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Found Some Really Cool New Yum Baits Today At Academy!

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Well, today while browsing the soft plastic isle of the local Academy, I stumbled across what I believe will be three productive new baits by Yum. The first was the new Bad Mamma. It's a really cool flipping/beaver style bait. The first thing that drew me too it was the fairly unique shape it had. The claws are a good bit larger than most other 4" beavers. None of these baits are impregnated with salt or any kind of scent, and they're all VERY oily. The lack of salt made me nervous about these beaver style baits at first, until I realized how it made the claws float up. It gives it a very good looking defensive posture in the water (or atleast the sink where I tested it :laughing:). Smother the bait in some crawfish scented Megastrike and you'd never even notice the lack of scent, and the bass will hold on much longer than they would even if it had salt. They come in an 8 pack. Here's a picture of the Bad Mamma compared to a Sweet Beaver.

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(Bad Mamma in Green Pumpkin and the Sweet Beaver in Watermelon/Green Pumpkin)

The next bait I saw was their new soft plastic jerkbait the Break'N Shad. It has a slightly smaller profile than the previous Houdini Shad (which I assume it's replacing). I was very surprised to find that this lure also laced salt. I mean we probably fish a soft jerkbait weightless 90% of the time, and what good is a weightless lure that doesn't sink? While the lack of salt is certainly a negative, a side effect of it is that it almost has the action of a floating worm. If you like to walk the dog with your fluke style baits, then this I highly recommend this lure (or at least based on what I saw in the swimming pool), but this certainly won't be replacing my Super Flukes or Caffeine Shads. It's just like any other fluke style bait when used with a light keel weighted hook, but I'm really looking forward to using it on a Carolina rig or a Scrounger head. They come in a 10 pack. Here's a pic compared to a Zoom Super Fluke.

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(Break'N Shad in pearl white and Zoom Super Fluke in bubblegum).

The final lure I saw, which I regret not buying, is the new Swurm. I don't really know how to describe this one, but I think it's comparable to a Sluggo. Their is a 4-3/4" model and a 6-1/4" model. It's rounded and has one big yellow eye painted on top, but it's completely flat on the bottom. This makes me excited about using it as a Carolina rig bait. I think the flat bottom and lack of salt would make it hover and dart off the bottom when ever it's dragged across the bottom. I also could see using weightless as a soft jerkbait, or as a large dropshot or powershot lure. I'm sure it's apparent do nothing action would be good on a scrounger head. They don't offer it online, but the solid white color I saw in the store was the one I look forward to trying the most. Both sizes come in a 7 pack. Here's a pic I found online.

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That last one looks intriguing.  Thanks for the heads up.

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They've had the pegs at the closer one to me for awhile, still waiting for them to be filled. Looks like they have some good stuff coming. 

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They've had the pegs at the closer one to me for awhile, still waiting for them to be filled. Looks like they have some good stuff coming.

They're also offering the Christie Creature and Christie Craw (one of my favorite jig trailers), but they've been available at Walmart for about a year now. The Christie Craw has little paddles on the end of each pincher that really move a lot of water. They almost look like a double tail grub when you drag them or on the fall.

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They're also offering the Christie Creature and Christie Craw (one of my favorite jig trailers), but they've been available at Walmart for about a year now. The Christie Craw has little paddles on the end of each pincher that really move a lot of water. They almost look like a double tail grub when you drag them or on the fall.

I got some Christie Craw's awhile back. They're a nice bait and do make a very good jig trailer. 

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I am looking forward to the Dinger version of the Swim Senko, it has a different profile than the GYB bait and a longer tail than the Senko and I think I read it is only going to be $3.99 a pack which sounds good especially if they are going to be buoyant. I guess the F2 scent is dead now along with the original LPT? I am a believer in the F2 so I better stock up on those spray bottles because I will be lost without my Megastrike mix.

 

Cool baits, The Houdini shad is a great Fluke and I rarely hear anyone talk about it. I thought the tail idea with the 4 options to change action was a good idea and would take off but they never caught on for some reason. I guess the SK Caffiene Shad and Zoom Flukes have that Market, same as the mighty bug which I like, but it is alway's in a clearance bin somewhere but it is a killer bait when slow rolled right above the bottom. 

 

I can't afford the GYB swim Senko's anymore, plus I have never noticed a difference between a Senko or DInger, or Stick-o etc...All Salt infused, scent infused now a days.

