Recently born into the Yamamoto family of gorgeous-looking baits was a not-so-attractive cousin. It doesn't possess the sleek and slender body design of the Kut Tail worm. Nor does it have the same choreographed wiggle that the Senko has. One thing this new family member does have is the pure, undeniable ability to catch huge bass.
The Kreature is the latest addition to the Yamamoto clan. Although it will not win a beauty contest, it's likely to win more than its fair share of bass tournaments. The Kreature has inherited some great Yamamoto family traits, bringing in other features from deep within the gene pool. It is made of the same high-grade, salt-laden plastic that helps make Yamamoto baits so productive. The Kreature also possesses various physical characteristics that make it an ideal big bass lure.
The Kreature could be classified as a very compact bait at a mere four inches in length. However, when you add the two long curly arms, two flippers, and a multi-strand skirt, the Kreature becomes a water-moving, hog-catching machine. The weight of this bait allows for excellent casting distance, even when rigged weightless. The specially formulated plastic permits the Kreature to descend very slowly into the homes of unsuspecting bass. It is undoubtedly one of the most multi-functional baits in the family.
The term "versatile" is used very loosely when describing a vast array of lures in the fishing industry. The Kreature is one bait that genuinely lives up to and deserves that title. It can be effectively fished Texas rigged (with or without a weight). Flippin' or pitchin' the Kreature around shoreline cover is an almost effortless way to put a limit in the boat. When the fish have moved out to deeper water, you can go after them with a Kreature on a Carolina rig. The prolonged sinking action that it has will quickly cure finicky bass of even the most severe case of "lockjaw." If it is clear, highly pressured water you are fishing, the Kreature on a drop shot rig is the ticket. Another highly effective technique that may have gone overlooked is fishing the Kreature as a surface bait in and around lily pads. Simply Texas rig the bait without a weight. Then cast back into the thickest jungle of pads you can find. Once the bait hits the water, allow it to sink a foot or two. If this does not trigger a strike, begin retrieving the Kreature in the same manner that you would like a Scum Frog. Periodically allow the bait to sink around the edges of the pads. Numerous bags of these baits have already been eaten by lunker bass while fishing this pattern.
I am sure you remember the old cliché about beauty being only skin-deep. Well, tie on a Kreature, and you will find a whole lot of love at the end of your line.
Until next time, Fish Hard and Fish Often.