Wider Wake

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As I played with the action a bit, I found that pausing my reel intermittently would allow the bait to walk a little wider, almost like working a topwater. I could also do this by twitching the rod tip a little, but the bait actually worked better just using the little pauses of the reel to create a cadence. Upon a hard pause where I completely quit reeling, the head of the bait would swing out wide like a glide bait and kind of coast to a stop while the remainder of the body down to the tail quivered to a halt as well. It was super realistic looking when thinking back to the times I’ve watched a snake stop swimming and just settle into one spot for a few seconds.