The Mini Kickin’ B is one of the first baits I used to offer a slightly longer trailer option without going too big. NetBait actually makes a Kickin’ B Chunk as well that is similar in size to all the other chunks from Zoom, Strike King and the like. But for certain baits, a chunk really isn’t what you want. A chunk works great on a flipping jig for instance. The claws don’t stick out far behind the skirt, keeping the bait compact and adding a nice kicking action on the fall while the larger claws slow the bait’s decent.
That’s all well and good. But for baits like a swim jig and ChatterBait, you want the claws to be a little smaller and farther back and you want them to stay in tighter, so they’re not catching a lot on whatever you’re fishing the bait through. A trailer also combines better with swim jigs and ChatterBaits if its body isn’t as wide as that of a chunk. And all of that is what you get with the Mini Kickin’ B. This bait doesn’t bulk up the body of whatever you’re fishing it on and flare out the skirt the way a chunk would, making the over all profile a lot cleaner and helping the bait slip through submerged vegetation unscathed.