom mapping)
- Rapala Mag Spring Pliers
- Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor