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Which does everyone prefer and do better with?

Isnt the Lobster a Bit on the big side?

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I fish with both, I prefer the lobster for muddy water, and, no, I don 't feel the lobster is too large.

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I only use the Lobster at night. The Craw and Baby Craw get most of the work on my boat. The Baby Craw on a 1/4 oz finesse jig is a killer, plus it skips real well with heavy line.

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They're both fantastic, and have a time and place for me, but I'd have to say, the Craw has accounted for about ten times as many bass for me, than the Lobster, but I also fish it more.

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I use the Lobster exclusively & at times it's not big enough ;)

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I fish the Lobster as a trailer on Mop Jigs, the Craw on most

jigs. However, the Baby Craw is VERY effective naked!

The Baby Craw ruled at last year's Roadtrip on Pickwick.

   

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I fish the Lobster as a trailer on Mop Jigs, the Craw on most

jigs. However, the Baby Craw is VERY effective naked!The Baby Craw ruled at last year's Roadtrip on Pickwick.

Kent, doesn't it get cold fishing the Baby Craw when you're naked? ;)

(Not to mention a little scary)

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I use the Lobster most of the time, I only go down to the craw when the bite it tough or I run out of Lobsters in the color I'm catching 'em on.

The lobster is hard to beat, and I don't think it's anywhere near big enough to be 'too big'

I've caught some nice fish on a jig 'n Lobster, but I've also caught several 8 to 10 inch fish on it.  They didn't have any problem eating it.

The Ragehawg is a great jig trailer too, as is the spacemonkey.

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I like the lobster as a subtle topwater bait.   :-X

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I use the Lobster when I flip and it has worked best for me. The Craw I use as a trailer on a jig. I prefer the Lobster over the Craw.

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Kent, doesn't it get cold fishing the Baby Craw when you're naked? 

(Not to mention a little scary)

that there's funny stuff!!   ;D  ;D

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Personally, I subdivide my plastic craws into two separate categories: 'Bottom' craws & 'Glide' craws.

Bottom craws are dragged, crawled & hopped along the bottom and require no built-in action,

but must be highly buoyant to simulate the defensive posture of a crayfish.

An example of an excellent bottom craw is the Zoom Big Critter Craw (broke the 3-day record).

Glide craws on the other hand have no reason to be buoyant,

but must have built-in action for cranking & gliding.

Both the rage craw and rage lobster make superb glide claws.

If I were still living in Jersey I'd probably opt for the rage craw, but we live in Florida

and once I fished the rage lobster, I basically retired the rage craw.

But even for Florida-strain bass, I remove the first two beaded sections of the Lobster,

then rig it on a 1/4 oz Owner Type-Z Bullet Head.

Roger

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There are often different sizes for different conditions and the fish will ultimately dictate their choice in the number of bites or average size of fish caught. As several have mentioned previously, bigger is more vibration and easier to notice in stained, dirty or deeper water and just because the bait profile is large doesn't mean smaller fish won't eat it.

The Lobster gets the most playing time with me. I flip it and use it to trail 1/2 oz and up jigs. I use the Craws on smaller jigs and flip or cast them as well, especially in clear, shallow or more calm conditions  ;) Once I'm in the fish, I'll tweak the bite to see their preference on size and color  ;)

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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