Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Marsh Man Masson gives scores to some of the most popular.

Creature baits and craws are almost as popular among bass and even redfish anglers as trolling motors, but not every one is created equal. Slick packaging and pro-angler endorsements don’t necessarily mean a lure will attract more bites than its competitors.

Knowing that, I went to my neighborhood pool to put some of the most popular creature baits and craws to the test. I videoed each underwater, and surveyed the footage to give the lures scores based on three factors — jig action, retrieve action and value.

Some lures looked better than I expected, while others were profoundly disappointing. The test was eye-opening, and will definitely influence what I rig up during future bass and redfish trips.

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Todd Masson has covered outdoors in Louisiana for a quarter century, and is host of the Marsh Man Masson channel on YouTube.