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I am looking forward to the Dinger version of the Swim Senko, it has a different profile than the GYB bait and a longer tail than the Senko and I think I read it is only going to be $3.99 a pack which sounds good especially if they are going to be buoyant. I guess the F2 scent is dead now along with the original LPT? I am a believer in the F2 so I better stock up on those spray bottles because I will be lost without my Megastrike mix.

Cool baits, The Houdini shad is a great Fluke and I rarely hear anyone talk about it. I thought the tail idea with the 4 options to change action was a good idea and would take off but they never caught on for some reason. I guess the SK Caffiene Shad and Zoom Flukes have that Market, same as the mighty bug which I like, but it is alway's in a clearance bin somewhere but it is a killer bait when slow rolled right above the bottom.

I can't afford the GYB swim Senko's anymore, plus I have never noticed a difference between a Senko or DInger, or Stick-o etc...All Salt infused, scent infused now a days.

I haven't seen/heard anything about the swimming dinger, but I'm curious about them now. The closest thing to a swimming senko I've ever used was a Zoom Ultravibe Speed Worm. I've got a pack of the mighty bugs and one pack of the Houdini shads left. I hope that they bring the Houdini heads back, and maybe the mighty bugs while they're at it. Lol. I'll always keep a pack of Yamamoto Senkos in Green Pumpkin in my bag but I only bring them out when I can't buy a bite. Most of the time I'm using the Big Bite Baits version. Here's a tip for saving even more money with the Big Bite's version. Buy the big 35 count "Pro Packs" Gander Mountain (Big Bite Baits makes all the Gander baits) when they're on sale, and just use them to refill the little 10 count bags when you run out. That way you save even more per bait than buying the standard size bags, and you can save room by taking only the amount that you need and not carrying around the big heavy pro packs.

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Those Christie craws are my favorite muddy water jig trailer! Glad they will be available somewhere besides walmart.

Anyone know if yum is keeping the craw papi? I really hope they haven't discontinued them!

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I haven't seen/heard anything about the swimming dinger, but I'm curious about them now. The closest thing to a swimming senko I've ever used was a Zoom Ultravibe Speed Worm. I've got a pack of the mighty bugs and one pack of the Houdini shads left. I hope that they bring the Houdini heads back, and maybe the mighty bugs while they're at it. Lol. I'll always keep a pack of Yamamoto Senkos in Green Pumpkin in my bag but I only bring them out when I can't buy a bite. Most of the time I'm using the Big Bite Baits version. Here's a tip for saving even more money with the Big Bite's version. Buy the big 35 count "Pro Packs" Gander Mountain (Big Bite Baits makes all the Gander baits) when they're on sale, and just use them to refill the little 10 count bags when you run out. That way you save even more per bait than buying the standard size bags, and you can save room by taking only the amount that you need and not carrying around the big heavy pro packs.

I read about a few new Yum worms coming out different than the 3 mentioned which makes me wonder if they will be F2 but the Thump N Dinger and Swim N dinnger are 6" slender baits that sell for 10 pack-2.99. Swim n dinger has a blocky paddle tail with more kick 4 & 5 inch, same price which is really good and bait looks awesome. They also have the Kill Shot, Warning Shot, and Sharp Shooter which is another one that I am looking forward to trying since I like the big bite Squirell tail worms on shaky rigs and these are super thin worms with a tail the shape of a spear. The drop shot worms look good as well, a lot of vibration ridges and looks like they tried to create some new style baits that take proven winners and then add a new twist. All this info is in the new BASS Fishing Magazine 1015 buyers guide which is a must read if you like to look at the newest lures and baits, reels and rods, terminal tackle, line etc..

 

Some new baits I am also interested are the new GYB keithech style swimbaits with a heart shaped tail, and Riot baits has a cool looking new beaver bait, and some of the new terminal tackle and jig heads are pretty cool as well. As for lures, the Bill Lewis Echo I think it was called is a small square bill with the same sound as the rattle trap with a unique shape that look like it will be awesome for fihing over grass here in Florida when everyone is ripping traps.

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Those Christie craws are my favorite muddy water jig trailer! Glad they will be available somewhere besides walmart.

Anyone know if yum is keeping the craw papi? I really hope they haven't discontinued them!

I sure hope they don't, I only have about 50 bags of them hanging in my garage. I'd hate to run out of them. 

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The Houdini shad is a great Fluke and I rarely hear anyone talk about it.

 

 

ghoti turned me on to this bait a couple of years ago fishing for smallmouth on the Tennessee River.

I think the Houdini Shad is a great alternative to the standard fluke.

 

 

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