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Looking for a new creature bait

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Hey guys.  I'm looking for a new plastic to kind of go hand in hand with my trusty go to senko.  I was looking at one of two creature baits and wanted to get your takes on each.

The Berkley Powerbait Beast and the GY Kreature Bait.

I just want to know pros and cons, ways you guys rig em'.  I have tried Kreature baits only once with no success and normally just rig it texas style with the appendages up, flare at the bottom with a 1/8 or 3/16oz weight depending on where I'm fishing and conditions (much like a senko in the way I present it).  I like to flap it up and down and swim it a bit more because of all the appendages and actions.

Let me know what you guys think.  I'd be throwing these baits around a lot of mats, grass, and some wood/laydowns.

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My current go to creature bait is a Ugly Otter.  I tx Rig them wt'd, and throw them just about every where I would pitch a wt'd worm. I also like to work them along a weed edge.

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Last year I used GY kreature in color 330 here on Ky lake.   I would rig them upside down with a #4 EWG hook and a 1/32 oz weight unpegged on 6 pound test Fluorocarbon line.   Just toss it against a grass line and hang on.   Had good success on it.

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BRUSH HOG!   ;D  Not only do they just flat out catch fish they are tough and can hold a hook like nobody's business and you can get multiple fish out em before they are ruined.  I have used the Kreature and it has nice action but the things are just weak...they last one fish if your lucky and don't get it hung up before you get a chance to set a hook...

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I think the brush hog is definately for bigger fish, I tried one for hours upon hours on one of my better rivers last year where senkos tear it up, but had no luck.  I may just pick up a pack of creatures, power beasts and baby brush hogs and see what works best.  I don't want a huge bait something more subtle but something I can add weight to and work all over the water column with good action.

The power beast looks like it would hold up a bit better than the kreature as far as how solid the appendages are on there.  I just have no clue how you'd rig it... through the tip, texas rigged hook going through the middle of the body?

I may try out the baby brush hog but after my experience and having next to no confidence with the original I don't know.  May start out with one of the first two and see what works better and produces more fish.  Or more importantly which I have more confidence with.

So any reviews or words about the power beast?  I figured with as popular as their craws are and their other plastics people would be chiming in on them.

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Berkley 's Sabertail Bug,

Ecogear Bug Ants ( but if you can 't find those Berkely 's Hawg is pretty close ),

Sweet Beavers my man, now if you think they are too big then Smallie Beavers do the trick,

Baby Brush Hogs.

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I use the Chompers Creature. I perfer these over the Yamamoto and I am a huge fan. They are much more durable and there is nothing like the smell of Chompers first thing in the morning (just kidding).

I usually rig these on a standup jig hear or use them as a trailer on an Eakin jig.

You should buy a pack of Chomper and a pack of Yamamotos and see which one you perfer.

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GYCB Flappin' Hog (a bit small and fragile though)

And then there is ZOOM !

The all-mighty Brush Hog, and if you want something smaller

Well the baby Brush Hog is a killer.  8-)

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JC,

   I fish a Watermellon seed Baby Brush Hog a lot and catch a ton of fish on them.  In stained water I switch to a Junebug colored one.  I tear the bottom side of the arm loop from the body on each side so that they flap around.  I texas rig them with a 3/16oz tungsten bullet weight on a 3/0 EWG hook.  I push the hook all the way thru and skin hook it on the other side.  I throw the bait out and count it down.  If the line stops, moves or I feel a tick.....I reel down and set the hook.  For the rest of the retrieve I jiggle the rod tip and then move the bait a little.  I do this all the way back to the boat.  They work great just about anywhere.....docks, lily pads, hydrilla, brush piles, beaver huts....and the list goes on and on.  Get a pack and give them a try.  I agree with Brent about ponds.  I try out many of the new lures that I buy on a pond.  Once I catch a fish on a lure I am confident that it will work for me.

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