Crème Mad Dad minnow is leading a double life. On one hand, the Mad Dad has the soft feel of a plastic lure; on the other hand it has the hard bait action of a lipless crankbait. A combination that reeks havoc on fish because of its wild vibrating action when retrieved. Similar to lipless crankbaits, the Mad Dad minnow can be fished at any depth and with a change of retrieve a number of different ways.
Although the Crème Mad Dad minnow can catch fish by just casting it out and slowly retrieving it, but an angler can catch more fish if they put their Mad Dad minnow where the fish are holding. In the early spring time fish are moving shallow and towards the bank. This is a key time for fishing a Mad Dad minnow in the red or darker color patterns around aquatic vegetation as it imitates a crawfish trying to escape from a fish. The same color pattern is also great for catching largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass searching for crawfish on the rocky banks of highland reservoirs. Another bass that love eating crawfish in the early spring is white bass, but they will also bite on shad patterns. It seem like they are always hungry.
On Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas there is no limit on white bass. You get the picture. We have lots of white bass and in the early spring they run up the river arms and major feeder creeks to spawn. They will eat anything around that swims or crawls and like to stay around areas with rocky bottoms or shoals. This time of year you can cast out a Mad Dad minnow and slowly reel it back bumping the bottom or move it faster thru schools of whites provoking a strike.
During the spring it seems like every fish swimming will eat a lure. One fish that anglers like to catch to eat is crappie. Again on Beaver Lake, anglers can catch crappie on Mad Dad minnows by fishing them around any type of wood. Shallow lay downs, brush piles, or standing timber will all have crappie. The key to catching them is simply keep the bait in contact with the wood. These crappie have a soft mouth so don’t set the hook to hard.
Once summer arrives it’s time to catch schooling bass. Mad Dad minnows (www.cremelure.com) come in 2½-inches, 3½-inches and 4½-inches. The smaller is great for catching fish that are feeding on small shad. The larger size will catch those trophy size fish that want one big meal. Catching schooling bass is as easy as casting over the schools and reeling back in. When this doesn’t work try pausing the Mad Dad minnow and let it free fall. Sometimes that’s just what it takes to get them to bite.
In the fall, it’s time to chase after the fish feeding on the flats. On Beaver Lake monster stripers will move up on the flats eating big lures like the 4½-inch Mad Dad minnow in shad patterns. These are big fish and anglers need to have the appropriate fishing rods and reels, but heavy action largemouth equipment will catch and land them.
The Creme Mad Dad minnow comes pre-rigged with the appropriate double hook for that size lure. In open water situations, anglers can change hooks to a treble or in heavy cover switch to a single hook to reduce the chances of hanging up. It is recommended that anglers use a snap when fishing with the Mad Dad Minnow to get the best action possible out of the lure. They are available in a wide selection of color patterns.
Are you looking for a lure that leads a double life? Soft enough so that when a fish strikes it they hold on, but with the vibration of a hard lure. This combination is irresistible no matter what time of year and type of fish.
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