I really like how versatile the Yamamoto Fat Ika is. You can Texas rig it, Carolina rig it, run it onto a shaky head and expose the hook like a big Ned rig, punch it or even rig it backwards on a wobble head. The bait can do a lot and look different while doing different things. Rigging it backwards on a wobble head is probably my favorite.
The tentacles mask the jighead well. And when dragged along the bottom, the bait’s skirt also imitates a crawfish’s tucked tail on the retreat. So you have a nice compact bait that really looks like a crawfish. Even without claws, the Fat Ika still pulls of this impersonation. After all, not all crawfish have claws as they are often torn off by a fish or during a battle with a fellow crawfish. And that’s one of those things a fish won’t likely second guess during the second or two it’s within range to see before the bite. The absence of claws also narrows the chance of a fish biting the bait without getting the business end of the hook.