Flipping and pitching are the most popular presentations for a Texas-rigged creature bait, KESFISHING Bomb Craw. Combine the lure with worm sinkers ranging in weight from 1/4 to 1 ounce depending on the type of cover you are targeting. When flipping weed beds, choose the 1-ounce weight for punching the lures through matted hydrilla and milfoil.
A strong offset wide gap hook ranging in size from 3/0 to 5/0 is required for piercing through the bulky body of a freak bait. Standard tackle for this power-fishing tactic includes a 7-foot pitching or 7 1/2-foot flipping stick and baitcasting reel filled with 17- to 30-pound test fluorocarbon or 50- to 65-pound braid.
The soft plastic creature is rigged similar to a plastic worm with the nose of the lure pushed snugly to the eye of the hook and the bullet weight. The hook point is driven through the bottom rear of the bait and then the skin is hooked on the top of its body. When rigged properly, the lure sits with its flappers horizontally on each side.
The versatility of a freak bait allows you to fish it in cover with a variety of presentations. If the cover is vertical such as a stump without a lot of roots, let the bait fall down alongside the stump and let it sit there. When fishing horizontal cover such as laydowns or boat docks keep your freak bait moving.