More of Shaw Grigsby's Favorite Lures
Editor's Note: Shaw Grigsby of Gainesville, Florida, a member of Strike King's Pro Fishing Team, has won a gold medal in the Great Outdoor Games, has fished in nine BASS Master Classics, and has had 40 top-10 finishes. Currently Grigsby ranks fourth in all-time money winnings of professional bass fishermen.
Question: What is another one of your favorite baits?
Grigsby: When I fish stained or dirty water, I need a bait that will make some noise and get through heavy cover. That is my flipping and pitching time. During this time, I rely on the new Strike King Bitsy Craw Tube, one of the new tube technology lures.
The Bitsy Craw Tube has a crawfish form with craw legs and kind of a crawfish head. It is just really a neat bait. This bait has a hollow body and crawfish claws. That hollow body allows you to put a rattle in it. I take these little aluminum rattles (called Mega Rattles), put them up in the Bitsy Craw Tube and then hook the hook in it.
I normally use a 4/0 High-Performance hook, 20-pound to 25-pound original Stren line and sometimes a 1/4-ounce weight in light cover. Sometimes I have to go up a little bit heavier. Now what you have is very small, compact bait. The weight in front of it keeps it small and compact. You can punch through mats of vegetation or flip and pitch in and around trees.
The Bitsy Craw Tube looks like a little crawfish. The bass go nuts for it. Too, if you get a bite, you almost always hook the fish. When I use this little bait, I get a lot of fish, and I catch a lot of big ones. When I flip and pitch, the smaller bait catches a lot more bass. That tends to help me in tournament situations.