It’s tough for a plastics manufacturer to strike the right balance between softness and durability. A lot of anglers think those two traits are mutually exclusive, but that’s certainly not the case with the Punisher Punch Craw. Its super fine salt-impregnated body is very supple to the touch and underwater, I believe it helps the bass hold onto it a bit longer. They’ve been biting a little funny lately, so I’ve had a lot of bites when my rod tip is high; I’ve been totally out of position. For whatever reason, though, they seem to keep it in their mouths for an extra second or so before spitting it. This has given me plenty of time to drop my rod tip and execute a strong hookset.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by this bait’s durability, as well. It’s no problem to catch four or five bass on a single Punisher Punch Craw and given its $4.99 per pack price point, I think that’s outstanding value.