Pitching a creature around isolated cover

July 22, 2021


Duncan Murfin


Duncan Murfin



It’s been a warmer winter season with large amounts of broadleaf pondweed mats around on many dams across the country. These mats retain heat and act as the perfect habitat for bass and baitfish to suspend under and one of the best ways to target them is with a slower falling Texas rigged creature bait, that falls through the softer, dying vegetation without crashing to the bottom.

Here’s what you’ll need to target these fish right now:

Rod & Reel Setup:

Okuma Serrano 7’0 Medium Heavy, 7.0:1 Baitcaster spooled with 12lb Gamma Edge Fluorocarbon.


  • Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw
  • McArthy Baits McCraw


2/0 – 4/0 Hayabusa PowerStage Wide Gap Hook

1/4oz – 5/16oz Sensation Tungsten Worm Weight